By Aaron Knapp
Is there a better way to spend time than to be near the harbor? You have the smell of the ocean, the sound of gulls, and waves crashing the shoreline. Step inside and be greeted by the sound of a live band and the wafting scent of good food? Even if this sensory overload is not your cup of tea, the quality of the food at Chart House Waikiki should.
My associates and I had pre-reservations at the restaurant. It is recommended to make reservations as the place swiftly gets packed making for quite the wait time. You are able to make reservations online at the Chart House Website. We took a seat, and after reading the menu most of us ordered the evening specials. Food at the Chart House is kept in season, so your red fin tuna may be out of season, sad panda. The evening special I received was a salad, an entree and a dessert.
The salad came with fresh ground pepper being served by the server. Entrees came out with choice toppings for your potatoes. The fish I had was moon fish, it was great, easy to cut, and tender. The asparagus was steamed and tasted okay. After a delicious dish of fish, I received my pineapple sherbet. Even though the sherbet seems like a child’s dessert, I was in Hawaii and wanted the pineapple. The sherbet was interesting, and not too shabby. I was glad the sherbet was all I got as I was full after my entrée. The Chart House was a good late night stop, all I can say is much like the rest of the island bring your wallet. The Chart House is not expensive, compared to others. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone in the area.