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Wai'oli Tea Room
Wai'oli Tea Room

Wai'oli Tea Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewaiolitearoom.net
  • Phone: (808) 988-5800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm


    Monday - Friday: 8am - 10:30am
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Afternoon Tea is served per reservation. Please make reservation via phone a day in advance. Thank you!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Kris Prieto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
  • Private Party Facilities: The Ginger VIP Room is air conditioned, carpeted and offers seating for up to 40 guests

    The Atrium has a beautiful view of our tropical gardens and holds up to 45 guests, including the outside patio area.

    The Robert Louis Stevenson Room is our largest dining area which can accommodate up to 75 guests.

    The entire facility may be booked for up to 200 guests (includes lanai and garden seating) to celebrate your special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Rose Chambers (808) 988-5800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oahu St
  • Public Transit: Route 5 - Manoa Rd/Oahu Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample complimentary parking is available on site
A word from Wai'oli Tea Room
The Wai'oli Tea Room is an intimate getaway in the heart of the beautiful Manoa Valley that offers guests private dining and meeting spaces, a retail gift shop, and outside lanai and garden seating. We focus on delicious breakfasts, lunches, desserts, fresh bakery items, non-alcoholic refreshments, specialty coffees and Afternoon Tea service in a lush rainforest setting. Full catering is available. Whether you're a local looking for someplace off the beaten path, or a visitor searching for a hidden jewel, Wai'oli invites you to step back to a simpler time and create some memorable moments with us.

Please note we are an alcohol-free establishment.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This beautiful location cries for better management. The staff needs to be trained on basic procedures. In addition better attention to food itself would help. It is just mediocre and not plated in an attractive manner. Waioli Tea Room has so much potential with proper traing and a better chef."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Wonderful old Hawaii charm. This historic site and restaurant has a new owner and is doing a wonderful job keeping the old charm alive with interesting and delicious food dishes."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Waioli Tea Room continues to be a charming treasure in Manoa. Indoor seating limited to parties of 2, 3, 6+. Mostly lanai seating so depends on the weather. Breakfast menu is adequate with a nice homey feel. Service is friendly. Parking is easy. Thank you WTR for a pleasant breakfast!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Despite Open Table confirmation (1 day prior) for an 8-party rez and a phone call 2 hrs prior to our lunch, they misinterpreted as reservation as a party of 2. Thus, there were no indoor tables and the host, who was very pleasant, situated us outdoors. The setting was visually beautiful except, being on uneven dirt and grass, the table had a severe tilt, making the meal slightly more challenging for my eldery mother. They also confirmed "lunch" over the phone but we were confined to the breakfast menu because it was still only 11:30 and lunch isn't served until noon on weekends. There is just a brief note near the of the menu but the server displayed an attitude over our initial lunch orders."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Easter Breakfast Buffet was a bargain at only $25.00 when compared to other pricey breakfast buffets around town. Just the right amount and kinds of food were offered with something for everyone's taste. Especially tasty was the country gravy over biscuits. We look forward to returning for lunch one day soon. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Visited the Waioli Tea Room for the first time in years. We were pleasantly surprised how everything about the facility had been refreshed and renovated. The food was also amazing and delicious. We appreciated a personal tour by a caring staff member to show us the recently rebuilt Robert Louis Stevenson Grass Shack and the impressive Tea Service Rooms ready for parties."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "need more efficient servers with an upbeat attitude"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "we got seated for a our 11:00am reservation early. But the one thing that ticked me off was that the people the got seated after us were given water and silverware, not until I complained, we were served. I feel that the waitress that was assigned to our section was picking and choosing what table she wanted to service. We were a party of three but the other table was a part of six. This waitress needs more training in customer service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "While eating and having conversations with friends we could hear bird songs and the wind rustling leaves in the trees. Nice location at around 200 feet, so a cool respite from the heat of the city."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was surprisingly good after one of our group said it was very bad a year before. They tried to seat us inside but we wanted to be outside so they begrudgingly moved us even though there were plenty of open tables. Next time we will request outside. It would be fun to have a tea there. Service was mediocre."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The place hasn't changed much, which is part of its charm. The restaurant has been spruced up since my last visit. It had a fresh coat of paint and everything had been scrubbed clean. It made for a good first impression. The menu was very similar to the one under the previous management, with the exception of the added Specials- of-the- Day. Our party had curry chicken salads and the salmon BLT. Both were good, but the portions were on the small side. The desserts - chocolate mousse cake and butterscotch brownie with caramel sauce - were tasty, but not memorable. The server was entertaining, but we waited a long time for our food. This was understandable for a busy Friday lunch. Fortunately we weren't in a hurry."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I understand that this is a new "reopening" - but I could not make a reservation on phone; had to do so via the internet. Waiters were too busy. I ordered lunch - my first three choices were not available; wrong dessert was brought to table. I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past and sincerely hope that things improve and that the Tea Room will be a success. Also, I noticed the prices were definitely on the high side! Good luck!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I am so pleased that Waioli Tea Room has been able to remain open. You can see that the facility has a fresh coat of paint. They are making little changes with the menu, too. Menu has been scaled back - I'm hoping that after everything settles in for the new management that they may expand the menu again. A very nice new addition is serving biscuits with flavored butters. Very nice touch and very yummy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Their dinner special for Valentine's Day was a great idea; however, the food quality was poor. Food was either dry, overcooked, bland, and just not visually appealing. The food quality was comparable to something you would get in a cafeteria. it is unfortunate as the location is great, but for $75 per person, it truly was not worth the price and was a great disappointment!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Beautiful and historic location in Manoa valley. Lunch was delicious - I had a lentil salad with seared salmon- and the dessert fantastic - lilikoi bar! I would love to go again soon to have their afternoon tea- as I left I noticed many guests enjoying a lovely presentation of tea and treats."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Appreciated we were not rushed. A good place to catch up with friends you haven't seen in awhile. Lovely, relaxing setting."
    Dined on 1/28/2014