Hau Tree Lanai

4.5
4253 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

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Just outside of Waikiki at the foot of Diamond Head, this restaurant was awarded Honolulu Magazine's and Hale Aina award for 2016 and 2017 , Certificate of Excellence in 2015, Best Alfresco Restaurant 2016 and Best Brunch 2017 by Trip Advisor users , Open Table Diner's Choice in 2016, and Ilima Award for Best View in 2016. Set on the quiet side of Waikiki beach, it offers stunning unobstructed Ocean views and breathtaking romantic sunsets. We offer casual, elegant dining in a purely peaceful and idyllic setting. We offer the best ocean front view of the beach and sunset in an open-air outdoor "Terrace" style seating under Hau Trees. Featuring a superb mix of steaks and seafood. Reservations are strongly recommended for breakfast. Restaurant hours are subject to change and/or menu restrictions may apply during major holidays.
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11月末で閉館と聞き、最後にお邪魔しました。
ビーチフロントの素敵なお席でスペシャルディナーコースを
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Russ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will miss going to Hau Tree Lani Restaurant and having eggs Benedict on the lani facing the beach and watching the surf.

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vip1808
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Terrible food and service for the price. Great views, but that is all.

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vipLaurenM
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice dinner while on vacation. Patio seating by the beach is lovely.

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Bruce
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipRetailManager
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hau Tree Lani is a favorite of local fine dine customers. Relaxed atmosphere , great food and set. Right on the beach there is just no better way to enjoy a meal whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A we dined on a thanksgiving diner (outside and spaced apart- safety first) we were informed that the restaurant was closing and reopening under new management. French cuisine. I hope they didn’t try to fix something that is not broken. I wish them well. And hopefully they will improve on a already great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! Old School Hawaii. The food was excellent!!

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Lynn
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Too much flies. Service was okay.
Food was warm and not fresh. We ordered the Turkey plate and we were missing an item .

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Darumagic
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for it's historic charm, view, service. Food good but not great. And they need to tell you when there are specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t that great for the price point, the setting is nice though. They only had two wines to choose from and the waiter said it was because they were going through a change in ownership, which may be the case, but either the old or new owner must not be in good with the wine vendors or that wouldn’t happen.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was really accommodating. They were out of tiramisu, and he brought out something else instead. Mahalo!

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vipFrenchbread
Hawaii
184 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a great place to view sunset. Valet parking makes it easy, but you can also often find spaces along the road near this venue or across the street at the park. Staff is pleasant and professional, and welcoming. Very good venue for Sunday Brunch!

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ranalynn
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! It was a memorable experience for celebrating my special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Food was good and a bit high for the quality. Overall ambience was good with a nice view of the beach and sunset if you time it right.

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vipEnjoy
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and very nice atmosphere.

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vipPeggyG
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service! We should have gotten there at 5:30 pm to see the sunset, but our reservation was for 6:00. Right on the beach. Lovely setting and ambiance. Don’t skip the dessert: bananas foster cheesecake.

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MisaelG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view of the ocean, great service, and the food was great! Will be back again

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DaNolans
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Location is great. Food just average. The natural setting on the beach is beautiful, but the restaurant itself is run down and needs a real good facelift. Probably won’t return.

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Dennis
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu choices were great, service excellent, “covid” adaptations made us feel very safe.

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vipDawnK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

They need to have more menu selections. Their Brunch/Lunch menu has alot of egg dishes and sandwiches. No green salads! And they have removed their BEST item from the menu--the Gazpacho!

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vipvolcanoman
Hawaii
61 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, thank you for making a friend's birthday extra special

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ConnieE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love Hau Tree Lanai. But with the limited menu, while understood, food quality just isn’t the same.

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suzanneL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most historic restaurants still open for business. It's ocean front location, relaxing atmosphere, friendly service and food were excellent. Couldn't have asked for more. We are saddened, though, that the restaurant may have a new staff and menu once the new contractor takes over in Dec. Make your reservations for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It is well worth it!

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Trajectory
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great location and views. great covid precautions.

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vipDeniseF
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ll say “I’ve been there - done it”. Very underimpressed, all the way around. Had reservations for Birthday & Anniversary & table near beach & NONE were acknowleged!! Never checked if food was ok & food was just ok. Way overpriced for what we had & one would expect that here but not impressed! Sorry, was looking forward to brunch here & was disappointed.

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Peony
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great place to have breakfast on the beach.
Staff was courteous.

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CDub
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality, service, and atmosphere were all terrific. Too bad it’s closing. End of an era.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Recent change in ownership...it shows. Many of the menu items are not available because of this change. Waited 30 minutes between being sat and ordering first items from menu. May be temporary, but operations seem to be in disarray.

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JudiT
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to book for 5:30 to watch the sunset but we waited too long and had to take a 6:00 reservation. Sunset was at 5:50 and we got seated early so we didn’t miss it. Spectacular!

Great service. I had a Caesar salad and lamb chops. My husband got the duck appetizer and a steak. Everything was really good and the duck was beyond good!

Hope the new management doesn’t change the menu.

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genef
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The location was very comfortable and relaxing. The lunch menu needs to be expanded in my opinion but food was good and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent, but because of the pandemic, the menu and drink options were limited. I would go back again once this whole covid problem is gone.

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Maem
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET FROM TABLE. FRIENDLY AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. GREAT FOOD WITH LARGE PORTIONS.

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vipTess
Hawaii
72 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Hau Tree Lanai is one of our very favorite places for brunch. We've been going there for many, many years & it never disappoints!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary here. Everything was amazing! We are from Louisiana and that duck breast was one of the best we have ever had. The staff treated us like royalty. Definitely recommend this amazing dining experience. They even had our favorite Christian music playing.

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SanSan
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was spotty. We were greeted by our server with "here's your water" as he set the glasses on our table. Twice he called us "girls" even though we are seniors. I had to get up and take a menu from an empty table nearby because he didn't check with us if we wanted dessert. I don't think he likes his job! But all in all, I would go back to the Hau Tree Lanai - it is a delightful place to dine!

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vipPriscillaA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view could’ve been better but it was dark time but we was right next to the ocean which was nice and the food was great and the service was great

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AnneF
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food was marvelous! The outdoor ambience is perfect (especially during these Covid times). The service is a little bit slow, but of course we should be grateful for being able to spend even more time in this wonderful place.

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Russ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unhappy to here that they will not be reopening as the Hau Tree Lani after the renovation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Due to covid, the me u was very limited but they had a decent selection. My fiance and I really enjoyed our pupus. The roast duck was proby the favorite of the night. Overall it was a nice night out for us. The ambience was very nice and relaxing. We had a great view of the sunset and ocean. The staffing was bare minimum but our server did his best to give us the best and attentive service.

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MarleneA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice beachside dining for bruncb

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