2010 Hale Aina Award Winners

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BEST BRUNCH

GOLD
Orchids
2199 Kālia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Vikram Garg

SILVER
Prince Court
100 Holomoana Street
944-4494
Executive Chef: Khamtan Tanhchaleun

BRONZE
Plumeria Beach House
5000 Kāhala Avenue
739-8760
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi

FINALISTS
Hoku’s
5000 Kāhala Avenue
739-8780
John Dominis
43 ‘Āhui Street
523-0955
 

BEST WINE PROGRAM

GOLD
Formaggio Wine Bar
2919 Kapi‘olani  Blvd.
739-7719
*Master Sommelier: Roberto Viernes
*Robert Viernes does not work at Formaggio Wine Bar daily but hosts a wine semiar once a month

SILVER
Chef Mavro
1969 South King Street
944-4714
Wine Director/Sommelier: Todd Ashline

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

FINALISTS
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
396-7697

Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 6D-1
533-4476

 

BEST VALUE

GOLD
Town
3435 Wai‘alae Avenue
735-5900
Executive Chef: Ed Kenney

SILVER
Assagio
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite1259
942-3446
Executive Chefs: Thomas Ky and Simon Cheung

BRONZE
Top of Waikiki
2270 Kalākaua Avenue
923-3877
Executive Chef: Sean Priester

FINALISTS
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
396-7697

Tango Contemporary Café
1288 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 120
593-7288

 

BEST BAR

GOLD
Side Street Inn
1225 Hopaka Street
591-0253
Owner/Chef: Colin Nishida

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

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

FINALISTS
Uncle Bo’s
559 Kapahulu Avenue
735-8310

Kanpai Bar & Grill
404 Ward Avenue
593-9202

BEST PLACE TO TAKE VISITORS

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

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

BRONZE
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
396-7697
Executive Chef: Ronald Nasuti

FINALISTS
Alan Wong’s Restaurant
1857 South King Street, Third Floor
949-2526

Tanaka of Tokyo
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
945-3443

 

 

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT

GOLD
Hoku’s
5000 Kāhala Avenue
739-8780
Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi

SILVER
Orchids
2199 Kālia Road
923-2311
Executive Chef: Vikram Garg

BRONZE
La Mer
2199 Kālia  Road
923-2311 
Chef de Cuisine: Yves Garnier

FINALISTS
Beachhouse at the Moana
2365 Kalākaua Avenue
923-2861

Mac 24/7
2500 Kūhiō Avenue
921-5564

 

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

GOLD
Hau Tree Lanai
2863 Kalākaua Avenue
921-7066
Executive Chef: Rene Caba

SILVER
Duke’s Waikiki
2335 Kalākaua Avenue, Suite 116
922-2268
Executive Chef: Keith Kong

BRONZE
Roy’s Restaurant
6600 Kalaniana‘ole Highway
396-7697
Executive Chef: Ronald Nasuti

FINALISTS
Mala Ocean Tavern
1307 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui
(808) 667-9394

Gordon Biersch
1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 1123
599-4877

 

BEST RESTAURANT FOR ROMANCE

GOLD
Michel’s
2895 Kalākaua Avenue
923-6552
Executive Chef: Eberhard “Hardy” Kintscher

SILVER
Hy’s Steakhouse
2440 Kūhiō Avenue
922-5555
Executive Chef: Zack Inouye

BRONZE
La Mer
2199 Kālia Road
923-2311  
Chef de Cuisine: Yves Garnier

FINALISTS
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 6C
599-3860

Chef Mavro
1969 South King Street
944-4714

BEST RESTAURANT FOR A BIG GROUP

GOLD
Buca di Beppo
1030 Auahi Street
591-0880
Executive Chef: Kent Eckfeldt

SILVER
California Pizza Kitchen
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
941-7715
Kitchen Manager: Mark Spencer

BRONZE
Big City Diner
3565 Wai‘alae Avenue
738-8855
Executive Chef: Dennis Franks

FINALISTS
The Old Spaghetti Factory
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1160
591-2513

Makino Chaya
1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 205
585-6360

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