Orchids at Halekulani
Orchids' Sunday Brunch is legendary and voted "Oahu's Best Brunch" by Honolulu Magazine, patrons and residents alike.
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Afternoon Tea - Resort Casual (tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted).
Dinner - Casual Elegant Attire - (Casual t-shirts, tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted).
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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Both of Halekulani's upscale restaurants (Orchids and La Mer) share the same virtues: a sense of understated elegance and serenity, superb food, and flawless unobtrusive care from the whole staff. We always know we will have a good time there. We were seated outdoors where we could see and hear the lovely Hawaiian music and see the hula, but the music was never obtrusive.
We dined for Easter brunch at the Orchids. The food selection was diverse with lots of carved meats, sushi and typical breakfast fare. There was also an extensive sweets section. Service was excellent with drinks being refilled and plates removed without being overbearing. The price for Easter brunch was high ($95/ea) and I admit for that price on a holiday, I was expecting a little extra touch. I'm not sure what the non-holiday brunch looks like, but I'm guessing it is the same with different decorations.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Orchids! Such a lovely spot! The restaurant staff graciously gave us the perfect table to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. And an additional dessert! Wow! I didn't really need that but appreciated the thought. The coconut cake lived up to it's reputation as did the service. Our waiter went out of his way to bring me almond milk for my coffee. We hope to be back for our 60th, but if not, we have wonderful memories of this unique place and the special people that prepare, arrange and serve. Thank you!
One of the place settings was missing a napkin and we had to request one three different times before they brought one out.
We ordered a 2016 Cakebread Chardonnay, as indicated on the wine list, and our waiter brought out a 2017 bottle. We mentioned the issue to him and requested to see the menu to order a different bottle. This happened again with a Duckhorn 2016 bottle and he brought out a 2017 bottle. At this point we asked for the menu again, ordered a different bottle, and received the correct one.
Our waiter did not check up on us after we received our appetizers or our main course.
Overall the restaurant was pleasant, nice setting and ambiance, but and the food and service was mediocre.
We thought that our dinner at Orchids was at the top of our list for restaurants visited It was a lovely evening and food was wonderful with a beautiful presentation. Service was excellent!!
Always a special evening at the Halekulani. Food, service, ambiance outstanding. A must stop for us on every visit to Oahu.
Food was unbelievable! Top notch service and food.
Excellent beautiful view, great service!!
I made the res a week in advance and requested a lanai table ocean front. We,were seated on the back wall next to the bus station. $68 for a veal chop (fatty) and 4 or 5 petite veggies. $15 for a single 6oz. Justin Cab??!!.
Won't be taking mainland guests there again. Michel's is better and worth $$$$.
Went here for our anniversary because we got married at the hotel. The food was okay and we enjoyed the truffle fries and the desserts the most. It was nice of them to throw in a free coconut cake for our anniversary because that was unexpected. The service could use some improvement because we waited a while just for water and our waiter didn’t even check on us to see how our food was. I thought the wait staff there in general tried too hard to be proper and provide good service and that made things seem fake. The service has changed since we last dined here and we prefer how it was before. Drinks menu cold be more extensive.
Excellent atmosphere with a view of the ocean and diamond head mountain, every dish we had was an experience. Fresh inspired ingredients, suburb service. Even the tea wth dessert was excellent. Highly recommend! Would be the perfect setting for a special occasion.
Elegant dinning, beautiful view, thoughtful attentive service.
We had a wonderful time and an amazing meal. We walked into the hotel and the front desk manager escorted us to the reataurant and told us the history of the hotel. Really great way to start. He was very nice to do that. Everything we ordered was delicious and the setting was lovely and amazing. Highly recommend.
Everything about this place was amazing. They truest treat you like first class even if your buying wine by the glass. The lobster bisque was literally the best I have ever had from the presentation to taste. My wife had the goat cheese ravioli and I had strip steak. I will likely go here every time I come back to Hawaii.
Great food and service! The view was amazing!
What an awesome restaurant! Everything was spectacular from the moment we were seated until the final bite of dessert! We will definitely return!
Amazing place, highly recommend to everyone!
I was impressed the server was always talking something with my surname!
Best brunch in Hawaii. None competes. Second is a distance behind including Kahala
Unbelievable views of the water with great ambiance. All the staff members knew our names, and were extremely polite and attentative to our needs. Not only was there an over abundance of food and an overwhelming variety to select. My only complaint is that the food didn’t stay hot .
A lovely setting for our last evening in WAIKIKI! Food was excellent.
Small enter portions that were overlooked and lacked flavor
Service was painfully slow. We stayed my daughter had severe allergies which he assured us he would modify accordingly. He wasn’t really attentive taking our order and managed to mess up the order anyway. Then it took at least 25min to make a simple pasta with butter sauce at which time everyone was long finished eating.
Daniel our waiter was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and attentive. The pace of dinner was a little slow, but was outweighed by the great overall experience.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.
The beachside dining was outstanding from the bread basket to the wonderful desserts we had with the two course lunch menu. Service was excellent! Orchids is now my favorite lunch spot!!
Excellent service and ambiance