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Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel

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

What 394 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

Greeted well, table is a little small. Wait service excellent. Food—passes the lick the plate test. If I feel like licking the plate, the food was awesome. Smoke fish corn chowder was so good that I would go back just to have the soup. Risotto with prawns—crazy delish, the fried capers made the caper flavor much more subtle and the Kaua’i prawns were sweet! Strawberry cobbler —perfect sweetness versus tart. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

the food was delicious, and we really enjoyed the farm-to-table concepts that were presented on the menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great modern vibe hidden in busy Waikiki!
Pizza was delicious and our server was great, loved the live music...

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent use of local ingredients, splendidly prepared (Family Feast), one of just a few Places we take out-of-town guests. Ambiance is retro Waikiki c. 1960's, hip, au thentic, welcoming, indoor-outdoor. Subtle wafted fragrence of plumeria, pikake. You know it's special when local folks overcome the Waikiki hassles to eat there. Often.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Having Coeliac Disease can make dining out very challenging. When I alerted our server of my Coeliac Disease and other dietary restrictions due to IBS, our server went through the menu with me and consulted with the chef to check menu items could be adapted to suit.

The atmosphere was relaxed and not too loud.

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, both having seafood.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone with Coeliac Disease or dietary restrictions.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

TOWNが好きで姉妹店と聞いて伺いました。同じメニューもありとても美味しくて気に入りました!リピート決定です!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was tasty, but a bit over-priced and sparse. Parking was outrageously over-priced at $10.00 for valet service, even though if you spent over $50 before tax, it was discounted. -- We just came in for breakfast, and it was difficult to make the $50 qualification. They had some "frequent diners" programs, but we were uninterested.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

One of our favorite places on Oahu
Great genuine ambiance with local food

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Especially enjoyed the Ahi Tartar along with my Opah dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

予約の際にデートにチェックを入れて行きました。イベント席(?)というか、ムードのある2名用の席を用意してくれてとても良かったです。来週彼女の誕生日という話しをしていると、デザートが店のサービスになっていました。チップ弾んじゃいました。

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Our experience at Mahina and Sun’s exceeded all expectations. Allison was a fabulous server who walked us through all the dishes. We ordered the whole fish special that can with an abundance of local sides. The meal started with complimentary boiled peanuts and moved to delicious oysters that tasted fresh from the ocean. Each dish was exceptional. The meal ended with a wonderful macadamia nut meringue. We would highly recommend Mahina and Sun’s as a great place for a fantastic meal! Thanks for the memories.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Special Sunday brunch with my daughter.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The best reason to be in Waikiki! If you are with a group order the Family Fish Feast. Whole fish (snapper) deep fried with amazing sides a desserts. Delicious and fun! The staff is super friendly. Parking tip- Park at Zoo and Biki bike to Surf Jack. Parking dock right near the front door.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Limited menu with fresh local ingredients. Pleasant setting.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We enjoyed the delicious food & listening to the live music

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by Frommers as one of the top seafood restaurants in Waikiki so we were very disappointed when we got our meals. The raw fish was sliced too thick and had sinews through it and the tuna had an unpleasant smell and was not nice, with the dish being quite dry. The waitress was excellent and the avocado starter and dessert were quite nice, but overall a disappointing evening where we were wanting to sample some of Hawaiis famous seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great vibes and delicious food that is local and fresh.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We made a dinner reservation at Mahina & Suns while staying at the Surfjack Hotel for our honeymoon. The cocktails and food were all a little pricey, but very good. Ambiance was, as the hotel it is in, hip and cute. We appreciated the interesting use of local ingredients, such as ulu (breadfruit) and the emphasis on seafood. To start, we split the opah corn chowder. The opah was delicious and interesting in combination with the chowder, but overall, the dish was just ok and could use with a little spice. For the main course, I got the kauai shrimp risotto, which was very good. The shrimp was perfectly cooked. The risotto was a bit loose for a traditional risotto, but very tasty!! My husband got the monchong with ulu, which was also very very well cooked. The ulu provided an interesting alternative to a traditional starch like potatoes! However, we noted pretty significant variability in the size of the monchong filet between orders-- the guy next to us got twice as large of a filet than my husband did, but that being said, we certainly didn't need more than we got. The highlight of the meal was dessert-- we got the dark chocolate butter mochi with black sesame gelato and lilikoi jam. The combination of flavors was awesome, it wasn't overly sweet, and it played homage to the local classic butter mochi while still being original. I highly recommend that dish!!
Overall, everything was very good, but about as expected for the pricepoint.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everything was great. From the creative and friendly bar service to the excellent food. We are coming back tonight.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Loved this spot. More locals than most of Waikiki, food was incredible. Would eat there every night while here!! I was bold and tried local fish I’ve never had. It did not disappoint!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Arrived a few minutes early. Directed by hostess to wait in an area overwhelmed by the swimming pool noise and odors. She then forgot about us. Dining seating areas are in outdated sketchy location with bad lighting or even worse beat up picnic tables. (McDonald's is a more welcoming restaurant). Wine grossly overpriced for nature of restaurant. Came very close to leaving. Pork ricclette just OK. Pasta with pork ragu OK. Monchong was very good but presentation uninspired and not worth the price. This is our second disappointment with Ed Kenney restaurants. (Town was similarly uninspired 2 years ago). Unlikely to ever return to this overrated overpriced group of restaurants. Far better experiences at Morimoto Asia, Roys, Halekulani, or Flour and Barley. Don't understand the high rating.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

A hidden gem. Happy hour pizza special is the bargain of the Waikiki dining scene. Excellent Maui Brewing Company craft brews.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Not a bad restaurant but definitely wouldn't go back. Recommended by a tour guide whose other recommendations were off the charts, I was excited to try this place out on my last night in Hawaii only to be let down. Ambiance was great, energetic, young and lively with a nice setting. Service was bland and careless with the server just barely going through the motions. Food had good flavor and great presentation but was definitely the smallest portions I received on the whole island. Enthusiastic yet overpriced. Drinks were great, probably the best part of the restaurant. Long story short, if you want apps and a drink for a social, its a good place. Otherwise you'll spend over $100 for 2 people and still leave hungry.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great service, delicious food, especially enjoyed Kris Goto art on display and Sunday live music

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Mahina and Suns continues to be a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in Waikiki. Those looking to enjoy food that is infused with the heart and soul of the islands will be amused by every bite and every sip, as each has its own story to tell.
The challenge is to be open to trying something new, some ingredient that you have never heard of before because most likely you will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

A casual and trendy local hangout in a less busy section of Waikiki. Excellent locally-caught fish, farm to table produce, great bar, friendly service, what's not to like.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Definitely a foodies’ restaurant. There are many tastes I’ll be trying to recreate back at home. Pickled mustard seeds? Jeez. I wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Good food, tasty and healthy and not too expensive. Breakfast especially very nice, good service too

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Someone on wait staff must of taken the night off as the one server worked hard to keep up. Appreciated her effort.
But the Pizza crust was not edible. Very tough. Even with serrated knife could not cut, chew, and did not want to swallow. Great server made no comment when only one piece had been consumed.
Ono was excellent. Tako salad good.
But For entrees at over 30 $’s and pizza over 20$’s. Much better places within a few blocks.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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