And the Winners of the Hale ‘Aina Awards are…

Ready to find out the winners of this year’s Hale ‘Aina Awards?
Liliko‘i creamsicle by Stage, one of the dishes that will be served at the Hale ‘Aina Awards.

All the votes are in, and we’re tallying them up for this year’s Hale ‘Ainas. 

And the winners are…

Sorry, but you’re going to have to wait until Nov. 9 to find out—at the 31st annual Hale ‘Aina Awards, where we announce the best restaurants of the year. 

Join us at the event, catered by 11 Hale ‘Aina award-winning restaurants. And while we can't name this year’s winners yet, we can give a sneak peek at what'll be served up that night:

  • Tiki’s Grill & Bar
    Big Island beef tenderloin, uni shiso béarnaise, Kula onion soubise

  • Mariposa
    Braised lamb ragu, Big Island hearts of palm puree, naked ravioli, Hāmākua mushrooms, crispy parmesan salad

  • Alan Wong’s
    Braised short rib with a spicy mushroom and peanut relish

  • Le Bistro
    Parmigiano-reggiano crusted Kulana beef tartare style, foie gras fondue, guanciale, cassava frites

  • Azure
    Smoked Pier 38 fish chowder, sweet corn, fingerling potato, lup cheong, "oyster cracker"

  • Morimoto Waikīkī
    Morimoto’s signature tuna pizza with bigeye tuna, olives, anchovy aioli, jalapeño

  • Roy’s Waikīkī​
    Kampachi crudo, yuzu kosho, white soy, jalapeño, garlic aioli, pickled watermelon radish, Kahuku sea asparagus

  • Monkeypod Kitchen
    Potato gnocchi with roasted Hāmākua mushrooms, MA‘O Farms chard and Big Island chevre, tomato coulis

  • JJ’s French Bistro
    Chocolate mocha Bavarian

  • Stage
    Liliko‘i creamsicle, olive oil shortbread crust, strawberry balsamic coulis, fresh fruits

  • Kalapawai Cafe
    Mini browned butter salted chocolate chip cookies with ice cream and milk


Get your tickets now! Individual tickets are $100 and are available here. And we’ll see you at The Royal Hawaiian, Sunday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.