Fête Hawaii

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Fête Hawai’i is the perfect spot for dinner and drinks with friends. Located in Chinatown, they’ve got delicious farm to table dishes. Let’s dig in and see what my friends and I got for dinner on a recent visit.

Panzanella-Style Ono from Fete Hawaii
Special of the Night: Panzanella-Style Ono

I ordered one of the specials, a Panzanella-Style Ono, which came with 2 large sourdough croutons topped with a garlic aioli. The dish also had grilled haricots, roasted tomatoes, basil, and pomodoro sauce. I am glad I listened to our server, as she highly recommended this dish. It was delicious and filling with 2 larger pieces of fish.

Sticking with the seafood, Katie got the Coconut Kaua’i Prawns and Ginger Scallion Fried Rice. I tasted the fried rice and it was very flavorful. I highly recommend it, if you are a fan of ginger. The prawns were plated with curry leaves, lime, black pepper, lemon and parsley.

Zucchini Lemon Risotto from Fete Hawaii
Zucchini Lemon Risotto

Zucchini, mascarpone, mint, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Pecorino Romano were all components of the Zucchini Lemon Risotto. Although Katrina is not a vegetarian, she enjoyed this dish. If you are a vegetarian who eats dairy, this might also be the dish for you.

Pork Cordon Bleu from Fete Hawaii
Pork Cordon Bleu

Finally, Vanessa got the Pork Cordon Bleu. The pork was breaded and rolled with prosciutto and Point Reyes bleu cheese. It was topped with mustard soubise (white sauce containing onions) and served on top of a butternut squash purée. It was served with a small green salad, too. Like the rest of us, Vanessa really enjoyed her dish.

Dining out in these post-COVID times has been interesting. Right now, it can be a challenge to get reservations in most restaurants because they’re not operating at 100% capacity yet. Luckily, we were able to get a table at Fête by booking online about a week beforehand.

Also, many restaurants are still offering outdoor seating to help accomodate more guests. I will say that it was a first for me to dine on one of the main sidewalks in Chinatown, and it felt a little adventurous with some definite people watching going on during the meal.

I would definitely go back, as the food was delicious and the service was great. From browsing Fête’s IG posts, it looks like a second Fête location is coming soon to Waikīkī. Be on the look out for that!

For more restaurant ideas on O’ahu, check out our new O’ahu Restaurant Guide and as always, mahalo for reading!

  • Fête
  • 2 North Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96817
  • 808-369-1390
  • www.fetehawaii.com
  • book reservations online via Open Table (link from their website)
  • casual vibes with good service
  • Mon-Thur: 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-9:30pm, closed Sunday

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