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MW Restaurant, Honolulu, HI

MW Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3072 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Check out our website to place your place your order: https://mwrestaurant.com/


NEW LOCATION!

Located on 2nd Floor in Velocity Honolulu Building. Use "Velocity Honolulu" or enter in "888 Kapiolani Blvd" as destination location for Uber or Lyft. DO NOT enter MW Restaurant in Uber or Lyft, because we have been having issues with guests being dropped at our old location. Entrance to the restaurant and valet parking is from Kapiolani Blvd making a right turn up the ramp. Parking on the ground level in the MW Valet only stall is prohibited and subject to be towed away at the owner expense.

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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 955-6505 ext. 2
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Wade Ueoka & Michelle Karr-Ueoka
  • Catering
    MW Restaurant is available for catering events. <br />Please visit our website at, www.mwrestaurant.com and click on the 'Private Dining and Catering' tab to fill out our event form. Our catering manager will be in touch with more information and our available menus.<br /><br />Thank you for your interest.
  • Private party facilities
    MW Restaurant offers a casual, simplistic dining atmosphere, conveniently located near Ala Moana Shopping Center between Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu. The restaurant features Hawaii Regional Cuisine, accompanied by exquisite desserts and a diverse wine, spirits and beverage list.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (808) 955-6505
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Cross street
    Kapiolani Blvd. and Ward Ave.
  • Parking details
    A limited number of self-park stalls are available on premise.
  • Public transit
    Located on 2nd Floor in Velocity Honolulu Building. Use "Velocity Honolulu" or enter in "888 Kapiolani Blvd" as destination location for Uber or Lyft. DO NOT enter MW Restaurant in Uber or Lyft, because we have been having issues with guests being dropped at our old location. Drop off and entrance to the restaurant and valet parking is from Kapiolani Blvd make a right at the Mercedes Benz sign and go straight down to the end of the lane and then turn up the ramp. Parking on the ground level in the MW Valet only stall is prohibited and subject to be towed away at the owner expense.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Innovative

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Oahu

    Innovative

  • Oahu

    Good for special occasions

3,072 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this restaurant, pretty easy to get to the 2nd level. We were greeted by the hostess, sat at the bar and had a drink. I expected a bigger restaurant area but it was just right. It was pretty full but not noisy at all. We are folks that like to try different places and we are not fancy at all, we call ourselves down to earth. We like when our servers are doing there job but enjoy it. I didn't get our servers name ( hard of hearing) but she was Asian small skinny girl. We new what we wanted to order, and she took care of it right away. Meal came and it was delicious. Keep up the great work, food was great along with service.

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  2. veron

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Me and my husband went here while we were in Oahu. The food is delicious, everything we ate was SO good. The drinks even better. The staff is very friendly. It’s a bit pricey but worth every penny.

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  3. lrjpsp

    Palm Springs

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    An excellent meal - We selected Wagyu sliders, Kumamoto oysters, miso-glazed butterfish, and banana cream pie and can recommend all!

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  4. irdoc

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Salty foods! Less sodium will be healthier and tasty. Otherwise, really good and interesting dishes.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and really friendly service. Server was busy so there were long periods with out check backs.

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  6. PeterB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had the tasting menu. They made an accommodation and gave her butterfish instead of the tenderloin because she is a pescatarian. Most courses were excellent. Highlights included the poke nachos, scallops, and the butterfish. Also the lemon brûlée desert was superb. Personally, I found the steak to be a little overdone (at least a full medium well versus med-rare) and underseasoned. The location of the restaurant is unique, integrated along with an automotive dealership. Fun to look at the cars while waiting for the table. We would come back for the butter fish and brûlée.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely exceptional. Pork Hash Dumplings in Bacon-Truffle Dashi. Mochi Crusted Kanpachi. Opakapaka with Lobster-Corn Sauce.

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  8. BobH

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in Kailua Kona, saw this in the Honolulu Star food guide and flew over to Honolulu to enjoy dinner out with my wife. Our waiter Tyler, was great and made our date night out memorable!

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  9. LisaO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious & beautiful food, relaxing and welcoming environment. We had such a nice evening

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  10. KayM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals were exquisite. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.

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  11. Dlovesgoodfood

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service! Being a foodie, I really appreciate excellent ingredients and preparation. The service was also first rate. I highly recommend this restaurant

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  12. JaniceA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Move restroom sign closer to exit door of restaurant..easier to see instead of all the way at the end

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food beyond great! Very accommodating and lots of options for gluten free. Our favorite was the mochi crusted fish! Delicious. Parking/valet was a bit confusing for a first timer

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely outstanding! Chef Wade and Chef Michelle have curated such a lovely menu highlighting seasonal farm to table ingredients! My boyfriend and I truly enjoyed everything from their cocktails to appetizers, entrees and desserts! We definitely recommend this place to everyone interested in trying Hawaii regional cuisine and just enjoying amazing food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mochi crusted Kampachi was one of the best dishes I’ve had.

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  16. alohagourmet

    Hawaii

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, as always. I had a very fresh and delicious Farmers Salad, so good I forgot to photo for you, you'll just have to get one. My pal had the beet salad and raved also. We both had fish, she said "best Miso Butterfish maybe ever" and I had the kanpachi. Mine was perfectly cooked, moist in center and crispy on edges served wiyh a trio of pickled veggies, perfectly complimented the fish. We vow to return much more often, but on a weeknight, Friday was super crowded and noisy, but delish anytime!

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  17. RonnieG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb! Worth the price👍🏼 From cocktails to starters to mains to desserts. Experience the comforting flavors in every sip to every bite. Compliments to the chef and staff!! Will be back again.

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  18. JonE

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my top 3 restaurants in Honolulu. A very special place for an occasion but not too stuffy and over the top for an everyday lunch or dinner. The very detailed and attentive staff is obviously influenced by the exceptional owners Wade and Michelle who are always vigilantly improving and improvising their offerings, not relying on past successes. That being said, I do sadly miss their best-in-world Portuguese bean soup.

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  19. Buzz

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle and Wade never disappoint. Everything was delicious.

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  20. JunF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food experience. The five course tasting menu is a must to get to try a sampling of the whole menu. I also appreciated the flexibility to change one of the wines in the wine pairing I did not care for. The staff was amazing and attentive! I will definitely recommend and come back!

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  21. JanineL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING was SO delicious! All the appetizers, soup, salads & the 6 different entrees we ordered were all perfectly cooked & seasoned! We had no complaints about the food or service- all of it was the best we have had & we have been to a lot of the higher end restaurants! We will definitely be back!

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  22. Stephan

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an exceptional place to dine. It’s my go to restaurant when seeking high quality food and service.

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  23. Bill

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar service with excellent food. Do NOT skip dessert! Oh my god don’t! I had two different ones and they were both incredible.

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  24. AngelaL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    food was not as good as expected, service is ok. For the price it definitely not worth it

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  25. K1234

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aspires to greatness but falls slightly short of the mark. A really elegant and modern classic decor and great service make this a go to place for a business meal in HNL. The food and menu aspire to be outstanding, and a few dishes hit the mark (ahi nachos, mochi crusted kampachi were really well done), but the truffle braised shortrib and the scallops were just average. The tasting menu is a pretty generous meal, and the wine pairing at 40$ is a bargain. Overall, a solid 4+ stars, but the flavor of the dishes is just not as good as the presentation.

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  26. LCDGA

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thus place is super difficult to find and the food is ok

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  27. RobinL

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a great place for a very nice dinner ... the food was just great!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner - food was quite delicious - the signature dishes are outstanding - do not miss the mochi crusted tofu or fish. Cocktails and drinks are wonderful - and the service is attentive & gracious. Our group of 7 had a wonderful dinner.

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  29. Foodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was superb. A little pricey. At the end, worth it.

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  30. KalaniS

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner. The service was attentive and timely, but never too much or pushy. Very friendly and pleasant across the board. The food was fantastic. Flavors were amazing, the only item that wasn’t a standout for me was my starter, the pork hash dumplings. They were tasty, but just not quite amazing like everything else I had. The seafood paella was outstanding and contained the best scallop I have ever had. And of course the desserts were out of this world.

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  31. Eugene

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was phenomenal. The service was great too. The parking situation was really weird. Ended up parking across the street at Jack In The Box because one of the parking lot attendants suggestion doing that. Was a bit strange; car was not towed and safe though. The restaurant lighting was a bit too bright for a fine dining establishment for dinner service. The location inside of a dealership was interesting to day the least; might be worth mentioning this versus just mentioning that it's in the Velocity Honolulu building.

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  32. RKCJR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Not bad portions. Price is a little high but service is outstanding!

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  33. Jayne

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cathy, Emily and team were exceptionally accommodating. Food and alcoholic beverages were AWESOME 🥰

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  34. GoodPeopleGoodFood

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic and attentive staff. Unique food catering to many diets. My mom and I went to MW on Thursday night, and the food was so good we came back Friday night! I cannot speak highly enough of the staff, food, and restaurant overall. MW is my favorite restaurant.

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  35. BobT

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. Wait service is attentive and friendly while remaining unobtrusive allowing for leisurely dining. Food is delicious, old favorites and new specials alike.

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  36. 808T

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent as usual. Had an out of town guest who experienced MW for the first time and he too enjoyed the experience.

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  37. MattK

    Seattle

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The five course tasting with pairings is a great way for someone to learn what MW is about. I’ve been several times, and the tasting was a huge improvement over having to choose what to eat!

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  38. MarthaN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food and service. Restaurant needs to be renovated. Not great ambiance.

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  39. JimL

    Minneapolis

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New shrimp appetizer was excellent. Mains of hamachi and tenderloin were delicious. Very classy ambience. Tyler was one of the best we’ve had anywhere.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter (Gio) was attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. He was always there when we needed and he knew just the right amount of info to provide to make us feel well acquainted without feeling smothered or rushed. Food was superb, everyone within earshot, clearly enjoyed their time. The only thing I wouldn’t get again were the truffle bacon dumplings, the meat was a bit too firm and the wrapper was too thick and seemed like it was undercooked making it slightly hard. Miso butterfish was a generous portion and the vegetables provided a nice offset to the saltiness of the fish. The truffle braised short ribs were exceptional. Melted like butter, add the foie gras, and it was pure perfection! Complimentary chocolate cake for our 25th anniversary was so appreciated and delicious, not overpowering in any way. The Mont Blanc mud pie was pure heaven! A perfect way to end our evening with a cup of Guatemalan decaf coffee.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

MW Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for MW Restaurant

888 Kapiolani Boulevard, Commercial Unit #201, Honolulu, HI 96813

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kapiolani Blvd. and Ward Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    A limited number of self-park stalls are available on premise.
  • Public transit
    Located on 2nd Floor in Velocity Honolulu Building. Use "Velocity Honolulu" or enter in "888 Kapiolani Blvd" as destination location for Uber or Lyft. DO NOT enter MW Restaurant in Uber or Lyft, because we have been having issues with guests being dropped at our old location. Drop off and entrance to the restaurant and valet parking is from Kapiolani Blvd make a right at the Mercedes Benz sign and go straight down to the end of the lane and then turn up the ramp. Parking on the ground level in the MW Valet only stall is prohibited and subject to be towed away at the owner expense.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Wade Ueoka & Michelle Karr-Ueoka
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 955-6505 ext. 2
  • Catering
    MW Restaurant is available for catering events. <br />Please visit our website at, www.mwrestaurant.com and click on the 'Private Dining and Catering' tab to fill out our event form. Our catering manager will be in touch with more information and our available menus.<br /><br />Thank you for your interest.
  • Private party facilities
    MW Restaurant offers a casual, simplistic dining atmosphere, conveniently located near Ala Moana Shopping Center between Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu. The restaurant features Hawaii Regional Cuisine, accompanied by exquisite desserts and a diverse wine, spirits and beverage list.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (808) 955-6505
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