A South Seas fantasy island in an almost impossible to find location near the airport, this local watering hole is a throwback to the Trader Vic's ... More
La Mariana Sailing Club
A South Seas fantasy island in an almost impossible to find location near the airport, this local watering hole is a throwback to the Trader Vic's days. The food is standard: salads, burgers, Chicken Parmigiana and the like. The decor is the draw: a tacky mishmash of fishnet, glass floats and shell chandeliers adorns the sprawling room. A reed fence is all that separates you from the ocean, and a huge live tree grows in the middle of it all. If the lounge music doesn't make you feel misty-eyed, the smoke will.
Did not like this restaurant at all. Service was extremely friendly, but food was below average standards. I ordered the open faced turkey sandwich and it was nothing to write home about. My boyfriend ordered the calamari steak and offered some of his mashed potatoes...when I took a bite, they were COLD...not even room temperature but cold. The waitress was so friendly instead of bringing it up to her, we just ate our food and left. Just like the Crouching Lion Inn...food is way overrated, people are friendly, and I won't return. As for the tiki bar, I could care less...I pay for the food, not the ambiance, and the food was edible, but lousy. Damn Rachel Ray for advertising this place.
Go if you read the other reviews and feel you must see the place but a word of caution. The place is way overpriced for what you get. Dehydrated instant mashed potatoes do not belong on a entree plate costing $18. The service was lackluster. Kitchy is one thing but old dirty seat cushions are not.
If you really want to see the place then go there planning on only having a round of drinks, belly up to the bar, look around and then go spend your dining dollars at someplace getting by on taste not tacky.
i'm very interest wiht this business b'coz i like to eat and i'm like to try anything about food aspecially seafood and sushi hhmmm very yummy..and i like eating at the romantic place and with a romantic people...
Food is great and atmosphere is something right out of Hawaii 5-O.
Marina and airport right there just waiting for the deal to go down.... Lots of industry in the area to complete the look but it's safe and well lit.
A good friend of mine invited me for lunch there and I thanked him a lot for showing me the place. I loooove the ambiance. It says so much about Hawaii. My first entree' from that place was a bed of greens with calamare', honey mustard dressing and so much more. It was divine, though I did not finish my big serving. I look forward to going there again and try out other entree's. Though I think I should go there in a halter top, a sarong and some flower on my hair. Alooooha.
Best secert in Honolulu
Best is not good enough for this little hidewave. True old Hawaii. Until you dine and savor the this lovely place you will never ever be able to say you have been and done everything!! This is what you were seeking!~!
It is a charming little place where time stands still. You can watch the sunset on the marina from one of the tables in the open front. Or you can sit in the back and enjoy the music with your companion. either way its the perfect place to forget the outside world and just slow down and relax.
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