Honolulu Journals

Our Dream Vacatiaon

A February 2005 trip to Honolulu by Beauchemin

Quote: We had been planning this trip for many years. We decided last year to take the step and take our dream vacation. We booked our accommodations a year in advance and were looking forward with great anticipation to our "Dream". Oahu and Maui were all we dreamed they would be.

Our Dream Vacatiaon

Overview

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Take a walk down Waikiki Beach at dusk and stop at the Royal Hawaiian Seaside Lounge for a drink. They have live music and a beautiful hula dancer. A must is a trip to the Arizona, Pearl Harbor Memorial. It is a very somber place, and the people at the memorial are very helpful. Take a walk to the Ala Moana Mall. They have a wonderful food court--very inexpensive and healthy food, as well as a lounge in the center of it. The shopping isn't too bad either! GREAT STORES! Another place we enjoyed was a ride up to the Pipeline and seeing the tremendous waves. Another must is checking out all the beautiful beaches and the different-colored sand at each one. Also, the...Read More
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Rooms were in need of a face lift. Our first room we had was not a garden view, even though they said it was... you had to stand on the lanai and lean over, look to the right, and you could see a corner of the garden. There was a dirty fork in the room on our arrival, and the carpet had not been cleaned very well, as there was a cap to a water bottle in the middle of the room! The size of the room was acceptable, and storage space was abundant in the first room tower we were in. After being moved to the Rainbow Tower because we complained about the room, we couldn't even unpack all our clothes because there is little storage space. They charge $3.25 for the coffee in the room, $20 for...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Hilton Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu 96815
(808) 949-4321

Shore Bird Beach Broiler

Restaurant | "The Shorebird Broiler"

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This is a very unusual restaurant! It's fun, and you get to know other patrons because you choose your main course and then you go to the grill and cook it yourself. There are, of course, cooks there to help you if you really need help. Then there is a huge salad bar with everything you can think of on it, including Hawaiian traditional food such as poi, etc. Hawaiian music was playing in the background by a trio that got right into the festive atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was very good (how can it not be, you cook it yourself), and the restaurant is right on Waikiki Beach, so the view of the sunset is just beyond description! All in all, our experienc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Shore Bird Beach Broiler
2169 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
+1 808 922 2887

Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab

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Restaurant | "Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch and Crab"

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We had a GREAT time here! The staff was courteous, attentive, and "fun" to be around! They were very helpful and made our visit one to be remembered. This restaurant has specials every day, and they are worth taking advantage of. I feasted on 1 1/2 pounds of snow crab legs and enjoyed every morsel! It was worth the work because the meat of the crablegs was sweat and needed no butter at all. The cost was $19.95, but you can get 1 lb. for $16.95. My husband had the misoyaki salmon for $17.95, which is grilled fresh salmon marinated in their own miso teriyaki sauce. His meal was just as delicious as mine. We each had a Blue Hawaiian before dinner, and the bill, with tax, tip and appe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab
580 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
(808) 545-7979

Angelo Pietro

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Restaurant | "Ala Moana Food Court"

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Several times during our stay in Oahu, we ate at the Ala Moana Mall Food Court. I know this sounds a bit bizarre; however, the choices from the different areas ranged from curry to deli to ramen to traditional Hawaiian food and roast pork, chicken, or a mixed plate. All included two sides and were plentiful for less than $9 with a water or soda. Also, there is a lounge in the center of the food court, and you can just sit there and have a drink and "people-watch". Each time we went to the mall, we made it a point to stop and eat at the food court--and there were times when we went there just to eat. Also, they have a delicious ice cream stand and another stand that sells the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Angelo Pietro
1585 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
+1 808 941 0555

Pizza Round Table

Restaurant

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Just feel like staying at the resort some evenings? Tired after a long day of sightseeing and sitting by the pool or at the beach? Then this is the place to go. We walked into the Pizza Round, and the relaxed "Pizza Parlor" atmosphere was refreshing. We ordered a Polynesian salad and a small Maui Waui Pizza, and they were both fantastic. The salad had different types of salad greens, together with pineapple, coconut, and a very nice Polynesian dressing--very light. The salad was very large also--enough for two to split. The pizza had pineapple, onions, fresh tomatoes, and fresh vegetables. It, too, was large (even though we ordered a small one), and we had leftovers. The waitstaf...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2005

Pizza Round Table
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 944-2769