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2011 Hale Aina Award Winners

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Congratulations to the 2011 Hale Aina Award winners!

Each year, HONOLULU Magazine readers vote for their favorite restaurants in the Islands. Categories include Best New Restaurant, Best Service, Best Value, Best Wine Program, Little Restaurant You Love and many more.

The winning restaurants were announced at a gala reception held November 7 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom. See our upcoming January 2011 issue for more on the Hale Aina Awards.

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Roy’s Hawaii Kai

6600 Kalanianaole Highway, 396-7697
Executive Chef: Chris Garnier

Chefs Choice Award
Chai’s Island Bistro — 1 Aloha Tower Market Place, 585-0011; Executive Chef: Chai Chaowasaree
Chef Mavro — 1969 S. King St., 944-4714; Chef de Cuisine: Kevin Chong
Hoku’s — The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave., 739-8780; Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi

Best Oahu Restaurant

GOLD

Alan Wong’s Honolulu — 1857 S. King St., Third Floor, 949-2526; Chef de Cuisine: Wade Ueoka

SILVER

Le Bistro — 5730 Kalanianaole Highway, 373-7990; Executive Chef: Alan Takasaki

BRONZE

Azure — 2559 Kalakaua Ave., 923-7311; Chef de Cuisine: Jon Matsubara

TOP 5

Ruth’s Chris Steak House — at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., 599-3860; Executive Chef: Kyle Yonashiro

TOP 5

3660 On The Rise — 3660 Waialae Avenue, 737-1177; Executive Chef: Russel Siu

Best Maui Restaurant

GOLD

Pineapple Grill — 200 Kapalua Drive, Lahaina, Maui, (808) 669-9600; Executive Chef: Ryan Luckey

SILVER

Lahaina Grill — 127 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, Maui, (808) 667-5117; Executive Chef: Arnulfo Gonzalez

BRONZE

Mama’s Fish House — 799 Poho Place, Kuau, Maui, (808) 579-8488; Executive Chef: Perry Bateman

TOP 5

Casanova’s Italian Restaurant — 1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao, Maui, (808) 572-0220; Executive Chef: David Gemberling

TOP 5

Mala Ocean Tavern — 1307 Front St., Lahaina, Maui, (808) 667-9394; Executive Chef: Ben Klein

Best Kauai Restaurant

GOLD

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

SILVER

Mediterranean Gourmet — 5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Haena, Kauai, (808) 826-9875; Executive Chef/Owner: Imad Beydoun

BRONZE

Kauai Grill — St. Regis Princeville Resort, 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, (808) 826-9644; Chef de Cuisine: Colin Hazama

TOP 5

Red Salt — 2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, Kauai, (808) 828-8888; Executive Chef: Ronnie Sanchez

TOP 5

Bar Acuda — 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, (808) 826-7081; Executive Chef: Christophe Lebiet

Best Big Island Restaurant

GOLD

Merriman’s Waimea — 65-1227 Opelo Road, Kamuela, Hawaii, (808) 885-6822; Executive Chef/Owner: Peter Merriman

SILVER

Kaleo’s Bar & Grill — 15-2662 Pahoa Village Road #8512, Pahoa, Hawaii, (808) 965-5600; Executive Chef: Tammy Ancheta

BRONZE

Huggo’s — 75-5828 Kahakai Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, (808) 329-1493; Executive Chef: Laine Uchida

TOP 5

Brown’s Beach House — The Fairmont Orchid, 1 N. Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, (808) 887-7368; Executive Chef: Thepthikone Keosavang

TOP 5

Café Pesto Kawaihae — 61-3665 Highway 270, Kawaihae, Hawaii, (808) 882-1071; Executive Chef: Moki Tavares

Best New Restaurant

GOLD

Soul — 3040 Waialae Ave., 735-7685; Executive Chef/Owner: Sean Priester

SILVER

BLT Steak — 223 Saratoga Road, 683-7440; Executive Chef: Johan Svensson

BRONZE

Side Street Inn on Da Strip — 614 Kapahulu Ave., 739-3939; Executive Chef/Owner: Colin Nishida

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