We celebrated my daughter's 25th Birthday and throughly enjoyed the food, service and AMBIANCE ... The Seafood was very fresh ... Definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding restaurant and
Outstanding restaurant and location - very professional staff and service
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hawaii at its best!
Fantastic setting! It was a first class dining experience.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch by the Sea
Plumeria is our favorite since moving to Hawaii. The freshness of all food, the presentation and the casual atmosphere with a touch of elegance all add to the great feeling of being there. It combines old Hawaii charm with a fantastic location and views. You can get a reservation to avoid waiting... The parking is a breeze as they Valet for you, inclusive with the meal with a validation. After brunch, a short walk shows off the beauty of the setting, the Dolphin Quest ponds, and wildlife, and the best kept secret of dining at the Kahala..... We enjoy the brunch more than the formal dining as it is more outside/open. It will not disappoint!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the curry buffet
We went for the curry buffet which was excellent. There is a choice of 3 curries,representing Japan, India and Thailand accompanied by condiments. There is also soup,a salad bar and dessert buffet. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and service pleasant and unhurried. The curries are mild but flavorful. The setting is lovely, on the beach and open to the surrounding grounds.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant several times before and is one of our favorite places. The food is always great and is very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is also out of this world and is so beatiful just before and after the sunset.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place is out of this world
The place is out of this world good. The view alone is to die for 40 feet from the water
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had breakfast/brunch here and the ambiance was unbelievable. It was a gorgeous day and the view of the ocean was very nice. Food was good - the normal for breakfast/brunch buffets.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated Father's Day
We celebrated Father's Day with the brunch offered at the Plumeria Cafe. It's a offers a full service buffet of breakfast items. They have a made to order:omletet and belgian waffle station. Children under the age of 6 yrs old eat free when accompanied by an paying adult ordering the buffet. The service is outstanding, the servers were very warm and friendly. The atmoshere is very relaxing and inviting. I would highly recommend going to the Plumeria cafe.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best buffets that I have ever been too. All of the food was flavorful, and well presented. Cold food was cold, and hot hot. All items were replenished so that none were ever empty. The ocean view was fantastic. Tables were not too close to each other. A buffet that I will definitely return to.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever our group of girlfriends want to do something special, that always includes going out to eat somewhere, Plumeria fits the bill. The past visit was the first for many in the group so I know that they will be sharing this spot with respective friends and family.
It's luxury at an affordable price and the ambiance is unbeatable!!!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite place for Sunday brunch!
Plumeria Beach House has remained our favorite place for Sunday brunch for decades. We come nearly every Sunday when we are back in the island for vacation. Beautiful and relaxing.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you to dear friends
Met all our expectations and has consistently over the years.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took a friend of mine for lunch because she is 8 months pregnant and limited to what she should be doing. It seemed like a quiet place to enjoy conversation. We had two salads and did pupu style. Very pleasant afternoon together.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, service, and view
The menu was varied with many excellent selections. I had the salad with Papaya seed dressing followed by the Lamb Cassoulet both of which were outstanding. The lamb shank was so tender it fell off the bone; I did not once use my knife. It was presented nestled on a bed of the beans which were also quite good. My spouse had the Wonton Soup and the Spicy Garlic Prawns. Our waiter suggested going with a small bowl of Wonton and his advice was right on the money. The ingredients of the Wonton soup were varied and many; it could be mostly eaten with a fork. My spouse told me the Spicy Garlic Prawns were excellent too and I could see that the presentation was perfect. The ocean view was lovely and added to the ambiance.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bounty of the 7 Seas? Perfection...
From the butter used for the bread to the flavor of the saffron seafood bouillabaisse, this classy joint delivers! Dined semi-alfresco for their seafood buffet available on Friday and Saturday nights. Originally, I was hesitant as $55 a person is not something easily afforded but I figured what the heck, it's a special occasion! We were not disappointed and it was worth every penny. Delicious food that seemed fresh at all times which is difficult at a buffet. I saw the staff constantly changing out chafers in place of new food.
While I know it was a seafood buffet, I just want to make mention of the perfectly cooked roast of beef!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
Awesome view of the ocean. Great service from all the waiters! Food was excellent! I was not able to taste the desserts because I was way too stuffed. They did looked good.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dinner was a pleasant experience and the food was quite good. I wouldn't say the food was amazing (considering the price) but I don't think I have very refined taste..
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Kahala hotel is beautiful.
The Kahala hotel is beautiful. We sat on the patio which looks out over the ocean. It was extremely peaceful and romantic. The food was excellent and our service was great. After dinner we took a walk around the property and watched the dolphins swim around in the dolphin sancturary at the hotel. We walked on the beach and sat and watch the waves for a while. I would definitely recommend this to couples looking for a romantic evening.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
TOTALLY WORTH IT!!
After our last "buffet" establishment incident we were very hesitant. To our suprise the food and service was 100% better and we can't wait to visit again. The food was very fresh, the line inviting, the seating was roomy and the deserts were to die for!! Just two things that were just a tad disappointing. We requested for inside dining (due to it was a very humid night) and waiting for our check. Other then that it was a very nice experience and we will return!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance for breakfast or lunch - the view of the ocean is outstanding.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome food and service.
awesome food and service. kahala pancakes on the breakfast buffet is awesome!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plumeria Beach House excellent
Plumeria Beach House offers excellent cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting that is affordable. We celebrated my mothers 70th birthday and received great, personable service from the time of making and confirming the reservations to the end of our dinner complete with group photos that our waiters were kind enough to assist with. The menu was also accommodating to vegetarians and vegans which were amongst are party. Thank you to Open Table as well for the ease in securing a reservation for 7 people. I will definitely dine here again.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Living in Paradise
Whether on vacation or simply at home with friends and family, going to dinner to celebrate a special occasion is an event that is forever memorable. The refreshing Hawaiian air, sky and views of the picturesque scenery where ever you turn create a sense of relaxation and joy! The choices of food and presentation add that touch of perfection; especially the desserts, entrees supported by the carving station's personalized service glazed with Aloha and the "whatever you wish" for your palate.
Thank you for a wonderful evening~ Mahalo nui.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was prepared excellently. Everything was flavorful. The fresh fish was fresh, the cooked items were "not" overcooked, something rare at a buffet. I also Loved the desserts !!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Makana's first in a series of end of his month shows at the Plumeria. Only the pupu menu was available, which was fine by us. Pupus were fine, the waitstaff was a little overwhelmed, but they soldiered on and did a good job. Nice venue for the show. Not great acoustics, but it was special nonetheless.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had our wedding dinner/reception at Plumeria 4 years ago. The food and service are always fabulous!
We try to eat here every trip to Oahu.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable birthday meal
This was our first time at the Plumeria Beach House. It had been recommended by a coworker for a special occasion, my wife's birthday. The restaurant is very pretty with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. The food was very good. My wife and son had the catch of the day which they reported as being delicious with a great understated sauce. I had the Kurobuta pork which was delicately smoked and served over a delicious taro and sweet potato mash. We also had the ahi sashimi as an appetizer, which was so fresh and tender.
My only complaint is that the regular dinner menu is a bit limited in terms of number of entrees but if everything is as good as our dishes they have nothing to worry about.
Service was also very good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beachfront freshest seafood
We went for the bounty of the seven seas buffet which was Louisiana as the port of call that evening. They change the type of cuisine each evening. The crab, ahi, shrimp, salmon, and poke were all extremely fresh and delicious. The carving station had prime rib which melted in my mouth as it was so tender. Our waiter, Keith was excellent and unobtrusive. We had a table near the ocean which was very romantic. We will definitely return.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for the curry buffet
We went for the curry buffet which was enjoyed by all. We were particularly impressed by the selection of accompaniments to the main curry offerings, such as takuan and tsukemono with the Japanese curry, the roti and chutneys with the Indian curry and the different rices appropriate to each. The curries were delicious but not very spicy. There was also a lovely selection of salads at the salad bar and pastries at the dessert buffet. The beach side setting is beautiful and relaxing and the service was attentive but unobtrusive.We enjoyed strolling past the dolphin lagoons and viewing the sea turtles, fish and dolphins after our lovely lunch.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved this place for breakfast,
I loved this place for breakfast, the view was astounding. It was very relaxing and romantic.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Specail Treat
Love having a meal at The Plumeria Beach House, especially breakfast!. Located at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, The Plumeria Beach House offers a wonderful array of hot & cold items, an omlet station and great views of the water and Portlock in Hawaii Kai. Unlike dining in Waikiki, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers easy accessibilty to parking. The Staff is great. Took my nephew and his wife for breakfast and they were amazed! We ate outside and they loved the view of the water. Definitely a special treat whether dining or taking in the views and always impressive!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the bacon salad! It's terrific. Beautiful ocean setting. Friendly service.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about the Plumeria Beach House is worth drooling over. One of our most favorite treats is to sneak out for a fabulous breakfast and enjoy all the the Kahala has to offer in food, service, and view.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made my night!
My coworkers and I were looking for someplace nice to have a birthday dinner. Being that we work close by, we decided to try the Plumeria Beach house. I had been there once before and loved it, but it was everyone else's first time. Because I have been there before I showed them how it works, where the buffet food was, etc. Needless to say, they loved it! The food was great, we went on a night when it wasn't too busy so our requests of having outdoor seating was quickly accomodated to. It was very quiet and serene, and the service was outstanding. ( I know it's a buffet, but the waitors and even the people who come to check up on you are so polite and patient! ) It's the perfect place for a special occasion and I know we will be back again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding seafood buffet
Superb selection of fresh and elegantly presented seafood. Attentive service. Great oceanfront setting. There were a surprisingly lot of children running about, probably because of a large wedding party. The grass lawn accommodated the children well enough to mitigate disruption. I suspect this is atypical.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as Usual...
Bringing mainland visitors to Sunday brunch is always a highlight...The views and ambiance combine with the excellent food and staff for a memory of Hawaii.... Great job, we will be back!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love going to The Plumeria Beach House. Breakfast is always GREAT there! The view is always pretty, looking at the water. On this visit, we went for an evening performance by a local artist, Makana. We got there early and watched the horizon turn colors. We ordered off of their special evening menu. The food was simple, delicious and reasonable. We spent the night at the resort. Made our evening more relaxing. We had a GREAT time at this GREAT place. Will definitely make more evening visits to The Plumeria Beach House!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plumeria - my go-to brunch place
Breakfast/brunch is my favorite meal. I've been to several hotel brunch buffets and have to recommend Plumeria Beach House's brunch buffet as perhaps the best. It doesn't have the most extensive food selection but I think there is a wide variety of offerings(omelet station, Kahalasadas, miso soup, eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, cheese, yogurt, salad, fruits, breads, bagels and pastries) that would more than satisfy most folks. The outdoors dining overlooking the ocean is wonderful and so relaxing. The servers are courteous and professional without being overbearing. And for the price, I think it is the best value for a hotel brunch on Oahu. All these things make it my go-to brunch place. :)
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Little Buffet
This is my fourth time at the buffet and this was my best experience yet. I'm not sure if the service was better because we brought along our parents this time but it was. The curry was good as usual and although the desserts improved a little it was still only okay. They always seem to have a couple of desserts that are either tasteless or is just plain gross. But it does come with a beverage and for $30, it's a good deal.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kaamaina rate is appreciated.
desserts could be improved. Ice Cream would be perfect for everyone!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is always good, the food is great and the view spectacular. Had the hoisin chicken salad and it was really good! Great palace to take folks from out of town.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
the big spread
Went for the Friday night buffet and had a great time with the misses. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The buffet theme was Spain and there was a number choices. Overall good food, but could have had more Spanish choices. There were a few interspersed with more common buffet items. Did appreciate the extra mile a chef went to provide the misses with the information on the garlic cheese spread; he brought the package for her to take.
Overall we had a great time and would recommend this to anyone.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Sunday Brunch Experience!
Pleasantly surprised at immediate availability for our spontaneously scheduled brunch to celebrate my belated birthday. Fortunately, inclement weather cleared so that we were seated just inside the patio doors with an amazing direct view of the ocean, beach, kite boarders, and sailboats. We thoroughly enjoyed the traditional and abundant breakfast buffet which exceeded the items listed on the menu. All was fresh and delicious. We look forward to returning with all our out of town visitors!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there alone for relaxing and eating lunch. It was really nice place, nice foods and nice service. I'd like to go again.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for restaurant week
Came here for restaurant week and the food was delicious. Service needs work though, it took ten minutes to get water, server hardly came to check on us and only came around when it was time to bring out the next food item
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great attentive service. Server
great attentive service. Server in tune to our dining experience w/restaurant week specials. Made recommendations,really great perspective. Food was absolutely yummy. I'll be going back again for their seafood buffet!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I had lunch here during restaurant week. The atmosphere was amazing with a very scenic view of the ocean. We enjoyed our food as well. What really made this dining experience memorable was the outstanding service we received from our server. She was polite, professional, and efficient. We never had to wait for her to refill our water or for the next course to come out. We are definitely returning back there with friends. This was such a great experience!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I hope it will return
I hope it will return to its pre current owners, who made cuts and it shows. It feels now like an ordinary lunch cafe, with a short , un elegant menu, no white table cloths, lacking atmosphere, for such a beautiful hotel, with a historic reputation. Staff is nice, but they cannot make up for the cuts at diminished the place....if they do not soon turn it around, they will completely loose the loyal customers... We only ate once now there, the rest of the time we now drive far and beyond for good food...
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose this spot for its attention to quality: in service, food, atmosphere that is casual elegance. We were delighted on all levels.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM