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Eat, Drink, Mingle, Repeat! Dine on signature dishes from award winning chefs at the 35th Annual Hale `Aina Awards Celebration presented by First Hawaiian Bank! Indulge your taste buds while sipping on signature cocktails and wines and enjoying live entertainment in a festive setting with friends and family.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
6:30-9:30 pm, Coconut Grove

Use your First Hawaiian bank credit card at check out and receive a $25 discount off of one (1) GENERAL ADMISSION ticket. Enter the first 6 digits of your credit card number in the Discount Code field. Only 1 discount will be applied per transaction. To purchase multiple tickets, you must make multiple transactions. You may re-enter the same discount code for each individual ticket purchase.

Limited reserved VIP seating for six: Experience the event in style & comfort by purchasing a reserved table with seating for six. Roam the event to visit each restaurant and enjoy your dishes at your private table with complimentary beverage service from a private bar with premium seating near the entertainment stage. Staff will provide beverage service only. Food is self-serve via food stations.

Restaurant lineup:

  • Artizen by MW – Crab orzo pasta salad
  • Budnamujip – Gaji-Jjim: Steamed eggplant with Budnamujip’s special sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Koko Head Café – Crispy fried popcorn chicken
  • Orchids at Halekulani – Pipikaula poke salad with gohan crouton and chili pepper water foam
  • Pai Honolulu – Beef stew torchon, topped with crème fraiche and green onions, served with kettle chips
  • Pint + Jigger – Whiskey flambéed mushroom crostini topped with parmesan cream cheese (Vegetarian)
  • Plumeria’s Beach House – Norwegian FJORDS Atlantic salmon
  • Roy’s Waikīkī – Kampachi, chirashi relish, garlic soy
  • Stage – Brown butter apple bar, maple pecan streusel, spiced kabocha pumpkin creme, hibiscus berry coulis
  • The Pig & The Lady - Frozen S'mores: chocolate graham cracker crumble, chocolate sorbet and toasted marshmallow fluff

Signature Cocktails:

  • Kojito made with Kohana Rum, mint, lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters and soda water
  • The Gateway made with Kai Young Coconut Shochu, lime juice, simple syrup, passion fruit, coconut water and fresh strawberries


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

The Hale Aina Celebration is open to guests of all ages; however consumption of alcoholic beverages at the event is prohibited under state law to guests under the age of 21.

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

Self parking is available at the Sheraton Waikiki or valet parking is available at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about the event can be directed to [email protected] or 808-534-7573.

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.

For more information email [email protected] or call 808-534-7573.

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Venue Information

The Royal Hawaiian
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-7311
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1088 Bishop Street, Suite LL2
Honolulu, HI 96813

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