Ocean House Restaurant
Ocean House Restaurant

Ocean House Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://oceanhousewaikiki.com/
  • Phone: 8089232277x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking while space is available $6 for the first four hours with validation.
A word from Ocean House Restaurant
The Ocean House on the beach at Waikiki offers casual elegance, stunning views, an innovative menu and a promise of a superb dinning experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Ocean House Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (67)romantic (54)special occasion (49)great for outdoor dining (44)fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (10)good for groups (10)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Beautiful view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I took my husband out for dinner, I wanted something with an ocean view. I read all their reviews and the place sounded good so I booked a reservation. The service was great, the view amazing, the drinks were delicious, but my food was a burned. I ordered the New York pepper steak. I probably only took about 5 pieces of the steak because the rest was burned I ordered it well done but it was more than well done and the potatoe fries were also burned. The pieces I ate from the steak were really good, just sucks that most of the steak was burned. I'm the type of person that doesn't like to put complaints or send my food back. I don't return back to the restaurant plain and simple.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last night in town
    SugarbearVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was our last night in Honolulu, so we spend it always at Ocean House. We met a couple at the shorebird who had never dined their and we told them all about left them and made our reservation, sat for a second ran and grabbed them and said come have a drink and see what we're talking about, that was at 5, they left us at 6:30 loved it! Introduced them to George who, was spot on superb! The food was to die for!!! Service was impeccable and when we were leaving, George made it a point to come say goodbye, that's a great manager, that will invest in the customer! We will be back in December for supper, and to celebrate our son and new daughter in laws wedding the 13th. We never tire of this gem!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic Beautiful Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Ocean House is my favourite restaurant in Waikiki. Not only is the service and the menu outstanding the view is so romantic at sunset. Ocean House is always one of our highlights when we visit Waikiki! I hope we have the pleasure of returning again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    MMahon
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Ask to see George the manager. He is amazing. Let them know of its your honeymoon etc. We got the ahi appetizer, lau lau and parmesean crusted ona. Then lava cake. All were great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Quality and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was good, but the fish was initally overcooked and had to go back. The Manager seemed to have some attitude and even said it was "borderline" overcooked. It was actually tough and significantly overcooked, but the attitude is what I didn't appreciate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    SugarbearVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Once again the service was superb! George was magnificent! Great! Awesome! We met the general manager, Dave, nicest guy there is! It's no wonder we love coming here every time we go to Hawaii and why we chose Ocean House to host our son and future daughter in laws, wedding in December of this year! The OPA was to die for, melts in your mouth to die for, the scallops were beyond incredible. The scenic view never disappoints.... From the moment you walk up to the podium until the moment you walk out it is 5 star!!! We love George and frankly, the friendliest staff in the restaurant business at Ocean House! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Ocean House has always been one of our favorite places to dine, we often refer our clients there as well. I will be thinking of their new curly kale salad, topped with papaya, avocado, and strawberries, so delicious. I always get the opah, my husband usually goes for the special, this time he had the prime rib, awesome! Nikki was a fabulous server, always there, at just the right moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Order steak med-rare got it well done. Went around 8 and was sweating the entire time. Server was nice
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Location, location, location
    giacolovesmayi
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great view of the ocean with excellent service and superb food. It was our anniversary and we were treated accordingly, with a free dessert and gift picture of both of us. Everyone was extremely courteous and professional. We brought our own bottle of bubbly and the sommelier came over to talk about the bottle and compliment us on our choice. Looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great location but average food
    RBinatlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great locatin on the water with good service however the food was sub par. Overpriced, overcooked sub-par food. Fish filets were full of bones
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for the memory
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Good food and excellent service. We would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great people, good food...
    DinnerFor10
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place with wonderful staff and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Lovely
    Lovely
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hi, I actually scheduled reservations for my mom and dads 20th anniversary and i must say, they thought the service was superb. They also brought home leftovers and I must say, I absolutely loved the scallops served with rice (to make it gluten free). My dad had the sirloin I believe and loved it as well. Thank you so much for having us and best wishes to your business! Sincerely, Customer and New Fan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Outstanding service throughout. Tremendous personal care by manager. Very personable. Enjoyable evening for my visitors (cousin/wife) from Kansas City. Thank you to the Restaurant manager Dean
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunset special was...special
    Terry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    ...in a good way. The prime rib was as good as I've had (and I've had some good ones), and the mashed potatoes that came with it were very good as well (good consistency & taste). Reservation went smoothly (seated within 3 minutes of arriving), and service was excellent (frequent, but not oppressive check ins, and the manager popped over once to check too).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super seafood
    bdub
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My experience was a mixed bag. The food, service & view was excellent. However the lack of AC & fans was not comfortable and the check was wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we enjoyed our party for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    everthing was great and excelent. so we will go to your restaurant for dinner next summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good last minute dining
    dm5414
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Made last minute reservations (30 minutes) I had Pulehu Prime Rib. Wanting to try their different Prime Rib menus. Last time was Cajun spiced. Next time I thing I'll go with their house cut. Our other order was scallops, can go wrong with that. Noise level was high due to a couple enjoying their pre marriage dinner. Congrats to them. The manager came to apologize for the additional noise. It was okay, they were celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Attentive Staff
    Momi808
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Hands down very attentive staff, even the managers. Constantly checking to see how we were doing, refilling drinks, replacing utensils, etc. My meal wasnt prepared correctly and they corrected it immediately. Husbands steak was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we loved it
    gbandjg
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Must state that we have dined here often. Appetizers we find exceptional and mains can vary so we select what we know is good or great. Lobster dynamite is fantastic and the scallops for 12.50 leave the ones at Roy's for 41.00 for dead. Never ordered at Roys since eating here. The meat dishes for mains are usually much better than the seafood mains though. The setting is fabulous and if there is2 or4 of you, come early and ask for a beachside seating. Sunset is fabulous and great for friends or a romantic night. Service has always been a strong point here too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing evening
    ablator
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service was average. Food was bland. Fried coconut lobster was overfried. Fish entree looked good but had no taste whatsoever. The only thing that was good was the bread. Pricey on top. For that price, plenty of better choices in Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Good value meal on the beach, great location. Wide variety of fresh seafood
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Careful What You Say
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This WAS one of my favorites in Waikiki but maybe not anymore. When we were shown to a poor table I asked for a seat closer to the ocean (the name is Ocean House after all). I was informed rather haughtily that those were reserved for patrons with reservations. When I pointed out that we had a reservation, we were moved a row closer to the ocean and right into the setting sun. While my spouse and guests were fairly comfortable, I was forced to put on my sunglasses and spent the meal sweating profusely due to being in direct and very warm sunlight. And of course the people who were sat at the table we vacated were served first even though they were seated after we were. The food was very good as always but the staff certainly got back at us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WONDERFUL!
    Suzabella
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went for the food and view while we were in Waikiki, remembering it from our visit three years ago. It was even better than we remembered. Great view and seafood, although my adult son had prime rib and said it was the best he had ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Hawiian meal
    Pshiver30
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great first dinner on my wife's 50th birthday trip. It looks like I hit a home run with this reservation. Great food and service on the beach on Waikiki on our first night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GordonVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great time and dinner during our trip to Hawaii. We always dine here when we come.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, medeocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    View was phenomenal, but the food could have been better. Waiter forgot to bring out my wine and I had to remind him.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    After waiting almost 90 minutes for our entre....we were starving. Food was mediocre in taste and quality. Service was bad. We complained to the Manager however he told us it was our fault...the order had not been placed earlier. Beautiful setting but very expensive, and service and quality very poor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everything was super! The service was friendly and attentive, the food.....delicious! Save room for the bread pudding.... very yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retirement celebration
    joseVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Took a friend out to dinner to celebrate her 40 years in the hospitality industry and the Ocean House provided all of us with a memoralable evening. The table and view were excellent. The service first class and the food, fresh, tasty and perfectly prepared. The waiter even took a picture to capture the moment. If it gets any better than this I must have died and gone to heaven............. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good!!
    hulagirl
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I spent great time. Ocean view is very nice, foods are tasty and volumeful. I'm no doubt to repeat this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Maximus
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I booked reservation for my wife and I. We were on our honey moon. She is pregnant and the only thing she could have on the menu was prime rib. She ordered it well done. Drs orders. Our food came out and her steak was med rare. Okay no bight. I figured it wouldn't take longer than 10 min. Steak come out after 15 min, same cut by the way, and nothing ha been done to it. I'm guessing they left it under the heat lamp or something. They order her a new cut and 45 min later after my food got ice cold they brought out a med well steak. How hard is it to cook a prime rib well done? The manager comped her steak an left me hanging high and dry with a 80$ tab.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ocean House - Fabulous
    Rick
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary here. Made reservations at 5:30 and got the early special prime rib (smaller portion but plenty). Waiter was Jessie and he and his manager there provided some of the best service ever.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but could be gooder !
    Anozzyst8kluva
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife (a diagnosed Coeliac) and I went to Ocean House on the recommendation that it offered a wide range of Gluten Free options. The Appertiser and Entree Menus offered superb Gluten Free choices (a big thank you) but we were dissappinted(and did not order) by the limited and unimaginative GF dessert choices. Our choice of Appertiser was Peppered Scallops (excellent) and we both had Steak dishes for Entree. Both Entees were perfectly cooked but Staff need to be more descriptive in portion sizes as one of our dishes was the Lite Cut (smaller serve) but ended up filling more than half the plate !!! The Lack of any conditioning/fans (in the absence of any sea breeze) made the conditions quite uncomfortable to sit and enjoy our experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Location
    HarveyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our first time staying in Waikiki, and we heard the Ocean House is an excellent place for dinner. The meals were delicious. We enjoyed the fresh seafood especially. And we had a table next to the beach -- very scenic while dining. Great service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dinner
    pattygVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Fabulous meal. Food was delicious. Only complaint was that it was warm. Need fans for circulation. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view and dining experience
    beanies2208
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We visited your restaurant on our first visit to Waikiki last year and had to come back for more this year. For a wonderful meal and ambience and what we consider the best view of Waikiki beach you cannot go past the Ocean House restaurant. The staff were knowledgeable, courteous and friendly and the food outstanding. The complimentary freshly baked bread served with butter and Hawaiian sea salt was a wonderful start to an unforgettable meal. We arrived at 6 and had a table overlooking the beach. We initially thought the fine mesh blinds in front of the tables slightly obstructed the view but then right on cue and with a touch of theatre they were automatically raised in time to witness the Waikiki sunset. This is a must do we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually Great
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I've eaten here on several occasions with great experiences. Unfortunately, this latest one was a bit sub-par. We had to wait almost an hour for our entree as our waiter either delayed (or forgot) to submit our order which was then place behind two large parties and their orders. He was quite apologetic about the error and thanked us for our patience. From my observations, he appeared to be new, so it was easier to extend him grace as we've all been new to a job at some point. I will absolutely return to Ocean House for another meal. The food is fabulous, and the view is unbeatable. I would recommend installing some ceiling fans to cool the room.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 49th Wedding Anniversary Diners
    hiddentreasure
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We celebrated our 49th Wedding Anniversary at the Ocean House Restaurant and absolutely loved it! The sky gave us a gorgeous show of changing colors as the sun started its descent. The service was extraordinary! We enjoyed our dinner menu selections and we were treated to a surprise tasty dessert for two. A photo of the two of us was taken by our waiter, framed and presented as a souvenir gift which we will treasure. There were three wedding parties going on around us which added to the festive atmosphere. For us, it was a totally relaxing and wonderful dining experience. Thank you to the Ocean House staff!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Beach Front Dining
    SmileygirlVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    You can't go wrong with Ocean House. The food is amazig and the service impeccable. Great recommendation by our concierge.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.