Let’s give a big Ho’omaika’i ‘Ana (congratulations) to the local favorite Haili’s Hawaiian Foods! The Hawaiian restaurant in Honolulu, HI was the top write-in for the Best Hawaiian category for the 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards. The annual award ceremony honors the best restaurants from a variety of categories in Hawaii.
The 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards
Each year, the readers of HONOLULU Magazine vote for their favorite restaurants throughout all of the Islands. The winners are then revealed to restaurateurs and the public alike at the annual Hale ‘Aina Awards. This year, the award gala was held at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Sunday, September 27. The much anticipated event was filled with delicious food and the key figures of the Hawaiian restaurant scene.
The ceremony honors far more than just the traditional category of Hawaiian food, though. More than 180 of the best restaurants in Hawaii were recognized throughout 38 diverse categories. The categories included the best place to eat on each island, best Thai and even the best new restaurant. The winning selections truly put Haili’s Hawaiian Foods in some great and delicious company.
The Hale ‘Aina Award is the most prestigious recognition available in the Islands. There are six available slots for nominations within each category. Three of the slots are automatically filled with the top three restaurants from the previous Hale ‘Aina Awards in order to recognize their high quality that has been previously demonstrated. Two restaurants are then nominated by the top HONOLULU Magazine food and dining editor based on her own research.
The last nomination slot is reserved for write-ins, which gives readers the opportunity to nominate their own favorite restaurant in each category. Haili’s Hawaiian Foods was nominated for in write-in category, making it clear that they are definitely a fan favorite Hawaiian restaurant in Honolulu, HI.
About Haili’s Hawaiian Foods
Haili’s Hawaiian Foods started out as a small booth at a local farmers market in 1948. While our current venue may be a bit bigger, our philosophy is still the same. From the very beginning, our Hawaiian restaurant in Honolulu, HI has always been committed to offering only the freshest ingredients for classic Hawaiian dishes at prices that all customers can afford.
While a lot may have changed over more than 60 years of business, Haili’s Hawaiian Foods still cooks the very same family recipes that the people of Honolulu and all of Hawaii have grown to love. The family passion for cooking has remained alive all these years, and this commitment is what has led to our restaurant’s high quality, top reputation and tremendous energy that customers have come to depend on for decades.
Haili’s Hawaiian Foods is known for both dine-in and carryout in addition to full lunch services, including catering, office parties and full luaus for the true Hawaiian experience. Haili’s Hawaiian Foods has been serving families delicious traditional food at our Hawaiian restaurant in Honolulu, HI for more than six decades, and we hope to welcome you to our dining room soon.