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About Mud Hen Water
A Hawaiian Sense of Plate
Honolulu, HI 96816
Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
5:30 pm-10 pm (Full Menu)
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
9:30 am- 2 pm (Brunch Menu)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Ed Kenney and Dave Caldiero
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
Mud Hen Water Ratings and Reviews
We really liked the specialty cocktails and all our food was very fresh, beautifully presented, and well-seasoned. We especially *loved* the Opah. Great ambiance and our servers were attentive without being overwhelming. A bit pricey but a great experience overall. Thanks!
Mud Hen Water used to be one of our favorite places to celebrate birthdays because we liked to order different dishes to share. However, this might be our last visit due to the following reasons:
1) Menu changed / portions smaller - There was a pork dish that we loved and clams with Portuguese sausage that is my favorite. They substituted the clams with mussels and the pork dish is no longer on the menu. We always ordered the roasted chicken but this time around, it seemed way smaller than before, so much so that we had to order 2.
2) Service is lackluster - Maybe the server had too many tables to care for but our waters were not filled throughout dinner. We had to literally go to her to ask for stuff because she always looked past our table even when she came to the back (we sat right in front of where the open kitchen was). She just didn't seem very enthusiastic about serving us.
3) When I made the reservation, I asked if a complimentary dessert could be prepared for the birthday girl. On the day of, after we asked for the cheque, we weren't asked if we wanted the birthday dessert so we just left. On previous occasions, our servers always asked if we wanted the birthday dessert served.
Being newcomers, we liked Mud Hen Water because we felt the quality was comparable to restaurants on the West Coast but this experience changed our mind.
I enjoyed trying the pa'i'ai. Fried chicken was interesting, but because it was difficult to handle (having to cut the meat off a 1/2 chicken carcass), and personally not loving the flavors, I wouldn't order it again. But loved the stew and carbonara! Soooo good! OMG, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Service was top notch. Thank you for accommodating is with my young son!
Got out of Waikiki and was totally worth
the effort, went early and were just a few
Tables occupied but begin to fill up before
we left, Waitress could not have been more
Personalable and helpful in describing
Unfamiliar menu items and each selection
was better than the last, worth the venture
Outside the zone
SLOW SLOW Service is my assessment of Mud Hen Water. We did not get much water or other service for that matter. When you only have a menu driven by small plates and 3 large plates, make them split friendly. how do you expect a table to order a few plates of items and then not give share plates, not clear the table, not supply dishes that are more built to share. tried to order items but had 3 items out of 12 not even typed in to the computer. Not servers; not even order takers which when you say our server was only an order taker and not a server, that is a bad thing, but I would have appreciated someone at least taking the order over what we got. bar drinks are deceiving because they fill them to overflowing, but they use small glasses so you pay for a full size drink, think wow its to the brim, but it makes it harder to drink and then you realize the drink is so small.
Great service and very welcoming and friendly staff! Fantastic food!! We had a variety of small and large plates that satisfied everyone. Everything ordered was delightful and delicious! Really special creative preparations of local and seasonal food, wonderful!
We had a group of 10 a retirement dinner and they gladly split the checks with helped for those on travel per diem. Highly recommend this gem!
Thanks to everyone at Mud Hen Water for making our dinner so memorable !
Don't go if your really hungry, with 4 of us at the table they only managed to bring out one small item at a time! It got a bit frustrating. The food is interesting, we liked the local ingredients and the space is nice but we wouldn't be in a hurry to go back.
Brilliant experience eating local produce from an adventurous menu. A truly authentic and local Hawaiian foodie experience from a team who love their work. If you want to get away from the bog standard fare in down town Waikiki this is worth the 10 minute cab ride. You won't regret it
We had a wonderful meal. The food was as imaginative as billed. Creative versions of island items that reLly worked well. The noise was a bit much due to a large family celebrating a couple of babies 1 year Birthday. The kids were not cooperating with their plan. All in all it is a experience we will likely repeat.
This is a great place for a larger group, so bring friends. We love the indoor/outdoor feel. Start with the Yaki Pa'I'ai and Beet Poke' - Try the 'baked banana' when available (insanely delish!) , grilled he'e, 'Ulu, and finally the I'a Lawalu - Opah cooked in coals. Super unique takes on local food. Very good handcrafted cocktails. Park at TOWN.
This restaurant has really unusual food, so be prepared. Our group of five ordered many dishes and shared and someone at least liked a dish, tho there were a few I did not enjoy. Definitely different flavor combinations, like banana with bacon and peanut, which was good.
Phenomenal food! This restaurant is a must! World class skill with distinctive local ingredients makes the Mud Hen Water unique. Each dish is lovely prepared with complex yet complimentary bursts of flavor. Highly recommend the stuffed maia, the he'e and the basket cheese; not to mention the pineapple upside down cake!
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