Herringbone - Waikiki

4.4
889 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Recipient of Honolulu Magazine's Hale 'Aina Award for Best Brunch and Best Seafood, Herringbone features authentic southern California coastal seafood dining and lounging.

Located at the International Market Place, this indoor & outdoor dining concept brings southern California coastal cuisine to the heart of Waikiki Beach. Serving locally sourced seafood, meats, poultry and vegetables, Herringbone honors the “fish-meats-field” roots of its sister locations in La Jolla, Las Vegas, and Santa Monica – paired with a carefully curated wine list, a collection of local beers and signature cocktails. Whether you choose to dine or simply drop in for cocktails and music, Herringbone emphasizes social dining at it's best with wave after wave of social interaction in a truly dynamic setting.
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Herringbone for our fancier/more expensive dinner of our honeymoon. We chose is solely because they had raw oysters! It was delicious! If you’re a seafood lover and also like to try new seafood - it’s a must go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant is nice, reception was very friendly too. Service was not very professional and our waiter wasn’t even able to open a bottle of wine properly although he Trier is best and was friendly all the time. Food started perfect but was just okay at the end. We started with some appetizers and a seafood tower which was fresh and very high quality but our mains were just ok. We had Burgers, a flatbread and steaks. At least the flatbread came out gooey and undercooked and we complaint and got a new one - same. The waiter took it off the bill though. The flatbread with the appetizers was perfectly cooked and delicious. Burgers and surfnturf were good! Maybe it was an issue as we ordered our mains late and during last food order but this shouldn’t effect food quality in a restaurant of this price level and how they sell themselves.
All over, an expensive just okay experience, to be honest.

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vipbunny
Tulsa
106 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and dinner menu items. Loved the octopus and brussels sprouts. Specialty drinks were very good.

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1703n
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything that was described.
A friend told me about this place and that it was a must try! I’m so glad I listened!
From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with amazing staff! The ambiance was breathtaking!

Sam was our waitress and she did not disappoint on her recommendations of drinks and food! She was very tentative! Made us feel really welcomed.

If possible! Take advantage of their happy hour menu!
We did alongside our meals.

This is a MUST TRY!

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KeithT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior fish lands superior service in Anna and others at Herringbone. The outdoor seating elegance hits you as you ascend the escalator, welcoming you to an elegant dining experience.

The guests sitting at the bar are classy and enjoying what delicious options are available at the happiest hour of the day, orchestrated by servers who know the cuisine and can detail in vivid words the taste, textures and flavors of the kitchen. That only come from staff that enjoy their roles as part of the dining experience.

So, if you want a great experience with flavors to accent fish from the local docks to the Mediterranean (Branzino): do not hesitate; go to Herringbone. I had it broiled. Don't fear the bones.

And the buffalo octopus is not you standard calamari. Its like a Korean master chef stormed into an Italian kitchen and told the greatest European chef: "You food is bland-get out of the way and try it this way."

You'd have a delicious, different, plate that is familiar in texture but EXPLODES in flavor.

And to boot, a Hawaii NCIS was filmed there...damn, I could have made "scale" and 15sec of fame.

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Britt
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Yacht and it was SO GOOD. Drinks were tasty too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and fantastic food

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vipTamarS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Delicious food, excellent service. I do not want to see a large screen tv or any tv in the dining area of a fine restaurant. Even in the bar area. It cheapens the vibe, distracts people from enjoying the ambiance. They sat us right next to the tv in the dining area and kindly moved us when asked. Still, you could see the huge tv from half the table. So, so disappointing and takes away from the dining experience. AND, the staff is watching it and distracted by it. Everyone has phones, tablets, etc to watch if they want to.

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JerryB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and good customer service.The yacht is so good.

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Cabagbag
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour food was absolutely ‘ono we didn’t have room to eat anything from the actual dinner menu.
We would hope to have more cocktail options for happy hour in the future.

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RandallC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the restaurant was nice and inviting everything just seem to fall short of expectation. The peel and eat prawns were actually three already peel large prawns. We were expecting at least a half pound, hence the idea of "Peel and Eat". We mentioned that we would be sharing them and the waiter made no mention of there only being three prawns. Maybe they were hoping to see us fight for that last prawn. I ordered the Marlin but was told that it was replaced with Mahi Mahi. Ok, no problem there but when the brought my dish they asked who had the Marlin - So I have no idea what fish I actually eat. What ever it was it was very delicious. The potions were on the small side. With two meals and wine we dropped ~$150. Also - the service was not that attentive and the place was 2/3 empty. That should have told me something before we sat down at our table. First time I've spent that much and went home hungry!!! So, the value for money ration is very low.

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varandak
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience here. Arrived on time at the reservation and got seated within seconds. Service was top notch from our server to the food runners to the staff checking up on us every five-ten minutes

The food was amazing

We ordered the buffalo octopus and that was perhaps one of the tastiest octopus meals i've had!

Oyster medley was on par. For our main, we ordered the tomahawk steak and it was cooked to perfection.

Would definitely come back just for the octopus

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Gigi
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service! Delicious Food! Love the Ambiance:)

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vipHonolulufan
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

New Years Eve. Very Expensive and very slow even though not that busy

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Miwako
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Made rsvp weeks in advance, that was the easy part. Stood at the front counter 5 min before 1 of 3 staff members behind there acknowledged me. Waited another 5 min for another staff to tell me will be an hour wait because of a large party coming in. I repeated again I have rsvp. Waited another 5 min to finally get seated. Drinks and appetizers were timely. Entress for 5 of us came different times, 2 already done eating by the time the rest came. 2 orders of steak, the medium rare one served to wrong person but this was realized by our waiter who served me the medium well one anyway when my dish came late. No apology, just a comment that my plate was cooked more and that it probably shouldn't have. I enjoyed happy hour here before covid, but very disappointed with dining service now.

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Melmo
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Arrived and had to wait as there was no one at the door. Not sure why they take reservations so late at 930 since they close at 10pm. We still had to wait for a table even though we had a reservation and it was pretty empty. The hostess was rude. The server was nice but rushed us a little bit because the kitchen and bar both closed within an hour of our reservation. Food was good, oysters were just ok.

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p1nt4dos
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch and service from Alex was outstanding. Thanks!

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vipEnjoymyfood
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose mostly appetizers and shared them amongst ourselves. Everything was delicious. Disappointed that the menu was limited: we didn’t realize we could only order from the brunch menu because the restaurant was closing for the afternoon. We managed to find some satisfying items.

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vipNottheNorthEndbutgreat
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent appetizers and stellar service by Stori! The selection of brunch mimosas was great as well.

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vipTonyY
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I used to like Herringbone and went back first time since pandemic.
Overall things were ok.
The entree did not come together and the appetizer oysters came between the entrees.
I was even ok with that.
But the poached eggs were so overcooked it was hard boiled egg.
When I complained to the waitress she’s said she will let the chef know. And that was it. For the price, I would not recommend no more

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were the first seating when they opened at 10:30 and didn’t get food for over an hour after ordering in spite of seeing the rest of the restaurant get served. The waitress just kept telling us that she couldn’t do anything about the kitchen and that they were “slammed”. My son’s fries never arrived. The food was ok, but nothing special. The king crab Benedict was essentially a bacon Benedict which comes with one small piece of crab on top, the menu description doesn’t reflect what the dish actually is at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible. Brought one of the four meals out 15 minutes before all the others then dumped champagne on my wife and broke glass over her and left the broken glass on the chair. My son is celiac and we asked about fryer contamination and the waiter did not take it seriously now my son is sick on Christmas Day. The manager was not very empathetic and seemed like he really did not care. The food was cold and over fried. Terrible experience any day of the year but to have this happen on Christmas Day was brutal. Someone needs to talk to management and staff there about these issues. I am pretty upset and would like to be contacted by someone.

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Gretchen
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The freshest seafood I have had in quite awhile. We love the ambience and convenience of Int'nl Mkt place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was amazing. The price tag was just twice as high as it should be. That's pretty much everywhere on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around

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Craig
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good meal. They didn’t serve my wife until I had eaten my serving.

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JanelleCP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for happy hour.

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Palani
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herringbone was an amazing experience. We had reservations and was seated as soon as we arrived, the staff was very friendly and the food was amazing.

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Casey
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ian was awesome. He was very attentive, friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious as always and the ambience was perfect.

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vipTess
Hawaii
92 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband & I went for lunch this past Saturday. We were eager to try the re-opened Herringbone following its closure during the pandemic. They still have that wonderful Buffalo octopus on the menu & it didn't disappoint! Yum-O! But, we had to wait a L-O-N-G time for our eggs Benedict. There were a couple larger parties who, necessarily, took a lot of time and effort for the kitchen to prepare (and for the staff to serve) their orders. I believe our server did the best she could, under the circumstances. She did apologize to us for "the wait."

The acoustics in this open-air space are not the best for quiet conversation to start with. But, there was extremely loud Christmas music being piped in over several speakers throughout. We couldn't use our "indoor voices" to converse with one another over the din! They really need to turn down the volume.

I would recommend this restaurant to a friend with the assumption that we just went there on a very busy day. Maybe they were short-staffed in the kitchen. I'd hope our next visit would be a lot better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I made a reservation and when I arrived I was left to stand about 20 minutes as the staff scrambled to find a table. I was greeted by half a dozen people asking if I had been helped and no one seemed to know what to do. When I finally was sat I ordered a martini which came in a very very small glass. I proceeded to switch to wine. I tried the lobster cocktail which was okay. Wasn't fully shelled so I bit into pieces of lobster shell. I also tried the squid ink risotto. It was okay. Again, not bad. Nothing amazing. Would I return, yes- I hear their happy hour with oysters is great. All in all, decent.

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vipClareR
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening at Herringbone!!! So good to see Cody at the bar after two years!! Delicious food amazing martinis and great company!! I hope we have live entertainment again on Fridays and would love actual martini glasses please!! Other than that just fabulous!!!

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. If you love Asian seafood I would highly recommend it. The brussels sprouts was amazing.

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MoeK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herringbone was a fantastic treat. The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. Will come here again.

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douglasd
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Looked like a fancy place for a romantic dinner. Had a reservation and still got a table between giant loud TV and the kitchen (and waitress station) Super small serving of mediocre salmon with no accoutrements- for $40.
Heard all of the waiters/waitresses complaints about tips, etc..

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JustinT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Asked server for one thing, melted butter. She said it was being prepared from scratch. Never received the it, didn’t see the server much after. Got our food boxed up because we were over waiting. Asked for butter to go. She said the kitchen was closed and we can’t get any. 👎

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vipLarisaM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to find out that Herringbone was finally re-opening in Waikiki! We had been to the one in La Jolla and knew from experience how special and unique a place Herringbone is.

The decor is stunning, it's like an enchanted forest coupled with sea life all combined into one.

The dishes are unlike I have ever seen in other restaurants: we had the Furikake Tater Tots and the Eggs Benedict. But this is no ordinary Benedict, it was topped with crab, Uni, tobiko with eggs bacon atop a waffled hash brown. Talk about rich and decadent.

We also had a half dozen oysters, which are not unique, but they so fresh and meaty served alongside kimchee. Yum.

And lastly but surely not least, the customer service was outstanding. Our waiter'Richard was prompt, friendly, and made sure we had a great experience. As an added bonus, we spent a lot of time talking to the manager Todd, who came by numerous times to see how our brunch was going. Take it from someone who eats out a lot, any server or manager who takes the time to get to know you can make a great experience into an epic one. Thank you Todd and Richard for taking care of us!

I cannot wait to come back and experience dinner here. This is a must do when visiting Honolulu!

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vipClareR
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so wonderful to be back after almost two years!! The food was excellent 👌 the martinis 🍸 fantastic and the new management very customer oriented!! Our server Shemasy (spelling sorry!!) was awesome! He was friendly and attentive and took great care of us! We closed the place down and it felt so great to be back in this beautiful spot!! See you next weekend! 💕💕💕💕💓💓🥰🥰🥰🥰🍸🍸🍸🍸✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️

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vipLydia
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great oysters! Taste and choice of oysters was fantastic! $3/oyster is a little pricier than some other happy hours, but was still excellent!

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vipRobertaF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food description was overdressed. We were underwhelmed with the result. Cocktail I had was very good. Staff were pleasant. The location and decor nice. Lovely outdoor seating.

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Herringbone - Waikiki is rated 4.4 stars by 889 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.