Plumeria Beach House
Plumeria Beach House

Plumeria Beach House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kahalaresort.com/honolulu_restaurants/plumeria_beach_house/
  • Phone: 8087398760x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Last seating for lunch on Sunday and Wednesday is 2:00pm;

    ***Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Closed for dinner on Sunday night and Wednesday night***

    Bounty of the Seven Seas Seafood Dinner Buffet Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm - 10:00pm (There is a limited menu on Friday & Saturday nights because our feature is the Bounty Buffet)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
  • Special Events: Please note that due to limited seating availability we require a minimum 48 hours cancellation notice for holiday and special event reservations. We may require a valid credit card number in order to confirm your holiday or special event reservation with us.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kahala Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet service is available as well as the hotel parking structure.
A word from Plumeria Beach House
On the edge of the white sands of Kahala, the oceanside Plumeria Beach House is our open-air, all day dining restaurant.

Plumeria Beach House restaurant is closed on Sunday night and Wednesday night for dinner service. It is also closed between 2:30pm - 5:30pm daily. The last seating for lunch service daily will be at 2:00pm.



Hours of Operation Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am -12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

***Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Closed for dinner on Sunday night and Wednesday night***



Bounty of the Seven Seas Seafood Dinner Buffet Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm - 10:00pm (There is a limited menu on Friday & Saturday nights because our feature is the Bounty Buffet)
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Plumeria Beach House reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (90)great for outdoor dining (79)great for brunch (58)special occasion (58)great for lunch (56)romantic (40)good for groups (40)kid-friendly (29)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (19)hot spot (6)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Love the Kahala
    gungalicious
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My friend and I had the pipikaula reuben. It was so tasty. I loved the seasoned fries!! The ocean view and the food made us very happy! The Kahala was so gracious in finding us a caterer manager for an upcoming wedding to talk to us at our table on a Saturday as we were eating lunch. It was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honolulu at it's best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Plumeria room at the Kahala Hotel is a treasure! Excellent service, wonderful food and a beachside setting that is truly one of the most beautiful spots on earth. You can't go wrong. Whether brunch, lunch or dinner you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kahala Seafood Buffet Rocks!
    Kahala808
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Kahala Hotel is at once romantic and kid friendly, a hotel restaurant with good food, a seafood buffet that has quality as well as quantity and variety. The unexpected seafood buffet one Sunday night had clams, scallops, mussels AND lobster in the pasta dish! The sushi, sashimi, and poke were fresh and plentiful. There was even a refreshing gazpacho. And desserts were excellent as well. I could go on, but I don't want too many people to come and spoil the fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view!
    SDlocal
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We tried to get in for their brunch but there was no availability so we went there for lunch instead. The hostess sat us immediately and we had an amazing table with unibstructed views of the ocean. We waited almost 5 minutes for the waiter to come over and take our drink order and it wasn't even very busy. It looked like there was only a couple of wait staff working. We ordered fish tacos, the Kahala burger and the chicken salad. Everyone in our party was very pleased with their selections. The portion sizes were perfect although the burger was much larger. The fish tacos were very tasty! I tried the mango mojito and it was very good! Had the service been better I would have given it 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Gathering Spot for Friends
    hiddentreasure
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Thank you for a leisurely luncheon and afternoon of chatting among 5 special friends. We did not feel rushed! Our selections were all excellent! Loved the Chop Salad! Service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    pleasures49
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Waited extremely long for our order and an order was forgotten and had to wait longer. A persistent fly annoyed us throughout the entire lunch. A salad was not brought because the person who ordered the salad had soup and they were waiting till that person finished the soup. Everyone was eating except the person whose order was forgotten.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The menu prices are higher than $$. This is a $$$ restaurant. Quite good, but it should be for the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is amazing
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is amazing restaurant on the pacific shore line very peaceful and tranquil the food is to die for
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Nuuanu
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had not been here in a few years and were delighted to find that the service and food remain excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place but..........
    JosieZCaldwell
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I really enjoyed the view and the table however when the parents who were sitting behind us allowed their children to star running around ruined the enjoyment. It actually was annoying. I have two boys and would never allow this behavior. Maybe you should have a section for families.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always lovely...
    CandiedshellVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    As always I had a lovely lunch. The view is spectacular and the food is good. Eric, once again to care of me... his service as well as the attention I received by the seating host was stellar. Thanks again for an enjoyable and relaxing lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the breakfast buffet
    SaltOntheRim
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Very good quality. Fresh ingredients and baked goods. Omelet station with perfectly cooked eggs made to order. Potato of the day, every time is delicious. Fruits, granolas, cereals, healthy options. Cold cuts, veggies, etc... They have a lovely spread. The coffee is very good too and you have your choice of juice. My husband and I stayed at the Kahala Hotel last year and we ate breakfast there everyday. This year, we stayed on the other side of the island, but we stopped in just to have breakfast at the Plumeria Beach House. We have also eaten lunch and had frozen drinks here, also very very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I was really disappointed to be greeted by rude counter lady. When I made the reservation I specifically requested an outside seating. They informed me that this will be accepted as a REQUEST which I fully understood. When I told them that we would like to be seated outside, she very impatiently loudly said NO. We were 9 but with one1year old in a buggy, one 3 year old and two five years old with 4 adults. As I looked out side, their was a table connected for 6 people accommodating 8 people and they left 10 mins after we arrived. Just because we are Asian does not mean that you can yell and say so FIRMLY NO. The 1 year old baby did not require a seat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for lunch
    anuenue
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I went to there with my friends. They were the first time to come.We were happy. We had a good lunch time. It's a sunny day and nice view. I want to go to there again sooner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Buffet, Friday
    KLFood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was a relaxing dinner buffet with my family and friends. We enjoyed the outdoor dining with the ocean view. The seafood buffet was high quality, especially the oysters and sashimi. Great varieties of deserts in mini bite sizes. I wish that there were more selections on fresh fruits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The curry buffet needs work
    BowPuppy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Normally, this is one of my very favorite restaurants--the food, the wait service, the location...all amazing. I had wanted to try the curry buffet for a really long time, and finally had the opportunity to do so on the day of the curry buffet. The salads and desserts were fantastic--a large assortment, all good. But I was really disappointed when it came to the main entrees. For the price paid, I was looking for a wide variety of curries. Instead, there were only three. The three that were there were delicious, but as noted, I was hoping for more selection/variety, not just three curries and three rices. Something was definitely missing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantasitic!!
    Tatsuhiko
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was fabulous time at Plumeria beach house. I'll come back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Natori
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Items on buffet were fresh and of excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood Buffet
    HGWTVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went on a Saturday night for the buffet and we were very pleased with the food quality and selection. The service was excellent and the Oceanside view fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite!
    BowPuppy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have lived on the islands for 20 years, and this restaurant remains one of my favorites. The service is excellent, the food is superbly prepared, and for island restaurants of this caliber, it's cheap. The ambiance cannot be beat. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hama
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great seafood buffet. Everything was fresh and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plumeria Beach House
    RabbitVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    15 of our Hilo High School classmates had nothing but priase about Plumeria Beach House. We enjoyed the scenic view, food, relaxed atmosphere and service. So many commented on how they enjoyed their meal. I loved the Pipikaula Reuben with cheese and avocado. Many have not been to the Plumeria Beach House or if they had, it was quite awhile ago, so this was a special occasion for many and some made a special effort to attend this luncheon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful seafood
    Kekepana
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I went on a Saturday night, when the focus of the restaurant is entirely on a wonderful seafood buffet. There is only a limited ala carte menu when they do the buffet, so I can't comment on that. We had a table that just outside with an ocean view, but under an awning - an asset when it began to rain. The buffet was super. I especially enjoyed the freshly made seafood pasta.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our second week in a row to experience the seafood buffet ... but, definitely not our last!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We took our co-worker for the curry lunch buffet because he is leaving our company. The restaurant was great for talking and eating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    CandiedshellVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The service was really the star here.... the food was lovely too and of course the view amazing... But the kindness I received is what will make me a Wednesday morning regular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Perfection!
    LisaMD
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Wonderful Breakfast Buffet choices. We enjoyed coming here every morning during our stay at the Kahala.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exemplary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This restaurant was exemplary in every way! Wonderful food, great service and of course, the view was stunning!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased!!!
    HappyDiners808
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was to be an early Father's Day dinner as my husband had to work on Sunday. I read a few Yelp reviews and some had one and two stars, so I was slightly skeptical. Driving to the restaurant a torrential downpour occurred and as I wanted this to be a special, outdoor, beautiful view evening-I grew more skeptical. We got to Plumeria Beach House and it was bustling! We had to wait a few moments as they had to move diners in from the lawn due to the rain. No problem. We were seated at a beautiful ocean view table.The buffet was a Hawaii themed buffet and every single dish was delicious. I wished they had Kiawe Sirloin instead of Prime Rib (not my fave) but the Service made up for that.The restaurant was busy, yet our dining felt intimate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Been to the Plumeria Room for lunch, as well as experienced the p.m. tea service, on a number of occasions, but this was the first time experiencing the weekend fish buffet. Absolutely outstanding! Food very fresh, creative, abundant, lots of selections ... epicurean delight. Service absolutely impeccable even tho it was buffet style ... Christopher stopped by and briefly chatted at our table and made us feel very welcome ... everyone very friendly and service-oriented. Will definitely be back, and tell our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best In Ambience & Scenery
    LousyOnTheWait
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A splendid retreat for brunch and lunch. A good buffet with a nice selection. Staff is friendly and always courteous from hostess to wait staff. Their standard lunch menu can be modified a bit to reflect a little more imagination to its menu selection; however, food overall is good. Beverages are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3cow
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Port of call theme was Hawaii. Therefore, I would have expected more Hawaiian style entrees. Baked fish entree was very good. Others were not as tasty. Poi was very watered down for a local dish. Sashimi, poke, sushi and salads always very good. Service was less than expected --- should not have to ask to for water replenishment nor to ask for coffee at dessert. It seems the wait staff might not have been attentive this evening. Also, shouldn't the staff know that the restrooms just outside of Hoku's were closed and therefore not direct guests to those restrooms? Why didn't they know about the Father's Day buffet? We do enjoy the seafood buffet. Hopefully, the next time will be a better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely time!
    spydrmnky
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We went to the Plumeria while we were staying at the Kahala, and really enjoyed the breakfast buffet! They offer a wide range of selections, Japanese pickles and rice, an omlette bar, belgian waffles, tropical fruit…The coffee is fantastic, and it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good if you had never been there
    elsidsterVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Location can't be beat, broad ocean views, few tourists. Good selection has good variety, quality of ingredients is so much lower than before with higher prices. There used to be fresh squeezed juices, now from concentrate. Coffee used to be fresh Kona, now some average tasting blend. While quality of almost all ingredients has decreased to lower cost to the property, the food isn't horrible, it's just pretty good, the amazing view makes it hard not to come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a beach view
    PeterfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great restaurant in a hotel that allows up to 4 free hours with parking validation. You can have a outside or inside table. Food is high quality and lunch menu is well varied for light or heavy meal. They are known for Chinese chicken salad & hot Ceasara salad. Service was excellent. Be sure to dolphins & sea turtles on the grounds.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    silverlining
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food was excellent and the service unbeatable. It was so relaxing we stayed for nearly two hours. No one rushed us. Everyone was kind and went out of their way to be courteous and helpful. It was a wonderful experience! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Resort Brunch
    PuckPal
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great room, and great food, went for brunch ( again ) you can always expect near perfection and atmosphere here, staff is tops, from the valet to the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was not what we expected
    AboutTownVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    One of the things you expect from the Kahala is good service. On this particular visit, we got the complete opposite. The host and hostess did not make us feel welcome when we showed up for our reservation. They smiled and kept on working behind the desk. Finally after waiting a while, we were asked, "Can I help you?". It's odd to think a simple "Welcome, we'll be right with you." would have completely changed the mood. But again, after giving our name, we continued to wait while many empty tables were available. No "Thank you for waiting" or "Thanks for your patience". Just a cool "Right this way". The food took 45 minutes. We are talking salads. Finally after asking where our food was, it came out with apologizes. Think Twice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Curry Wednesday's
    Pestana
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Took 3 guests from California. We've been talking about the Wednesday Curry for years. The only thing missing was Jim Nabors who has been there EVERY Wednesday I've ever visited!! I have more guests visiting from Nevada in two weeks and that's where I'll be taking them on a Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Aloha Spirit is alive here
    Mizu
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Local ingredients! The menu although not extensive contained so many local items, showing the uniqueness of the cuisine and the fact that they all tasted so good was another definite PLUS. But more than the food, it was the restaurant staff that made the evening great. They all had smiles on their faces & did not rush around in a blind daze. Our waiter Brandon was friendly & helpful with our selections, not to mention efficient. There was no long wait for anything. it is really nice to be treated warmly because some tourist oriented establishments do not treat the locals very well, take it from me, I know. It is encouraging for me to see that the Aloha Spirit exists here for everyone. Mahalo
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate