(Closed) Rehearsal dinner in Hawaii (Oahu) Any Suggestions?

posted 12 years ago in Hawaii
Post # 17
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Venuz — I know Duke’s has both an indoor area and an outdoor.  It *does* tend to rain (more heavily than usual) from about October to April.  (Think of it as liquid snow…) Don’t know why they’d stick you on the lanai if your preference would be for indoor. Oh, I think sometimes they have music on the lanai too — actually, now that I think about it, a lot of places do that.

Ack, I didn’t know they charged that much for the luau!  (Oh, but check if that includes transportation — sometimes you can get it for cheaper if you haul your butts out there yourselves…which, to me, defeats the point since it’s so far (OK, far for Hawaii; it’s like 30 minutes, more if there’s traffic) and who wants to drive after they’ve stuffed themselves full of luau food and booze?

Roy’s is very nice, and the view is beautiful. I prefer to eat in their "bar" (there’s tons of space and not actually next to the bar, either!) b/c the dining room can be noisy. Altho’ if they’re renovating, it may be better. The fad for a long while was these showcase open kitchens, which are cool, but they are SO LOUD! It’s still a really nice place for a dinner.  

If you’re OK with dives, check out a place called Side Street Inn.  (I’m feeling too lazy to Google it and link to their site, sorry!) They have REALLY GOOD food (this is the place that chefs go to hang out), but it’s on this totally crappy side street (get it?) and it’s not much to look at. But the food is awesome, and not too expensive.  Pretty cheap for a lot of the dishes. But it is, essentially, one giant bar (they do karaoke too, which may not be some peoples’ thing), so it can get a little bit noisy. 

Post # 18
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Venuzlove, no they didn’t say anything about the rainy weather.  my wedding is early september, so i guess the weather is generally nice around that time still.  another place where people have rehearsal dinner is the tiki room, it’s on the top floor of some hotel (can’t remember the name).  the kahala resort has few nice restaurants on premise, might be worth to check out.  i’m not sure what your budget is, but i heard that La Mer in the halekulani hotel is delicious!! 

good luck!  =)

Post # 23
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

RE Brew Moon:  I love their food…but we stopped going for dinner because they started doing this wretched thing where they had entertainment (not in itself a bad thing) and CHARGED COVER to EAT DINNER!!  WTF?!?  I can understand if you just sit in the bar and/or you don’t order dinner, but we weren’t coming for the entertainment. We just wanted dinner.  I’m not paying $20 for the "privilege" of eating there and/or having "entertainment" while doing so.

Not sure if they’re still doing it. I’m about 90% sure they’re still doing the entertainment, but not sure on the cover thing.

Love me some "beer crackers," tho’!  (I still go for lunch every now ‘n’ then.) 

Post # 24
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Yes!  Brew Moon is good…good food, good beer!  🙂  You would be sitting inside, but there is a small stage and usually singers/entertainment, which could be really nice!  Perhaps ask when you call what the entertainment is for that night…

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