Media Coverage’s 38 Essential Honolulu Restaurants

The married chefs Amanda Cheng and Makoto Ono, who made their names in Canada and Hong Kong, took over the kitchen at the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head hotel, on a quiet stretch between Waikīkī and Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head). They serve elegant, understated dishes; some of the best sound the most plain, like roasted cabbage … Read more’s Best New Restaurant’s in Honolulu

Honolulu’s most thrilling restaurant debuts of the year include a next-gen izakaya in Kalihi-Palama and a truffle lover’s paradise in Ala Moana. Arden’s postcard-perfect location—in a sanctuary at the foot of Diamond Head—is reason enough to check it out. But so are its contemporary Hawaiʻian dishes by chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng. The pretty … Read more

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