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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
  • "Has always been one of my favorite places to eat for fine dining and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Especially nice at sunset. Lights in the Hau tree overlooking the ocean. Small enough to feel intimate. Lovely."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Lovely ocean and sunset view under a spreading hau tree-very Hawaiian -fresh fish super-limited wine list"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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。"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Last minute reservation, provided great service anyway! Food was great, view was spectacular. Will be back next year!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Location is very good!!! Foods are very good!!! Thank you♡"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "It paid having mistaken the order of beer by two. The glass was all dirty.Service was disappointed bad."
    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."
    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。"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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.........."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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 !!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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
  • "A wonderful view with a seat outside overlooking the beach and ocean. The food was delicious and I will certainly make a return trip."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Your egg benedict was quite nice dish. i want to have again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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