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Beachhouse at the Moana

California Dreamin’ With Cioppino

Listen up, seafood aficionados: I’ve got a dish in store for you that you’re going to fall for, hook, line and sinker! There are many a great fish stew out there, from the golden, garlic-filled bouillabaisse of France to the Moqueca de Peixe of Brazil, enhanced with tropical fish and coconut milk. Perhaps my favorite…

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September 20, 2015

Getting to the meat of the menu

When patrons enter Beachhouse at the Moana — located at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa — they are awestruck by the breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and the restaurant’s veranda setting. Once they sit down, however, guests quickly realize that the eatery’s beautiful beach setting is just a small part of what…

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Climbing the ranks of fine dining

Just five years ago, David Lukela was working his way up the ranks in the science field. As a lab tech at Hawaii Center for AIDS, he spent his days doing medical research and soon was promoted to lab supervisor. But he yearned for something more and, on a whim, enrolled in culinary classes at…

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Eat Cheesecake, and Swoon!

Few things tempt me more than a luscious slice of heaven: cheese-cake. Hands down, this sinful dessert always sends surges of goodness to my palate. The crust must be of perfect consistency, texture and taste (crumbly, but still intact), and the interior should be dense and cool, boasting an assertive flavor. Although varieties of cheesecake…

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July 13, 2014

A celebration of mangoes

Calling all mango lovers! Mangoes at the Moana returns Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa in Waikiki. The sixth annual event, held in partnership with Makaha Mangoes, invites locals and visitors to a full day of mango fun, including a mango recipe contest, the…

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December 22, 2013

No “Missed Steak” About It

Known for its elegant oceanfront ambiance and Victorian inspired architecture, Beach-house at the Moana makes for one magical culinary destination. The restaurant also is considered to be one of the best spots on the island for a good, juicy steak and fresh seafood. Such high praise piques my interest, yet this hungry, hungry hippie has…

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November 4, 2013

Throwing a bone to diners

Beachhouse at the Moana has a new menu that features dishes prepared with a nice mix of sustainable and local produce. For example, brand new to the restaurant is Hawaii Ranchers New York Steak, which is available as part of the popular Moonlight Serenade three-course seasonal menu. For just $45, enjoy a starter (marinated mozzarella,…

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Indulge in the Tropical Flair of Mangoes at the Moana

Mango madness happens this month, as Waikiki’s legendary Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa celebrates its fifth annual Mangoes at the Moana event July 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in which an entire day is dedicated to this beloved tropical fruit. In years past, Mangoes at the Moana has drawn in quite…

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April 14, 2013

Starters Defined By Decadence

The word to best describe the appetizers at Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is “decadent.” Sure, fresh, light and flavorful all work as an accurate commentary on the menu, but none more accurately describes the richness and special nature of the chosen items. Beachhouse is a steakhouse with something extra….

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It’s a Wrap on Breakfast!

Good morning, Ono readers! For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been told to eat a good breakfast, and for the longest time, up until now, I’ve dismissed that notion and had a million excuses not to: there’s no time to cook, no time to eat, no time to clean, and hundreds of…

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