About Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki

Inspired by the “food fair” of Hawaii 130 years ago that brought on an influx of ethnic cuisine, Kai Market celebrates the traditional Hawaiian meal which consists of various fresh seafood and exotic fruits to the many dishes that inspired generations of Hawaiians. Rather than submitting to a single style, Kai Market offers delicacies from many cultures with a local touch to make them truly Hawaiian. Chefs also want to bring the kitchen out to their guests’ tables. Kai Market presents interactive chefs preparing food for guest enjoyment. Kai Market will inspire the sights, sound and tastes of yesteryear with the delivery of a modern and upscale dining event.

2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pacific Rim, Asian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Daily 6:00am-10:30am (last seating at 11:00am)

Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-9:00pm (last seating at 9:30pm)

Cross Street:
Royal Hawaiian Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 921-4600

Website:
http://www.sheraton-waikiki.com/dining/kai

Entertainment:
Nightly Hawaiian entertainment

Parking Details:
Complimentary self parking for up to 4 hours, valet parking available for a fee.

Executive Chef:
Darren Demaya

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki can accommodate all your special event needs.

Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Waterfront (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Expensive buffet but you get good quality selection and in the end is reasonable value for the price. You can eat too much easily...

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

海が目の前で雰囲気は非常に良い。料理もまあまあ美味しい。デザートが豊富だった。

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

ワイキキ滞在の際には一度は訪れるレストラン。テラス席をお願いして、サンセットを見ながらビールで乾杯!を一度はやっておきたくなるのです。
入り口はいつも混み合っているものの席はどこかしら空いているのでサクサク進むイメージ。ただ、予約はして行ったほうがいいです。
あと、今回シェラトンに宿泊したのですが、部屋にこのお店も含めたクーポンが届いていました。クーポンを持って行けば割引になったのに、気づかず出先から直行してしまい、お腹いっぱいで部屋に戻ってから気づきました。。。ざんねん。

お店の人も忙しそうで、ドリンクの注文やお会計等なかなか捕まりにくいですが、それを超える暖かさがあり、個人的には満足のお店です。

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was our 4th visit and the food selection and freshness was good but not as great as in prior visits. The prime rib was subperb and much better than prime rib restaurants. Missed the fresh steamed fish this visit. The broiled salmon was too dry. What this buffet does best is serve smaller trays and replenish as needed to keep the food fresh. This was our 4 guests first vist and they loved it. Having eaten here when it first opened, I can only give it 4 stars tonight.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great food. Excellent service. The restaurant is "open air", and it does get a little warm on humid days. The ceiling fans help a little. When the weather is nice and the headwinds are blowing, the restaurant is a lot cooler. Overall, it's a great place to try "island" cuisine made from LOCAL produce and LOCAL livestock.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great food, but limited buffet.
Limited salad bar. Great seafood chowder, sashimi, wonderful cheese selection, grilled prawns, wonderful deserts. Limited fruit section and very basic. No papaya or watermelon. Great prime rib.
Too expensive for what is offered. Need to provide more selection.
Can't beat the views!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Music, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 10, 2017

隣の中国人が大音量でスマホの動画を再生し始め、
大変不愉快な気持ちになりました。
スタッフも注意すべきです。
せっかく料理も雰囲気もいいのにもったいないです。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very very very overpriced. Food quality was comparable to other buffets half the price. Service was outstanding, but for $60 a person, there should be double the choices served. Great experience being on a Hawaiian vacation, but I won't dine there again. Lesson learned!!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 12, 2017

早くからの予約で希望通りの席でした。料理も美味しく、サービスも合格ライン。いまいちは、コスパくらいでした。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 15, 2017

悪くはないけど、ビュフェとしてはもう少し料理の質、数を上げて欲しい感じ。ライブも併設のバー向けで、食事をしながらという感じじゃない。もう少し位置を考えればいいのに。
まあファミリー向けとしては十分かな。

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Good spot right on the beach. Food was pretty mediocre for the price you pay, and not a lot of veggie options.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 11, 2017

great view and food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at the buffet! The only problem was that I ate too much! Everything was very good!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The ambience was amazing!!! The food however was way overpriced for the selection that was available. And the shrimps were undercooked. I had to pick the cooked ones carefully for my mapotge wife. And finally, the server didn't refill our drinks so i was eating ice to wash down my meal. We won't be back anytime soon.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Buffet is very good for kids. We took almost every kind of meal and all of them was very nice.
But price is little bit expensive.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food! Lots of variety. Cakes were a little dry. Busy with tourist.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2017

何度かいくと内容がかぶるのでちょっと嫌かな…。無料雑誌のアロハストリートに15パーセントクーポンあります。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 12, 2017

There is a great Selection and you will never leave hungry.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2017

ハワイの地ビールのロングボード、ファイアロックの生ビールが飲めます。無料雑誌アロハストリートに食べ物15%クーポンがあってかなりお得になります、飲み物別。

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I didn't like the king crab legs because they're a pain to crack open and I didn't like the idea that you couldn't help your self and that you had to be given a certain amount each time you wanted more. I thought this is buffet? So you choose king crab legs which are a pain to crack open compared to snow crab legs and then you limit your customers to a certain amount for each serving. So what am I paying $50+ for? When everything else on the menu besides crab and prime rib, I can get anywhere else. Maybe they have different crab every seafood night, idk? I just don't care for king crab and the fact that I'm only limited to so many per serving. So much for paying big bucks for buffet.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I REALLY ENJOY THE FOOD.
I WISH WE HAD BETTER SEATING TO VIEW THE BEACH SCENERY.
I MADE RESERVATIONS FOR OPEN TABLE BUT WOULD RECOMMEND A VIEW TO CHOOSE THE SEATING TOO.
OVERALL SERVICE WAS GOOD AND EXCELLENT BUFFET.
WORTH IT......I'M GOING BACK AGAIN

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Seafood selection was adequate. king crab quality was a little dry, salads, fruit and raw selection very good. it was a little lacking in the hot selection, just barely adequate in quality. we were celebrating our 22nd anniversary and ere presented with a little anniversary brownie at end of meal, which was appreciated. I would consider bringing family for another occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Somewhat disappointed with quality of food considering the price. While there was a large selection of food, the only thing that really stood out as excellent was dessert - particularly the pineapple bread pudding. There was a variety of proteins, but again, nothing that really stood out. The fried rice was extremely dry, the garlic shrimp lacked flavor, and the salmon was mediocre. Somewhat disappointed considering the price. Best thing was the service and the view.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2016

味は日本人好みではないかも。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Overall the buffet was good. Great to have a kama aina discount also. Good selection of food and desserts. The only complaint is would have was the fresh catch. The fish still had scales on it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The personal level of service was very impressive as well as the food selections. Not a very big buffet but the offerings were well chosen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Host did not greet us properly as he was speaking with his colleagues. He said hello and walked away without giving any explanation and one of his colleagues offered us help but the host came back to tend for us again and that entire moment threw us off. A couple of menus at the buffet were very very good but the overall selection was so-so. A certain kind of dessert became unavailable at a pretty early hour. It was quite disappointing as I expect every buffet menus to be served ample. Venue is right at the ocean front with a nice breeze.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Service was really good, ambiance was really nice, food was only okay. I was disappointed in the food. It went down since I came the last time which was around 4 years ago. The only things that I like in the buffet line were the shrimp and ribs. Prime rib was good if you like it over cooked. It was more of a medium well done. The dessert was only okay too. The last time I came to Kai Market the only think I remember was the dessert but I was super disappointed that it wasn't the way it use to be. Over all, I wouldn't come back personally. If it was for a some type of party then yes but other then that no.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 19, 2016

I have been to Kai Market many times and have generally enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is usually quite crowded but manageable. This time - a Monday - it was not even half full. The food was very disappointing except for the appetizers and desserts which are always great. The main courses were especially pedestrian - two of the choices were both macaroni and cheese. Our party of six was very disappointed at the quality of the entrees compared to our previous visits. We will try again sometime but not on a Monday.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Everyone enjoyed the king crab legs & the head on shrimp. The poke & sashimi were good quality selections. The only disappointment was the fried noodles in which it was too salty with the msg taste. Chow mein noodles would have been better to use. The prime rib could have been a better quality but it was ok. Besides all that overall menu selections , atmosphere, service were very good & would definitely dine at the Kai Market in the future.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Was disappointed with the food....not worth the price..but appreciated the kamaaina discount. Glad kids were free.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2016

The service was Great the host and hostesses was always smiling..always asking if we need anything.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 22, 2016

全体的に味もいまいちで、ブュッフェのわりに料理の品数も少ないように思いました。
このお値段なら他のお店に食べに行ったらよかったかなと思います。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Service was poor. Food was awful. We sat under a fan that made the light above it seem like a strobe light. Entire party ended up with horrible headaches!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Great food and service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Great for kamaaina discount! Food was great but I think it's missing some udon, my fave 😋

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 2, 2016

ALWAYS APPRECIATE THE KAMAAINA DISCOUNT AND THE FABULOUS OCEAN FRONT TABLE.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2016

The food was okay. I expected more Hawaiian options. They had strawberry and blueberry pies when they should have had haupia desserts is what Ted's Bakery is known for. Their chi chi dango had mildew on it and I had to let the waiters know. They don't make it but they should make sure the quality of food is fit for consumption especially because their buffet is not cheap. They didn't have great options for their starch being that the rice and meat had kim chee in it. Just my opinion but more variety would have been better. Their prime rib was probably the best thing we ate.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We loved everything about Kai Market. The friendly staff and fast service. The excellent and delicious choices at the buffet. And they also offer a kamaaina discount.
We will most definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The prime rib was excellent. King crab not salty like some other buffets and easy to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual
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