Mud Hen Water

4.6
788 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 788 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dwalla
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here last year, enjoyed it and returned. Food was awesome and inspired (who thinks to make Molokai smoked venison laulau with a poi vinaigrette?). The buttered ulu was amazing, and the kalo hummus was delicious.

The keawe brownie black sesame gelato with mac nut brittle dessert? Oy…amazing.

See you next year!

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Alexsalsa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Staff kind and professional. Food was wildly disappointing.

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vipNoraN
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious unique and delightful Hawaiian fusion cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place! The smoked meat carbonara was seriously one of the most delicious meals I’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and unique menu with various local and ethnic options. Superb!

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NancieC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bravo
MHW team. May we move in. Mahalo for veggie, low fat options too.

Ronda Paige Bailey all rock

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was delicious and amazing mix of ingredients that worked to be palate pleasing

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Lola
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and so innovative! Service was generally good though not consistent. The two servers who introduced themselves to us when we were seated didn't serve us but did stop by a time or two to see how we were doing. Not a real problem but a little confusing.

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vipLouis
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was our third visit to this place . The food was SO fresh and yummy . The beet poke and the Aku crudo were amazing . Great service by Kalani at the bar . This is a must when you visit Honolulu

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ChiaraL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an experience

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time. Food was great and terrific social distancing

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HsiaoLing
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great. I mean....to die for, seriously. I would come back again and again!! Such a neighborhood gem. Do come early, though. It's difficult to find a parking spot even though we had 5:30 reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pré fixe is always amazing. Beautiful take on local Hawaiian traditional flare. Outside seating is always great option.
Service was exceptional and will always return again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is so nice, and all the food was creative and delicious! Will go back here for brunch any time :)

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Salvatore
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pancakes were thin and bangin'! Donuts were rediculous! I got the vegetable congee and I loved it. Great brunch item and wanted to try something out of the ordinary. Also had the tequila bloody Mary and that wasn't heavy at all and was super refreshing. My friends had the corn beef hash and the tofu biscuits and gravy dish with bock choy. I tried them both and they both were great. Tofu dish was more on the richer/heavier side but very flavorful. Overall awesome experience.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, really delicious. We ordered family style so got to taste a variety of dishes...each one better than the last. The service was great, the waitstaff was attentive and friendly. The only issue with noise was that as the night went on, loud cars and motorcycles would go up and down the street. Not anything Mud Water Hen can do as it is an amazing open air restaurant. I will definitely return!

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TaylorZ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything! Unique menu with farm fresh deliciousness. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipElizabethS
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hummus dip with sliced cucumber and seasoned naan were excellent. Buttered ulu was an interesting new dish for us. Nice casual corner spot. Limited small space parking available so plan ahead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to experience unique cuisine in a great part of Oahu.

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Holly
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around, start to finish!

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sdc22
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food at mud hen water is special and well prepared. We enjoyed our food. The sigsig was one of the best we have had and the beet poke has no comparison; what an awesome idea for a vegetarian option! My only warning: if going there for brunch - do not make plans right after (just in case). We arrived 10 mins early to our 10am reservation but were seated and greeted right away. We were glad we did not have any plans afterwards because unfortunately the kitchen was behind. The first bite of food arrived around 1.15 hrs after ordering. I wish they would have come out with some biscuits and jam or a small bite to ease the wait. That said, once the food was in front of us we understood the hype!

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aliaw
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best dining experience of our trip by far. We loved it so much we came back for brunch! Excellent service and outstanding cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We’ve been brunch here most Sundays for a while but yesterday had to be our least favorite visit to Mud Hen Water. We were first in as usual followed by others and the place was near filled. We did not get served for 35 minutes and orders came out separately. We watched other tables who arrived at the same time a wait an hour for food to be served.

I have never received a response back to any review I write so not even sure these are being read.

Hope someone in management is reading these. You’ve got a great thing going and perhaps need more servers and kitchen help. Food is usually ‘spot on’ but the pasta (bucatini) over cooked and toast kinda burnt. Mud Hen Water is still a gem!

Mahalo.

Donnie

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food could use a bit more seasoning but other than that it was great

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Vylastravels
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

My husband and I overall enjoyed our dinner here. The only reason for the 3/5 stars is that our main entree took a very long time to come out. I our server did offer a free dessert to make up for the delayed main course. It's a lovely local spot with great food. I would recommend!

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Skgt
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! One of our favorite meals ion our Hawaiian vaca!

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KalaD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, drinks are great, and menu concept is clever. Chef Ed Kenny and Dave Caldeiro are brilliant in their use of local ingredients to bring guests a memorable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got to be honest, I did not have alot of faith in this place just by the name the location and how easy the availability was. Man how wrong was I, it was a perfect little corner spot with a funky vibe and a spacious indoor/outdoor seating, sevice was great! And the food was the best I has eaten in a very long time. I'm a sucker for the clams and sausage but the long rice croquet and smoked meat cabonara... 👍 you have to get the desserts too, soo good. We left with satisfied tummies a smile and 3 $50 gift cards for friends to share this experience aswel.

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WilliamB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food that exceeded our expectations. Farm to table healthy offerings. Pacific Rim fusion cuisine. Fun and creative dishes/ staff are friendly and helpful. Recommend FAMILY STYLE as it allows for you to sample the best items on the menu including multiple desserts.

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vipSDF1177
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The food was local Hawaiian with creative twists and oh so fresh local ingredients. Service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day. Exceptional service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super gracious staff, creative menu and drinks...loved our time here!!

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RaviM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, good food. we had the fish sandwich, the clams and the smoked meat pasta. the clams and the sauce was the hit. Weather was nice, indoor and outdoor seating area, indoor area looked quite nice.

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Holbach
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, friendly staff. Highly recommend getting desert.

MC
MilaC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They are working off of a limited menu due to COVID which was disappointing because we felt great about the place until we realized that only 1 food option we were planning on trying was actually on the menu. Overall a great place and ambience was perfect for a date night!

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DANIELC
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just alright. Nothing special. This place was recommended by a friend, and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t remarkable in any way.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome tapas style menu, incredible flavors and super fresh ingredients. Creative plates that are really spectacular. Thank you MHW🙏

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hbbg
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All the food items ordered were innovative, so not something you can get elsewhere, and delicious. We ordered a bunch of items to share family style and my only critique is I wish more dishes came out together instead of one by one. Our server, Kalani, was attentive and very helpful with recommendations. The noise level can get loud at times if you are looking for a quiet meal. We were never rushed out despite the two hour reservation limit.

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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 788 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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