MW Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Casual dining with a Hawaii Regional Cuisine flair accompanied by exquisite desserts.
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Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.3
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good tasting food, professional service, and beautifully presented.

k
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good, waiters attended on us like upscale staff. The waiter we had sounded very scripted though, didn't seem authentic.

G
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - the food is delicious and interesting(different combinations - very well done). The service is great and very welcoming. Try it!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Attentive service, great menu, great execution.

PF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Here for an anniversary dinner. MW provides excellent food at fair prices. You wouldn’t think so from the outside. Pretty nondescript exterior. We started out with fried chicken, pressed and prepared like pressed Chinese duck. Tasty and crispy. We also had Unagi and butterfish arancini bills which were rich and crisply fried. The butterfish roulade was generous with overtones of truffle oil on a perfectly prepared portion. Dried scallops were perfectly grilled with tender meat and a crisp sealed top, served over a buttery orzo risotto. Their desserts included a lilikoi créme brûlée, banana bread pudding and a special chocolate dobash cake and chocolate bar complimentary for the anniversary. Overall, highly recommended.

T
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service. Do not judge it by the building.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiffany our waitress was wonderful, friendly engaging. Food was amazing!

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative, wonderfully presented and delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and very attentive. We went for a birthday and it was a wonderful time

w
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A foodie friend recommended MW restaurant. Definitely did not disappoint! Service was great and friendly. The food was incredible. I had a full course that included an Oyster Amuse Bouche, Mochi Crusted Kamachi, Seafood Chowder and a deconstructed Banana Cream Pie. The fish was AMAZING...crispy and crunchy mocha crust on the outside and yummy, flaky fish on the inside. My brother had the Seafood Paella which he totally devoured. It was my birthday so I got a beautifully decorated piece of decadent chocolate cake -- it had different textues and a great chocolate but not overly sweet flavor. Cant wait to come back and try other things on the menu! The venue itself is clean and airy and it also feels comfortable and non-intimidating. I would definitely recommend MW to everyone I know!

MD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here our first night in Honolulu and was truly impressed with all the flavors we experienced with our meal and the incredible wait staff -

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

もう少し遅い希望の時間が予約できたら良かった。

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was surprisingly good. My vegan friend raved at her crusted tofu dish; whereas, I thoroughly enjoyed my butterfish dish, I would return again.

RC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Prix Fixe meal is a great value

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The waiter seemed annoyed at even telling us about the menu. The ambiance was odd - like in an all white hospital cafeteria. The food was average.

l
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible inventive menu that not only had a great selection of appetizers and main courses but also a large dessert selection that was incredibly original that greatly impressed me which is hard to do as a former pastry chef.

H
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and services. But no kids menus.Fair prices.

JG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for a late lunch, which we were seated right away. Although the place was full of people the noise level was reasonable. I would have liked some quite background music, but since it was my first time there and lunch, I would hope dinner time would be accompanied by music.
Our waiter was polite and made suggestion on wine and on the different fish dishes on the menu.
My husband started with a Cesar salad while I had the crab cakes. May I say the cake cakes were served with a hot and spicy relish that was a bit overwhelming so I didn’t get to fully enjoy the crab flavor.
For our main course my husband had the miso Honey glazed butterfish which he fully enjoyed it. I was recommended by our waiter to try the signature Mochi crusted monchong-sickle pomfret/ fish dish. It was fabulously delicious with a crunchy crust with cold somen noodles. Both fish dishes were a do over!
For desert they were out of two of the choices so my husband opted for coffee only while I tried the strawberry “shave ice”. It was ok-different but had no strawberries even though in the description said strawberries twice and I saw some on another tables desert.
I wished there had been something with chocolate but wasn’t any for lunch anyways.
We would return again to MW but maybe for dinner so we could try some other choices then lunch had.

RP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little hard to hear soft spoken guest, but great food and everyone enjoyed their meal!

KM
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at MW. The food is so creative and consistent. The service is always excellent as well. We're glad that MW has many gluten-free options, too.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sophisticated atmosphere and dishes.
Ahi poke and fish in the main were great. If I point out one thing, miso used in egg plant was too sweet. Less sweet miso would be better.
Thanks for your hospitality.

OT
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful hawaiian fusion...love the butterfish and shaved ice!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

If there are time restrictions with reservation it should be shared way in advance or a courtesy call made.

Details of time restrictions should not be made upon arrival as this ruins the overall dining experience.

If I had known time limitation, I would have picked another dining venue given the nature of my occasion.

Having the clock ticking did not lead to a pleasurable dining experience.

s
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time! The food was extremely good and creatively presented. The service was great too. Will definitely come back!

AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service started off bad then got better.

j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and the service was great! Definitely going there again next trip

c
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved everything about this place! The food is fresh, innovative, thoughtful! Drinks and dessert the same. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable, and the timing of dishes was spot on! A very memorable meal! We will definitely be back.

D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food went beyond our expectations!! Highly recommended.

S
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We've been to MW many times before. They had a special holiday menu. Food took super long to come out. The Paella was kind of catsup-y. The short ribs were tender and tasty. The fried okra with the black pepper sauce was not good. Tasted like salty, corn starch syrup with lots of black pepper. The foie gras was not worth the $22 price for a single small piece. The caesar salad also unremarkable. Loved the lilikoi dessert! Crab cakes were good, but sauce tasted like it came from a bottle.

PA
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to restaurant in Honolulu. Fabulous food and service, always great, never disappointed. Great bartenders as well. I requested a drink they used to make but was off-menu. They didnt have all the same ingredients but said they would try to come close. NAILED IT!!! Pleasurable to the max.

j
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Tastes like food court quality and flavors.

G
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Daren provided awesome service! He was attentive yet not over-bearing. Made sure we had everything needed. I would definitely ask for him again. The food was PERFECT as always!

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best resturants in Honolulu

PC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Jamie was excellent. The noise level when we arrived was a bit loud but that is expected it was prime lunchtime. By the time we received our entree's most of the people had finished and the noise had subsided. Our waiter Jamie did not rush us and his timing was perfect.

S
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed the food and service, especially the accommodations that our server, Eric, made. I scored the restaurant’s ambiance in the middle range because on all of our past visits, I personally have felt that the “vacant” wall can use some artwork or decor. We have a good number of really good artists, and that wall can surely use their talent to be showcased.

G
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The steamed onaga was good, rib eye steak cooked to precision however prefer au jus versus heavy cream sauce over the steak. The dining room is small with little dining privacy unless sitting in the booth table. We liked to return to try other entrees and decide if we like chef's recommendations.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! The food was worth the dollars spent! Service was excellent!

JB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Parking at lunch time is tough...

H
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locally sourced ingredients.
Great service provided by Dion.

j
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dione (spelling)? Was such a delightful gentleman. He explained everything in detail!! We really enjoyed ourselves and will come back!!

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in my life. Every single aspect of it was superb. I have dined there a few times before, and I can say that the excellence is consistent from visit to visit.
Order anything on the menu. We had : Ahi poke, ahi poke nachos, pork bao buns, fried chicken, persimmon salad special, scallops special, short ribs, eggplant and okra. My favorite dessert was the strawberry shave ice. Sitting on a concoction of haupia and mochi. Dining at MW is a sublime experience I highly recommend it.

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