MW Restaurant

4.7
2151 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

NEW LOCATION!

Effective September 15, 2021, all of MW Restaurant's Staff will be fully vaccinated.
For your safety as well as our staff's, we are requiring all guests over the age of 16 to present a valid ID and COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a negative test result within 48 hours of dining.
Contact tracing forms, temperature checks, identification and COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards/test results will be checked before all guests are seated. Please inform all guests in your party of our policy.

Casual dining with a Hawaii Regional Cuisine flair accompanied by exquisite desserts. We are now located in the Velocity Honolulu building, across the street from the Blaisdell Center.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2151 people are saying
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JackieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t decide on what to order so we chose the pre-fixe menu. Everything was delicious, especially the mochi crusted kona kampachi and the beef tenderloin! Dishes were paced nicely and the meal was just enough to leave us satisfied and not overly stuffed. Will definitely come back at the next chance!

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AmyF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tasting menu, wonderful staff and a beautiful city view.

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neenabecker930
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect place. Service was outstanding. They were able to accommodate our vegan diet. We didn't feel like we missed out at all.

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DanKaslow
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I own a local food company, DA KINE HAWAIIAN, and I tried the menu last night at the bar with my GF. Best drinks and flavors, bartender was perfect. Best food and quality service that I have experienced in 30 years on the island, and elsewhere. WE WILL BE BACK 110%.

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Fritalicious
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tried out MW for the first time with my cousin who was in town. We shared the crab cake, short rib wonton for starters. The crab cake was very light and full of crab (no fillers) and the short rib wonton was phenomenal (my favorite of the whole meal). We ordered the butterfish and seafood paella as entrees to share. We also ordered 2 desserts (MW chocolate bar and lemon meringue). We had a lovely time, stayed there about 3 hrs, and service was impeccable! While the taste was spot on, we were somewhat disappointed by the small portion sizes of the entree and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday

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KaylinW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was slow but friendly. Food was good. Staff was thoughtful and welcoming. A must stop in Waikiki for drinks and dessert.

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ArthurF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place everything was amazing! Loved the fish and the braised beef

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SarahK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You must get one of their signature, delicious cocktails (loved the Georgia O'Keeffe) and one of their fish entrees (loved the Mochi Crusted Kona Kampachi & the Dinner Teishoku AKA butterfish). And the best part about the meal..... the dessert! Go ahead and order 2 of the brulees. You won't regret it. I'm still dreaming about that dessert.

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MarkM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for dinner & drinks, despite the odd location and valet parking requirement. MW's bar and cocktails are world-class and the cuisine is outstanding. Nothing here missed a beat or felt out of step. 10/10, can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Birthday’s Celebration

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vipHungry
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keri was a GREAT server! We really appreciated her attentiveness to our dining needs. She also gave great suggestions on food and drinks. And Jen made the tastiest cocktails! First time dining there since they moved from their previous location. Will definitely return!

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viprgbeall1365
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the tasting menu

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Camamma
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was attentive and good was very good. We split 2 tasting menus for 4 of us with extra starter and dessert and was perfect

Noise level was a bit high especially given Covid masks, but we had a very enjoyable evening.

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RebeccaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for a fancy dinner with creative food & drink combinations!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in Honolulu for our anniversary and looking for a restaurant that served Upscale Hawaiian in new ways. MW far exceeded out wildest dreams. We chose to do the tasting menu and there was not a single miss throughout the evening. We plan on going back on our next trip to try the other dishes but it’ll be difficult knowing we will be passing up those we already know we love.

Our only criticism is that the lighting was a bit bright for dinner service.

Note: If you are taking an Uber be sure to use the 888 Kapiolani address or you’ll end up at their old location.

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DaleS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary celebration was perfect thanks to everyone. From the valet to the hostess to our pleasant server and support, the service was excellent. The food and special drinks are actually better than before. And the desserts were just as wonderful as they always were. And the new location is very nice as well.

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vipfreedomfighter808
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MW is now located in the Velocity building. The restaurant itself has much more ambiance than the old location, including a dropped ceiling in one part of the restaurant. The food continues to be excellent and the service is impeccable. Even throughout COVID, the staff implants all COVID protocols, and they even give you a plastic cover to hold your mask. The lunchtime pre fixe menu is a great deal with delectable choices. MW continues to be a hit in their new location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best dining experience on Oahu. Thank you Chefs M and W.

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vipJonE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Vaccine card required so you know they take safety seriously. Will revisit often.

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vipKevinSusan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in Waikiki for a week and this was the best meal that we had.
The sauce with the WonTon appetizer was incredible, I licked the plate. My Wife enjoyed the flavor of the Oysters. My steak was cooked perfectly with a great sauce and my wife's Paella had great ingredients that she enjoyed. Our only regret at this restaurant was not trying their tasting menu. Next time for sure!
The only thing off was the very strange location upstairs in a car dealership, we hope that this place gets the attention it deserves so that it can flourish and get into a better setting.

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DeniseH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that MW has reopened! This spot is beautiful and the food and desserts delicious!!

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GoodFood
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Covid measures. Kampachi and seafood pasta was wonderful. As was the chocolate cake and banana cream.

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vipHirky
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Innovative and delicious.

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MeghaB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the tasting menu and it was delicious. Each dish was incredibly well thought up and beautifully presented. It was a gorgeous meal and we would do it again in a heartbeat.

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vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
293 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their Baked New Zealand Oyster "Rockefeller" using abalone, clam, spinach and mushroom, is to die for. The pretzel bun used for the lobster rolls was overwhelming the flavor of the lobster. Mrs. Cheng's Tofu went very well with the somen and soy yuzu kosho vinaigrette. Hubby said their pan roasted Bristol Bay scallops were as good as when he had them last time. With families with little children surrounding us, it was a bit too energetic to enjoy conversation, but the service was great. Would definitely recommend. They also have a great mixologist.

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SeattleFoodie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Spectacular cocktails. It’s a gem of a spot. Each offering is so well thought out, unique, and balanced. Went for my wife’s 40th birthday and could not have been more pleased!

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TessD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebrated our wedding anniversary 8/18. Couldn’t get a dinner reservation so opted for lunch. Service was superb! Excellent food except the steak arrived well done. I asked for medium-well (specifically asked pink no blood) although it was still good, it was too well done. It wasn’t pink, it was very brown. Everything else was deelish, specially their desserts! They gave us a gift (one of the best cookies I’ve ever had). Will definitely return, hopefully for dinner.

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SergheiC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Food was fantastic. Very welcoming and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE the food at MW.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food along with the service was amazing! Our server Alyssa was so friendly and personable. Service with a genuine smile. Now to the amazing food. We opted for the tasting menu without the wine pairing. They started us with an amuse bouche of tomato gazpacho. Yum! Then five little bites of appetizers were delicious. They are famous for their mochi crusted Kampachi and for good reason. It was fantastic. Lobster and scallops followed by the beef tenderloin I'm truffle sauce were equally impressive. It's rare that this happens to me but I walk away thinking about the amazing desserts. The take on "creme brulee" was life changing. I highly recommend visiting MW if your in Hawaii and want to enjoy a high end dinner.

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vipRocky
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to this location to MW...Amazing location. We had the Menu tasting which was a 5 course. Every dish was delicious, especially the Wagyu beef. We sat at the bar which was a great place to watch our fantastic bartender make a special Lemon drop Lychee martini. Service was fantastic and food exceptional. Will definitely go back as soon as I can book another date since they are booked far in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!!

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CarlaB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to rush to arrive in time for our flight from the airport/hotel and arrived frazzled. The staff took very good care of us and got us to relax.

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AlyssaB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thought that bar seating would still be a table in the bar area, but our party of four was sat lengthwise at the bar which made conversing difficult. Would have been better to be placed around the corner, but such is life. That is the only possible complaint I could muster about this place. The food was brilliant, the cocktails were a work of art and the wait staff and bartender were warm, kind, and full of fantastic suggestions for what to try. Special accolades for the mochi crusted kampachi and the strawberries and cream dessert, both were knock your socks off perfect. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience in Honolulu-service was absolutely top notch and the food was phenomenal. Be aware this is a high-end restaurant so expect the pricing to match that.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MW restaurant was incredible!! We lost track of time and we’re late to our reservation but they still accommodated us! Service was excellent, cocktails were fabulous and food was out of this world!!

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vipIrisA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MW for a set lunch Menu is a delicious steal! The ambiance is lovely with a funky meander through fancy cars before finding the cleverly logo'ed MW on the second floor. Covid precautions are being taken and our temperatures and Contact tracing was taken. Each diner can choose their courses--I've gone to other spots that are not as free with tasting menus, so we got to try more by sharing. Altogether we got to try the Salad and Ahi Nachos, Seafood Pasta and Kampachi Somen, Their Signature Chocolate Cake and Banana Cream Pie Dessert. Loved that they had Mocktails, as both my friend and I aren't heavy drinkers... the Blue Afternoon was lovely. If I lived in Hawaii, I would want to lunch here often!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious, and the restaurant was clean, elegant and intimate .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Located within a dealership with high end vehicles. Cocktails were fun and creative. Service was top notch. Overall very nice experience.

FAQs

MW Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 955-6505 ext. 2.

MW Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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