2015 Hale Aina Ballot

Vote in Honolulu Magazine's Hale Aina Awards

VOTE for your favorite restaurants in HONOLULU Magazine's Annual HALE AINA AWARDS!

The Hale Aina Awards are Hawaii's longest running and most prestigious dining award. This year will mark the 31st anniversary of recognizing Hawaii's most prized and praised restaurants. Pick your favorite from the list of the top five nominees in each category. The winning restaurants will be announced at the Hale Aina Awards on November 9th.

How the 2015 Hale ‘Aina Ballot nominations are selected:

In each Hale ‘Aina Award category, there are six available slots for nominations. Three are automatically filled with the gold-, silver- and bronze-award-winning restaurants from the previous Hale ‘Aina Awards, in recognition of their demonstrated high quality. Two restaurants are nominated by HONOLULU Magazine's food and dining editor, Martha Cheng, based on her own research and impressions of Hawai‘i's dining scene. And lastly, one nomination slot is reserved as a write-in, to allow readers to suggest their own favorite restaurant in each category, if it hasn't already been nominated.

Cast your vote by September 15, 2014 and you'll be entered to win dining certificates from our Hale Aina winners! You'll also receive 10% off your Hale Aina general admission ticket.

  • Vote for only one restaurant per category. If we missed your favorite, use the "other" line to type it in.
  • Duplicate ballots will de deleted. Contact information required to validate your ballot and enter for prize drawing. Must be 21 to be eligible for the prizes.
  • A hard copy ballot will also appear in the September 2014 issue of HONOLULU.
  • If you would prefer to vote via an official hard-copy ballot, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Attn: Hale Aina Awards, HONOLULU Magazine, 1000 Bishop St., Ste. 405, Honolulu, HI  96813. 
  • Only one ballot per person, one request per envelope.


1. One ballot per person, either by submitting official hard copy or online. 2. Online submission is open to all HONOLULU Magazine readers and website users. 3. When submitting a ballot, you must provide your contact information to validate the ballot. 4. Hard copy ballots will appear in the August issue of HONOLULU. You may write in for a ballot as well by providing a self addressed stamped envelope to: Honolulu Magazine, attn: Hale Aina Awards, 1000 Bishop St. Suite 405, Honolulu, HI 96813. Only one request per person, per envelope. 5. Duplicate entries will be deleted. 6. Photocopies and faxed entries will not be accepted. 7. Entries must be received by September 15, 2014 (postmarked by September 13, 2014). 8. PacificBasin Communications is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries. 9. No purchase necessary. 10. Entrants must be 21 years of age or older. 11. Employees of PacificBasin Communications, AIO LLC and its affiliates or Awards sponsors and their immediate household members are ineligible to win the prize. 12. Ballot entrants may be contacted by our editors for more information. 13. Balloting and giveaway is conducted and awarded solely by PacificBasin Communications; contest and awards sponsors are not party to it. 14. A random drawing will be conducted from all qualified entries to determine winners. 15. Winners do not need to be present to win. 16. Winners will be notified at the address listed on their ballot. 17. Ballots are non-transferable. 18. All prizes will be awarded. No cash substitutes. 19. Some restrictions may apply. 20. All federal, state, local taxes and license fees are the winners’ responsibility. 21. Winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnity. 22. Winners consent to use his/her name and likeness for promotional purposes by PacificBasin Communications without compensation. 23. PacificBasin Communications and HONOLULU Magazine reserve the right to change or modify these rules.