About Beachhouse - Moana Surfrider

2365 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Enjoy a new era of elegant oceanfront dining and modern classic cuisine at Beachhouse at the Moana; located at the most iconic address on Waikiki Beach, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. Experience the tranquil ambiance of open-air dining amidst the backdrop of the Moana’s exquisite Victorian architecture, or choose to relax in our contemporarily-styled and meticulously crafted dining room as you marvel at some of the most magnificent sunsets over the Pacific. We have sourced the finest quality artisan Pennsylvania Amish Raised Angus and Australian Wagyu (Kobe-style) Beef, fresh seafood and the best local ingredients that Hawai'i has to offer to create his vibrant, island-inspired cuisine. A thoughtfully selected international wine list accompanies the restaurant’s world-class menu, featuring Old and New World wines from the finest growing regions and wine producers throughout the world.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Table and A la carte menu available daily from 6:00am to 11:00am Afternoon Tea & Lunch Service available daily from 12:00pm to 3:00pm Dinner & Lounge Service available nightly from 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kaiulani

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 921-4600

Website:
http://www.beachhousewaikiki.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self-park for Beachhouse at the Moana dining guests, up to four hours.

Public Transit:
General: from Ala Moana Center, any "Waikiki" bound bus will take you to Kuhio Avenue. Then disembark on Ka'iulani Avenue cross street and walk towards Kalakaua Avenue. From that point, the Moana Surfider, A Westin Resort & Spa can not be missed. From University area: take route 4 to Kuhio/Ka'iulani Avenue intersection.

Executive Chef:
Will Chen

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Mihoko Gandy: 8089244778

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call for details.

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Beachhouse - Moana Surfrider Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.7

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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romantic (50)
fit for foodies (28)
notable wine list (17)
great for lunch (12)
great for brunch (11)
good for groups (11)
neighborhood gem (10)
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vibrant bar scene (5)
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Beautiful restaurant .. Fine surroundings...

Dined 6 days ago

Have been to this restaurant on several occasions when visiting from Australia. Went for my mothers birthday this week. Restaurant is in fabulous position, elegant surroundings and staff attentive. Two members of our party enjoyed their meals. However the other two ordered the lobster pasta which we had to send back due to the fact that it was gluggy and tasteless. Staff we're very good and removed our meals from our bill.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
food5
ambience2
service3
value4

Typical Hotel Dining

vip
Dined 6 days ago

The food was terrific but the service was extremely slow. It is such a large restaurant that there is little ambiance other than the great ocean view. Reasonably priced but nothing spectacular

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service2

Food was so so. Took a very long time to ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Food was so so. Took a very long time to order. A waiter other than the one assigned to its stopped by twice to tell us his colleague would take our order when he should have just taken it on his behalf.

food5
ambience5
service5

We were celebrating my uncle's 80th birt ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

We were celebrating my uncle's 80th birthday and we couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience. Fabulous setting with a band playing in the courtyard. Warm friendly greeting with quiet efficient service throughout the meal. The food was delicious and plentiful. Without being asked there was a special dessert surprise for my uncle. A wonderful night which I hope to repeat some day soon.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This is my most favourite restaurant in ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

This is my most favourite restaurant in the world. Through the generations our family have dined here on holiday in Waikiki. It has never failed to please. My father and mother dined there and now I am bringing my grandchildren for dinner. What more could anyone wish for. Heavenly atmosphere, great wines, food and service. Thank you Carol

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding service.

Dined on April 19, 2016

Excellent food, amazing service and we were treated to Champagne and Dessert for our 35th wedding anniversary. They made us feel very special.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5

Dining here is all about the ambience of ...

Dined on April 18, 2016

Dining here is all about the ambience of the 105 year old veranda setting and the ocean just steps away.

food5
ambience5
service5

Veranda dining overlooking the beach wit ...

Dined on April 11, 2016

Veranda dining overlooking the beach with a beautiful sunset.

food5
ambience5
service4
value1

Gorgeous setting, watered down drinks, great food

vip
Dined on April 11, 2016

The Mai Tai was pathetic. Served in a tiny glass and watered down. No taste of rum. The onion soup and crab cakes were marvelous. The lamb was the best I ever had ($47) outside of Australia. The daily market vegetables were stupendous. The setting was incredible, the music wonderful. Service was attentive and pleasant.

food5
ambience4
service4

Great steak. Service was ok. Noise was a ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Great steak. Service was ok. Noise was acceptable even near the kitchen

food5
ambience5
service5

Beautiful setting! Food and service was ...

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

Beautiful setting! Food and service was excellent.

food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Convenience over value

Dined on March 17, 2016

I love the Moana Surfrider for its rich history and its aesthetic. My first experience at the Beachhouse was great. This time around, however, it was just ok. I ordered the tasting menu. The portion's were perfect. However, my idea of medium and the chef's were a bit different and my flat iron state came out more on the well done side. Overall, the restaurant met our needs. We were looking for a convenient location that had a decent menu. We were not expecting to be wowed by the quality of food. The price for the convenience this time around was fine.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

My favorite dinner spot in Honolulu! Exc ...

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

My favorite dinner spot in Honolulu! Exceptional service and great food. Beautiful view.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Peerless Dining Experience on Waikiki

Dined on March 13, 2016

The setting, the view, the food, the service - all excellent. I had eaten here several times on previous business trips, and have very fond memories of this restaurant. After cocktails at the Banyan Court bar, my wife and I dined at the restaurant with 4 of our girls (ages 12 - 16). Our waiter was very helpful and patient with all of our questions. The food, from appetizer through dessert, was superb. We split several appetizers, entrees, and sides (plus a couple of dessert plates that were sent compliments of the chef). Everyone left extremely satisfied that we had had our best meal during our week in Hawaii. We certainly look forward to our next visit. Make no mistake - it is expensive, but well worth the experience for a special occasion.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service1
value2

Not a celebration

Dined on March 11, 2016

Went here to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. I was so excited as i had been here only three weeks earlier and had a lovely experience. This trip was anything but. We were greeted nicely and the hostess even wished my daughter a happy birthday. Once seated the waiter told us the specials and then disappeared. We finally ordered, a special that was a tomahawk cut steak for two with salad and two sides. We ordered it medium, it came out rare. For our sides we picked the lobster mac and cheese and the truffle tater tots. The sad thing is that the tater tots were the best thing we ate and pretty sure they were ore ida with a little cheese melted on them. The meat was fatty and the mac and cheese, blah. The steak was suppose to be served with different flavored salts to season, which we did not get. In fact our waiter ignored us until he brought the bill and asked if we wanted desert, which we ended up getting at the cheesecake factory. If you really want a great meal and are celebrating a special occasion on Oahu go to Alan Wongs, best experience of our trip.

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Moana Devotee

Dined on March 10, 2016

The food was excellent, the service attentive, the ambiance great. We had fillet steaks that were cooked to perfection a brilliant lobster bisque for entree and some chocolate fondue cake for dessert. Always worth a try but be ready for a hit to the hip pocket when the check arrives.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Beautiful dining under a terrace under t ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Beautiful dining under a terrace under the stars. I would order the fresh caught fish and a bottle of wine. Lovely evening. I would go back! 5 Star experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great dinner, enjoy live music from bar!

Dined on March 4, 2016

We dined here for our last night on holiday. Thoroughly enjoyed the live music from the barefoot bar. Plenty of space, you don't feel like you're dining with other guests. It's basically on the beach so the views and atmosphere are great!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Moana Surfrider Excellent

Dined on March 3, 2016

What a beautiful place to have dinner at the Beach House restaurant in the most gorgeous setting. It was a fairytale setting could be so romantic. Lovely food great service loved it all will definetely go back next time in Honolulu. The 3 top restaurants we went to this time it rated no 1 up there with Ocean House leaves Nobu a fair way back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Fantastic

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Food, Service and View were all fantastic. We requested seating where we could view the setting sun and we were seated where we could watch the setting sun.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful experience!

Dined on February 24, 2016

Beach house Moana is a gem on the shore of Wakiki! It has old world charm with fantastic views. The afternoon Tea was a pleasant experience with great service, fine teas and food.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service1

Crabcakes were great but whipped parmesa ...

vip
Dined on February 24, 2016

Crabcakes were great but whipped parmesan potatoes were not whipped, had no parmesan flavor and arrived cold. Server disappeared after entrees delivered and took inordinate amount of time to get check.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Surprisingly delicious and very attentiv ...

vip
Dined on February 19, 2016

Surprisingly delicious and very attentive and perfect service! View and ambiance are amazing. Overall, our favorite restaurant in Honolulu this time!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Good for brunch

Dined on February 18, 2016

Ordered the breakfast steak and eggs. I was pleasantly surprised that the potatoes were wonderfully multi-colored and the salad was very fresh. The steak was cooked perfectly.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner out with Mom

Dined on February 18, 2016

Brilliant beach side dining. Excellent food, local as possible. Great service. Perfect for romantic and memorable moments. I have dined here many times, twice during this trip, and have never been disappointed. Coming from the land of great beef, I never order from the steakhouse, but rather always the sea food and fish side of the menu. Never disappointed. The opa was excellent, on risotto with hamakua mushrooms. Excellent. Started with the crabcakes and a nice Rose. Brilliant.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Excellent sundown ambience on the verand ...

Dined on February 16, 2016

Excellent sundown ambience on the veranda, with soft Hawaiian live music floating in from the adjacent bar under the banyan tree. Kimi our waiter was very good at his job, yet friendly and relaxed, and we had nice evening. The food was well prepared and presented. Not too adventurous a menu, but good steak and seafood. Good selection of wines by the glass as well.

food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Food

Dined on February 14, 2016

I was expecting top notch service and quality food. My wife and I only received top notch service. Granted it was a day before Valentine's Day I expected it to be very busy which both my wife and I didn't mind. Our food took about 45 mins to come out but that was understandable. When we finally received our main entree our Wagyu tomahawk steak was really try. We ordered it medium-rare. It was as if it was just sitting out on the table ready to be sent out to us.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Excellent Food

Dined on February 14, 2016

American-asian cross-over food at its best. Attentive service and good value for price (e.g 3 course menue). Anytime again!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was fantastic. Staff awesome ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Everything was fantastic. Staff awesome!

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Waikiki with a wow wine list

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We sat a few feet from the sand on Waikiki at sunset, with one of the most amazing (and extravagant) wine lists I've ever seen, dining on succulent prime rib with roasted, locally-grown vegetables and parmesan whipped potatoes.... 'nuf said.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I can't remember the name of our server ...

Dined on February 11, 2016

I can't remember the name of our server but he was so great. My mom and I are here our last night in town and had great service. We are relatively light eaters(she is vegetarian) and are always a little apprehensive of just ordering salads and sides to share because of their lower cost in comparison to other menu items. We still received excellent service and everything we ate was AMAZING. The only bummer was that we asked for our extra food to be packed up to go from the person who cleared the items but we never got them back. We left before we even realized that we didn't get it--not a very big deal and didn't impact our overall experience, just a note. Thank you for the great evening of food and cocktails!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

We arrived at our reservation time and a ...

vip
Dined on February 10, 2016

We arrived at our reservation time and asked if we were going to be able to have the waterside table that we asked for through Open Table. The maitre'd asked us to sit at a table and wait for a couple of minutes. We were not disappointed. Our seaside table came open and we slipped right into it. For dinner I had the snapper special ... It was wonderful. She had the lamb chops ... It too was superb. All and all it was a magical evening.

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

One of our favs

Dined on February 10, 2016

Elegant outdoor venue with good food, great wine list, lovely beach setting/view. We came back after a great dinner last year and was not disappointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic ambiance

Dined on February 6, 2016

We have eaten at the Beachhouse 3 times. We found it on our first visit to Hawaii in 2008 and decided we needed to return from Canada for a special occasion in 2014. We returned again in 2016 for another special occasion. This is our favourite eating place. We hope to be abe to return to Hawaii for another visit and will be sure to stop at the Beachhouse.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful dinner, the service was awesom ...

Dined on February 1, 2016

Wonderful dinner, the service was awesome and the music and view made the experience pure Hawaiian. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially if you want to feel like you are in the islands.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Grand Lady of Waikiki

Dined on January 29, 2016

Nice mix of indoor and outdoor seating on the beach at Waikiki. Recommend the complimentary valet parking as parking might be otherwise difficult.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Iconic restaurant!

Dined on January 25, 2016

Great views, food and atmosphere. A must place to dine if you are in Waikiki!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent service!

vip
Dined on January 24, 2016

We had a great night at Beachhouse! Carlo was our server and he did a great job making recommendations. We told him we were celebrating a new job early in our meal. After clearing our dishes instead of asking us if we wanted to see the dessert menu, he brought us a celebratory flight of dessert samplers. It was a very sweet gesture and made our night even more fun. We will go back for another celebration!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

One of the best

Dined on January 23, 2016

This is a wonderful place to enjoy all that Waikiki has to offer. The food is good. Service is good. I had tea earlier in the day which I would not recommend because the desserts weren't that great and the scones were tiny, maybe two bites each and you get two. Value is not there for the price. Dinner was lovely. At night it's harder to see the banyan tree. Mainly the entertainment was disappointing. It's hard to please everyone when it comes to this though. We wished for quiet Hawaiian sounds. Instead there was a man playing oldies or whatever. It seemed a rare thing to find soothing atmosphere for dinner in Waikiki. You can't beat the Royal Hawaiian.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Our favourite Honolulu restaurant

vip
Dined on January 20, 2016

This review covers two visits, out of a four night stay, so we obviously think it's good! Beach oust is superbly located and a wonderful open air, colonial style veranda and courtyard. Food is excellent, both choice and quality. Service can be slow, but I like their loyalty - some of the waiters have served there for years, at least one for 25 years! The key issue is very limited number of tables for four on the veranda (hence a great choice if it's just two of you). We know and love the restaurant, it's in the Westin Moana Surfrider...we stayed in the hotel,we are SPG Gold Members, I booked the table for late January on Open Table in early November...but on the first night we didn't get a good table (right next to the door in constant use). I spoke to them about it before the 2nd night, we turned up a good 20 minutes early and got one of the best tables.

Tags: child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, scenic view, neighbourhood gem

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