Hau Tree Lanai
Hau Tree Lanai

Hau Tree Lanai

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kaimana.com/dining.htm
  • Phone: 8089217066x
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
Hau Tree Lanai reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (161)great for outdoor dining (152)romantic (135)special occasion (120)great for brunch (95)great for lunch (60)neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (41)kid-friendly (25)good for groups (20)hot spot (15)notable wine list (12)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Breakfast is great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Pancakes! yum! Poi pancakes with coconut and maple syrup. Very nice. The potato makes the pancakes stay hot. Yet, they were light and fluffy too. Perfect! Just like the ones at home. and the benedicts too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Famous but the quality is...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The noise of moving tables and chairs is laud and some of lady staffs are arrogant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I felt the service was slow, but my partner didn't. Also, there's no kids menu or at least it wasn't presented to us. The main entrees were over priced too. I guess you pay for the view. The sunset was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special
    pjk1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a pretty lanai setting over looking Waikiki Beach. The food presentation was beautiful, and the taste was better. It will be one of our most memorable meals we've had in Honolulu. There are other very nice restaurants overlooking the water in Waikiki, such as Orchids, but Hau Tree is smaller, feels more intimate, and the service is very attentive. It is not like a bar/or steakhouse setting; more traditional/plantation looking, with a tree as the focal point on the patio. It was very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winner
    Winner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful food, Amazing service, location, location, location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of the best breakfasts
    Tamao
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We visited you in the morning on 27AUG. Thanks to you, we could spend the special time. Eggbenedict was very delicious and side dishes were also great. The most moving thing was a sence of belongings about yours(Scenery, foods, staffs, etc..). In future, we would like to visit you whenever we visit Hawaii. Thank you for your everything and see you again absolutely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Good Memories...
    Sparkofhawaii
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Has always been one of my favorite places to eat for fine dining and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sunset view was gorgeous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We met some out-of-town guests there for dinner. The appetizers were very good. My entree, mixed grill, was good. No one complained about their entree, but no one raved about it, either. We passed on dessert. Our waiter was an old-timer and great, but the entire wait staff team was attentive and friendly. The high point was the sunset. I'm glad it didn't rain, as the weather was spotty, and it would have spoiled a magnificent sunset. Our guests had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not recommended except for view.
    tobi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Highly mediocre very expensive food---some of it not edible. Amazing view is what it has going for it---but the (free) beach in front has the same view without the bad food and steep price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • taste good but...
    neverever
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Mistake with the egg cooking style , many staff without smile, seems dislike to be friendly, who do not like to take care of customer. Poor service, no tip!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Hawaii trip for the first time with my daughter, if you are looking for a delicious breakfast in the special, I met in Hau Tree Lanai. Can be before departure reservation of seats, trip was able to enable the time. Well, the service was delicious very. Services that are not completely eat pancakes, and gave me the souvenir is, I was very happy. Also, when I went to Hawaii, I want to go to Hau Tree Lanai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineoutjunkies
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Especially nice at sunset. Lights in the Hau tree overlooking the ocean. Small enough to feel intimate. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely ocean and sunset view under a spreading hau tree-very Hawaiian -fresh fish super-limited wine list
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was good, my sister's sandwich was very heavy on the bread. My brother said his Ceasar salad was just OK, he didn't see any anchovies. My mahimahi sandwich had a very fishy taste which I found off putting. When they poured my water the server did it so fast that the ice went out of the glass. He said sorry, but did not clean it up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • さすがのエッグベネディクト
    ontanchan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    日本から予約したものの20年来のハリケーンのためレストランが休業に、翌日リベンジで再予約して訪問しました。 エッグベネディクトはさすがの美味しさですね。一番デラックスなタイプをオーダーしましたが、ナイフを入れた途端にとろーりと出てくる黄身とマフィン、ビーフorフォアグラの組み合わせは来て良かった〜と思わせる味でした。 他にフレンチトーストをオーダーしましたが、こちらは全面にマカデミア?ナッツが付いていて、好き嫌いが分かれるかと思います。 コーヒーは飲み放題です。
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm retreat before the hurricane
    Mermaid
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wonderful lunch salmon Benedict and shrimp salad, beautifully presented and delicious. We are always amazed by the views of Kaimana beach and people enjoying the ocean while under the shade of the hau tree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance at its best!
    uptowngirl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Torch fires dancing in the breeze, gentle breeze blowing through our setting, sheltered feeling under the famous Hau Tree, and soothing sounds of the ocean so close we could almost touch it. A lobster duet to satisfy our experience enhanced with a starter, wild mushroom appetizer, and nice spinach salad. What more is there for a wonderful dining experience...mahalo, especially from my lady guest from Tohoku.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in Honolulu
    jlbfll
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This picturesque restaurant is nestled next to the beach in a quaint boutique hotel a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki Beach. What a find for us! We sat outside under the large canopy of the Hau Tree. The food was fresh, delicious and served with impeccability. Those of us that ordered the seafood dishes were thrilled. The wine list was extensive with a variety of prices for all tastes. We will recommend this restaurant to our friends that visit the island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular View, Awesome Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Last minute reservation, provided great service anyway! Food was great, view was spectacular. Will be back next year!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing food
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The coffee was so bad it was undrinkable. The eggs benedict were poor - one egg was over poached and the sauce was tasteless. So disappointing. We won't be going back. The setting is beautiful, but the food just didn't measure up.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Micky
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Location is very good!!! Foods are very good!!! Thank you♡
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    orange
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It paid having mistaken the order of beer by two. The glass was all dirty.Service was disappointed bad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful ocean view
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been to the hau tree lanai before and keep coming back for the eggs Benedict and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • とってもおいしかった!
    minori1121
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    朝に予約していきました! 海がみえる席でとても良かったです。 ロケーション最高でした。 エッグベネディクトとフレンチトーストを注文。どちらもとても美味しかったです。 またハワイに行ったらまた行きたいです。
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the beach family dinner
    LJKJ3
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a wonderful family dinner at the Hau Tree Lanai. We are a family of six and we requested a table near the beach. We waited at the bar and a talented guitar player/singer kept us entertained. The outdoor dining ambiance was lovely. I enjoyed my seafood plate and my son raved about the duck appetizer.The service was excellent and we would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and scenic
    WinerDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our party enjoyed a splendid dinner at Hau Tree Lanai. The staff go out of their way to make sure that your experience here is wonderful. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food - the mahi mahi encrusted in crab and avocado is a definite must try as are the Hawaiian pork chops. A hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience send-off
    FunNightOutVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. Hau Tree Lanai was everything we could have hoped for. We sat under the large tree showcased on their web site and while it did require a little maneuvering to get into our chairs, it almost felt like we were dining in a tree house and provided amazing framing for our photos. Our waiter, Alan, was very personable and genuinely caring—he took several pictures of us throughout our meal with the beach and sunset as back drops. He also provided quality guidance on the selections of our Caprese salad plus two delicious entrees of Island Garlic Ahi and Mahimahi crusted with crab and avocado. It is a night of memories that will stay with us until we are able to return to the islands..........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great last second find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Last second dinner reservation on a Tuesday evening and absolutely loved it! Great views of sunset and very intimate setting; if it were afternoon the large tree in the center provides excellent shade!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th BIRTHDAY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Thank you very much for a perfekt evening! Together with my family I celebrated my BIRTHDAY enjoyed ourselves very much! Very nice Service - Great Food!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good atomosphere at the beach
    NoriP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant is located at the beachside, but it is cool there because of the trees. The portion is big for Japanese. We orderd three dishes, which were too much for us, however, we ate up all, as the food was very good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unforgettable
    Islander
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First time there. Was there with wife on a staycation getaway. Beautiful location, on the beach, under the Hau Tree. Looks right to the beach. Great for sunset dinner. Food was excellent. Little bit on the pricey side but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    MNM1011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here. We had an incredible table on the rail beachside. We had awesome views of the beach and sunset. We ordered the Prix Fixe. Every dish was wonderful and they surprised us with a special dessert. Our server was Roger and he was excellent. However, it seemed that everyone in the restaurant was waiting on us and wishing us a happy anniversary. Extraordinary service! This dinner was absolutely perfect! Fantastic service. Incredible food. And awesome views. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the world!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hau Tree Lanai
    RabbitVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a view of a beautiful sunset. The food was very good. We had the sashimi appetizer and had the mixed grill and mahimahi for dinner. Alan was our server and he was so patient, fun, and really made us feel comfortable. It was very relaxing. Alan didn't rush us and offered to take pictures of us. He took numerous pictures and changed the lighting so we had several to choose from. He brought my friend a piece of birthday cake since we were celebrating his birthday. The dinner experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant, healthy food at the beach
    DrNancy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    First class service on a patio (lanai) on the beach, very Hawaiian yet made to appeal to a European foodie. My favorite restaurant in Honolulu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Amazing food and service. this is our second time at Hau Tree Lanai, celebrating special occasions. This restaurant is the best kept secret on Oahu… Will be back !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    the attitude of the men (looks Japanese, old men i think) who response us in reception dissapointed us because he responsed that ”you should come early if you want nice view” bulntry when we asked for the seat which we can see good view. tastes, ambience, everything awsome but his attitude have to be considered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food, great menu, wines
    dhonolulu
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fun new menu. Exceptional food, music, ambience, service. We've been coming back for years and it is still a terrific value. .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good memorys of honeymoon in Hawaii
    Shige
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Thank you for your branch time and good foods. I and my wife had a good memory in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just like it used to be!
    foodiewithfriendsVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    An influential foodie friend was in town, so we wanted to impress at a spot with a view. We had avoided this spot for awhile as it seemed that the service, food quality and selection had been declining. Happy to say that it wasn't so this time. William delivered outstanding service as did the whole team, everyone was friendly, quick and attentive. The menu options seemed more varied and expanded than I remember, the food arrived timely, and looked and tasted great! Too bad non-patrons chose to enter/exit the beach over the walls and through the dining area throughout our stay, it was distracting and rather annoying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great discovery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A wonderful view with a seat outside overlooking the beach and ocean. The food was delicious and I will certainly make a return trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.