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“Consistently good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mariposa

Mariposa
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Ranked #125 of 2,260 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Piikoi
Honolulu
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to Mariposa to celebrate my birthday and the food and service was consistent with the many times I visited whether it be for lunch, dinner or a special occasion. It is nice to know that I whenever I visit I can count on a very good dining experience. The service was excellent and the desert that I had which was a mocha waffle with fruits and ice cream was unusual but delicious.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mahalo2013
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English first
Los Angeles
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Love their popovers and chicken broth for lunch. Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I watched the lanterns floating at Ala Moana beach on Memorial Day from the patio while dining on salmon and later cheesecake for dessert.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda A
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Sunnyvale, CA
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Exquisite food with a beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our group of six enjoyed a truly delicious dinner at Mariposa! The sweet rolls to start were warm and delicious. We sampled the pork and scallop appetizers and the barbeque shrimp as well as the Maui Onion salad (shared by two). The presentation for these were lovely as was the taste. For entrees, the pork chop was the best ever with a crunchy crust and succulent meat! The meat on the lamb shank easily fell off the bone. The lobster linguine was really tasty as well as the scallops. Everyone cleaned their plates as the food was so good! But we saved space for desert - the lilikoi pudding was overflowing with fruit with a pudding base and a large coconut toile butterfly! Very easy access from the parking lot below via the restaurant's direct access elevator. Casual atmosphere with many customer coming directly after shopping. Lovely view of the sunset as well! Just be warned that tip is automatically included for parties of six or more.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SunnyvaleMOm9
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Monument CO
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food while looking at the beach from above.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you do not want to make a reservation than come to the entrance slightly before 1100 and you can usually get a seat on the lanai where the best view of the beach side park and the ocean can be enjoyed. We always visit the Mariposa restaurant several times when we visit Oahu, about once a year. The service and food is excellent at all times. Try the specials but if you are not excited by them then the fish and chicken dishes are also excellent. The popovers are outstanding and are served with all meals. I enjoy the deserts which can be split between two diners.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tokyo, Japan
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113 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Lovely bread, good atmosphere, and beautiful scenery.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

This restaurant located in the Neiman Mercus of the Ala Moana Shopping Center is very popular. So making a reservation is highly recommended even for the lunch.
The reasons why many people love it are as below.
- From it, especially from the terrace seats, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of blue ocean, white beach and blue sky. That is Hawaii!
- The cost is reasonable for its food (For a lunch, I paid less than 70 USD for 2 adults including tips.)
- This restaurant accepts babies, and has high chairs for them.
- The bread is very lovely! You can ask another ones.

I love this place very much.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 8Shanghai
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