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MW Restaurant

American, Asian fusion
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1538 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
(808) 955-6505
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another great newer fine dining experience in Honolulu

The owner/chef and his wife were the chef and pastry specialists at Alan Wong's for many years prior to opening MW - as such there are many dishes that has hints from Alan Wong's Overall food was good from my tasting menu, however the okapaka fish and steak I had were on the salty side. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Cali Sun
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The owner/chef and his wife were the chef and pastry specialists at Alan Wong's for many years prior to opening MW - as such there are many dishes that has hints from Alan Wong's Overall food was good from my tasting menu, however the okapaka fish and steak I had were on the salty side. If you've never been to... More 

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los gatos
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99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Heard and read much hype about restaurant so I reserved for group of 6 out of towners wanting to try it. They didn't tell us groups greater than 5 would be put in a back room away from all the action. First big downer. We had a well trained server. He helped us pick a good alternate wine that was... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm still in awe about this place! I had their 5 course menu tasting with the wine pairing and I can't get over how delicious and perfect it was! Hands down the best fine dining meal I've had in a long time. The wine pairing was on point - I mean it was SO PERFECT. The food was out of... More 

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Honolulu
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90 reviews 90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Early dinner with friends. Fun trying new creations in appetizers and desserts. Good to order a variety in order to see and taste the innovative flavor combinations. Go early to avoid the crowds. Make reservations.

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Yuba City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Difficult to find in a fairly obscure part of Honolulu (not Waikiki), at just over 2 months open for business this is easily the best culinary experience I have ever had in Hawaii. Staff polished and educated in their profession, and food creativity and refinement above and beyond. Unique seasonal offerings you may not find at other restaurants targeting tourists.... More 

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Vermont
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Service was absolutely impeccable. It seemed as if there were more servers than customers. Food was very good, but I did not care for the couscous served with the duck. Good wine list (but easy to get very expensive), great salads and entrees. We did not have room for dessert, but have been told we should have taken one home... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I told my husband I wanted to try this restaurant for my birthday dinner instead of usual Alan Wong's. Michelle Kerr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka both alum of Alan Wong can't go wrong...and they did not let me down. Thanks Michelle and Wade for a great B-Day dinner experience. The location is at the old KGMB site in a building painted... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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139 reviews 139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was introduced to MW by friends. We ate here with a large group; seating was comfortable. Service was impeccable - our waiter came by to refill waters, take plates away, check on us frequently. We started with appetizers - if you arrive before 5 pm, you can order small plate appetizers for $5 - so we ordered multiple appetizers... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It might take you a trip around the block to find the right driveway but it is well worth the search. There is plenty of parking and the valet is only $4.00! There is a tasting menu on line but we were pleasantly surprised to find a Chef's Tasting menu and daily specials in addition to the one posted on... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was AMAZING as usual. This was my third time at MW. The first two times, the service was impeccable, this third time, not so much. Service was slow, waiter maybe came by once in 2 1/2 hours to check and see if our water or drinks needed refilling, and even ordering took a long time. We were ready to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1538 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: (808) 955-6505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Asian fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?