Excellent romantic dinner
From the moment we arrived we were treated perfectly. While our table was not ready on time, we were escorted to the bar where we enjoyed a drink. Once seated our waiter suggested some of his recommendations and they were spot on. The mixed grill platter was outstanding, with the standouts being yellow tail and lobster. All cooked to percection with great flavour. Our second dish was a scampi pasta - not as good as the grill but still very good with strong hints of garlic and perfectly cooked shrimp.
Desert was exceptional also, with the coconut pie the standout.
Service was top notch, and it was worth every dollar. We will return next time we are in Waikiki
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is in a fairly random location a little ways from the main touristy restaurants. We were a liitle weary of it being a dive even when we walked up but once we got seated, we loved it. It is absolutely adorable and romantic. It overlooks the beach where locals gather to hang out in the evening. Portions are huge. They had some vegetarian options on the menu but the server told me the chef can make whatever I like. Food was good and very fresh aside from the lava cake which was terrible (strange cherry liquor flavor) and likely microwaved I assume since it came out 2 minutes after ordering. We would absolutely recommend this place for a romantic low key dinner.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Waikki!
We were so sad we found this restaurant the second to last night of our honeymoon. We made up for it by dining here our last two nights! The entire staff went above and beyond to provide us two unforgettable nights. The service was quick and attentive, and the food was superb. Pricing was in line with most fine dining in major cities. Portion size was spot on and presentation was beautiful. This is all topped off by a serene view of the ocean from beach level in an all outdoor setting, and is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. The ocean breeze coupled with the centuries old trees provide a true dining al fresco experience. We encourage anyone in the Waikki area to partake in Hau Tree Lanai's cuisine.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breakfast with friends
Enjoyed our time there with special people. The friendly service and good food just made our weekend stay there a most enjoyable one. We always look forward to having our breakfasts there!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Hau Tree Lanai
Eggs benedict, as good as eggs benedict gets! Service was excellent pacing was perfect, and the beach was a beautiful backdrop. A perfect dining experience on Sunday morning, to start the day. Already made reservations for dinner!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although I may not be considered a "regular", like many locals, I do dine at the Hau Tree Lanai 2-4 times a year for all the reasons recommended above. However, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, I felt a little slighted by your Maitre D'. I made a 12 noon reservation, stood in front of the MD's station for a minute, when he was ready he looked up and beyond me to other guests (who looked like mainland tourists) asking who was next. I spoke up of course providing my name etc.
This could have been a simple, honest oversight or a case of poor eyesight. But, it bothered me.
Other than that, the service and food were outstanding!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant dining experience at sunset. Wine, appetizers, entrees, and dessert were excellent. The restaurant clientele were very attentative to our needs.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view, incredible food!
Hau Tree Lanai is now one of my all-time favorite restaurants. The service was incredible, the food was amazing, and the view spectacular. It's all the ingredients for a perfect night!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good place and food
We had breakfast there. Eggbenedict and pancakes were very good. The service was also good. Would like to go there again.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrates husbands birthday. Very nice setting. Food was great. It is about a 20 min walk from zoo. Service was wonderful. Just wish we didn't have jet lag! Highly recommend. It is outdoor dining under huge old trees. Very unique.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Were there for dinner @sunset time. All perfekt! Food delicious, service outstanding!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The selection of fresh fish and the preparation choices along with suggestions of which was the best for each was an added
treasure of this restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and service was great. The outdoor dining with the ocean view was an added pleasure.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think that I will never see...
...better food under a tree! Had the steamed Opakapaka and still dreaming about it.The setting is under this incredible Hau tree rigbt on the ocean in the lovely Kahala area. Do not take you small kids and spoil a romantic evening.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice service. Great atmosphere
We were treated great from the moment we arrived. Service was laid back and friendly and not stuffy. Hawaiian cocktails were bland but the meal was enjoyable. Relaxed service and lots of hospitality. I like that two sides came with our fish entrees. Would recommend to others
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Wedding Day Dinner
We were provided with a list of local venues by our wedding planner. As soon as I looked at the Hau Tree Lanai I knew it could be special and that really turned out to be the case. We chose not to have a sunset dinner and took a later booking which proved to be ideal for my wife and I, the outdoor dining was perfect sitting under a tree with the sound of the sea in the background. The staff were excellent throughout our special evening, attentive but not overly. The food was wonderful, if a little bit on the large portion size, with a great selection for each course. The wine list was extensive, but if we had one slight criticism to make it was that there was not a Rose wine on the list. Overall, Fantastic and highly recommended.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Pleasing /Memorable Experience
Great Food...large portions...had the scollops and lobster medly entrees and had to get a take out container.
Ambiance and setting was very comfortable...beautiful sunset and nice and unique Hau Tree centerpiece.
Highly recommended for a nice Romantic or Special occassion dinner/lunch.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a meal and sunset...
The meal here was delicious and the atmosphere unforgettable. If you are looking for a place to view the sunset while dining outdoors, this is THE place to go.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hau Tree Lanai has been a
Hau Tree Lanai has been a favorite of ours for years, beautiful sunsets, right on the beach, excellent service and food
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on the Beach
The Hau Tree Lanai is a favorite and did not disappoint. Party of 4 and we all tried fish dishes and all got rave reviews. Beautiful beach and sunset views. Service was quick, efficient but not overzealous. A great evening.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were looking for a romantic dinner on the beach and found Hau Tree Lanai on the internet. We decided to give it a try, and boy are we glad we did. The views were incredible, especially since we made our reservation in time to catch the sunset. The waiter was helpful and attentive, and another waiter even offered to take our picture on the sand during dinner when the sunset was just perfect. The food was amazing as well. My husband got the seafood mixed platter and I got the mixed veggies, and we were both very satisfied. We topped it off with the chocolate lava cake dessert and enjoyed every bite. We highly recommend it!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a very nice restaurant!
Just a very nice restaurant! Like the service, food and view.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here on the last night of our mini-moon in Hawaii - I mentioned the occasion and the staff made sure we had an amazing table. The seafood dishes were amazing - fresh and complemented with lovely flavors. The staff were brilliant and everyone made sure that we had everything we needed right throughout the whole evening. I would definitely recommend Hau Tree Lanai restaurant to friends and we will be visiting again when next in Hawaii.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall everything was pretty good! Very nice atmosphere and view...food was good but dessert was just OK...would come back again...
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We could not have picked a more beautiful, romantic place to celebrate our anniversary. Love the pink tablecloths and white chairs too, under the tree at the ocean was so wonderful:)
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Waikiki dining
This is the kind of restaurant that makes Waikiki dining famous. The food is great, the beach is right there with a perfect view of the sunset. The service is friendly and excellent. Eating there once will make it a favorite for anyone, local or tourist.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good breakfast, great views, great setting, prices the same as everywhere in Honolulu really for breakfast. Would return for breakfast.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite place
It is the best place to have egg benedict breakfast. Food and drinks are great and the service is also good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's always a pleasure
to beakfast at Hau Tree Lanai.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service
One of the best restaurants I have been to on Oahu. From start to finish, this was one of the most pleasant experiences for a visit to a restaurant. The lamb chop and the ribeye were absolutely delicious, tender and flavorful. The cocktails are delicious, but if you like mai tais be prepared for a strong drink. They tell you it is strong so if you like it a little more sweeter just ask for some pineapple juice to dilute it. The overall experience tho is amazing. The view is incredible, its quiet, the food almost puts you into a coma, and the desert and coffee is delicious. The valet service to the hotel is cheap and convenient as well. Highly recommend a special occasion visit to this fine restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paradise at its best
My favorite restaurant in Oahu. Can't bet the on the beach location and the food is always excellent as is the service.
While I mostly dinner her in the evening if you get a chance for brunch/lunch try the Loco Moco. A simple Island favorite turned into an art form. Corned Beef Hash, Ground Beef & Pork Sausage on a bed of Tamaki Gold Rice topped Mushroom Gravy and a farm fresh egg. Heaven!
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always excellent! The view,
Always excellent! The view, the ambience, the service and the food are terrific. Can't beat the beach front dining! Highly reccomend this restaurant to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience in Waikiki!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our time at Hau Tree Lanai. Environment is unbeatable with Waikiki Beach right in front of us, romantic evening. Entrees and desserts were great, tasty and abundant. Server, although friendly, seemed preoccupied with other tasks, was not totally attentive to our tables' needs - it was hard to get his attention when we needed things, like taking an empty plate or coming to pick up our check for payment. He also could have been more polite. When someone at our table asked to bring an extra plate, he muttered with a tone, "It's coming," almost like "you don't have to ask, sir." He should have just said, "Yes, sir." But we would return because such a nice spot to eat. Recommend to all.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Honolulu
We enjoyed the quiet, beauty and great service, not to mention the wonderful food. The great view of the sunset was what brought us to this restaurant by a recommendation from a traveler who comes here regular. What a wonderful surprise to find much, much more!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our anniversary and we dined here for dinner. We requested a table in a good location (via the online reservation system) because we were celebrating our anniversary. We were immediately seated right up against the sandy beach at a private table that was made more private by the hau tree's branches. We were in our own little section. It was very romantic! There were torches lit all around us. At the end of our amazing dinner, the restaurant surprised us with a celebratory piece of pie for our special occasion. It was very sweet. Food was awesome, service was wonderful, and we had a sweet surprise to top it all off. Mahalo to the Hau Tree Lanai for making our anniversary a memorable one. :)
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best resturant in honolulu
Stayed here for two weeks. We dined here 6 times. Breakfast every day and a few lunches. One word: Concistency! Always great food. Always a superb and friendly staff. We tried a cople of other "great" places twice. And was let diwn at least once. Food varied, service varied so Hau Tree Lanai is the one. Had our wedding dinner here and it was perfect. Forget tripadvisor and yelp that raves about other resturants in Waikiki, this one delivers.... Every time...
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ocean front dining!
Schedule your reservation for a half hour before sunset and you will have the most breathtaking view! Food was delicious if expensive, but overall a very nice ambiance and great service. Totally recommended.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little known gem...
I booked the Hau Tree Lanai upon a recommendation from a friends, friend and it did not disappoint. A little gem no more than a 12 minute walk from the breakwall in Waikiki, we ventured up there to celebrate my birthday and have breakfast on sands of Sans Souci beach. We were seated at a table at the edge of the restaurant, next to the sand, under the lovely tau tree. Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, the pink tablecloths and white chairs added to the lovely outdoor dining atmosphere. The service was friendly and accommodating. The portions are generous and very tasty. Thanks for a lovely morning. Will definitely recommend to other friends and family visiting the area.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was good to have a reservation
It was still crowded even on the day because it is store popular,But on the table before the beach, you are wonderful meal in time as planned and I had a reservation at the open table.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic sunset dinning
We went to the Hau Tree Lanai for our wedding dinner. Our waiter was very attentive and made some great suggestions for our dinner. He went out of his way to take pictures for us, he offered we did not have to ask. The sunset was beautiful and the food was excellent! Highly recommend for a special occasion.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal of his trip
My stockbroker from the mainland (along with his wife) asked me to make a reservation at whatever restaurant I wanted. At the end of the evening, he said that this was the best meal of his trip.
Previously, I have brought a small group here and we dined in the upper dining room. The restaurant is terrific (food, atmosphere, service, etc.). The food service is not rushed....and at the end of the night, they don't rush you out.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and i had breakfast at the Hau Tree Lanai and it was simply outstanding. We were seated at the rail overlooking the beach and ocean. The service was excellent as was the meal. My wife had the macadamia crusted french toast which was accompanied by three choices of syrup-maple, passion fruit and coconut. Best breakfast she ever had. I had the eggs benedict which also were the best prepared I've ever had. Quite a romantic setting and a great way to kick off our vacation. We'll definitely visit again.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
a shame the awning wasn't
a shame the awning wasn't working as we were rained out and had to rush for shelter
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We can't say enough good things about dining at the Hau Tree Restaurant. It was the perfect spot for the four of us - all women in our late 60's getting together to reminisce about our childhood friendships that have lasted all these years. The food was excellent (brunch) and the service also excellent. We also loved being able to sit by the water's edge.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful setting, delicious food
Sitting outside under the Hau trees overlooking the beach and the setting sun....fantastic crab cakes and the selection of fresh fish is exceptional. Pricy, but the location is hard to beat and the food very good. We would definitely go back.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would love to have a super
I would love to have a super kaimana benedict again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I hadn't been to Honolulu in five years and chose it at our first restaurant during our one week stay. This was a first time for our traveling companions.
Our service was beyond perfect as was the gorgeous setting under the old Hau Tree. AMAZING
FRESH fish STEAMED WITH GINGER!!
We all loved it so it does remain in the Honolulu top 5 after all these years.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our 3rd year attending their yearly Thanksgiving brunch and every time we went we have enjoyed the food and service immensely. Looking forward to attending next year!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
oh !! many japanese customer .
we have a good time .
thank you .
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM