Lanai City Bar & Grille

4.3
397 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lanai City Bar & Grille is a lively neighborhood restaurant and bar in the historic Hotel Lanai, serving fresh local favorites and island cuisine in an upscale casual environment. With a spacious outdoor patio and beautifully renovated dining area and bar, Lanai City Bar & Grille offers a comfortable yet elevated dining experience where guests can enjoy an evening of live entertainment under the stars or handcrafted cocktails and global cuisine inspired by the flavors and ingredients of Lanai.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.5
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very busy but quaint place, took some time for service and ordering. Food took some time and when arrived was not correct. I would definitely go back, but it was just a few things that made my decision for this review..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and efficient service - with a smile. Celebrated Mom’s birthday and the staff couldn’t have been more considerate or helpful.

Entire meal was delicious and clearly prepared with care.

I highly recommend!

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

Sat at the bar and hand lovely service from Jacob.

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vipLizE
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We waited over an hour for our entree. When the server brought the stark it was cold. When we sent it back, it was returned still cold! We sent it back and left without an entree.

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JAStark
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to back 5 star experiences

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JAStark
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a musician that night; beyond amazing. Local, folksy ukulele vibes were perfect. The venison was the best I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Great craft cocktails, exceptionally friendly staff and patrons. Complete 5/5 star experience.

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vipJeffreyE
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Hope this place gets back to delicious food.

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vipNanaBoogoo
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went to listen music and enjoy dinner. Asked to be seated outside so we could hear music. Was told we could hear it from where we were seated .... we couldn’t cause they placed stereo music instead . Food was ok ... steak orders was medium rare , came medium well. Disappointed... left before dessert

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Ilima808
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Although our dinner was rated from poor to fair. I would still recommend but do go with caution. We have dined there several times for both breakfast and dinner, our past experiences were excellent but last Friday night was disappointing. We waited 30 minutes before our order was taken, we had to ask for water and drink refills. Dinner stated to be served after one hour and 20 minutes. Four in our group were served and the last two came 7 minutes later. We didn’t have salt and pepper on our table. No butter on the lobster. The only dish that was served perfect was the roast pork the other five dishes lacked flavor. We spoke to the manager and expressed our disappointment which he gave us his apology and a brief explanation. I will go back but I look for current reviews.

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SandraC
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and excellent service. Thank you.....................

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Lanai
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Jacob is a fine bartender and host. Very attentive and friendly.— and knowledgeable. Food was ono and plentiful

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vipKariG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Headed over to Hula Girl for Loco Moco and ended up with avocado toast and Kahula pig Benedict, well worth the change up.

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vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley amazing. So good the food was perfect. I cant wait to go back. The oysters and clams were really good.

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vipKariG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Travis, the manager, is welcoming at talks story to each table. Chef, Chris is amazing we loved everything we had. The staff is great and welcoming. While the bar is nothing special, the recommended cocktails are lovely. We ate here 3 nights in a row!

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vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, we will be back!!!! Service and the food choices and quality were very good..

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SusanaA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the food and the people who works there ,the music was great too.
We will be back !

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Vetea
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service!
The hostess accommodated our large table and the waiter was very nice too! The food was very good...a little bit on the $$$ side, but some of the dishes were worth it!
Would def go back there if I stayed longer on Lanai!
They even saved our baby’s shoe we left there for 2 days :)

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JujuBee
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service top-notch. Shanelle (sorry for spelling) delivered world class service. Chef Chris delighted us with his wit and of course culinary skills. He makes a knock out Lechon. Highly recommend if you are visiting or live on Lanai.

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vipJ2CJPS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific evening, live music (John Cruz), fresh local food, friendly service, beautiful night outdoors. What more can one ask for? Mahalo. :)

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Denn
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dined outside in the enclosed deck area where stage is located with live entertainment. Was my first time outside and I was extremely impressed with the ambiance, noise level capable of pleasant dinner conversation and the outstanding entertainment of John Cruz! The recent renovation of this area created a dining space worthy of fine dining. The overhead heaters that were installed around the perimeter made it even more pleasant coupled with the outside ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas dinner

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IGB1227
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the Chef!! Our Christmas Eve Prime Rib Dinner was EXCELLENT. The sides were actually the star of the show for us. A twist on mashed potatoes and vegetable medley. Mahalo for any excellent dinner!

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vipXavier
Hawaii
135 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grill is a unique neighborhood restaurant it has been totally remodeled it’s got a really wonderful chef good staff great drinks service is good and wonderful music on Friday and Saturdays I highly recommend a nice city Grill if you’re here on the night

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RobertB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The band was awesome the food amazing. Great addition to just staying at the Four Seasons

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JerryC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, the food was excellent! Service was exceptional. My wife is celiac/gluten intolerant. Our server went way above and beyond to ensure that her meal choices would be gluten free. The grill, located in the Hotel Lanai, where we stayed, is located on a beautiful property adjacent to a fun and friendly small town square. We’ll be back!

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TrishaG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was BY FAR the best place I have eaten in a long time. We are from NY and finding great food away from home is hard to find. Cecilia our waitress was personable and so welcoming. Her recommendations were on point. We had fried oyster, potato gnocchi, filet and arugula salad. For dessert, apple crumb and warm cookie! DELICIOUS. Service and food was close to a Forbes/ AAA rating restaurant. Keep up the good work, thank you for an unforgettable night. we will miss you! Aloha

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FrancisXG1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place on Lanai, really super people - Sheri was GREAT

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

7th anniversary!
The service was great! Food on the other not so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
111 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

A member in our party uses a cane so we parked in handicap parking in front but then could not find a ramp at the main entrance. After my 93-year-old Mother walked up their steep stairs at the main entrance, the hostess informed us that there was another way in the back. Really?! There were no signs saying that and with handicap parking in front, shouldn't there be a ramp at the main entrance? This is just unacceptable and not ADA Compliant. Their "back" entrance is really a service road with very tight parking. We sat on the outside patio and their heaters were nice. Dinner started with a free bowl of goldfish and shrimp chips. It was like eating a child's snack. Our eggplant hummus appetizer was not any good either. My husband and Mom did enjoy their sweet corn soup. We then had to wait ONE hour for the rest of our meal! This after a long flight from the mainland. Our waitress (Teresa?) did a good job and apologized many times but it really wasn't her fault; the kitchen needs to move things out faster!! My Mom liked her harvest salad but the other main entrees of mahi mahi and a mackerel fish special were totally tasteless and underwhelming. Plus, it is so dark on their patio you can't see the food you are eating. I had to use my cellphone light to avoid the many bones in my mackerel fish. Our dining experience was very disappointing and for what you pay, food should be way better. The entertainment of musician John Cruz was nice. The renovated decor and patio are very nice but unfortunately, can't see coming back on future vacations. We happily paid more the next evening at high-end One Forty restaurant for a much better dining experience with a gorgeous view. That was definitely worth our time and money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was bad. Cocktail was good. Enjoyed the live music!

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LiznArn
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in a town of any size, but it is especially amazing that a restaurant of this caliber is available in a small town of ~3200 people and not part of the Four Seasons property. It is conveniently on site of Hotel Lanai—which, incidentally, just went through a beautiful updating. The night we went they had live music. They do have outdoor seating, but it was not in use the evening we were there due to weather concerns. Strongly recommend.

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BetsyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday with dinner at the Lanai City Bar & Grille, very glad we went there!
All 4 of us agreed the food equalled or exceeded the meal we had the previous day at the Four Seasons.
The service was great, we appreciated the friendly and helpful staff, and enjoyed the very pleasant atmosphere.
We will definitely return the next time we visit Lanai!

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Justyp
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went up to celebrate my sister's birthday and memorial of her passing and the staff brought out a cookie with a candle and sang Happy Birthday in her memory. Great food even better staff and a great place!!!

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vipBKSpxshooter
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were delicious. Would love to see a bigger, more diverse wine list with a few more by the glass options. The music Saturday night was a real treat as well.

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AnneO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We returned to the Hotel Lanai after 20 years last weekend. We brought my 84 year old mother, our 20 year old daughter, for a weekend on Lanai. We started our dinner with Washington State oysters, fresh and tasting of the ocean. Mom and I had the local venison, lightly seasoned with cloves, cooked medium rare, and placed over Japanese pear slaw. The meat was not gamey, and was extremely tender. Our daughter tried the mahi mahi, and loved her fish. My husband ordered the surf and turf, with Hawaiian lobster tail--both the steak and lobster were flavorful and tender. For dessert, we tried the apple crisp--plenty for four of us after such a great dinner!

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vipJackAMG
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Friendly staff, excellent food, good choices for vegetarians and wonderful music

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vipLanai
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

a few suggestions: when serving cream with coffee, spoons should be supplied. When serving bread/pastry samples, small plates should be supplied. when serving syrup, again, a small spoon and small plate for underneath should have been supplied, which allowed for messy drips. otherwise, all was terrific.

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vipSimonaS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a bit loud when entertained by local musicians but we still love it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The historic hotel and restaurant is beautifully remodeled. The prices are outrageous for the food quality that is presented. The ingredients are good and recipes seem interesting, but the preparation is amateurish. The food is luke warm, and the overall finish is not professional.

The server was very good, but too busy to greet us upon arrival. We stood at the host stand for several minutes, before a cool acknowledgement. We never saw any type of manager; the server was very alone. The food runner was not sure of which guest to place the correct order. We could not get a drink from the bar after 9:00, which was not mentioned to us before we were refused a desert liquor.

The music was professional, but exceedingly loud. We had to yell across the table to talk. It felt more like a nightclub noise level with bar food at fine dining prices. There is absolutely no justification for $85 per person. I’ll happily spend more than that if it is worth it. A meal of this quality is with about 25% of the cost. I do not look forward to returning to this place.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our experience was amazing. The service was prompt, friendly, and wonderful. The food was excellent. I would recommend the lanai hotel to anyone. A wonderful evening.

FAQs

Lanai City Bar & Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 563-0936.

Lanai City Bar & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 397 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.