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Hau Tree Lanai
Hau Tree Lanai

Hau Tree Lanai Details

  • 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: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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 (808) 921-7067
  • 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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Fun new menu. Exceptional food, music, ambience, service. We've been coming back for years and it is still a terrific value. ."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Thank you for your branch time and good foods. I and my wife had a good memory in Hawaii."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Always on point and unbeatable for value, quality, and gorgeous atmosphere. Great place to take visiting friends and family. Menu provides variety items and includes a local flair. There are stairs to the restaurant, but there is a back ramp to accommodate handicap visitors."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Ordered d ceaser salad. Chef was kind enough to divide my portions into 2. Entrees, we ordered d seafood mixed grill, mum ordered the scallops pasta and hubby ordered the garlic ahi. I shared d seafood mixed grill with our boy and he didn't like the fish in the mix. Everything was ok and no dish in particular stood out. D only thing tt was really good was d Haupia Cheesecake. One thing tt did stand out was d plc was VERY hot. Cannot say its a nice ambience cos i was dripping in sweat while eating. N as it was outdoors (kinda with trees and all), when d drizzles came, we got a little shower too. D awning was extended but d whole ambience doesn't feel quite "high-end" dining. Service was ok except the place itself was rather cramp."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, with our waiter, Mark, particularly being exceptionally attentive to all of his patrons. Further, the presentation of the entree's was top notch!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Hau Tree Lanai's location is deeply rooted in Hawaiian history/culture. There is a nice view of the beach. The waiters were attentive and helpful in accommodating various needs."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Thank you for having a great seat prepared. Very great time was able to be spent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Once again a wonderful dinner at the Hau Tree Lanai. Service was attentive, food exceptional, and ambience beyond compare. Most beautiful sunsets on Waikiki."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience for our 45th wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was first time to book and die to that we were introduced to a good table."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Hau Tree Lanai was my husband's and my special restaurant, so we made our reservations for our first wedding anniversary months ahead of time and we also booked a room at the hotel. We were the first people there yet were seated in the hot sun behind a white banner that supposedly blocked the sun. It didn't, but it did block what is usually a great view. Meanwhile, others enjoyed themselves in the shade. Then, the waitress came by and stumbled all over herself in explaining the specials; later, she would return for my order when my mouth was full of bread and rather than apologize for her timing, she looked at my husband and said, "Oh, you're ordering for her?" Except for the crab cakes, the food was also disappointing."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful view and great food. The menu had changed since we were last there...for the better. Didn't experience any of the problems listed below. Hopefully they were listening!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The location and ambience is top-notch, the food excellent and reasonably priced (for Waikiki), and the views are fabulous. The only shortcoming for me was the lack of bar service during breakfast; a glass of Champagne would have added that little extra to what was a great meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughters 26th birthday at Hau Tree...it was absolutely the best restaurant we've been to in a long time. We were seated immediately right next to the beach where I had requested. The service was impeccable, we never felt rushed and our waiter was so great in offering to take birthday pictures for us. The food was delicious...esp the scallops! There was a gentleman playing guitar and singing which was also very nice since it wasn't blaring and we could actually hold a conversation without trying to yell above the music. I give Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant a 10/10. We will be back in august for my birthday celebration ! Awesome sunset views to top the evening off !!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very nice locasion in front of the ocean. Egg Benedict is surely tasty but I advise you not to expect too much. The 9/10 of the guest are Japanese."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Got exactly what I requested which is so neat! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Lives up to the hype. Very good breakfast with wonderful outdoor beach setting. Service is also good at this very busy restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A beautiful setting for a romantic dinner and if you can get a beachside table under the hau trees, you will feel the charm of this intimate setting. The food was very good, we recommend the Seafood mix. The Service was excellent and the live music in the hotel lobby was nice. Great view of the sunset over Waikiki."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This outdoor restaurant sounds great online due to its scenic outdoor location at the far end of Waikiki under Diamond Head, but with meals averaging $35 to $45 for average, unimaginative dishes, it was a disappointment. The service was very slow, taking almost 30 minutes (after several polite reminders) for our drinks to arrive and even longer for the entrees. Even one of the wait staff asked if we were ready for some nightcaps. She seemed pretty surprised when we told her we were still waiting for our meals to arrive. This is a small, mediocre and dated restaurant charging inflated prices based on their location."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was great. This place is on the outskirts of wikiki. Its about a $15 cab ride from the main strip of town. It sits on the beach and you can watch the sun set over the mountains. The wait staff was so nice and sweet and it wasn't very touristy. I would totally recommend for a romantic dinner out and to get away from the busy city."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I am writing this review on behalf of my son. We visited your restaurant last year from Australia and were so taken with it that my son returned last Wednesday with his girlfriend for dinner and to propose to her. They have asked me to say that the food, wine and service was outstanding and they will always have a special place in their heart for your restaurant. A special thanks to all for making it a very special occasion and a big thanks to the waiter who took numerous photos of the big moment."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Rsvns was easy, we were on time and we were seated ocean side..along the rail..which was great! Staff were friendly but service was slow. We needed to flag down our waitress for more water, ketchup and coffee. No refills on coffee. The young couple next to us at the other table waited for over 10mins to get their change back after paying their bill. We did NOT have the same waiter. Another couple (Japanese visitors) a few tables away actually had to wave their menu in the air to get someones attention to order! The tables are very close together..its hard for the staff to move about..there is no flow..no easy excess to anyone!! We had rsvns for 1215..peak lunch time."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It is the use of the fifth. I went to family and friends this time. Have the chair is also available for children, come and get it fun. And me taking the photograph, I am grateful. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food has been better than before. Very good. We've been here many times, entertaining our friends visiting Hawaii. The restaurant has been improving constantly."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Nice food and ambience :) although most breakfast choices involve eggs and sausages were on the extra salty side. Staff are happy to accommodate,though..."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Beyond the great views, the food was all cooked to perfection! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch. Delicious food, friendly staff and gorgeous view."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been returning to Kaimana Beach Hotel's Hau Tree Lanai every year for the last 21 years to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Each year it's very meaningful to be sitting where we sat during our wedding reception, reliving our special day. In our minds Hau Tree Lanai will always be a diamond among the other restaurants in Hawaii."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Incredible sunset, good food, great service. We would go back in a heartbeat if we were on the island."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Other Reviews and Descriptions made it sound amazing ...ok if you are not a foodie and want to have a breakfast with a view and private conversation. Very dated facilities. Better food available in Waikiki. Chicken salad was good but no nuts or curry. Served with plenty of cold fresh fruit. Husband had burger which looked fine. Daughter had clam chowder but they didn't have bread to offer with it. Staff was pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This could really be a lovely restaurant but, there is definitely a bird problem and evidence of that everywhere.... The food is uninspired and poorly plated... And while the service kind, I felt rushed. Unfortunately I will not return nor recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Outstanding service and food. From the manager on down to the serving staff, the complete package was a great value."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I first came here in 1995 or 96 and have loved this restaurant for romantic lunches or dinners since. It is especially lovely at sunset with a table near the beach. We were promptly seated at a lovely table even though we arrived a bit early. The service was impeccable and the food was not only well presented but quite tasty. I will return here on each and every trip back to my second home in Hawaii."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We chose the restaurant because of its proximity to our hotel and it's supposed vegetarian selections. We were pleasantly surprised by its romantic view of the beach and it's top-notch solo guitarist musical entertainment. Unfortunately, it's vegetarian food was, although acceptable, hugely portioned and and amateurishly plated. Oh we'll, you can't have everything..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I made a mistaked reservation AM for PM. But, the staff accepted our and treat to seat that sea view. Thanks a lot!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "サーモンエッグベネティクトと、ロコモコとパパイヤを注文。オランデーズソースは見た目よりもさっぱりとしていて重くない。サーモンの味が濃くておいしい。ロコモコはボリュームたっぷり。普通のハンバーグではなく、薄いメンチカツのようになっているため食感に飽きがこなくGOOD。パパイヤは熟していて、しかも臭みがなくおすすめです。"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Hau Tree provided a lovely, peaceful, oceanside ambiance. The service was excellent and friendly. We (three sisters and a grandchild) had a simple breakfast of papaya, sausage and coffee."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great place to watch the sun set. Great food and service. We visit everytime we're in Honolulu and have not ever ben disappointed."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Excellent food, fine wine beautiful location, fabulous friendly service and totally superb experience."
    Dined on 6/9/2014