Hale Aina Award Winners 2009



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BEST ROMANTIC DINING

GOLD
Michel’s
2895 Kalakaua Ave.
923-6552
Executive Chef: Eberhard “Hardy” Kintscher

SILVER
La Mer
Halekulani  Hotel
2199 Kalia Road
923-2311 
Chef de Cuisine: Yves Garnier

BRONZE
Hoku’s 
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
5000 Kahala Ave.
739-8780 
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi

FINALISTS
Aaron’s 955-4466
Hy’s Steakhouse 922-5555


BEST BISTRO/NEW
AMERICAN CUISINE

GOLD
Le Bistro
5730 Kalanianaole Highway
373-7990 
Executive Chef: Alan Takasaki

SILVER
Town
3435 Waialae Ave.
735-5900
Chef de Cuisine: Dave Caldiero

BRONZE
Chai’s Island Bistro
1 Aloha Tower Market Place
585-0011
Executive Chef: Chai Chaowasaree

FINALISTS
Lahaina Grill (808) 667-5117
12th Ave. Grill 732-9469

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT

GOLD
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith St.
545-3008
Executive Chef: Kenneth Chan

SILVER
Fook Yuen Chinese Seafood Restaurant
1960 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 200
973-0168
Executive Chef: Bill Leung

BRONZE
PF Chang’s China Bistro
1288 Ala Moana Blvd.
596-4710
Executive Chef: Stefan Arai

FINALISTS
Pah Ke’s 235-4505
Legend Seafood Restaurant Beretania 532-1868 or Waikiki Trade Center 926-8999



BEST HAWAIIAN RESTAURANT

GOLD
Ono Hawaiian Foods
726 Kapahulu Ave.
737-2275
Executive Chef: Vivian Lee

SILVER
Highway Inn
94-226 Leoku St., Waipahu
677-4345
Executive Chef: Gary Toguchi

BRONZE
Helena’s Hawaiian Food
1240 N. School St.
845-8044
Executive Chef: Craig Katsuyoshi

FINALISTS
The Willows 952-9200
Young’s Fish Market 841-4885


BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

GOLD
Assaggio’s
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #1259
942-3446
Executive Chefs: Thomas Ky and Simon Cheung

SILVER
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #4240
Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace
356-8300
Executive Chef: Michael Longworth

BRONZE
Paesano
2752 Woodlawn Drive
988-5923
Executive Chef: Gerry Quach

FINALISTS
Auntie Pasto’s 523-8855
Café Sistina 596-0061

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT

GOLD
Tanaka of Tokyo
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace
945-3443
Executive Chef: Brandt Nishimura

SILVER
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
1824 S. King St.
949-4584
Executive Chef: Willie Okimoto

BRONZE
Nobu Waikiki
2233 Helumoa Road
237-6999
Executive Chefs: Lindsey Ozawa and Yoshio Ono

FINALISTS
Yanagi Sushi 597-1525
Hakone 944-4494


BEST THAI RESTAURANT

GOLD
Phuket Thai Restaurant
1960 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 109
942-8194
Executive Chef: Khankeo Phanphongsa

SILVER
Keo’s in Waikiki
2028 Kuhio Ave.
951-9355
Executive Chef/Owner: Keo Sananikone

BRONZE
Mekong II
1726 S. King St.
941-6184
Executive Chef: Jean Hu

FINALISTS
Champa Thai 488-2881, multiple locations
Chiang Mai 941-1151



BEST SPICY

GOLD
Sorabol
805 Keeaumoku St.
947-3113
Executive Chef: Chongrak Suh

SILVER
Phuket Thai Restaurant
1960 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 109
942-8194
Executive Chef: Khankeo Phanphongsa

BRONZE
Spices
2671 S. King St., Suite D
949-2679
Executive Chef: Sam Li

FINALISTS
Cafe Maharani Indian Restaurant 951-7447
Green Door Café 533-0606


BEST DESSERTS

GOLD
Cheesecake Factory
2301 Kalakaua Ave.
924-5001
Executive Chef: Steve Hessenflow

SILVER
JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry
3447 Waialae Ave.
739-0993
Executive Chef/Owner: JJ Luangkhot

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

FINALISTS
Alan Wong’s Restaurant 949-2526
Cafe Laufer 735-7717


BEST RESTAURANT FOR
A BIG GROUP

GOLD
Buca di Beppo
Ward Centre,
1030 Auahi St.
591-0880
Executive Chef: Amy Johnson

SILVER
The Willows
901 Hausten St.
952-9200
Executive Chef: Jay Matsukawa

BRONZE
Prince Court
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
100 Holomoana St.
944-4494
Executive Chef: Khamtan Tanhchaleun

FINALISTS
Sam Choy’s 545-7979   
Mediterranean Gourmet (808) 826-9875

 

Related articles:

2009 Hale Aina Awards
25 Years of Hale Aina
2009 Hale Aina Awards photo gallery

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