Seasons Eatings from Ward Village
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Delight in Outdoor Holiday Dining
With an abundance of outdoor dining options in Ward Village, you can take a break from shopping and exploring the neighborhood to discover a new dish or indulge in your favorite meal, all while enjoying the trade winds.
Since opening in August 2020, Istanbul Hawai‘i has grown in popularity and is an idyllic dining destination in the neighborhood. Guests can delight in a unique culinary experience of Turkish and Mediterranean flavors within the vibrant restaurant or on the charming outdoor terrace.
Continuing makai along Kamake‘e Corridor is Merriman’s, another outdoor dining option in Anaha Shops. Helmed by Chef Peter Merriman, his namesake restaurant offers an elevated ambiance along with a menu that features 90% island-grown and -raised ingredients. Here, you can take in breathtaking sunsets and the twinkling lights along Auahi Street, while enjoying a meal alfresco.
If you’re in the mood for Japanese cuisine, Rinka offers an assortment of picture perfect Japanese dishes, including sushi, sashimi, soba and tempura. Located on the ground floor of Ae‘o tower, the spacious eatery’s sleek design showcases an open concept, high ceilings and modern touches, which extend to its patio. If you prefer a more intimate dining experience, there is also a sushi bar and a private dining room for reservation.
Piggy Smalls, the sister restaurant to Downtown Honolulu’s The Pig & The Lady, features a diverse menu inspired by the tastes of Europe, North Africa, America and Southeast Asia. Playful and eclectic, Piggy Smalls serves daily soup specials, shared “family-style” plates, delectable brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, innovative desserts and creative cocktails. The covered lānai seating is perfect for dining with family, friends and even pets!
For a hearty meal, look no further than Scratch Kitchen in South Shore Market which features local and Southern-inspired items for brunch and dinner. Rustic décor, an open-concept kitchen and outdoor picnic-style seating creates a welcoming atmosphere that pairs perfectly with the comfort food featured on their menu.
Already a local favorite, guests can expect familiar dishes at Maile’s Thai like pad thai, green papaya salad and colorful curries, but with such an extensive menu, you may even find a new favorite. The Ward Village location also has specials like the wok-fried Lobster Appetizer, Bacon and Basil Clams served with crostini, Thai Spicy Clams and Fresh Clams Appetizer.
Take Advantage of Time-Saving Services
For your convenience, Ward Village offers 15-minute parking in the West Village, Kamake’e Corridor and East Village districts. Whether you’re in need of some extra caffeine, comfort food or a healthy snack, you can find it here, without delaying your holiday festivities. For a hassle-free experience, just look for the designated parking stalls throughout the neighborhood, so you can park your sleigh for those quick grab-and-go bites or online and phone orders. Many restaurants in Ward Village have continued to offer delivery services, in addition to inviting patrons back to dine in.
Find comfort and joy knowing which eateries are offering outdoor dining, grab-and-go, 15-minute parking and more at WardVillage.com/holiday-guide.