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Ilima Hawaii Restaurant Awards by Category

All of the Ilima Restaurant Awards issued by the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper since 1997, organized by restaurant category.

Best Restaurant
-2006: Alan Wong's Restaurant
-2005: Alan Wong's Restaurant
-2004: Alan Wong's Restaurant
-2003: 3660 on the Rise
-2002: Alan Wong's Restaurant

Best New Restaurant
-2006: Ola - Turtle Bay Resort (critic's choice)
j2006: Romano's Macaroni Grill (people's choice)
-2005: E&O Trading Company
-2004: The Cheesecake Factory
-2003: Tiki's Grill and Bar
-2002: Dave and Buster's

Best Fine Dining
-2006: Chef Mavro (critic's choice)
-2006: 12th Avenue Grill (critic's choice)
-2006: town (critic's choice)
-2006: Roy's Restaurant Hawaii Kai (people's choice)
-2006: Hy's Steak House (people's choice)
2006: Hoku's - Kahala Hotel (people's choice)
-2005: Bistro at Century Center
-2005: John Dominis
-2005: Roy's Restaurant
-2004: Hy's Steak House
-2004: John Dominis
-2004: Ruth's Chris Steak House
-2003: Hy's Steak House
-2003: La Mer
-2003: John Dominis
-2002: Aaron's Atop the Ala Moana
-2002: 3660 on the Rise
-2002: Roy's Restaurant

Best Steak House
-2005: Ruth's Chris Steak House

Best Hawaii Regional
-2003: Alan Wong's Restaurant

Best Casual Restaurant
- Wahoo's Fish Taco (critic's choice)
- Nico's at Pier 38 (critic's choice)
Neo-Nabe (critic's choice)
-2004: Zippy's (people's choice)
Big City Diner (people's choice)
- California Pizza Kitchen (people's choice)

Best Family or Budget Restaurant
-2004: Zippy's
-2004: Big City Diner
-2004: Dixie Grill
-2004: Anna Miller's 24 Hour Restaurant
-2004: Big City Diner
-2004: Zippy's
-2003: Zippy's
-2003: Big City Diner
-2003: Wailana Coffee House
-2002: Zippy's
-2002: McDonald's
-2002: Wailana Coffee House

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
-2005: 12th Avenue Grill

Best Breakfast
2006: Grand Cafe and Bakery (critic's choice)
Anna Miller's 24-Hour Restaurant (people's choice)
-2005: Anna Miller's 24-Hour Restaurant

Best Burgers
- Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Best Ethnic Restaurant
-2006: Hakkei Japanese Restaurant (critic's choice)
2006: Max's of Manila (critic's choice)
2006: Little Village Noodle House (critic's choice)
2006: Keo's in Waikiki (people's choice)
2006: Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant (people's choice)
2006: Assaggio Italian Restaurant (people's choice)

Best for Pasta
-2004: Auntie Pasto's

Best Italian
-2005: Assaggio
-2004: Assaggio

Best Mexican
-2005: Compadres Bar and Grill

Best French
-2005: La Mer at the Halekulani Hotel
-2004: La Mer at the Halekulani Hotel

Best Japanese
-2005: Kyo-Ya Restaurant
-2004: Kyo-Ya Restaurant

Best Sushi
-2005: Genki Sushyi

Best Yakiniku
-2005: Yakiniku Camellia

Best Plate Lunch
-2005: L & L Drive-Inn
-2004: L & L Drive-Inn

Best Vegetarian
-2004: Down to Earth Deli

Best Asian Restaurant
-2003: Eastern Garden

Best Noodle Shop
-2005: Jimbo Restaurant

Best Southeast Asian Restaurant
-2005: Keo's Waikiki
-2004?: Keo's Waikiki

Best Continental/European/Mediterranean
-2003: The Pyramids

Best Mediterranean Cuisine
-2003: Marbella

Best Bakery
-2005: Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop
-2004: Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop

Best Hole in the Wall
-Ono Hawaiian Foods

Best Central Oahu Restaurant
-2004: Ruby Tuesday
-2003: Assaggio Mililani

Best East Oahu Restaurant
-2004: Roy's Restaurant
-2003: Roy's Restaurant

Best Leeweard Oahu Restaurant
-2004: Bravo Italian Restaurant
-2003: Dixie Grill

Best North Oahu Restaurant
-2004: Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill
-2003: Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill

Best Windward Oahu Restaurant
-2004: Lucy's Grill and Bar
-2003: Kin Wah Chop Suey

Best Okazu-ya or Take-Out
-2003: Mitsu-Ken Okazu-ya
-2002: Kakaako Kitchen

Best Chinese Restaurant
-2005: Hee Hing Restaurant
-2004: Hee Hing Restaurant
-2002: Royal Palace

Best Dim Sum
-2005: Legend Seafood Restaurant

Best Korean
-2005: Sorabol Korean Restaurant
-2004: Sorabol Korean Restaurant

Best Filipino Restaurant
-2002: Elena's Home of Finest Filipino Foods

Best French
-2002: La Mer

Best Maui County Restaurant
-2006: Mala, an Ocean Tavern (critic's choice)
-2006: Longhi's (people's choice)
-2004: Longhi's Lahaina
-2004: Longhi's Lahaina and Wailea
-2003: Longhi's Lahaina and Wailea
-2002: Sarento's on the Beach (Kihei)

Best Big Island Restaurant
2006: Hilo Bay Cafe (critic's choice)
2006: Merriman's (people's choice)
-2005: Merriman's
-2004: Merriman's
-2003: Merriman's
-2002: Merriman's

Best Kauai Restaurant
-2006: Blossoming Lotus (critic's choice)
2006: Hamura Saimin Stand (people's choice)
-2005: Hamura Saimin
-2004: Hamura Saimin Stand
-2003: The Beach House
-2002: The Beach House

Best Hotel Restaurant, Oahu
-2005: Hoku's (Kahala Mandarin Oriental)
-2004: Hoku's (Kahala Mandarin Oriental)
-2003: Hoku's (Kahala Mandarin Oriental)
-2002: Hoku's (Kahala Mandarin Oriental)

Best Hotel Restaurant, Outer Islands
-2005: Canoe House at Mauna Lani (Big Island)
-2004: Kona Beach Restaurant
-2003: Lodge at Koele
-2002: Nick's Fishmarket (Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui)

Best Breakfast or Lunch
-2002: Anna Miller's 24 Hour Restaurant

Best Desserts
2006: JJ Bistro and French Pastry (critic's choice)
- The Cheesecake Factory (people's choice)
-2002: Cafe Laufer

Best Bar / Best for Cocktails
-2006: Lewers Lounge (critic's choice)
-2006: Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana (people's choice)
-2003: Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana
-2003: Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana

Best Drinks and Pupu
-2004: Ryan's Grill
-2003: Ryan's Grill
-2002: Ryan's Grill

Best for Wine
-2006: Vino (critic's choice)
2006: Formaggio, Italian Wine and Cheese Bar
-2005: Formaggio Wine Bar
-2003: Padovani's Restaurant and Wine Bar
-2002: Sarento's Top-of-the-I

Best Coffee Bar
2006: Coffee Talk (critic's choice)
-2006: Starbucks (people's choice)
-2005: Starbucks
-2004: Starbucks
-2003: Starbucks
-2002: Starbucks

Best Desserts
-2003: Cafe Laufer

Critic's Choice - Helen Wu
-2005: Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas
-2005: Town
(best restaurants reviewed in 2005)

Critic's Choice - Wanda Adams
-2005: Le Bistro
-2005: Pah Ke's Chinese Restaurant
(awsard for consistence excellence)

Critic's Choice
-2004: 12th Avenue Grill
-2004: Bluwater Grill
-2004: Chef Mavro
-2004: Hilo Bay Cafe (best neighbor island restaurant)
-2003: 21 Degrees North
-2003: Bistro at Century Center
-2003: Meritage at Restaurant Row
-2002: Chef Mavro
-2002: Little Village Noodle House
-2002: L'Uraku
-2002: Side Street Inn
-2002: Plumeria Beach House (Kahala Mandarin Oriental)
-2002: Azul (JW Marriott Ihilani Hotel)

See also
- About the Ilima Awards

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