Hawaii Calls - Marriott Waikoloa

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Enjoy the ambience and 'Anaeho'omalu Bay views from your table at our Waikoloa restaurant. Start your day with an elaborate daily breakfast buffet and a la carte menu. Salads, sandwiches and tropical drinks are available for lunch, poolside or in our restaurant’s seated dining area. Dinner features Hawai'i Island's flavors and flares paired with the culinary excellence of our very own Executive Chef Jayson Kanekoa.
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L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service. And the food are excellent

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Conveniently located in the Marriott. Part of our group had the buffet and part ordered ala carte. Both were tasty. The server was very nice both a bit overstretches.

OT
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow service, we had to get up from the table twice to find our waiter for drink orders, condiments . He never asked once how everything was? Very discouraging. Ambiance was great, food was as expected

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Best part is the view.

A few different meals here.

The crab and prime rib dinner.

I do not understand how crab can be so over cooked. So over cooked to the point it’s like rubber. I also don’t understand why some of the shells come up empty and not one or two but five.

We couldn’t get a second glass of wine. Do not waste your money or time on this.

The fresh catch fish sandwich had barely any fish. It was a tiny piece.

The lobster shrimp club sandwich had no flavor it was just awful.

The seafood sampler and the fisherman platter were ok nothing special but best thing we had.

D
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu shown on open table did not reflect the actual menu. It had much fewer options and the pricing was more expensive. I would recommend that you notify customers with a disclaimer that the menu is subject to change.

f
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were staying at the Marriott Waikoloa during our honeymoon; my husband is a Titanium Elite Marriott Bonvoy member, so we received several drink and food vouchers for this restaurant. Unfortunately, we were not treated as Marriott patrons through this experience.

The good:
- Their Hawaiian flow alcoholic drink was delicious (we received this as part of our welcome gift from Marriott given my husband's status)
- The breakfast buffet (which we received complimentary) had a variety of options; given it was complimentary, we enjoyed it (not sure it is worth $30+)

The bad:
- HORRIBLE service: For our dinner reservation, we waited 15+ minutes for a glass of champagne (which was complimentary from our Marriott ambassador as we were celebrating our honeymoon). It was only after I went to the front staff and complained to a manager that we saw the waiter running with our champagne, which clearly had been sitting out for awhile.
- Subpar dinner: My husband ordered a lobster bisque, and there was no actual lobster in the bisque. It was clear that the server had not even attempted to get chunks of lobster to include in the bisque
- Limited options: As a vegetarian, I struggled to find anything healthy here. They had at most 1 item on the menu I could eat, and it lacked any taste appeal

I do not recommend coming here, unless you have Marriott status and can get free breakfast and a drink. The service is atrocious and they do not care about customers at all.

SE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful Sunset location. Food was very good and the service was outstanding.
Our server was Michael, the best service we have had on the island.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relatively informal setting but unexpectedly good food. Service a bit slow but server was excellent and overall meal was way better than expected in chain hotel in Xmas week

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The dinner took forever. There was a bunch of empty tables when we arrived. We were 15 minutes late and we’re scolded for it in the beginning. The waiter hardly ever came to our table and it took forever to order drinks then the main course and we had to flag someone down after 45 minutes waiting to get a dessert menu and our check. Pretty ridiculous! We live on the island and we had guest that we brought out to dinner with us. Not a good impression by any means

PG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiter forgot to order 1 of 4 guests meals. Fourth showed up when other 3 were finished. did not order dessert, ... as we just wanted to leave. Left him 15% tip my wife said was generous. She's probably right.

F
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant said we were a no show, when we were actually there ruined our dining experience and several tables close by too. Manager ended up buying our dinner and table next to us. It seems like this restaurant has some serious management issues. It is located within the Marriott hotel, so people that have limited choices will continue to eat here even though they should not waste their money at this restaurant.

AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Took an hour and a half to get our entrees. They are better set up for service if you get the buffet. We will not return.

CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went on a night where there was a price fix and a limited open menu. We did not opt for price fix and while selection was fine, it probably was not indicative of the whole menu

j
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The Christmas buffet was delicious - great selection, but we were seated in an overflow section (which was fine), HOWEVER, the wait staff apparently forgot we were seated there. Our plates were never cleared, our drinks were never refilled, and we had to flag servers down and practically beg to get anyone to pay attention to us if we needed anything. Thank goodness it was a buffet!

DF
San Diego
142 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Came for the Christmas buffet. Service was poor, tables on top of each other, and the entrées were pretty bad. I would not return here again

FS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday is Christmas Day and we had trouble finding a place on short notice and our dining experience was fantastic and the service was off the chart! They brought a wonderful ice cream cake with candles and sang happy birthday even as busy as they were. Great Xmas buffet and was much more reasonable than other places and we were not disappointed! We will be back next year! Cheers!

KF
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loved out evening and look forward to returning soon.

JB
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had the ribs, the whole plate was only luke warm, trying to get the waiters attention was difficult. Upon being warmed up (presumably in the microwave) the mean was dry and they forgot to put my corn back on the plate. Horrible meal and the service was rather poor too. I had the creme brulee for desert which was actually very good and it was comped so made up a little for the terrible meal. World still not recommend.

PB
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner buffet. WONDERFUL! Everything was delicious and so many choices I couldn’t try everything.

L
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service, the auntie who helped us was awesome with our kids! The food was good for breakfast, not $30 good, but good enough.

L
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We did the all you can eat prime rib and snow crab legs. Great meal, but very pricey. I've paid the same amount at the Bacchanal, and it was much better. THIS IS HAWAII however, so, you gotta play the game. Enjoy the buffet if you do it, you're in paradise!

FS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

tables and seating felt like a cafeteria-food was lacking taste
overall overpriced for what you get

L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and the service is outstanding

g
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hotel average food

GL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenny was a great server! She was so kind and very attentive but not overly! Mahalo nui for a great mom and dad date night! Ps, the best prime rib I’ve ever had, not usually a fan but this was winner, with the garlic, OMG! The uncle cutting and pan searing the prime rib was super funny also, very accommodating.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not worth the price . Disappointed with the spread of what was offered . Went to dinner to celebrate our Anniversary and wished we went somewhere else .

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lobster was really good and would recommend also the garlic mash is very good!!

L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

B
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food portions were large & nicely flavored!
Great specials!
However they were sold out of the lobster special only 2 hours into the evening!

L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib and crab were excellent!

L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food-Prime rib was wonderful

L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious buffet breakfastwith good service

L
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tomato crab soup and wedge salad very good

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience2

Naked babies screaming. Overcooked lobster. They probably started cooking it when I got to the hotel 2 days prior

M
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the food was excellent, they made you feel like family,very relaxed,drinks was wonderful,I will definitely return!!!

MJ
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Buffet was small for the price of $60 per person. The flies were out of control. I'm surprised the out of state tourist didn't complain. If we weren't local and use to to flies while eating at the beach, backyard bbq, but at a $60 buffet I couldn't believe it. I would hold the dinner inside with no flies. The food was ok, pasta was good, crab was tasty, prime rib was alittle salty but that's how I like it. But overall the buffet wasn't worth $60 not much selection in salad bar and dessert bar. I enjoyed the bake potatoe bar. Your staff was awesome after Jay asked about dinner I just mentioned the flies and Jay our server came out with a candle which help alittle. The service was excellent. I wouldn't go there again only because of the size of the buffet for the cost and the flies. Thanks for the Kamaaina rate that helped to decide we would take a chance on the buffet.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hawaii Calls was the perfect restaurant for our first night in Waikoloa at the Marriott. The food and service was excellent and it was a wonderful relaxing dinner with a beautiful sunset. I would definitely recommend Hawaii Calls for a relaxed delicious dinner at the Marriott.

W
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. We made another reservation before leaving

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Top location aber leider Essen und Service eher mittelmäsig

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AG
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the best piece of prime rib I’ve had in years for a very reasonable price!

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