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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Orchids at Halekulani reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (136)special occasion (128)great for outdoor dining (126)romantic (108)great for brunch (71)fit for foodies (63)great for lunch (51)good for groups (35)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Birds Fighting for my brunch food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High level services
    kazharada
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is Sunday blunch 2nd time. Everytime there services is great. But payment is high...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Jim65
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent menu selections. A good variety of wine selections. Beautiful oceanfront location. Gracious and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this hotel restaurant
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I come to Hawaii twice a year and always try to eat at Orchids, you can't miss. Their Coconut Pie is a must. Next year I am just staying at their hotel so I can be closer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From our greeting to our farewell, the food, service and ambiance could not have been improved upon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful time at Honolulu stay
    July7182014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thank you for fantastic seats to us. We enjoyed a wonderful scenery and delicious dishes and wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    AvidTraveler6
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were seated at a beautiful table looking out at the beach and Diamondhead in the distance. Attentive waitstaff, perfect food… Couldn't have asked for a nicer experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good restaurant
    suke
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    if you prefer the romantic and good atmosphere restaurant. it is suitable restaurant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phenomenal experience
    LovetoExploreFoor
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my first time at Orchids, I'm very very impressed. The best buffet in town, worth the price. Would go back in a heart beat and will definitely recommend to family and friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The view was good not great. Food was overpriced and ribeye was mediocre. Lobster was ok, nothing special and scallops were sparse but good. Wanted more than just 4 for 60$. It was our wedding celebration for us and our 18 yo daughter. One drunk apiece and the tab was 300$.
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  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Halekulani is in a class by itself. Top notch. Fish is prepared the way it should be.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classical 5 STAR as advertised
    greg
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Wow! What an experience we had at Halekulani's Orchid Dining area. Customer Service at its best! We were welcomed by name along with a "Happy Birthday" by the Hostess and Maitre'd. At that very moment, we immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. As requested, We appreciated a or seating request, overlooking the ocean. We were then treated to another first class experience by our Waiter and two Assistants, who made sure our coffee and water were always filled. Our dinners ordered were tasteful and well presented. We also appreciated your presentation of a "Happy Birthday" desert. Everyone involved with our experience was so polite, courteous and professional. We had a great time from beginning to end. Thank You so much and Aloha!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • buddy101
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Overall I thought that the experience was rewarding and for my friends it was a new experience for them overall. Everything was very enjoyable. 😃 I would totally recommend to take something there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Orchids Dining
    akohamick
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    What a great restaurant. Wonderful food prepared expertly. What a beautiful sunset view of the ocean. I had the "all Orchids dinner". Orchids salad, Onondaga fish, and coconut cake. Wow! We've been coming to Hawaii once a year for the last 25 years and we always make sure that we dine at Orchids at least once per trip. You will not be disappointed. The staff has perfect timing and will attend to your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Always Top-Nitch
    2cre8
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As usual, Orchids at the Halekulani never disappoints! The view of Waikiki and Diamond Head is breathtaking, and the food and service is outstanding! I would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breathtaking views
    RBS1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We dined at Orchids for Sunday Brunch and it was really good! The breakfast portion wasn't as sprawling as some other mainland brunches I've been to but the lunch portion included lots of wonderful treats your not going to see elsewhere. Kimchi, green papaya salad, ahi tuna poke, lomi lomi salmon, lots of sushi, etc. Dessert was wow! And the service was amazing! The price was expensive at $57 per person but not prohibitive. And there is no other view you'd rather have surrounding you for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not bad..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I thought the food was good, but not $60 per person good. The service on the other hand was outstanding and the view was great.
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