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Orchids at Halekulani, Honolulu, HI

Orchids at Halekulani

4.7
4.7
4309 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Orchids is Halekulani’s casually elegant open air, oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a myriad of exotic orchids. Innovative culinary creations are inspired throughout the day with the finest and freshest local ingredients. An oceanfront dining experienced unsurpassed in a relaxed, idyllic Waikiki setting.
Orchids' Sunday Brunch is legendary and voted "Oahu's Best Brunch" by Honolulu Magazine, patrons and residents alike.

Dress Attire
Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch - Resort Casual (tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted).

Dinner - Casual Elegant Attire - (Casual t-shirts, tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 923-2311

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Testa, Orchids Chef de Cuisine

  • Private party facilities

    Halekulani offers an array of stunning indoor and outdoor multi-purpose function spaces offering the very best in cuisine, service and executive amenities. Please contact our Catering Department for information.

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Lewers Street

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet or self parking is available.

  • Entertainment

    Visit Lewers Lounge, adjacent to Orchids, for nightly live jazz, a sweet and savory bar menu, and Oahu"s best cocktails; all within a sophisticated, seductive, and secluded lounge.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,309 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oahu

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, exceptional service, and the food was amazing.
  2. l

    leezab

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time to Orchids and it doesn’t disappoint. Our server David was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful with questions we had. The food was exquisite and beautifully prepared. It was just lovely sitting eating under for food and looking out of the ocean.
  3. MH

    MegHiro

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    テラス席は、とても良かったです。
  4. ES

    ESVS2018

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It's a great buffet if you love crab legs and prime rib. However, for the price, I expected much more than what a run-of-the-mill buffet offers. I must add, however, that for the poki aficionados in our group, there was a wonderful assortment. It would have been nice if their website had more explicit information on foods generally included in the buffet lineup rather than the general vagueness "Popular local selections such as sashimi, poke, and other seafood favorites are featured along with Halekulani’s signature coconut cake and a custom ice cream station." Even the ice cream station was unimpressive: chocolate, vanilla, green tea" Hardly unique choices. They did have a blood orange sherbet which was refreshing, though it tasted no different than orange sherbet. Even if the offerings change from week to week, what they appeared to have when we went were probably standard fare on their lineup. One wonderful, unique item was the suckling pig. (I believe offered weekly.) I tried it, but it was not hot as you would expect a hot entree at the carving station would be. Disappointing. Cold or room temp pork is not very enjoyable. It wasn't made clear that the items not at stations, such as eggs benedict, could be ordered without an additional charge. Also, the website pictured french toast, but I didn't see it anywhere on the line or listed on the table card. I was surprised the french toast and traditional breakfast meats were also not offered. I'd be more inclined to recommend Kai's buffet (if they start up again) and 100 Sails (Sunday brunch) or Four Season's. One redeeming factor is that we had a patio table which had a lovely view and from which we enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and soft breezes.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Orchid’s Sunday buffet during our annual Oahu family summer vacation. This year, I sincerely appreciate how they go above and beyond to lesson ensure safe hygiene in the food handling in their buffet offerings. Their approach is the best I’ve seen to minimize cross contamination since only gloved and masked food servers touch the food and serving utensils. We’re looking forward to returning again next year.
  6. KT

    KimieT

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love the ambiance esp with the piano playing. Buffet was great & service was on point. Beautiful view & we'll be back for sure
  7. SN

    SarahN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish having dinner at Orchids was a wonderful experience. Delicious food, great staff, and beautiful setting.
  8. FW

    FrankW

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, great view of Diamond Head, wonderful food and service. Top notch!
  9. S

    Sunny

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    They did not acknowledge our special occasion. Hostess was rude.
  10. P

    Pablo

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    You need more staffing….service is slow. Halekulani is an important brand. Don’t cut costs on service.
  11. TM

    TierraM

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Underwhelming breakfast. Felt rushed despite adequate number of open tables. Coffee was watered-down.
  12. m

    mrirad

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, food, wine, service
  13. S

    Sammie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose Orchids for a 77th birthday celebration. My guests and I were very pleased with the service and the quality of the food we selected. Also thought the two course meal was a great value for a venue as exquisite as Orchids.
  14. DZ

    DavidZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food, highly recommend. Service was great!
  15. YH

    YukikoH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience is totally beautiful! Definitely recommend for special occasion, date or friends gathering. Service was great and food was excellent.
  16. LR

    LarryR

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there before with the same result! The ambiance is great, as it is very close to the ocean. Food is of excellent quality, very flavorful and prepared to our liking. The wait staff is always there to help you with anything you need. If you are going to visit Hawaii Orchids is a must.
  17. PS

    PaulS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I’ve been going to Orchids for years every time I return to Oahu. Since Covid, I have noticed a severe decline in the quality of food and service. The table bread focaccia was stale and the service was amateurish. My sea bass was OK: nothing special. The squid ink pasta was bland and tasteless. The waiters were either pressing us to order more, or were nowhere to be found. My meal came out first while my dinner companion’s meal came out five minutes later. We were sharing our meals, and requested two small plates, which took three minutes to procure as our food got cold. The service was just sloppy and in attentive. This is happened twice now, so I have to write Orchids off my list of favorite restaurants to return to.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s hard to beat Orchids, it’s an excellent location downtown and walking distance from many resorts. It’s right on the beach, with tables on levels so there are plenty of seats with great views. The menu was fantastic, a good balance of seafood and other options. Wait staff was exceptional, prices were appropriate for a fine dinning experience of this caliber. Make this one of your stops in Honolulu for fine dinning. 5 stars in each category.
  19. MS

    MaryS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special night out with family or with that someone special, Orchids is a wonderful choice. The food is incredible, service is extremely professional and detail-oriented yet approachable and friendly, and the atmosphere and view is quintessential Waikiki. It is just as wonderful now as it was 20 years ago, and that is quite an achievement considering how so many things have changed for the worse in the last couple decades on Waikiki (e.g. the narrowing of the beach itself).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. Scott Davis is an exceptional waiter. Would definitely come back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always.
  23. GD

    GloriaD

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a belated birthday and enjoyed the experience very much! After 3-years of not being able to dine here due to the pandemic, it was soooo nice to revisit one of our favorite places to dine.
  24. WB

    WilliamB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great dinner with my wife for her birthday, she loved it!
  25. AG

    AnnemarieG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another beautiful evening - Orchid’s at the Halekulani was beautiful. The service is top notch. The food amazing and the view spectacular. We are on vacation celebrating our 20th anniversary and everyone greeted us “Happy Anniversary “ and they even gave us a special anniversary dessert - their famed coconut cake - Yum !
  26. A

    Alana

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner here Gary our waiter was exceptional and food delicious will rebook again before we leave
  27. CH

    CarolH

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Think venue has been my favorite lunch spot for the food and the ambience and best yet, it's outdoors so with Covid , , , But having just had dinner here, it's now on my short list of preferred dinner venues and being able to watch the entertainment is a bonus,
  28. T

    Toni

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orchids was fabulous - food was amazingly delicious and the services was superb! Our waiter Tyler was awesome!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First dinner at Waikiki. Food was great. Around 7pm, view was perfect!
  30. S

    Sunny

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I noticed that they sat the tourists in the area with full ocean view while they sat the locals (at best) in the area with a garden view.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and wonderful service.
  32. CK

    CraytonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has to be the nicest restuarant we have been to!
  33. GR

    GreggR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambiance, service and they even surprised us with a piece of cake for our anniversary. A bit on the expensive side bit worth every penny.
  34. J

    Jenny

    Singapore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Orchids provided a lovely fine dining experience on the beach, with great views of Diamond Head. The ambiance was very nice (e.g., well maintained). The wait staff was attentive. The food was good, but not great.
  35. S

    Slowly

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful evening….dishes came out beautifully and the signature Haupia cake is always the best
  36. m

    madelined

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Bad customer service
  37. TS

    TristeenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning place to eat, view,staff and food absolutely perfect!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th wedding anniversary
  39. g

    gbandjg

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After COVID and not being back for over 3 years we have been going to several restaurants we have frequented for over 12 years before. We were greatly pleased to see the tradition of service, great and fresh food is continued here as it has not at many other places in WAIKIKI. Again it was a memorable night made even moreso when the staff gave my wife a special birthday cake as it was her birthday that night. FANTASTIC AND GLAD TO BE BACK!
  40. S

    Susan

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us were absolutely in awe of the beautiful setting, the extraordinary food and the impeccable service at last night's dinner. We hope for a return visit very soon.

FAQs

Orchids at Halekulani is rated 4.7 stars by 4309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today
Google Map for Orchids at Halekulani

2199 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lewers Street

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet or self parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Testa, Orchids Chef de Cuisine

  • Entertainment

    Visit Lewers Lounge, adjacent to Orchids, for nightly live jazz, a sweet and savory bar menu, and Oahu"s best cocktails; all within a sophisticated, seductive, and secluded lounge.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 923-2311

  • Private party facilities

    Halekulani offers an array of stunning indoor and outdoor multi-purpose function spaces offering the very best in cuisine, service and executive amenities. Please contact our Catering Department for information.

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