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

Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shorebirdwaikiki.com
  • Phone: (808) 922-2887
  • 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: Contemporary American, Barbecue
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Been to the Shore Bird before and we will go back! We spent a lot of time planning where to eat on our vacation. We could have saved ourselves some time and just had dinner there more often."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful beach side eating with a great view of the blue Pacific ocean and Diamond Head. If you have never been this is a must place to try. We eat here two to three times every time we come to Hawaii."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I went to this restraunt twice and had so much fun, this is similar to am upscale buffet so come hungry :) The meat is literally cooked to your desire and you add as many seasoning to your steak or fish. I went with a couple of friends and there is a a giant grill that you can cook for either yourself or a significant other relatively close to a BBQ/cook out joint as well. The alcoholic drinks were great and yummy. the bar service was on point when waiting for a table. The restraunt opens up to a great scene of Waikiki beach."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend out to Shorebird for our one-year anniversary. The food there was great, but the salad bar quality has decreased over the years. I've been to Shorebird about 4 times in the past 3 years and the all-you-can-eat salad bar is a mere shadow of its former self. There are the occasional flies, so be careful. But as for Shorebird as a romantic choice, I do not recommend it. The noise level is high. HOWEVER, the view is amazing. If you and your date can tolerate the noise, then your experience will be greatly enhanced by the breeze and brilliant view, especially right before sunset."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I enjoyed time that was barbecue on their own. I thought you would like to choose a larger size more next time meat was delicious."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I enjoy taking visitors here or just going with the wife from time to time. Prices are reasonable and salad bar is one of the best I've ever seen. You cook your own entree, which is cool, and there are chefs to assist if needed. Service is excellent. The view is awesome as it sits on the shore of Waikiki. Can see beautiful sunset's from there."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had a great time again. Nice view and good foods."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The Shore Bird is our local Honolulu/Waikiki favorite! A little on the pricey end, but we love it. Iit is the splurge we make on every visit to the island of Oahu. Amazing Ambiance, Excellent food, and friendly service. Let your friends know when you are there, and you can wave 'Aloha' through the live web cam at the grill or at the beach outside!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Directly on Waikiki beach with great views of Diamond Head! First visit, you pay full price but get a 50% off coupon for subsequent visits. Food is self service buffet, though waiters are friendly and helpful with coffee refills, etc. Buffet features fresh pineapple, papaya, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, slaw, sweet rolls, granola, juices. After discount breakfast for four comes to about $46 before tipping, a bargain on Waikiki. Reserve through open table (from your bed an hour or so before you come, or even the night before) and you're assured a table along the rail next to the beach, with spectacular view. Dinner is sel-service barbecue, also very good. Happy Hour Mai Tai, till 4 PM, are excellent and a bargain! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Simply superb. We loved it ..... Not inexpensive, but deservedly so .... Very good all around"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great views of the ocean, very relaxing setting and staff were very friendly. We weren't aware that you cooked your own dinner! While it was a neat experience, there was not enough help at the grill and for the prices charged, I would have preferred to have a professional chef cook my ahi kabobs to perfection - not me!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Nice salad bar. Grill your own main course if desired. Good quality meal and fish. Good drinks , awesome beachfront and ocean view! I will go back next visit to Hawaii."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Six times since 1982 I've sat right on the beach, cooked my own steak and enjoyed where I am. Every time I have sat right next to the window & beach. It's tradition. I love it. So naturally I requested the same thing with this reservation. As I arrived without hesitation the hostess took us past several open tables to the furthest table away from the ocean in the back area. I had to refuse to go and said I had requested a table by the beach. She said, "Oh we don't guarantee your request." Then took us back up to the front where there was an open table exactly like I had requested and sat us." It confuses me why this sight would even allow us to make special requests with our reservations when the restaurant doesn't even acknowledge it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Though you have to cook your own meal, this is by far the best restaurant in the Waikiki area!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Shorebird was recommended to us by a previous visitor! The view, the food, drinks, the fun of grilling the steaks ourselves (after instructions from waiter) were everything we hoped for and more! We never felt pressured to eat and run and the restaurant was busy!! I have already recommended the restaurant to 3 other couples who either are in honolulu or will be visiting before end of February,2014"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening -- food cooked just the way I wanted it because I cooked it myself. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Wine was excellent, thought selection is limited. "Energetic" is a bit of an understatement when it comes to the noise level, but a good time was being had by all."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "But the potato was overdone/underdone (depending on the part of the potato). Seated us right on time with our reservations. Good customer service and good service - waitperson always there on time and attentive. Steak was great, although my steak and my wife's were different thicknesses (same cut), which made it harder to cook them the same. Loved cooking them ourselves, and there was always someone there to help out , dampen the flames. Plenty of good seasonings to use in the cooking."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The cook your our food thing didn't work for me, still very busy"
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "thank you for seating at seaside position. i'll come again with my future husband next year!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "It is a fun atmosphere with a beautiful sunset view! The salad bar is great. I think the times they recommend for cooking the steaks is a little long, but that is a matter of preference. We go at least once everytime we come to Waikiki."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "It was a fantastic dining experience but you have to take the Early Bird option as the restaurant fills up quick. The view along Waikiki is amazing and the food was terrific. I love how you can cook the meat yourself but a chef is on hand to assist if you need help."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Although I wasn't thrilled on cooking my own food, the experience was great. I hosted a small group of friends from Japan thinking it would be a challenge translating the menu but luckily Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar had Japanese language menu provided for them. Our server Sean was fantastic! He was not in up in my face nor he didn't make me wait. He was laid back but tentative to me and my guests needs."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We went to Shorebird to try something different for my fiancé's birthday. It was pretty cool to cook our own meals over the barbeque pit. Our table near the water provided a beautiful backdrop for the meal."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I was very impressed with the service and care in dealing with my gluten allergy and cross contamination concerns. The kitchen manager, Carl, personally escorted me around the salad bar to see what I wanted and then proceeded to make me an excellent salad in the kitchen. The communal grill was a concern as many of the sauces contain gluten and the possibility of cross contamination was very high. My burger was grilled to perfection in the kitchen away from contaminants and was served on a delicious GF bun. It tasted like the real thing. I will definitely return to Shore Bird on my next visit to Honolulu and recommend it to others with gluten allergies! Deb BC, Canada"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The hostesses were very accommodating when we showed up really early and even found us a great table on the water! Kelsey was our waitress & she was friendly, knowledgeable, & kept the beers coming. She suggested the NY steak special & it was amazing. We really enjoyed our evening."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Our waitress was Lindsay. She took our order, then about 15 mins later another waitress came over and said the kitchen lost our order. She asked if we could remember what we ordered. Lindsay came back and brought our meat. Then we didn't really see her again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I have visited the ShoreBird before. It's a fun spot to go with out-of-town guests, as it's right on Waikiki Beach, and if you get there early you can get a table with a view. Dinner menu is somewhat limited by the cook-your-own meat or fish on the grill and salad bar motif. Few appetizers, varied drinks menu at reasonably price. Generally, food is not the major draw but OK --- it's the location. A sudden wind-driven shower nearly soaked us (we had beach-edge table) but waiters quickly closed windows. My guests from cold weather enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "A Family favorite when visiting Waikiki, we dine at the Shore Bird at least once every time we’re in town. The steaks are always good and the view is awesome. The salad bar is always fresh and has plenty of items to choose from. The atmosphere is very energetic and borderline loud. Great place to have a nice dinner and enjoy a Hawaiian sunset! There are normally coupons found on their website. I brought it up on my IPhone and showed our server and she accepted it."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "予約時に、できれば海側の席をと希望していたのですが、ちゃんと海側で、BBQコーナーに近めの非常にいい席を確保してくれていました。 17時に入店して半額でした。"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "If you have an opportunity to visit this restaurant - do it! We have been to Waikiki three times now and absolutely love this place. First off you the location is second to none. Located right on the beach, the absolute best place to watch the amazing sunsets, huge almost floor to ceiling windows make you feel as if you are dining right on the beach. The food is sensational, far and away the best salad bar I have ever encountered, you cook your own meat right on the grill which is great fun and a really nice way to chat to a few of your fellow diners while tending to the steaks & enjoying a cold beer! The staff and the service are exceptional, you will be welcome back as an old friend. Happy "hour" is a generous 12pm-5pm! $3.50 MaiTai's"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "A great little restaurant on the beach with open ocean views, a great salad bar, and a reasonably priced menu. (For Waikiki, that is!) Three of us for an early 7:00 PM dinner,,,I had salad, a steak with a bottle of wine. Good choice."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Enjoyed this perfect location to watch the outstanding Hawaiian sunsets! If you want something different, you grill your own entrée this is the place to come to. Had a nice salad bar; would like to have seen more variety, but the potato salad was the great! We had the NY Strip; shared the giant bake potato and grilled some pineapple slices.... good eating."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "My waiter was very helpful. I would've undercooked my chicken!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Went there for our anniversary. Waitress gave us a great dessert. Great views of the beach. Good food."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Excellent service and unbeatable views of Waikiki beach and Diamond Head. Great food that you grill yourself!! Grab a coupon and get 50% off 2nd entree."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The drinks were terrible. We don't order drinks very often, but expect some alcohol when paying $9 for a drink. Salad bar was lacking...."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Grill your own main course and enjoy the salad bar. Nice outdoor area and sunset view. Ask for an outside table and maybe you'll get lucky. Otherwise pretty average. Moderate price. Use the coupon that is in all the tourist pamphlets."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "I went here for my birthday and I was surprised when the staff members came over and sung me 'happy birthday' and have me a complimentary brownie. Overall I had an amazing experience and I've now been here several times and I have never been disappointed. Would definitely come back and would recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant. Staff are very friendly and scenic view is wonderful! Especially barbecue is very interesting."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I've been going to Shore Bird for over 10 years now and it's never disappointing. Continually the best steak I've had, and the experience is second to none. They also have one of the best views from their dining room, especially for sunset."
    Dined on 11/10/2013