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Mud Hen Water, Honolulu, HI
Mud Hen Water, Honolulu, HI
Mud Hen Water, Honolulu, HI
Mud Hen Water, Honolulu, HI
Mud Hen Water, Honolulu, HI

Mud Hen Water

4.7
4.7
1314 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A Hawaiian Sense of Plate

If there are no reservations available at your desired time, understand that we hold our patio seating, communal table, and bar stools for walk-in customers only. Please call to reserve parties larger than 8 guests. We are open to walk-ins only for Happy Hour ("Pau Work") from 2pm to 5pm Tuesday - Saturday and offer a pupu menu and drink specials.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 737-6000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Kenney & Alika Chung (CDC)
  • Area
    Honolulu
  • Cross Street
    9th Avenue
  • Parking Details
    and ample street parking if the lot is full
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Innovative

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Innovative

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

1,314 Reviews
  1. PatrickB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the Lotus roots app and the breadfruit!!!!!! Sooo good. And then put the breadfruit and the aioli into the leftover sauce from the lotus roots!! Fn outstanding. The fried chicke was wonderful while we did really want more of the pickled veggies and salsa verde. Would definitely order it again. The Luau Porchetta was great but missing much of the loin and didn’t have anything acidic to balance the richness of all the fat in the porchetta and the coconut luau sauce. I wanted 10x the amount of luau greens that were in the middle of the porchetta. Soooooo fn good. That sauce too. But left with a bit of an upset belly. Shoulda asked if I could order a side of pickled veggies. It would have balanced the dish into perfection. The sesame gelato live brownie is a wonderful combo. But the brand new to the menu basque cheesecake was a bit flat in flavor and the sliced mango on the side didn’t have the sweetness to lift the cheesecake out of its flat density. The caramelized selling point was more just a bitter blackened top. While that is caramelization, I misunderstood the description and was picturing some magical combo of cheesecake with a. Creme brûlée top. It wasn’t that. Even a drizzle of some local honey over the cheesecake and mango would have brought the two items together. But, I’m not the chef! So, I enjoyed the goodness as it came. Definitely look forward to eating there again and seeing what new goodness has been imagined!!

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  2. CasuallyBougie

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The host and hostess were great and welcoming. Unfortunately our waitress forgot one of our orders every time (forgot an appetizer, forgot a drink, forgot a dessert) and had to ask for them again when we could catch her attention. Really enjoyed the ulu (breadfruit)! The szechuan lotus roots lacked any szechuan peppercorn or flavor. Would get the mapo rice cakes again. Lu'au stuffed porchetta was mostly fat. Would go elsewhere next time for a special occasion dinner.

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  3. CatalinaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique creative delicious food and great service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant - some of the best food I have had anywhere. Lotus salad and the sausage and clams were my favorite - great cocktails too!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the catch and the tako sandwiches and lemonade! So ono

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  6. Kauaigirl

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly staff! Attentive on water and clearing dishes! I appreciate staff packing my food up as opposed to bringing me a box, that’s how service should be everywhere. Had some great food, ordered a lot to share -try-and bring home leftovers. We are foodies. A few of the plates needed better seasoning and some salt but we also had some outstanding items too. Overall it was a great experience and we will go back for sure!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love all the fresh vegetarian options in unique and delicious preparations. We’ll definitely be back for more!

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  8. Gwen

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed thoroughly. Been multiple times for brunch and dinner. Relaxed and informal on picnic tables outside. Interesting and tasty food option based on local produce and heritage cuisine.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. We were one vegan and one vegetarian and there was lots of food. High quality and modern. Enjoyed the experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous!! Food, atmosphere, service! Definitely have to go back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    i love mud hen water!! ambiance is phenomenal! a lil pricy but worth every penny!!

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  12. meliketoeat

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice service but the menu was not interesting; only several entrees. The fish sandwich was boring. Would not return for lunch; probably dinner is a better bet

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our last business meal this trip and we're glad we did! We had the Chicken Long Rice Croquets, Popole, and the Hand Cut Pasta. All were great choices.

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  14. Yummy

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Whenever we come over to Honolulu we try to make it a priority to visit Mud, Hen, Water. It’s a neighborhood restaurant off the beaten track of most Waikiki tourist so we feel like part of the local community. The food is fresh and healthy not laden with heavy sauces that disguise the true flavor of the food. Only wish Town was still open. Thank you for providing a healthy tasty alternative to most restaurants in the area.

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  15. 1oldtimer

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Mud Hen used to have a reasonable good breakfast but the have changed to a limited menu with limited choices

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  16. RuyB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good call. Vishnu Vice is a great way to end your working day!

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  17. KemB

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite restaurant in all of Oahu! We ate there 3 times in two weeks and can’t wait to go back. Service is great and the food is the absolute star. The vibe is all things homey, foodie, local, and worldly.

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  18. JessicaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner at MHW with great service and yummy food. The highlight of our time in Oahu.

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  19. JillM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mud Hen Water is an excellent restaurant. The staff was welcoming, the service was very good and the food was delicious! It's location in Kaimuki is convenient and there is parking behind the restaurant, or street parking.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mud Hen Water, which draws its name from the translation of its Hawaiian street name was a joy to discover. Casual probably doesn’t do its aesthetic justice. The servers know what they’re dishing out and understand the why of it, if you ask. We tried 4 small plates and 4 mains and had to take turns revealing them to the others. This was our last night in Honolulu and it definitely was the best.

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  21. AlisonA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful local food in creative preparations! Highly recommend.

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  22. bayareafoodie

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Got off to a delayed start due to my server being preoccupied. Ordered a vesper and was perfectly prepared. Ive been wanting to try this place for a long time. Primarily I’m interested in sampling uniquely locally inspired dishes which so many Resturant’s forget about and tend to offer fried favorites that young people like. As you will read I was pleasantly pleased with the inventiveness going on here at Mud Hen Water and the ability to capture local flavors and the umami (savory) flavor. I wanted to try a few dishes so I stated with… Peanut Tofu which was very unique! The flavors all combined were well balanced. The “tofu”, I was told was made from peanuts. I’m assuming it was blanched peanuts since there was little flavor to it, just like tofu. It even had the consistency of tofu but was not tofu. All the flavors in the bowl made the dish awesome. The 2nd starter I had was the Pohole definitely unique to here, with a local fern used as a vegetable that tased like a cross between an asparagus and green beans. Some of the other ingredients were also local and very well paired together as a vegetarian style Dish, excellent! My main, was the grilled rolled and stuffed Porchetta with taro leaf. Really good flavor but a lot a fat which I understand many people enjoy but I’m more of a lean meat fan. So for me I would not order it again but interested in trying some other dishes on the menu. Thank you for willing to be creative and use food from the islands that is abundant🙏🏼👍🏼🍸

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  23. DanielleL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious brunch. Food is all locally sourced. Kalo corned beef has was well seasoned and fried to a nice golden brown. I requested the eggs over medium instead of over easy and they were exactly as I requested. My partner had the sour dough banana pancakes which were also quite delicious. The whipped brown butter was a nice addition. The bacon was more than enough for the two of us.

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  24. JoanneO

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun yoga girls brunch. Always devour my hee roll with gusto. Always delicious. Requested and received outside seating. Fun dishes that are imaginative and tasty. Casual efficient friendly service.

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  25. ChloeG

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food but the service could be improved as we felt somewhat discarded and that the experience did not match the price point of the restaurant.

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  26. HIfoodie

    Hawaii

    254 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the innovative menu. Locally sourced, fresh and healthy! Best when dishes are shared - so can experience many dishes :)

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  27. DeborahH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the use of local ingredients. The clams/sausage dish was amazing. Wish the lighting was a little lower, a little more ambience for dinner. The vodka shrub was a perfect pairing with the food. Mahalo!

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  28. BetteC

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had long rice noodle croquettes which were quite good but a bit bland. Fried chicken tasty but very greasy. Veal ragout over home made tagliatelle was very good.

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  29. JeffR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    One of the fastest restaurant meals I’ve ever experienced , and WE weren’t in a hurry to go anywhere . Before our drinks even arrived two appetizers appeared . Then a sip of our drink and the entree came ! It made for a very unpleasant Edina g experience compared to the 3 women behind us and family next to us . By 6:50 we pretty much felt that the restaurant’s table turnover might be more important than patron experience. Very poor timing and coordination between kitchen & servers made for a most awkward experience .

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  30. ChristineS

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food on our trip so far. Our server was so knowledgeable and lovely.

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  31. ShinoH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant and the waitress was excellent but I did not like the food. Not too much choices and it is kinda expensive.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks arrived after two courses were served and it a long time to get the next ones too. Food was very nice

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  33. JaniceK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of four thought this was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. We chose the family style menu and the serving staff was attentive and took time to carefully describe each dish. The feeling in the restaurant was really comfortable and relaxed and the food was outstanding. Delicious. Such unique locally inspired dishes. Complex flavour profiles. The cocktails and desserts really topped off an amazing evening.

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  34. IPA4ever

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal. Do not miss when in Honolulu. Food quality was great. Prices were reasonable. Will be back for sure.

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  35. StevenK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience last night at Mud Hen was superb. we were seated nearly immediately even though we arrived a bit early. We were soon presented with a complimentary appetizer, and shortly after given a glass for each my wife and myself a lovely glass of Prosecco (on the House) and a Happy Anniversary wish. Our drink orders and food orders arrived very quickly and of course the best part was both of our dishes; a ragu venison and a veal meatball were sublime. Afterwards we shared a Pannecotta that was light, fruity and perfection. The cost of all of this, including, two ymmy cocktails, taxes and a generous tip was $120 for the two of us. These days that is amazingly inexpensive, for this superior level of service and cuisine! Steve and Tamara from Kailua

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It took a long time to get our bill. The food was good but the menu has not changed.

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  37. sean

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place. Great food. Great service. Great restaurant. Couldn't fault it.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant definitely showcases local ingredients and takes a fun twist on local staples. I always enjoy their, buttered ulu, pahole salad, crudo, and porchetta. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu here. This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years and will remain in rotation. They also have great cocktails. One of my favorites is Vishnu VICE.

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  39. adriand

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and distinctive food. Farm to table with unique local ingredients

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  40. BordenB

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service from start to finish. Came on the recommendation of a NYTimes article about the best new dishes of 2023, and they were 100% accurate. Everything we had was excellent, and the serving sizes were perfect. Also worth mentioning are the very welcoming atmosphere and the real sense that you are welcome there, and safe. 10/10

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You can order delivery directly from Mud Hen Water using the Order Online button. Mud Hen Water also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 737-6000.

Mud Hen Water is rated 4.7 stars by 1314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mud Hen Water

3452 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    9th Avenue
  • Area
    Honolulu
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    and ample street parking if the lot is full
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Kenney & Alika Chung (CDC)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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