Part swanky lounge with plush leather seating, part neighborhood burger joint with scrubbed wooden tables, Sway Restaurant and Bar is a mecca for creative fusion. The cuisine follows suit with American classics that receive an Asian makeover. Tacos are stuffed with Korean kalbi short ribs and salmon is marinated in miso and served atop buckwheat soba noodles. Hawaiian grass-fed beef goes into the burgers, which include a version inspired by traditional Vietnamese banh mi.
There's no shortage of fish joints in Honolulu, but how many of them can claim to be housed in a big, blue bus? Only Blue Hawaii Shrimp & Seafood, a revamped vehicle stationed across from Crane Park in Kapahulu. But people don't flock to this food truck just because it's a truck. No, they come for daily specials such as mahi-mahi in a light butter-lemon sauce and everyday staples such as garlicky shrimp and grilled salmon over rice.
With a stay at The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu (Kahala), you'll be close to Kapiolani Community College and Diamond Head. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Honolulu Zoo and Ala Wai Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 338 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and CD players. 40-inch LCD televisions with pay movies provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Grab a bite at one of the resort's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this resort consist of exhibit space and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
With an eclectic childhood that took place amid the bustling cityscape of São Paolo, Brazil, in the steamy kitchen of their parents’ Chinese restaurant and on surfboards riding the oceans of Mexico, brothers Wing, Ed, and Mingo have tasted a panoply of flavors. Their intimate familiarity with the international cuisines of their youth has coalesced into Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a taqueria with Mexican specialties that brim with Brazilian and Asian touches. House-made sauces, such as the roasted-pepper cilantro sauce and the spicy Mr. Lee’s sauce, drizzle wahoo- and mahi-mahi-stuffed tacos and fork-ready entrees such as the Maui bowl, a customer favorite that combines teriyaki steak with beans and rice. The full bar serves margaritas infused with local limes, house-made sweet-and-sour mix, and straws handcrafted by artisan strawsmiths to anoint tongues during lunch, dinner, or the eatery's daily happy hours. To add to the global flavors, live musicians flaunt their fingerwork in the restaurant three days a week.
The chefs at Raging Crab make seafood however their customers like it. All of the clams, crabs, shrimp and other seafood delicacies they make come in sundry seasonings, with spices ranging from hot ghost chili pepper to as mild as a sitcom starring a former professional athlete. Raging Crab’s main courses are served with sides such as cajun fries and rice, plus seasonings that include garlic butter, lemon pepper, spicy raging cajun, or a combination of all three.
The staff at Banzai Sushi Bar serves fresh, flavorful fish in a down-to-earth atmosphere, earning accolades in the Star Advertiser's Ilima Awards for several years running. Nestled in a corner of Haleiwa's North Shore Marketplace, the restaurant cossets diners in a covered open-air deck constructed of rustic dark wood, with floral floor cushions for Japanese-style dining or conventional seats for settling the bill with games of musical chairs. Raw seafood is laid bare atop nuggets of sushi rice in nigiri or wrapped tightly between layers of rice and seaweed in maki rolls such as the hawaii roll, whose bundle of shrimp tempura and cucumber is topped with spicy tuna and macadamia nuts.