Orchids at Halekulani

4.6
3627 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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We made a reservation on open table one week in advance, but they only had 1:30pm and 2pm available for Sunday Brunch buffet. $79 per adult. You should make reservations well in advance. I mostly ate seafood. It was fresh! The desserts were delicious as well. The atmosphere felt sophisticated and everyone else there looked rich. The staff were extremely nice and attentive. I wouldn’t expect any less from a 5 star hotel. They had seafood, two sushi stations, ramen, omelette, eggs Benedict, desserts, salad, and carved meats. It was a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday buffet is outstanding but due to Covid, the display of food wasn’t how it was before Covid. Just not as beautiful. Server offered vs serve yourself. The options were less yet they price was higher. That all said, it is still fantastic. The pork and asparagus was dry but this is not typical.

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Rhoda617
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have visited and loved the Halekulani for all of our 41 years of marriage and used this visit to celebrate our anniversary at their exquisite Sunday brunch! Everything was perfect and made it a wonderful celebration.
We love their freshly baked popovers and we were surprised by a gift of some packed for us to take home! Now that’s service to perfection.
We will gladly return on future trips to Honolulu.

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alohafusion2die4
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Finally we got the reservationed and dined again here after a year lockdown and back to the regular buffett
only there are some missing foods like italian and sort of chinese

afternoon tea not open yet and were still hoping to reopen

we'll be back here next year
mahalo
service good

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Kehaulani
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us have been looking forward to this reservation. The ambiance was as beautiful as ever. The service was of the highest standard. The food was excellent. The menu shows several pre fixe menus but they allow you to mix and match so that everyone was satisfied.

We really enjoyed the live Hawaiian entertainment on the lawn. Wonderful, nostalgic Hawaiian music and a beautiful hula dancer. Who could ask for more. A wonderful night out with good friends. I’m going to make another reservation soon!!

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Hulahome
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have orchids own again. Look forward to The House Without A Key opening again soon also. Wonderful setting without the noise of usual Honolulu restaurant settings.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Fair price and outstanding views of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have Halekulani open again. Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s wonderful to have the Halekulani back in operation again.
Overall I gave my review of Orchids a 5 star rating even though the service was a little spotty.
We had to ask to have ice tea refilled, as well as water. Then the used ice tea glasses were not removed from the table. That is not the service expectation I have of Orchid’s.
Other than that the ambiance and food made up for the short coming
The total experience made our day.
Looking forward to returning when other operations reopen: House Without a Key, Halepuna Bakery

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals of our life. Each serving was well thought and perfectly executed. The flavors of each element was allowed to shine where it should. I caught myself a few times holding back from drinking just to allow myself more time to savor the aroma and taste of my latest bite. Chef de Cusine, Christian Testa provided a divinely sublime dining experience.

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SUVELEE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service!
Food is good too.
There was Hawaiian music and dancing right across near the pool and the view of Waikiki is fantastic here.

MH
MitsukoH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was best.!!!
our seat was nice ocean view , staffs was so nice.
I ate Vine Ripened Kamuela Tomato Soup & Orchids Seafood Curry & My daughter ate Beef Tartare, Piemonte Style & Homemade Lasagnette.
& coffee. Halekulani made original bread was so good, & coffee was best coffee.
I want to back to again soon.

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vipGeorge
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Orchid for the past 25 years and the service, food and ocean view never fails to awe us. The service is especially great.

PJ
vipPJB1
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special luncheons! Service is excellent and attentive

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vipTanya
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast with a perfect view of the beach and Diamond Head. The service couldn’t have been better, the staff goes out of there way to make sure you have a perfect dining experience! We asked for eggs Benedict which wasn’t on the menu, and they were able to make us one with ham and one with salmon. They were both the best Benedict’s we’ve had! The service, atmosphere, food, and views could not have been better.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was absolutely amazing. The drinks were great. And the service was immaculate. It was my first time here and I will definitely be going back. There was live entertainment which just added to the excellent meal.

MW
MarissaW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upscale, perfect for a celebration night. The ambiance was fantastic with great views and sophisticated vibes. The service was impeccable and the food came out quickly. Great dishes.

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

Was great brunch at orchids and very friendly service I will definitely go back soon!

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StaceeD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

We were disappointed. We were so looking forward to going to the Halekulani and the Orchids brunch has always been outstanding the 7 times we've been there, but this time it was not. Our waiter forgot to bring our juice so we had to flag down another waiter, it took 20-25 minutes after our meal to get our check, they always uphold a sense of elegance but there were customers in shorts, sneakers and tee shirts, my husband's prime rib was tough and tasteless. There was only half the amount of food that was offered pre-pandemic yet the price is still $79 per person. There were no breakfast foods except omelettes, no breads, few desserts. In that big room it seemed very empty with only a few food stations. It's definitely changed. For the price I would go somewhere else.

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mclaughlins
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad that you are open again . This is my treat to myself when I come to Honolulu.

KS
KellyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and beautiful views!

LW
LivesinWaikiki
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAlohaFoodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Invited my client.

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vipgeoffreym
Hawaii
262 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came in to celebrate our 43 Anniversary
Food and service were good
Looking forward to Orchids expanding the food Menu and the Wine Menu also
We miss the Italian Dishes Chef made before covid ..........

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ptynewport
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DM
vipDavidM
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
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!

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

The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

J
vipJetsetter
Fort Lauderdale
76 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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vipjwestside
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at the newly re-opened Orchids Sunday brunch buffet. We enjoyed the food choices, the table service of some items by the gracious waiters and the ambience. The view had been sorely missed for the past two years while the hotel remodeled.

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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
6 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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Orchids at Halekulani is rated 4.6 stars by 3627 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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