Orchids at Halekulani
Orchids at Halekulani

Orchids at Halekulani

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.halekulani.com/dining/orchids/
  • Phone: (808) 923-2311
  • 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
168 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (115)special occasion (107)great for outdoor dining (106)romantic (87)fit for foodies (76)great for brunch (64)good for groups (44)great for lunch (44)notable wine list (22)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Worth it!
    yvrgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Fabulous, worth the $59 splurge for a Sunday brunch you won't forget! Great live pianist and service. Super variety of delicacies to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for tourist
    Next
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The atmosphere and detail to service are the best part of the experience. Our meal was presented beautifully however the taste was ok. Probably good to experience this restaurant once.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night out
    Nibbles
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We enjoyed a great night out for 4 people - particularly surprised by the wonderful waiter staff and service. The food was delicious - the rib eye main was cooked perfectly, and the wines served consistently. Couldn't fault it - and the best view in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    morik
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I haven't been to this restaurant since a brunch of Sunday many many years ago so we decided to give it a try. I wasn't impressed with the food. I personally didn't think it was worth the cost. I was especially disappointed with the dessert, coconut cake. Nothing special. In my experience during restaurant week, I've tasted better. I enjoyed Azure this year. Great service and good food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything I expected and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I had what would be one of the best meals ever at Orchids. I went on my last night in Hawaii hoping to end my trip on a high and I was not disappointed. From the moment I was greeted and taken to my table to the end of the meal the service was impeccable. Questions regarding the menu were answered without needing to refer to the kitchen and the same with the wine list. I had the avocado with shrimp to start and sounds a little bland but was anything else. The only time in Hawaii the shrimps tasted as shrimps. They were delicious with the avocado just sliced and also a small serving of guacamole plus delicious garnishes. For main I had the fish Onaga drizzles with a sesame and soy, Yum. For dessert I couldn't go past the coconut cake. It deserves it's reputation. It was absolutely delicious and although I really didn't need anymore food could not resist it. I had a wonderful view of the water and the tables are well spaced so you don't feel you are on top of your neighbour. A truly memorable meal for all the right reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and very good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Nice experience and excellent food at a good price. However, when we came at the set time, Staff were not quite ready. Wine menu had no list in it. Set Lunch menu at the entrance was not the same we got at the table. Service was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Pioneer
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    World-class service and attention to detail. The brunch selections are far ranging and so plenteous that a repeat visit is required to try them all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food quality and flavors were excellent, and the service was exemplary. The view of the beach and diamond head was really nice. The food variety was less than I expected. For the price I would expect crab legs or prime rib. Overall it was a good experience, and worth trying if your visiting Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite venues
    gtkyl72VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    A romantic location, sublime food and drink, lilting music wafting over the breezes...stellar service... what more do you need? Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Flop For Chef!
    Seattlefood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Came back a second time to Orchids and brought my friend to have an amazing experience - the experience was far short of amazing. In fact it was underwhelming. Sat for a full hour before our order arrived at the table. Wait staff told my friend that because her veal was so thick it takes longer - when the veal arrived it was so tough and unedible that she couldn't even chew it, potatoes and accompaniments were cold. The manager comped our meal, which was above and beyond since my filet mignon was perfect. Overall the most insulting was the wait staffs excuse for why a protein took 1hour. It was pure and utter none sense.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    buffalohaVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always a great spot for a special dinner. Love the food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greate sunset ocean view
    Okazu
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We reserved our dinner for 6 people, 3 family, as a very last day in Hawaii. Reserved seats were awesome to see great sunset view and we took many pictures with it. Stuff were all friendly and the food was perfect. We appreciate to share our family time at your restaurant. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The premier buffet in Waikiki
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Sunday brunch at Orchids has become a tradition in our family. The service is outstanding and the food is absolutely fantastic. The lilikoi butter was one of the most amazing things I have ever tried. Definitely a must if you are looking to celebrate special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wish this place was by my house. Love it! The view is majestic, the service is immaculate, and the food is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and views
    02139VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went for our anniversary dinner and were seated on the lanai facing the ocean. The service was perfect - always available but never hovering. I had the Grilled Romaine Salad and the Onaga Orchids Style, and both were fresh and delicious. We had the Signature Coconut Cake for dessert - it was lighter than air, and they decorated the plate in a chocolate drizzle saying "Happy Anniversary"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably the best in Waikiki
    Waikanae1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It is difficult to fault this place in terms of ambiance and service. The food is very good indeed with some interesting dishes. I urge the Chef to be be even more adventurous in terms of flavours. Generally speaking Waikiki food is very "safe".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Happy Diner
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wow! Been here for lunch before, but never expected dinner to be so awesome! Smoked duck carpaccio and tuna & foie gras croquette appetizers only hinted at what was to come. Lamb chops and veal chop exceeded expectations and both of us couldn't stop raving how great everything was turning out to be. Complimentary coconut cake for partner's birthday was awesome as well as the lilikoi chocolate bar and homemade ice creams. Along with four drinks (including a Remy Martin XO), the bill was the most we ever paid for a dinner, but it was worth it and we both agreed we would return for another amazing dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Hate2dinehere
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was the worst and most expensive dining we had while staying in Honolulu!! I think this place is really over-rated. The food was terrible and... service? Well I suppose it's OK for 5 star hotel. Some of the waiters are up themselves though. We won't recommend this place for anyone, we wasted our money for some rubbish brunch which supposed to be really superb. Definitely not coming back to this place. There are heaps other good places to eat in Honolulu.
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  • Always the best
    HnlDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Clearly one of Hawaii's bests spots to dine no matter the time of day. Ocean front always perfect scenic views for locals and visitors. Orchids is spote, we always enjoy returning to and again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Orchids hits all the marks
    KonagirlVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    For a fine dining experience. Warm and welcoming you don't feel like a stranger here. Food and service outstanding. Scallops cooked to perfection. Filet well seasoned and prepared as ordered. $$$ but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • とても、とても美味しかった。
    tamaki
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The behavior of the staff and the atmosphere of the store was the best. Thank you and have a good time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • orchids restaurant halekulani hotel
    chahliedoggy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    we really enjoyed sunday brunch here..the buffet was beautiful n plenty n also very delicious! the outdoor view was great of diamond head and Waikiki beach..service excellent..we definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The wrong bill!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were party of two, and ordered one Opihi Shooter, one Chunky tartare, two tomato salad, one ginger onaga, one shrimp/clams, one 1 Crunch , 2 sakamoto reg, 3 Gl paul Lato, but, Bill was 2 opihi, 2 tartare, 4 tomato, 2 shrimp!! We felt very expensive, but not confirmed, signed it. We regre.... We never never visit again.
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  • Lovely spot
    buffalohaVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I always love the food and view at Orchids. Great dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CaptainB
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Pricey, but OK for a special occasion. Lots of Asian guests, weddings, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    ayaaya
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It's first time to visit to Orchids for me. It was very nice and I could have wonderful breakfast time at Orchids. I want to visit there soon. Thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BaltimoreTraveler
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant in a beautiful location. Innovative menu with fresh ingredients. They get everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Disappointed for the first time
    Kamaaina
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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  • EH102VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Server was not particularly friendly and then half way through dinner disappeared and was replaced by a more friendly waiter with no explanation. A bit odd transfer, and would not have normally been a 'shift' change. We certainly did not offend the original waiter in any way. Only complaint. Food and atmosphere was pleasant. Thanks, EH
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    great for outdoor dining, 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
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    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.