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About MW Restaurant

Casual dining with a Hawaii Regional Cuisine flair accompanied by exquisite desserts.

1538 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Dessert

Hours of Operation:

--- Lunch ---

Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

--- Dinner ---

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 955-6505 ext. 2

Website:
http://mwrestaurant.com/

Catering:
MW Restaurant is available for catering events.
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.

Thank you for your interest.

Parking Details:
A limited number of self-park stalls are available on premise. Valet parking is also available for $5.00 exclusive of gratuity. There is metered parking located on Makaloa Street as well as a paid parking lot at the neighboring First Hawaiian Bank.

Executive Chef:
Wade Ueoka & Michelle Karr-Ueoka

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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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.

MW Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (60)
Special Occasion (55)
Fit for Foodies (47)
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Business Meals (46)
Local Ingredients (46)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Great for Lunch (37)
Casual (36)
Tasting Menu (29)
Good for Groups (25)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (18)
Authentic (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Romantic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Healthy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Seasonal (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Tapas (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Organic (5)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

BEST VALENTINES DAY DINNER EVER!! ❤️❤️❤️ We can’t say enough kudos about the incredible special menu that MW put together for this dinner! The amazing ribeye specially selected for its highest quality was pure heaven, the seafood paella was an experience in poetry of flavors.
We loved the appetizers sampler, every bite unique. The desserts were amazing, strawberry in every incarnation and a mud pie that was spectacularly created with smooth rare Japanese Whiskey!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic prefixe meal! The banana pudding dessert was incredible. Ambiance is very casual.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, but nothing special. The best thing we had was the fried okra. The appetizer was good also. The entrees were good but nothing special. Our service was a little slow.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Chef is ingenious... Food quality is very good but what makes it better is the skill of the chef sufficiently arouse your taste bud without over doing so that you can taste the authentic taste of the food.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Never disappointed, always good

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great Casual Dining place and good Customer Service. Amazing foods.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were running late, so did a courtesy call and the hostess was kind, understanding and accommodating. Once I arrived, she even addressed me with my name ☺️ Lunch special was the best! A lot of professionals dining, a who’s who in business. MW does not disappoint!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food always good! This time service was also great! Our waiter (Mac) was attentive but gave us lots of time to talk business . Most enjoyable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous combination of flavors. Very nice staff. Many options, all delicious. The tofu dish was amazing.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter Austin was great. Very informative, friendly, and helpful.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Farm to Table Cuisine
Very flavourful

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great deserts ...great appatisers... great drinks....great food.....really great hostess
She really made it extra special ...your lucky to have her...

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great everything! Except, I was facing the west windows. And even with the shades down, the sunlight is quite bright. The shades were raised after the sun went behind a building but it was still bright for about 5-10 minutes. Not sure if much can be done about that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My husband surprised me with a lunch date at MW, and this first experience was fantastic! We enjoyed the amazing variety and value of their prix fixe lunch menu, I had the lightly crusted monchong and he had the salmon. The bread with ginger scallion aioli, and appetizer trio started off our palates on their way to heaven! The main courses had such a symphony of flavors and textures, which were so original and captivating. The desserts put us on the moon, and their artistic presentation photo worthy!
Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The Prix Fixe meal is a good deal although it has gone up from $25 to $27. There were quite a few entrée selections. Too bad that they only had one dessert (banana cream dessert). Last time they also offered the strawberry shortcake which was a better dessert. Surprised that the restaurant was really empty. Last time it was packed. The toasted bread with the sauce was a nice extra thing they gave.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

First time for all four of us. Great service (go, Eric!). Food was full of surprises in a great way. Noise level a little much, but we managed to hear each other most of the time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very creative dishes and the melting of different flavors. The portions were deceptively generous. And the desserts were like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Very unique. Compliments to the pastry chef and chef!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

my son (16 y/o) and I have been ardent fans of MW Restaurant since they first opened. We're always pleasantly surprised that, rather than resting on its well-deserved laurels, they continuously strive to introduce new and exciting menu options. For example, recently, this past Sunday they had loco moco with a fusion twist. Our waiter was not only the epitome of a professionalism, but he was able to give us a description of all our menu items, including the sauces, etc. MW is our go-to restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love MW! Don’t pass up the $26 pre fixe lunch. You won’t be disappointed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A Punahou classmate was in town with her husband so we met at MW. She owns a popular organic farm in Virginia. She ordered the loco moco and was impressed with how they turned a greasy local favorite into a tasty, flavorful dish. Her husband had the prix fixe menu (mochiko crusted Monchong) and marveled at the flavors and presentation. They’re planning to return for dinner!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

2nd time in a month. Both meals with out of town business associates. They loved the mochi crusted Kampachi. Pork loin also a good bite. Not an extensive wine list but good values for good wines by the glass. Great dishes with local farm/ ocean to table dishes. MW restaurant is on my go to list for straight forward everyone will be happy and satisfied list. Oh don't forget the desserts they are delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Thank you again for a great dining experience
Will be back again

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2018

They never seem to ever disappoint with their service and creative menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My colleague said it was one of the tastiest meals he's ever had. Bold Flavours, creatively constructed, in a casual environment. We wanted to try all the dishes (especially the desserts) I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We enjoyed the Food and Service. Restaurant was quiet and comfortable. Food excellent taste, excellent appearance/presentation. Enjoyed our dining experience. I definitely will bring my Wife...

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Awesome food again! Loved the 5 course tasting menu.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

No decor, lights too bright (despite requesting them to dim them) and just ..... eh.....
Food was good. But when I pay that much I want the whole experience. Worth trying but won’t go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great meal. Dylan is a terrific barman. Love the locally sourced menu and the modern twist on traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Outstanding poke with Uni.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was delicious and the restaurant was completely full. Unfortunately, the service was so slow. Lunch took over 90 minutes. We enjoyed the food but it took so very long to get our food. That was a shame.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food here was wonderful! Fresh and creative. I have a mushroom allergy and cannot eat raw fish. A little difficult on an island! They were accommodating and made me an incredible meal. Table spacing was great for a couple or a group. The restaurant is difficult to find. Once you get to the address provided you need to go to the backside of the building to find the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a nice time celebrating a birthday with the special menu just for that person. Everything was excellent---service, food, etc. We did not have to hurry so had a leisurely lunch.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was well prepared and very tasty. Service was excellent. Tasting menu does not have to be had by all members of the table (bonus!) cocktails were unique and inventive and tasty.

Menu was limited. There are few items to select from (although you can ala cart the tasting menu). Didn’t leave hungry but over all felt like mediocre ambiance mixed with a limited, pretty good menu wasnt worth the overall price.

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 (東京)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved the food!! Great waiter! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very polite and friendly staff. Dining room & kitchen areas are very clean. Our waitress Alyssa was very cordial, informative and such a pleasant person. The Fried Chicken was our favorite appetizer. Their desserts are awesome and delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome prix fixe

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food and menu selections was outstanding. Once we were seated we were given menus and water. Finally after 20+ minutes I asked the waiter for the table next to us who our server was and he agreed to check. Finally someone came to take our order. We had made eye contact with several servers while we were waiting but all seemed to avoid us. I hate to think what would happen if we had not said anything. After our order was taken our service was fine - but nothing outstanding. After the meal I was clearing the lint from the white napkin off of my black pants when the hostess said - you should have asked for a black napkin. I really feel my server or hostess should have noticed when I was seated. Every other upscale restaurant I have been to with cloth napkins have taken their own initiative in presenting black napkins. How would I have known they had them available. With a little more polish this would have been 5 stars all the way

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

great food at value price. Good service. Tasty food.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was too salty but dessert was divine

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Me and my girlfriend had a great time. We both had the 3 course meal which was awesome. We be back soon. I have to try that rack of lamb I saw.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves. Love the food and presentation!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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