Orchids at Halekulani
An Awesome RestaurantOrchids was very good. The food was excellent as well as their service. I would recommend this restaurant. Definitely will be back to try their Sunday Brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBreakfastA lovely spot for a la carte breakfast (midweek) - not a busy extravaganza like Sunday buffet brunch - just a beautiful setting, exceptionally good service in a white linen, spacious setting, and excellent food. Just about every table inside and out has views of Diamond Head in addition to the water, given the full floor-ceiling sliding doors that are fully open. No need to get the outer-most row of tables on the covered lanai. In fact the outermost ring of elevated interior tables have slightly better views and are more peaceful. No hustle and bustle - just nice adult-oriented setting. You can see on the other side of the lawn the more child-friendly (relative) madhouse of a scene at the daily buffet in the House Without A Key.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful AmbianceWe've been dining at "Orchids" at the Halekulani Hotel for many, many years, and it never disappoints! We request (and, usually, get) a table outside on the lanai, within steps of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The food and service are consistently excellent. And, it's hard to beat the view of Diamond Head!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DiningAs always, making a reservation is easy. The food was phenomenal, as was the service, location and atmosphere!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner to RememberAmazing view and top notch dinner. Thanks to Orchids for our best dinner on Oahu.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMparadise in OahuThis was a wonderful meal, and quite romantic. Service was impeccable. We dined out 5 nights, and Orchids was in our top 3 of best places. We would definitely go back. Only complaint was that the martini was substandard and not chilled enough.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBreakfast at Halekulani'sBreakfast at Halekulani's Orchid Restaurant is always a wonderful experience. One must try the "localized" breakfast items on the menu. Plus order the famous popovers with butter and poha jam.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone from the valets toEveryone from the valets to the servers and bus boys called me by my name. Very impressive.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Evening At OrchidsWanted to give my fiance a romantic Hawaiian dinner experience and chose Orchids. As you will be able to tell by my ratings it provided all that and more. The grounds of the hotel as you walk through is fabulous and the ambiance at Orchids just as beautiful. The service was great and i wish I could remember the waiters name who was perfect - not intrusive, yet there when we needed him. We enjoyed the food, the wine and the desert while listening to the gentle crash of the ocean waves.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM(Gentlemen, Wear Trousers!)A more formal restaurant located in the Halekulani Hotel. I was politely asked to don loaner trousers since I was wearing dress shorts. (Dress code not stated on the Open Table page but was stated on the Orchids web site.) Food was certainly good, but not extraordinary. The views were good as well, but no better than many other places in the area. The bill was pretty hefty ($550 for 5) but not outrageous considering the venue. I had the Orchids Salad which was fresh but the dressing was a touch peppery. The signature Onaga “Orchids Style” was well prepared and enjoyable. I tried the Grilled Pineapple with chile ice cream - did not impress. A good place for a formal dinner; but there are better values to be had in Waikiki.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWorthy of your best dinner outIt was my second visit but my wife's 1st to this hotel's dining experience. Our group of 4 arrived at 5:30pm in time for the evening entertainment outside the House Without A Key. With great cocktails (Mai Tai's) and soaking in the last rays of sun spraying across beautiful Waikiki beach, along with the Hawaiian music and dancing, we knew it would be a night to remember. Attention to detail from the staff to the overall appearance is why I give Orchids a 5 STAR rating.
TIP - A must dessert - the Halekulani’s Signature Coconut Cake. All four of us agreed - the VERY BEST coconut cake.
The girls can dress to impress here and if you're in the company of elite - it's the place to meet and eat. Mahalo!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food/Service..Watch Ur CheckEveryone was very polite. The service was excellent along with the food. I had only one problem. I paid the bill using my debit card and later when I checked my account balance I had noticed the money charged against my account was not what was written on the check. An additional 5% was added on. I left a $30 tip on a $165 lunch. An additioanl $11.62 was charged against my account.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've enjoyed Orchids breakfastWe've enjoyed Orchids breakfast in last morning.
Omelet and pancake were tasty,and scenic view was great.
Thank you very much. I hope visit Halekulani again.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a special occasion!Great restaurant overall! I took my girlfriend here just before proposing to her later that night. It really set the mood for the evening.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch. Great service.Great brunch. Great service. Quality of food is excellent. Would expect oysters, shrimp, and Belgium waffles for the price.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dining experience inBest dining experience in our week in the islands, including Maui and Honolulu. Food was great, service better.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible service but foodIncredible service but food didn't live up. The red snapper was extremely salty. Gary our waiter was a real pro, just great.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat has happened?Have eaten here in past visits to Hawaii and was alwways superb, but not this time. While the servic and ambiance remain, the food was disappointing. My fish dish was so salty as to be in edible. Within a few minutes like magic another plate arrived with the sauce on the side, far less salty. How did they prepare it in 2 or 3 minutes? Perhaps I am just spoiled by the excellence of previous visits.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive but an excellentExpensive but an excellent dining experience. My fish preparation was delicious !!!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBeauty and the FeastA memorable meal! We started by sharing the Ahi Crudo. Crudo is Italian for raw. The raw Ahi was prepared with horseradish and Daikon and dressed the Saki-Lemon. Next we shared the Orchids salad, greens and fruit dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. What a burst of flavors! Our entrée was the Island Seafood for two. It consisted of a lobster, Onaga and shrimp steamed with lime leaves. It was accompanied by Aioli: Symbol, Samron Garlic and Miso. We completed our meal with an array of tasty sorbets. The wine list is extensive. We selected a Chardonnay to complement our meal. The service was outstanding. Our server was helpful and vigilant. All of this with the ocean right in front of you. The sky was magnificent at sunset. Oh yes,4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVariety of food was excellent.Variety of food was excellent. Environment not good for handicap or strollers.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful brunch and excellentWonderful brunch and excellent service! Gorgeous view also! I love Halekulani.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the Opakapaka special.I had the Opakapaka special. It was good but I thought a bit overcooked--dry. My husband had the Onaga, which was perfect. The view was outstanding of course.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were only 2 of us andThere were only 2 of us and we were given a table for 4 outside in the far corner under the canopy. the view of the ocean and the sound of the waves highlighted our experience.
The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. A beautiful resteraunt in a beautiful hotel. A great find!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner at Orchids wasOur dinner at Orchids was on our wedding night, everything was just fantastic, both food and service4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis ocean front room bringsThis ocean front room brings the essence of Hawaii to the dining experience. The gentle ocean breeze, the subtile sophistication of the cuisine. The staff was ever present yet unassuming.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBanana macadamia nut pancakesBanana macadamia nut pancakes were the best I've ever had, and the service was top notch!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best, most innovativeSome of the best, most innovative Pacific Rim cuisine in a setting near the beach. Comfortable seating. Attentive service. Very, very nice.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff is consistentlyThe staff is consistently excellent...from car park to host to waiters, etc. Especially the waiters: Genuinely adult and professional, which is rare in Honolulu. Food is fine. Nothing especially memorable, but basically okay. The ambiance, of course, is lovely and memorable. I have lived in Honolulu for more than 30 years and have certain places I take guests depending on the situation. Duc's Bistro in Chinatown for unexpected and friendly warmth, quiet,"local" tastefulness, plus excellent food. Vino in Restaurant Row for creative food and fabulous wine....and, if you ask for it, the best wine advice and service anywhere. And Orchids for lunch: Unbeatable location, professional and friendly service, and casual elegance.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding restaurantI chose Orchids Restaurant for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. It was 100% the right choice, and I can't fault it. Amazing food, outstanding service, and we were so lucky to have perfect weather to watch the sunset. I would highly recommend this restaurant and suggest asking if you can be seated outside to enjoy the view.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbeatable view. An upscale,Unbeatable view. An upscale, outdoor dining experience. Professional service and great food!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile hearing the sound of a waveThe quiet hotel which a graceful breakfast can eat.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGOOOOD！GOOOOD！
Especially GOOD is that you have Japanese food,sushi,soba,miso soup and so on.
And what is more ,the food was very good.
I had a reservation.So it was nice view table looking the Diamond head.
Frankly the cost is too expensive.BUT I'd like to have again！3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Orchids is a delightDining at Orchids is a delight - and consistently so as well. I have taken many people to Orchids and all enjoyed shared my enthusiasm for Orchids. The food is wonderfully prepared, the service impressive and the location ideal. I highly recommend Orchids for both lunch and dinner.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFive stars all the way!!All the staff at The Orchids from the hostess to the waiter to the food servers were all so friendly and always smiling! Water and coffee were never empty. Great selection of food. Even someone with food allergies, like me, can find more than enough to feast on. BEST bacon ever!!! Definitely a FIVE star experience!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently top notch food,Consistently top notch food, attentive service and ambiance, on the beach at Waikiki.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are long time visitorsWe are long time visitors and once were residents on the island in fact when the restaurant was with the previous owners....we miss that Hawaiian flair...but we are glad that some of the buildings remain....it still could have a little more of the island mood...we will be back...our favorite was Michels's but the traffic has become too much ...
Thank you for an enjoyable time....We will be back.....3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe setting is wonderful.The setting is wonderful. They brought the food too fast.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very nice spot andThis is a very nice spot and the menu is excellent. The service was very attentive but not over bearing. Overall an awesome experience.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbeatableIf you can get a reservation for the Sunday brunch it's well worth it. Nice breakfast and great dinner spot also. Call early, weeks ahead. Months if it's for Mother's Day!
Unsurpassed scenic beauty, fine service with a wide array of food stations that should satisfy everyone in your brunch party.
Always a satisfying visit. You can't go wrong here for any specal ocassion (for adults). Impeccable choice.6/19/2012 12:00:00 AM