Let the Voting Begin for the 2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards

Vote for your favorite restaurants and bars by June 30.
The winners of the 2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards will be announced on Sept. 17 at the Royal Hawaiian hotel.
Photo: kelli Bullock


 Want to show your love to your favorite restaurant, hole in the wall, brunch spot or bar? We can help.


That’s because it’s time to vote in the 2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards, the state’s most prestigious and longest-running dining awards chosen by the savvy readers—you!—of HONOLULU Magazine. Click here to vote. Voting ends on June 30 and winners will be announced at our annual gala on Sept. 17 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


And there’s another benefit to voting, beside the satisfaction that you supported your favorite eatery: Anyone who submits a ballot is entered to win dining certificates and $25 off this year’s general admission ticket to the gala in September.


What’s new? A category for restaurants that cater and a slew of recently opened restaurants including Over Easy in Kailua, Senia in Chinatown and Moku Kitchen in Kaka‘ako.


The annual Hale ‘Aina Awards gala is more than just an announcement of winners. It’s a full-on party, with entertainment, cocktails and dishes by dozens of Hawai‘i’s best restaurants—all under the stars in Waikīkī. Buy tickets here.


So what are you waiting for? Vote—and spread the word! Voting closes on June 30. Check here for updates.