Hau Tree Lanai

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual
When the sun started to be hot the servers helped us move to a shady table without us even asking. Very nice of them

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back Thank you:)

JE
West Virginia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great house cab by the glass. Superb service. Relaxing.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Reservation at 6:00 and by the time we ordered at 6:30 they were already out of fish... this is Hawai’i! Took 15 minutes to get our drinks. The alternate entrees were very average and expensive. I’ve eaten here before and it was phenomenal that’s why I came back but tonight was almost a total disappointment.. the beautiful sunset and ambience saved it.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time thanks to the delicious food, lovely scenery and kind staff.
I would like to visit again.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The staff are busy and do not give out sauce or order is slow.

N
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The Hau Tree Lanai is one of my favorite places. Unfortunately the night we went, was a bad experience.
They were understaffed and we walked out after a long wait for our meal which as we were leaving they ran out with it but at that point it was too late for us.
We explained to the manager why we were leaving and he was very apologetic and gave us a card for a free appetizer when we come back the next time.
I would still go back the next time we visit Oahu just because they are usually very good.
I usually give this Restruant 5 stars for everything.

D
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old style dining with lots of aloha 💖🤙🏼🌴

a
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think it was good but to rely on egg Benedict solely is too risky from the view point of business.
As named Japanese brand hotel, this restaurant should keep trying advanced of the meals sensitivity.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

フリーペーパー持参で15%オフになった。
給仕の担当の対応が雑だった。
海側のツリーの下の座席に案内してもらえた。

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H
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best hideaway place for a good meal, view and staff. Never disappoints, sit and relax it’s a great place.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had a reservation weeks before. For a birthday dinner. They sat us in the only table without a view and proceeded to seat a table of 4 in a view table before us without a reservation. Salmon was pretty terribly undercooked, they then nooked it and brought it back. Spent 120$ on just the food. Not worth it whatsoever

RV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for over 20 years and have had Allen as our server many of times, and he is the greatest. Very accommodating in every way and not feeling to be rushed thru dinner. Food as always, very good.

AF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks were delayed but otherwise great

KJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful beach front restaurant away from the busyness of Waikiki. Great fish and appetizers. This is a gem in the busy city. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time friend get together

C
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave spot... great place to dine, people watch, and relax. The staff is friendly and personable and the food is delicious...

SW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Should have told us prior that the menu would be a fixed price menu due to Valentines Day. Service was exceptional.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

朝食で利用しました。
友人と8人で行きましたが、大人数にもかかわらず丁寧に対応していただけました。全員分一気に料理を提供していただけるのでとてもありがたかったです。
エッグベネディクトは絶品で、ぜひお店の素敵な雰囲気の中で食べてもらいたいです。パイナップルジュースもとても美味しかったです!!
ありがとうございました。

thank you.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

二度目でしたが、やっぱり美味しかったです!

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AS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the crab Benedict, our “go to” place for island friends and visitors. Love the beauty and relaxed Diamond Head location!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

予約を入れて、朝の散歩がてら海辺を歩いて行きました。
期待通りの食事とサービス、景色でした。

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D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The venue is great with a view of the ocean that is stunning. The service is good, but when the restaurant is crowded, it is a little harder to get the attention of your wait staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

席の予約をして来店したのですが、テラス席が空いているにも関わらす中の席と言われ、テラス席でお願いしたいと言ったのですが人数がいるからダメと言われ結局中の席でした。でも後から来た人達は皆んなテラス席に通されかなり不満でした。
料理やウェイターの方はとても良かった。

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z
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The view was very good.
It's cold when the wind blows.
Requires a jacket.
We ate egg benedict and clam chowder.
It was savory and delicious.
I drank plantation ice tea and tropical ice tea.
I prefer plantation iced tea.
Waiter took a photo.
It was a good memory.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

料理も美味しく、景観も素晴らしい

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Hau Tree Lanai is lovely and the food is excellent. We did, though have poor service. Menus were slow to arrive. Many different wait staff all who seemed unsure of themselves and served poorly. For the price they need better trained wait staff.

HL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our server was not present. I was not told the specials nor that they were out of the opakaka. Our drinks took a very long time and while other tables received acknowledgement and apologizes we were not recognized until the bill was dropped and we were walking out the door. I was informed they were short staffed and I understand that but what was not ok was that other tables were informed and apologized to while our server seems as if he didn't even see us. I had to stack plates, and move items to be removed from the table. We were not checked on for quality of food or drinks. My coffee drink although removed from the bill was 30 minutes after dessert. I had asked for a non alcoholic beverage as well at the beginning of the dinner and was not given option but just brought fruit punch with soda water in it. If I had been told the option before hand I would not have gotten it for my daughter. Although I had not informed anyone at the restaurant it was my birthday as I'm a little shy this experience was the complete opposite of what a mother wants for her birthday. The food was good quality but the flavors were average. Nothing stood out as special. We live near by and had higher hopes and expectations of our experience. We will most likely not dine here again.

L
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hau Tree Lanai is the perfect restaurant to go and celebrate a birthday. The service was really good and friendly. The food and the view was perfect. We have found this experience to be the best.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The service was poor , ambience very pleasant and the food was satisfactory.

NW
Bath
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hau Tree Lanai is one of our favorite places for a romantic dinner or a get together with old friends. The food, service, and being at the beach for sundown can’t be beat.

a
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast menu, pancakes, eggs + lots of choices, all with local flavors. Beautiful setting on beach, cool sunny morning and polite, attentive service. Definitely return.

MS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best seafoot, very friendly service, great, newly renovated, location

CF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Everyone had fish that was outstanding. Waiter helped us with a sushi surprise instead of cake for the birthday celebrant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was so delicious!! It’s good for special night.

b
Nashville
110 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Small scenic beachfront dining great for sunset dinner.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Great meal! Great sunset!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

エッグベネクト最高に美味しかったです
一人前ペロリと食べれました。
場所も最高でした
2日続けて行きました。次も必ず来ます

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CM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Hau Tree Lanai. We have traveled throughout the world and this is still #1 with us.

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We’d been looking forward to the re-opening following minor construction repairs. Our table was ready on time, and the dining area was just 1/3 full when we were seated, but quickly seated more diners. Our waiter would answer our questions but had little enthusiasm for any food or beverage items. He eventually took our drink order and promptly left us for the next 25 minutes. As you might imagine, it felt like a lot longer. When he appeared, it was to take our order and he had not noticed about the lack of drinks on the table. When they arrived, he hurried us through ordering our dinners so that there was no moment to enjoy the cocktails we’d been looking forward to. It felt like our dinner was to accommodate his time schedule, certainly not ours. The dinner was OK, not outstanding, and portions were nice. Also, my chair seat appeared dry but was squishy wet the longer I sat there. There was no point in changing chairs once I’d sat there, but it certainly didn’t help with the long wait for service. I was just eager for the dinner with good friends, that we’d been long looking forward to, to come to an end. Very disappointing.

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