MW Restaurant

4.7
1475 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Casual dining with a Hawaii Regional Cuisine flair accompanied by exquisite desserts.
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RC
Memphis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing omakase! Superb service and great ambiance.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate our son’s birthday and had a fabulous experience. Exquisite food, top notch service and a beautiful restaurant made this visit great.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was lovely! I went to treat my friend for her birthday and MW printed a special menu for her with her name on it. The waiter was very attentive and funny! The food was amazing (we went for the 3-course meal). And they even gave her a little gift at the end of the night.

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AH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely birthday celebration! MW knows how to do it right! The 5 course tasting menu was fantastic! It started with a sampling of 5 bite sized appetizers from the menu (chef’s choice), all of them excellent but especially loved the Wagyu beef slider! This was followed by a Mochi crusted kampachi then scallops. The main entree was a luscious red wine braised short rib that was fork tender over truffled mashed potatoes...sooo good. The final course was a gourmet dessert of lilikoi sorbet and custard layered with tapioca and tropical fruit and bruleed on the top. But it didn’t stop there. While we enjoyed our dessert they brought out a plate with a sampling of their MW candy bars (?)...needless to say we boxed those and took them home. Before leaving they came with a brown gift bag with a mini-loaf of banana bread a a bag of cookies as a birthday gift to me and gave each of us their signature cookie to take home. Wow! I’d definitely celebrate there again!

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant! A nice selection of drinks and very good food. I definitely recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had our anniversary as lunch at MW. It was a great experience. The staff and the restaurant manager Micheal, were very friendly and went out of their way to make our meal special. We had the mocha crusted monchong and the butter shrimp...both were excellent and reasonably priced. We left very satisfied and will definitely visit again.

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PH
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Very nice dining space that we can see the kitchen all the time. I chose prix fixe menu but asked to exchange the appetizer to one of the specials of the day, "Alaskan king crab and Kona abalone". This was the only thing that I dissappointed, the special menu was too salty for me.

One more thing, it looked prix fixe menu was just summations of each dishes. I recommend to choose favorite dish one by one from a la carte menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely- very inspired dishes and great service.

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HF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Reasonable 3 course tasting menu!

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D
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was great. We had been there before for lunch enjoying the food very much and wanted to try dinner - we were not disappointed. Our reservation was fairly early (6:30) and the place was empty, but within an hour the place was packed as expected for a Friday night. The reservation was made to celebrate a birthday and the staff acknowledged the birthday when we arrived. As the restaurant filled, we could see the staff was very busy, but attended to our needs very well. Since we told them we were celebrating a birthday, we expected a slice of cake or some gesture similar, but received none. We were not too disappointed though as we were very full from our meal. Later that evening while at home, I got a telephone call from our server apologizing for omitting to serve us a slice of birthday cake and promised us a piece of cake when we returned again. He was sincerely apologetic and was told we recognized how busy they were at the time and did not really have any more room for cake anyway. I felt sorry for him, but admired the action he took in calling to apologize.
We will return again someday as the food is great. And would be happy to have the same server again too. Despite the demands on him, he did a fine job that night.

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L
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been here a few times and thought it would be nice to take my family here for my husband’s birthday. Everything was outstanding! I requested that my husband have his old fashion ready upon arriving and that they did! I also requested for a personalized menu and it was there too! The food was very delicious from the appetizers to the dinner and the desserts! Service was excellent as well!! Thanks MW Restaurant, we will be back!

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HG
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent experience at this restaurant. The food is consistently great and flavorful. Love the presentation values too. Wait staff and bus boys were cordial and pro-active.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Wonderful service, very attentive. Adding desserts to the price fix menu was a good idea.

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HB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was friendly and the service was great. Also, we enjoyed the food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I would return for another special occasion. Limited parking, but I was able to find parking near the entrance.

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KO
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to dine at this establishment. Dinner was excellent, Service was awesome with our server Eric.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was very good - well prepared - great plate appearance - taste was on point
Unfortunately service was subpar - from the start to finish
5:30 reservation - checked in at host desk with no smiles - no eye contact - took 10 minutes to get seated (there were only 4 tables seated in the one room restaurant! Hostess "marched" us to the table - no smiles - very haughty attitude - waited another 10 minutes for water (now there were 5 tables seated) - another 10 for the server (the service staff outnumbered the guests @ this time!) to acknowledge us - 20 minutes for the bottle of wine to be served - a couple of perfunctory check backs - waited 15 minutes to flag down server to pay bill - very underwhelmed. Server was informed & amiable but was more involved with his 2 large tables - we did not see much of him
My take - noticed a lot of staff standing around visiting with the obvious regular clientele - felt like an outsider - very awkward from start to finish - $400 for 3 people - not even close to being worth the price.

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y
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

MW is one of our favorite restaurants. The meal is to die for and the service is extremely good.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MW was amazing for every turn.

We went for our NYE dinner for our honeymoon and the experience was perfect. It was a set menu but we got to taste 6 different appetizers to start out and we could not have been more thankful to try so many different things at once.

Waitstaff was knowledgeable, friendly and truly passionate as they enjoyed working there. Had a good convo with our server who told us how much he enjoyed working for the wife and husband head chefs.

Recommended!!!!!!!

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Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year’s dinner with family and friends. Prix fixe four course meal — excellent balance of flavors and beautiful presentation. Butterfish with mushrooms, Kumamoto oysters with caviar, Wagyu beef done two ways — wow! One vegetarian was skillfully accommodated. We were placed in the quiet private room with a few other parties. Usually like to be in the main restaurant to see everything going on but this worked out fine. And—two desserts each! What could be better?

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R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I don’t think the air conditioning was working. It was hot and was a little uncomfortable.

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CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was outstanding! Our meals were perfect as well as our cocktails. Absolutely love coming here. Everything was in perfect harmony. I can't describe it. Truly a gem. Thank you for the exceptional service and delectable cuisine. I will be back.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Great food.

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GI
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent and the portions were perfect for my friend and me. We shared the Adobo Braised Pork Belly Bao Buns and the Kalua Pig Tacos. She had the steamed opah which she said was cooked perfectly and had a very flavorful broth. I had the beef a foie gras which was rich and delicious. We were too full for dessert but they packaged up brownies and cookies for us to go as we were there for my friends birthday. Our waiter Daren was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, super attentive and provided excellent service. Top that off with attentive support staff who made sure our plates were cleared promptly and our water was never low and it was a great experience.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

カジュアルな感じですが、料理は美味しかったです。まだ、観光客は少なく、年末でしたから、地元の方がワイワイ楽しそうに食事していました。コースではなく、アラカルトで注文しました。魚も肉も、地元食材を使って、創作された料理は、日本人の口に合うものでした。

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g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall just the perfect place to lunch with friends... excellent food, excellent service, great cocktails and wonderful ambience.

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n
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

A rather average building and decor in a strip mall. Service was excellent, some food items were excellent but honestly for the price $450 for six people, including two kids, extremely overpriced. would not recommend.

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l
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service though all main courses did not come at once.

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MV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food quality was extremely poor. I have ordered butterfish and scallops. The butter fish has a great flavor but was undercooked, but the opposite was for the scallops. All of the food was over salted. For that price, I expected to receive a high quality dishes. I and my family were extremely disappointed.

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m
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MW was amazing as always! Their lunchtime prixe fix is a great option to try a selection of their menu. The best desserts!

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OP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Ordered 5 course. For $150 it was way too little. Food was good but not enough of it. I went home hungry and would have ordered more food if I knew the plates were going to be larger then they were.

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g
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Execellent unique dishes

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was amazing! We went for our anniversary and they had Happy 7th Anniversary on the menu when we sat down. The service was fast and the food was delicious. They even gave us free dessert for our anniversary which was a plus!

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KT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed when I go there to eat! Everything was delicious! The Pre Fixe menu listed everything I was going to order, great deal!

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d
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

MW was superb and I would definitely go back if I go back to Oahu. The service was excellent and the food was innovative and tasty. The only thing I would change is the white lightbulbs - if they were yellow, the light would not be as harsh and the ambiance would be greatly improved. Other than that, they made us feel very comfortable, gave great recommendations and helped us have a perfect night.

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EC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome and delicious food! Vegan dish outstanding!

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were very happy with our cocktails and food. The service was a bit neglected. The waiter made his apologies for them being short staffed. But the lasting first impression: great food and cocktails. Neglected when it came to service

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GL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food & service but finding the restaurant & parking were a problem.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food server was friendly but no one came to check if we needed refills on our beverages.

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly staff; food was great. Overall a good experience.

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SR
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is FANTASTIC and the service always great. What a special place we always go to when in town!

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