Located near downtown Honolulu on Ala Moana Boulevard, Restaurant Row (view panorama, see more photos) is a business as well as a restaurant and entertainment complex. With dozens of restaurants and various shops, Restaurant Row is popular mainly among local residents.
While the area has been around for a long time, many restaurants have come and gone over the years. Some even refer to the Row as “death row” because it is difficult for many restaurants to stay afloat with all the surrounding competition at the large Ala Moana Center and the many shops in nearby Waikiki.
A few restaurants that are noteworthy are Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, featuring a variety of beef entrees and other dishes. Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas is a great place to have a little taste of everything, from carpaccio to bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp. Ocean’s is a popular night club that is open until 4 a.m. (but closed on Sundays and Mondays), featuring both drinks and a variety of foods. If you’re just passing through the area or need a break from shopping, there are two cafés – Kafe Europa and For the Love of Coffee.