Enjoy Chart House's margaritas


POSTED: Friday, December 04, 2009

The Chart House, located off Ala Moana Boulevard in Waikiki, has been a Hawaii staple since 1969.

Happy hour takes place in the cocktail lounge only and is available daily in both the early and late evening. The first seating tends to be a bit quiet, but the lounge comes alive after live music begins at 6 p.m.

The Chart House's frozen margaritas alone are worth a trip—they are perfectly blended and have delicious flavors such as banana. A large list of pupus is also offered (although they tend to be covered in heavy sauces and dressings), and the owner hand-picks fish from the Honolulu Fish Auction to ensure only the freshest seafood is available.





        1765 Ala Moana Blvd., 941-6669


Rating (out of 5):







Unfortunately, service is not the best, but could be easily improved. When we walked into the lounge, it was somewhat disheartening as my party and I received no greeting or direction.

Happy Hour:
» Daily from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to closing
» Happy hour items (prices range from $3.25 to $7): 16-ounce draft beers, domestic bottles, house wines and select cocktails

» $4 for four hours of validated parking at the Ilikai Marina
» Metered street parking is also available

Pupu Picks:
» Caesar Salad ($5.25)
» Fresh Ahi Wontons ($7)
» Kimmi's Firecracker Unroll ($10.50)
» NY Steak Pupu ($21.50)
» Shrimp & Scallop Scampi ($8.50)

What Needs Help:
» Small updates to the restaurant are needed, as well as increased attention to incoming guests by employees.

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