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Hula's Bar & Lei Stand, Honolulu, HI

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

4.6
4.6
281 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ages 21 and over welcome.

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand is celebrating 48 years this year. We are proud to be the most iconic gay restaurant and bar in Waikiki with roots deep in our LGBTQ+ community. Offering amazing bar food, handcrafted cocktails, a spectacular view of Diamond Head and Waikiki beach, free Wi-Fi and high definition music videos. Hula's is known world-wide for our diversity and Aloha. Come, experience why we are the Gathering Place for Explorers.

We are open for Lunch/Dinner daily, and on Sunday's for brunch.

Full Bar from open till 2am nightly. Last call at 1:35pm

Reservations are accepted daily from Opening till 9pm (8pm - Fri thru Sun) Kitchen closes at 9pm nightly

All beverages must be collected by 1:57am

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Asian, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue, Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 923-0669

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Michelle Nakaya

  • Catering

    Ginniberries has catering options available. Contact management for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us at https://hulas.com/private-parties/ to reserve a spot (after 9pm) for your special occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Kapahulu Ave / Lemon Rd

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Honolulu Zoo Parking Lot right across the street for $1.50 / hr.Credit Card and Cash/Coin are accepted with the ability to add more time with your mobile number and a credit card payment.Do not let your time expire. This parking lot actively tows vehicles for expired parking 24/hrs a day

  • Public transit

    TheBus routes: E, 2, 8, 13, 14, 20, 23, 24, 42, W1, W2, W3

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for Brunch

  • Hawaii

    Hot Spot

  • Hawaii

    Late Night Find

  • Hawaii

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oahu

    Great for Brunch

  • Oahu

    Hot Spot

  • Oahu

    Late Night Find

  • Oahu

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oahu

    American

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  1. H

    Hambone

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a way to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary. The entertainment was great. The food was delish. Plus we got fresh Lei's. Wonderful time!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Always fun place to un wind , love the patio area & nice view to the beach
  3. R

    Ryan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. The nachos were incredible, the drinks were delicious, and the staff/environment was so welcoming and fun! This is a must go place!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great music and affordable. Across from Honolulu Zoo and beach.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! Our server (Lee) was awesome, the manager was warm, and the food was delicious!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Vow renewal dinner
  7. KB

    KimberlyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Such a great place in Waikiki! The drinks and service were AMAZING! The ambiance is great (I was there in the afternoon) open air, music videos playing all afternoon (remember how MTV was back in the day?). So much fun! I don't know if I would trust that breathalyzer machine, but it gave us good laughs anyways :) Definitely will go back on my next visit to Waikiki!
  8. AD

    AndrewD

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for happy hour. Our request for balcony seating when we booked was accommodated and we were not disappointed by our server’s recommendation to order the Mai Tai. We were not overly hungry so we shared a mezza plate. Great cheese, scrumptious hummus, tasty olives and delicious figs provided the perfect grazing as we watched the world go by and ordered a second Mai Tai. [Note: the table next to us ordered the Pork Nachos….. it looked gob smacking amazing]. Thanks to all the boys who took great care of us. It was a great Tiki Bar experience.
  9. B

    Bardo

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Mai Tai in Honolulu! Great ambiance and most beautiful views
  10. DL

    DionneL

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The band was great! The owners were very diverse and inclusive
  11. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    A good small selection of tasty appetizers and light entrees. Service was very good and the time from order to being served was prompt. We had a beautiful view of Waikiki from the second story restaurant.
  12. DB

    DarlaB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour!
  13. JC

    JeffC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service along with the staff and drinks is ALWAYS excellent. The nights are fun and something you want to repeat in a good way. Justin and Matt were both working behind the bar on Tuesday so I knew was going to have a great time, that was guaranteed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    I reserved a table near the stage to watch the featured performers at this once month show. No one came to say hi to me at all. After 45 minutes I walked over to the cocktail waitress and asked if she could help me but she said that it wasn’t her section. Apparently, the asian guy that was assigned my section wanted to focus on the VIP tables a little closer to the stage. I had to leave my reserved table and face away from the show in to order from the bartenders. I was there to watch and tip the performers so it was frustrating to say the least. After I got drinks, the cocktail waiter in my section continued to ignore me for the entire duration that I was there Instead of checking to see if I had wanted to order more.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!! Outstanding staff!! Mahalo
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Open air full bar with food choices. Reuben sandwich & Cobb Salad were perfect to share. Happy hour drink prices until 6pm. Live music from 5pm.
  17. K

    Keera

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Not good drinks. Very gross
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kalua pork quesadilla was so good, definitely want that again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    My husband and i decided to go here on our 3rd night of our anniversary trip. When we got there, it was not busy at all. About half full at best. Most people were at the bar or on the other side of the restaurant. We were seated at a table near the stage. There were three tables occupied, 2 had food already, 1 had drinks. We sat and sat. For over 20 min, no one acknowledged us, said they would be right with us, nothing. We finally got up and went to the bar and ordered drinks & food. If it wasn’t 8:45 on a Saturday night, i would have just left. The bartender was so nice and obliged, even brought our food to us despite being busy. Our waitress caitlyn literally ignored us all night. Im talking no apology, and proceeded to wait on 2 tables that sat down after we got our food but walked past us many times. Deliberately not making eye contact. The Food was way below mediocre, bagged chicken in an undressed Caesar salad and tropical nachos that had a weird spaghetti sauce pineapple salsa. Very off putting! I am an easy going person but to be completely ignored by waitstaff is unacceptable! We are interracial couple and i would hate to think it had something to do with that. I do want to thank the bartender for picking up Caitlyn’s slack. He was the only redeeming thing there. We’ve had some amazing food and service all over the country and this is not even close to a 4.7 establishment. Save your money and go to a real Waikiki gem!
  20. CF

    ChrisF

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    May Day Lei Day!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience3
    When we arrived we were told our reservation for 7:45 PM has been seated at 3:44 PM ? Not us? They found us a table for the Rupaul Drag Race Viewing Party, but due to a large party we could not hear half of the time or see any screens (besides there we 4 screens around us). We were here a week earlier for the viewing party and everything for this reservation was amazing (our reservation was canceled when we were seated, therefore unable to give a high rating for that) First time outstanding experience Second time fair to poor experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & reasonable prices for Hawaii, had a great night
  23. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place and food was awesome.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All great. Table was ready as requested and in the location I requested. Perfect. Thank you!
  25. TK

    TomK

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening. Straightforward bar food and we’ll made. Drinks by the pitcher are the way to go.
  26. KY

    KaiY

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahalo for a lovely Sunday funday The staff was amazing and the show was great ❤️
  27. CW

    CamilleW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    We had a server then we didn't . I had to walk to the bar to get more drinks and he just closed my tab so we left. Heard great things about this place but didn't get it.
  28. d

    danstagram22

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers and bartenders are amazing and know exactly what I want! Just overall an amazing place to be!
  29. TC

    TimothyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adult beverages were excellent, carefully prepared by mixologist Matthew, who is kind and attentive. The entertainment was great, talented singer and guitarist
  30. BO

    BOB4FOOD

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  31. v

    vacation

    St. Louis

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We did the stageside VIP experience and it was fun to do. The show was excellent. Service was a little slow at times, but not horrible. Food tasted good, but there was way too much of it.
  32. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Nice venue, easy to find in downtown location. Good ambiance. Vibrant and energetic but not too noisy. Server was a bit skittish. Drinks were not good at all. They were of poor quality and too strong. Foodwise, we were served a plate of nachos that seemed to be half-made out of the crumbles at the bottom of an old bag. Would not recommend.
  33. A

    Athena

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great safety protocols in place, friendly staff. Dive bar feel, on the edge of Waikiki.
  34. SD

    SallyD

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Server was great. Drinks amazing. This is a bar and should not advertise as a dinner place but we should have looked closer at the menu. Also, host was rude so not a good start but the server and drinks made up for it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Hula’s chooses to discriminate against people based on vaccination for COVID. They choose not to accept negative test results for entry.
  36. MB

    MichaelB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was our bartender, and was amazing. Cocktails were priced right and pours were good. Friendly bar with a great atmosphere.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lights and view
  38. JC

    JeffC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hula's is always a good time. Great food, great drinks and great people.
  39. DS

    DebbieS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    This is a gay bar and they were not very welcoming to my adult daughter and I being there for dinner. Seemed surprised we were there. Food was ok and server was good. Person at door not friendly or welcoming even though we had Open Table reservation. If they are in Open Table they should expect tourists including women.
  40. JH

    JamesH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love hulas! Please make sure the place does not get too crowded.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hula's Bar & Lei Stand using the Order Online button. Hula's Bar & Lei Stand also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 923-0669.

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand is rated 4.6 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

134 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kapahulu Ave / Lemon Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue, Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Asian, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Honolulu Zoo Parking Lot right across the street for $1.50 / hr.Credit Card and Cash/Coin are accepted with the ability to add more time with your mobile number and a credit card payment.Do not let your time expire. This parking lot actively tows vehicles for expired parking 24/hrs a day

  • Public transit

    TheBus routes: E, 2, 8, 13, 14, 20, 23, 24, 42, W1, W2, W3

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Michelle Nakaya

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 923-0669

  • Catering

    Ginniberries has catering options available. Contact management for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us at https://hulas.com/private-parties/ to reserve a spot (after 9pm) for your special occasion.

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