Orchids at Halekulani

4.5
3608 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Orchids is Halekulani’s casually elegant open air, oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a myriad of exotic orchids. Innovative culinary creations are inspired throughout the day with the finest and freshest local ingredients. An oceanfront dining experienced unsurpassed in a relaxed, idyllic Waikiki setting.
Orchids' Sunday Brunch is legendary and voted "Oahu's Best Brunch" by Honolulu Magazine, patrons and residents alike.

Dress Attire
Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch - 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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LivesinWaikiki
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had prawn salad to start and sea bass for main dish, excellent.

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vipAlohaFoodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

For such a High-end place, Waiting 40 min on a fish and getting it rare (cannot cut it)
No Keiki menu
No cocktail menu
Not many vegetarian/Pescetarian options

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DarcyE
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, nice to see the hotel open again. I liked the complete breakfast offering. I had the vegetarian option which was perfect. I felt very comfortable since it was outside and service was excellent.

KB
vipKumikoB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Invited my client.

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ptynewport
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and service.
The restaurant is an icon in these crazy days.

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vipDavidM
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Orchids and a nicely updated menu with thoughtful choices. Food was exceptionally fresh and service was excellent.

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vipAverageGuy11
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location and setting. Service was disorganized with three different individuals asking us for water preference. Service improved as the meal progressed. Prix fixe menus were nice. We each tried one of the two choices and enjoyed them both. The shrimp salad was beautiful and delicious with large shrimp. Brazino was cooked perfert and coconut cake outstanding. The other choice was the Hamachi with peppers was very nice. Filet with foie gras on Filet was outstanding as well. Tiramisu had a fabulous presentation. Ended night with coffee and when asked if I wanted a refill, was charged for 2nd cup - not appreciated.

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vipYash
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted to hear that Orchids has re-opened recently.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, great food and service, Hawaiian music, next to beach, view of Diamond Head. So happy Orchids has reopened again.

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chizcake
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Every food station had a clear divider & staff gave the food requested. Guests & staff were all masked. Outstanding service!

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vipVernZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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vipJetsetter
Fort Lauderdale
75 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Orchids is the most divine experience! The waterfront, open air ambience and service are wonderful and the food is sublime. We dined on the freshest seafood, sushi, and roasted turkey/prime rib. There are classics to order like omelette and eggs Benedict. The desserts are rich, but in small portions so you can try them all-French style mini eclairs, macaroons, ice cream, and their signature coconut cake, light as a cloud! No wonder this restaurant sits in a resort “befitting heaven”!

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Pompiere
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The brunch buffet doesn't disappoint. Served as you select works well in this time, otherscould learn from Orchids. Impeccable service, great food, many options.

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AlanD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite for so many years. We were so lucky that the Halekulani reopened on 10/1 while we were here on our yearly visit. By far The Best brunch experience one can have! Make sure you make a reservation because itis rare you can just walk up and be able to get in.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Orchids. The food, view, and atmosphere exceeded our expectations, and the staff was kind and hard working. Overall, this was by far the best meal we had in Waikiki. Although it was an expensive meal, it was worth every penny. We had another prix fixe meal in the area, and it didn’t even compare to Orchids (for almost twice the price). They may have been working out a few kinks since reopening last week but that will likely resolve itself with time.

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Xav01
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was perfect. Just the chiffon cake which is not up to the standard of this restaurant.

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vipLinnN
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

New menu trying to convert to Italian restaurant while it’s a traditional Hawaiian restaurant and very upscale before

Suggest chg it back. It was a winning combination. This isn’t. LN

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MarkK
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for La Mer the dinner restaurant in the same hotel. The hotel and this restaurant were being refurbished, so we decided to eat at Orchid. So happy we did! Had their 5 course tasting menu. Different from La Mer, but just as good. Service was impeccable. The setting was ocean side with a view of Diamond Head. Food was prepared in an excellent manner. People were happy to have their jobs back and went out their way to make us feel special!

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled upon this place for
S.O’s birthday. The hotel it is inside is beautiful. The waitstaff were friendly, and genuinely kind. The food was outstanding. The whole experience was wonderful. Evening attire required for dinner - glad we didn’t try for dinner in our beach attire lol. Would highly recommend.

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JanetL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were perfect. We dined there for our 15th anniversary. It was a last minute choice, so we were very pleased and impressed.

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vipEleven
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to celebrate our 15th anniversary where we got married. Was dreaming of our delicious wedding cake - hazelnut buttercream - but everything was delicioua

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at The Orchids. We enjoyed the food and great ambience. The waiters are very efficient. We love the food.

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juliank
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Great atmosphere and kind staff.

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vipMsTF
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back, Orchids!
Wonderful beachside dining is back, good food, some of the original wait staff & lovely, delicious 2 course lunch menu.
Seafood curry was scrumptious.
Virgin Bloody Mary was made from scratch, super crisp celery & soooo good.
Love the warm breads & butter sprinkled with red alae salt.

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KyleD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We walked in and had our vaccinations cards ready to show and they questioned the authenticity of the cards. Then we were seated and it took them at least 10 minutes to even get us water while people who were seated after us already were ordering. Throughout the night the waiter paid no attention to us and did not explain how the prix fixe menu worked so we were confused. Nice looking place but terrible service.

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vipGuyf
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening! Service and food was great just like before, So happy they are back open!

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vipharrykhi
Naples
95 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our return to one of our favorite restaurants for 30 years was wonderful! Last time was Feb 2019 when CV19 shut down Hawaii. Our amazing server David w 18 years experience was a total delight. Food & new dishes were all delicious! Of course desserts 🍨 🍰 are not to be missed!! Can’t wait to return quickly! 🌸🌺💮☮️🤙🏻🖖🏼🙏🏻

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vipTedG
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch on the island and the new prefix dinner menus are amazing. So happy to see Orchids back open! Beautiful hotel, as well

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Celebrate
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location to celebrate a special occasion - watching the sun set, Waikiki and Diamond Head - and delicious food and drinks made this evening one to remember!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing! The buffet set up was elegant and pleasing as well as very clean! Amazing service and amazing staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch never disappoints! Elegant atmosphere, amazing food & amazing service! I will continue to come back every time I am in Waikiki.

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vipMary
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful buffet and location. I loved all the food and the staff was delightful. I appreciate that there is soups, sushi, and plenty of healthier options as well as divine desserts. The ambience can’t be beat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Orchids. We arrived about 15 min to sunset and enjoyed a great view of the sunset from out table. We also loved the view of Diamond Head. Outside Orchids, near the old kiawe tree, the evening’s performers played beautiful Hawaiian music and danced the hula. We were fortunate to experience all this from our ocean side table at Orchids.

The food was as wonderfully prepared and tasted delicious. It’s what we’ve come to expect from Orchids. It was nice to feel some “normalcy” again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here for breakfast while staying at Halepuna. On the pricier side, but good food and great ambience. Friendly service. Try the Halekulani Popovers.

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vipjrt1001
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was the first night Orchids had reopened after being closed over a year. They did not have their best night, very slow service, menus were confusing and more upscale ( seemed more like a La Mer menu with expensive price fix meals) than before and we had knats in our drinks (they finally covered our drinks), food (imagine trying to dip your bread into olive oil with knats!) and on the table. The waiter stated they DID NOT do a practice night, just came in the day before to set up. Hopefully soon they will be back to their wonderful self!

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vipgr8dines
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. I was ecstatic they were reopening and wanted to dine there on reopening date. The food, dining room & wait staff were as impeccable as usual! Thank goodness you’re back!

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vipSavy
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Orchids is open again. Ocean view and elegance at Halekulani are simply classic.
The challenge with any open aired restaurant are the birds that fly in looking for food. One bird was aggressive flying directly on our table

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So on arrival the views are stunning, whether sitting inside or outside you have a clear view of the ocean. So with such a view you expect the food to be mediocre - NOT so in this case - every course was incredible - not only in presentation but also the blending of flavors that truly delighted in each bite .. WOW !!! we are used to fine dining Orchids exceeded our expectation - Orchids truly was the best restaurant that we went to in Waikiki and we will definitively be back !! A++++

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GreatFoodJustokService
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The place was outstanding as it overlooks the beach/ocean... seeing the sun at it set from the horizon.... very romantic. Food was very taste, delicious and having lots of wonderful flavors. Overall ambiance was superb. The service was on the other hand was just okay, I believe because they were busy and it’s their last dinner service... closing for a while due to COVID-19. But it was our anniversary dinner and I was expecting the service that’s comparable to what I believe they are known for and for the price I paid. They basically left us alone, which was good, giving us a chance to talk. We were there almost 3 hours, and a few times our glasses were left empty for a while (25-30 mins or longer). Drink offers (i.e. wine) was not done. No inquiry as to how was our meal, and also they forgot that it was our anniversary, but the waiter did acknowledged it at the end, when he gave us our check, and provided another dessert to go. Overall, the place was good, still recommended (I guess)... but I was expecting for the experience to be outstanding, which was a let down. Thank you.

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vipMsTF
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3/19/20 was the last sit-down dining before restaurants are forced to close for the coronavirus. Wanted to support one of our favorite restaurants.
We enjoyed the generous serving of foie gras appetizer, magnificent veal chop cooked to perfection & king crab raviollo mains. The sunset was spectacular, many customers got off their seats for photo shots.
Hoping that the closures don't last too long.

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Orchids at Halekulani is rated 4.5 stars by 3608 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.

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