Whether you are coupled up and looking for romance or seeking a night out on the town with friends for Single’s Awareness Day, Honolulu has a variety of tasty options for celebrating Valentine’s Day in 2014.
(I’ll be adding to this list as I hear about others – feel free to send your tips or event details to me at Malia@ShoyuSugar.com.)
Wine & Dine
Pig & The Lady – Chef Andrew Le and his family will be hosting a six course menu in their new Chinatown location that you can have with ($115 per person) or without ($75) specialty cocktails created by Bar Manager Kyle Reutner. The menu will be available from 2/13 – 2/15 from 5:30 to 10pm nightly, reservations recommended. Full menu and details here.
Miso & Ale + Cocina Pop-Up – Billed as an anti-valentine “One Night Stand”, the guys at Miso & Ale and Cocina will be teaming up for a pop up collaboration! Seating is first come, first served (no reservations) at Cocina, also BYOB. Details here. (Check out my reviews of Miso & Ale and Cocina for an idea of what you might see that night.)
A Loko Kine Valentine’s Brunch Pop-up – Three top female chefs (JJ Leng, Kelly Teramoto & Alison Yokouchi) team up for a special brunch menu at the UH Med School cafeteria in Kakaako on Sunday 2/16, along with artisan coffee from the Curb. Details here.
Chef Mavro’s Week of Love – Valentine’s day has already sold out, but Chef Mavro will have special menus starting at $85 (4 courses) available all week. Details here.
Alan Wong’s – Special menus are available on 2/14 & 2/15 for $95 per person including four courses, plus dessert. Reservations strongly recommended. Details here.
Prima Kailua – A special 6 course menu will be available on 2/14 for $55 per person. BYOB. For reservations and details call (808) 888-8933.
Shokudo Japanese – Nothing beats Shokudo’s signature honey toast dessert, except maybe enjoying it as fondue during their candlelight dinner special. For reservations call (808) 941-3701.
Kahala Hotel & Resort – Plumeria Beach House is offering a “Sweet & Spicy” Valentine’s Buffet for $75 per person on 2/14 & 2/15. Hoku’s has a special 5-course meal for $95 per person ($130 with wine pairing). Details here.
Papa John’s Heart Shaped Pizza – This one is a hit every year. Order a 1-topping heart shaped pizza + a mega cookie pizza with a long stemmed rose for $22.99 or with a dozen roses for $59.99. For details & giveaways, visit their Facebook page.
>> Tip: Many restaurants also list their specials at Open Table’s website here, where you can (and should!) make your reservations as far in advance as possible.
The Spa at the Modern Honolulu – Treat yourself or your sweetheart to a special Chocolate & Berries Anti-Oxidant Facial ($165) or join in with a Light My Fire Massage for Two ($350). Details here.
Heaven on Earth – Receive complimentary champagne & chocolates at Heaven on Earth during Valentine’s weekend (2/14 – 2/16) and choose from a variety of spa packages. Details here.
Concerts & Entertainment
Dinner + A Movie: Sabrina – The Honolulu Museum of Art will be showing the Audrey Hepburn 1954 classic film Sabrina at the Doris Duke Theater on Valentine’s evening 2/14, along with a Le Cordon Blue-inspired meal by Chef Sean Priester for only $45 ($40 for museum members). Your meal even comes with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne. Details and tickets here.
Valentine’s Day Soul Sessions – Toni Braxton and Jon B. will be performing R&B hits at the Neil Blaisdell Center Arena. Expect lots and lots of love songs. Doors open at 7pm, ticket prices $55 and up. Details here.
Anti-Valentine’s Day at Addiction – Singles will be out for the annual anti-Valentine’s party at Addiction Nightclub at the Modern Honolulu. Be sure you dress to impress. Details here.
The Lion King – The popular Broadway musical is touring in Honolulu from now through March 9th, and there are performances running on Valentine’s Day, as well as days before & after. Details here.
Star of Honolulu Cruises – Four sunset dinner cruise offerings are available for Valentine’s Day aboard the Star of Honolulu. Details here.
>> Looking for something more unique? Honolulu Magazine has a list of Alternative Valentine’s Day options, from rock climbing to Krav Maga!