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Win Tickets to the Hottest Party in Town!

Join us for a starlight soiree celebrating the culinary stars of this year’s Hale ‘Aina Awards!




Contest is now closed. Click here to purchase your tickets today!


Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Hale ‘Aina Awards on Sunday, Sept. 25th at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Dine under the stars on dishes from 13 of Honolulu’s hottest restaurants including Arancino, Piggy Smalls, Kai Market, Livestock Tavern, Lucky Belly and more. Contest ends on Sept. 22, 2016.


In 1984, HONOLULU Magazine established its Hale ‘Aina Awards as the Islands’ first local restaurant awards. Before then, culinary awards in the Islands had been given by Mainland travel interests. The Hale ‘Aina Awards were the first to recognize local tastes. 


Over the past 30 years, the Hale ‘Aina Awards have been much imitated, but they still stand out, as the most prized dining awards in the Islands.


All HONOLULU readers are eligible to vote. Voting took place in June. A hard copy ballot also appears in the June issue each year. After the ballots are tallied, the magazine designates its readers’ favorite restaurants as Hale ‘Aina Award winners for that year.


Hale ‘Aina means “eating place.” It is the closest Hawaiian equivalent to the word restaurant. But Hale ‘Aina has come to mean the most prestigious dining awards in the Islands. They act as a guide to readers about where to eat, they bolster a restaurant’s reputation and they have been publicized all over the Mainland and Japan.


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