Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel

4.6
684 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
WALK INS WELCOME.
OPEN EVERYDAY 8am to 10pm.
Breakfast 8am to 12pm
Happy hour Lanai menu 12pm - 10pm
Dinner served Thurs to Sunday only 5:30pm to 9pm. (reservations recommended)
Free parking at Hyatt Centric on Seaside ave, see front desk for validation.


Elevated home cooking that you can relate to. Located in the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club.

Whether you’re indulging in a filling dinner before heading up to your room or stopping in for a quick, refreshing beverage after spending the day in the swell, Mahina & Sun’s is ready to serve you!

Executive Chef Erik Leong’s updated menu features signature favorites such as the Ahi Tartare, He’e Salad and Naked Pig Pizza starters, the Ahi Palaha and Monchong entrees, in addition to the popular Mahina Family Feast, which offers a whole fried fish with five sides.


Visit www.surfjack.com/experiences to view our nightly entertainment calendar!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 684 people are saying
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EmilyT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We had cocktails (I recommend Here Comes the Sun), the smoked ahi toast (so, so good), the Monchong, Chicken Milanese (surprisingly large serving!), and desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overall, this restaurant was horrible. The food and drinks were terrible. We did not end up eating our meals or drinking our drinks. The ambiance was okay. The live music was a nice touch as well as being seated around the pool. Other than that, I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. There are much better restaurant options on the island. Very disappointing.

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KenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great service, pupus well priced, serving size appropriate

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TravelingSpud
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very delicious multi-course dinner, attentively served poolside while enjoying some great ukulele music and singing performed by Kelly Boy. We had a wonderful and memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful atmosphere. Menu is well priced!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a MUST- even if you’re not staying at the hotel! Happy hour all day everyday but the dinner is where it’s sta the rib-eye melts in your mouth and the banana pudding is life changing- we ate here twice during our short 4 day trip to Oahu! We will be back!

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CameronF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and exceeded expectations. Live entertainment nightly with fantastic happy hour specials makes for an awesome dining experience. Staying here again at the end of our stay and can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dinner was amazing.
The cocktails were delicious and the food was great!

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Family Feast was the best local meal I’ve had in a long time! So good!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahina was absolutely wonderful! The staff was friendly and the food was amazing!! Great introduction to the local food for my first time in Hawaii!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Ambience is decent, service sucks, crazy to get set inside restaurants with tables outside where live music is happening. Food was ok, nothing to write home about.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, live music was great, and happy hour prices are amazing; But the real MVP was our server, who magically memorized our party of 8's orders all at once without fail, on top of being super attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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vipShoshana
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food at this restaurant was amazing, everything we tried tasted great. Whoever the chef is, they are doing an amazing job!!!

Unfortunately the service was very disappointing. We went as a family of 4, the kids food came 10 minutes after the adults food. Also the server barely came to our table and we repeatedly had to ask for our server to come to our table.

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RodelynnC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting, wonderful ambience. Would recommend!

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vipPinebox6
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Bartender.

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vipDrDaveMaui
Hawaii
100 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy to be back as frequent customers from Maui. Hope you reinstate the frequent diner program that stamps your card. Enjoyed the music entertainment by the family of singers and guitarist/drummer. We had excellent service by Landon, who talked story with us and gave us time to relax between courses. Loved everything. Hawaiian style Boiled peanuts. Soothing therapeutic bowls of Chicken Papaya Soup, tasted homemade. A'u Blue Marlin Crudo. He'e Octopus Salad with potatoes, olives, watercress. Ahi with yellow carrot, cucumber, 12 grain rice. Cornflake Chocolate Ganache Tart with Lilikoi Curd. Mahalo, Landon, for a great evening! We look forward to coming back when on O'ahu.

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KrisT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great dining experience as always. So happy that dinner is back!

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vipMariaZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service, the food is good as well!

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vipABinSD
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We chose Mahaina & Sun's because of the many good reviews and authentic Hawaiian menu. My initial impression was not favorable, as the restaurant lacked ambiance, to say the least. Things went downhill quickly as the wine list was tiny, and the few choices there were, poorly chosen. We started with the Ahi Carpaccio and Clams in a broth of fennel, saffron, chili, and vermouth. The ahi carpaccio lacked flavor. The clam broth with savory fennel slices was quite tasty, but the clams were meager and stringy, and had not been properly purged before cooking, therefore gritty. We followed the appetizers with Opah with shaved cucumbers, shallot, sumac, and black olive tapenade. The Opah was perfectly cooked, as were the accompaniments, but the combination of flavors missed the mark.The service was friendly and efficient, but the highlight of the evening was the golden-voiced performer, who played covers on his ukulele. Overall, disappointing. Perhaps we hit an off night.

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vipLake
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of three indulged in the Family special dinner which came with several courses and a market priced Red Snapper. The appetizer course was a ceviche that was super fresh and delicious. The, they brought out the vegetables and rice medley in family dishes. They were uniquely prepared and would have made a meal in themselves. The fish followed quickly and it was a delight to all the senses. It was served with three sauces and was perfectly cooked. Finally. The meal ended with the most interesting interpretation of banana pudding I have ever tasted. Even the banana pudding hater at the table couldn’t get enough. The service was as good as the meal. Highly recommended.

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JuanitaC
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I gave the rating I did because of the pandemic quarantine, we were not able to enjoy dining there. My rating is based on our calling the restaurant constantly with no answer and leaving messages not returned. At the very least, a voicemail indicating they will not be opened.

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govsqb69
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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deedee
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good but not outstanding. Very expensive for the quality.

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tiffarrell
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Kids found choices as did parents. Kids could roam a bit which was great and made dinner nicer for the adults!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was decent but food took 45 min to come out and we didn’t order anything special. Waitress was very nice though and ambiance was lively—they had a DJ when we went. It’s definitely a fun place to have a relaxing meal and we enjoyed our food but not even in the top 5 meals we had during our time in Oahu.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The live music was deafening

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KanoeW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Momi waited on us and was fantastic. The ambiance is always nice. What was disappointing was the food. I've dined here for dinner before and our meal was flavorful and delicious. I was disappointed in the quality of the food this time around. The Poi Bowl was very small in portion - compared to the price. And the poi in the Poi Bowl was watered down. The corn risotto wasn't cooked sufficiently. It almost felt "rushed." The opah was fine but there was nothing memorable about the dish. Given the prices, I expect to have a better than average meal. I'm not sure I'll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

It was fine, but the food didn’t seam like it was prepared to order and the beignets were under cooked. Staff was very nice but seemed like everyone was being trained

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BobH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!!! We will most definitely be going back again!

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Villa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was okay and kind of overpriced for what you get. The service was really great though, and the atmosphere was nice. There's live music every night! If you're a local, sign up for their free loyalty card and you'll get free valet parking for up to four hours on every visit.

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vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
296 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Naked Pig was the best dish of all that we ordered. It's a pizza using a flatbread texture crust with lots of bacon bits, onion and green onions. The Corn rissoto was bland and not very tasty. The squash soup was an overpriced bisque. The ambiance was okay, but because of the low ceiling, noise carries and fortunately, there weren't too many customers, so hubby and I could have a decent conversation. Service was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super trendy fun place to be! Millennial instagram heaven

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ChrisF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends at Mahina and Sun's. The mahi, naked pig pizza, rigatoni and octopus beignet were excellent, but the beans and shrimp tasted like someone opened a can of baked beans and dumped three shrimp on top. Enjoyed the drinks and fun atmosphere.

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vipDougJ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and Music!!

Fun Valentine's and Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was okay. I wished the waiter had explained more of the menu. Food was good but left a bit to be desired. Love the outdoor seating. Very cute place!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day. The food was good but lacking salt. The salt they gave us was large grains in a salt shaker - very frustrating. The server seemed young. Not a lot of people in and we waiting a long time for taking our drink and food order. Maybe they needed to do a bunch of setup for Val day. Otherwise, great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We really enjoyed the live music and the food. While I had the craft beer and my fiance had the mixed drinks we felt there was better value price wise in the beer. We would be back for the food overall.

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NataliaV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The pork chop and rigatoni were both amazing and filling.

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vipAnya
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Not only food was tasty but you can watch a movie and listen to a live music .

FAQs

Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 924-5810.

Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 684 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.