Mud Hen Water

4.6
826 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A Hawaiian Sense of Plate

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
What 826 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipeternalfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great food. Cocktails were great as were the croquettes and the heritage banana. Venison was okay, and expensive for just a piece of meat. Dessert was also amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unique and delicious. Service was top notch. Drinks were great! Definitely recommend family style.

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Linnyn
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hip, down to earth interior, inventive dishes with local ingredients served creatively and without long waiting time. Tables are socially distanced and waitstaff very helpful. Would highly recommend getting the family style option if you have 4 people as you get to try so many dishes! Will be back soon!

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vipCirujano
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

One word = interesante! Not sure what to make of it. Best way I can define it is a vegetarian restaurant that serves chicken and fish. Perhaps it’s local dining. Everything was uniquely prepared but nothing was particularly appetizing. An acquired taste.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

After seated, took 10-15 minutes to get served. We had to flag the hostess to ask for a server. I guess they were busy.

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Katelyn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent three hours having diner and it could not have been a more pleasant experience. The food was delicious and perfect to split and share. The service was wonderful & the staff is so lovely. Will definitely be on my must visit list every time I’m on Oahu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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vipChrisB
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is always absolutely outstanding!

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BettyP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff were so kind. We had the banana pancakes and the corn beef hash. Both plates were beyond delicious! We also had the Miso Gingerbread Butterscotch Rice Pudding; which is now my favorite dessert! Amazing service and the cocktails were made by a professional bartender. We highly recommend Mud Hen Water.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very cute space, will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious island-based food. Setting is relaxed, not stuffy. Perfect dinner for our last night in Hawaii. Mahalo!

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vipasknatalie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I want to entertain friends and family from the Mainland, I bring them here to Mud Hen Water. Supporting local and cooking local gives my guest a wonderful experience in locally grown products.

This is fresh as fresh can be.

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vipNapaN
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanzingly fresh and creative cuisine. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. What a wonderful and incredible dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another spectacular meal at MHW!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for brunch! It was a lovely meal! Perfect for Sunday brunch!

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JackC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious food that is trendy and an acknowledgement of Hawaiian culture.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For a couple who have 4 month old twins and a 5 year old, date nights are few and far in between these days. We really enjoyed dining at Mahina and sons and had high expectations for MHW. The food was great! Local/comfort food taken to the next level! I especially loved the mountain apple martini- which was such a treat because I haven’t had mountain apples in years! My husband and I can’t stop talking about our experience and want to come back soon!

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Rianna
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the vegetarian dishes were amazing! Everything was unique and flavorful with my favorite dish being the buttered 'ulu. Definitely the best meal I had while visiting Hawaii.

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AlexU
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value priced. Very attentive service.

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vipetamayo21
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t my favorite though it was highly way a coworker. I’m also 28 weeks pregnant, so my taste buds might just be off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

good Hawaiian food in a very well designed location
Maybe too expensive for the average of the food and the wines
Lovely outdoor seating

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CharL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything we had at Mud Hen Water:
Amuse Bouche: shrimp chip with pickled papaya
Hummus & Naan - So Good
Lau Lau - tasty!
Sausage & Clams - delicious, broth was slurpable
Smoke Meat Carbonara - very very satisfying
Chocolate-Kiawae Bean Brownie - Genius! The black sesame gelato was unexpected and the mac nut brittle took it over the top.

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AllanS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu items are very unique and flavorful. Eating here is a gastronomic experience. (It was our 52nd wedding anniversary.)

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was cute and the food was good! We went for brunch and got the Pork Sisig and Carbonara!

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bokane
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best food we have had on our week long trip!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well thought and creative menu offerings

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RobertT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative, delicious food and drink. Excellent service. Felt very safe eating outside. Street noise a little loud, but that comes with the territory.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We celebrated my mom’s birthday here and since covid she hasn’t been out much. She felt very comfortable. The openness was very nice. Also, by brother is a vegetarian and their were lots of options for him to enjoy as well. Overall great evening!

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LD4141
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Interesting cocktails too.

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SarahJ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, especially if you are new to Hawaiian cuisine

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JamesG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menus and service was prompt and kind. Will definitely suggest. It’s out of the hustle of Waikiki and for that we were grateful.

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vipNortoon
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary with our daughter and loved the whole vibe. I used to go to Town, and loved it too. Glad this place is still there to enjoy Ed Kenney’s great take on local Hawaiian food.
Waiters and bartenders were on point, and the food was amazing.
The neighborhood kind of reminded me of East Burnside in Portland, off the beaten path from downtown. I’m this case, away from the throngs of people in Waikiki.
Make it there if you haven’t been yet.

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vipPatti
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such an amazing meal! Love all the fresh and local flavors. And super interesting combinations (banana/chopped egg/peanuts/green onions - who knew?!). Lovely and memorable meal.

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unpretentiousfoodie
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good cocktails and inventive Hawaiian fusion dishes

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vipKateG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently good and the staff has always been incredibly friendly. Weekly staple !

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Dwalla
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is much smaller than in 2019, our last visit. But favorites (preserved akule w crackers), beet poke and especially the poncho clams with lemongrass sausage, were just as remembered. One big improvement: coordination between kitchen and servers. Enjoyed ourselves very much on our anniversary. Thanks for the champagne! Mahalo all around

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KatA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredibly delicious and unique. Highly recommend the family style tasting menu for $35/pp. The service was outstanding as well

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MarkK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant in Honolulu period. Amazing, modern takes on Hawaiian dishes with fantastic flavor profiles and reasonable prices. Honestly the best.

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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 4.6 stars by 826 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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