Go for the cheesecake. Really, just go for the cheesecake and you'll be happy. The wait can be ridiculous, like two hours on a busy night ridiculous, and if you're in Waikiki well there are plenty of other more attractive places to spend two hours than waiting outside on a bench holding a little buzzer thingy, and shaking little buzzer thingy when you start to panic and worry that maybe outta the whole bunch you got the "junk" one, and holding little buzzer thingy up to your ear to listen for a beep and saying incantations over little buzzer thingy, like "come on buzz already will ya? Please?!" The food is o.k.. Kind of just a really long, long, long, long list of American style cuisine. You can get good sandwiches and salads and pasta dishes but I haven't ever had anything outstanding-- other than the cheesecake. =) The environment is loud and busy but fun. Weird but true... the beautiful marble floors seem a bit too slippery, ( I always forget to remind myself to &quot;not&quot; where heels there), 'cause I feel like I'm at risk of sliding in to home, and taking out a few frazzled waiters on the way, each time I take a trip to the ladies room. Go for the fun environment/ night out in Waikiki and, of course... for the cheesecake. Which really, the cheesecake is to die for and is worth every second of the wait and mediocre service and the slippery floors if you have a die hard sweet tooth. You know, if you want you can actually just march right up to the glass case and order a slice of any cake to go and cop a squat on famous Waikiki Beach and enjoy the night, minus the buzzer thingy for company of course.
For years, I have gone to massage therapists who could not resolve my aching body since I am a triathlete. The massage therapists at Diane's showed me otherwise. I found out about Diane's Day Spa by the recommendation of a friend who often gets her hair done there. The location is kind of hidden, upstair in the Maunakea Marketplace courtyard. The spa's furnishings are lush and clean, providing a perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind. I carry most of my tension in my shoulders and neck. The massage therapists there really know their craft since by the time it is over, my shoulders and neck was remarkably better. I was also surprised to find that this "better feeling" lasted much longer than I had ever experienced with a massage. I've gone back many times, and the therapists managed to work out some of the worst knots and relieve my horrific tightness. Typically when I have a massage I have them focus on my neck and shoulders, but if I really want to relax and de-stress, a full body one hour massage is the way to go. It is soooo relaxing, and I leave feeling like "walking on air". If you're looking for results, you can get a "spa or therapeutic experience " at Diane's Day Spa. Also I was able to get the $40 one hour massage special
I stumbled across Don Marco Spas & Salons on my way to go and pay my HECO Electric bill the other day. It is about time Honolulu had a High-end Salon and Spa at prices a working woman such as myself can afford. I started with an hour massage with Jerry, a facial with Sheena, color with Norma Jean and style and cut with Erica. After an entire afternoon of pampering I was expecting a shock back to reality when it came time to pay my bill, but I was wrong! After paying for my services I still had enough money left over for a new pair of shoes to go out on the town and show off my new look! Thank you Don Marco! Sincerely, A Customer For Life