About Orchids at Halekulani

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, 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).

2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:30am to 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Sundays 9:00am to 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea: Monday - Saturday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Lewers Street

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-2311

Website:
http://www.halekulani.com/dining/orchids/

Entertainment:
Visit Lewers Lounge, adjacent to Orchids, for nightly live jazz, a sweet and savory bar menu, and Oahu"s best cocktails; all within a sophisticated, seductive, and secluded lounge.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Christian Testa, Orchids Chef de Cuisine

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Orchids at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (80)
Special Occasion (74)
Waterfront (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (61)
Romantic (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Great for Brunch (31)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (16)
People Watching (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Healthy (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Live Music (11)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (大阪)·Dined 21 hours ago

ロケーション、雰囲気、サービス、料理共にexcellent.
少しサービスが速いのは日本人が多いから合わせてるのかなと思いますが、許容範囲で楽しい時間を満喫できました!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Ben was an incredible server. Super polite and professional. My 4th time there and it’s always a great experience. Thank you.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Service and scenery was great as always. The meal was good but not memorable. Maybe a caveat when the meal is deconstructed would help in selecting. The Classic Sazerac cocktail was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

流石にお料理は美味しかったですが昔のような特別な感じはしませんでした。

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for brunch and to celebrate my birthday. The service was excellent though the meal was largely self-service. Nonetheless, at least four staff wished me a Happy Birthday. Orchids’ Sunday Brunch is not cheap at $70 each, but it is hard to complain about the value. Whole Kailua pig greets you at the beginning of the buffet line, next to a beautiful whole prime rib, a huge omelette station runs down another table opposite a breakfast table of speciality pancakes, salmon Benedict which my wife drooled over, down another column is the Asian selection with ahi, various pokes, sashimi, a huge bowl of cooked shrimp, smoked salmon and noodles and soups. On the other side of the room was the desert table with flan, bread pudding, blueberry cobbler and fancy pastries, including their signature coconut cake. And if you can handle it, there is the ice cream stand where a gentleman will help you create a sundae of your dreams. All this with the beautiful Pacific Ocean out the sliding doors. This is meal you really don’t want to rush. It is something we make sure to do every time we come to Honolulu - at least once!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

second time dining here for the Sunday brunch & again it was a memorable dining experience - we recommend it to all desiring a fabulous view with an awesome, fresh and diverse choice

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined 3 days ago

The best Sunday Brunch
The food is amazing
Great service Michael does an outstanding job with his guests
Thank you

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service & venue!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines dinner with my wife in Hawaii. Waiter was unfriendly, food was good, but in my opinion Orchids is over priced and over sold. Just disappointed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The service is excellent and surroundings beautiful. Unfortunately it was raining and we could not sit out in the patio. We often go for cocktails and sunset.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Orchids is a wonderful scenic and culinary adventure. Our occasion was Valentine‘s Day and the combination of world class service, culinary excellence, sitting adjacent to the Pacific Ocean and watching the sunset from our table made for another memorable experience (we dined here on Valentine’s day in 1996 and our return for this occasion was even better than the memory!) Regardless of the date or the occasion Orchids is a “must” while visiting Waikiki.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This place is simply fantastic. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is definitely on the expensive side, but it is worth every penny. Probably the best dining experience I've ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. Fabulous location & great service.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Spectacular! Every aspect of our Orchids dining experience (service, food, wine and ambiance) was spectacular.
For any occasion or just for an evening out Orchids cannot be surpassed. Particular nuances include a breathtaking backdrop of Diamond Head, Waikiki beach and the Pacific Ocean; the delightful and romantic strains of live Hawaiian music shared with House Without a Key; and gracious service that is very welcoming and not intrusive (our server, Dennis, and his team were wonderful).
Lobster, Hawaiian sea bass and goat cheese salad were well prepared and perfectly proportioned.
Orchids is an O’ahu restaurant that is not to be missed.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a magical place, complemented by excellent food and wonderful service. I am never disappointed when I dine here.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was a nice experience to have breakfast at different hotel.
Although the time was limited, we spent leisurely time in great restaurant.
Thanks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Exceptional location, view, dining and service!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding food and service

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice venue.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

日本から予約しました。
10分程待ちましたが一番海が近い良い席に案内されました。
二人でエッグベネディクトをシェアしましたが、1人でも食べられる量でした。
また行きたいです!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

ふいんきや、おもてなしの気持ちが伝わる素晴らしいひとときでした。ゆったりとした考えのふいんきがとても良かったです。

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I have severe food allergies and my husband and I felt very confident in our servers knowledge and level of service. Our table was right near the water. Great spot for some local fair and open air to take in all Hawaii has to offer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was impeccable. Food was fabulous. Location by the water is so lovely. Decor is casual elegance. My favorite restaurant by far!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Another super meal at Orchids for my wife & I. Thanks to our great server Bob, whom has helped us in previous celebrations, it was a great foodie experience with the best of views! Thank you again Orchids for making it a nice evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The service, food and atmosphere at Orchids was perfect. Will definitely visit again. I highly recommend this restaurant. The only thing that didn’t impress us is when we went to their outside sunset/small plates spot at House Without a Key and they were charging a cover charge because they had live music. This is not a bar and after just eating lunch here and now paying $18.US a drink.. I don’t think it’s appropriate to be charging a cover.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Poor customer service. Long periods where waiters were no where to be found. Slow food service. Very weak descriptions of ingredients or preparations by servers. No acknowledgement in the dining experience of the special occasion.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Logistical issues happened that delayed our seating for nearly an hour.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

日本人の少ない時期でしたか、予約して行って本当に良かった。テラス席のリクエストもOKだったので嬉しく思いました。
お料理もとても食べきれないほどの種類で
ダイヤモンドヘッドを望みながらのお食事最高の
ブランチになりました。
ありがとうございました。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

ハレクラニの雰囲気に対し、少し賑やかな印象
店員の動きから忙しさが伝わり過ぎて少し残念な印象

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was friendly and efficient. Wait help were at the top of their game. Great selection on the buffet, although crab legs had no flavor, everything else was good. Ambiance was tops too.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, People Watching, Live Music, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We got worst table assignment even though there are many open good table available and they did not ask us which table we prefer.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

True to form, Orchid never disappoints. The food and service are impeccable. We went for our anniversary. We made our reservations early so we could have a table by the lawn to watch the sunset.

We order two appetizers, shared a salad and we each ordered the filet. Absolutely wonderful!! Even though it is tucked away in Waikiki, you get a little glimpse of Hawaii’s local style when watching the beach-goers passing by .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Could not have been finer

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Two words. Lobster bisque.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was wonderful, ambiance subtle and calm, food quality was tops.
Only downside is that, big eaters need not come, unless they are willing to double orders.
All in all, a worthwhile experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (東京)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Quiet, calm, beautiful sunset, tasty dishes, everybody is friendly. I will visit again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

One of the best Sunday brunches I have ever had. Gorgeous views of the ocean. Great food. Inpecable service. Complementary valet parking. A great afternoon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Rating goes without saying. Sunday brunch at Orchids is always superb. It's a must do every time we come to Oahu.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 21, 2018

旅行での食事で利用。
ハワイに行くたびに楽しみにしてます。

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