Hawaiian/Pan-Pacific

Aaron’s ATOP Ala Moana
An inviting ambiance and sumptuous dishes make aaron’s a must-dine spot. join the party at their late-night supper club and lounge. ala moana hotel, 410 atkinson drive, honolulu. 955-4466.

Alan Wong’s
Hawaii regional cuisine featuring current, innovative recipes created from hand-picked fruits and veggies from local farms by one of the most influential chefs in the islands. 1857 s. king st., honolulu. 949-2566.

Azul
Fresh local vegetables, seafood and organic meats shine alongside a stellar wine list with more than 250 options. the restaurant, in the ihilani hotel, is also noted for its sunday champagne brunch. 92-1001 olani st., ko olina. 679-0080.

Diamond Head Grill
Located in the w honolulu hotel, this award-winning restaurant presenting regional hawaiian cuisine is open for dinner daily and offers banquet and catering services. the w honolulu hotel, 2885 kalakaua ave., honolulu. 922-3734.

Steaks/chops/seafood

Chart House
Capture brilliant sunset views at this luxury restaurant where specials always include steak and lobster, stuffed shrimp and a fresh catch of the day, and the nightly entertainment never ends. 1765 ala moana blvd., honolulu. 941-6660.

d.k. steak house
Home of oahu’s only dry-aging room serving only usda high-grade beef, this american steakhouse offers an extensive wine list, incredible ocean views and to-die-for side dishes. waikiki beach marriott resort & spa, 2552 kalakaua ave., honolulu. 931-6280.

Hy’s steak house
Boasting an ambience unlike any other found in hawaii, this steakhouse features a stunning kiawe grill and rich combination dishes including steak and lobster, scallops, scampi and alaskan king crab. waikiki park heights hotel, 2440 kuhio ave., honolulu. 922-5555.

John dominis restaurant
Honolulu’s premier restaurant since 1979 grants unforgettable views of diamond head, waikiki’s skyline and the ocean, and provides exquisite fresh seafood and a sophisticated sushi bar. 43 ahui, honolulu. 523-0955.

Longhi’s ala moana
Created by a “man who loves to eat,” this acclaimed restaurant relies on its waiters to recite a verbal menu featuring lobster and prawns, as well as steaks, chops, veal and pastas. 1450 ala moana blvd., honolulu. 947-9899.

Morton’s – the steakhouse
the country’s premier steakhouse boasts a steak impossible to duplicate simply because they have chosen the prime of the prime usda beef, aged it to perfection, and broiled up to 1,200 degrees. 1450 ala moana blvd., honolulu. 949-1300.

Orchids
Delight your taste buds on this top seafood restaurant’s multi-faceted menu featuring hawaiian favorite sautéed mahi mahi, broiled Atlantic salmon steak and seared Australian Lemongrass prawns. Halekulani Resort, 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu. 923-2311.

Top of Waikiki
The only revolving restaurant in the Islands presents fantastic views of Diamond Head and the world’s most famous beach while serving innovative dishes such as grilled lamb three ways. 21st Floor, Waikiki Business Plaza, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. 923-3877.

Asian

Chai’s island bistro
One of Honolulu’s favorite Thai restaurants presents traditional dancers, and specializes in traditional and non-traditional dishes combining the fresh flavors of the Pacific. Aloha Tower Marketplace, 101 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. 850-0011.

ciao mein
This multi-award winning restaurant offers the best of both worlds with Italian and Chinese cuisines. The extensive menu features “Collision Cuisine” dishes that combine both Italian and Chinese ingredients into a sensational treat for the palate. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, 2424 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. 923-1234.

Golden Dragon
Known for its prized Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, Golden Dragon offers an un-forgettable ethnic experience complete with fortune-telling tea ladies and a glass-enclosed smoking room. Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu. 949-4321.

Kobe japanese steakhouse
Be entertained and enjoy famous Kobe beef teppanyaki style with fresh oriental vegetables, grilled noodles and sizzling fried rice. The menu also offers a great selection of fresh seafood. 1841 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu. 941-4444.

sushi sasabune
This sushi restaurant invites those who truly appreciate the tradition and artistry of sushi, presenting the best seasonal fish from around the globe. 1419 S. King St., Honolulu. 947-3800.

Tanaka of Tokyo
This Teppanyaki Japanese restaurant offers a full selection of seafood, steak, garden fresh vegetables, and specializes in imported lobster tails, shrimp, scallops and certified Black Angus sirloin. The Ilikai Hotel, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. 945-3443.

Tokyo – Tokyo
Revel in the highest quality ingredients such as exotic seafood flown from the fish markets of Tsukiji, Fukuoka and Boston, while experiencing the peaceful ambience at this Japanese infusion restaurant. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave. Honolulu. 739-8901.

Italian

Assaggio
Experience savory pasta and fresh catch-of-the-day fish in a beautiful atmosphere. With four locations: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, 942-3446; 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Hawaii Kai, 396-0756; 354 Uluniu St., Kailua, 261-2772; 95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, 623-5115.

Matteo’s italian restaurant
This Old World eatery has been awarded 17 times as one of Hawaii’s best restaurants featuring traditional Italian specialties and more than 700 wines and champagnes. 364 Seaside Ave. Honolulu. 922-5551.

Sarento’s top of the “i”
Take the scenic ride in a glass elevator up to Sarento’s, where you will find homemade pastas and sausages, baking potato foccacia bread and smoked salmon that has been cured and spiced for two days. 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. 955-5559.

Sergio’s italian restaurant
An Island favorite for the past 18 years, this classic Italian restaurant features amazing entrees, entertaining tableside presentations and delicious flambé desserts in a Tuscan farmhouse setting. Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu. 951-6900.