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Sur la Table - Oahu

Roy's at Ko Olina Golf Course

This is the third Roy's restaurant I've dined at and as in previous occasions, I had a delightful experience.  (See Roy's Las Vegas Hawaiian Aloha Hour) For starters, I ordered Roy's haupia and fresh fruit float, a nice cool welcome after a hectic morning packing, getting a rental car, and driving to Ko Olina. Roy's is located at the Ko Olina Golf Course in Kapolei. The entrée I selected was the macademia nut crusted island fish (which was shitome) with lobster sauce. The fish was fresh and prepared as I had requested. It was my first time to eat a shitome fish and it was a pleasant revelation. The combination of lobster essence and butter sauce further enhanced the flavor. After all that, I decided to eat dessert which was poor judgement on my part as I was pretty full. I tried the macademia tart with a scoop of vanilla ice cream - rich and supersweet! I should have shared it with someone as I was served quite a generous portion. Total with beverage came to about $45.00.  http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Village Noodle House

In all the years I lived in Honolulu, I've never been to Chinatown for lunch or dinner. So when my friends invited me for a get together at the Village Noodle House on Smith Street, I was more than happy to oblige. And the food did not disappoint. We had honey walnut shrimps tossed in garlic and green onion cream sauce, Singapore noodles stir-fried with shredded char-siu, vegetables, shrimp and bean sprouts and served with a special curry sauce and mushroom and snap pea stir fry.  Total with steam rice and tea came to approximately $35.00. 

The restaurant fills with guests quickly as they are close to downtown businesses. For more info, check here: http://www.littlevillagehawaii.com/.

Kincaid's at Ward Centre

Kincaid's was recommended by friends so I was eager to try it. It's at the Ward Warehouse where you can find one-of-a-kind shops and a few restaurants, including an outdoor food court. Kincaid's is on the second floor and is right across from the harbor so there is a nice view of the ocean.  Unfortunately my meal wasn't all that good. I ordered mahi mahi (dolphin fish) with papaya and mango sauce. When the mahi mahi was first served to me, it was a little raw for my taste so I sent it back to the kitchen.The mahi mahi was hard and rubbery.  I was totally disappointed as Kincaid's was highly recommended.  All that and a beverage came to $25.00.

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Images by Charie

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