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Thu, 4/19
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Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel

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366 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
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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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What 366 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the vibes at this place. The food was unbelievably delicious, and 100% worth the splurge. Being able to try local ingredients integrated into vibrant, healthy dishes was truly a treat. I've wanted to try breadfruit for a while now and Mahina really delivered. The dessert did not disappoint either - pavlova topped with delicious lilikoi, guava, and other exotic fruits. I am so glad we came upon Mahina & Sun's - it is not to be missed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Must visit! I've been in Honolulu for 4dyas so far and this was the best by far!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Interesting menu with spot on descriptions and recommendations from wait staff. Sonda D. was wonderful waitress. We had a variety of the fish dishes, all excellent. Would definitely go for the octopus salad. Laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fish was excellent. Steak was served cold and unseasoned. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Super cool hotel with a great pool that has been updated in a great Hawaiian and modern way without losing the exotic past. Awesome fun place to eat

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The grilled he'e and watercress salad is our favorite starter. Love the peanuts too. Our waiter was great as he even asked if we wanted more peanuts to which I replied 'Yes please'. The naked pig had a thin crust and just hit the spot.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food excellent as always. Supervisor (Bob) was indifferent and dismissive.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Husband and mother-in-law ordered the same dish. One dish was significantly smaller in proportion size.

I prefer the dinner menu. I didn’t realize the brunch menu was so scarce.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We celebrated our Easter brunch here. Atmosphere, service and food were perfect! Nice relaxed and fun atmosphere with incredible dishes! Needless to say, we had a great time!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Hideous music in bar area that reverberated into dining area. Music was requiem for a funereal. Glad to learn a one night only event

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing food and great service

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Everything about our dinner here was wonderful. Our waitress was super cute, knowledgeable, & attentive. Our appetizers & entrees were fabulous, all fresh & expertly seasoned. We enjoyed the cocktails, especially the daily special with freshly squeezed quads juice. While tucked away in a hotel off the beaten path of Waikiki, we felt fortunate to have discovered it albeit Trip Advisor.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Small, selective menu highlighting the best Hawaiian-Pacific Rim fusion. Guest bartenders on site often mixing some unique cocktails and some of the better snacks and apps ever featured on a menu. Back in a heart beat and they have a great rewards system set up for "frequent flyers."

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

魚料理も肉料理も全て非常に美味しく、日本人に合っている。生演奏付きで、雰囲気もすばらしいが、やや騒々しいかも。1人あたり4000-5000円程度。全体としては、おすすめできます。

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We absolutely loved Mahina & Suns! The food was spectacular and the service was amazing. We will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Let me start by saying that the food was excellent but very pricey. My wife and I would love to return when we visit Waikiki again. On the down side I felt the restaurant was too "full of itself". From the moment we walked in I felt the staff was more interested in presenting an air of sophistication and food snobbery then making us feel welcome. This is Hawaii after all. This restaurant is not laid back and does not have a home feel. I almost felt that as the food was delivered to our table it was thrown down at us as if the server was offended that we were eating this wonderful food. His mumbling explanation of what he served was not understandable. This restaurant exemplifies how serious food has become when if fact it should be a joy and a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our favorite restaurant and Marianne is fabulous!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Really unique dining spot with excellent food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Just found this great place by chance. The octopus salad was amazing and both entrees were exceptional. I think I may go again before I leave Honolulu!! Many other items I would like to try on menu.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great spot - awesome food well executed

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

A large majority of the menu items are locally sourced. We ordered the naked pig pizza, the pork ragu, the harissa chicken, and an assortment of desserts. Everything was wonderful. Pasta prepared to perfection, great pizza and chicken cooked to perfection. I highly recommend Mahina and Sons as well as Ed Kinney’s other restaurants - Town & Kaimuki Superette. A local chef highlighting Hawaii’s local cuisine.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was my third time for dinner at Mahina and Sun's and the food keeps getting better and better. We did the family fish feast and loved all of the dishes. The whole fish was perfectly prepared and easy to pull off the bone and serve. The individual side dishes were all delicious, especially the breadfruit. Service is always good here but it was exceptional at this visit. I will definitely be back for more! My four out of town guests loved it as well. They thought it was a great place to get local flavor and I agree!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Best meal we had in Honolulu. Super creative, delicious dishes. Great atmosphere, hip decor, great little store to browse out front while you wait for a table.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Absolutely loved every single item we ordered. Fantastic service, amazing food and a fantastic atmosphere. The beignets are not to be missed!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is a must for Sunday brunch. The setting, partially outdoors in a retro hotel, is a great departure from the standard Waikiki casual restaurants. Brunch is both creative and filled with great tastes. Our group shared the modern version of a loco moco, great waffles and scones but there are many other terrific items on the menu. We elected to sit at a picnic table in the restaurant’s outdoor area which was great for watching the scene around the pool. Sunday brunch features an excellent guitarist with great voice.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

It was amazing the food was so great

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Mahina and Sun's is emerging as my favorite restaurant on Oahu. The food is really stellar. It's not the kind of place where the plating is very fancy, but the food tastes amazing and the combinations are just original enough to be intriguing but not so original as to be weird. I also love the hip ambience and friendly waitstaff.
Standout dishes on this visit were a crudo with brown butter and ice plants, and some unctuous disks of pork rillette with mostarda and sweet bread rolls. The shrimp risotto was also outstanding.
They also have a lot of delicious cocktails that are festive and not too sweet.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food was spectacular. The service was great. The use of local ingredients was really well thought out.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Eating out in Waikiki always begins with "Sticker Shock" as one wonders how your travel budget will last for a 10-day stay. As a Canadian visitor, the exchange is also top-of-mind. Having said that, for an evening out, this restaurant was top-notch and, besides, you can do takeaway on other evenings!
Our server was very helpful and attentive and made our first evening in HI most memorable. The musician playing at poolside provided lovely background to accompany the excellent food and local beers. We really enjoyed our avocado tacos and seared tuna [perfectly done with excellent accompaniments]. We found this restaurant in our Lonely Planet Guide to Oahu [2017 ed.] and it did not disappoint at all. Great choice for a special evening out while vacationing in Waikiki and somewhat off the "beaten track!" Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Hip restaurant in updated 1950s hotel. Friendly and efficient service, creative and tasty food.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

日本語メニューはありません。日本語を話せるスタッフもいませんでしたが、スタッフは皆さんフレンドリーで、サービスもかなり良いように感じました。料理の説明も一生懸命伝えようととても頑張ってくれました。薦められた料理はとても美味しかったです。

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We absolutely loved it!
Jasmine our server was amazing and excellent with Stevie, recommendations and overall we could not have been happier...
We will for sure be back 👍🏼

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Fantastic service, great live music and food!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Good service in a relaxed and nice atmosphere. Flavours were bland in some of the dishes. Overall a pleasant enough experience

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Trendy but relaxed. The drinks were good but the food was only ok. Very over priced.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went here for my 50th Birthday. Despite some problems with the hotel’s power supply these guys were superb. They managed the wait till power came back, it became a relaxing poolside sit next to the Surfjack pool ( worth coming for that alone). When the power came back the kitchen unleashed their best. Without doubt the best food we had in the week we were in Hawaii. Service excellent, friendly and the ambiance of the whole restaurant was just really cool. I kind of stumbled across the place on the web, and I couldn’t have found a better place for my Birthday. The local fare menu had something for everyone in the family, from sensational fish to pizzas. It’s not often our youngest to oldest, vegetarians and carnivores all happy with dinner. Also the Pavlova and fruit excellent if you have a second stomach to fit it in!

I have looked around the other offerings in Waikiki, this place is the best if you like excellent food in a great atmosphere. If you want to sit under the big tree and pay a fortune for average food down on the beach (which I have done) go for it. Good luck. Another institution The cheesecake factory cooked my wife’s fish until it bounced. These guys on the other hand are the real deal in the kitchen, and I loved the setting and service. Great dinner and will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing meal. Every appetizer was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and ambience to celebrate vday!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great server!! She was amazing. Good food and value but you are in Waikiki so it is expensive and understandable so.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved the retro ambiance of this place.

We shared the avocado tacos and the pork rillettes as starters and both were fantastic.

For our entree we shared the shrimp risotto which was so fresh but decadent at the same time.

Since we were celebrating a birthday we received a free dessert of our choice. We shared the Pavlova. It came with tons of fresh local fruit, local honey, and fresh whipped cream. We loved every bite.

Thanks Mahina & Sun’s for an awesome birthday dinner!

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