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Sip, Dine, Mingle, Repeat at the Hale ‘Aina Awards

Dine on dishes from 13 of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants.




Join us for a starlight soiree celebrating the culinary stars of this year’s Hale ‘Aina Awards! Dine on dishes from 13 top restaurants while sipping on cocktails and enjoying amazing entertainment, all under the stars at the luxurious Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


Click here to purchase your tickets today!


Make it a staycation with special rates from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel:

Historic Room - $215 per night

Early check-in (based on availability), 4pm guaranteed late check-out and no resort fee.

For reservations, call (808) 921-4620 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and ask for the RHEVENT2 rate.


Check out our insider tips to this year's Hale ‘Aina Awards.


Restaurant lineup:

  • Tiki’s Grill and Bar - Roast bone marrow, Kolea Farms sunchoke puree, pineapple agrodolce (roasted veal bone, puree, toasted bread crumbs, parsley salad, mignonette, sweet n' sour pineapple)

  • Arancino – Arancini ai funghi porcini (lightly fried porcini mushroom risotto croquette, parmigiano cream sauce)

  • Agu Ramen Bistro – Hot Mess Ramen (extra rich broth made with black garlic oil, garlic chips, and silky se-abura. Original kotteri topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese)

  • Top of Waikīkī - Southern inspired hot chicken and biscuits with achara (spicy buttermilk fried chicken with home-made biscuits and a Filipino-inspired green papaya pickled relish)

  • Mission Social Hall & Café – Mochiko ulu (charred hirabara kale, spicy kewpie, cheezit parm)

  • Livestock Tavern - Sauteed scallops and bone marrow with truffle'd grits (sauteed bay scallops with bone marrow grits with truffle oil)

  • Lucky Belly - Lobster shu mai with lobster butter sauce (steamed shellfish dumpling with lobster, scallop, shrimp in a lobster bisque butter sauce)

  • Cafe Laufer - Sacher torte and coffee gelee (classic Austrian torte (chocolate cake with apricot marmalade) coffee gelee with caramel sauce and whip cream)

  • Noi Thai - Thai larb chicken (a flavorful Thai style salad of minced chicken tossed in a zesty lime dressing mixed with red onion, cilantro, and toasted rice)

  • Fête - Fete fried chicken (fried Chicken with spicy tomato jam, charleston grits, collard greens)

  • Kai Market – Pan seared maple duck breast, butternut squash, horseradish beet puree and brussel sprouts

  • Pikake Terrace - Causa dorada (truffle potato cake, seared hamachi, masago, yuzu gel, micro cilanatro)

  • Piggy Smalls - Scallion Arepu (anchovy XO sauce, pickled corn cilantro)


Use your Priority Destinations® or Priority RewardsSM credit card at checkout and receive a 20% discount off GENERAL ADMISSION tickets courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank. Enter the first 8-digits of your card number in the discount code field to redeem this special offer.


Signature cocktails and beverages:

  • Kai Spirits

  • Ocean Vodka

  • Menehune Water

  • Johnson Brothers of Hawai‘i, Inc.

  • The Cherry Co. LTD

  • Southern Wine & Spirits

  • Paradise Beverages

  • Koloa Rum

  • Maui Brewing Co.



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