Hau Tree Lanai

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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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JimR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We have been coming here for years. Unfortunately the service was not good and the food has gone down hill. The view and location is fabulous. If they are on their game and Chef is having a good day it is well worth the visit!

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AguirreN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful breakfast for our special morning. Hawaiian monk seal was taking a nap on the beach and made our morning more beautiful.

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Kukana
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a very lovely breakfast! We are hoping that this lovely place will remain with a new owners. Go before 11/30/20 because the future is uncertain. We shared the Eggs Benedict and a Monte Cristo sandwich with some leftovers.

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ClaytonL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It started to rain but that’s good luck in Hawaii🌈🌺!! We had a great server taking care of us and we had a fabulous time!!

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TerriLee
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place like the Hau Tree Lanai to take friend for a special celebration!

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KaylaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was romantic with an incredible sunset. The food was served hot and tasted amazing. We were celebrating our anniversary so they even gave us a ftee dessert! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was beautiful place to eat. The menu is but very large though. My server was awesome however. I would recommend you look at the menu prior to setting a reservation and make sure that they have something you would want. Great scenery and awesome service.

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vipAspito
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the trio of sliders...wouldn’t say they were amazing but they were good. Outdoor seating on the beach...what more could u ask for!!

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AkilahK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely ambience on beach

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Marsha
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake appetizer & mixed seafood grill was outstanding...cooked & seasoned to perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outdoors subject to weather- humid and hot. Wishes that we had a/c.

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WandaG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot beat the setting! Historic restaurant. Dinner at sunset is fantastic!

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RichV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic sunset dinner. Ask for beachside seating and you'll have the best view. Food menu is limited during this pandemic, but there's enough choice to satisfy most everyone. Portions are generous. Seniors can probably share. Service is top-notch. Highly recommend.

JH
JohnH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good, as per usual at this establishment. The pacing of the courses was appropriate - we had the mixed seafood grill, giving us a nice variety of seafood. The waiters were friendly, and checked at appropriate times to see how we were doing and if we wanted/needed anything else. The only disappointment was another table of 6 that came and stood right by us when they were finished, just to talk. With the COVID and social distancing requirements, this should not have been permitted to occur. After a few rather assertive requests, they moved away from us.

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vipHIfoodie
Hawaii
215 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful breakfast on the lanai at the beach - so relaxing and peaceful. Menu's limited but we were grateful the restaurant was open considering the uncertainty of their business with all the closings and re-openings.

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PaulG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for intimate dining on the beach. Limited menu due to covid but food was good.

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BillieT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservation for 2 on open table. Reservation was confirmed by me on email. Showed up at restaurant on correct day and time. I was told restaurant was closed. Given no explanation or apology or accommodation. Had to explain to my guest and then had to make other accommodations. Then, open table asks me how my experience was, there was no experience and essentially no communication between restaurant or Open Table. Hope this doesn’t happen to other people!

AK
AKS2015
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Hau Tree Lanai is undergoing management transition. The service was impeccable, as always, over the past 35 years. My only disappointment was that my French toast arrived with artificial maple syrup in a plastic bag. It tasted nothing like the maple syrup that's usually served. I will, however, continue to have breakfast at the Hau Tree Lanai. I'll just bring my own bottle of maple syrup.

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SuzieW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and their staff. I hope they all get to keep their jobs when management changes.

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AnneF
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 61st wedding anniversary. Everything was grand. We couldn’t ask for a better celebration.

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CyndyG
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Staff is fabulous!

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ronh
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and eat and great view.......!

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DarlaH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peaceful, relaxing, can smell sand and sea plus excellent Covid protocols, along with good food and efficient wait staff.

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calvint
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service because of the server was fantastic. We'd definitely visit and eat there again because the food is fresh and the service cannot be beat. The only thing that was negative is your online reservation. There is a part that ask you if there is a special occasion. I wrote that it was my girlfriends birthday but there was zero acknowledgement from our server. Obviously not his fault. I think it's your website that's the problem
Thank you

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MrsAloha
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Other one group customers were so loud and high tone voice mingle as a group. Now in COVID-19, customers In restaurant has to be in one house hold in Tire1 level, but one group show up as business meeting and video shooting, so noisy & so loud voice. It was annoying. So disappointed. After they left, we really enjoyed Hawaiian Monk-seal on shore and beautiful ocean front view.

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Rich
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service from the wait staff. Overall a great night and good enough for a second run when Hawaii and the economy are back to some higher level of normal.

No doubt Covid has had an impact on their business.

The menu is limited which was not really an issue, there are good options. Only beer and wine, no full bar, which was disappointing, since no pre-dinner cocktails. The crab cakes were better than just good. The fresh fish (Mahi Mahi) was a little over done but the scallops and shrimp were prepared very nicely. The beef short rib did fall off bone, but had to cut it with a knife, and had to work at it, not the finest I've had in Hawaii. The petit filet was excellent. Dessert was special and the wine was good.

Thank you for a great night. We wish you well in your return to full operation.

Absolutely recommended for a special occasion.

SD
vipSarahD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at one of our favorite restaurants in honolulu. Food, atmosphere and especially service were on point

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is outstanding and one of my favorite dining settings. We had breakfast at 8:30 am and there were just a few other parties in the restaurant. The food was good and the service friendly and attentive.

AK
AKS2015
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the Hau Tree Lanai is unmatched - gorgeous view of the ocean, under the shade of a tree, personable attentive staff. I've been coming here for over 25 years, and it continues as my favorite breakfast venue in the world.

PM
vipPointyMouth
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful outdoor dining by the beach! Lunch menu was limited but good tasting.

LC
LizC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere. Good to be outside. Waiters careful about keeping on their masks. Portobello mushroom sandwich was excellent.

CC
vipCathyC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening celebrating the evening before my son headed off to college. There was a beautiful sunset where we saw the green flash, a lovely evening, great service, delicious food! The best that could have Ben asked for. Thank you for another great dinner & evening!

RS
RandyS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hau Tree Lanai is truly a gem of a dining experience. It offers a quiet, cozy setting with a superb view of the beach, and in the evening the sunsets must be wonderful. Everyone from the valet to the host & server were polite & courteous. Though the menu was simple, the food was excellent & served up in a very attractive presentation. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends & family. We plan to return for the dinner experience.

RS
RobynS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They had well thought out and executed procedures for health and safety during COVID-19: one-way entry/exit, spaced tables, restaurant employees were masked, etc.

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RacerX90
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the food that we ordered. Limited item menu due to covid19, but we ordered the surf & turf. Not huge portions but it tasted very good. Service was good even tho staffing seemed less too. If you don’t mind outdoor seating near a popular beach with live trees etc nearby, it makes for very nice sunset dining.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great view and ambience! Delicious brunch.

AK
AshlynK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food and service. The portions are large as well.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So nice to sit outside on the beach, watching the swimmers & surfers 🏄‍♀️ while eating breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent the weather was perfect the service was outstanding and I will definitely go back there again thank you for taking the time and going through all that effort to make our dining experience excellent.

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Lhon
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bird landed on the table and persisted by perching on the glass.Staff changed the table settings.
Otherwise delightful

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Hau Tree Lanai is rated 4.5 stars by 4203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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