Who says a resort isn't a Waikiki dining destination? A place where meals inspire the senses. Where celebrity chefs and celebrated chefs become executive chefs. Where local, house-made ingredients make the menu. Where catered events can be personal and authentic.
Why do we do it – the celebrity chef, the artisanal approach, the personalized service, the stylish spaces? Because you seek the best in Honolulu, including the best restaurants in Honolulu. Lucky you – you’ve come here.
Our signature restaurant is Morimoto Waikiki. Yes – that Morimoto. The Iron Chef does what he does best from the concept’s open kitchen and full sushi bar: seamlessly integrating Japanese and Western ingredients. At Morimoto Waikiki at THE MODERN HONOLULU, however, he achieves it using the flavors of island-grown ingredients; the choicest seafood from Hawaiian and Japanese waters; seasonal raw selections, fruits and vegetables. This Waikiki fine dining experience is enhanced by the restaurant’s design: a cool-white canvas punctuated by lime and purple inside; views of a fire- and moon-lit Ala Wai yacht harbor outside.
With the view from your room, we understand that sometimes you may just want to dine-in. Our culinary team has developed a room service menu that features locally sourced favorites, available 24-hours a day. From sunrise specialties to late-night snacks, and anything between, you’re sure to find something that makes staying in just as tempting as going out.
Chef Toner incorporates locally-sourced ingredients in his signature dishes. Seafood is delivered fresh from area waters six days a week. Produce is routinely sourced from the Ho family farm, located nearby on Oahu’s North Shore. Any essential element that Toner and his team can make better – fresher – is made in-house: Breads are baked daily and salmon is smoked on site, making THE MODERN HONOLULU'S some of the best restaurants in Waikiki.
Wondering what it’s like to host a catered event at such an uncommon resort? Chef Toner custom-writes every menu for THE MODERN HONOLULU’s catering clients. His commitment to local, fresh-made ingredients is matched only by his commitment to à la minute presentation.