The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ʻIlima Awards are among the islands' most prestigious restaurant honors.

Winners are selected in various categories:

  • Producer's Award - selected by Diamond Head Theatre
  • Publisher's Award - selected by Star-Advertiser's President and Publisher, Dennis Francis
  • Critic's Choice - selected by Star-Advertiser food experts

Winners will be announced in the ʻIlima Awards dining guide in the Star-Advertiser on Sunday, October 12.

For tickets to the ʻIlima Awards gala on October 13, call 733-0277, ext. 305

Important rules: One ballot per person. You must vote in all categories. Vote only once for any restaurant. Do not vote for the same restaurant in multiple categories. Do not vote for ‘Ilima Star Circle winners – These restaurants have won 10 or more ‘Ilima Awards and are considered permanent awardees. They include: 3660 On The Rise, Alan Wong's Restaurant, Hoku's, Roy's Restaurant, Ryan's, Starbucks and Zippy's.

This is a voluntary readers' poll. No purchase necessary to participate. Open to legal residents of Hawai‘i 18 years and older. Ballots that contain inaccurate, illegible or improper information will be disqualified. ONE BALLOT PER PERSON (either mail-in or online ballot).