Star Circle: Perpetual Awards
These restaurants have been ‘Ilima winners for 10 years or more.
Chef Russell Siu presents contemporary Euro-Asian cuisine at his flagship restaurant at the corner of Waialae Avenue and Wilhelmina Rise.
$$$ 3660 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki; 737-1177; www.3660.com. Dinner.
Chef Alan Wong, a James Beard Foundation Award winner, is renowned for his playful yet exacting dishes, favorites of President Barack Obama.
$$$$ 1857 S. King St., third floor; 949-2526; www.alanwongs.com. Dinner.
Chef Wayne Hirabayashi’s colorful and creative cuisine shows what magic can be done with kiawe-wood grills and tandoori and wood-burning ovens.
$$$ Kahala Hotel & Resort; 739-8760; www.kahalaresort.com. Dinner, Sunday brunch.
A favorite pau hana spot, Ryan’s Grill is known for such diverse items as pizza, crab and artichoke dip and Crunchy Pea Salad.
$$ Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.; 591-9132; www.ryansgrill.com. Lunch, dinner.
Chef Roy Yamaguchi is probably the state’s most successful restaurateur, known worldwide for his Hawaiian Fusion cuisine.
$$$ Hawaii Kai Towne Center; 396-7697. Also in Waikiki, Ko Olina, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii island; royshawaii.com. Dinner.
Starbucks is so ubiquitous that the name doesn’t even have to be part of the company logo. Coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches — everyone knows, right?
$ Multiple locations; www.starbucks.com.
An island icon known for saimin, chili, Zip Pacs, Surf Pacs and all manner of plate-lunch specialties, not to mention the pastries (Apple Napple, anyone?)
$ Multiple locations; www.zippys.com. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.