Alan Wong's Celebrity chef Alan Wong continues to redefine classic Pacific Rim and Hawaii Regional cuisine with flare, whimsy and farm-to-table freshness. You can't miss with signature dishes like ginger-crusted snapper and twice-cooked kalbi short ribs. Reservations are essential.
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This courtyard veranda at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider offers both classic Pacific Rim and French cuisine in a thoroughly romantic setting.
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An innovator of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, chef and owner Peter
Merriman created the Big Island's first gourmet restaurant devoted to organic,
island-grown produce and meats. Romance infuses the dining room, and the service is
perfect, but the proof is on the plate: Hawaiian- and Asian-influenced dishes like
ponzu-marinated mahimahi, wok-charred 'ahi and
panko-and-lime-crusted scallops are world-class gems.
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This, the island's best-known sweet bread bakery, is
Na'alehu's major tourist attraction, and it's a mandatory tour-bus stop. Its sweet
bread comes plain or in the brightly colored flavors of guava,
liliko'i or taro. Snack on a pastry or
malasada, or grab a salad or sandwich to go from
the deli (steer clear of the mediocre plate lunches). A small lawn bordered by
flower beds out back is prime for picnicking.
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