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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (70)
Romantic (65)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Waterfront (61)
Special Occasion (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (57)
Good for a Date (50)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Great for Brunch (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Fun (7)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Casual (3)
Organic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent! Would dine again. Food, service, and ambiance are all top notch. Definitely recommend. We came for dinner and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The perfect Waikiki dinner for any special occasion. The staff, food, and ambiance are spectacular!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fabulous meal overlooking the ocean. Live music from next door, attentive service. We went because of Orchids reputations and it lived up to it and more

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As usual the service is outstanding, without question. Everyone that came by the table addressed us by name. And even better, they all pronounced our last name correctly. Even though it is pronounced as it is spelled, many, many folks destroy it.
The drinks, house cocktails were great as usual. sure they are pricey, but the taste is worth the money. I try to mimic the recipes at home, but don't quite get there.
I had the Lasagnette for lunch. Only made it half way through the entree, just got full. But it is a deconstructed lasagne that is all seafood taste. Great taste. I didn't mention, but the lunch menu is an appetizer and entree. Well worth the cost when considering the taste and I couldn't finish it all but had a great leftover. My wife loves their Lobster Bisque. But the new delivery didn't quite hit it like the previous versions. Not that it wasn't good, but the previous version was a home run; current version is a hards triple. Either way, can't beat the haupia cake. Never had anything like it anywhere else. Has never disappointed.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Incredible service and best dessert on the island. An overall outstanding experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What's not to love here? The instant you are seated, you know you are in good hands and you softly settle into a relaxed, civilized, elegant venue. Waitstaff is top notch, friendly and professional, anticipated every thing. There are few places where you can give yourself over completely and know that you will be treated to a flawless dining experience. Gentle smiles, live music, expansive ocean view, delightful and well-presented menu. Memorable and rejeuvinating. Mahalo!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a family lunch there to celebrate our son coming home from overseas and it could not have been a better venue. The food was excellent, view outstanding and the service could not have been better: experienced, professional, engaging and with great knowledge of the offerings of the restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Orchids has long been my favorite restaurant in Honolulu. They never fail to impress.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. The ambiance was perfect, service exceptional- attentive but not overbearing. We were surprised by the presentation of a celebratory piece of cake which made our night even that more special. Mahalo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Outstanding service, ambiance, and food! And the view! Amazing!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love orchids!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

雰囲気が良くてサービスが最高です。

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Saw a recommendation on Trip Advisor. Had a great meal and enjoyed watching the crowd walking by the restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Orchids is located in what was an old private bungalow right by the sea. The setting is lovely and we got to enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian music from the live band performing at the restaurant next door. The food was tasty and beautifully presented and we enjoyed the good selection of wines. The service was warm and attentive and we were pleasantly surprised with the complimentary signature dessert of coconut cake to help celebrate our anniversary!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent! !! Beautiful atmosphere. Food was very good and price was reasonable. Service was very good. So glad we found it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with an open air patio overlooking the ocean. Service was impeccable and the meals were excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We dinned here for a special date night and enjoyed our total experience. Great food to go along with the excellent service. I had the red snapper and my wife had a rack of lamb and we both thoroughly enjoyed our entrees.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A classy place with a great ocean view, excellent correct service and gourmet food. Lots osf seafood with pasta.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

great view. hostess was very professional and friendly. food excellent. waiter was a bit cold and snooty. very unusual for hawaii

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always a great experience! Food is very good, especially the onaga.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service and food were excellent. Setting is spectacular with the sun going down. The only unpleasant thing was the young child running around while parents paid no attention. The restaurant should not be expected to baby sit.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Only one unfortune thing that a group seated near and noisy.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

excellent service. Sea bass was cooked just right--nice and moist. Waiter offered to take our picture on their lawn in front of the beach.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service and food - we were here. Two days ago and came back - all good

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful in every way. Our reservation was for 5pm when we opened so I were able to have a first row outdoor ocean view on their covered patio. The service was kind and professional -- toward both my wife and I. We shared both the lobster bask and a salad to start. Both were excellent and generous portions when split. The Nebbiolo wine by the glass was exactly what we wanted -- full bodied and fruity with light tannins. It was so good I had a second glass with my entree. For entrees my wife had the seafood lasagna, which was amazing and looked nothing like lasagna. I had the fresh crab raviolis in a light, flavorful cream sauce, which was great, but I was very happy when my wife gave me more of her dish. We were both pretty stuffed after all that, so we could not add desert. So they brought out two small, wafer thin perfect little cookies for us with instead.

For first time Honolulu visitors the street map to Orchid is more complicated than it needs to be. Here is simpler way: Walk on "the strip" passing lots of designer stores, then make a left on a very fun looking street with lots of shops on either side. That street dead ends into the hotel containing Orchid Restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful evening: food, service and ambience. Perfect evening for my wife’s birthday.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely for Anniversary celebration! Wonderful service and beautiful view!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were asked what the occasion for lunch was - we said anniversary(26th) at Halekulani and we got no notice or comment on it. Why ask?

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

From superb service to delectable cuisine, lunch at the Orchids was a 5-star experience! My guests and I enjoyed the beautiful ocean-side view while relishing the outstanding food and service. The price is reasonable considering the ample-sized two course meal, attentive service, lovely ambience and validated parking. I would definitely return for this fine dining experience. Hana Hou!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

食事は普通。景色はよいが、海側の席に通されなければ、普通です。Open tableで予約しましたが、席がReserveされているわけではありません。普通に通されただけです。

Tags: Scenic View
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 (神奈川)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Thank you for all staffs hospitality. I enjoyed nice view and morning meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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