Orchids at Halekulani
Orchids at Halekulani

Orchids at Halekulani

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.halekulani.com/dining/orchids/
  • Phone: 8089232311x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:30am to 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Brunch: Sundays 9:30am to 2:00pm
    Dinner: Nightly 6:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Vikram Garg
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Halekulani offers an array of stunning indoor and outdoor multi-purpose function spaces offering the very best in cuisine, service and executive amenities.
  • Private Party Contact: Dining Reservations 8089232311x
  • Entertainment: Visit Lewers Lounge, adjacent to Orchids, for nightly live jazz, a sweet and savory bar menu, and Oahu"s best cocktails; all within a sophisticated, seductive, and secluded lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lewers Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or self parking is available.
A word from Orchids at Halekulani
Orchids is Halekulani’s casually elegant open air, oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a myriad of exotic orchids. Innovative culinary creations are inspired throughout the day with the finest and freshest local ingredients. An oceanfront dining experienced unsurpassed in a relaxed, idyllic Waikiki setting.


Orchids' Sunday Brunch is legendary and voted "Oahu's Best Brunch" by Honolulu Magazine, patrons and residents alike.


TABLE ONE...global cuisine personally conceived for each dinner service, is located in the atrium of Orchids. Celebrating our guests culinary whimsy, this 'restaurant within a restaurant' features One Table. One Chef. One incredible and memorable dining experience. Ask Dining Reservations for more information about this exclusive table.–
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Orchids at Halekulani reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (136)special occasion (128)great for outdoor dining (119)romantic (103)great for brunch (72)fit for foodies (68)great for lunch (50)good for groups (42)notable wine list (33)neighborhood gem (20)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Disappointed for the first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I frequently bring corporate guests to Orchids because of the outstanding venue and F&B. It's typically superb all around, so I was disappointed by the inattentive and lackluster service on my most recent visit with 7 top corporate executives. The food and wine were great, but we were waving our arms and having to ask for cocktails, bread basket, check, etc. Other specific comments will be provided to Orchids.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • jstankerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service and ambiance are great. Food was very disappointing. Had a ribeye that let a lot to be desired. Wife has lobster that was overcooked. Expected better for the price b
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  • Not quite the same
    A914VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had been to orchids a little over a year ago and it was wonderful, however this year fell far short compared. Food choices & service were not quite as outstanding as before. Still the location and quiet are worth the visit.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When one is shelling out $200+ per couple, one does not expect that the food, service and ambiance to be mediocre. Our only outstanding dish was their signature seared Onaga. More representative were the lackluster Maui onion salad, the bland coconut pie (supposedly a signature dish) and the boring chocolate ice cream. Even more disappointing was the service. The wait staff were the most apathetic lot I've encountered in a long time. When asked what made their Mai Tai different, they offered up "special ingredient," and did not offer to find out what that was. The service was also very rushed for a fine dining experience. Finally, the procession of tourists walking down the beach in front of our table ruined the ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful
    Lemons
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for our 2 year anniversary and it was perfect, really made it special. I thought it was neat that whenever we received a food item they explained everything on the plate to us (in a way that made us excited to try it) not to mention everything we ordered was spot on with flavor. Beautiful place, delicious food, friendly attentive staff, we would happily come here again.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • We spent a wonderful time.
    Wanchan
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love a outdoor space. Summer breeze makes me so happy. Food is delisious and fine.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DMac
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of our top 2 in Waikiki beach. Stay after dinner for a drink and live music on the beach front patio. Simply amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NUMBER 36
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We came in for our 36 Anniversary and had a great time! We have been coming here since the opened in 1984= 30 years in a row Gerald is a friend and wonderful Server and always knows what we should order! See you next year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double celebration dinner
    Doga3
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed dinner to celebrate 10 years marriage and my son's 6 years old birthday. The table was reserved at terrace, nice mood to see Hawaiian live music and hula. We, Japanese feel anerican food is always too much, sometimes flat taste, but the food served at Orchid was very delicious. Restaurant Chef extracted the good taste of Hawaian food carefully, we enjoyed. At the end of dinner, birthday and anniversary cake was served with candle. If you want to enjoy dinner in Hawaii with somebody whom important for you, and hope to avoid too much touristy, noisy place to enjoy dinner with warm and sincere hospitality, this is the place I can recommend. As an additional note, my son has peanuts allergy but they took care perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • badexperience
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Absolutely wonderful. Superb service, wonderful food, grand scenery....could not be better. A wonderful experience.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Service and Food
    kaimukimomVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Terrific as usual. They even provided pants as my husband was wearing golf shorts!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 5 diamonds w/ a view of Diamondhead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If you want a truly amazing experience, it's worth the wait for reservations at Orchids. This was on the short list of must visit places for our Oahu trip and it did not disappoint. Although the mid-day dress code was a bit restrictive: a button-up, flat front shorts and Sperry's got me through the door. And I could not be happier it did. The view from our ocean front table was nothing short of amazing. 140* view of Waikiki and Diamondhead. The food was amazing. I tried the fois gras appetizer, and although it was served differently than I'd ever had it- it was still in the top 5 of preparations I have had. The organic chicken (a whole chicken) was amazing although the quinoa was slightly undercooked. All in all, not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birds Fighting for my brunch food!
    SteveJ
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall would recommend this restaurant for brunch. Yet at $50/head to have to fight off the birds that come dive bombing onto your table the minute you go up for your food, is very disturbing, not to mention unsanitary. Brought this to the attention of the mgr. Who said they recognized this problem and were working to correct it. Had my heart set for some pancakes or waffles for my visit. When I asked where they might be, no one seemed to know.turns out, the didn't have any! Kind of strange for such a high end venue. Wait staff were trying to be super efficient. Yet, does it really take 4-5 waiters to change a table cloth? At one point, I asked for a knife and got 2 forks and a knife.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety
    Hyclass
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was well worth the price. Lots of different types of food, all very good. There was something for everyone. But I was so full, I could not try the ice cream with the different toppings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful setting
    ptronsgard
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and spacious. It overlooks a beach and at night the scene is surreal. The wine list is quite varied and has quite a few choices from California. I ordered lamb as my main and asked if their medium was on the rarer side. The waiter had said yes. I got my main - it was over done and completely dry. I asked a waiter if perhaps I could get a steak knife although the waiter informed me the knife was all in one. So I returned the lamb although everybody else in my party of 6 had completed their meals. When I received my lamb this time it was rare. I ate it anyways as it was a bday dinner. I enjoyed the ambiance very much and would've appreciated a higher level of service for a restaurant known for their quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not so much
    GrumpyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Disappointed by selections and prep, but scene and service unbeatable. Wine list very good but too wide a price spread with low end choices few.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lovely setting with a great view from the covered lanai. The food was good, but pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seen better days
    Rodney
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our favorite restaurant for over 20 years, but that was then. The food was better, chief sent out a small app and desert, but no more. The food is average and rather tired. The staff is there, but no longer as attentive. The view is still the best, but we will be looking for a new favorite restaurant.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service and the food were great, but the amount of food are small and pricy.
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  • Go to The Modern instead.
    NZAnna
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Unlike the majority of other restaurants in Waikiki, we didn't realise that my husband had to wear trousers and he arrived in a dress shirt and dress shorts. When we checked in at the desk for House without a Key, we told the manager that we had a reservation later that evening at Orchids and given he could see my husband's attire, he made no mention of the need for my husband to be in trousers. When we arrived at the desk to Orchids we were told that my husband couldn't dine unless he changed. Michael then had to run back to our accomodation to change while I waited at our table for half and hour. By the time he returned we were both furious and were on the verge of leaving and dining elsewhere. Have more to say but out of room.
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  • Excellent-- highlight of our trip!
    Enchilada
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The Strawberry Lychee Collins tastes like a sunset. Every single bite of the meal was delicious, from the fish to the wasabi mashed potatoes, to the coconut cake dessert. If I could eat here every night, I would. Even our waiter's voice was soothing! A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great service and good
    alohaVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went for breakfast and Hiroko who greeted us was GREAT! We simply ordered Egg Benedict, Pancake, omelet, but every single bite, we really enjoyed. We would love to go back the day we departed, but we were far from their restaurant so we could not make it. I would love to go back again!
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  • Thanks
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent food and service. The waiter was very informative while not pushing you to a decision. I would strongly recommend your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I'll definitely go back again when I'm in Waikiki area. The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had. The coconut pie dessert exquisite. Wine selections could be a bit broader. If you don't mind the beachgoers walking to / fro or the Hawaiian music & hula dancers performing nearby, you will enjoy a peaceful, scenic, and well served meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • High level services
    kazharada
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is Sunday blunch 2nd time. Everytime there services is great. But payment is high...
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but could be even better
    live2eat33
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I really enjoyed the food. Delicious flavours, often simple yet flavourful. The only negative comment would be that my lobster tail and our shrimp for our appetizer was a little overdone and tough to cut/chew. My husband's ribeye was incredibly delicious! Best steak I have had in a long time. I also wish there were more vegetarian options--I think any nice restaurant should have vegetarian options these days. I would recommend this place to vegetarian friends, but unfortunately I can't because other than desserts, drinks, and ambience there is nothing for them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars - again
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Short version: Special occasion gem on Waikiki - but it is pricey. 5 stars. Long version: We have dined at Orchids over a dozen times over the years and this time were joined by our local Honolulu friends. Service, ambience, cuisine, wine list - top rate. Never disappoints. Our friends had the Onaga and Lamb - excellent, nothing left on the plate. I had the rib-eye and my companion the local moonfish. We are from the Midwest, and the rib-eye was one of the best in years. It is pricey - but you cannot go wrong here. Hint - time your seating with the sunset and request a table by the water.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Save the Best for Last
    OneWest
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our regular for last night in Hawaii dinners for several visits. A custom setting to be sure, plus imaginatively-prepared food (hot and cold asparagus salad!), and always terrific salmon, mai-tais and by-the-glass wines, plus professional service--ask for Craig.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    it was a lovely evening, our 60th anniversary, and the service was very good.. a surprise anniversary was presented at the end of the meal..mahaloand aloha, carol case
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with style
    Hotperro
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice restaurant nice location greta food .to recomand absolutely il you want something calm & stilish
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    romantic, great for lunch
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  • UnhappyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The over all dinner was just ok. Service the night we were in was POOR. Had to ask for refills on water ect. Just was not on their A game. To bad for the money we spend on dinner
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  • sp4Mendy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We come to Orchids for our first, special dinner every year. This year was especially good--great ambiance, food and service.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • always a treat
    96822
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Sai provided outstanding service! We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Neighboring table was a bit noisy though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Brunch
    Livebythesea
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Wonderful Sunday brunch experience. We were a party of 4 with a four year old. Great variety of delicious food. Beautiful presentation and friendly staff. Definitely would go again and recommend to friends.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • can't beat the setting
    foodexperiences
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There is no doubt this is a lovely setting - we have been here several times before, this time for breakfast. Personally we found it a little underwhelming and outrageously expensive. You tend to forget that you will be paying hotel prices for everything - not stand alone restaurant prices. We don't feel we got value for money for the food - it was nothing special at all - the redeeming factor was the setting, right by the beach.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Always A Great Dining Experience
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was exquisite. The service was friendly and on point. Great view of the ocean and view of Diamond Head while we dined. Also awesome live Hawaiian music playing to set a relaxing Hawaiian ambiance while we dined. This is a great place to take out of town guests and for romantic evenings. My husband and I had a wonderful time. We definitely will be back and highly recommend to others. If you want to impress someone, this is the place to take them.
    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, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfection
    HnlDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Sets the standard for any dining time with excellent service and food.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RaulVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Fantastic food and outstanding view of Diamong Head from the oceanfront terrace. Love it
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Celebrating Birthdayss
    Cathy95
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I celebrated my two girlfriends birthday at lunch yesterday. They had already been to Orchids as I had and what we enjoy the most is the scenery and "escape" from the "outside" world while we are there. We all ordered the featured fix menu for lunch and were very satisfied with the food. The service as always was superb. My girl friends were surprised with a slice of coconut cake for desert, complete with a birthday candle. What a lovely surprise for all of us.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    meliza
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I really loved the food and the great service they had their. The food was very healthy and it gives great romantic vibes. I would recommend it to everyone. It was a very great experience and I will return for more as soon as possible.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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