Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant at Halepuna

4.4
70 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant features a locally inspired menu highlighting ingredients from the bakery. The cuisine is light and healthy, accenting each natural component to a level of distinction and island sophistication. Quality, fresh, locally sourced ingredients are enhanced with unique, signature flavors and craft delicacies from the bakery.

Located on the first floor of Halepuna Waikiki adjacent to the Bakery and lobby, the restaurant is open for Buffet Breakfast, Ala Carte Lunch and Dinner.

Bakery and Restaurant will be closed until April 30th.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 70 people are saying
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Thpooh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was excellent!! Our server, Darius, could not have been better - his timing for everything was perfect - he knew when to let us talk, when we could have fun with him, when we were ready to order, etc. - very situationally aware, which you don't find a lot at restaurants. The food was excellent - great choices and expertly prepared. The Artichoke Tartine, as an appetizer, was one of the best things I have ever tasted and the rest of the table was in agreement! Unbelievable, melt-in-your-mouth, flavors - soooo good! We tried the Cioppino, Kauai Shrimp, Lobster Roll & Braised Short Ribs - all perfectly executed. And of course, the desserts!! Beautiful works of art, that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Looking forward to another visit real soon, because it was just outstanding. Compliments to the Night Mgr., Michael Villanueva, for running such a fine operation. He couldn't have been more hospitable and more eager to make sure that our dining experience was a good one. And again, to Darius, thank you for making our evening so very special - you are truly one of a kind and the Halepuna should be proud to have you as an employee. Thank you!

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vipTinaG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and the food was lovely including cocktails! Wonderful staff and service was impeccable! The baked goods and bread was great too.

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vipHappy
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was over the top. Food very different and good.

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LilyN
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lobby, entrance, and public areas very sterile in design and decorations. Needs more breezy Hawaiian feel. Otherwise food and service were excellent.

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vipDiningFineAnyTime
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful yet casual restaurant in the Halepuna Hotel. The bakery, restaurant and hotel lobby all seamlessly connected, but somehow each is also distinct. The glass wall 'opens' the dining room to the bakery room so you can watch sweet creations being made. Charming staff.

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Chrisy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gathered a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday. First time here for everyone and we all loved this place. Our server, Keaton, was excellent - which is why I made sure to note his name. Will be back for sure.

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vipgemm
Hawaii
68 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 3 arrived early and browsed the bakery. Everything looked delicious, too good to eat. How does the baker(s) create desserts that look fake but are actually edible. We had a lot of time to study the menu, so we ordered as soon as we were seated. We each ordered the French onion soup: delicious, probably one of the best I've ever had. We shared the pork belly banh mi and lobster roll. The banh mi was not your typical banh mi. The pork belly was cook to perfection; this was probably the best banh mi I've ever had. The lobster roll was also very flavorful. It had a lot of crab, but it was a very tiny sandwich. Overall the food is very good, prices are up there, and the portions are small. An average sized male would leave the restaurant still hungry. Conclusion: if you like good food, try it. If you're a big eater, be prepared to leave hungry, or expect to put a dent on your charge card.

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Eric
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks to Matrie’d Reggie for the friendly service and making sure our valentines dinner was satisfying

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner, was good! Had the special Valentine Prix fixe menu, featuring the Beef Wellington. It was delicious, but small, in my opinion. The last time I had Beef Wellington was at Gordon Ramsey’s in Vegas. I like the Halepuna’s Wellington!

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Hapaco808
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's Day special meal menu was outstanding. Every course was delicious! The dessert was a standout.

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CalvinU
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Wines were good. Area to improve is the pork belly in the sandwich. Could have been more moist and flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Our server and the manager were very friendly and informative. Thank you for a great meal.

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drsteve
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant tries very hard to be upscale but the food is just average and the portions on the small side. The onion soup is better at Longhorn Steakhouse where it is less than I/3 of the price. The bakery is definitely overpriced. I bought a cinnamon roll and it was dry and without flavor. Warming it didn't help. It was obviously very old. If you are in the area go across the street and eat at Orchids where for a few dollars more you get a great meal.

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D1crzydzzy
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visit for dinner, our last visit was during Thanksgiving 2019 during there Set diner buffet. My only bad note the bakery was closed already before our dinner reservation, was looking forward for that visit to check it out. PLEASE list that bit of information on the web site, besides us we heard the disappointed guest during of dinner. Overall dinner was good, but save the room for dessert for sure it was Outstanding.
Just over look the price and enjoy the food and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service. Beautiful hotel and ambiance. Wonderful food. So nice and quiet to enjoy all of this

Perhaps I shouldn’t submit this, because it may become too popular !

Haha, but they truly should be enjoyed by all!

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vipEleanorY
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter and his team provided a good restaurant experience for us. Thank you for the piece of birthday cake for my 99-year old mother.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They definitely know how to cook well. Plating was beautiful. Menu was small, but well done. Love the farm to table concept. Value was great. Don't let the name fool you. This is a legitimate restaurant. Haven't found anything compairable in Waikiki. It's a hidden gem.

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Maija
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good parking with valuation, thank you.
Beautiful new lobby and easy to find. Outstanding service and decorating and ambiance for our style. Some girls found menu little pricey for locals, maybe Kamaaina discount would help.

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RonH
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Halekulani Bakery is a very nice casual restaurant, with nice service and food, while a bit pricey.

We would prefer the House without a Key due to the ocean view, however

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice, quiet place for lunch. Supper staff.
Pricy, but considering it is Waikiki and the type of hotel and service; good to go!!!

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JaniceO
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Setting great- quiet and attractive. Service great too- friendly, helpful staff. Food not bad but not great& because of that gave it a 3

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vipmoopzobie
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I have eaten here twice and the food and service have been great both times. The food is innovative and delicious and the service is attentive and very friendly. This seems to be a bit of an unknown restaurant - the place was about half full both times we ate here. While the restaurant doesn't have a view, the chance to have a great dinner in a quiet setting is what keeps us coming back.

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vipharrykhi
Naples
91 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was our extraordinary server and was simply amazing from the get go to finish. Food was fresh, delicious and the same touches you expect from Orchids and the Halekulani brand! Kudos to Peter Shandolin and his team in the total rebirth of Halepuna! Gorgeous!! Mahalo Nui Loa !🙏🏻🤙🏻Harry & Patti Kasanow

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CarolN
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The Vietnamese sandwich was tasty and bread soft enough to chew. The moist tonkatsu sandwich was very good too. Service was excellent and pricing was good. We intent to try the breakfast buffet in the future.

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PegiP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pastries are wonderful, but a bit overpriced, and the food was okay. Could use a little more options on the lunch menu. The service was outstanding!

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CMUMom
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch here. Started with the artichoke tartine, out of this world, a flavor explosion with every bite, even my sister who doesn't like sourdough breads, thoroughly enjoyed this appetizer. Our server Ricky was wonderful, attentive, not obtrusive. Would we return, absolutely, looking forward to our next visit.

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DavidC
Toledo
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice meal in a quiet setting with all the Halekulani expertise. Looking forward to a return visit on our next stay In Waikiki.

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vipNone
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Few patrons, many servers, therefore, TOO much attention.
BE PREPARED with gift cards and/or gift certificates. Didn't you expect to be a success?

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Impressed
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected from Halekulani...excellent! A very Japanese experience in Hawaii with its service, attention to detail, baked goods, pastries and food. What more can I say.

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MichikoW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

スタッフの方も本当に、親切でした。お料理もバッチリ。雰囲気もバッチリ。ハレクラニを少しあじわいたいひと、おすすめです。ビーチは見えないですが本当に良かったです。

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MillieO
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

5 out of 6 had ordered coffee - served only 4 of us.
2 of os ordered the burgers - one burger was missing the bacon and both were missing avocado. When asked about the avocado “it’s a misprint” it doesn’t come with avocados?!?! HUH?

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JenH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Dinner was fabulous! The tastes were works of art. The service was impeccable. We found this by chance and now will never miss a chance to dine there. We can’t wait to try it for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

大晦日、Hawaii滞在最終日に家族で利用しました。
店内は完成したばかりということもあり、とても綺麗で落ち着いています。
料理の品数は多くはないですが、6人で利用してそれぞれ自分の好きな物を頼むだけの幅はありました。
ロブスターブレッド、サーモンチャウダー、ビーフバーガー、フィッシュバーガー、どれも美味しかったです。
デザートのアイスクリームもコーヒーも美味しかったです。
接客もとても良いです。おすすめします。

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cy1283
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Flavors were a bit subdued. Warabi salad was refreshing. Kauai shrimp dish was flavorful. Desserts were unique.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

店の内容が非常にきれいで落ち着いた雰囲気であり、家族でゆっくりと食事をするには非常に良かったです。もちろん、デートや特別な際の食事にも合うレストランだと思いました。
もう少しコスト的にリーズナブルだとより良いですが、あの内容であれば納得の金額でもあります。

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vipMMMM
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Very disappointing Christmas experience _ great menu let down by extremely undercooked gritty cuts of lamb and beef - would not recommend the Christmas Buffet- it was just plain bad - to be fair the servers were good!

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vipcarnivore
Hawaii
98 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was impressed with the selection. Christmas buffet only had something for everybody. Seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, soup, salad, dessert. Expensive.

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WoodyC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fine dining in a casual Waikiki Bakery? Yes, the Halepuna Bakery across the lane from the Halekulani Hotel recently opened with a lunch menu that is heavy on excellent burgers, great sandwiches, salads and a classy dessert menu. Dinner is replete with French onion soup, a Warabi and Opai salad that is a wreath of ferns and tiny tasty shrimps, Banh Min croissant sandwiches, Monchong broiled fish, New York steak, and Cioppino main courses. The meals are refined, being prepared by a special chef from Japan, so it's a few steps up from a popular bakery in Hawaii. Who would expect to find an Artichoke Tartin or grilled cheese sliders for kids? Plus the fact that desserts are made on site, original beautiful works of art all displayed in showcases. Meals are all reasonably priced as you would find in a regular bakery, but know that it is what would be called "Elegant Bakery" standard. Recommend you give this 'bakery' a visit, parking is validated at the Halekulani porte cohere.

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DavidK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My son really enjoyed the Burger, he especially liked the bacon that came with the burger. I had the venison, which was a small portion but flavorful. Maybe a small deer! My wife ordered fish which was supposed to be Monchong but was changed to Mahi mahi since they were out of Monchong, the dish that the fish came in was not so appealing. She would have preferred the Monchong.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very nice waitstaff. Appetizers were great. My banh mi was really disappointing and they forgot the dressing. The ambiance was strange, weird lighting and didn’t have a high end restaurant feel. Overall was an ok experience but may not return for dinner.

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Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant at Halepuna is rated 4.4 stars by 70 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.