About Hau Tree Lanai

2863 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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This shimmering jewel of a restaurant was awarded Honolulu Magazine's and Hale Aina "Top Write In" (people's choice) award for for Best Brunch in 2013, OpenTable Best View in 2013, Hale Aina Gold Medal for Best Outdoor Dining in 2010, and Hale Aina award Silver Medal for Best Restaurant to Take Out of Town Guests in 2009. Set on the quiet side of Waikiki beach, it offers stunning unobstructed Ocean views and breathtaking romantic sunsets. We offer casual, elegant dining in a purely peaceful and idyllic setting. We offer fresh seafood of Mahi Mahi, Opakapaka, and Ahi Tuna prepared in 5 different styles as well as Harris Ranch all natural beef for guests desiring Filet Mignon, New York, Rib Eye Steak, or Colorado Lamb Chops. The wine list is friendly, reasonably priced and personal help in pairing the food and wine is available. We look forward to serving you soon!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45pm - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 921-7066

Website:
http://www.kaimana.com/dining.htm

Entertainment:
We feature a live guitarist on weekends.

Catering:
Our Private Dining Room overlooks the Pacific Ocean, has spectacular sunset views and accommodates parties of 20 to 80 guests. For more information visit our website at kaimana.com

Parking Details:
Restaurant validation $4, up to 3 hours. Banquet $5 for every 3 hours.

Public Transit:
Public Bus one block away.

Executive Chef:
Rene Caba

Private Party Facilities:
We offer the San Souci Room, which features perfect ocean Views. It can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Ted Teruya: 8089217067x

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

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Hau Tree Lanai Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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4.6

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
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The ambience is fantastic, the service w ...

Dined 3 days ago

The ambience is fantastic, the service was excellent, but I felt food had dropped a notch since last visit. Still very good, but less than the knock-your-socks off food from last time. All in all still a very fine restaurant and experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a Treat

vip
Dined 3 days ago

One of our very favorite places in Waikiki for lunch....great food (the best Ahi Sandwich in Hawaii as far as I am concerned)...wonderful variety of eggs benedicts and overall just a wonderful place to enjoy dining while enjoying the beach/oceanfront views. One cannot go wrong dining at Hau Tree Lanai.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service3
value2

Go for the view, not the food

Dined 5 days ago

You don't go here for the food (which is mediocre at best), but for the location. Right on the beach in the shadow of Diamond Head, this is simply one of the most beautiful spots in the world to have breakfast.

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

One of our favorite places! Never a bad ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

One of our favorite places! Never a bad time at Hau Tree! Especially with the food...ONOLICIOUS!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Enduring Waikiki Icon

Dined on April 22, 2016

The Hau Tree Lanai is a Waikiki classic! Situated right on the beach, it is a unique experience without a doubt. The service was impeccable and the food was prepared beautifully. I had the curried chicken and vegetables which was delicious. It is difficult not to stop there when you are in Waikiki. Our server was Andy, who has been there many years, and he is the best!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

It was very delicious.

Dined on April 20, 2016

The location of the table was also good. We look forward to be able to revisit the next time.

Tags: great for brunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

The staff was incredible and the food was great.

Dined on April 20, 2016

We had such a great time for my birthday dinner, we returned a few days later for brunch. At dinner, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the beachfront table. Brunch was just as lovely. It is our new favorite place to go when we vacation in Honolulu.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

good

Dined on April 18, 2016

Including me, a family was satisfied very much. I want to revisit it by all means.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Ambience and good food

Dined on April 17, 2016

The atmosphere is one of fine dining with reasonable prices. The view is one of the best in Waikiki. The menu is varied and has some local favorites that both kama'aina and visitors can enjoy. It is a perfect place to take visitors so that they can experience the charm of Hawaii.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Great egg Benedicts as always!

Dined on April 17, 2016

Great egg Benedicts as always!

food4
ambience4
service3
value4

A beautiful view with your meal

Dined on April 17, 2016

The menu had great variety. The food was tasty and the view only enhanced the dining experience.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4

Food was delicious. Amazing view of the ...

Dined on April 14, 2016

Food was delicious. Amazing view of the beach

food3
ambience4
service1
value2

Just not well put together

Dined on April 12, 2016

It has the setting and the backstory to be great but it just is not. The service is not on par with the pricing. It is fairly expensive and the food is ok. It came out and was lukewarm. The service was not good. The waiter just drifted away and did not come back. No one ordered dessert because it got so late just sitting there waiting for his return. The view is gorgeous and the trees and beautiful but it is not enough for me to recommend it to anyone.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
food2
ambience2
service2

We were placed on an extremely tight tab ...

vip
Dined on April 11, 2016

We were placed on an extremely tight table from the one next to us. The seating was awkward as a result. The breakfast which is normally good was way below average. It came late, was not hot, and look liked it was just thrown on the plate. No garnishes to be found. Unattractive presentation. So unlike my past experience. Someone didn't show up for work.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Recommended by a Friend

Dined on April 10, 2016

We enjoyed an excellent meal here. The restaurant is small, so reservation essential. I love hot food; my entee came piping hot. The ahi, topped with crab and avocado, was succulent and flavorful.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Fabulous sunset

Dined on April 7, 2016

Sunset view is just beautiful. Walk on Kalakaua avenue to Hau Tree Lanai before sunset is also amazing. One of the highlight in Honolulu.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service5

A bit old and tired. Food mediocre. N ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

A bit old and tired. Food mediocre. Nice beach view and tree setting is unique, but can't overcome shortcomings.

food5
ambience5
service5

Taro rolls were fabulous! The Yellow cur ...

vip
Dined on March 28, 2016

Taro rolls were fabulous! The Yellow curry crab was outstanding! The Pad Thai was delightful. The Royal Hawaiian Dream (Mahi Mahi) was delicious! A great time was had by all!

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Fantastic food and location

Dined on March 28, 2016

This is a great restaurant for a special romantic occasion with great views The food was fantastic

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service3
value3

Easter sunset dinner

Dined on March 28, 2016

We have dined here dozens of times over the years and are never disappointed . Easter is a appropriate for a sunset dinner. We're tired of noisy buffets and big venues. To be dining alfresco in March is a huge bonus for livingredients in HI. Always order the fresh catch...pricey but delicious. Leave room for the lava cake afterwards. Expect a relaxed dining experience as the service tends to be a little slow for us. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set in the Pacific. Chin chin.

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

Great Oahu Dining

Dined on March 20, 2016

Consistently excellent and a great getaway from the crowded spots elsewhere around town. The view is hard to beat.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5

There could not be a more perfect place ...

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

There could not be a more perfect place to have a relaxing meal and remind yourself why you live in Hawaii

food2
ambience1
service1
value1

No good service

Dined on March 17, 2016

We had reservation but they didn't keep our table, addition we asked one man who wears blue shirt said us just line up without asking our name of reservation. His service was really bad. Addition,the line was mixed no reservation people and reservation people. That means Open table was meaningless. After 10 minutes ,we could have sheet but it was the farthest to the beach. We thought this restaurant doesn't need open table system. It was good service except a man who wears blue shirt. We never go to there.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

A wonderful, beautiful spot to eat great ...

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

A wonderful, beautiful spot to eat great food and a view to die for....I will return and will recommend to my friends.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous sunset dining

Dined on March 13, 2016

We love going to the Hau Tree Lanai. We take out of town guests for the ambience.

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

Spectacular

Dined on March 12, 2016

This was a reunion dinner with someone I had not seen in 22 years. The staff made a special evening into a spectacular one. Highly recommend the Hau Tree.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service2
value5

Special place

Dined on March 8, 2016

The hau tree lanai has been one of our favorite hideaway places for years. The ambience is second to none. The food is always incredible. My only complaint is the service tends to be very slow, and forgetful. I ordered a second drink, and by the time the waiter told me it was coming, we were already done with lunch. Outside of the slow service, I will always go back.

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

excellent

Dined on March 6, 2016

From staff, food, atmosphere.. All superb! Highly recommend

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Always Enjoyable

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Delicious food, lovely surroundings, friendly and professional service.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service1
value4

Disappointing service

Dined on March 3, 2016

I wanted to bring my relatives for brunch because of the scenic view and food but I was very disappointed in the service. I had a hard time flagging down any waitstaff for a refill on my coffee. They stood around talking to each other instead of scanning the tables to see if any customers wanted anything. The food was good but I might find some place else to go for brunch.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Glorious!

Dined on February 29, 2016

Our favourite restaurant when in Honolulu. Outstanding views to go with an even better dining experience. Service is the best. The Prix-Fixe menu is always so creative.

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

I have been going there for maybe 50 yea ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

I have been going there for maybe 50 years, and though there have been some changes, nothing can take away for the beach setting, nothing. For us local folks it is a great to have access to such a fine place. I will admit the prices have gone us and there are more tables in the place, but I understand the have to turn a profit. $5 parking is a bit much. on top of a $20 meal. Heat to see them chase the local folks away.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

50th anniversary celebration

Dined on February 27, 2016

Seated underneath a gorgeous spreading tree overlooking the ocean. There were even fireworks. It could not have been a more lovely or romantic evening

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

Edith

vip
Dined on February 26, 2016

My husband and I love dining here. We make a point to dine here every time we come to Honolulu, it never fails to delight us. The seafood lunch was great. Friendly service and efficient. The view is impeccable.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Totally Enjoyable

Dined on February 25, 2016

Although Hau Tree Lani has a laid-back, no rush atmosphere, the times we had to wait for drinks to be refilled or to ask for our check was a bit too long. I had to rush out without sampling any dessert...shucks.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

We had a marvelous time. The sunset from ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

We had a marvelous time. The sunset from this restaurant is truly one-of-a-kind.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

outstanding benedicts!

vip
Dined on February 19, 2016

Fresh fruit "garnish" is a wonderful side dish. The view and atmosphere is fantastic. Best breakfast on Waikiki.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food1
ambience5
service3
value1

Very disappointing.

vip
Dined on February 19, 2016

I have had dinner at Hau Tree Lanai at least 20 times over the years. This time was a misery. No parking on property - took me 20 minutes to troll for a place on the street. Parking guy was quick and rude. Food was barely tolerable. Cold fish, very little sauce, everything else very plain. Service was terrific, however, so that can't be faulted.

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Sunsets beautiful, great service

Dined on February 19, 2016

The real gem of the restaurant is its location where you can watch the sunset as you sip your MaiTai. The service was very good and it was very evident that they want to make your experience a memorable one. The food was good, not great. The appetizers are very good, but I found the main course to be just okay. Somewhat pricey, but that is Hawaii.

Tags: scenic view
food3
ambience1
service2
value1

Not Like it used to be!

Dined on February 16, 2016

It is a over five years since we ate at the HauTree beach level restaurant. We had such wonderful memories of that previous occasion. Something has changed! The menu has virtually no feature items that are not replicated at every walk in cafe in Waikiki, the wait between ordering and service was exceptionally prolonged, waiter service unprofessional, table not wiped with remnants of previous diner which we requested to be rewiped, certainly nothing in our lunch experience to warrant the car drive to the Diamond Head Location and required $5. Parking fee. While an evening dinner may be a whole different ambiance our lunch, on the final day of a month long stay in Waikiki was extremely disappointing especially with a special guest involved!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view

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