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MW Restaurant

#123 of 1,785 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Fusion
As featured in Best Food in Honolulu
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1538 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3788
(808) 955-6505
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Kailua, Hawaii
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113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to this restaurant before and had a very good experience and so reserved a table here for a birthday dinner with a very good friend. This time ... the experience was not so good. In fact it was bad. It started when we arrived. The hostess was on the phone with someone, staring out the window. She didn't... More 

Thank Auwaiku
Santa Monica, California
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here on Xmas eve at the same time as the Obamas. Ordered their holiday dinners, they were very good. The best part of the meal was the dessert. I forgot what it was called, but ask for their best dessert, it's a must have. Double check your bill though, there was a computer error with ours, but they... More 

Thank EnlightenedExplorer
fairfield county, ct
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112 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little hard to find, but worth it - the food was excellent and service was very good. We are "foodies" and this restaurant could easily compete with top quality dining in New York City. Highly recommend it.

Thank funtootravel
Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Really cool non-touristy spot. High quality locally sourced ingredients. Imaginative dishes with amazing flavors. Top notch service - attentive but not overly intrusive. Our waiter was super helpful and knowledgable about the menu and had great recommendations. Urban eats decor and vibe that you would find on the mainland. If you are looking to escape the sea of Hawaiian shirts... More 

Thank LisaR0904
Honolulu, Hawaii
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131 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We celebrated a special occasion this week at MW Restaurant and we're so happy we picked this restaurant. Our first time at MW Restaurant was very nice! The interior of MW is no big deal and we don't understand why valet parking ($5, not including the tip) is necessary but the food and service makes it worth coming and returning... More 

3 Thank vrite
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I have been to this restaurant about a half dozen times. This is a venue for special occasions as its not a bargain eatery. We went for lunch on a weekday and it was crowded. (reservations a must). I had the mochi-crusted monchong over somen noodles which was perfectly cooked-- light, crispy basted monchong which was light and tender- not... More 

Thank sharkisland
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I am very impressed with the service at MW Restaurant. They really go above and beyond to make sure that each customer has a great dining experience. I was able to eat here for quick lunch and didn't realize they have this pre-fix menu for $25.00 - which includes appetizers, entrée and dessert. I highly recommend it because it's really... More 

Thank 637gemmar
Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a great restaurant with awesome food. The appetizer salads are large and tasty (although those in my party thought more attention should be paid to quality of lettuce being served). Entrees are consistently prepared and and spot on. The fish in particular (mochi crusted kampachi and salmon) were cooked perfectly...not overcooked. Everyone says to save room for desserts.... More 

Thank hawaii180
Honolulu, Hawaii
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've been wanting to try out MW for over a year now and I was so happy to get a last minute reservation for dinner tonight! I've tried in the past with no luck. Everything from appetizers, entrees and amazing deserts were awesome! And the service was also excellent....very professional, warm, courteous and attentive. Especially liked how they re-explained everything... More 

Thank hnl_gal96816
Roseville, California
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

New to me at least. I think the restaurant is a year old ? Anyway, the food is sensational; the service pleasant and helpful and the prices are not cheap, but certainly a good value for the quality of the food received. My wife and I had steamed fish-really terrific-flavorful and perfectly cooked. They have a nice and reasonably priced... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1538 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3788
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: (808) 955-6505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?