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Hale Aina Award Winners 2009

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Congratulations to the 2009 Hale Aina Award winners. 

Look for our January 2009 issue for more on this event.
 

 

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

GOLD
Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S. King St., Third Floor
949-2526
Chef de Cuisine: Wade Ueoka











BEST OAHU RESTAURANT

GOLD
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalanianaole Highway
396-7697
Executive Chef: Ronald Nasuti

SILVER
Le Bistro   
5730 Kalanianaole Highway., Hawaii Kai
373-7990
Executive Chef: Alan Takasaki

BRONZE
Hoku’s
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
5000 Kahala Ave.
739-8780
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi
   
FINALISTS
Chef Mavro 944-4714   
Nobu Waikiki 237-6999


BEST MAUI RESTAURANT 

GOLD
Lahaina Grill
127 Lahainaluna Road., Lahaina
(808) 667-5117
Executive Chef: Arnulfo Gonzalez

SILVER
Mama's Fish House
799 Poho Place, Kuau
(808) 579-8488
Executive Chef: Perry Bateman
   
BRONZE
Haliimaile General Store
900 Haliimaile Road
(808) 572-2666
Executive Chef: Bev Gannon
   
FINALISTS
Roy’s Kihei (808) 891-1120
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, multiple locations, (808) 669-6286


BEST BIG ISLAND RESTAURANT

GOLD
Merriman’s
65-1227 Opelo Road, Kamuela
(808) 885-6822
Executive Chef/Owner: Peter Merriman
   
SILVER
Cafe Pesto
South Kohala Coast, Kawaihae Shopping Center, Kawaihae
(808) 882-1071
Executive Chef: Moses “Moki” Tavares
   
BRONZE
Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill
250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
(808) 886-4321
Executive Chef: Jason Verdun
   
FINALISTS
Canoe House (808) 885-6622
Kilauea Lodge     (808) 967-7366


BEST KAUAI RESTAURANT  

GOLD
The Beach House Restaurant
5022 Lawai Road, Koloa
(808) 742-1424
Executive Chef: Todd Barrett

SILVER
Hamura’s Saimin Stand
2956 Kress St., Lihue,
(808) 245-3271
Executive Chef/owner: Nick Barcial

BRONZE
Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Koloa
(808) 742-5000
Executive Chef: Natt Dela Cruz

FINALISTS
Blossoming Lotus Kauai (Now Closed)
Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant and Bar (808) 826-9875

BEST NEW OAHU RESTAURANT

GOLD
Tango Contemporary Cafe
1288 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 120
593-7288
Executive Chef/Owner: Goran Streng

SILVER
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Waikiki
2201 Kalakaua Ave.
628-6760
Executive Chef/ Culinary Partner: Larkspur Sanchez

BRONZE
Beachhouse
Westin Moana Surfrider Resort, 2365 Kalakaua Ave.
923-2861
Executive Chef: Rodney Uyehara

FINALISTS
Banana Leaf Italian Bistro 735-8833
Formaggio Grill, Kailua 263-2633


BEST NEW NEIGHBOR ISLAND RESTAURANT

GOLD
Merriman’s Kapalua
Address: 1 Bay Club Place, Kapalua, Maui
Phone: (808) 669-6400
Executive Chef: Philip Wang

SILVER
Sansei Waikoloa
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive #H, Waikoloa, Big Island
(808) 886-6286
Executive Chef: Eric Rouelle

BRONZE
Mala Wailea
3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, Maui
(808) 875-9394
Executive Chef: Corey Waite


FINALISTS
Lanai City Grille (808) 565-7211
The Melting Pot of Lahaina (808) 661-6181


BEST WINE PROGRAM

GOLD
Formaggio Wine Bar
2919 Kapiolani  Blvd.
739-7719
Master Sommelier: Roberto Viernes

SILVER
Vino
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 6D-1
524-8466
Master Sommelier: Chuck Furuya

BRONZE
Chef Mavro 944-4714
1969 S. King St.
944-4714
Chef de Cuisine: Kevin Chong

FINALISTS
Amuse    237-5428
Lahaina Grill 667-5117


BEST BAR

GOLD
Mai Tai Bar
Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Third Level
947-2900
General Manager: Francine Cekada

SILVER
Ryan’s Grill
1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
591-9132
General Manager: Charlotte Alvarez

BRONZE
Duke’s Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave. #116
922-2268
Executive Chef: Keith Kong

FINALISTS
Side Street Inn 591-0253
RumFire 922-4422


BEST PLACE TO TAKE VISITORS

GOLD
Duke’s Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave. #116
922-2268
Executive Chef: Keith Kong

SILVER
Hau Tree Lanai
Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave.
Phone: 921-7066
Executive Chef: Rene Caba

BRONZE
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalanianaole Highway.
396-7697
Executive Chef: Ronald Nasuti

FINALISTS    
Alan Wong’s 949-2526
Chai’s Island Bistro 585-0011

 

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