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Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ihilani.com
  • Phone: (808) 679-3166
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Kina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We accommodate private parties of up to 40 persons in our Private Dining Room area located adjacent to the dining room floor.
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations (808) 679-3166
  • Special Events & Promotions: We will be offering a special menu for the Holidays. Please visit our website at a later date to view our Holiday menus....

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ihilani offers self or Valet parking for $5 with validation. Spend $50 in our restaurants and receive a 3 hour validation.
A word from Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
Overlooking the pool, Naupaka Terrace is Ihilani's informal all-day dining restaurant. Enjoy the taste of Hawaiian selections, sampling of contemporary island cuisine uniquely ours, blending fresh local ingredients for lunch and dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Naupaka Terrace in the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort is now that little gem hiding in the beautiful setting adjacent to Disney's Aulani Resort. When dining for brunch there on Sunday - the atmosphere was upbeat without being chaotic, with beautiful ocean view and a breeze way that kept the area cool and comfortable. Service was excellent with the friendly local staff and the cuisine, which included prime rib and a made-to-order omelette station, was as good - if not better - than anything you'll find in Waikiki for the price. A definite winner if you want to celebrate as a couple or with an intimate group. No doubt, visitors staying at Aulani were dining there - just to give you an idea of how good this place is. Make your reservations now!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I love this place. The food was great and I can't say enough about the outstanding service of the wait staff ( Lenora, Steven, Tony, Percy and Randy) was always there for our needs. We're always treated well and always kind. Kudos to the staff."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "it's my favorite crab leg buffet! they're always attentive about refilling our beverages. can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "from the moment we walked in everything was great. we greeted were with a smile and our waiter (steven) was the best. food was made to order and came in a reasonable amount of time after ordering. the experience was worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "the prime rib & chowder were delicious also! can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "EXC! We had reservations, which I recommend (697-3166). The Maitre-d' let us select seating away from the breeze. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. Entre' offerings were impressive--tiger prawns and red snapper dishes were presented nicely. Bar service excellent. Dessert card not huge, but OK. Price a bit above medium. We'll go back----------------"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Dining here is a favorite of mine but, it seems Naupaka Terrace may be falling down in their standards. The food for the most part is very good. The salad bar is superb but, the decor and or arrangement including garnishes and variance of display seems to be declining and appears to be more run of the mill. I've eaten at 2 star restaurants that have pulled off 5 star ambiance because the Chef knew how to display and present the entre's and sides available on menu or from the buffet. Please don't become arragant enough to think you can't be out-done because you are big in the business. Great job to the staff, always kind, respectful and quick. Mahalo."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Recently we have a Sunday brunch for Father's Day celebration with family and guest the waitress/host over charged me and screwed my debit card and waiting for almost an hour to fixed the problem, still they can't fixed it and ends my debit card locked up until now the money that they charged and over charged me been hold off due to locked up with the authorization approved. Can you imagine how embarrassing that situation especially you invited a guest."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nice restaurant in the JW Ihilani. Food just ok. Chicken had limp skin which when removed revealed rubber chicken. Caesar salad swimming in dressing. Good service from Scott and the view is lovely. Pasta had more mushrooms than chicken. Surprised a JW doesn't have higher quality"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Kamaaina Specials were awesome! Great price great food and fabulous salad bar!! Thoroughly enjoyed it the first time we had to go back..great place to take your family and friends visiting."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 1:00 (brunch was supposed to run to 2:00). We waited a long time for the waitress to come to the table. One of us ordered off the menu and the other ordered the brunch. The brunch selection was good, but the table staff was inattentive. Finally, at 1:45 our waitress told us that they were going to break down the buffet and so I should get anything else I wanted now. I went to the buffet which was not break-ING down, but was already completely broken down except for pastries. I had particularly set my heart on the fresh fruit for dessert, but it had all been cleared away already. For $45, the full buffet should remain open until the last diner has signaled they are finished. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had brunch here while staying at the Ko'Olina Resort Condos in April. The service was friendly and responsive and the buffet selection was just the right amount of variety to make me want to visit again. I especially enjoyed making my own fresh-squeezed fruit/veggie juice in the industrial juicer-- nice touch! Definitely try the warm bread pudding at the end to top your brunch off. There was a large tank with huge skate fish and hammerhead sharks at the entrance which is fun for the kids and adults to see. The ambience is bright and the view is mostly of the pool nearby, but from what I recall, you can also gaze into the distance and see the lagoon beyond. We will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "i usually don't eat crab legs because it's such a mess, but it looked SOO good, i had to try it! yum! the pieces i had were easily opened & very meaty, so it was worth the mess. not to mention the drawn butter was delish as well. Scott was a wonderful server as usual! Always a good experience when he's around!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Delicious assortment of high quality foods served fresh & flavorful. Highlights include cheeses, oysters, shrimp, prime rib, king crab & tiramisu. Great service too! You will not be disappointed. Unfortunately I mentioned it was my birthday on open table & they did nothing special, oh well."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed the outdoor seating view for Easter brunch. The food was good, but not spectacular. It was a buffet. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I made the mistake of making a reservation for Mother's Day dinner with out first looking into the restaurant. It was buffet style and when I asked for a menu I was laughed at. I don't recommend this restaurant for Mother's Day. Honestly after that experience I don't think I'll ever go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Outstanding Food, Service. and Outstanding Waiters. I live less than 4 miles away, and No Traffic to put up with, and ample parking."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Where can I begin! The food was quiet amazing, and the sunset was the cherry on the magical night Sundae. The only things that I can say the restaurant could work on is the timing of their waiters. My family and I sat there for literally two and a half hours! Mostly waiting for the food and then waiting on the waiter. He took some time making his way over to our table to check up on us. In the end the night was great and the food was splendid. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Outstanding service, great food...we came here for their seafood buffet to celebrate an early mother's day dinner. We had a party of 7 and made reservations using open table. We were seated at our reserved time. Our waiter was awesome...took our drink orders right away. Also cleared out our plates soon after we were done with them to make room for our next trip up to the buffet line. Steamed CRAB LEGS were awesome!!! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We ate here while we were staying at the JW Marriott Ihilani and had a nice meal. We skipped lunch so opted for an early dinner, eating at 5:30. They have a daily early dinner special offering 3 entrees. The fresh fish option was very good. All entrees come with the soup and salad bar. Don't be put off but the idea of an old fashioned salad bar- this one is actually good. Service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, service all around very good with partially open dining setting near the poolside and ocean water pond. It works well for every occasion and very accommodating for specific request. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Good food and service; but, we expected more than the usual Sunday Brunch (which we frequent often)....it was Easter, there was nothing special. The only difference was an Easter Bunny passing out balloons to the kids."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My family of five took advantage of the 30 doller special on a (730 pm)friday night. My family had a great dining experience due to our Male waiter (i am sorry his name slipped my mind) and a friendly and informative lady who presented our wine. the service was great..but i wish they had more selection in the salad bar like more fruits ..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Celebrated my mom's 83rd birthday. She picked Ihilani, because of the ad in Midweek, with the $30 special of Prime Rib, fish or chicken, salad bar and $5 bottle of wine. We had a great time. Food was great. Prime Rib was medium rare, Onaga was perfect, and the $5 bottle of wine was a Chateau St Michelle, Chardonnay, 2013. Our server was top notch and they gave my mom a Macadamia Nut pie/tart with candle. The salad bar had a good selection, soup du jour was clam chowder and a wonderful bread bar with 6 different toppings. We also enjoyed looking at the sharks and sting rays in the hotel's huge aquarium. Free 3 hour parking with validation. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Sometimes hotel dining is just ok. However the Naupaka Terrace was a surprise. The special menu with wine included was wonderful...well-prepared and beautifully presented! The snapper was cooked perfectly and moist. This was a great find in Ko Olina."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful sunset dinner on a Friday night. We arrived early, but we were seated right away without having to wait. We both ordered the prime rib which was flavorful and juicy. This was part of a special promotion that came with a soup and salad bar and an excellent bottle of wine all for a grand total of $65 for both dinners. We asked for an outside table and were seated next to the shark pond overlooking the pool and the coast line- a very romantic setting. Our server Tony was very attentive and friendly, and the dining room supervisor came by each table to make sure customers were happy. All in all a super experience- well worth the painful drive through rush hour traffic."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I haven't been back to Naupaka's Saturday night Seafood buffet in a year or so & it's gotten an upgrade for sure! King crab legs instead of snow crab. WOOHOO!!! Happy that we got to sit in Scott's section again & received top notch service. He's the BEST! Prime rib was tasty & I can't stay away from the bread/cheese station! I know my uncle was very happy & I look forward to going again soon."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If your dinner order is at least $30, you can get a bottle of wine for $5. Nice!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Headed out to the JW Marriott for a dinner with the family. This restaurant has always delivered on food. Had a prime rib special and it was excellent. The salad bar was awesome Our server was great, and did a good job of checking up on us. We only had one issue with being seated. Happens a lot here (third time!) Took out the stroller in hopes our 1 year old would sleep during the meal. They saw the stroller, had us wait for a while more, but STILL put us in this corner in an area not very friendly to the stroller! The hostess' suggestion was to carry the stroller together. STUPID! Pretty annoying."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had high expectations for a JW Marriott restaurant, but the food at this seafood buffet was barely adequate. $145.00 for 2 , we should have been raving about how delicious it was, but sadly it was just the opposite. Everything, including the desserts simply had no flavor...very bland."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant wasn't full, but was seated near the exit. Although the server was very nice and accomodating, I think we were overlooked many times (refills on drinks, water) since we were seated in the corner. There was 7 of us so we all observed it. Been dining at Naupaka for years. Brought along 5 other guests (1st visit) and it was a birthday, although they didn't complain about the food, they noticed that the service was slow. One of the servers even spilled water in one our guests and on the floor. Did not even bother to wipe the floor. Food got better, service not too good anymore especially with the price we had to pay. I probably won'get a reply, but hope you get better service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious brunch in a relaxing and scenic location with great service ... a definite find for a local couple and a must for visitors."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Disappointing, especially on V-Day. First, when booking on-line, rsvtn time showed the earliest dinner rsvtn at 9:00 p.m. but when we arrived at 8:15 p.m., the restaurant was not even full & were seated right away. The hostess taking note of our on-line request seated us overlooking the pool. The food was average in taste, but VERY disappointing that the crab was SUPER salty..I could not eat it. For many of us, the crab dish is basically 1/3 of what we eat price wise. When sharing concern w/2 hostesses, they said they will let the chef know, but did not even offer anything in return or tempt to discount our meals. The poke was soft & one of the salad dishes were very welt. Makino Chaya 5 min away would have been a better selection!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The was decent, not the best but very enjoyable. The king crab legs were awesome and the poke was very good with their salad bar. The dessert could of been better but the main dishes were good. The price was a little high at $62 buffet but no complaints."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I met my business associate there for lunch and we both enjoyed our meals. It was a great surprise to see a few of the Pro Bowl players around the swimming pool area and dining nearby, too. The food and the service were very good and I would definitely return back there for a business related lunch. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Reluctant to try their dinner buffet, but with the array of seafood listed along with the buffet price, "Why not, it's a steal!" Have to admit I was wrong. The dinner buffet seafood selection was tasty and bountiful, especially the Shoyu Poki. Customer service both the front desk and our waiter was top notch. Making reservations through OpenTable is always a convenience. Thank you Open Table for your services."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "took my best friend out for brunch for her birthday. she was VERY pleased with all the selections and of course I love the price. keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food was very good, excellent appetizers at the Sea food Buffet Sat. night. But it was expensive and the view of the pool did not take advantage of the ocean front location. We booked with a special anniversayry dinnder with no metion of benefit, but the appetizer and excellent service made up for it."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "It was on my insistence that my friends and I dine at the Naupaka Terrace since I love the menu. We were delighted by the fresh, delectable salad bar, including my favorite -- the kale salad...so flavorful and pretty. The fresh beets and pesto pasta/ tender green bean salad were also winners! The minestrone soup was rich and hearty and we enjoyed the breads and spreads as well. For our entrees, I relished my Hukilau seafood pasta of perfectly balanced garlic and lemon linguine with lots and lots of seafood. One friend ordered the lamb -- tender and excellently seasoned. My other friend ordered the rib eye steak and he polished off the entire steak! The banana dessert was sweet and heavenly. The service was outstanding; we made friends!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great tasting food with variety of main entres, needs more dessert varieties & salads...Loved the location & ambiance, but this year there were lots of little children running around which wasnt the case last year...Dangerous for anyone trying to carry their plates to their tables with the little kiddies running all over...kind of sad that the parents of these children didnt help situation & let them run all over the place...even behind our table...We still enjoyed ourselves, but scared for the senior citizens who were in r party who had a hard time getting to & from the buffet lines with out the children running in front of them or around them...the service was great as usual & hospitality..."
    Dined on 12/24/2013