Mud Hen Water

4.7
897 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A Hawaiian Sense of Plate

We are in compliance with Honolulu's Safe Access Hawaii Covid-19 protocol. https://www.oneoahu.org/safe-access-oahu

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 897 people are saying
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4.6
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MikeI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Great value for food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in Honolulu

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k808
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Bartender is not friendly at all; expect a wait for your drinks

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LisaH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, see

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KirkH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service Original creative Pleasant outside tablevbut some noise from the street Excellent and good valure

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our party of 4 enjoyed unique and tasty dishes on the family style option, including 3 desserts. We sat in the outdoor seating area … and the ambiance wasn’t as nice as the indoor seating. You could hear the traffic on Wialae Avenue, including sirens from ambulance and police cars. However, our server and the delicious dishes far outshone the ambiance. Definitely recommend Mud Hen Water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delish, especially the Molokai Venison Lau Lau, and the cocktails, so yummy!

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BeccaB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very flavorful, the small plates are great so you can try more items and the cocktails were awesome! The service was fantastic too!

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vipthinktwice
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

nice flavors. when i arrived there was no one there there, staff seemed out of synch.

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the "family style" approach for the variety of tastes, each one delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent and the staff was warm and friendly. We love bringing our mainland friends here.

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vipPeterC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Perfection. Will go every time I’m on the island.

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NaimaF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH a cute spot for a date. Fresh, affordable, beautiful ambience.m and attentive staff. Thank you!

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vipGeoSF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner that was well seasoned and balanced every course. Will come back to try some things that were sold out by the time we started and cocktails were solid as well!!

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lesliej
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu is locally sourced and changes periodically, so you never know exactly what you're going to get, which I love! Every dish is full of flavor and unique, so you're in for a treat no matter what you get. I'd highly recommend the chicken long rice croquettes, schezwan veggies, and keona hummus!! Great service and cocktails, too. Can't go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town. Recommend MHW as we’d been there before. Was as good as we remembered and just really interesting food, not “just” great flavours. Clam & Sausage in coconut milk is just amazing. Staff knew there stuff too, which just adds to the passion about food.

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ClaudieT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Mud Hen Water.
This has become our go to restaurant when friends are in town. The food is deliciously prepared and served with warmth. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and flavors! Such a treat for brunch with breezy indoor/outdoor feel makes me feel comfortable and able to enjoy my time dining. And service is outstanding, perfectly attentive without intruding.

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Scotia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Honolulu. The bartenders are amazing!

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vinny
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Can highly recommend the Family Style plan. It’s like an omakase of vegetables. If your family/friends lean towards pescatarian and have one carnivore (to eat the chicken), this meal will make you happy.

We’d order this again.

Seating outside felt very safe…just that it was windy and the umbrella almost took out the server’s eye.

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vipDiggie
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food is delicious, ambiance is great. Service is okay this time. But overall it’s a great restaurant to enjoy.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful delicious only-in-Hawaii food. Nice thoughtful and balanced cocktails. Warm service. Dining outdoors there is occasional traffic noise and strong breezes blowing away our menus and napkins repeatedly that night, but the sky was beautiful pink and we were very happy to be at this wonderful restaurant.

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BrandonK
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The family dinner was a hell of a value, we split it among 5 and still walked away stuffed. Good drink menus too

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vipLuna2017
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mud Hen is a great place to eat. In the heart of Kaimuki town, that place is a gem. Great food and the staff is friendly.

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Kamakoa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening with amazing service, delectable food, intriguing drinks and feel good vibes! 🥰🥰🥰

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vipDiggie
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make sure that we dine here Everytime we visit the island of Oahu. We enjoy the ambiance, staff and the food is always very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had! I feel it’s a must do in the Island of Oahu and I highly recommend the Family Style Menu, every dish was a home run for me. I’m definitely going back and now I have a must go to restaurant for every time I have friends or family that visit.

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LesaG
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There are only a handful of places I eat out at these days—something dictated by outdoor seating—and this is one of them. I love sitting at a picnic table on the patio drinking whatever the kitchen sink cocktail of the day is and grazing on laulau.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go we have such a good experience and the food is always incredible. They have a good thing going!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely get the breadfruit, the fern shoots, and the brownie!!

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LTrynboe
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots! Food is always special and Vishnu’s Vice is a special cocktail for sure. 5 stars!

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AaronD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious twists on Hawaiian classics, the sausage and clams were amazing, order the croquettes.

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mrsmac
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything was delicious. We had hummus, chicken rice croquettes, fish sandwich and the outstanding Rice butterscotch miso pudding. Cocktails were superb but a bit pricey. And dog friendly! Definitely going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fish and luau fish….it was really good! Very tasty and lots of depth of flavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good but it was too salty - two dishes were way too salty, but I love this place otherwise

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BenC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Mud Hen Water offered delicious food with unique ingredients but at higher than average prices. The ambiance was good but none of the menu options struck me as unique or tasty enough to warrant the prices. The menu itself is slightly confusing and there is an emphasis on family style dishes. Individual portions are quite small.

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StaceyF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was amazing except, the music was terrible at times. Very childish sounding.

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DillonG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality service, really delicious and innovative/thoughtful dishes, comfortable, clean and upscale casual atmosphere.

Would do it again… and again.

JR
JRac
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was familiar but with a very unique flare.
My wife and I shared several small plate apps and an entree. Couple of drinks and was still just under $100. Very good deal for the quality of food. Compared to other fine Waialae eateries, it’s a great deal. We are definitely going again soon.

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vipSurferg007
Hawaii
70 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were able to accommodate us and we were very grateful.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mud Hen Water using the Order Online button. Mud Hen Water also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 737-6000.

Mud Hen Water is rated 4.7 stars by 897 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.

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