I live in Honolulu and would like to get fellow ‘hounds opinion on a good, fun, not-too-horribly-expensive place to go for the occasion of my birthday this Friday! A good friend is coming from the mainland to visit, so likely it will just be the two of us. Some places that immediately popped to mind were 12th Ave Grill, Town, 3660 on the Rise and Du Vin, but I’d like to expand my horizons a bit and go someplace I haven’t been before. One option is Duc’s Bistro, which sounds intriguing. I am also a big fan of Japanese food, but the izakaya-style restaurants I've been to here (Imanas-Tei, Tokkuri-Tei, Gazen) tend to lend themselves to larger groups, so you can try more things... Anything leap to mind? Location really isn’t a limiting factor, other than it be on Oah‘u.
----- Tokkuri-Tei 611 Kapahulu Ave Ste 102, Honolulu, HI 96815