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
Sun 8:30PM - 8:30PM

Mon - Thu 8:00PM - 8:00PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 8:30PM

Orchids at Halekulani Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (73)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Waterfront (61)
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Special Occasion (60)
Romantic (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Good for a Date (50)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Great for Brunch (33)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Authentic (20)
Business Meals (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (11)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Music (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Casual (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

ゆっくり朝食がいただける雰囲気でした。

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were seated outdoors with a view of the lawn, with the hula musicians and dancer as well as a view of the ocean. The waiters were extremely nice and considerate. It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was delicious, especially the lobster bisque ! But it's overpriced! Great ambiance though !

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent service, nice wine options, beautiful sunsets, food was exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spectacular setting, great food, professional, caring service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A beautiful place to be with great food and great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great as usual. Will go back again soon. Exactly what I expect from Halekulani.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

朝食からしっかりしたお肉類、ラビオリなんかまで、トータルで満足できる内容のお料理のラインナップ。爽やかなハワイの風に吹かれつつ優雅でゆっくりした時間を楽しめます。おすすめ。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Special dining experience! The service is great and well staffed. Food presentation and serving is part of the experience. Sat outdoors under cover, spectacular view if Waikiki and Diamond Head in the distance!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have a special family reunion and all members of the party were very happy with the dinner: nice setting, wait staff is great, venue is clean and beautifully landscape, not noisy (not quiet though). Great place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went here for their lunch menu and was surprised on how fancy and delicious the food was. Definitely recommend this place for a lunch date or a lunch date with friends. The prices are high but worth it if you’re in the mood for something relaxing and different. Plus it’s a 2-course entree so you do get your moneys worth.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved the view and ambiance. The service was quit excellent. The menu was somewhat limited but we enjoyed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We always love coming back to Orchids. The wait staff is kind, helpful, unobtrusive and professional. They do whatever needs be done to ensure your needs are met. The food is excellent. And, the view, unsurpassed: Diamond Head, surf, sand, sunset. The lasagnette, carta fata, lobster salad and coconut cake are standouts. Really, you can't go wrong.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Rack of Lamb was very delicious! Glad we ordered it. Sea bass was a bit dry. Portions are small too. Truffle fries were very delicious too! Didn't receive good waiter service. Waiter didn't check back with us after meals were delivered.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Beautiful setting, fantastic food, great ambiance and attentive service. One of the most special places in Waikiki, worth it for a special occasion or just a beautiful night out. The sunset view is spectacular.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was incredible with every course served perfectly. The team was amazing and very attentive to your every need. A true gem!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

This restaurant hospitality is very good! Of course, taste ,location and the timing of sarving is nice.
E specialy I recommend it for morning .

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

子連れで朝食ブュッフェに利用。海沿いの景色が大変よく、気持ちよく食べられます。フルーツジュースが搾りたてで大変美味しく感動しました。ハイチェアも借りられるので離乳食やバイキングのフルーツを子供にもあげました。

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was insanely slow. We sat down at 5:30pm. Three tables around us sat an hour later and got their meals and left before us. We had the set pre fixe menu. First course was cold. And it was Brie cheese baked. Seems like it sat out for a long time. We left dinner at 8:30pm. We had to ask the waiter why things were taking so long.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

バースデーだということを伝えていなかったのに、食後にバースデープレートが出てきて驚きました。
窓際に近い席にしていただき、とても素敵な時間を過ごせました。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Orchids at the Halekulani is a fine dining treat! White tablecloth service and fancy dishes with an extraordinary view make this restaurant worthy of special occasions!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice but The food for pre fix menu for the restaurant was not that good. There were only 2 choices for the entrees and the shrimp entree had a shrimp that wasn't fresh.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My wife and I had breakfast and dinner at this elegant restaurant with a very pleasant environment. Breakfast was wonderful with excellent service. For dinner the service was adequate and not up to expectations at a first class hotel like the Halekulani. We would return for breakfast gladly, but for dinner with some hesitation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A fabulous restaurant for the two of us before all there kids and grandkids arrived for our Hawaiian vacation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

So glad to see Halekulani regular menu items back at Orchids!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

お食事も勿論ですが、雰囲気と店員さんのサービスもとてもよかったです。いい思い出になりました。夕陽をみながらオープンテラスからの眺めは本当に綺麗で癒されました。
またハワイにいったら利用してみたいです。

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We celebrated our parents’ anniversary. The restaurant provided a table with a sunset view as requested. The service was attentive but not intrusive, friendly and professional. The food was excellent and in the right amount and the signature coconut cake was the perfect ending to a perfect evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had not been to Honolulu or Orchid's in a few years. It is just an unbelievable place to have dinner; ambiance, service food are all great. We took friends to celebrate their anniversary. It was their first time there, they were impressed. We finished the evening with a cocktail in the bar. Everything there was spectacular including the music.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent place for anniversary. The staff made sure we were well taken care of and made to feel like it was our special night.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome Sunday Brunch. We celebrated our Anniversary there, it was a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The most sumptuous brunch in Hawaii - maybe the planet. It's pricey, but a brunch that includes suckling pig at the carving station and mounds of perfect sashimi on the seafood bar is necessarily going to be expensive. Don't waste your time on the bacon and eggs and omelets that you can get at any brunch; focus on the interesting salads, perfect fruit, seafood bar, nicely prepared hot foods, carvery with turkey and prime rib as well as the pork, and fabulous desserts. Wonderful beachside ambiance; enjoyable live piano; servers that seemed to literally read my mind. Make your reservation way ahead. Note: champagne is not included and is expensive; order a glass of still wine instead.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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