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Family dinner after first full day

Belmar, New Jersey
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Family dinner after first full day

My family and I (husband and 2 girls, ages 8 & 11) are flying in from NJ and landing in Honolulu around 8pm on Saturday night, 8/18. We're planning on spending the next day enjoying Waikiki Beach and adjusting to the time change. Any suggestions on where to have dinner that night? If I make reservations, should I make them on the early side - assuming we'll be tired early?

We'll be staying at the Hyatt Regency for the first week, and then a week at Aulani. Any other restaurant recommendations?

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Bayonne, France
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1. Re: Family dinner after first full day

What type of food/cuisine would you like?

You have access to virtually every kind imaginable.

What price point?

Do you require an ocean view?

Belmar, New Jersey
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2. Re: Family dinner after first full day

Nothing fancy/expensive. No particular cuisine - but my older daughter is picky, she's good with a burger, taco, pasta, pizza. A view would be nice! Doesn't have to be a sit down restaurant.

California
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3. Re: Family dinner after first full day

**California Pizza Kitchen** - which you may be familiar with. Something for everyone. They have a nice lanai with a view. In my experience, they also serve fresh local fish.

It's just down the block from you on Kalakaua. Upstairs.

2284 Kalakaua Ave.

808-924-2000

Open Daily from 11:00 am until 10:30 pm

**** Wolfgang Puck is another good option ... and their quality is very good. Love their banana bread! It's down Kalakaua ... toward Diamond Head. Kinda on the side of the building. Very generous portions.

http://www.wolfgangpuckexpresshawaii.com

**** Teddy's Bigger Burgers ... YUM!

https://www.teddysbb.com/waikiki. https://www.teddysbb.com/locations-menus#Maui%20–%20Hawaii

Scroll down for the Teddy's on Kapahulu .... just go down Kalakaua toward Diamond Head. One entrance may be on Kalakaua. Tucked in a building.

Edited: 09 June 2018, 08:02
Belmar, New Jersey
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4. Re: Family dinner after first full day

Awesome thanks!!! These look like great options!

Seattle
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5. Re: Family dinner after first full day

Yeah, Teddy's is pretty tasty, but bring your "patient hat"! Somehow Teddy's has become an international favorite and the Kapahulu store gets very busy. So service is s-l-o-w at times.

You may want to stroll up Kuhio and grab food from one of the several food trucks. Many options. May be a good option with a picky eater.

California
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6. Re: Family dinner after first full day

http://www.luluswaikiki.com Lulu's! Corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua. Upstairs. Amazing views! I have had breakfast there ... and lunch, but not dinner ... yet. There is a Starbuck's below.

The map on the link above shows Teddy's better than I could explain it.

I'm staying at the Hyatt this fall ... and one of the reasons I chose that location ... is because I miss the great food options in the area.

Edited: 09 June 2018, 10:02
Corona del Mar...
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7. Re: Family dinner after first full day

I wouldn't go to a burger or pizza place just because one kid likes those things.

Duke's, Hula Grill and Tiki (to name a few) should have something for her, but in a special environment for everyone else.

Vancouver, Canada
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8. Re: Family dinner after first full day

My kids love the Kona Grill, they have fun kids meals served in a bento with lots of choices. They also have a great happy hour menu and you can reserve on Open Table. http://www.konagrill.com/locations/waikiki-hi

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9. Re: Family dinner after first full day

How about Cheeseburger in Waikiki? We’ve always enjoyed the food there. It’s on Kalakaua.

California
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10. Re: Family dinner after first full day

Scott's ideas above are great with kids. And they are very handy to you. I think that both Duke's and Hula Grill offer their bar menu all day ... more kid-type-stuff.

(Duke's quesadillas are excellent!)

I personally don't care for Cheeseburger in Paradise.

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