2007 Hale Aina Awards Winner's List



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RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
(gold)
Alan Wong’s Restaurant

1857 S. King St., Third floor
949-2526
Executive Chef: Lance Kosaka
(silver)
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
396-7697
Executive Chef: Ronnie Nasuti
(bronze)
The Bistro at Century Center
1750 Kalakaua Ave., Third floor
943-6500
Executive Chef: Rodney Uehara
     
BEST O‘AHU RESTAURANT
(gold)
Chef Mavro
1969 S. King St.
944-4714
Executive Chef: Kevin Chong
(silver)
Hoku’s
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave.
739-8780
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi
(bronze)
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., #6C
599-3860
Executive Chef: Nawai Keko‘olani
     
BEST MAUI RESTAURANT
(gold)
David Paul’s Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina
(808) 667-5117
Executive Chef: Arnulfo Gonzalez
(silver)
Mama’s Fish House
299 Poho Place, Pa‘ia
(808) 579-9248
Executive Chef: Perry Bateman
(bronze)
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
600 Office Road, Kapalua
(808) 669-6286
Executive Chef: Ivan Pahk
     
BEST BIG ISLAND RESTAURANT
(gold)
Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill
King’s Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-4321
Executive Chef: Will Hing
(silver)
The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm
1790 Kalaniana‘ole Ave., Hilo
(808) 935-8825
Executive Chef: Colin Nakagawa
(bronze)
CafŽ Pesto
Kawaihae Shopping Center
308 Kamehameha Ave., Kawaihae
(808) 882-1071
Executive Chef: Bradley Belmarez
     
BEST KAUA‘I RESTAURANT
(gold)
The Beach House Restaurant
5022 Lawa‘i Road, Koloa
(808) 742-1424
Executive Chef: Todd Barrett
(silver)
Roy’s Po‘ipu Bar & Grill
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Koloa
(808) 742-5000
Executive Chef: Matt Delacruz
(bronze)
Dondero’s Restaurant
Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa
1571 Po‘ipu Road, Koloa
(808) 240-6456
Executive Chef: Larry Eells
     
BEST NEW O‘AHU RESTAURANT (Opened between August 2005 and now)
(gold)
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #4220
356-8300
Executive Chef: Michael Longworth
(silver)
Ola at Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
293-6000
Executive Chef: Fred DeAngelo
(bronze)
Rokkaku
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #2056
946-3355
Executive Chef: Hiroshi Shimada
     
BEST NEW MAUI RESTAURANT (Includes Lana‘i and Moloka‘iÑopened between August 2005 and now)
(gold)
E&O Trading Co.
1221 Honoapi‘ilani Highway, Lahaina
(808) 667-1818
Executive Chef: Nick Salvi
(silver)
Son’z Maui @ Swan Court
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina
(808) 667-4506
Executive Chef: Geno Sarmiento
(bronze)
Lahaina Store Grille & Oyster Bar
744 Front St., #6, Lahaina
(808) 661-9090
Executive Chef: Lawrence Klink
     
BEST NEW BIG ISLAND RESTAURANT (Opened between August 2005 and now)
(gold)
Fujimamas
75-5719 Ali‘i Drive, Kailua-Kona
(808) 327-2125
Executive Chef: Mark Vann
No silver or bronze was given in this category.
     
BEST NEW KAUA‘I RESTAURANT (Opened between August 2005 and now)
(gold)
Mediterranean Gourmet
5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei
(808) 826-9875
Executive Chef: Imad Beydoun
(silver)
Yum Cha Asian Eatery
Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa
1571 Po‘ipu Road, Koloa
(808) 742-1515
Executive Chef: Romel Begonia
No bronze was given in this category.
     
BEST WINE PROGRAM
(gold)
Vino
Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.
524-8466
Master Sommelier: Chuck Furuya
(silver)
Formaggio
2919 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
739-7719
Co-Owners: Wes Zane and John Olivas
(bronze)
Alan Wong’s Restaurant
1857 S. King St., Third floor
949-2526
Wine Director: Mark Shishido
     
BEST SERVICE
(gold)
Alan Wong’s Restaurant
1857 S. King St., Third floor
949-2526
Executive Chef: Lance Kosaka
(silver)
La Mer
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Yves Garnier
(bronze)
Bali by the Sea
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road
941-2254
Executive Chef: Adam Hightower
     
LITTLE RESTAURANT YOU LOVE
(gold)
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith St.
545-3008
Executive Chef: Kenneth Chan
(silver)
Green Door CafŽ
1145 Maunakea St.
533-0606
Executive Chef: Betty Pang
(bronze)
Olive Tree CafŽ
4614 Kilauea Ave.
737-0303
     
BEST BAR
(gold)
Ryan’s Grill
Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
591-9132
General Manager: Michelle Glarner
(silver)
Mai Tai Bar
Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #3247
947-2900
General Manager: Francine Cekada
(bronze)
Murphy’s Bar & Grill
2 Merchant St.
531-0422
Owner: Don Murphy
     
BEST PLACE TO TAKE VISITORS WHEN YOU’RE PAYING
(gold)
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
396-7697
Executive Chef: Ronnie Nasuti
(silver)
Tiki’s Grill & Bar
ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel,
2570 Kalakaua Ave.
923-8454
General Manager: Ronald Viloria
(bronze)
Side Street Inn
1225 Hopaka St.
591-0253
Executive Chef: Colin Nishida
     
BEST PLACE TO TAKE VISITORS WHEN THEY’RE PAYING
(gold)
Alan Wong’s Restaurant
1857 S. King St., Third floor
949-2526
Executive Chef: Lance Kosaka
(silver)
Hoku’s
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave.
739-8780
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi
(bronze)
La Mer
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Yves Garnier
     
BEST RESTAURANT FOR A BIG GROUP
(gold)
Buca Di Beppo
Ward Entertainment Center, 1030 Auahi St., #1
591-0800
Executive Chef: Amy Johnson
(silver)
The Willows
901 Hausten St.
952-9200
Executive Chef: Jay Matsukawa
(bronze)
Prince Court
Hawaii Prince Hotel, 100 Holomoana St.
944-4494
Executive Chef: Khamtan Tanhchaleun
     
BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT
(gold)
Hoku’s
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave.
739-8780
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi
(silver)
La Mer
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Yves Garnier
(bronze)
Orchids
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Daryl Fujita
     
BEST ROMANTIC DINING
(gold)
Michel’s
The Colony Surf, 2895 Kalakaua Ave.
923-6552
Executive Chef: Eberhard “Hardy” Kintscher
(silver)
La Mer
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Yves Garnier
(bronze)
Bali by the Sea
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road
941-2254
Executive Chef: Adam Hightower
     
BEST BISTRO/NEW AMERICAN CUISINE
(gold)
Town
3435 Wai‘alae Ave.
735-5900
Executive Chef: Dave Caldiero
(silver)
12th Ave. Grill
1145 C 12th Ave.
732-9469
Executive Chef: Kevin Hanney
(bronze)
Chai’s Island Bistro
Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Drive
585-0011
Executive Chef: Chai Chaowasaree
     
BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT
(gold)
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith St.
545-3008
Executive Chef: Kenneth Chan
(silver)
Golden Dragon Restaurant
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road
946-5336
Executive Chef: Steve Chiang
(bronze)
Hee Hing Restaurant
449 Kapahulu Ave.,
734-8474
Executive Chef: Jin Wu
     
BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT
(gold)
La Mer
Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Yves Garnier
(silver)
Michel’s
The Colony Surf, 2895 Kalakaua Ave.
923-6552
Executive Chef: Eberhard “Hardy” Kintscher
(bronze)
Le Bistro
5730 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
373-7990
Executive Chef: Alan Takasaki
     
BEST HAWAIIAN RESTAURANT
(gold)
Ono Hawaiian Foods
726 Kapahulu Ave.
737-2275
Executive Chef: Vivian Lee
(silver)
Helena’s Hawaiian Food
1240 N. School St.
845-8044
Executive Chef: Craig Katsuyoshi
(bronze)
Sam Choy’s Diamond Head Restaurant
449 Kapahulu Ave., #201
732-8645
Executive Chef: Aaron Fukuda
     
BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT
(gold)
CafŽ Maharani
2509 S. King St.
951-7447
Executive Chefs: Kabir Chowdry, Hosnera Nitu, and Jocya Arafat
(silver)
India CafŽ
1016 Kapahulu Ave., #180
737-4600
Executive Chef: Jiva Segaran
(bronze)
India House
2633 S. King St., #105
955-7552
Executive Chef: Ram Arora
     
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
(gold)
Assaggio’s
Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #1259
942-3446
Executive Chef: Simon Cheung
(silver)
Sergio’s Italian Restaurant
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road
951-6900
Executive Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg
(bronze)
Auntie Pasto’s
1099 S. Beretania St.
523-8855
Executive Chef: Ed Wary
     
BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT
(gold)
Kyo-Ya Restaurant
2057 Kalakaua Ave.
947-3911
Executive Chef: Yoshiaki Watanabe
(silver)
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
98-1226 Ka‘ahumanu St., Pearl City
487-0091
Executive Chef: Willie Okimoto
(bronze)
Shokudo
1585 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
941-3701
R&D Manager: Norimasa Okazaki
     
BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT
(gold)
Sorabol Korean Restaurant
805 Ke‘eaumoku St.
947-3113
Executive Chef: Jong Suh
(silver)
Kim Chee II
3569 Wai‘alae Ave.
737-7733
Executive Chefs: Henry and Rose Chun
(bronze)
Gina’s Barbeque
Market City Shopping Center
3569 Wai‘alae Ave.
737-7733
Executive Chef: Yong Hae Han
     
BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
(gold)
Compadres Bar & Grill
Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
591-8307
Executive Chef: Raul Puga
(silver)
Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican
66-250 Kamehameha Highway
637-3059
Owners: Steve Ellis and Nancy Salemi
(bronze)
Cha-Cha-Cha Salsaria
77 Keahole St.
395-7797
Executive Chefs: Angie & Jeff Runyan-Berg
     
BEST THAI RESTAURANT
(gold)
Phuket Thai Restaurant
McCully Shopping Center
1960 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 109
942-8194
Executive Chefs: Naret and Sheryl Sihavong
(silver)
Mekong Thai Restaurant
1295 S. Beretania St.
591-8841
Executive Chef: Urai Gamiao
(bronze)
Keo’s Thai Cuisine
2028 Kuhio Ave.
951-9355
Executive Chef: Urai Gamiao

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