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 Thursday 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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vipTimothyNishimoto
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for brunch, had the daily quiche & salad, and it was an example of how a great chef/kitchen can take a simple dish, and make it perfection. BAM!! Everything else was on-point and awesome, too!

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Kalaiopua
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I headed to Mahina & Suns eagerly anticipating the utterly delicious He'e salad and crispy whole fish that we had the last time. Unfortunately, neither were on the menu. However, my husbands he'e beignets were excellent and my ahi tartare was good, but not great. He followed with the generously proportioned shrimp and watercress salad, and I had the amberjack crudo. Both were wonderful. In reality we shared the two so in the end we felt pleasantly full but for many bigger eaters it would not be enough. We looked at the full dinners but they were pretty much what we eat at home, so not as enticing. The dessert meringue was divine and not to be missed. Highly recommend the white Amberinjo wine from Spain which our outstanding waitress Jackie recommended and it was perfect with our meal. We love the setting and the very local, fun vibe. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is really a diamond in the rough, the rough being waikiki. Thank you for coming to the neighborhood that I live and bringing creative ideas, inspirational food, a fantastic ambiance and great service.

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vipYvette
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice staff ... they were just somewhat understaffed and there was a huge party going on so it was really noisy too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu items were hit or miss. The ahi tuna main was creative and flavorful while the rigatoni had beef on it that seemed like it was cooked in a crockpot at home. The cocktails were amazing. For the atmosphere of sitting by a hotel pool with families and kids splashing about prices were high. Service was average.

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vipNoMoreLychee
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The brunch was great. We had the fried rice and the breakfast special with the fish of the day and everything was very well done. We all thought the eggs were cooked extremely well and they were very flavorful. Must have been those local eggs. The music and entertainment was chill and sounded really good. We will be back again!

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WillH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant within the Surfjack Hotel. We had breakfast and suppers there while staying at the Surfjack. Food, service, atmosphere all great. Bartenders put in effort to get our drinks just as we like, and made good suggestions. Live Music was also good while we were there.

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LAMJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MONCHONG (SICKLE POMFRET)

'ulu, green beans, cherry tomatoes and chervil
Sooooo good

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vipshu808
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

ランチは空いていてゆったり。ワイキキの喧騒を外れて、心地よい時間が過ごせます。
Surfjack Hotel一階にあるこのレストランは、カイムキの人気店「TOWN」のオーナーが経営しています。
いつも頼むのは、Ahi Mahina Bowl。ポキ丼ですね。$13。ボリューム少なめかと思いきや、結構満腹感あります。平日なので食後はコーヒーをオーダーしてゆっくり。
ビジネスランチにもバッチリです。
屋外、屋内席どちらでもチョイスできます。

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JuanitaC
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Mother's Day at Mahina's. Very casual, relaxed atmosphere, pleasant & attentive staff. We had the Opakaka -- my favorite fish. We'll be back!!

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MahinaG
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST experience ever!! The food is outstanding. Couldn’t stop talking about this restaurant! First time & it will NOT be my last!

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vipHIBP
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ed's commitment to farm to table and really highlighting local produce help to produce some of the most amazing dishes. We had the feast and whether it was the ulu dish or the ferns or the beautiful locally caught fish, everything was perfect as was everything else. The wallpaper is the best touch ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, we will coming back, not just for our second punch in the card, but to try more food and the atmosphere.

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SBReviewer
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised. This place is very casual. More so than we typically go to on vacations. The restaurant is poolside with picnic tables in the front. However, in back there are booths and nicer tables. Once seated, we experienced awesome service. We had the best waitress who made us feel right at home, was able to explain the offerings and preparation in detail, and serve us promptly. The food was excellent! A great place to visit for Hawaiian cuisine and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

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vipBusinessLunches
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance!

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vipDianeD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The fish was overcooked. The watercress salad was difficult to eat; all stems.

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vipDra17
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the 1/2 chicken and the Opah. Both were outstanding! We also had the banana pudding for dessert which was delicious.

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vipFoodie0317
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The family feast was fantastic as were the Opah and surprising the pizza too! Highly recommend!

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CLynnJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast here on our first morning in Oahu. It was exactly what we wanted, the service was great, the coffee was great, and the food was great!
We'll be back.

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vipPLMK
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The avacado tacos are a great idea but lack spice or salt or something to make them flavorful. Monchong was described as a light and flaky white fish. It was a white fish but not light and flaky. Over cooked and in this case way over seasoned. Very salty. Breadfruit that came with it also lacked flavor. Overall food just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - hip restaurant - feels like Palm Springs in Hawaii

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BaileyF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Surfjack was great! Our server was excellent, she was knowledgeable about the food (he had a lot of foodie questions) and provided the right amount space for our party to chat the night away. Loved the decor and would recommend the Moonfish. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner at Mahina and Sons. The Family Feast was very delicious.. The Opakapaka was cooked perfectly. Allison our server was great.

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Lisa
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We basically stumbled across this delight of a restaurant. It’s actually not that easy to find, but we were lucky that night! We loved the relaxed vibe, the intelligently and intricately prepared fresh dishes. The opah was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The house salad with various greens was tossed in a delicate, tasty vinegarette. We didn’t just love the complimentary boiled peanuts, but their presentation was nice, and intent was genuine. This place is a great find! It was fun to read, after our visit, that the Obamas ate here too! No surprises, as they have good taste and know what classy is!

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Jango
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, neat beach vibe to the place, server was okay, considering others brought the food and checked on us.

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vipTFT262
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Got the moonfish. Outstanding. Perfectly prepared and served.

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RickM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Opah was the best.

LM
LibbyM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was delicious and inventive. It was a lovely evening and we will definitely go back to experience more of the culinary delights offered.

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Jackie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, it was an experience! Our waitress was so knowledgeable about the menu and helpful. The food was terrific! Highly recommended!

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Trish12
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

We were sat at table against a railing fronting the hotel pool. Not great ambiance but thankfully no kids were in the pool.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, with the open plan Restarant abutting the pool and a projection screen onto the side of the building showing a James Bond movie (subtitles only). A one man band was playing catchy and original renditions of 90s RnB.

The food was great (monchong fish), and cocktails well balanced and creative. Great staff and bartender. Highly recommend!

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Ash62
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was wonderful as the waitress was very attentive!
The food was good, but not great. As with everything in Honolulu, the food is very expensive!

Very quiet, with some live music for part of dinner.
Nice, low key place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome surprise! A friend recommended this place and we were blown away by the flavors and how well everything went together. Cocktail of the day was local rum coconut and lime concoction that was refreshingly NOT sweet, with complex flavors. Such a great beverage to relax with while enjoying the great live music.

The flash fried Ehu was delicious, as were the sides, and the dipping sauces for the fish complimented the sides as well. The meringue with tropical fruits was a perfect dessert, as the acid flavors of the fruits and lightness of the meringue were a great, light and refreshing end to the flavorful entree and sides. A really well thought out “family feast”.

Our server was terrific, and if Liz ever recommends something food-related, you’d be a fool not to listen! She has a lot of restaurant and culinary knowledge and was very friendly and very helpful.

Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Rigatoni had smallest scoop of ragu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is in a retro style boutique hotel and you feel like you are in the 50/60’s in Waikiki. Food and service were outstanding! Handmade cocktails were right on the mark, starters and dinner delicious! So glad we made the trek from The Kahala Hotel (East Honolulu) for the treat of a place! A must do while in Honolulu/Waikiki!!!

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vipChriscal
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb. The server was bubbly and accommodating. Great happy hour too! Totally going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unique dishes, very flavorful. Excellent service.

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Berry
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was combined of Chinese, Korean and Japanese not Hawaiian food. We ordered the food which was pulled on their website. We’re surprised at the check given to us. Too expensive! We can’t recommend here to anyone since a bad cost-performance.

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MaryC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice setting. We had the Mahina Family Feast, which included a whole lightly fried snapper and wonderful, unique appetizers, sides and dessert. Highly recommend. Everything was fresh and prepared and presented beautifully.

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SandG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun service, very fresh, light tasting food. Unique menu and something for everyone. Ambience a bit lacking tho live music is nice. Overall excellent and we’ll be back.

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.