In 2009 Wong cooked a luau at the Whitehouse for President Obama at the annual White House Congressional picnic for members of Congress and their families.
In 2006, Wong appeared as a guest judge on the television cooking competition Top Chef (the episode, part one of the season two finale, aired on January 24, 2007). The Top Chef contestants, after enjoying a luncheon hosted by Wong welcoming them to Hawaii, were challenged to cater his birthday luau.
In 2001, he was awarded Chef of the Year by Santé Magazine. Also in 2001, Gourmet Magazine ranked one of his restaurants number six in a listing of America’s Best Fifty Restaurants. In 1996, he was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest. In 1994, Wong was recognized by Robert Mondavi Winery as one of 13 Rising Star Chefs in America.
Wong has three restaurants. Two are located on Oahu, The Pineapple Room at Ala Moana Center, and Alan Wong's King Street. Alan Wong's Hawaii is located in Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, Japan but now closed.
- Wine Spectator
- Alan Wong Restaurant Review