Alan Wong's Best Restaurant
|Chef Alan Wong is behind Alan Wong's Restaurant, voted the Islands' Best Restaurant.
Notable: As nearly flawless as a restaurant can be. With caring service, an innovative menu and a great bar and wine list, Alan Wongs offers an experience truly representative of island style.
Menu: It is, forgive the cliché, all good. Its hard to get past old favorites like Da Bag (clams and kalua pig steamed in a pouch punctured with great drama at the table), ginger-crusted onaga and house-made chocolate bars to try newer specials.
FYI: Top floor, 1857 S. King Street; 949-2526. Dinner 5-10 p.m. daily. Reservations recommended. VS, MC, AX, DC, JCB. No checks. $$$
Dave & Buster's Best New Restaurant
|Dave & Busters has two bars, sports on TV, a dining room with a varied menu and was voted Best New Restaurant. Its a popular hangout, especially for game-players and the twentysomething set.
Notable: When this spot opened in October 2001, like the Las Vegas Strip, Barnum & Baileys circus and a mega-mall food court all rolled into one, the place was jammed with young Islanders, despite the fact that you needed a map to navigate the 40,000 square feet. Although things have calmed down a bit, its still a popular hangout for p¨p¨, sports on TV, games and general fun.
Menu: The menu in the Grand Dining Room is eclectic and ranges from early lunch to late dinner, including steaks, chicken, pasta, ribs, burgers, sandwiches.
FYI: 1030 Auahi St., Ward Entertanment Center; 586-2215. 11 a.m.-midnight Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations recommended. VS, MC, AX, DC, DS, JCB. No checks. $$.