Feb 07, 2016
5 Date-Night Dinner Spots in Ward Village
For decades, Kincaid's has been a hotspot for couples looking to take in a majestic Honolulu sunset and unforgettable meal. With their expansive views of Kewalo Harbor and the shimmering Pacific, couples can dine on freshly prepared seafood dishes like their fire-grilled ahi with wasabi mashed potatoes or opt for something more hearty like their savory grilled beef tenderloin. If you're looking for a comfortable-yet-upscale dinner to celebrate any occasion, and to marvel at the beauty of Hawai'i while doing so, look no further than Kincaid's.
Ward Warehouse | For reservations call (808) 591-2005
With its lively atmosphere and hearty portions, Buca di Beppo has established an army of faithful (and hungry) fans here in Honolulu. While it’s a perfect destination to celebrate a special event with a large party or even your entire family (their portions are notoriously ample and the food is nothing short of delectable) Buca di Beppo is also a perfect date-night destination; you just have to know where to sit. Like in the kitchen nook that’s tucked away from the masses. Couples can mingle as they split a mouth-watering bowl of spaghetti paired with a delicious glass of chianti. Plus, with the addition of the entertaining kitchen staff there’s never room for a dull or awkward moment at Buca.
Ward Entertainment Center | For reservations call (808) 591-0800
Here’s the scene: You’ve just spent the day surfing Kewalos and hanging on the beach with your special someone. After having tons of fun in the sun, you’re both starving. On days like today, a proper poke bowl is calling your name. Lucky for you, Pa‘ina Café is right across the street and serving up some of the most delicious poke in the state. Using only the freshest and premium cuts of fish, Pa‘ina has been serving up mouth watering and customizable (that’s right, if you want to add taegu or extra furikake, just ask) poke bowls for years. With their affordable prices, there’s no breaking the bank either. Poke bowls and flavored teas in hand, you’re ready to head back to the beach for an evening picnic with front row seats to the sunset.
Ward Centre • Ward Warehouse | For take-out orders call (808) 356-2829
When you’re looking for a special night out on the town, an upscale Italian meal, and plenty of ambiance, cast a glance toward Bellini Bistro. Located near the iconic IBM Building along Auahi Street, Bellini offers all of the romance of a dinner on the streets of Rome, right here in Honolulu. With both indoor and outdoor seating available, Bellini’s cioppino, ox tail osso bucco, and extensive wine list is sure to make for a meal you and your partner will never forget. A night out on the town never looked, nor tasted, so good. Plus, trust us on this one, get the tiramisu.
Ward Centre | For reservations call (808) 591-2488
When you’re craving something spicy, interactive, and slightly out of the ordinary for your next date-night dinner, give Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot some consideration. Leave your typical notions of what dinner should look like at the door: here, you’ll be sharing a bubbling pot of spiced broth, aptly called a hot pot. Once you’ve picked your broth (you can go with a spicy, chili-laced broth or something a tad tamer) you’re able to order a variety of meat and vegetable options to add to the broth. If you’re keen on upping the flavor even more, there’s even a DIY sauce bar. Best yet, they have an all-you-can-eat menu for only 24.95. Date night just got a whole lot more fun.
Ward Centre | For reservations call (808) 593-0055
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