Mud Hen Water

4.7
883 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 883 people are saying
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lesliej
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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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
160 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
18 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
160 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!

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
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
1 review
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.

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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
67 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Linnyn
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful, prompt service. We ordered nearly the whole menu and all dishes came out promptly and were interesting and unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love MHW! Such a beautiful mix of local, Asian and American flavors.

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JoshuaD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, neat atmosphere. Local staff kind enough to even give recommendations for other things to do on island. Get the chicken rice croquettes and the clams and sausage.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spacing and layout felt very safe. The food was varied and delicious.

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StephanieP
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicius ambient and food, all farm to table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly an amazing meal! The dishes were unique in flavor & presentation highlighting the fresh vegetables from local farms. We loved everything and have eaten at a lot of great spots around here but this stood out significantly for its quality, vibe, and service. Kalani, our server at the bar was so cool and friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the restaurant and food. The highlights were the croquettes, beet poke which tasted exactly like ahi tuna, and the chocolate brownie! We highly recommend and hope to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was highly recommended by friends and we were very pleased with our meal. Lovely evening, wonderful food and very attentive staff. So unusual and foods I’ve never had before. Great experience.

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vipDebTwyla
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love this place. We travel to Hawaii yearly and always enjoy the food and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Awesome drinks

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mycodancer
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took myself out on a date to Mud Hen Water and had a beautiful experience. The waitress helped me select menu items, including dessert!, that were vegan & gluten-free. I really enjoyed the combination of health-supportive ingredients and flavor, and left feeling like my microbiome was very happy. The space is also beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience! (Also say yes to the mimosa at brunch!)

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Hawaiian fusion!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful patio and delicious food.

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EricS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Recently had brunch, was disappointed in a go to breakfast favorite hash & eggs. Eggs were done nicely, bakery items yummy but the hash really fell flat. Maybe it was the manner it was prepared...portioned small, pressed down and not much meat flavor. I was expecting a more generous serving of a savory homemade hash. I do like this restaurant but unfortunately it did not deliver this time.

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SammyS
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and tasty menu with great atmosphere and awesome staff. Highly recommend for drinks, dinner and anytime!

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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 4.7 stars by 883 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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