Hau Tree Lanai
Hau Tree Lanai

Hau Tree Lanai

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kaimana.com/dining.htm
  • Phone: (808) 921-7066
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Rene Caba
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Entertainment: We feature a live guitarist on weekends.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public Bus one block away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant validation $4, up to 3 hours. Banquet $5 for every 3 hours.
A word from Hau Tree Lanai
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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
Hau Tree Lanai reviews from OpenTable diners
211 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (154)great for outdoor dining (129)romantic (103)special occasion (97)great for brunch (89)fit for foodies (59)great for lunch (55)neighborhood gem (38)kid-friendly (20)good for groups (20)notable wine list (15)hot spot (10)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Great Fresh Fish on the Beach
    HawaiianTravelerVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We enjoyed our dininig experience at the Hau Tree as the food was excellent and the view and atmosphere is outstanding. I had the opakapaka with lemon caper sauce and it was very good. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of Waikiki
    mauigirl
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach! Their Mimosas are the best anywhere with a little froth on top..yummylicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It's a very good rocation and nice food, we are very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast
    shin
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was first time to visit there. Also Hawaii. It made us great memory. I'll be back again definitely! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High on our special dining list on Waikiki...
    lacike99
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We have had lunch here several times before, back in Jim Nabors time, and always found the ambience and the quality of the food to be first rate. We now have switched from La Mer at the Halekulani to Hau Tree Lanai as our special dinner dining experience! It may not be quite as formal or the service not quite as exclusive, but at about half the price, it is Waikiki's new dining gem for us!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    mcbobbyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This place never disappoints. One of the best views in the world!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Hau Tree
    RunningMan
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The dining area of the restaurant had a beautiful hau tree that provide privacy and beautiful scenery. The restaurant is located right on the beach. If you are sitting by retaining wall, be prepared to have beach goers right next to you. We had brunch, the eggs benedict was good, but the hamburger was overcooked and tasteless. Overall, the scenery and the location won out. It was a nice peaceful spot to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jydeguzm
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    service was ok and food was ok prices aren't bad but your really paying for the great beach view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just for out of town guests
    Taraspirit
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    On San Souci Beach embued with old style Hawaiiana. A sense of place with great Benedicts, a memorable Loco Moco, and Fish Burgers. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • edith
    EdithVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent food, we enjoyed the brunch. Both my husband and I had eggs benedict, terrific and thoroughly enjoyed it. The view is great, service is efficient, professional and friendly. The place is a great place to people watch, the view is so relaxing. We love this place, very comfortable and simply amazing. We make it a point to come dine here every time we visit Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast
    jydeguzm
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Good breakfast menu had the continental benedict and the island fried rice with kale pork. The food was ok but the view was great overall not a bad place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset Dinner on the Beach
    HiddenGems
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Lovely beach side, sunset setting, wonderful service, delicious food, live music and a surprise fireworks display in the distance! A great Friday night find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • エッグベネディクト
    kiki
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    生まれて初めてエッグベネディクトを食べましたが、最高においしかったです! 13時からの予約で20分程早めに着いてしまったのですが、すぐに通してくれました。ランチで2日前に予定しましたが、シーサイドの右奥の角の席が空いていたので、そちらに通されました。木の真下の席がいいなぁと思いましたが、少し暗い感じでしたので、明るく食事ができるこの席で良かったです。ゆっくり食事ができましたし、スタッフの方たちが話しかけてくれたり写真を撮ってくれたり、とてもフレンドリーで楽しく過ごせました。 一緒に行った母親は、いたくハンバーガーを気に入った様子でした。 ただ一点、鳩が苦手な方にはオススメしません。食事中もテーブルの下をせわしなく鳩が通り、足に当たったりしますので…。
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 美味しいエッグベネディクト
    h1013
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    二度目のハウツリーラナイ。 今回は仲間と五人で訪問。前回は予約せずに行って、その日は入れずに予約だけして再度訪問したので、今回は事前にネット予約して行きました。 良いロケーションと美味しいエッグベネディクトは最高。 ただ、ワイキキ中心のホテルからは少し距離があるのは難点かな。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally....fish cooked perfectly
    Counterculture
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    One of my biggest attractions to Hawaii is the availability of so many wonderful varieties of fish. But so often, it arrives cooked to death. Not here. Beautifully done. A perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Romantic setting
    PaulKenVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Beautiful setting with average food with overpriced menu. Seafood entrees are $49.00, but you can get a four curse fixed price menu for $50. Doese not make any sense to me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Reservation was on time. Nice view of the beach and ocean. Food was excellent. Waiters attentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    Pasta47VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had an extended layover at the Honolulu airport and decided to make the best of our time. This restaurant had previously been recommended to us by our friends who said that it was great. We took a cab ride in and had the best French toast either one of us had ever enjoyed. Too bad it's so far from San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    bmacdonald
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Mike and staff were great, all staff chipped in. Best filet ever...hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • egg benedict
    ripoc
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    egg Benedict was very delicious. I want to eat it again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 子供連れにも優しい
    sachiko
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    ハウツリーラナイの素敵なテラス席を楽しみに日本から予約を入れて行きました。希望通りの眺めの素敵な席に案内されましたが、席の周りを何羽かの鳩がおこぼれを貰おうと歩き廻っていました。我が家の子供達はあいにく鳥が苦手で怖がり泣き出してしまいました。他のお客様にも迷惑かと思い、注文前にキャンセルを申し出た所、せっかくいらしたからとBARエリアの席へと移して頂けました。その後も何度か子供達の様子を心配してもらい、ゆったりと食事をする事が出来ました。味はもちろんの事サービスも素晴らしかったです。
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Egg Benedict
    yuzuponzu0527
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Hau Tree Lanai is the one of the best Restaurants to have a Egg benedict. We enjoy the atomosphere of this restaurant as well! we would love to come back again in my next trip to Hawaii!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite local Waikiki dining spot
    vinnie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is THE place to go for the best cosmopolitan (and Japanese) food in town. Best on-the-beach dining and the view hasn't changed in 50 years! Breakfast is special, and lunch is also good. But the most romantic and tropical ambiance is sunset dinner! Don't miss it. The fresh local fish is a must have and prepared your choice of 4 ways . A tad on the expensive side but worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor dining
    LachyJnes
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We visited the Hau Tree Lanai on our honeymoon following a recommendation from a local. The setting right on the beach was beautiful, we'd hoped to watch the sunset but clouds prevented this happening- it didn't spoil our experience. We were given bread & an amuse bouche before dinner which was a lovely touch. The menu offered a great range of local fish cooked in a variety of ways plus meat options. The filet mignon was melt in the mouth! We are only sad that we can't afford to eat there every night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for brunch
    k130525y
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I went there to eat egg benedict which is well known in Japan. It was great due to the place close to the beach and diamond head. And also the food was as so delicious as I have neer eaten before. I'd like to go when I visit Hawaii again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a fan for many years
    kona
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Just rediscovered this gem for my daughter's 21st. The fare is excellent. the staff very pleasant. I wish they would trim back the Banyan overhang to the beach just a little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hau Tree
    foodiefest
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Lovely at sunset and then -- once dark it is the same as being indoors with respect to the view. That said -- you can still hear the ocean waves crashing and the air is ocean balmy. Wonderful service and very good menu recommendations from our server, William.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and setting
    JCMEDMHavertownPA
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Came here with another couple to celebrate our anniversaries...the most beautiful setting under the old hau tree, on the beach and the gorgeous sunset. Our server was so attentive...delicious food and most memorable evening. The owner came over to us and made us feel so welcomed. It was the restaurants 50th aniiversary. This was an occasion we'll never forget. Make the Hau Tree a place for your next special meal in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant
    MickeyD
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our favorite restaurant for special occasions and entertaining out-of town guests. Great view, menu, and ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Semper Superb!
    CDevine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This spot is a favorite of both my wife and I, and we usually visit once every 4-5 months on a random date-night. Hau Tree is simply one of the finest dining experiences in Oahu and the food never disappoints, especially the fresh, local fish entrees. However, this past visit I broke my norm and decided on the lamb chops....OMG, the best I have ever had bar none. Great Service and one of the best sunset views on island.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant!!!
    miki
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was the first visit this time. It arrived in Honolulu from Japan and visited here with my boyfriend immediately. That Waiters met to FRIENDLY first has moved. Moreover, the taste of important egg Benedict is also the highest! It was worrisome that only one point and a lovely pigeon ride on a table. Moreover, I think that I will visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great eggs benedict
    Eriquita
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I ordered eggs benedict and acai bowl. Eggs benedict was really good! Acai bowl was not so sweet. If you go there, you should request beach side table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining under the trees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had an enjoyable evening but due to the Japanese wedding party we were a little overlooked. When I booked I told them we were celebrating our 40th anniversary but they never acknowledged it. Pricey and ok food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    AlohaJude
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fantastic venue, impeccable friendly service. Food was delicious Could not fault it at all. The best breakfast on the Island. Looking now to book a dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MASAHIRO
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    家族4人で、遅めの朝食に行きました。エッグベネディクトとオレンジジュースを注文しました。 スタッフのサービスも良く、店内の気軽な雰囲気、値段、味も満足しました。 また、行きたいと思います。
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 朝食で利用しました。
    PORORO
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    雰囲気も良く、満足しました。ハーフベネディクトを注文しましたが、量も丁度よく、美味しくいただきました。また利用したいです。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 眺望の悪いテーブル
    yasu1962
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    1999年訪問以来15年振りでしたが、早めに予約したのに、壁側の眺望の悪いテーブルでガッカリ。エッグベネディクトも他店の方が美味しく、重ねて落胆。
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We don't like pigeon walking around the table. Eggs Benedict was so good. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Very romantic setting under an old Hau tree. Gorgeous evening and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate