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Survey: Honolulu diners spend less on dinner out and on tips

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu residents spend a little less on average on dinner when eating out compared to the national average, and tip a little less, too.

That’s according to a new survey conducted by Google and Zagat.

The survey found that Honolulu residents spend $32.12 on average per person on dinner when eating out, and tip about 18.5 percent.

The national average per person is $36.30 and average tip is 18.9%.

The Google/Zagat partnership was aimed at looking at dining trends in cities across the country.

Here are some other stats on Honolulu diners:

  • Honolulu respondents estimated they eat out (breakfast, lunch or dinner) about six times a week.
  • The top complaint about dining out is service (30 percent), followed by crowds, parking and noise.
  • The cuisine of choice for Honolulu diners is Japanese (28 percent), proceeded by American (14 percent), Italian (13 percent), Thai (10 percent), steakhouses (9 percent), and Korean (6 percent).
  • Some 67 percent of Honolulu residents think that using cell phones at the table is OK in moderation, while 22 percent believe it is completely unacceptable. Only 7 percent think it is perfectly acceptable.
  • The top dining deal-breaker in Honolulu is a cash-only policy (45 percent), followed by communal tables (44 percent), jacket required establishments (40 percent), and a la carte options (34 percent).

To read more about the survey, click here.

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