Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Ala Moana
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Ala Moana

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Ala Moana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/info/restaurant.jhtml?rest=200074
  • Phone: 8089513420
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm; Light Menu: Sunday-Saturday 3:00pm-5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm; High Tea: Sunday 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Selective upscale catering; please call for information.
  • Entertainment: Jazz Trio plays Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Special Events: Breakfast with Santa - Enjoy a holiday breakfast and entertainment from the performers of Diamond Head Theatre's Shooting Stars. Prices are $48 for adults, $32 for children (ages 3 to 11). Reservations are required; for more information, call 808.951.3420.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piikoi
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Shopping mall parking lot - mall level, ocean side for restaurant with exclusive entrance.
A word from Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Ala Moana
Located on the 3rd floor of Neiman Marcus, the Hale'aina Award winning Mariposa Restaurant boasts a spectacular ocean view. The menu created by Executive Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg features a blend of Neiman Marcus’ famous heritage cuisine fused with Chef Marc original pacific bounty cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Ala Moana reviews from OpenTable diners
252 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (183)great for lunch (181)special occasion (124)great for outdoor dining (117)great for brunch (89)fit for foodies (86)good for groups (70)romantic (53)neighborhood gem (30)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (13)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great Service and Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Highly recommend making reservations shortly before sunset. The view is phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great As Usual
    Visitor
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always enjoy lunch at Mariposa. The room is lovely, the view is bright and cheerful, the popovers are amazing, the salads are healthy and delicious, the service is efficient and friendly, the environment always conducive to good conversation, the setting always special and first-class. My wife and I had two guests. Our friends split a soup and sandwich entree and we split a salmon entree. Our server Jeremy and the kitchen staff were so thoughtful to split both entrees for us onto separate plates, with healthy-sized portions on each platter. More than enough for all of us. Thank you, Mariposa, for being the go-to place with elegant ambience for special luncheons and reunions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food, service and view excellent. Nice for lunch to take a break.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not my best meal there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Waitress was very friendly and did her best to expedite the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst service ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have enjoyed many lunches here and have seen the menu and food improve over the years. Prior to this visit I have always had excellent service from caring and pleasant servers. I took my mom and 2 of her friends to celebrate her 89th birthday and our server, Oliver, argued with our requests, he forgot it was a birthday celebration (I mentioned 89th birthday in my online reservation and mentioned it to our hostess and I heard her tell our server this) and initially said he didn;t know but later changed this to saying he forgot, he blamed another employee for a mistake, didn't offer water or drink refills until the end of our meal...I could go on and on but the bottom line was that Oliver's attitude was horrible. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food came out for one person in a few minutes, the rest of the table waited 10 more minutes. Server blamed us for ordering wrong??
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I really appreciated the fact that they made another lunch for my grandmother after one of the servers accidentally took away what was going to be leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely place to lunch
    NuuanuRes
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    After our table was moved to an indoor location, lunch was wonderful. All 3 of us had different salads, and corn chowder starters. As usual, the popovers and consomme were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodiedentist
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. We loved the endless popovers, great food and attentive servers. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations via open table
    Friend
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Just FYI- even though you made a reservation on open table, you will have to wait your turn in line at the door. The hostess sorts out guests with and without reservations. Once we got to the hostess, we were seated immediately. Glad that reservations are on open table!! BTW, I made the 12:15pm reservation via my iPhone at 10:15pm. Happy Dining!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific Sunset
    cvwrescue
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful meal and a great view of the Pacific as the sun goes down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Delicious
    Murie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took a friend here for her birthday and it couldn't have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of the best place in Honolulu!
    Dora
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Although this restaurant is very famous among Japanese tourists, I have never been before. This time I booked a table at terrace and it was definitely a place I would recommend to my friends! The locations was perfect, food was also nice, and service there was excellent. We only had a light lunch this time, we'sd like to try dinner at the next visit to Ala Moama.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Spot
    SteakPlace
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good to have lunch with friends or even a business lunch is good as well. Great menu selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress went above and beyond to insure our satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHAT no birthday acknowledgemen?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Choose Mariposa for a birthday luncheon. Greeted by very friendly staff. A bit disappointed with the serving staff. Waiter decided to let us know the special when he was ready to take our order. A salad was ordered with no cheese but came with it. Waiter not around to tell so had to remove cheese out of salad. Asked for chopsticks but none came. Couldn't wait any longer since my food was shouting "eat me". Are your delicious popovers limited to one per person cause no one came back to offer seconds. We noticed that the table next to us had such wonderful service and we felt left out of your great service. (not my first time) AND sadly my friend received no special treatment for a birthday celebration. Shame on this experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great eggs benedict
    ieatfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were early for our reservations but the hostess accomodated us. Our waiter was cordial, but not most attentive. We had to ask for water to be refilled. It took a long while before the popovers were served. The food was delicious! Eggs benedict with smoked salmon was flavorful. Husband's hamburger was cooked just right, not dry. Atmosphere is very relaxing and love the view of the ocean.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service for such high-end spot
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sadly, the last few times I've been to Mariposa, I have been really disappointed at the attitude and service at the Hostess stand. They are cold, rude and full of attitude. I think this time will be my last :(
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a classic
    freedomfighter808
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Mariposa never disappoints. I had the seared ahi and Kona kampachi salad while my friend had the burger (they grind the steak on premises). Excellent food, excellent service and always consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great location & foods! Try their Ahi and Kanpachi soba salad. soooo yummy!!! Service was wonderful*^^*
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Did not received a return email that my reservation was accepted, had to call the restraurant to confirm reservation was received. They seated us as soon as we arrived. There was no mention of the note I posted in my email that it was a special occassion. Food choices were very good, bread person only came around one time and did not refill. Water and drink were refilled promptly. We had to return to work and the time after food ordered and arrived was great. I would return again, it was a very nice lunch for me and my guest.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful as well as reputation
    hiroterra
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Beautiful viewing from terrace table and delicious menu is same as well as reputation. Furthermore, drawing-kits were given to my kids, for waiting time. Extra bread service order was accepted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunchdiner
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My guest requested butter for their bread three times before receiving it. The salads we ordered had hardly any dressing mixed through. Another guest ordered a side dressing and this was not understood by our server so she needed to ask for this again. The servers seemed preoccupied with other things and not as helpful as past times.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    eveapt51
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food with great hospitality especially from the waiter. Love their monkey bread and the strawberry butter. Love their appetizer, the entrees and of course the wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting sandwiches
    JulieYVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The roast beef sandwich with brie and arugula was excellent. Like a French Dip, but comes with onion jus, like French Onion soup, instead of plain beef jus. The lobster sandwich was disappointing. We ordered it because the table next to us had it and it looked amazing -- very thick layer of big chunks of lobster. But ours came with a thin layer of tiny pieces of lobster. We mentioned it to the server who explained that the lobster is portioned ahead of time for consistency and all the sandwiches have exactly the same amount. Sorry, I can't believe it...the difference between the sandwich at our table and the one at the next table was too great. Service was good although we could tell our server was rushed due to lunchtime crowd....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Konandad
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Expected the food to be more special, especially as the food is on the pricey side
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Is it Denny’s there?
    Hotate
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We've enjoyed dinner there when we went to Hawaii for several years. However, I was disappointed this summer. I put it together at the time when the setting sun set and made a reservation and should have enjoyed dinner peaceful. But a baby who cried all the time by the table, the child of the table in front ran around, danced and ate with standing. I did not have dinner calmly, too. I was ashamed that there were such families as the same Japanese. There had not been such a terrible visitor and thought that it was the restaurant of adult so far. I will be at a loss next year when I went to Hawaii whether I should make a reservation. The food is delicious, but is too expensive to eat in Denny's.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent service, with excellent food. Mary, our table server was outstanding and very knowledgeable of all items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always A Nice Experience
    2PersnicketyDiners
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We've dined here many times. If you're a serious foodie, you'll likely feel other venues have better offerings. Food is reliably consistent, although sometimes over- or under-seasoned. Popovers are always excellent. Lobster Club Sandwich is a safe bet. Service is another constant - superb. Only disappointment is the blocked view. We were there at lunchtime and the sunshades were completely pulled down even if there was no direct sunlight beating down on the outside diners. We liked looking out the glass windows at the ocean from the comfort of the air-conditioned inside seating. It was very relaxing when there was a view to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too bad a/c was not working
    debby
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everything was fine except our party had to change table after our order was taken. The manager explained to us that a customer had requested that table so we did move. The odd thing was that the table remained vacant until we had eaten and was ready to leave when the table finally got sat. The a/c wasn't working which was another inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The table seating had a great ocean view. The food was delicious. However, the chocolate cake was fabulous. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed at blocked view table
    mtake419
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I sent the booking request of terrace table for enjoying sunset. I visited at this Mariposa one day before my reservation date in order to remind the purpose of my request. The staffs of Mariposa re-confirmed my request at that time. However at the date of my reservation, we visited at this Mariposa and was guided to the table which had ONLY BLOCKED VIEW by the wide PILLAR. Then I requested the staff to change the table. First, the staff rejected my offer of changing the table even though the several available tables which should have good view. I requested again STRONGLY, then finally the staff changed the table. Next "the chef's recommend menu ($65.00) of four dish + dessert" should be disappointing us because of the same material.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointing
    fit4akingANDqueenVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Mariposa for years. We are never disappointed and the service is exceptional. We enjoy it so much, we are having our rehearsal dinner hosted here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mimosas
    Mimosa
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I absolutely love brunching here with friends and having a pink lady (guava juice mimosa). The egss benadict is amazing and they have a clearly marked gluten free menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for couples
    Shin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This time, husband and wife, I visited at noon on Saturday. んbxThe wonderful scenery to delicious food. It will be good memories journey. In Hawaii next trip, I surely want to visit. The staff is very kind.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Front Desk
    Jason
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Any time I use "opentable" to reserve a table here-I ask for a table on the Patio. When ever I get there-they give them away even after acknowledging I had made that reservation. They will time after time give patio tables to Japanese tourists who walk up and make no reservations-then apologize to me as if I'll think that's ok. Discrimination against local patrons in favor of tourists is not a good business model. I recommend local people stay away. But if you're a Japanese tourists-they'll seat you immediately...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good view and delicious foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Thank you to set the pales table and delicous foods. But, I felt being sorry that waiter's bad service. In that day, I asked the staff the earlly check in because I arrived 45min earlly. But I cought the answer, "Come back at the correct time". So, I came back again..., and I should have waited to check in for 30 min. In the eating, I had to call the waiter several time to get my fork. After the check, I could not said my appreciate, because almost staffs seems busy, and a few seems occupied the chat with friends. You are proud of the highly service, aren't you?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service and servers were great. Professional and friendly. However, from several months ago, quality of food seems to go down and furnitures were looked tired and need to be refurbish. Also, I noticed, maybe because of high demand of reservations, seatings are too close to each other, as not recommended for business lunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IT HAD BEEN A WHILE
    Mizu
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Lunch at Mariposa has always been nice: the food..the view- perfect. But I had not been there for dinner in quite a while because, well I never considered it quite appealing: after the sun goes down, so does the view & the food was nothing special. What a surprise though!! The menu & presentation has improved considerably, not to mention we all thought our choices were flavorful. We will return for lunch & dinner. Note- I had the Chilean Sea Bass with "Green Ravioli". The ravioli is filled with green pea paste and I hate peas but this, I rather liked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent lately
    MauiGirl
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I ate here two weeks ago (besides my recent visit) and was disappointed in the behavior of a bus boy, who acted like a troubled teenager having to clean his room. At my recent visit, the day's special dish was ok -- usually the food is quite exceptional. There must have been a lot of turnover in the last few weeks. Also, they re-decorated, and except for one wall, it looks like it could be in Chicago rather than Honolulu. The Hawaiian feel was really downplayed. I will still continue to go; it always feels like a treat to go there. But they need to get back on their game, and bring it up to where they should be. I remain optimistic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate