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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (74)
Special Occasion (64)
Waterfront (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Great for Outdoor Dining (54)
Romantic (49)
Good for a Date (43)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Great for Brunch (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Great for Lunch (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Local Ingredients (19)
Notable Wine List (15)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (11)
People Watching (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Live Music (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

I had dinner with my friends and my family. We arrived a little early before reservation. We had seats of table we could enjoy sunset and live of Music and hula dance.
Dishes and wine were very enjoyable for all.
Of course, price was not cheap but we appreciate all of atomospher and meals valuable.

Tags: Tapas, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our family was happy to the nice weather and delicious foods and coffee.
However i ask them set our table was close to the bech, but our seats were at the corner and we could not see the beach very much.
Expect that, we had enjoy Orchids.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Ocean view dinning, nice Waikiki ocean breeze in your face. Waiter is friendly, hotel ofter great services, valet parking.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a pleasure dining at the best Sunday Brunch in Honolulu. Ambiance is wonderful. Selection of tasty dishes is phenomenal. Service and attention to detail is terrific.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

予約していたのに入口近くの席に案内され、海が見えるところに行きたいと言ったが、無視された。

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A fabulous and wonderful dining experience. Everyone at the hotel is exceptional and highly professional. Both afternoon tea and breakfast were memorable and lovely from beginning to end. The view is also beyond magnificent. Adjoining shops add to the joy of spending time at this fabulous resort. A true gem in the Pacific! Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I went to Orchids for afternoon tea, and this was one of the most beautiful restaurants I've been to. The indoor/outdoor quality with the orchids, birds chirping, and the beachfront view created a surreal and beautiful atmosphere. It wasn't crowded during afternoon tea, so it was very quiet. Everyone from the reception desk at the hotel, to the hostess desk, to all the servers were friendly and gracious. I would describe the entire experience as relaxed elegance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I had invited several friends to lunch before the end of 2017, but for one reason or another, we never could all find the time to get together. So, for the New Year, I thought to arrange another luncheon and it was superb. None of us had been to Orchids since the departure of Vikram Garg and the change in menu wrought by Christian Testa who added several kinds of pasta to the Halekulani classics was much appreciated. Moreover, one could arrange to pre-authorize the charge card for payment of the meal cost and gratuity through the thoughtful efforts of the dining reservation manager, Kuulei Lipton, so payment for our lunch was seamless and without any hassle over the check. What was best of all, though, was the kind and attentive wait staff who allowed us to linger long after we had completed our meal and we ended up at table for over three hours in a delightful atmosphere. A superb lunch. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Absolutely amazing !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great location on the oceanfront. Food and service was good. Would recommend if you stay at the Halekulani Hotel.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful service from an incredible team of staff. Made each guest feel special and welcomed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

母の誕生日祝いで利用しました!
サービスが行き届いていてとても気持ち良い朝の時間を送れました。
母もサービスのケーキ等喜んでいました。
ありがとうございました!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful spot, professional wait staff, a meal to remember! Wine selection by glass very good and not crazy prices. Beef dishes pricey but seafood and pasta options available
Everything was delicious and gracious. Wish we had tried the coconut cake as read afterwards it was a chef speciality. We will definitely return!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience here. Scallops were over cooked and texture was like rubber we couldn’t eat it and the still charged us for it. Service was slow and food overall wasn’t worth the money. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was really bad, forgetful server, fumbled through menu, forgot our coffee, just took too long for half empty night...menu so limited, dress code now like Like Like Drive Inn, .. won't be back for regular lunch or dinner, until menu changes and dress code changes, ...only attending special day buffets!

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 (福岡・熊本・鹿児島)·Dined on December 29, 2017

ランチで利用しました。ロケーションとサービスは大変良いと思います。パスタとシーフードカレーを注文しましたが、パスタはアメリカのパスタにあるようなボソボソした麺が残念でしたがカレーは美味しかったです。

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

ハワイといえば、ハレクラニ。オーキッズのネット予約開始日に朝食を予約しました。案内されたのは一番窓側のテラス席、目の前は一面のビーチと空。この景色を見られるだけできてよかったと思う。頼んだのは、パンケーキ、エッグベネディクトなど。どれもおいしかった。パンケーキはボリュームがあって、娘は食べきれなかったので、シェアするくらいでいいと思った。

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A hidden gem off the beaten path. Spectacular views at sunset, the best in Waikiki!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (東京)·Dined on December 27, 2017

バレーパキングからの対応、とても素晴らしかったです。
レストランまで案内をしていただき、本当に素敵でした。
子連れでは、はじめてでしたが、とても丁寧に接客してもらい、ゆっくりと過ごすことができました。
お料理も完璧で、毎回美味しいです。

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It rained and we were getting dampened by the rain. No attempt was made to change our table. We were uncomfortable throughout lunch even with dryer areas were open. Very disappointed

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was such an amazing experience to dine here. They are kind enough to assign the table where we can watch live performance of Hawaiian music and hula with great views. The food, mainly seafood, also
had great taste!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I was taking a friend to lunch. She was leaving the next day for Europe, and I wanted her to leave with a fresh memory of Hawaii. A nice outside table at Orchids was what came to mind. With my reservation I requested a table with a view and we were given a wonderful, private spot. Delightful. As was the food and service. With so many good restaurants in town, I don't visit any one place that often, but my consistently good experience at Orchids tells me I should dine there more often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very nice service and food.I spend happy time.very senic

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Awesome coconut cake. Unfortunately I did have very bad loose stools later that evening. Must have been something I ate.
Bread - 5, labash -7, olives a-5, butter 8 but had to request more. Salad -7 but rusty ends. Entree's - 8 . Could use more generous lux portions and supports i.e. Starch. Cake 10 all night long. Could use more accompanying drizzle, a few garnishing pcs of tropical fruit fruit or berries and some addl mint garnish. Service - 10 Wonderful !!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We’ve been here many times for Sunday brunch but never for lunch on a weekday. I had the crab lobster salad/sandwich and it was absolutely superb. The hot bread they bring to the table before the meal is magnificent and lobster bisque was fantastic! We always see the same servers and they always impress us! Favorite!!! Love this place! Ask for a table by the water! View of Diamondhead is amazing and we never get tired of it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

サンデーブランチで利用しました。
お店の方々は、とても親切でお料理もとてもおい

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was good but table was next the services table so little noise behind me.
Nothing special for anniversary.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wife’s request,80th birthday. Abit far for her to walk, but well worth it.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food and restaurant setting were wonderful, but every member of the Hotel staff, from valet to waitstaff, made the lunch at Orchids spectacular today. Their friendliness and attention made me and my guest feel so special.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

ゆっくり朝食がいただける雰囲気でした。

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

期待が大きすぎた。
思ったより種類が少なく感じた。

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing meal to celebrate our anniversary. Scallops were fantastic!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Orchids! The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Great ambiance and a beautiful view. Perfect for a peaceful, romantic evening. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Honolulu.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We celebrated a belated anniversary dinner at one of our favorite restaurants... The menu has changed but the ambiance, service and quality remain superlative. I had the lobster bisque and filet with foie gras, my wife had the baked salmon. They offer a great selection of wines, both by the glass and bottle... Finally, dessert was a coconut cake (from Orchid's) for my wife and a chocolate bombe tiramisu for me. Highly recommended!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We’ve frequented Orchids for over 26 years and have enjoyed each visit with each other as well as with friends ... we consider the Halekulani a “home” .

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are from Sydney and celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at this restaurant. The staff were so welcoming as soon as we walked in and wished us a Happy Anniversary! The ambience is so perfect on ocean front and we had a quiet table and the food was superb. Thank you for your lovely cake for our anniversary. We will definitely be back next time we visit Honolulu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

There were too many server errors for such a high end establishment. The food was okay, not spectacular. Steaks were not cooked as ordered and overdone. Also, the easiest thing to prepare was also messed up. My green tea was a light green color and had no taste like drinking hot water. I also ordered their famous Coconut Cake and the waiter completely missed my order. Unbelievably riddled with mistakes the entire evening. A server spilled cream and water on one of our guests and also mixed up the after dinner coffee and tea. I was so embarrassed since we were treating another couple who was visiting for the first time and went here specifically because it was a 5 diamond restaurant. Was way overpriced for the errors that were made. The only plus was the location near the beach and the view. You can’t count on that only. Highly doubt we will ever return to Orchids at the Halekulani. Should’ve picked another high end restaurant instead.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, People Watching, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I could spend wonderful time.
Thank you very mach!
Good time,Good service,Good place...

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

After *considerable* deliberation - there are plenty of restaurants in Waikiki after all - selected Orchids for my 60th (sigh) birthday dinner and were not, in any way whatsoever, disappointed. The food was truly magnificent and the wine list (somewhat) varied, if a little pricey. The service was totally impeccable - attentive, friendly, helpful and unobtrusive - and the ambiance and location just perfect. Why there were so few other diners - though it was pretty late in the evening - will forever be a mystery to me, but there you go. Would we go back?? Absolutely, in a heart beat (but after saving our pennies hard and long; unfortunately!!!). Guess it's true that you do get what you pay for in this life,

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have now eaten here twice and the food and service have been exceptional on both occasions. The first time was with a large party of ten and the second time it was just two. Both times we were treated as treasured guests and the food was consistently delicious. I would highly recommend this place. Eat on the patio if at all possible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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