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MW Restaurant, Honolulu, HI

MW Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2577 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

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

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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

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at MW Restaurant

    $59.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Unwind and enjoy Afternoon Tea at MW Restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of Velocity Honolulu. Featured every 4th Sunday of the month. A spin off of Afternoon Tea, MW Restaurant features seven savory and seven sweet items along with fresh scones and homemade curd. You can add on supplemental items that change every month along with the menu. Every month, the menu is different, and we try to feature what is in season for the month or items that our staff comes up with. It is all about collaboration. Due to an increase of cancellations and no shows Afternoon Tea is only available with Pre-purchased tickets. Tickets are non refundable and have no cash value if not redeemed.

What 2,577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

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  1. AM

    AlanM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Definitely will return again!
  2. C

    Carolyn

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and great food at MW. Enjoyed the MW Tea event with the savory and sweet bites. Wished we could have tried other teas only was only allowed to choose 1. Highly recommend.
  3. GO

    GwennO

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was tasty but over priced. Finding it was not easy as there were no obvious signs on the building.
  4. D

    Disappointed

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Wow, really disappointed with our dinner, the food was not good at all. The best part was the tiramisu dessert but we had to get through the rest of the dinner first. the butternut soup was delicious; the Caesar salad was not good, dressing was not not flavorful and over powered with the crispy Japanese anchovies which was way too fishy, lettuce was crispy. The spare ribs were not good, would rate a 3 out of 5. The surf and turf was barely edible, a nice tender melt in the mouth tenderloin without any salt or pepper to flavor swimming in some sort of soupy rice with carrots an peas. Literally in a soupy sauce in which the 4 pieces of lobster where placed, maybe 3-4 ounces. Cost $65. Even our martinis were not good, perhaps our fault as we forgot to ask for dry martinis, however the martinis were half vermouth and half vodka, not good. It will be a while till we return, too bad as is a great option for dinner before shows at the Blaisdell. We had great service, no problem there.
  5. KJ

    KJTBone

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Perfect primer to get ready to see a Broadway in Hawaii show across the street. Great drinks and appetizers. Kampachi was a little dry. Desserts were fantastic.
  6. TC

    TC721

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I guess I expected better because my friend keeps telling me it’s the best restaurant so I should try. So I did. It was very confusing getting to the restaurant, even though I did read their memo about the parking and I even Google mapped the location. The restaurant was beautiful, service was great, my food was great, but my boyfriend didn’t really enjoyed his food. It was very loud in the restaurant (May be the noise echoes?). We got cookies with the check, which was excellent.
  7. KT

    KTHL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Entrees were salty and the only saving grace was the mochi crusted fish and the desserts. The dishes used Korean ingredients incorrectly which ruined the flavor for the sides as well. I’ll be back for the desserts but we couldn’t finish the entrees.
  8. A

    laurelA

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Will be back!!!!!!!!!!
  9. KS

    KennS

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive but not obtrusive service. Restaurant air conditioning was cold for me. Signage directing to valet could be better.
  10. VM

    ValerieM

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I selected this restaurant because of the proximity to the Blaisdell Concert Hall as we were going to see the Jersey Boys performance. I made resies for 5:45pm which would allow us to get to a show which started at 8 pm. Thinking this would give us ample time to enjoy cocktails, dinner and dessert. When it appeared that our food was taking much longer than usual, we notified our waiter that we had to get to the show on time. We finally got our food but, the dessert that came with it had to be packed up in a to-go box because we didn’t have time to eat it. To make matters worse, the theatre management doesn’t allow “outside food”. We had to discard our uneaten desserts. Our waiter Tyler tried to make amends by giving us each a pre-wrapped cookie, but that had to be tossed as well as it wouldn’t fit into our evening bags. For the food, I would like to say it was definitely 5 stars, but the slow service caused a lot of tension and worry if we were going to get to our seats on time. Management should anticipate that on Broadway nights, they should hire extra staff or ensure that the patron get their full meal served in ample time. I don’t think it should take 2 hours to dine at this restaurant. It’s not a fine dining restaurant!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Osaka

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    日本人にはやや量が多めですが、味はso good.あ、店が分かりづらい。uberの地図だと移転前に連れてかれて大変でした。
  12. TM

    TerryM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Wine selection for Chardonnay by the glass not good. One choice. No liquor to make an old fashioned. Bar lacking in choices. Dinner fabulous!
  13. FN

    FoodNLoveEqualsLife

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good but could be better. Sometimes our cocktail drinks were empty before the food arrived at our table. The menu could be updated to reflect more seasonal ingredients instead of the same ones from the spring time. Overall MW is a safe bet for dinner but lacks enthusiasm in the food and drinks.
  14. H

    Happyeater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We come here for my wife's birthday every year. It is never a disappointment. The menu is fantastic. This year I had the Seafood gumbo. The desserts are also amazing. The service was great and we always appreciate the little birthday surprise at the end of the meal. We will be back next year.
  15. F

    Fury

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Ok food. Service great! Noisy, no atmosphere, and crowded.
  16. J

    Jangie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Lumpia starters had an unusual combination of rice and fish. Salad could have had more dressing. Main meals had an unusual mix of side items which didn't go well with our main dishes - the kambachi and butterfish meals. Portions were rather small for the price also. Alcoholic beverages were nice and tasty
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was excellent
  18. DM

    DianaM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Location is in dealership that sells high-end cars. Small restaurant. I was really looking forward to this restaurant. It was our last dinner while in Hawaii. We had just come from Vegas and Beverly Hills so our expectations were high. First off, their Ube Coconut Colada tasted nothing like Ube or Coconut. Tasted more like a citrus drink. Next was the Kanpachi Lumpia. It's nothing like a lumpia. They should have called it a Musubii wrapped in a lumpia wrapper. Did not enjoy. Too much rice that was a bit mushy. Next was the short rib with the foie gras. The sauce was too sweet and the foie gras was too hard to pull easily apart. I had to use my knife and fork to do so. So disappointed I couldn't bring myself to finish it. The smashed truffled potatoes were more mashed than smashed. You'd expect some bits of potatoes if smashed but these were almost puréed. Only saving grace was their signature dish Mochi Crusted Hawaiian Kanpachi. I decided to skip dessert as I didn't want to pay for another disappointment.
  19. BY

    BrittY

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only reason for 4 stars is the restaurant is pretty difficult to find… better signage would go a long way! The food was so delicious and creative!
  20. S

    Superfly

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Love the food. A bit noisy. Hard to hear the conversation.
  21. L

    Lily

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best 15 year anniversary with the tasting menu at MW. It was truly an amazing culinary journey with giant portions and a myriad of textures and flavors. I cannot put to words how magnificently they prepared every ingredient into a perfect symphony of courses. I am so happy to have had the uni lobster pasta dish as it was spectacular to the last drop. I can't wait to have another celebration here.
  22. k

    kushi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    以前と比べて、お店の場所だけでなくサービスレベルも相当下がっていて超残念だった。 まず、車のディーラーのオマケみたいな場所にあること、入口も裏口みたいだし、エレベーターも動かないので非常階段で上がる。 何よりも、サービスが最悪。子供がいるのに大人用のスターターを持ってきたり、ワインの知識も何も知らないし、お皿の交換もないし、ナイフやフォーク、スプーンを忘れるし、お酒を一度も注ぎにこないしと、料理が美味しいだけに非常に残念。多分もう行かないと思う。
  23. HK

    HideakiK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    日本語を話せる従業員の方がいて助かりました お手も親切にしていただきました。
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is second to none! From the appetizers all the way to the dessert, the food was exceptional. Best food we ate in Honolulu, hands down! The service was also fabulous!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was great but didn’t care for the dessert.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    とても素晴らしいお料理でした。スタッフの接待も良く又行きたいお店のひとつです。
  27. j

    jacob

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great service, with excellent presentation timing. Food, course to course, was ivery well done, perfect temperature. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Must try MW!
  29. JS

    JeromeS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My suggestion is to have single use place mats. Nothing fancy. Just so you don't have to put your eating utensils directly on the table. I'm kinda surprised Michele and wade allowed this after putting so much effort in preparing a superb meal.
  30. SK

    SharkeyK

    Hawaii

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Truffle fries were excellent. Mochi crusted kampachi was delicious as long as you ate it with the noodles because for me, the crusting was a little too salty but the noodles made it perfect. The kona coffee ice cream cake was really delicious. The seafood bisque was a bit salty for me but my friend who tasted loved it because he likes salty food. The only problem which the restaurant has no control over is when one of the diners arrived heavily cloaked in perfume. Thankfully we were seated a table away but the perfume scent lingered in the air so you couldn't enjoy the aroma of the food.
  31. CO

    CindyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. The pre set menu was such a value. Everything we ate was delicious. Just had to wait for our table a bit. Would keep coming to MW.
  32. DM

    DunnM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The miso butterfish was outstanding...the wagyu beef sliders were out of this world...the poke nachos were great...the crab cakes were outstanding..the lychee moscow mule was super...and the desserts- just plain great.
  33. EM

    EliasM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Everything was fine and the staff very polite and willing to serve customer !
  34. I

    Interesting

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creatively presented food. Some items (seafood gumbo) and potato leek soup amuse-bouche a little on salty side. Fish items and appetizers beautifully done.
  35. E

    Esther

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and staff. Never had such a perfectly medium rare tenderloin. Not even at HI’s. every detail of the plate made the dinning experience so amazing
  36. CG

    ConnieG

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious crab cakes and kampache. The desserts … mango shave ice and banana cream pie were amazing. Wonderful service … our waiter was outstanding. Minor annoyances … every fork I was given (appetizer, salad, main, dessert) had bent tones AND a very loud diner was a little too near by. However, we will return!
  37. F

    Foodie

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    It’s really good the food!
  38. l

    lcyo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A different kid of "tea." Not the usual bone china with dainty sandwiches, fresh fruit and clotted cream served on a tiered tray. Little bites of savory and sweet items served on white porcelain. Yummy! Better than cucumber sandwiches, for sure! Beautiful and tiny cream puffs, eclairs, cakes, lemon meringue tarts. It has to be a lot of work to create such delicious miniature treats! The savory items are also wonderful -- tiny meatball, ceviche, chicken on a crispy wonton square...among others. Sometimes my friends and I say, let's have a tea at home -- but noway could we make so many beautiful and tasty delights!
  39. PH

    PattiH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Afternoon tea was disappointing. Service was substandard. Waiter only came to our table to serve our food. Food was ok. Apple yuzu tea tasted like it had alcohol and after effects like it had alcohol in it. They served it from the bar, so ??? Waiter did not even offer us hot tea. He brought all of us “iced tea” but left so quickly after delivering it, we didn’t have a chance to complain. The “afternoon tea experience” was totally lacking & disappointing.
  40. KE

    KaimukiEats

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MW's afternoon tea was superb. It featured 7 savory and 7 sweet snacks, all bite-sized. Each morsel was creatively prepared and tasted as good as they appeared. Favorites include a large scone with yuzu-flavored spread, eggplant crostini, peach panna cotta, coconut puff, matcha eclair. We were offered a variety of hot or cold teas.

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 2577 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
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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