Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel

4.5
481 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Honolulu-born chef Ed Kenney opens his fourth eatery, Mahina & Sun's featuring his delicious and groundbreaking take on island cuisine. Kenney's commitment to offering "elevated home cooking with a Hawaiian sense of place" and utilizing local, organic products shine through in his dishes. Over the past decade, through his other restaurants in Kaimuki - Town, Kaimuki Superette and Mud Hen Water, Kenney has been a pivotal figure in the rapidly growing food culture in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation
Daily: 6:30am – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 924-5810
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erik Leong
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Catering
We will be featuring local musicians, dj spinning, special events, art openings, and many more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kuhio Avenue
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Entertainment
We will be featuring local musicians, dj spinning, special events, art openings, and many more.
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Special events & promotions
Thank you for choosing Mahina and Sun's! Our Valentine's Day Pre-Fixed menu is $95 per guest. Vegetarian option is $75 per guest. Mahina family feast is $35 per guest plus market price of the fish. We look forward to serving you.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 12:00PM - 12:00PM 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM

What 481 People Are Saying
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Toronto
159 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little hidden away location on Kuhio in the thick of Waikiki. It was different from the norm, California meets Hawai’i surfer hang-out. The staff are exceptional and bring the place alive. Much preferred to the larger mega hotels. Feels like a home away from home. Check it out! Farm to Table restaurant.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was super slow. Must have been a half hour before drinks arrived, they sat on the bar. Food was lukewarm. Pizza came last but was cold. Asked to heat up and waited over a half hour while they ended up making a new one. Everyone else was completely done with their meal. Food was good.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was way under staffed for brunch. Staff did the best they could.

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CK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. Great variety on the menu!

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K
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants on Oahu. It’s gourmet Hawaiian cuisine at its finest. I love that there’s paʻi ʻai and hōʻiʻo on the menu, that the products are locally sourced and organic when available. The menu has a great variety-something for everyone.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Noise is a little loud b/c trying to play the live band across the bar. Really good place for a date or special occasion.

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AL
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and drinks. Very attentive and friendly service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. The food is extraordinary, service with aloha, and the experience laced with authentic Hawaiian culture

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LJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the best cocktail in a long time. All the food we ordered was fantastic. Superb seafood and great flavours

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V
Leipzig
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Ich hatte das Risotto mit Gambas und den Cocktail des Tages. Beides wirklich sehr lecker. Preislich für Hawaii mittleres Segment. Das Ambiente, direkt am Pool, hat mir nicht so gut gefallen. Die Kellner waren sehr nett. Bedienung und auch essen war sehr schnell, alles in allem, gut bis sehr gut.

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NG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Surprisingly good food and fab vibes 🍍

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VC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a warm welcome and the most wonderful service. Great cocktails, beautiful food, cool surroundings and great ambience. Much aloha.

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K
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and ordered the surfjack breakfast with opah. The opah was fried just right and was very good. Hubby went for the Au' Mahina bowl (poke) and the pickled cremini mushrooms were to die for. Let's not forget the drinks we had - Smokey Maria and Fresh Juice Mimosa - Lilikoi for me. Def will go back again and again!

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MW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the family feast, and found it imaginative and delicious. Our server, Liz, guided us through the elements of the dinner, and never left us wanting for either food or drink or knowledge of what we were enjoying. We will be back!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful. Loved the live music. Our waitress was really good.

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Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious interesting food! Loved the fish with mustard sauce over local sweet potato purée. Hipster palm-springs vibe.

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TM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was amazing and we really loved the updates done, the architecture and the overall vibe. Very fun and a great experience.

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g
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We found this restaurant on Open Table and chose it because it was close to our hotel. Food was good, service was great and very energetic.

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L
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This is the first time since using Open Table I was not completely happy with the dinner. I had the opah, which was ok. My husband had the rigatoni, which was also ok. It was loud but we expected that from other reviews. Ours server, Mary Anne, was great.

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KM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. I enjoyed the creative cuisine offered.

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VO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This place used to be fantastic but it's gone a little downhill. Used to love the hehe salad but portion got smaller and flavors not balanced well. Maybe just an off night?

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening here! The food was delicious and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. One of our favourite meals in Honolulu!

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CU
Hawaii
228 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No wonder our former President loved dinning here. Possibly the most creative kitchen in Hawaii. Honestly you will never find similar dishes on Oahu. Also the best pickling on Oahu. Coupled with a super attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff you are truly in for a relaxing and stimulating treat.

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JT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mahina & Suns is always on my list when I am in Oahu. Food and drinks are spot on, the opah and mon chong were delish in this recent visit. Having music by #mailesoul made it all the better!

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LJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely surprise - an eclectic restaurant housed on the ground floor of a local hotel. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Anyone who can make a kale salad absolutely mouth watering is a genius!

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SG
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Enjoyed the Baquets in beet sauce and pork pate as starters. Main courses were delicious, but was sad there was no fresh fish that day for the group feast. Always great

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fresh seafood. Wonderful service in a fun retro-60’s setting

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A
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Dined here based on the good reviews and an article we read in a magazine. Crazy ambiance as the restaurant is right next to an indoor swimming pool. Very limited menu. We were two people and we both really didn't enjoy our entrees of opah (moonfish) and monchong (sickle pomfret). The appetizer of sweet land farm chevre beignets was nice but nothing special. Service was just okay too. Very disappointed.

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TM
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Grilled octopus with ricotta- what a winning combination. Delicious meal and fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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S
Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had a business meeting at 11am. Staff was nice to put us in a space where we could have a bit of privacy (corner table) and could hear one another.
We were one of the first people there for lunch so we didnt' have to fight a lunch crowd. It was very pleasant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is very creative and delicious, and the hotel has a cool vibe. Service however was spotty

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, especially if you are seated overlooking the hotel’s pool, taking full advantage of the open-air setting. The restaurant’s sustainably-fished seafood is excellent - we tried both the monchong and opah. The monchong was light, flaky, yet flavorful. The opah was meaty, yet tender with an amazing bacon-infused broth. Oh, I almost forgot the cocktails - excellent. A nice departure from the ubiquitous tiki-style tropical drinks you’ll find at most other area bars, but still masterfully incorporating local fruits and other ingredients. Service was very good. Our waitress, Jacqui, was very friendly and attentive with the two of us despite also serving a very large party next to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We made a reservation for my daughters 20th birthday, 3 weeks in advance. The reservation was at 6:30 party of 6. When we arrived, about 6:25 the table wasn’t ready and we had to wait. When we were seated, the table wasn’t in the restaurant, it was in the bar/lounge closer to the pool entrance. Needless to say our table sucked.

The food was REALLY great!

Fried whole fish - delicious!!
Avocado tacos
Ahi tartare
He’e salad
Corn chowder
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Frustrating for the money we spent on the dinner and the table was so bad. That would be the reason I wouldn’t go again.

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MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the healthy, market driven food. Our server Maryanne makes the experience even better!!!!!!!

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RC
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, just right for a good dinner with friends.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful brunch. Waffle, burrito and Egg Sammie are delicious!

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our friendly server was so welcoming and informative and the tuna and opah were wonderful. The live music was icing on the cake...a jazzy Sinatra and John Legend mix

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n
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night. Amazing food! There was a guy singing and playing guitar. Good service. Not crowded on a Wednesday night.

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TH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. We started with chèvre beignets for a savory delicious start. We both had the smoked opah chowder which was absolutely delicious. Tender morsels of smoked opah made the soup memorable. I had the Kauai shrimp risotto. The succulent shrimp made the tasty risotto a dish I will go back for. My husband had the catch of the day, fresh Opah with a whole grain mustard topping that I got to try with tender braised local cabbage. Desserts were delicious as well. They have a dark chocolate mochi that’s unreal ono and their butterscotch pudding with a cookie crumble made a perfect ending to our already flawless meal. Heidi was our server and she’s awesome. We will be back!

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