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

Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ihilani.com/
  • Phone: 8086793166x
  • 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 8086793166x
  • Special Events: 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (44)scenic view (38)good for groups (36)special occasion (34)great for brunch (31)kid-friendly (26)romantic (23)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Saturday evening buffet!
    RobO
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fresh, nicely presented, variety of seafood (and Prime Rib!). King Crab legs done as nicely as I've ever eaten. Beautiful view and after dinner walk along the lagoons. Relaxing atmosphere, nicely illuminated as the sun goes down. I can't imagine a better dinner on the island, and we've looked for over 2 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4koolina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always enjoy Naupaka, so as our guests from the mainland. Excellent service and over all dining setting is very nice location and spot to do dinner for visiting guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining - nice wait staff
    nonalcoholic
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I booked a table to 6:30 for 3 - called back twice to add people - very accommodating. Called again to tell them I would be late - traffic was nightmarish - again, not a problem. Food was okay - not outstanding, but I was not unhappy with the food or the prices. I went to the resort because I was told that I should have a "Key Lime Colada" - but the bartender didn't know what that was, and even when given a recipe did not have the ingredients to make it. Evidently the drink is available elsewhere on the resort....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Spectacular
    KapoleiKidd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Naupaka Terrace is a fantastic brunch experience. The buffet choice is very versatile. I was pleasantly surprised to find oysters along with fixings included among the seafood options. This gem at the Ihilani is perfect for anyone with a hearty appetite and its an oyster lovers delight!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner ad
    V123VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Pretty great food for their special $30 dinner with $5 wine!!! Salad bar was really good with minestrone soup and 3 types of bread. My shrimp was not over cooked and served "hot" just the way I like it!!! So surprised at the quality. I thought with the deal that the food would be cold and over cooked. Also was lucky to get a table outside... unfortunately we were amongst tables with lots of toddlers. sheesh!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites!
    EATOUTVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We love this place for brunch or dinner. The service is wonderful and the view is outstanding. It was announced that it was closing the week we were vacationing there. It was sold to Four Seasons. So sad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    TJ1949
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Disappointing. Salad - not much of a selection. Poki was old and soft. Mash potatoes were hard as if left out too long, tasted like imitation mash potatoes. Not much of a selection for desert, portions were bite size. Prime rib was excellent. Service was excellent. Waitress prepared a special desert plate for our wedding anniversary. She made our night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gotta love this place
    PoipuGirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    got pau hana special cannot go wrong...great food and view
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pau Hana offer is Great Deal!
    Happyeater
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The $30 Pau Hana Dinner offer on Wed or Fri was a GREAT deal! The food was excellent and the soup and salad bar was included and full of variety! All was fresh and tasty! Definitely a great option for us locals that want to eat out and not pay trumped up tourist prices! Well done Naupaka Terrace!! We hope you continue it because our table of eight will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good PauHana special.
    PauHanaSpecial
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service and menu offerings. The only thing that was disappointing was that, as we were leaving, both hostesses did not say anything to us as we walked out of the restaurant. I guess they were too busy talking about the impending closure of the restaurant and hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMB2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service is always great, the food perfect and the ambience awesome! Our wait staff were the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable Dining
    MahsayVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This restaraunt offers a comfortable feeling to the dining experience. Open air and large space with ample seating. This restaraunt is good for Company meetings, family dinners, friend get together, or even a private dining experience. Naupaka is my first choice as a diner and first recommendation as a concierge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 61st birthday
    Nanz
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took my mom out to dinner for her birthday. Food was great all around. Our server was Anthony who did a great job recommending drinks! There was 7 in our party and the bill was about 250. Not too bad but for the price I'd expect not to wait so long for our food. We came before the rush so I can imagine the wait sometime around 7 730.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice salad bar!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I went on Friday night since they had a special deal on Wednesdays and Fridays. A bottle of wine was just 5 dollar for each 2 entrée order. Salad bar was pretty good and I could get the 2nd one but had to leave some room for my fish entrée... The service was friendly too. Worth drive all the way from town!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Buffet
    CRd1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always a huge variety of cuisine & delicious! Always a huge variety of cuisine & delicious! Always a huge variety of cuisine & delicious! Always a huge variety of cuisine & delicious! Always a huge variety of cuisine & delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    WantedtobeWowed
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I had read a lot of reviews about how great their breakfast/brunch buffet was so I happily made a reservation. We made an early reservation (7:00) because we had other plans that day. The buffet opened at 6:30 and when we got there 30 minutes later only half of the stations were opened and most of the food was already cold. We waited around for almost an hour after we were done to see if they would open more stations and they didn't. The view was the only nice thing about this restaurant. We will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good value
    HackDocVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is located on the terrace of the JW Marriott Hotel and overlooks the beautiful beach. Menu choices are good with a children's menu as well. What impressed me the most was the value that the menu offered. There are free and unlimited bread, salad, and soup bars. The salad bar was full-featured with lots of good choices, and I could have stopped right there between the fresh bread, delicious clam chowder soup and the awesome salad bar. As far as the kids, not only were they able to use the bread, salad and soup bars, their menu was very reasonably priced and their dessert was included as well. There are a few really good places on Ko'Olina that combine value with quality. Naupaka Terrace at the JW Marriott is one of them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem Of A Brunch Spot
    oxychrone
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Izzy's Fav restaurant in Koolina
    Mahal
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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  • great king crab
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    it's my favorite crab leg buffet! they're always attentive about refilling our beverages. can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simply awesome
    perfect
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the king crab!
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    the prime rib & chowder were delicious also! can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Fine Evening Dining
    NorthShoreHaole
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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----------------
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Naupaka Terrace
    KauKauCritic
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service sucks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Go for the ambience. Food just ok
    LitiVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time Around
    Scubabunny
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious seafood buffet
    BigBob
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had the seafood buffet at the JW Marriott last Saturday and loved it so much we went back again tonight. Again the food was delicious and the serviced was prompt. We highly recommend the JW Marriott for their Saturday night seafood buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Mele
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Sunday brunch
    BigBob
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had the Sunday brunch at the JW Marriott in Ko Olina and had a great time. They have a beautiful buffet with numerous choices for breakfast or lunch. We especially liked the eggs Benedict the omelette station the waffle station and the prime rib. If you go to the JW Marriott for Sunday brunch you won't be disappointed or hungry when you leave.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood buffet
    BigBob
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The seafood buffet at the JW Marriott is a definite winner. The buffet is loaded with numerous choices such as oysters, clams, shrimp, muscles, crab, and prime rib. I must say my favorite was the king crab and the prime rib but everything was delicious. If you like seafood you'll love this buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 193 reviews are from the Naupaka Terrace, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa reviews archive.
  • Best seafood & prime rib buffet
    bdub
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Look before you book
    Foodandlaughs
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood Buffet...Awesome!
    peaberry
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eventful Evening
    Comelo15
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good
    DenverdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always want to go back again.
    4koolina
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
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    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Seafood Dinner Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    One of the few restaurants that serve king crab legs as one of the selections in their buffet dinner menu at a pretty reasonable price, with no restrictions on the crab legs. Other selections included the typical prime rib, pork loin, local favorites like ahi and tako pokes, and other hot selections like chicken, pasta, and much more. Best thing is it's on the West Side....no need to drive into Waikiki to indulge & enjoy a great seafood buffet! Reservations highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.