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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Hawaii

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Hawaii? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of J-Shop restaurant
4.9 (15)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
We are BYOB, please bring your favorite liquor.
It is small hidden Izakaya started by J-Shop.
A Japanese fresh food store run by a company that directly imports fresh fish, wagyu beef, vegetable and fruits from Japan by several flights every week.
Since it is BYOB, please don't forget bring your favorite liquor!
Please enjoy the freshest Japanese foods at a hidden Izakaya.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 28, 2024
Wonderful food and exceptional service. This was our second time visiting and my family and I love it here. We will be back again!
A photo of Amaterasu restaurant
4.9 (21)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
I apologize Our store will be closed for a while due to new relocation thank you
Top review
Dined on Apr 18, 2024
I only had I issue and it is a minor one. If it's your first the there, you probably won't be able to find the entrance. Other than that, great food. The sushi chef was talented and had great communication.
A photo of MW Restaurant restaurant
4.8 (3130)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Check out our website to place your place your order: https://mwrestaurant.com/


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.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
- my reservation requests were considered and given - our server, Tyler, was very nice, helpful and very accommodating - the place is really friendly - the food was very delicious as recommended by Tyler
A photo of Fukurou restaurant
4.8 (91)
$50 and over
Japanese Speciality
About the restaurant
*Please see below for details**当店のレストランについて詳しくは下記をご覧ください*

At Fukurou, you will enjoy an Omakase-style experience featuring a unique blend of local Hawaiian cuisine, Japanese Kaiseki, and a delicate touch of Mexican flare. Located inside of Buho Cocina y Cantina, we are tucked away incorporating a speak-easy aspect to our omakase.
Hours of operation: Tuesday - Friday
Seating Times (2 seatings per night): 5:30pm and 7:45pm
Price: $90 for a 12 course omakase (per person)
We validate parking for Waikiki Shopping Plaza lot. Please email fukurou@westmancorp.com for any questions.
*Reservations may be cancelled up to 2 days in advance. Within 48 hours of the reservation a cancellation fee will incur of $65 per person. *

当店はカラカウア通り沿いのワイキキショッピングプラザにあるメキシカンレストラン、Buho Cocina y Cantina内にございます。
営業時間:火曜日ー金曜日 5:30pm〜、7:45pm〜 (完全予約2部制)
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It's the surprise meal. Definitely will revisit next time in Honolulu
A photo of Hoku's restaurant
4.7 (2155)
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
About the restaurant
Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and for its famous Sunday Brunch Buffet, Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its tantalizing menu featuring global Hawaiian cuisine, — all sourced fresh, sustainable and of the highest quality — serve as the foundation for our menus, a mixture of tradition and ingenuity uniquely adapted for the cosmopolitan guest’s palate. Elegant and refined, yet comfortable and relaxed. Trained in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, Chef Jonathan Mizukami blends French-influenced cuisine with fresh local flavors.
*Please inform us of any food allergies or special dietary needs at least 72 hrs in advance. Reservations require credit card & must be cancelled at least 48 hrs in advance.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Incredible dining experience. Food and service and ambiance was fantastic. Our favorite restaurant on Oahu !!’
A photo of nyloS restaurant
4.7 (430)
$50 and over
French American
About the restaurant
Located in Paia, Maui, we invite you to dine in our intimate, all Chef's Table dining room. Our everchanging Market Driven Menus always include a glass of sparkling wine, are Prix-Fixe, between 6-8 courses and range from $230-$300 per person plus tax, gratuity and any additional alcohol.

Seatings are at 5:00 and 8:00, so please be punctual. If you are late, please call to let us know. We will make every attempt to catch you up, but we absolutely cannot make any guarantees on coursing and pacing. Reservations are STRICTLY held by Credit Card. Cancellations within 48 hours of the reservation will be charged $200 per guest, WITH ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Please allow at least 2.5 hours for dinner. Allergies or dietary restrictions must be made known to the restaurant when reservation is made. If dietary restrictions are presented without notice, we will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate them but can make no guarantees.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
We had an absolutely phenomenal experience at NyloS and look forward to going back!
A photo of Waikiki Leia restaurant
4.5 (80)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
-If you are more than 6 people, please contact us.
-Dinner reservation is available by PHONE CALL ONLY.
Popular wedding venue at Diamondhead is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open-air ambiance surrounded by Diamondhead.
Enjoy our tropical gardens and cascading waterfalls as you dine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Awesome, staff was amazing, food was excellent, environment was great, will definitely be back
A photo of The HALL by Beer Lab HI restaurant
4.4 (88)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to The HALL by Beer Lab HI.
Check out our website for beer and food updates https://www.beerlabhi.com/pearlridge
The first concept by Beer Lab HI focused not only on great beer, but on great food... The HALL was created to be a gathering place for the surrounding community and visitors alike. The open space concept and community tables encourage comradery and conversation. A gathering place for all.

The HALL by Beer Lab HI features a full menu serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast is focused on community. An array of dishes from french toast & loco moco to mimosas & coffee; A relaxed environment for a great morning.

Lunch/Dinner is about sharing - larger portions of food and sharing a great time over beer and cocktails.

And as always, a variety of 10 of the freshest locally produced beer straight from the brewery. Grab a crowler, or fill your growler when you stop by for a visit!
Top review
Dined on May 28, 2024
I gotta say the service is A #1. Drinks are good too. haha
A photo of Scratch Kitchen & Meatery restaurant
4.3 (646)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
About the restaurant
Taking comfort food favorites from all over the map, we turn them inside out, upside down, and spin them into unique creations that are just plain good. Not too fancy, but by no means boring. We take great pride in each dish. Our goal is to provide a uniquely delicious experience for every one who comes to dine with us!
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
We are local and like to dine out on Thursday Nights . It was a very nice welcome from the hostess who also was our server . She applauded our choices on the small plates as well as our selection of entrées. The kitchen staff and Chef were also amazing everything came to the table fresh and Hot . Of course the bread pudding and the French Toast were  irresistible. Definitely recommend Scratch Kitchen to all of our friends and family.
A photo of The Boardroom restaurant
3.5 (241)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Kailua’s first locally inspired libation and tapas bar. Our specialty cocktails are individually crafted with house-made
infusions and Hawaiian-grown ingredients from local farmers. We are delighted for you to experience the diverse flavors our menu offers. We feature both indoor and outdoor dining on our patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
The Boardroom never dissapoints! Even with all the rain, the staff went out of thier way to make sure we all stayed dry and comfortable! Spread was next level. Highly reccomend.
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