The Veranda at the Kahala Resort
The Veranda at the Kahala Resort

The Veranda at the Kahala Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kahalaresort.com/honolulu_restaurants/veranda/
  • Phone: (808) 739-8760
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Su 10:00am-2:00pm

    Lunch: Daily 2:00pm-5:30pm

    Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Hirabayashi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Buy outs of The Veranda are possible, please inquire with our Catering Department.
  • Entertainment: Each night the ambience changes as our live jazz group or pianist takes to the stage and The Veranda"s intimate dance floor becomes a popular choice for a sophisticated evening.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kahala Avenue
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet service is available as well as our self-parking structure.
A word from The Veranda at the Kahala Resort
Relax in the romantic ambience of old Hawaii. A perfect meeting place for afternoon tea or cocktails with live jazz entertainment in the evening.

Designed in classic plantation style, The Veranda takes patrons back to another time when life was more leisurely and meeting with friends for tea and conversation was a daily affair. The comfortable lounge overlooks the Dolphin Lagoon with a choice of both indoor and al fresco seating. Large, upholstered chairs are perfect for lingering over a cocktail or just escaping with a good book, as palm leaf motifs and island-inspired furnishings transport you to that other time.

Our Afternoon Tea is a tradition, after a day out discovering Oahu. It is also a popular venue for special occasions and showers. Afternoon Tea includes your choice of Harney & Sons Tea or 100% Kona Peaberry coffee with pastries.
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The Veranda at the Kahala Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (6)special occasion (5)neighborhood gem (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (3)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Afternoon Tea
    FromMililani12VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We love coming here! Brought my daughter, (now living on the East Coast) and her best friend's father, (who lives on the Island), to Afternoon Tea. If you are looking for a place to sit and chat and catch up, go and make tea service reservation at The Veranda. The petit sandwiches and sweets were delicious. And we enjoyed our teas, as well. The Staff always stop by and say, "Hello!" A nice touch, especially when entertaining Family and Friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet oasis...
    gtkyl72VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We visit occasionally for High Tea, they have a good selection of teas and their food sets are delicious... recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful view, great food
    NuuanuRes
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We went for tea at 2 and stayed until 5. The only thing I would change here is perhaps to refill water more often as dining on the lanai can be quite muggy, depending on the weather. Food is very good; but please bring back the mushroom puffs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant Overlooking Ocean
    Hawaii50
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Inside the famous Kahala Hotel and out of the Waikiki area) is The Veranda which offers a nice menu of dishes along w/ seating that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The view was spectacular (especially when there is a large moon to shine over the water) and the food and service were also very good. I would highly recommend this as a place for couples to have a nice romantic dinner. An excellent piano player serenades you with old and new tunes as you eat. Valet parking is free w/ validation from dinner (and it is away from the maddening crowds of Waikiki Beach area!!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Jazz
    Murie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I've been going every Monday night for jazz -- the music is great, the room is beautiful, sushi and sashimi plate is fresh and delicous and the wines by te glass are a bit pricey but delicious. Life is good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the The Veranda at the Kahala Resort reviews archive.
  • Simple dining
    NoBcarelessVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Although rain was in the forecast, it was a splendid evening. The Veranda is very relaxing, inviting, comfy with a simple dining menu. Great ambiance with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. We also enjoyed the live Jazz music that adds to the romantic mood of the place. Service was a bit challenging for staff this evening, but on other occasions we were well pleased. It's a great place to get a night cap too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Teatime
    CandiedshellVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Another fabulous visit to The Veranda! Many thanks to Scott for taking the time to make my visit outstanding. Mahalo!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Afternoon Tea
    Candy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The tea sandwiches were yummy, the sweet tray was delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We went to the Veranda at the Kahala for afternoon tea. Sandwiches were chosen (only place where you can pick the sandwiches for afternoon tea). The pastries were OK; too much coconut for me. Sandwiches were very tasty, scones were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    Leah
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    What a way to spend an afternoon! The food was delicious and the setting was beautiful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Leah
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is my new favorite spot in Kahala! Everything was lovely. The service was great and the food was quite yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a very nice evening with the band in the next room playing some great music at just the right noise level. Superb service from our waitress and the food was very good . . . my wife's fish was excellent and she had one of the best lemon drop martinis ever! Great to have a near by place to enjoy an evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always GREAT!
    FromMililani12VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The Veranda is a GEM! Located at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, away from Waikiki and traffic; a perfect place to have an early dinner and cocktails, Loved listening to David Swanson on the piano!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo relaxing...!
    Kahala808
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our party of 5, two couples and a daughter, were made to feel so welcome on the lanai with comfortable seating on couches and comfy chairs around a large low table, overlooking ocean, pool and palm trees! The signature drinks were the best, I had a Gusto that looked as good as it tasted...sunset colors in a beautifully shaped glass. Lots of small plates, including a $5 naan and ahi dip, started us off. My fish of the day with veggies was perfect. The hamburger was Huge and the Short Rib tempura was a hit. Limited menu, small plates, but we were all satisfied and happy! My teenage daughter said "We should do this once a month" and I agree! Oh, the occasion was early Mothers Day (my husband was going to be away) and a wedding dinner gift.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy overall!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I made reservations for 2:30 but we arrived about twenty minutes earlier and the waitress allowed us in earlier anyway, so that was a plus. The setting is absolutely beautiful and fun to take pictures. Service was timely and we were treated very nicely. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Beautiful views, just bring a sweater if it's windy..got cold, even with the veranda enclosures down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jazz Sundays
    Murie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Had a fabulous evening of great jazz on Sunday. Wonderful musicians in a beautiful room with a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent & affordable for tea!
    LVGal
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Did research for location to have afternoon tea. Checked Waikiki locations, but Kahala Hotel was the most affordable. Yes, that's correct they were affordable. The location and service was excellent. When they first brought out the food, I thought I'm not going to be full. Towards the end, I was full. Recommend the Bangkok tea. Didn't like the macaroons, they should instead put a cookie. Will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night Jazz
    Murie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Really enjoyed Sunday night jazz at the Veranda - Joshua Kaye trio was great, as always. Very pretty room and the onion soup was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful place
    Tsquared
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The music was awesome! The best part of the restaurant. The food was good- not amazing. A VERY small menu. Steak, chicken, fish, spaghetti or a burger. Small sushi menu. Only a few appetizers and desserts available. Our waitress was awesome, wish I remembered her name so I could give her a shout out. Personally I wouldn't go here again for the food, however, drinks and ambiance absolutely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veranda
    HUNTER
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed spending Valentine at the Veranda. The menu was small, food was very good, and the waitress was very pleasant. We really enjoyed the live music. I would recommend the Veranda for a casual evening or just drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location and atmosphere but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Porcelain need to be renewed and tea food was quiet disappointing out of proportion to a reputation of hotel and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waste Of Money
    foodie2
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Kelly, the manager was the only one that was ever nice to us. We go there to see "David", the singer. We always gave the wait staff the benefit of doubt that they might have had a "bad day." However, after 6 times, we call it quits. Kelly saved our New Years when our waitress went on break and took over. We love David, but it's not enough to put up with the expensive lousy food and service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No veggie options!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    No veggie options! Only spaghetti marinara, which is not something I expect to eat when we're am eating out. However the live music was great and made up for it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific experience!
    hawnboi1VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Been here once before and loved it again. Can't wait to come back! Scones are to die for and desserts are decadent...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect afternoon tea
    Lifetrash
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Perfect place to bring your mom to a proper afternoon tea with a Hawaiian twist. The hotel has Dolphins and the practice their routines with the trainers around tea time - it's wonderful afternoon entertainment while enjoying tea.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great romantic experience
    hawnboi1VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Great spot for tea! We had a wonderful view of the dolphins, ocean and pool views. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back. It's like entering a new world. Peaceful and romantic....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music with casual dining
    msmcdowallVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We arrived at the Kahala too late for dinner so went to the bar for a drink out first night in Hawaii. The music by David at the piano was so enjoyable we chose the Veranda for dinner the next night because the menu looked good and we wanted to hear the music again. The cocktails (Jamaican My-tai and Pimm & Proper) were addicting, and the food and service excellent. The music, mostly classic standards with a little Michael Jackson thrown in, was superb. The kitchen is the same as Hoku next door and the food is well prepared and delicious. This is a casual relaxing alternative to the pricier restaurants at the Kahala.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely afternoon tea
    2traveker
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    This is the place to do an afternoon tea Setting is so pretty and the food and tea are wonderful. After the tea walk out and watch the dolphins in the dolphin pool
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous jazz, beautiful setting
    Murie
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    The Kahala is a beautiful hotel and Sunday and Monday night jazz at the Veranda is a treat. They have an assortment of very nice small dishes at fairly reasonable prices and a good selection of wines by the glass. I had a sushi and sashimi plate, which was fresh and delicious, and my husband had the short rib tempura and potatoes, which he enjoyed as well. The jazz was outstanding. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veranda
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Excellent band, good tapas and wine selection. Nice ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly disappointed
    Leia
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    We had reservations for afternoon tea. We walked to The Veranda and there was hostess to greet us. We stood around confused for a while before deciding to walk into the lanai and then was seated by a waitress. She was polite enough but I find the service and attention lacking. We ordered the afternoon tea for two and had to flag down the waitress when to have our teapot refilled. We have traveled the world and eaten at many equally well renowned hotels and resorts. I'm sad to say that the level of service goes not befit the hotel's 5 star status. I would rather eat at the Halekulani or Moana Surfrider. On a positive, note, the food was tasty and the view was beautiful from the deck. We did get to see the dolphins perform.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Day
    Tealover
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    It was a gorgeous day on the veranda. We had a wonderful time having tea. What a perfect day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night of Jazz
    ieatfood
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We went on a Sunday night to hear Rocky Brown and friends. The venue was perfect. Open feel, with choice to sit in the enclosed area near the band or out on the outdoor lanai. Menu selection limited but perfect for the casual setting. Great mango drink. Music was amazing! And I learned that every Sunday they have jazz. and on other nights as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tea for two or tree?
    tj808
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    I was disappointed we did not have a table outside, I made reservations but they did not ask where I wanted a table. The outside seating is so nice! With great view and ambiance. We did get moved but we did all the work. They did not consider that we had 3 people not two, I had to keep asking for items like a plate & silverware, hot water, jam and cream, and this was tea!. I live in the area and am not a tourist so I do enjoy taking friends and family to tea. Im not sure I will again. This is a 4-5 star resort!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Arrived early and was seated,
    Mariko67
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Arrived early and was seated, no problem. Friendly servers, nice atmosphere. One of the best places for afternoon tea on Oahu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea
    Ellen10
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We had a very nice tea experience. Service was great and food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant surprise
    jenna
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    we attended the high tea for a joint birthday outting. the food was delicious and the hotel was beautiful. it was fun to lounge on a couch. we were surprised at the end to get a birthday treat, it was special. the servers were friendly however it would have been nice to be checked on more. we wanted to order more drinks but it took so long between each visit. we appreciated that we didn't feel rushed to leave but it was annoying when as had to get up to pay
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Jazz
    Murie
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    So happy to see that the Kahala is offering great jazz again - plan to be there as often as I can on Monday nights - wonderful music, great atmosphere and very nice small plates to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Service went down. I will take my business partners to Halekulani next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet