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2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards Ballot

VOTE for your favorite Hawai‘i restaurants in HONOLULU Magazine’s Annual HALE ‘AINA AWARDS!


The Hale ‘Aina Awards are Hawai‘i’s longest running and most prestigious dining award. This year will mark the 32nd anniversary of recognizing Hawai‘i’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 September 27th.

How the 2016 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 June 30, 2015 and you'll be entered to win dining certificates from our Hale ‘Aina winners! You'll also receive a $25 discount 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 be 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 June 2015 issue of HONOLULU.

NOTE: ​This ballot only allows one vote per IP Address. You will not be able to vote at your office computer or through a shared wireless network. We recommend voting from your home computer, mobile or tablet devices.


OFFICIAL RULES  1. One ballot per person, either by submitting official hard copy or online. 2. Anyone who visits the website is eligible for online submission. 3. If submitting online, go to and enter your contact information. 4. Duplicate entries will be deleted. 5. Photocopies and faxed entries will not be accepted. 6. Entries must be received by June 30, 2015. 7. PacificBasin Communications is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected entries. 8. No purchase necessary. 9. Entrants must be 21 years of age or older.  10. Employees of PacificBasin Communications, AIO LLC and its affiliates or contest sponsors and their immediate household members are ineligible. 11. Ballot entrants may be contacted by our editors for more information. 12. Balloting and giveaway is conducted and awarded solely by PacificBasin Communications; sponsors are not party to it. 13. A random drawing will be conducted from all qualified entries to determine winners. 14. Winners do not need to be present to win. 15. Winners will be notified at the address listed on ballot. 16. All prizes will be awarded. No cash substitutes. 17. Some restrictions may apply. 18. All federal, state, local taxes and license fees are the winners’ responsibility. 19. Winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnity. 20. Winners consent to use his/her name and likeness for promotional purposes by PacificBasin Communications without compensation.