Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
  • Address:
    2169 Kalia Road - Suite 118
    Outrigger Reef Hotel, Waikiki Beach
    Honolulu, HI 96815
    Neighborhood:
    Honolulu
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shorebirdwaikiki.com/
  • Phone: 8089222887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: The Shore Bird features nightly entertainment presenting the islands best talent...starting at 5 pm. Free Nightly Sing-a-long Karaoke 9:30 till closing.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking $6 for the first four hours with validation
A word from Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
For the past 29 years, Island residents and tourists alike have flocked to the Shore Bird, making it one of Waikiki's most venerated institutions. It's the thrill of the grill that has captured guests imaginations and appetites for more than two decades. Shore Bird is not just a place to eat. Shore Bird is an experience where all guests have a lot of fun! Servers interact with our guests and not just serve them. The over all concept is "Aloha". Guests are responsible for for grilling their own dinner entrees but they don't have to be master barbecurers. An experienced grill hand and a large clock help make the process easy. Here's how it works: Steaks and seafood come to the table fresh on a platter with instructions. Guest are able to season and then prepare their entree exactly to their liking . All entrees include the salad bar, which showcases more than 25 items, such as fresh greens, garnishes, fruits, tako poke, rice, bread and pasta.
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Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (48)great for outdoor dining (35)good for groups (24)special occasion (14)romantic (13)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Fun cook your own food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience. Service was good! Accommodated with gluten free bun! Very tasty! It was too dark in restaurant couldn't see our meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bargain in Waikiki Beach
    1Deb79
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We haven't been back to Waikiki Beach for many years, and the prices have certainly gone through the roof. However, the Shorebird has reasonable prices for excellent quality. AND you're sitting next to Waikiki Beach. You can walk on the beach after you finish dinner. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice change of pace
    jport7
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    It is fun grilling your own food at a restaurant. Seems strange, but it breaks up the normal dinner pattern. We had a table next to the water, so that only added to it. My only complaint is the glasses used for cocktails. Picture a small orange juice glass. Not good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pop in for Happy Hour
    MACC
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    4 of us went to the Shore Bird the other night for dinner. Perfect setting and lovely scenic views of Waikiki Beach. We found the service slow or non existant and our meals were very average. Salad bar used to be good. I still think they make one of the best Mai Tai's on the beach. Skip the dinner and pop in for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    Luv2shorebird
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's our first place to eat at and our last night too. We love this place and wish it was staying. It has the best service, great food & you can't go wrong with a plantation tea !!! If your going to Waikiki make this a stop for dinner ! They even have an early bird special which is good - but the ribeye is the prize!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 自分でお肉を焼くスタイルが楽しい
    nana
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    お肉の塊を自分で好みの焼き加減に焼けるのが楽しかったです。 海側の席をリクエストしたので、綺麗なサンセットも見られました(^-^)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Preeminent for a view
    rio46
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The kind of salad bar is abundant and all delicious. The style which roasts meat by itself is interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Dissapointed!!
    mae613
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went to the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. I have been there before and this time I found the service and quality of breakfast food was poor. For breakfast buffet we wanted to order a diet soft drink as the person dining with us is diabetic and cant drink juices they wanted to charged us $3.00 extra for the soft drink. I have never been to a buffet where u have to pay extra for this. The dinner salad bar was nothing special and just had your basics. Not worth the money. The waitresses didn;t come back to our tables for anything at both dinner and breakfast. Service was very slow and the breakfast buffet is comparable to a hotel free breakfast, nothing special Would not come back to the restaurant again. Very Dissapointed!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual and fun dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always dependable for good food, prompt service, and good value. Great place to meet friends, but you gotta grill your On my way! Meat or fish. Go right before sunset and enjoy the awesome view of diamond head and the sunset!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    mmcampiVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It is a great place to bring visitors to this place to view the sunset view and grill your own steaks and fish! Delicious cocktails too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good restaurant
    nono
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    good view,good food,good bear ,good peoples good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must go
    Trav
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Ver friendly staff. Food was great. Salad bar was amazing. A great grill chef was there at all times giving advice on how to cook your meat. One bad thing was the number of pigeons flying inside of the premises. I would advise that if patrons want to eat at tables closes to the water, wear sunscreen and a hat. The sun can be brutal but the scenic view is well worth it. I will definitely take my family back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant
    yoko
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    wa had a great timea great food, drink ,servise and great view if i hava a chance to go to hawaii again i would like to go the restautrant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shorebirds
    2ndnaturedining
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you love to bbq your own food, then this is the place. I went with an old friend of mine and it was a wonderful experience. Of course my other half doesn't particularly like to bbq her own food so I did it for her. I had the New York Strip, the best cut I believe for grilling. My other half had a teriyaki chicken kabob, and my friend had the tried and true rib eye. The grilling area had ample room for all that were grilling their goodies and we met several new friends as we all waited for our food to grill. If you aren't a pro at it, there were several staff members to gladly assist. The buffet had just what we needed to complete a semi-healthy grill meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    passion4dining
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Heard so much about this restaurant but was very disappointed. Food was just ok! Great concept but I think someone need to re-think how to make the experience better. I guess the price was "reasonable" so couldn't expect better service. The ONE POSITIVE THING is that the restaurant has an AWESOME VIEW.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A little disappointed
    OldGuy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Second time there. Ate there last April when in town in Honolulu and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This time I was very disappointed to see that they had removed the pork loin from the menu. The server was very sweet but inattentive. Understandably, the restaurant was overrun by Japanese tourists - while working through the salad bar (excellent) I was elbowed aside on more than one occasion by such, and when I protested, instant passive aggressive behavior. Same experience at the grill. The steak ($31.00 rib eye) was no better than USDA Choice - poor marbling with very average taste. The theme for the restaurant is very cool, (and I know they can't control their customers' actions,) but, for the price I will try somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 自分で焼くステーキは美味しかった!!
    Yuriko
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    サラダバーがサラダだけではなく、いろいろなお料理がついてて良かったです。夫婦でメインのステーキを1品頼んで、サラダバーだけを追加しました。満足でした。夜7時30分の予約で行きましたが、日没後でオーシャンビューは臨めなかったので、昼間~夕方がおすすめです。すぐそこが海なので、すごく素敵だと思います。
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice view & food!!
    misaloha
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I love this spot. Sunset Speacial with nice view...yummy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great views, unquie concept cook your own entree, but a must do in Waikiki
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view
    foodie808
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the breakfast buffet, great selection and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad food!
    Seattlefoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The only thing this restaurant has going for it is that it's right on the beach. The good is terrible.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for family
    Jugon90
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The buffet and grill it myself style was fun for kids. All of us are fully satisfied and want to go there again. All Staff also were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    lilikoi
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This time thank you for our having food allegy support kindly. I am very appriciate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful views
    Rintarowave
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Meal while watching the sunset was the best!!! The children were also excited. I also want to go!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's super restaurant !!
    chamatea
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was very enjoyed the dinner with my family . We had good servise and wonderful dinner .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 最高のサンセット!
    Yoshi
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    予約の6時30分に来店しましたが、少し待ってほしいということで待ちました。ほどなく呼ばれたので中に入ると、予約時にお願いしておいたビーチサイドを用意してくれました。7時頃からサンセットタイムでしたが、それは今まで生きた40年間で最高にきれいな夕日だと思いました。しかしサンセットの後、20~30分がたまらなくきれいでした。空が暗くなるまでの色の変化はちょっと日本では見ることがないのではないでしょうか、素晴らしかったです。そして、肝心の料理ですが、肉は最高にやわらかくおいしいです。が、スタッフに言われた通りの時間をストップウォッチで測っておかないと焼きすぎて悲惨なことになるでしょう!ちゃんと焼けた肉は本当においしいですよ!!景色と料理に大満足でした!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service, great food
    Aha3VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've dined here many times and we keep coming back for more. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I especially love the ribeye.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ocean view!!
    amaiku
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Thank you fun time. very nice Ocean view and sanset. Foods were good taste.It was pleasant to be burnt with foods in oneself. And staff was very kind. We want to do again!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you for good dinner.
    8080
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We highly appreciate for your restaurant's good service and foods. Above all, we were very much satisfied with your gentle and kindest correspondence soon after my booking the table. Thanks to your quick responses to our e-mails from Japan and kind taking care of our requests, we could feel at ease even before we actually visit the restaurant. This time was our second visit to you since our honeymoon in 1996. Our good impression was deepened!! We are looking forward to visiting your restaurant again with inviting other friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad experience
    TravelersVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Took the 930 reservation what a huge mistake The minute we showed up I knew we were in trouble since we showed at 930 and said we are here for dinner the first thing I got was the hostess rolling her eyes at us You know what if you don't want us there at 930 don't offer reservations for that time. So we got seated instead of cooking ourselves we let them cook my wife had the chicken skewers that were good I had a rack of ribs that got burned Beyond recognition so I waved the server down and instead of offering to remake she said well we have closed the kitchen I can offer you a hot dog or a slider. In the mean time they had already closed the salad bar so my dinner was a small plate of salad period. Have been there 8 times won't go back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 肉がうまい
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    ステーキというより、ブロック肉が美味しい。店員さんのサービスも良い。ロケーションはウォータフロントでさ最高。さすがに伝統あるお店です。アイスティーおかわりしなかったけどおかわり自由だったかも。また行きたい。
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Everything
    Sue2U
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We've been before and we still enjoy everything. Salad bar was great, service was good and I know my food will be cooked just the way I like it. The only thing is they only have one dessert item, so don't save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good!
    minmin
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    nice food, great service! Next time, I want to eat steak at dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were able to request an ocean side table which was practically on the ocean. You can't beat the location. The food was as expected, decent quality. The service was good, however the entire flow was confusing. You ordered and they brought you the food to cook immediately, without giving you a chance to go to the salad bar (average) and without explaining how it all works. The food was good because we cooked it. The best part of this restaurant is the location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible reservations policy
    CAfamilyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I grew up in Hawaii and have many fond memories of the Shore Bird. Must have eaten there over a dozen times. On a recent trip I thought I would bring my sons and show them the restaurant. I made reservations a week in advance and asked for a table near the water. When we arrived we were told we'd would need to wait 40 minutes for a beach side table, despite the fact that there were 7 open tables next to the water. Instead, they seated us in the very back corner if the restaurant, in an area where there was not even a glimpse of the ocean. Maybe they save those beach side tables for people who reserve directly? Doesn't seem fair. I was so disappointed not to be able to give my kids the fun ocean view dining. Won't ever go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Requested a beach table weeks before and was put near B- b-Que, on reservation we said it was a birthday, waitress asked whose birthday it was then didn't follow thru with any birthday song or dessert like at other tables. Salad bar was food, the fish, steak was good. We go there once a month, so they recognize us, but the service is their weakest area and they don't care because it is always packed, being on the beach at Waikiki. It won't stop us from coming, but soon Waikiki Shores next door will be opening restaurants up on the beach and they will have a little competition.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 407 reviews are from the Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar reviews archive.
  • Shore Bird
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We requested a seat along the shoreline as we had a visitor from LA. it was a relaxing brunch - food was great, view terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • とても素晴らしいロケーションでディナーを楽しめました!
    yuki
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    すぐ目の前がビーチで、波打ち際までの距離が短いから海が間近に感じ、心地良く食事が楽しめて素敵でした!自分でお肉を焼くのも楽しかったし、ビュッフェスタイルのサラダも良かったです。お肉もサラダも美味しくいただけました。6月27日(金)18時からの予約でしたが、時間通り到着後すぐに案内してくれました。総合的に大満足です。
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dine by diamondhead
    lucky13
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very nice ocean atmosphere. Great fruit and salad bar. Nice surf sounds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    JJandTed
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We returned for the forth time to shorebird. We always book in here for our first night in Waikiki when we arrive from Auckland. It is the ultimate welcome to Hawaii and a greet start to our holiday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.