About Alan Wong's Restaurant

1857 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
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Consistently voted as one of Hawaii's best restaurants, James Beard award-winning Chef Alan Wong uses the freshest locally grown produce and the bounty of the Pacific Ocean to create local favorites with a contemporary twist. Inspired by the unique ethnic influences found in Hawaii today, his menu reflects Hawaii's cultural diversity of its people, traditions, and lifestyles. "Taste Hawaii."

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Punahou Street and McCully Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 949-2526

Website:
http://www.alanwongs.com/

Executive Chef:
Miya Nishimura, Chef de Cuisine

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

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Alan Wong's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.2

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good but not Great food

Dined 6 days ago

I booked a table in this restaurant since we were in Hawaii. I got the Ribs and my wife a steamed seafood casserole. That was good but i ate better for cheaper . For me it is still a good experience but i wasn not blown away by the food. The area is not really on a safe side too.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Can't go wrong with this menu and if you ...

vip
Dined 6 days ago

Can't go wrong with this menu and if you are undecided the waitstaff are superb guides!

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Outstanding Experience

Dined on April 18, 2016

Excellent quality of service and food. The Onaga was exceptional! We will definitely be returning to Alan Wong's in the future.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
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We chose Alan Wong's to celebrate our an ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

We chose Alan Wong's to celebrate our anniversary because we knew the food and service is among the best in the country and they came through. We had a wonderful evening with great sustainable Hawaii Regional Cuisine and superb service. Mahalo to Chef Wong and his staff for a memorable experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
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Outstanding food/service

Dined on April 16, 2016

One of our best dining experiences. Highly recommend the 5 course menu sampler. They personalize special occasions. Would say more but might ruin your special day. Everyone we dealt with was personable and professional Well worth the price.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
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Beyond expectations

Dined on April 16, 2016

I knew that going to Alan Wong's I was in for a treat. The went above and beyond to make me and my husband feel special. Michael was a great waitor and was able to accommodate my specific needs without sweat.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Eatertainment at it's bvest

Dined on April 15, 2016

We had a fabulous dinner sitting at the Chef's Counter. It was fun and the food was great. We had a hard time deciding what to eat as we wathed the Chef's prepare all the dishes. The presentation and taste were both top notch.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience4
service4
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Awesome

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

I've heard for years that Alan Wong's was the best restaurant in Honolulu and we weren 't disappointed! It was fabulous.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
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service5

A true Hawaiian feast with impeccable se ...

vip
Dined on April 12, 2016

A true Hawaiian feast with impeccable service and ambience. We were celebrating our honeymoon and treated to a spectacular night at Alan Wong's. Thanks you to the chefs and team at Alan Wong's--it truly lives up to the hype.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Just Wonderful!

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Alan Wong's was a real treat... from the bread service to the Ahi appetizer and Opakapaka main we had a lovely time. The sommelier recommended a terrific wine based on our love of Spanish reds Campagnes in a great price range and was such a nice and approachable person. In addition the service was outstanding the food beyond delish... We also had a steamed/smoked Kalua pig and clams appetizer that was wonderful on the presentation and tasted fantastic. We hope to be back and highly recommend...

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service3

We have been several times in the past a ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

We have been several times in the past and have always had wonderful service. Perhaps it was very busy last Thursday but our waiter was a bit curt and short w us. Maybe this was so because we were only ordering pupus and dessert but we also had a lovely bottle of champagne . There were three of us , all women . There was a little language barrier . When my husband and I have been before the service had been much warmer . That said , We were pleased with most everything and never felt rushed . And we would definitely return Sidne long

food4
ambience3
service2
value3

An Icon in Need of a Refresh

vip
Dined on April 5, 2016

I've been coming to this restaurant for years, and over those years not much has changed at Alan Wong's. Most notable this time was that the service was completely on autopilot. Everyone went through a spiel on the menu and practically every aspect of the restaurant as though they were all preprogrammed to recite the same thing over and over. Food also has dated and is over-complicated. The special Poke was as far from poke as you can get, with far too many ingredients overwhelming the fish. All the food preparations were way overdone and far too elaborate. I hope they chill out, simplify the menu somewhat, and get some personality into the servers. Or simply go elsewhere like the Pineapple Room, Alan Wong's easy going restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

Food was 5 stars. I deducted 1 star bec ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

Food was 5 stars. I deducted 1 star because the waiter spilled red wine all over my dress and while they were very apologetic the management only offered to pay for the cleaning but who wants the hassle of collecting the cleaning charge. We all thought they should have at least comped the wine or a dessert. But I don't fault the waiter he was very embarrassed and accidents do happen.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Food & service was great, but...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Food and service was outstanding! we shared course menu with other dishes. Every times when we got each courses, server change our tableware. Pretty impressed. But, we got 1 problem. Our team was 2, and we wanna make together. So they said it can be after 30 min. Even We waited, need another 5 min. And again another 5 min waiting time! I knew its not easy to make sure. But if it was some issue, they had to recommend that we can make to separate again. If there's no issue, 'Alan Wong's' was my best restaurant in my life.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner in paradise

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

One of the most fabulous meals ever! I sat at the Chef's Counter watching all of the action and interacting with the chefs. Incredible teamwork producing a memorable dining experience. Chef Alan Wong came to see me and signed my menu. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service3
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The food is emblematic of Hawaiian fusion genre

Dined on March 26, 2016

Food was excellently prepared and plated. Service was very helpful and friendly, if not entirely professional. Wine list is short on by the glass offerings and very expensive (as is the dinner menu). The bar makes an excellent martini! Overall I'm glad I can now say I've been there, done that, but for the money I probably won't be back anytime soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great food and service

Dined on March 21, 2016

Food was delightful as always and the service impeccable.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of the best in Honolulu

vip
Dined on March 21, 2016

Alan Wong's has great service and food is wonderful. I like eating on the lanai which is quiet and has a view of the mountains. I always enjoy their seafood dishes but am sure everything is quite good. My friend had the short ribs and really liked them. The seafood cake appetizer is really good and the fish is excellent. It is a wonderful dining experience. Pricier than many restaurants but worth it.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
food1
ambience1
service1
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DO NOT GO HERE!

Dined on March 19, 2016

This was the worst dining experience I have ever encountered. Clearly this restaurant has quite literally cashed in on tourists looking for a fine dining experience, but PF Changs might actually offer better. Orchids and La Mer are far better.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Top-notch dining with Hawaiian Farm-to-Table menu

Dined on March 18, 2016

What a fantastic experience! Destined to be one of those "10 best meals of my life" events. I was there on St Patrick's Day, and they had prepared a special tasting menu. The tasting menu is a great way to go: it removes the decision-making, and presents their best creations. Add the wine pairings for an exceptional experience. Parking is a little tough - just use the valet to make it easy.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fantastic! Every course was better than ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Fantastic! Every course was better than the next. Definitely a required stop for foodies and special occasions on Oahu. Would recommend to anyone, and would return in a heartbeat!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
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Very good tasting menu. Good service but ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Very good tasting menu. Good service but not excellent! The wine selection was not well balanced (either cheap/poor quality wines or excellent wines but too expensive). Suggest better selection of good global quality wines in the mid price range.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food

Dined on March 16, 2016

Fresh, tasty, local ingredients with fantastic warm friendly service. This restaurant serves some of the best tasting foods in the entire world!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
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value4

Fantastic

Dined on March 16, 2016

The staff and the food was both outstanding! For the quality of the service and food the prices were fair. We will definitely be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

great food but even better service!

Dined on March 11, 2016

We visit Hawaii regularly and every time we make sure to visit Alan Wong's. Food is fabulous each time and this last dinner was made all the more memorable by how great the staff was. My husband and I accidentally left our camera in the cab and realized it half an hour later. The manager, Olive, played PI and requested any clues that would help track the cabbie down. Numerous calls and frequent updates later she told us our camera could be picked up back at our hotel.👍🏼 Amazing all around!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

loved every aspect of it; food, service; details

Dined on March 11, 2016

It was a wonderful dining experience. we went for our 20th wedding anniversary and were made to feel very special. The food is innovative, beautifully displayed and delicious. The staff paid great attention to detail and it is always the little things that make or break a place and they were excellent.

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food5
ambience5
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Love!

vip
Dined on March 9, 2016

Get the coconut for dessert. Do it. The seafood shooters are multi layered and tasty. Of course the signature dishes are fantastic. The martinis were super smooth.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great for special occasions

Dined on March 9, 2016

The restaurant is tucked away on a busy street and accessed by a small elevator, but once upstairs the warm atmosphere immediately greets you. Our servers were impeccable in their timing and Chef Alan Wong has created dishes which truly reflect the island culture while bordering on the impossibly delicious. I recommend the 'tasting menu' either with or without the wine pairing. Our anniversary dinner was made special by personalized menus and a surprise dessert. One caveat - the tasting menu is a substantial meal which left us both quite full, so bring your appetite if you choose this selection. We will absolutely visit again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Over-rated

Dined on March 5, 2016

The food was good but not up to what you would expect for a restaurant that is supposed to be noted as a foodie or fine dining destination. Also, the service was noted as slow in other reviews and that was our experience as well. Compounding the problem of a slow kitchen was a lack of awareness by the staff; we were mostly ignored between courses until a waiter overheard us talking about the slow service. They apologized and gave us more bread (after we asked) but the kitchen was still slow.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Alan Wong's ROCKS!

Dined on March 3, 2016

This was my 4th time I was privileged enough to visit this fine establishment and they did not let down. The food was exceptional, the service impeccable, and I had told them it was my guests birthday and they made it very special. I cannot rave enough about this restaurant. If you want to go, reserve early, they get booked up well in advance. Love this place!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
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Superb taste

Dined on March 2, 2016

This is the fourth time to this restaurant. Every time I come to Honolulu, make me inspired to a new world. Hope to visit next time.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
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Wonderful evening

Dined on March 2, 2016

Service (Aaron, Max, and others) was attentive, food was outstanding! We chose the tasting menu and couldn't have been more pleased. We celebrated a birthday and received a personalized menu and dessert too. It was a very special evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Alan Wong Never Disappoints

Dined on March 1, 2016

Alan Wong's is what fine dining is all about. From the moment you step inside the experience is beyond reproach. From the hostess to the server to the bussing staff there is not a missed beat here. The food is both creative, sublime and frequently surprises. Alan Wong's offers a fusion cuisine that mixes a Euro/Asian sensibility through a distinctly Hawaiian lens. It is THE destination for me whenever I am in O'ahu.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superlative and consistent

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

The food and service continue to be superlative and consistent. The new items and the old favorites including the "Obama menu choice" are all wonderful.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant

Dined on February 27, 2016

Ordered Chef's tasting menu and it was just awesome.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Highly recommend that management discont ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Highly recommend that management discontinue the overhead radio station music. Noise level on Saturday night at 7:00 PM was already fairly high. Radio station music only increased the din. After 8:00 PM, when the dining room began to clear, radio station music only distracted from the outstanding culinary and service experience. Overhead radio station music was tacky and inconsistent with the Alan Wong dining experience. Sincerely, Elwin Goo Cell: 808-348-3140

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The tasting menu was superb! It allowed ...

vip
Dined on February 25, 2016

The tasting menu was superb! It allowed us to experience the most popular dishes throughout the meal. I highly recommend the wine pairings as it was a wonderful compliment to the food. Service was excellent and this was a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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ambience4
service5
value3

First time at Alan Wong's

Dined on February 21, 2016

My wife read about the restaurant on the Departure magazine that we receive monthly, and made the reservation ahead of time when we visited Honolulu, our reservation is at 5PM due to restaurant is fully booked, our waiter is very good and explain the dishes in details and recommendations, we ordered the "menu tasting" that has most of the specialties in a small portion, presentation is very good, but it is a bit salty on my taste. the dessert was the best of all coconut sorbet! one note the air condition should be turn up a bit as it is way too cold for ladies with dress.

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food3
ambience2
service4
value1

What's all the hype???

Dined on February 20, 2016

I had read many reviews about Alan Wong's rating it the best restaurant in Honolulu so I made a point to go there. Our server was very nice and helpful. We did have wonderful appetizers, Poki Pines and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. We had a 9pm reservation and there were no fish dishes left which was disappointing so I ended up with the Lobster Lasagna which was good, but not memorable. The restaurant's air conditioning was set so low and even though we had sweaters, we didn't stay for dessert.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Outstanding dining experience!

Dined on February 19, 2016

Alan Wong provides outstanding dining experiences. He is for ever coming up with new and creative ways to tantalize the palette. The food is superb, and the service is excellent. We are so lucky in Honolulu to have a restaurant of this quality.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion

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