Restaurant Week features new Honolulu eats

Highway InnThis year marks the sixth anniversary of Restaurant Week Hawaii, scheduled for November 18-24, 2013. The seven-day celebration of the cuisine scene in Hawaii will feature a variety of restaurants offering prix fixe menus and special discounts.

Diners can choose from fine dining to casual eateries, including several new participants: Brasserie Du Vin, Restaurant Epic, Grand Café and Bakery, Highway Inn @ Kaka’ako and The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood.

Returning favorites include Angelo Pietro Honolulu, d.k Steak House, Hoku’s, Longhi’s Ala Moana, Mariposa, Tiki’s Grill & Bar, Vino and Wai’olu at Trump Waikiki.

This year, diners will have easy access to restaurant menus and reservations through a smart phone optimized site, sponsored by American Savings Bank.

For more information on Restaurant Week Hawaii or to see the full list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit

Restaurant Week Hawaii Pocket Guides will be available, while supplies last, at Ala Moana Center Customer Service and at participating restaurants.

Restaurant Week Hawaii is a benefit for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, Hawaii’s only advanced culinary program for students from all islands, as well as abroad.

Photo courtesy Highway Inn.

Voting Opens for Hawaii’s Best Green Restaurant


The Nature Conservancy’s 2013 “Nature’s Plate Awards” celebrates the efforts of eateries that emphasize both sustainability and taste. Supporting these restaurants also helps support all the food producers: the farmers, ranchers and fishermen and women who work hard to minimize their impact on the environment.

The public is invited to vote on which sustainable, organic or farm-to-table restaurant will take home this year’s 2013 People’s Choice Nature’s Plate Award. The finalists for Hawaii are:

  • Greens & Vines
  • Hilo Bay Cafe
  • Hukilau Lanai Restaurant
  • Kohala Burger & Taco
  • Town Restaurant

Participants have until 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 15, 2013 to vote for your choice of the restaurant that serves the best food while working hard to protect the Earth.