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2006 Ilima Restaurant Awards

Every year the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper issues Ilima Awards for the best restaurants in Hawaii. The awards are given to all types of restaurants in many different price categories. Most of the award winning restaurants are on the isalnd of Oahu, but some are located on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii. To read reviews of the award winning restaurants on this page, see Honolulu Advertiser Restaurant Reviews.

Best Restaurants Overall

2006 Best Restaurant
Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 South King Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-949-2526

Best New Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Ola - Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-293-6000

Best New Restaurant - People's Choice
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ala Moana Shopping Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 4240
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-356-8300

Fine Dining Restaurants

Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Chef Mavro
1969 South King Street (at McCully)
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-944-4714

Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Critics' Choice
12th Avenue Grill
Address: 1145C 12th Avenue
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-732-9469

Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Critics' Choice
town
3435 Waialae Avenue
Kaimuki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-735-5900
(yes, that is how it's spelled, lower case and all)

Best Fine Dining Restaurant - People's Choice
Roy's Restaurant Hawaii Kai
Hawaii Kai Town Center
6600 Kalanianaole Highway
Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-396-7697
(few miles east of Waikiki, near Hanauma Bay)

Best Fine Dining Restaurant - People's Choice
Hy's Steak House
2440 Kuhio Avenue
Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-922-5555

Best Fine Dining Restaurant - People's Choice
Hoku's - Kahala Hotel
5000 Kahala Avenue
Kahala, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-739-8888
(east of Waikiki and Diamond Head)

Casual Dining Restaurants

Best Casual Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Wahoo's Fish Taco
970 Auahi Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-591-1646

Best Casual Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Nico's at Pier 38
1133 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-540-1377

Best Casual Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Neo-Nabe
2065 South King Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-944-6622

Best Casual Restaurant - People's Choice
Zippy's
Many locations

Best Casual Restaurant - People's Choice
Big City Diner
Four locations on Oahu

Best Casual Restaurant - People's Choice
California Pizza Kitchen
Ala Moana Shopping Center,
Kahala Shopping Mall
Pearlridge Shopping Center

Ethnic Restaurants

Best Ethnic Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Hakkei Japanese Restaurant
1436, Young Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-944-6688

Best Ethnic Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Max's of Manila
Waipahu Shopping Plaza
94-300 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-951-6297
(west of downtown Honolulu)

Best Ethnic Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-545-3008

Best Ethnic Restaurant - People's Choice
Keo's in Waikiki
2028 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-951-9355

Best Ethnic Restaurant - People's Choice
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
Two Locations:
1824 King Street, Honolulu (808-949-4584)
98-1226 Kaahumanu Street, Pearl City (808-487-0091)

Best Ethnic Restaurant - People's Choice
Assaggio Italian Restaurant
Four locations on Oahu
See also: AssaggioHawaii.com

Wine and Cocktails

Best for Wine - Critics' Choice
Vino
500 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-524-8466

Best for Wine - People's Choice
Formaggio, Italian Wine and Cheese Bar
Market City Shopping Center
2919 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-739-7719

Best for Cocktails - Critics' Choice
Lewers Lounge
Halekulani Hotel
2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: 808-923-2311

Best for Cocktails - People's Choice
Mai Tai Bar
Ala Moana Shopping Center
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-947-2900

Dessert Restaurants

Best for Dessert - Critics' Choice
JJ Bistro and French Pastry
3447 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-739-0993

Best for Dessert - People's Choice
The Cheesecake Factory
2301 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-924-5001

Breakfast Restaurants

Best Breakfast - Critics' Choice
Grand Cafe and Bakery
31 North Pauahi Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-531-0001

Best Breakfast - People's Choice
Anna Miller's 24-Hour Restaurant
98-115 Kaonohi Street
Pearlridge, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-487-2421

Coffee Houses

Best Coffee Bar - Critics' Choice
Coffee Talk
3601 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Oahu
Phone: 808-737-7444

Best Coffee Bar - People's Choice
Starbucks
Several locations

Kauai Restaurants

Best Kaua'i Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Blossoming Lotus
4504 Kukui Street
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii
Phone: 808-822-7678

Best Kaua'i Restaurant - People's Choice
Hamura Saimin Stand
2956 Kress Street
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Phone: 808-245-3271

Maui Restaurants

Best Maui Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Mala, an Ocean Tavern
1307 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Phone: 808-667-9394

Best Maui Restaurant - People's Choice
Longhi's
Two Maui Locations:
888 Front Street, Lahaina (808-667-2288)
3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea (808-891-8883)

Big Island Restaurants

Best Big Island Restaurant - Critics' Choice
Hilo Bay Cafe
315 Makaala Street
Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii 96720
Phone: 808-935-4939

Best Big Island Restaurant - People's Choice
Merriman's
65-1227 Opelo Road
Kamuela, Big Island, Hawaii 96743-2349
Phone: 808-885-6822

See also
- Honolulu Advertiser Restaurant Reviews.
- Honolulu Magazine Restaurant Guide.
- All Ilima Awards Since 1997



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