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The Best Wine For Any Restaurant: A Complete Guide to BYOB Wine Pairing in Hawai‘i

Master sommeliers share the best wines for every cuisine. Plus, our favorite BYOB restaurants in Hawai‘i and the unwritten rules of BYOB dining.


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Our Favorite Local BYOB Restaurants

Japanese  

Morio’s Sushi Bistro

2443 Kūhiō Ave., 741-5121
 

Mitch’s Fish Market

524 Ohohia St., 837-7774
 

Michinoku

835 Ke‘eaumoku St., 942-1414
 

Inaba

1610 S. King St., 953-2070 

 

Hot Pot  

Asuka Nabe + Shabu Shabu

3620 Wai‘alae Ave., 735-6666
 

Sweet Home Café

2334 S. King St., 947-3707  

 

Italian and Mediterranean  

Sabrina’s  

3036 Wai‘alae Ave., 739-0220
 

Bruno’s Forno

1120 Maunakea St., 585-2845
 

Olive Tree Café

4614 KĪlauea Ave., 737-0303
 

The Fat Greek

Multiple locations
 

Kan Zaman

1028 Nu‘uanu Ave., 554-3847  

 

Korean  

Shillawon

747 Amana St., 944-8700
 

Sik Do Rak

655 Ke‘eaumoku St., #108, 949-2890 

 

Chinese  

Ming’s

1860 Ala Moana Blvd., 957-0011
 

Moon Garden

578 N. Vineyard Blvd., 843-1868
 

Dew Drop Inn

1088 S. Beretania St., 526-9522
 

Little Village Noodle House

1113 Smith St., 545-3008 

 

Indian

Himalayan Kitchen

1137 11th Ave., 358-7158
 

Café Taj Mahal

3036 Wai‘alae Ave., #4, 732-6496
 

Chutney

661 Ke‘eaumoku St., 312-4295
 

 

Café Maharani

2509 S. King St., 951-7447 

 

Hawaiian  

‘Ono Hawaiian Foods

726 Kapahulu Ave., 737-2275
 

Helena’s Hawaiian Food

1240 N. School St., 845-8044

 

BYOB Wine Guidelines  

Unwritten rules, revealed.

DO: Call the restaurant ahead to understand its BYOB protocol. You may have to bring your own corkscrew and glasses.
ask about corkage fees. The last thing you want is to pay the restaurant for a bottle of wine that you brought.

DO: Consider the type of food you’ll eat. Use our handy guide.

DO: Chill the wine ahead of time if necessary.

DON’T: Bring an entire case of wine or boxed wine. BYOB is a privilege. Don’t abuse it.

DON’T: Limit yourself to traditional pairings. You might dismiss a certain wine because of what is traditionally recommended. “There are no rules,” Okubo says. “Try it out. You might like it.”

 

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Honolulu Magazine April 2018