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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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
14 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.

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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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vipTess
Hawaii
64 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to read that the Hau Tree Lanai has opened again! It’s been a favorite of ours for many years. Consistently good food and service. And, the atmosphere (with a table right beside Kaimana Beach) can’t be beat! Hope to go back again & again!

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vipgeoffreym
Hawaii
234 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came in for an early Anniversary and had a very good time
Alan and the crew served us well
Enjoyed all of the food
We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8/17/20-breakfast was excellent, and the place was immaculate the servers were quick courteous and everything was on time the weather was beautiful which all amounted to a lovely breakfast and not to mention I think the eggs Benedict is the best there in all of Hawaii!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniverssary. Best location to see the beach and sunset

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Kamaaina
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Hau Tree Lanai for 20 years. It continues to be a great place and has never disappointed us. In the midst of C-19 with all the requirements they did an excellent job with the social distancing requirements and keeping the tables clean and the service attentive and conforming to the current rules. The surf & turf was excellent and what else is there to say about the beautiful sunset. A great value these days was an added bonus.

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BradleyKoa
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location, good food, good service, nice spot right on the beach to enjoy an afternoon or evening meal.

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vipFooMoon
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

In this age of corvid 19, this place is perfect for outdoor dining. The service was very good as usual and the eggs benedict lives up to it's name that it's the best in Honolulu.
The menu is limited due to the fact that the volume of customers is drastically reduced because of the pandemic, but it has enough favorites for the locals to enjoy. Hope to see things back to normal for the Hau Tree Lanai, a favorite special occasion place to enjoy good food and to sit at ocean front in the comfort of the hau trees' shade.

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vipCarolk
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for breakfast. Service is great. Food is always consistent. Best setting on the beach.

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AnneF
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was wonderful to return to Has Tree Lanai. Food, service, etc. all great. Thank you for being there, Hau Tree. We will return to your lanai again & again.

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LisaM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was pretty good at this restaurant. The service was ok. We had to wait for our waiter to come around and give us menu to look for the first 10 minutes. Our issue though, was with all the pigeons that fly and walk right by our table. We were seated in front of the beach, which could have been amazing if it weren’t for those damn birds. There were probably about 12-15 pigeons just walking around and they come really close to the tables.

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Tokyobound
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was fine but for the cost, felt less than exemplary.

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vipkatsat
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the setting. Food good, though the range of choices were small, but that's to be expected during these difficult times..

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vipKuishinbou1
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was my friend birthday.
Very nice refreshing atmosphere❣️
Service was really good and seating was spacing , so I don’t need worry about coronavirus.
Food was ok but coffee wasn’t fresh.

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kaimukifoodie
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be one of Honolulu's PERFECT places to dine during the pandemic. They handled all the protocols correctly and efficiently, from taking our temp at the door to having the tables spread out in the restaurant. And not only is the open air aspect of the beach-side Hau Tree complimentary to the safety rules, it also guarantees one of the most beautiful views on Oahu.

Both my friend and I had the mixed seafood grill. She's not a fan of scallops so they happily substituted more shrimp. Everything was excellent.

The Hau Tree is a bit on the pricey side, but well worth every penny.

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vipPaulineLovesBacon
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A hidden gem just a stone’s throw from the hustle & bustle of Waikiki! Fantastic food, great service and the atmosphere is perfect! Romance! Romance! Romance!

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vipAmandaC
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have been wanting to try this place for a while. The setting is beautiful and we were lucky to get a glorious sunset. The staff were friendly and efficient - all wearing masks and hand sanitizer was available on arrival. There is currently a shortened menu, but still enough choice. We shared delicious crab cakes for starter. My seafood mixed grill was good, although the Mahi was a little overcooked. Our daughter’s steak was good and a generous portion and my husband enjoyed his opakapaka. The drinks were reasonably priced. It was still quite an expensive meal, but you expect that in Waikiki. The view makes up for it! We would go back and I would recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very limited menu. Not sure if it was only because of COVID-19 but there was literally one item that I could only eat from.

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SteveW
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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BlancheK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have been nicer to have a larger menu and more cocktail choices.

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vipMarkZ
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very relaxing atmosphere on the beach for lunch.

delicious food.

excellent service by nathan.

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ConnieW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. It's a quiet place to relax, enjoy the great food, and be pampered by the friendly service. This time we were there during COVID so they were extra careful to keep us and everybody safe. We will continue to do there for every special occasion.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Way over priced for entre. I'm local. I'm going for $44. Entre. I had a nice salad and a beer

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LaurieF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to celebrate a birthday during social distance times or any time. We felt very safe. Only 1 waiter attended to us, and we ate outside with the trades. Delicious food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hau Tree Lanai had always been lovely. They are handling COVID-19 accommodations with grace.

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Gail
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hau Tree Lanai is a wonderful experience. It is in a beautiful setting, the staff is well-trained, efficient, and unobtrusive. They have made everything extremely safe in these COVID times, and even the more limited menu has been chosen to meet the desires of many different types of tastes. I recommend it as an oasis during these stressful times!

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Keleka
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday lunch. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Everyone was kind and attentive. The Hau Trees which cover the lanai kept our table shaded and kept us cool from the mid-day sun. The lanai is located right on the beach, so the ocean views are lovely. It just doesn't get any better than this. We are locals and we will definitely be back !!!

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CapitalPlaceDiner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific dinner and was happy to be out in the time of the Pandemic. I requested a table by the ocean and my request was honored. It was nice having a glass of wine and watching the sun set by the beach.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset. Great service. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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Jojoa
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a lovely experience at the Hau Tree Lanai!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the view, the spacing was nice and it wasn’t too noisy. Some music playin by some locals near by on the beach but it wasn’t loud or disturbing. The service was good. The food was okay but don’t think it was worth the value. Don’t get much of a bang for your buck. Went here after I proposed and it was a romantic place to eat after she said yes

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