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 WinnerRomantic
Hau Tree Lanai reviews from OpenTable diners
227 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (164)great for outdoor dining (149)romantic (129)special occasion (116)great for brunch (98)great for lunch (60)fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (47)kid-friendly (23)good for groups (22)notable wine list (18)hot spot (13)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • 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
  • great eggs benedict
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were unable to sit by the sea. We learned we had to request sitting table at the time of reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Beautiful!
    LoveOahu
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I visited to Hau Tree Lanai whenever I visited in Oahu. The sunset you see from their tables is breath-taking... really peaceful and beautiful. I would like to recommend a future-customer to check the sunset time and then reserve your table asking this restaurant that "Please reserve a table under the holly tree". I love their crab-cake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old time favorite
    Waiting4EwaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Hau Tree Lanai has been a local favorite for generations and definitely one of my favorite places to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests are always pleasantly surprised. Old style hotel, open air, historic and very charming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1lessonlearned
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Even though I had made a reservation in advance and there were many open tables when I arrived a few minutes early the host would not allow me to have one of the front (ocean view) tables. Because my companion was not present when we were seated. So be sure to have your "party complete" if you want to get a good table, even with a reservation. Service was slow and we had to ask for tea to be refilled, get the check, etc. portions are generous. Gazpacho is great, but pricey at $9 for a cup.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointly Average...
    Hugo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Beautiful and unique location, under the Hau tree, and beside the beach, just stunning. However the restaurant is not outstanding. Our meals were fair / good but not outstanding nor memorable - in fact The Cheesecake Factory dishes were more memorable at half the price. The Hau Tree Lanai service was friendly, but at the restaurants prices they charge, i don't expect to look at a creased table cloth and uncleared bread and butter plates for the entire evening. For a special evening dinner , I would look elsewhere. The Lau Tree Lanai has the potential to be so much better.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Curry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    評判通りの良いレストランでした。私はベルギーワッフルを注文しました。美味しく頂けました。妻が注文したパンケーキは、ふかふかのパンケーキ3枚の上に生クリームがたっぷり乗っていたのですが、あっさりしていたようで、アッサリ完食していました。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere!
    jk4420
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant to take out-of-town folks to. It's right on the beach, beautiful scenary and great staff too. While the food is good, the ambiance wonderful, there doesn't leave a lot of options for people who are vegetarian and no options for vegans.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the view - birds are terrible
    HIfoodwine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Enjoyed our time there until it was obvious that pigeons were attacking every table that had food sitting for more than a minute. The wait help had a long stick with some towels at the end of it, that they waived to scare them off. Several parties were startled to see the aggressive birds. Management needs to step in and do something about this.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4koolina
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always enjoy taking visitors to Hau Tree for Island theme setting. All around, so far everyone has making very good comments and they like everything about Hau Tree. Food is very good too besides excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great for all times of day but sunset is the very best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 雰囲気良かったです
    pira
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    事前にビーチ側を希望とメッセージを入れておいたおかげで、木の下のビーチ側の席を用意してくださいました。嬉しかったです。エッグベネディクトも噂通りとても美味しかったです。パンケーキは、ホットケーキのように分厚くて少し残念でした。食べきれなかったのでお持ち帰りさせていただきました。 また、行きたいお店です。
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for breakfast
    onmyoji
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Beachside, tree-shaded and best breakfast is very happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top experience
    Alexandra
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As an Italian tourist vacationing Honolulu from 1987 I rate the restaurant as the best in the Island. Exquisite food, perfect service and terrific ocean view are the reasons why this is my first choice in Oahu. All the staff is very gentle an professional. The presentation of the plates is very elegant and accurate. Breakfast is n. 1 too and in my opinion is the best way to start a sunny day in Honolulu. What for me is remarkable is that every year I can find again the same staff and they remember my name and my preferite food. Can't wait my next dinner/breakfast !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast is great!
    roughwaterswimmer
    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...
    Surfingjapan
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was nice
    Hahaok
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • yukanna
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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