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Honolulu's Best Restaurants. One Indulgent Night. Limited Tickets.


HONOLULU Magazine has gone Gold with its biggest foodie event of the year. The Hale ‘Aina Celebration presented by First Hawaiian Bank brings together some of our Best Restaurant winners so you can dine on unlimited dishes and sips, for the first time set against the amazing sunset from the ‘Alohilani Resort’s Swell Deck.

Because of the new location, tickets are extremely limited for this year’s event. Especially VIP tickets, which come with the exclusive opportunity to enter early, access to additional dishes and an air-conditioned lounge.  

GOLDEN TICKET: Michelle Karr-Ueoka has a special golden ticket surprise. One lucky winner will find a golden ticket within their dessert for a complimentary dinner for two!

Enjoy sounds by DJ and professional surfer Keala Kennelly on the Swell Deck and LED light shows by Kalalea Entertainment. Get your tickets early, we will be pulling weekly winners that will receive a $50 Lyft credit.


Saturday, Sept. 7

‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

VIP entrance at 5:30 p.m.

FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK PERK: All First Hawaiian Bank card holders receive 20% off their tickets by entering the first 6 digits from your card number into the promo code box upon check out.

Chef Lineup

  • 53 by the Sea - Maui venison ceviche
  • Arancino at the Kāhala - Risotto Parmigiano with carnaroli rice, Parmigiano Reggiano, butter, cream, finished in an imported Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel & truffles
  • Chef Chai - Oxtail soup with bee hoon noodles and Chinese celery
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House: Bread pudding
  • Michelle Karr-Ueoka from MW Restaurant: “Lucky Sweet Treats” - Choose your own “sweet treat can” and look for the golden ticket. Two lucky winners will win a prize: Dinner for two to MW or a $25 gift card to Artizen
  • Merriman's Honolulu - Red wine braised Kahua lamb sliders with a pepper jam
  • Noi Thai - Green curry with grilled beef

VIP Exclusive Chefs

  • Square Barrels: Aloo Tikki Croquettes – croquettes topped with tikki sauce with a side of smoked and deep fried pork with chimichurri sauce
  • Raw Bar by Herringbone Waikīkī: oysters, jumbo shrimp, and crab

Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission - dine on dishes from 7 GOLD winning Hale ‘Aina restaurants, sip on delicious wines and beer from our partners while enjoying music by DJ and professional surfer Keala Kennelly.
  • VIP Admission - enter the celebration early, starting at 5:30 p.m. and receive access to the newly opened Longboard Lounge, a unique air conditioned inside and outdoor lounge. Also dine on exclusive dishes from 2 additional GOLD winning Hale ‘Aina restaurants including Square Barrels and sip on exclusive wines and beer. Enjoy sounds by DJ Gem.
  • VIP Cabana for 8 - receive all the benefits of the VIP admission plus exclusive cabana seating inside the Longboard Lounge for 8 guests. Plus, receive $100 in Lyft credits to get you and your guests to and from the event safely.
  • Each ticket includes a one-year subscription to HONOLULU Magazine.

BULK TICKET PURCHASE: Purchase 10 tickets or more and each general admission ticket price is reduced to $100 each.

READ: Why You’ll Want to be a VIP at the 2019 Hale ‘Aina Awards at ‘Alohilani Resort in Waikīkī

Arrive safely with Lyft:

New User promo code: HONOLULUMAG $5 off your first 4 rides ($20 in total discount credits)

Existing User promo code: HALEAINA 20% off your rides to & from venue (up to $2 off per ride)

‘Alohilani Resort Special Room Rate:

Make it a weekend to remember with a special room rate from the ‘Alohilani Resort. Receive the code within your ticket confirmation email.


Validated valet parking available for $8.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The Hale ‘Aina Celebration is open to guests ages 21 and over.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Valet/Self parking is available at the ‘Alohilani Resort or arrive safely with our ride-share partner Lyft.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about the event can be directed to [email protected].

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you are required to bring your paper tickets to the event to make the check-in process more efficient. Should you forget your paper ticket, please check-in by LAST NAME (of the ticket purchaser) at the registration tables.

What is the refund policy?

This event is rain or shine, no refunds.


Venue Information

‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-1233

Organizer Information


1088 Bishop Street, Suite LL2
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Christy Davis
[email protected]