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2010 Hale Aina Award Winners

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BEST CHINESE

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

SILVER
Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant
1960 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 200
973-0168
Executive Chef: Bill Leung

BRONZE
Legends Seafood Restaurant
100 North Beretania Street, Suite 108
532-1868
Executive Chef: King Kan

FINALISTS
PF Chang’s
1288 Ala Moana Blvd.
596-4710

Pah Ke’s
46-018 Kamehameha Highway
235-4505

BEST HAWAIIAN

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

SILVER
Highway Inn
94-226 Leoku Street
677-4345
Executive Chef: Gary Toguchi

BRONZE
Helena’s Hawaiian Food
1240 North School Street
845-8044
Owner/Chef: Craig Katsuyoshi

FINALISTS
Young’s Fish Market
1286 Kalani Street
841-4885

Yama’s Fish Market
2332 Young Street
941-9994

 

BEST ITALIAN

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

SILVER
Café Sistina
1314 South King Street
596-0061
Executive Chef: Sergio Mitrotti

BRONZE
Verbano
1126 Koko Head Avenue
735-1777
Executive Chef: Kubo Luu

FINALISTS
Buca di Beppo
1030 Auahi Street
591-0880

Sergio’s Italian Restaurant
449 Kapahulu Avenue, Second floor
737-4461

 

BEST JAPANESE

GOLD
Tanaka of Tokyo
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
945-3443
Executive Chef: Lester Nishida

SILVER
Yanagi Sushi
762 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
597-1525
Owner/Chef: Haruo Nakayama

BRONZE
Nobu Waikiki
2233 Helumoa Road
237-6999
Head Hot Kitchen Chef: Lindsey Ozawa

FINALISTS
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
1824 South King Street
949-4584

Hakone
100 Holomoana Street, Third Floor
944-4494

BEST THAI

GOLD
Phuket Thai
1960 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 109
942-8194
Executive Chef: Naret Sihavong

SILVER
Keo’s Thai Cuisine
2028 Kūhiō Avenue
951-9355
Executive Chef/Owner: Keo Sananikone

BRONZE
Champa Thai
98-199 Kamehameha Highway, Suite C2
488-2887
Executive Chef: Khamviliane Phonekeo

FINALISTS
Singha Thai Cuisine
1910 Ala Moana Blvd.
941-2898

Chiang Mai
2239 South King Street
941-1151

 

BEST STEAK

GOLD
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 6C
599-3860
Executive Chef: Kyle Yonashiro

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

BRONZE
Morton’s Steakhouse
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
949-1300
Executive Chef: Andy Degamo

FINALISTS
Beachhouse at the Moana
2365 Kalākaua Avenue
923-2861

d.k. Steak House
2552 Kalākaua Avenue
931-6280
 

BEST SEAFOOD

GOLD
John Dominis
43 ‘Āhui Street
523-0955

SILVER
Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill
1135 N. Nimitz Hwy
275-0063
Executive Chef: Geoffrey Arakawa

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

FINALIST
Nico’s at Pier 38
1133 N. Nimitz Hwy
540-1377

Azure
2259 Kalākaua Avenue
923-7311


 

BEST DESSERTS

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

SILVER
JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry
3447 Wai‘alae Avenue
739-0993
Executive Chef/Owner: JJ Luangkhot

BRONZE
Cheesecake Factory
2301 Kalākaua Avenue
924-5001
Executive Chef: Steve Hessenflow

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

Café Laufer
3565 Wai‘alae Avenue, Suite 107
735-7717
 

Related Links:
Read the 2010 Hale Aina Awards Feature for more coverage on select 2010 winners.

Read Hale Aina Chefs: Master Class for tips, tricks and recipes from Hawaii's best chefs.

 

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Dec 13, 2009 07:20 pm
 Posted by  Anon

A Best Service award for Alan Wong's??? Alas our last three visits all started the same way -- with a 15 or 20 minute wait in the bar despite reservations made well in advance. The service is certainly friendly but more along the lines of "Hi, I'm Fred and I'm your server tonight" than the level of professional care a restaurant of this price level should provide. And any request for any special dishes not listed was met with, "We're sure you can find something on the menu." Chummy servers and a rigid kitchen do not add up to quality service.

Jan 4, 2010 12:59 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Thats too bad -- Have never had any problem at Alan Wongs.

I was also surprised not to see 12th Ave, Grill -- It is one of the best!

Jan 28, 2010 08:28 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Why was there no "Best Breakfast" category. I like Egg's N' Things and Wailana Coffee House myself.

Jan 28, 2010 08:44 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Too Bad RumFire at Sheraton Waikiki didn't make the cut! Chef Matthew Naula did a fantastic job with the Bahawaiian menu. The food is to die for and and the rum drinks are great! I go there all the time and it is my favorite spot to hang out with my friends!

Jan 29, 2010 02:05 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Hmmm...Not so sure of Roy's Restaurant taking the top award....Not too much of a fan there!

Feb 28, 2010 05:05 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

What about blue dragon on the big island? By far the best restaurant on the big island

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