29th Annual Hale Aina Awards

Each year, HONOLULU Magazine honors the best restaurants in the islands with a gala reception and celebration.  Hundreds of Hawaii's best chefs and restauranteurs will gather to learn in what award they have won. The annual Hale Aina Awards are announced for the first time at this gala celebration. 

The event is a celebration in every sense of the word. The award-winning restaurants are treated to some of the finest fare from their award-winning peers.

See pictures from past events!

Event Details:

Sunday, November 11, 2012
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Royal Hawaiian Coconut Grove
2259 Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki

Tickets: $100 per person (see below for a special discount from First Hawaiian Bank)


As Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Awards, First Hawaiian Bank is offering a $10 discount off your ticket purchase! To take advantage of the special offer, simply enter the first eight digits of your First Hawaiian Bank Priority Rewards Credit Card (pictured below) in the discount code box, then pay with your Priority Rewards Card.

All of the restaurants who will be serving at the event are Hale Aina Award GOLD Level winners from previous years.

Hale Aina Awards Schedule:

HALE AINA AWARDS CELEBRATION  ~ 7 to 9:30 p.m. ($100 per person)

Purchase your tickets today to 2013 Hale Aina Awards Celebration, the city's most prestigious dining event of the year, presented by HONOLULU Magazine & First Hawaiian Bank. Enjoy sampling epicurean delights from featured winning restaurants! Join us November 11, 2012 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Purchase your tickets with your First Hawaiian Bank Priority Rewards Card and SAVE!

This year’s event will feature delicious award-winning fare from the following restaurants:

  • Alan Wong’s Restaurant
  • Café Sistina
  • Halekulani
  • Mariposa
  • Nobu Waikiki
  • Roy’s Hawaii Kai
  • SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar
  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

The event will also feature a silent auction with 100% of the amount raised benefiting the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation, a culinary non-profit whose mission is to support culinary education in Hawaii.

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
 Diamond Sponsor:
V.I.P. Sponsor:
Awards Co-Sponsors:
Media Partners:
 Event Host:
Event Production:
For more information on how to get involved with the Hale Aina Awards, call 808-534-7573 or e-mail jeffa@honolulumagazine.com.