Mahina and Sun's
At Surfjack Hotel, 412 Lewers Street, Waikiki, Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Waikiki Hours Breakfast and lunch daily 6:30am–4:30pm; Dinner Sun–Thurs 5:30–10pm; Fri–Sat until midnight Phone 808/924-5810 Prices Breakfast and lunch $9–$16; dinner entrees $17–$40 Cuisine Type Modern Hawaiian Web site Mahina and Sun's Other Reservations recommended for dinner
Local fish is the star at Ed Kenney’s latest restaurant (his others, Mud Hen Water and Town are also worth checking out). The sad truth is that in Waikiki, it’s hard to find good local seafood. Most of the stuff on menus, from shellfish to salmon, is imported. But you won’t find any of that here. Order the Family Feast for the best Mahina and Sun’s experience—a whole, mochiko fried local fish arrives to the table, surrounded by fixin’s: roasted roots with ogo (seaweed), pohole (fiddlehead fern) salad, buttered ulu (breadfruit), plus oysters, raised on the windward side of Oahu, and to finish, a salted mac nut pavlova.