Last night we went out with my brother and his fiance. I can honestly say it was the first time that we walked the strip in Waikiki. We decided to park the car at the Hale Koa military hotel because the parking is more economical there. So we had to walk 5 or 6 blocks total.
Our first stop was Tanaka of Tokyo in the Waikiki shopping plaza. Our dinner was very good and we were all happy with the atmosphere and food. We sat around the grill and enjoyed each other’s company. John had lobster and steak and I had chicken and steak. The prices were higher than I would have liked but it was a very authentic Japanese restaurant and it was only about 2 blocks from the hotel. Everything is more money on the strip. I would recommend it though we enjoyed ourselves.
Next, we walked the 2 blocks to the hotel where the show was to take place and along the way Meg and Brian found a street vendor selling some really neat paintings. We watched him make one with spray paint. It was really neat art.
We got to the comedy club as the first show was wrapping up. We had tickets to both shows but we took our time with dinner and stuff so we just saw the later show. We all enjoyed a drink and the show. There were a total of 4 comics including the MC. Each one of us had our favorites but we all got a good laugh. As for the ambiance it was a little makeshift. The comedy theater is in a conference room that has been set up with a small stage. I’m not sure if the place is just getting off the ground and has plans to move to a better venue or if it’s just that people don’t really come to hawaii to see a comedy show. Most people who come to Hawaii want to go to a luau and see Polynesian dancing.
After the show we walked to Cheesecake Factory for desert. When all was said and done we got home around 1:30am. It was nice to walk around the strip just to see the street vendors etc. I think we will have to do it again some time. Thanks to a good friend it was possible to get away without the kids for a while.