MW Restaurant

4.7
2191 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 2191 people are saying
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vipHotsauceHank
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I had in Honolulu. Food and service is top notch. First class and comparable to top restaurants in major cities.

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JeffM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Starters were delicious. Short ribs and mochi crusted kampachi were awesome. Desserts were fantastic. Definitely a repeat.

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PaulaN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Great to see MW rebound from a horrendous year that has devastated the restaurant industry. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, presentation and price! Had only 1 hour lunch break and they were able to serve a full Pre-fixe meal with dessert and cocktail in the short time frame. mahalo to the chef and our server Jennifer!

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Ellie
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was perfect and delicious- wait help courteous and knowledgeable about menu love that place!!

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Dennis
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I don't like restaurants that only have valet parking. Ambiance is sterile and view is terrible. The food is good but overall not my cup of tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the desserts especially to die for. We sat at the bar and had great service. We're young, so we've had nice restaurants disregard us in terms of service. But not MW!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Everyone was excellent and friendly. Food delicious. Definitely a must do if you're in Honolulu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Also realized I celebrated my birthday at MW 5 years ago. It was a nice meal.

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Budd
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've several times and as always a great place to eat, drink, and visit with friends. My only problem all the food was good except the pork chop which I ordered. It was pretty tough. Everyone's food was great.

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Maluhia
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

MW used to be my go-to restaurant for a nice lunch, but I was quite disappointed on my recent visit. The seafood bisque tasted burnt. The salad was good. I ordered a (mushroom) risotto dish for the first time, so maybe it's supposed to be starchy, but I didn't like it, and I thought it was rather bland. My husband's steak (for a supplemental $12) was good. I didn't complain, as no one asked how the food was. The service, however, was good as usual.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers, entrees, and deserts were brilliantly executed, very tasteful, and wholly memorable,

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mushihnl
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ate mostly at lunch at old place. Will try downstairs next. Our server was very professional and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal meal, sampling several unique and we'll crafted cocktails, perfect bit appetizers and scrumptious fish entrees.

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vipMarkB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really really hard to find this restaurant. Terrible signage and the “get directions” function worked poorly. Eventually found our way in after asking people all through the neighborhood. But staff was nice and food memorable once we got there.

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Nicky
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as well. New location shares space with a high end car dealership and we were Sat at the entrance, right by the bar, so everyone walked past out table, but it was much quieter than sitting in the main dining room in my opinion, so we were able to hear each other.

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vipSugargeek16
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were going to get the butterfish, but the waiter recommended the paella. Big mistake. It was precooked. The serving size was for one. It came out in a small cast iron skillet. It had scallops, shrimp, lobster claw meat, chicken, sausage, and small clams. Shrimp was over cooked and hard. The rice was soaked in the broth. Paella should have crispy rice crust at the bottom. No such thing. For the $49, I would rather pay more to get authentic paella than this rendition they served. I looked at another diner eating it and his facial expression screamed anything but delicious.

Table service was not good. To make room on our table, we had to stack plates. Took about 15minutes for them to be cleared.

Didn't want to order dessert based on the quality of the meal. We got cookies to go though.

Overall impression was average. Nothing tempting us to come back soon. Meal was cheaper than the original Alan Wong location, but the experience was not the same. The staff didn't seem attentive like I mentioned. At Alan's you almost felt like you were the only diner there even though it was busy. Almost felt like part of the family at Alan's. He has big shoes to fill.

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JudyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food, drinks & service were great, but space lacks atmosphere.

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JeanelleP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was a great server, attentive and kind
Food on point!
Drinks excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. Very creative food. Beautiful environment and view.

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DaveS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Definitely will visit again on next trip.

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vipKeiko
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wade and Michelle always serve excellent tasty dishes. We always have a wonderful meal!

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JordanR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and drinks. Good menu offerings.

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vipKuma
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The ambiance was 3 stars only because of where the restaurant is located but it doesn’t affect the dining experience.

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saki
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

1] Excellent service
2] Food was very tasty
3] Menu could include more meat items
4] Air Conditioning fan speed should be lowered. Sitting by the Ward St. windows was very drafty and cold

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Bandit
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MW is one of my favorite go to restaurants. Great food and service!

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vipPK88
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our luncheon was excellent. Jennifer took amazing care of our group and we were very appreciative of the high level of service and attention that she afforded us. Will definitely consider returning to MW again!

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vipgr8dines
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last week was the very first time I’ve been to MW and this was only my second time, but this restaurant has become one of my favorite restaurants among the many I’ve gone to here in Hawaii, throughout the US as well as around the world! Thank you MW for your exquisite food and your staff’s attentiveness to their customers!

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Drew808
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is delicious.
Ambiance leaves a bit to be desired.

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96817w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and Excellent service. The poke nachos were outstanding!

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vipSnowflake
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The amuse bouch had too much sauce on it so you only tasted the salt. Over powered the delicate egg custard.

My butterfish entree was overwhelmed by too much spicy ness. The explanation did not say spicy & I can handle spicy but anyone that is sensitive to spicy food, would not like it. I thought the spicy sauce & seasoning overpowered the butterfish.

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vipDRM221
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is perfect. Brilliant combinations

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BonnieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, the staffs are super nice and wish us happy anniversary and the service was outstanding, food is good as usually!

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vipValB
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing!! the ambiance, the food and the staff was fabulous

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vipFoodie
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious but the timing in between courses were quite lengthy. Felt that because we were already in for the prix fixe menu that we were almost forgotten about.

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vipgr8dines
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my very first time at MW and the restaurant and food were par excellence! Everything I experienced at your restaurant was beyond amazing; from your (of course) delightfully divine dishes to your wait staff. I’ve already mentioned your restaurant to several people after dining there yesterday! I was even impressed with your attention to the environment and was also impressed with your biodegradable straw! 🥰

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DouglasJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were so happy that they had the Valet parking for MW at lunch time!! The table was great and the service was excellent. We had on person who couldn't get the Opakapaka as they were out. The Crab Pasta was a pretty HEAVY substitution. Not much discernible Crab in it other than the flavor.

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 2191 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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