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MW Restaurant, Honolulu, HI

MW Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2441 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Check out our website to place your place your order: https://mwrestaurant.com/


NEW LOCATION!

Effective September 15, 2021, all of MW Restaurant's Staff will be fully vaccinated.

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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Booked 27 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 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. 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.

  • 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,441 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Oahu

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    awesome dinner

  2. j

    jkat

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Afternoon Tea at an elevated level. MW never disappoints!

  3. c

    cityslicker

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    These two "M" and "W" are super stars! We have been multiple times and the food and service are always excellent! The entire crew works hard for a great experience!

  4. g

    gtkyl72

    Hawaii

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my second visit to MW at Velocity; this time without my fellow world food traveler who is in Korea on business. It’s been almost a year since my last visit and I wanted to see what changes were wrought to the menu. The old location was a favorite and my initial experience (in 2021) at the new place was mixed. Wow, totally revamped … I like when restaurants change their menus regularly because that gives diners an opportunity to revisit and try new dishes. I brought along a long-time business associate as I had tickets to Lea Salonga at the Concert Hall. We started with a bottle of 2018 O’Shaughnessey Oakville Chardonnay. Buttery, with intense fruit (melon, mango) and honey; a great start! We ordered the Unagi Butterfish Arancini, little balls bursting with flavor, sitting on nori tsukudani, and the Foie Gras Shortrib Won Ton with kabayaki sauce. Wow, crispy triangles of not your typical pi filled with a mixture of meat and foie gras. It came with some very good kimchi. Our entrees were the Miso Honey Glazed Butterfish and the Seafood Bouillabaise. Each were works of art, visually and taste-wise. My bouillabaisse was very good but the broth was just a touch too subtle for my palate. We ended our meal by sharing a Mud Pie and a large press of Will a hemisphere of two types of ice cream coated with a chocolate. What did I (we) think? This was a much better experience than a year ago; I think any restaurant needs time to fine tune their menus and service. And, it doesn’t hurt to view eye candy automobiles before and after too! Highly recommended!

  5. ES

    ElSh

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Took the 5 course with

  6. CB

    ChristopherB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience5

    Really bad experience. It took 45 minutes for the appetizer to arrive - taro chips with avocado. My short rib was 100% fat, they switched it out for me and the second one was also very fatty and not tender at all. The server was apologetic but didn’t take anything off the bill. Overall a really poor experience and for the price, I would not recommend to anyone.

  7. BD

    BenD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tasting menu didn’t disappoint, rather it thrilled! From the first to the last bite, everything was amazing.

  8. PC

    PacCruze

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious meal celebrating my wife's birthday. Would have enjoyed their tasting menu, but both of us would have to ordered it, which would have been more food than we could eat as seniors.

  9. CD

    CarolynD

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Exquisite meal off the beaten path. Had the Mochi crusted tofu, tenderloin, short rib wontons, ahi poke - simply lovely!

  10. AB

    AlanaB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic! From start to finish. We really enjoyed the wine selection.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall very good, but very cold! Could do with adjusting the air con!

  12. W

    Waverider

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Best butterfish dish I have ever had!!!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    Good food but served too quickly and light was intense

  14. PD

    PDRAL

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. In our mind Honolulu’s best restaurant.

  15. TW

    TWong

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I have never been disappointed by the food and service. Excellent place for a date or special occasion. My mom always likes to go there. Maybe the only improvement would be to make it a bit cozier.

  16. RF

    RockyF

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tyler was fantastic. Every time we come back home, we make sure to spend one night here ... and last night did not disappoint! Thanks MW team for another wonderful evening.

  17. LC

    LuluC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A bit difficult to locate but within Velosity car dealership. Sat in table by bar and hostess area. Quiet but had to walk in to see whole setting of restaurant. The appetizers surprisingly large for our group of 4. Asian slaw was refreshing starter and ahi tuna nachos so fresh. Entree was lamb, butterfish, seafood entree, and crusted fish with soba noodles. All good potion sizes and well seasoned. The side dish is potato made with kimchee was unique. Creme brûlée so unique and a must order. Highly recommended and thank you for the evening out.

  18. M

    Mare

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, our waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable! Great experience overall. Would come back and recommend. Getting to it may be a little confusing since it is inside a car dealership building.

  19. ML

    MicheleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    MW's menu provided several unique and creative dishes, full of wonderful flavors. Their wine selection was also quite good.

  20. SK

    ShaunK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Came for my birthday recently and they were kind from the start. The food took a little long to arrive, but it was well worth it. The roasted duck and pork hash quesadilla is a must get. The coffee ice cream in the mud pie was probably the best Iʻve ever had, well balanced and strongly flavored. Canʻt wait to come back and try some other items.

  21. AT

    AlanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Surrounded by new Bentleys, Jaguars, Maseratis, et.al., it was fitting that a meal at MW be a high riding adventure. Located atop a high rise luxury auto mall, the food and service was more than a match to the new Bentley on display next door. The mochi crusted Kona kampachi was outstanding and the truffle braised shortribs were superb! Highly recommended!!!

  22. L

    Libby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Reservation was under Libby not Shannon, just as an aside. Our waiter John was terrific. Knew when to be there and when to leave us alone. Other supporting servers were also pleasant and capable. Food was wonderful. The birthday acknowledgments were nicely done. It’s a lovely space. The night we were there, conversation across a two person table was challenging as a result of general noise level. But altogether a great evening.

  23. JG

    JonG

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Two of our party wanted the five course set with wine pairings, and one wanted to order off the menu. We were advised that all members of the group need to order the five course set. While all the food was excellent, we felt too constrained in what we could order. Except for this anomaly, we would rate MW higher.

  24. MC

    MilesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and wonderful service. More signage for finding the place would be very helpful. They provide good instructions online when you reserve but no one pays attention to those. Would so go back in a flash!

  25. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my son's and myself first time for dinner during our vacation. Our local friend suggested your restaurant and also joined us for dinner. Our server John was great and explained all the meals to us. He also asked the koychen to make a minor adjustment to one of the meals due to food allergy reasons.

  26. JO

    JohnO

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal of my trip. Excellent cocktails to start and then the food was super delicious. Nice space too with a good view.

  27. T

    Tman

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Amazing food and very attentive service despite being who’re busy. The location is a bit strange - the restaurant is in a car dealership - but that does add to the charm. The food was extremely tasty, well presented and the portion size was quite good. All in all it works out to an excellent meal for a very good price. A wonderful experience. Tyler the server was very effective.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. 🥰

  29. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food ! Wish they were open in a different location .

  30. T

    Tokyobound

    Hawaii

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter is graduating soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unfortunately we sat next to a table with a patron who was very loud. Fortunately, this patron left shortly after we started Eating. I was disappointed that I had to pay $6 for Valet service when I was able to self park. Overall, food was fabulous and consistently delicious. Tyler was amazing too he was very attentive to our needs and friendly.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Overall good, but noticed that the wait staff (not main server) made us box up our own leftovers. Which was hard to do. The other tables got theirs boxed up by the servers.

  33. MS

    MujSteve

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience3

    Wonderful for mother- daughter or girlfriends to get together. Food was excellent!

  34. JO

    JenniferO

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had their Afternoon Tea: a prix-fixe menu of sweet and savory bites, plus iced or hot tea. They also had mimosas and other add-ons for an additional cost. This was the perfect way to ease into post-pandemic dining. The food was outstanding (especially the Reuben) and the service was excellent, as always. Thank you for another fine meal!

  35. W

    Wahinepaddler

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and attention from Geo. We had the tasting menu and everything was deliciously prepared and displayed on our plates. The dessert was to die for, we wanted to lick the bowl. Hard to believe that a first class restaurant as this is in a car dealership but they pulled off a great atmosphere and great food.

  36. D

    Diane

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my husband’s birthday.

  37. LT

    LizT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    We found the food to be very good. The cocktails were delicious. The service was okay. After being seated, we waited some time before a waiter came to our table to introduce himself. However, it was just to say he would be with us shortly. That took a few minutes. I suppose he was over whelmed with customers. As I said we found the food tasty. However, the portions of the entre were very small for the price they charge. The starters were also good. But again for the cost it was not a good value. If you don't mind paying a lot for a little then I would say MW is worth a try. The kitchen does good food.

  38. l

    lisam

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Japanese fusion restaurant on Aloha! Can’t wait to go again when we visit Oahu. The staff was attentive and offered great tips! The food was presented beautifully and the quality and taste were as good as food can get! Congratulations, Great chefs!!

  39. SS

    ShondelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best meal and service we have had in a long time. We had the five course tasting menu with the wine pairing. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to be spoiled.

  40. SS

    SandyS

    Hong Kong

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1. Kampachi was excellent, but the veggies need to be milder, especially Kimchee is too strong flavor 2. Caesar salad didn’t have much anchovies, garlic nor any cheese flavor, just vinegary. Should have shaved parmesan too 3. The complementary pallet dish, Kabocha was too strong with the curry flavor. Just the kabocha would’ve been nice 4. Banana cream pie was excellent

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 4.6 stars by 2441 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 27 times today
Google Map for MW Restaurant

888 Kapiolani Boulevard Commercial Unit #201 Honolulu, HI 96813

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kapiolani Blvd. and Ward Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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. 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.

  • 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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