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Moani Waikiki Island Bistro & Bar, Honolulu, HI

Moani Waikiki Island Bistro & Bar

4.4
4.4
418 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaiian
Our ohana had a vision to share our love for ono food, live music and hospitality with the world. In 2019, this dream became a reality when we opened Moani Island Bistro and Bar on the west side of O’ahu. With the overwhelming support from our customers, Moani’s success has exceeded our expectations. Our family is thriving, our vision is growing, and Moani is expanding. Come and be a part of the family, enjoy our genuine aloha, heart-filled cooking and island music. Join us at our second location, in the heart of Waikiki!
With love,



The Keolanui ‘Ohana

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaiian, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Wed, Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:30 am
  • Phone number
    (808) 466-2629
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous
  • Executive chef
    Mike Leslie
  • Catering
    Catering is available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com
  • Private party facilities
    available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Cross street
    Kuhio Ave and Walina St.
  • Parking details
    parkin is available in the international market place and we will validate you parking ticket!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Hot spot

  • Oahu

    Lively

418 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We could not eat here because cross contamination with the frying oil. My wife is allergic to shellfish, she couldn’t even have a steak because it came with oyster sauce. The only real positive here is that the waiter told us about the frying oil . Thank you for that. Wish we could have tried the food, it came recommended by a friend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The boi burgers were fabulous and the Kalbi was amazing too Oh, and we topped it off with the cheesecake - Dee-licious Enjoyed the live music with Robi Kahalau and friends very much

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  3. KeithF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time coming here. Live entertainment was a very pleasant surprise. Robi and Jeff still got it going on.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was a bit stiff to start off with...but we bent him😜 We enjoyed our night...however..yes, sorry, however...Our entertainer Randy, who was fabulous, was drowned out by the Luau down stairs...very annoying....the Food was good .

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  5. LVGAL

    Detroit

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really hoping to be wowed, based on reviews. Service was fine, food wasn't great. Had the tempura special, rice was bland and not warm. Nice atmosphere.

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  6. karenH

    Naples

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    this was a good spot..in a shopping mall..full of energy and loud music...partly from the mall area down below.

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  7. CDG1

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Bao Burgers are not to be missed. Terrific. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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  8. ninjforshort

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lucked out on getting our grp of 10 in for dinner. the appys were so good (and perfect for sharing) we never got to mains. the staff was friendly & helpful with selections and the live musician was amazing. if we had more space we would’ve stayed longer to enjoy his performance

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  9. DavidW

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find in Waikiki!! Food was good and since they had family sized portions, we did fine with three meals for 5 adults

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  10. AllenE

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 8 3kids aged 1-7 and they enjoyed the food got to see Liam Moleta on Saturday and it was outstanding!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service. Our water was constantly filled without having to ask. We absolutely loved how the server mixed our Poke for us. We’ve never seen anything like that. Liam was the musician. He was awesome! We are definitely going to be back. The Sourbelt shot and the Shave Ice drink were awesome!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A bday right celebration, we sat in a really nice area with a booth for the kids and Service was really really good. I’d go back there again for sure and recommend Miami’s to everyone!

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  13. CarmelaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite spot in all of Waikiki! Food is so good and the staff is the best!

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  14. SusanH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at Moani twice so far. Like that it is family style so we can taste a bunch of dishes. So far loved everything we tried.

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  15. EstelaD

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always awesome at this location or at the original. great food and service and happy hour on point!

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  16. Nattyann29

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and food… loved the outdoor dining option

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding experience here and the food was fantastic. We'll definitely be coming back here the next time we're in Hawaii and highly recommend. All of the food was great, as well as the service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Especially the Pipikaula with poi. Delicious and unique. We’ve been to Hawaii many times and never tried this dish. We sat outside on the patio so not much ambiance, but when we were leaving, the live music was about to start inside, so if we had been there for that I’m sure ambiance points would go up. The menu is setup to be family style. We split one entree, 2 appetizers and the spam Mac n cheese (creamy and delicious!) and it was plenty of food. We even had dessert and it was one of our cheaper dinners on our trip.

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  19. MichaelW

    Hawaii

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lupus and drinks. Had the Pili kalua with Poi and the adobe fried chicken. Both were beyond excellent.

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  20. MartyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience GREAT-5 star. There were some picky eaters in our group, hence 4 rating for food. Otherwise we enjoyed both the entertainment and our dinning experience. We will be back. Also, so glad Moani’s opened in Waikiki for locals in Kaimuki. Will definitely recommend to our local and out-of-state family/friends. Thank you!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Could have been due to it being dinner on Christmas evening. Very few items on the menu were actually available.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    crowded, busy, nothing special about the ambience, food or live music. excellent shrimp. cocktails were on the sweeter side. likely more for a younger crowd.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience. Live music was top notch & the mix of offerings for food left us māʻona. Loved that they came to give everyone inside wristbands before the event started.

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  24. WorkingMomOf2Boys

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the Pau Hana Aloha Friday music. The service and food was very good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was an absolute treat. I loved the vibe in the restaurant and the food was so delicious. Next time I’m in Honolulu, I will be back.

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  26. Jeff

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was great and the food may be others cup of tea but wasn’t ours. Overly seasoned (the edamame was so garlicky we couldn’t eat it) and flavor-blasted in a way that overwhelmed the food.

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  27. BobH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Service was great. Music was too loud. Once the live entertainment started, it was much better.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible. Our server Jordan was absolutely incredible in every way. Only negative, the Pinot Grigio was subpar.

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  29. dianel

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved seeing Maunalua but the beer options and food could have been better. Beer is so limited

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  30. Kerry

    Sydney

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t realise the plates were share menus so we ordered one each, there was so much food and it seemed so wasteful - food was ok just too much of it

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  31. KARAF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and great food! ordered the garlic chicken, and it was superb enough to feed too

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  32. MychalB

    Las Vegas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is always a dependable dinner option when we decide to hit the Waikiki Strip.

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  33. Likestolunch

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It was chilis food for Ruth’s Chris prices. Not good

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  34. annw

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to hear live music. Great staff!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem on the 3rd floor of market place mall. Food was fabulous and service was wonderful!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good. We had the pork chops and they were a must. We come to Waikiki often and Moani will be on our list every time

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  37. davidr

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. A little loud, which is fine but not usually what I see from Open Table reservations.

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  38. Srob

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, served family style. We caught happy hour which was a bonus. Pork chops were amazing!

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  39. JonfromHI

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Tasty. Generous portion. Good for sharing

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  40. Tigerli

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Local Music (a bit loud for my taste, bit else very nice), nice food.

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FAQs

Moani Waikiki Island Bistro & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 418 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Moani Waikiki Island Bistro & Bar

2330 Kalakaua Ave 312, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kuhio Ave and Walina St.
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Wed, Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:30 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaiian, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    parkin is available in the international market place and we will validate you parking ticket!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous
  • Executive chef
    Mike Leslie
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 466-2629
  • Catering
    Catering is available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com
  • Private party facilities
    available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com
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