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Mud Hen Water

4.7
4.7
1067 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 737-6000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ed Kenney & Alika Chung (CDC)

  • Private party facilities

    Our adjacent sandwich shoppe, Kaimuki Superette, is closed in the evenings and can accommodate private cocktail/dinner parties of up to 35 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue

  • Parking details

    and ample street parking if the lot is full

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,067 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Best Value

  • Oahu

    Healthy

  • Oahu

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, causal, delicious
  2. KC

    KimCoco

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had enough friends at our table to share lots of different plates. They made my friends birthday super special. Definitely a fine dining experience but low key ambiance and prices.
  3. TG

    TheGaloppingGormond2022

    Hawaii

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local+Innovative+Authentic - I love this place. Service is attentive and yet very chill. Cocktails legit. Plus dog friendly! Too bad they stopped doing Brunch...
  4. AW

    AmyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! We loved our dinner here and will definitely be back.
  5. NH

    NeilH

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal with great service! Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Oahu.
  6. TC

    TatianaC

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everywhere I travel, I tell people about this place. The food is unique, tasty, a true culinary experience. The spices, recipes, the palate of tastes combined in each dish make it every single time a meal to remember.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not our first visit to Mud Hen Water and as we have come to expect, the experience was lovely. We enjoy our spot at the bar and will continue to patron for the delish food, tailored wine menu and excellent service!
  8. AM

    AntoinetteM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent, always good and the menu changes so there's always something new to try.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible service and food. Thank you mud hen!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Most fun and delicious dinner on the island!
  11. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend Family Style dining to try all of the delicious authentic Hawaii dishes. Great service. Welcome atmosphere.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. We had the Beet poke (which was very good) shared between 2 and then the sausage and clams (might possibly one of the best things I have ever eaten!) and the Lau Lau - also awesome. One portion of rice between us and a shared dessert (brownie very very good) and it was more than enough for 2 people. Really glad we found this place. Definitely recommend! Oh and the wine was great and great value!
  13. E

    Elle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was fair; food was ok, looked better than it tasted. It was quite hot in the restaurant. Wierd bathroom situation. Not coming back.
  14. ES

    EunSoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Would help to say what "Kahala" and "u‘u" are on the menu. As a native Honolulu resident I didn't know "u“u" was menpachi/snapper, and I'd never eaten Kahala. The service was well-timed, friendly but not obtrusive, just great, although they did forget to bring the two savings of bread we ordered. Not that we had room for it.
  15. A

    Albina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was such a great find away from very tourist oriented places. The food and drinks were delicious and creative. Loved that it is a farm to table so I got to try some of the locally grown foods prepared 👌🏼. Service was great as well, I would definitely go back to try more dishes if I had more time.
  16. MM

    MeiMeiF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous and original local cuisine that reaches the pinnacle of culinary achievement! This place is a must for any foodie tourist and local looking to taste Island flavor in super creative dishes. We love the Family Style menu, which is a super deal. Great service and cocktails too!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Honolulu. Never disappoints. Mahalo!
  18. J

    Jojo

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Flavors were bold, execution was awesome, presentation was beautiful, and service was on point. We love the chances they take on their dishes.
  19. EG

    EleeleGirl

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found a new favorite dish there: biscuit with mapo gravy. The mapo gravy was fantastic. My partner sticks with the kalo hash. The draft beer is really cold; just what you need on a hot day. The staff are good. We are always glad to see Ronda.
  20. MN

    MikeN

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting offerings for brunch, all tasty and satisfying. Good pacing and service. A little noisy at times.
  21. EG

    EleeleGirl

    Hawaii

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rhonda makes the visit to Mud Hen Water so wonderful. We look forward to seeing her every time we go. I wish they were open for lunch more than just Sunday. My partner loves the bloody Marias. The food is so ono, we have tried many items on the menu and have enjoyed them all. Don’t miss the uala donuts! All is very creative. Special mahalo to Rhonda every time we visit.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken. The way this chicken was cooked. It was the absolute best I’ve ever had in my life.
  23. CH

    ChristianeH

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this establishment and it was phenomenal! We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The hosted was welcoming and friendly. Our server, Rhonda, greeted us and explained the menu. Since there were 4 of us, we opted to do the family style (fs) menu. What a treat! We got to sample a variety of plates and each one was delicious! We started with the beet poke, pothole, ula, and the akule. Each dish was unique, had varying textures, and an complimented each other well. The beet poke was our favorite as it truly mimicked an ahi poke in appearance and flavor. Very well done! We also had the sausage and clams and the fried chicken. Both were delicious. Though the clam dish was a bit salty, the crusty bread helped soak up the broth to give it balance. Desserts were just as tasty. We had the brownie topped with a black sesame gelato, guava sorbet, and the Miso butterscotch rice pudding. These were all delicious, not overly sweet, and the perfect ending to our meal. Chef Kenney's dishes were creative and thoughtful, highlighting the Hawaiian ingredients perfectly! If you're a foodie, do yourself a favor and go to Mud Hen Water! My hubby and I thought this was one of our favorite culinary experiences ever!
  24. g

    greg

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best restaurant we dined in during our vacation. Super creative delicious dishes! And half the price of our worst dining experience in Hawaii. Do not miss this hidden gem.
  25. SA

    ShirletteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shout out to Lena for orchestrating a fun and informative dinner for myself and my family!
  26. B

    Bee4

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Ed Kenney from Family Ingredients on PBS. Delightful flavor combinations. Family ordered seconds of the chicken curry croquettes and the meatballs with naan. The 'Ulu (breadfruit - similar to potato but lighter - known as rimas in Tagalog) was great too. Fun cocktails and dessert.
  27. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was awesome and the food was beyond amazing! Delicious! Prices were very reasonable! Outstanding all the way around!
  28. AN

    AlanN

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family style...Great food, great value. Sausage and clams, da best. Ume guava sorbet, yummy
  29. TC

    TatianaC

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t rave enough about this place. The good and dishes are outstanding and unique. We make a point to go there every time we visit the island from Los Angeles. The flavors, recipes… everything is simply an experience. Highly recommend.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our 2nd time back while visiting! Very fresh and healthy options. Loved the cocktails too!
  31. A

    Amanda

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off, wow. Second, service was great. Small menu with great options. I’m always pro small menu so restaurants can really focus on perfecting their dishes VS. large menus, at least that has been my past experiences. Traveled from Austin, Tx to Hawaii for vacation and this restaurant was right up our alley. Small, chic, trendy, with creative dishes and great craft cocktails. We ordered the beet poke which was very tasty and fun, the chicken croquettes which turned out to be the winner for the evening. The Ahi was great, loved that it was a thick cut, the meatballs were tender, and the sauce it came with was delicious with the freshly made pita. The sausage and clams were to die for. We ordered this dish from a server recommendation and it did not disappoint. It was served in a nice flavorful broth with buttered toast for dipping. I have other friends coming to visit Hawaii soon and I can’t wait to recommend this restaurant!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, fun atmosphere - we loved every single thing about this gem.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    we sat @ the bar. bartender suggested his favorites. we ordered 5 dishes. but only three were served. we had to remind the staff on our order. bartender did not write down the order . several staff attended to us yet there was no cohesion on what we originally ordered. dishes were cleared as soon as we finished. we felt rushed. they didn’t ask how it was. i felt like they wanted to turn and burn. the food was creative but not our personal taste .
  34. AA

    AlliA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100% recommend getting the family meal and letting these incredible chefs prepare their favorites from the menu. The cocktails are divine as well. Service is natural, warm and welcoming. We love everything about MHW
  35. IL

    IngridL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal I had while in Honolulu. Such a relief to leave the Waikiki area and head to a place with great food, great value, and relaxed atmosphere.
  36. j

    janeta

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    For information...I was charged.......$4.00 FOR ONE SLICE OF BREAD!!!!!!!! That is outrageous! And the waitress brought my one slice as I was finishing my meal
  37. l

    localdiner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Professional wait staff… friendly, knowledgeable, passionate…. All good…. Always
  38. AS

    AmyS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious - we loved the farm to table and waiters suggestions.
  39. n

    nataliek

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best culinary experience we’ve had in years. We can’t wait to come back and see what’s offered on the menu next time. Mahalo.
  40. G

    Gingerroot

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Town was my favorite restaurant and I’ve missed it. Being at Mud Hen Water tonight reminded me of why I loved Town so much. We ordered family style and highly recommend it. Bold flavors, local ingredients, delicious food. Will be back soon.

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
  • 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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 1067 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mud Hen Water

3452 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    and ample street parking if the lot is full

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ed Kenney & Alika Chung (CDC)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 737-6000

  • Private party facilities

    Our adjacent sandwich shoppe, Kaimuki Superette, is closed in the evenings and can accommodate private cocktail/dinner parties of up to 35 guests.

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