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“A wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MW Restaurant

MW Restaurant
1538 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
(808) 955-6505
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Ranked #88 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: American, Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Kailua, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You can tell you like a restaurant when you go there twice in two weeks.
We were first taken there by a woman that knows the owner - so we were of course treated to a wonderful big bag of the most delicious cookies and our meal was beyond fantastic. At first we thought this is how they treat VIP guests.
The next week I decided to host a party of four and I was surprised to learn that the VIP experience wasn't just for special guests- it was for everyone. Seriously, you can't get better service here. Everyone from making the reservation, pulling into the valet, getting seated to our amazing table service was beyond fantastic.
We did some sort of a cucumber fizz cocktail that was so light and refreshing. We had amazing pupus from the Ahi nachos, calamari, to the beet salad. Just amazing flavors and it was so well presented.
I had the mochi crusted opakapaka which was fantastic.
I highly recommend going to this restaurant to enjoy the flavors and the full dining experience. They just don't have many restaurants like this anymore. We'll be back for sure!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Turin, Italy
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A brasserie-style restaurant with a wide array of choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I was there on a Monday night with a group of 11 colleagues. We chose the tasting menue, which we found to be an excellent choice and a great value. Our multicourse dinner included a wide panoply of flavours, mainly reflecting dishes of Oriental cuisine: among them, ceviche, ahi poke, crème brulée, kimchi, risotto, and opakapaka. The wine, beer, cocktail and sake list is wide, with well-chosen and reasonably priced items. We had sake, an Alsatian Gewurtztraminer, an Oregon Pinot Noir, and a glass of dessert wine. We found that this Brasserie-style place has a friendly, nonobtrusive service. As a bonus, when we left each of us received a small bag of cookies. Tip was not automatically added to our check, unlike with many restaurants whose managers are apparently afraid that large parties would undertip.

Visited June 2014
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Honolulu
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was our first time at this restaurant and not our last. It was excellent. The food, the service and the price. We had salad which were rather large and tasty. I had that night's special, duck salad. Lots of duck and great tasty dressing. We also had the fried calamari, which had a lot. I had the mochi crusted opakapaka...excellent. Nice piece and again excellent taste. We had a lot of dessert and felt it wasn't as great as we heard. The best was the lilikoi soufflé. We had margarita which was not that good, probably won't have that again. The service was really good. We even got a goodie bag of cookies since we were celebrating a birthday. Nice touch.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Special meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The staff went out of their way to make the evening special, and the food was creative and well prepared. Much better than the other upscale "chain" restaurants. Wish we lived there to be regulars.

Visited June 2014
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Ashiya, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Oxtail strew & rice...don't miss that”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were looking for some good food, a little away from Waikiki Beach. What we found was a really nice restaurant with great food and wonderful service. We started off with a Greek Salad followed by the oxtail strew with rice and the salmon with lemon mustard sauce. Not to forget the virgin blueberry cocktail which was very refreshing. Even we skipped the dessert - we have to try these next time - we were very pleased and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was well presented, tasty and yummy. We definitely would go back!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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