It’s easy to feel drawn to The Grove or Passageway at THE MODERN HONOLULU. Arbors, bougainvillea and hibiscus create a garden allure among the al fresco seating of The Grove; lush banquettes and overstuffed wicker chairs beckon you to lounge in Passageway, an alcove fringed with ferns and palm fronds. Rays of sun and ocean breezes touch the spaces, each with a view to THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Sunrise Pool and yacht harbor just beyond.
To slow things down – anytime – alone or with friends old and new. It’s also one of the best places to eat among Waikiki restaurants. To start, command a table and request Kona coffee roasted locally by Hawaiian Coffee Company. Mid-day into evening, stop in for fresh salads, sandwiches served on our fresh-baked breads and light and sustaining plates showcasing Chef Toner’s finesse with global tastes and island-grown goodness.
As aperitifs, accompaniments or all on their own, drinks at The Grove and Passageway are as stylish as the surrounds. Choose from our expertly-curated wine list, island microbrews including Kona Brewing Co.’s Big Wave Golden Ale and signature cocktails like the Asian-inspired Green Hai, an artisanal mingling of soju, shiso, cucumber and ginger beer. Many afternoons and evenings, live music by local artists drifts in from the Sunrise Deck. It’s perfectly acceptable to pop in casually at The Grove and Passageway. Then the open air envelops you. You find the buzz of guests flowing to and from the pool entrancing; the vignettes as inviting for solitary relaxation as they are for gathering a group. And you decide to stay a while – even if just to reflect on this uncommon experience in Honolulu dining.