Congratulations to the 2012 Hale Aina Award winners!

Each year, HONOLULU Magazine readers vote for their favorite restaurants in the Islands. Categories include Best New Restaurant, Best Service, Best Value, Best Wine Program, Little Restaurant You Love and many more. This was the 28th year for the award event to be held.

The winning restaurants were announced at a gala reception held November 6 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom.

Tiki's Grill & Bar has won again with a:
Bronze Award of "Best Place to Take Visitors".

For the full listing of winners go to

Melissa Chang (@melissa808) was on hand with camera and tasting skills to cover the event.