Mud Hen Water

4.7
682 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 682 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place so much. Great food, chill fun staff and Delicious cocktails

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vipTheWalkingDale
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever since it's sister restaurant (Town) closed, this has become our new Kaimuki go-to. We've tried dinner & brunch and loved everything we ate so far. Sizzling Sisig @ brunch is a must!

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Katie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Make a reservation for an outside table.

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vipMiaD
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for pupus and drinks and both were incredible. Great cocktail list and food menu.

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AmberR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spotted Mud Hen Water when eating at Miro Kaimuke on the same street, and I am very glad we decided to try it! All dishes we tried were delicious, but the sausage & clams in coconut broth was my favorite! Such good flavor. Will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sausage and clams was like a repair patch for the soul... so amazing!

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vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
253 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was the first time in 4 years we'd been to Mud Hen Water and we were impressed. I'd read many reviews of how great their dishes were, so we decided to try them again. The cuisine is VERY innovative and their family-style servings are a great idea. We tried their Chicken Long Rice Croquettes (not bad); the Szechuan Lotus Root (tasty but a bit too zesty for me); the Sausage & Clams (an excellent dish), Buttered 'Ulu (interesting but very filling) and the Miso-Butterscotch Rice Pudding (which I loved, but my husband not as much). Service was mainly very good except for the one time that my second drink was brought so late that I was getting started to eat dessert. We will definitely be back to try their other dishes that sounded interesting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

During the Covid era so please note this is not a review for the regular business. The hostess was excellent, running all over the place trying to either cover for staff that called out, or a purposely understaffed team due to management? Unknown however this did affect the overall experience as we even ordered a second round of cocktails during our main entree but never received them.

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MikeN
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

What we thought would be a 1-2 hour dinner turned into nearly three hours. Our group decided to go with their family style menu. While the food was yummy, service was extremely slow for the latter part of our dinner. I’m going to blame COVID and less staffing for the service issues. Hopefully things will be much better on a future visit.

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AshokK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, thoughtful service, & a relaxing but well ordered dining experience. Very pleased!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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Katie
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation for the outdoor patio. Small plates to share. Fun original cocktails.

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kaimukifoodie
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have been to Mud Hen Water I've come away a happy man. The food is delicious, the wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and they have spread out the tables for Covid as required. (I was a little surprised that they didn't take temperatures, but they did require contact tracing information.) We had a variety of things for the table, including some items I probably wouldn't have ordered myself. Not because I don't like them, but because I've never tried them. Example: fern shoot salad. (It was delicious) Everything was not only good, but creative and somewhat unusual. The smoked meat carbonara was unbelievable. I'd heartily recommend it to anyone, especially foodies.

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vipMelia
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clams and the Breadshop bread were divine! We can’t wait to go back and sit under the stars.

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vipEricO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Mud Hen Water, great food, great hospitality!

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Kenji
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything....especially the food! We have been coming for years! Glad you re-opened. The server could have been a little better, she forgot a couple things that I had to ask for however, the over all experience was great! I would recommend this place to many!

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Dyane808
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for classic cocktails! Highly recommend 😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 2 year anniversary however no one said anything upon arrival or during dinner
Hostess should check comments on the reservation as it was mentioned
Amazing food and our sever was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! Had family visiting from LA during Covid (November) and this restaurant absolutely blew everyone away! This will definitely be our new go-to now that Town is closing.

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vipEricO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the city! Never disappoints...and the cocktails are super legit 👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I'm here from out of town on vacation and wanted to try out some local cuisine. It was good not great. The beat salad was fantastic and my daughter liked the carbonara The food was a little salty specifically the croquettes and the clams. The service was great. Cocktails were good. I'd go back but not rush back.

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Andrew
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Great brunch. Sisig pork and pancakes hit the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gorgeous restaurant!

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Jeremy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family set dinner for 4 people was absolutely delicious, with a range of unique Hawaiian dishes and flavors. Highly recommend!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pancakes and biscuits in gravy were underwhelming and the server forgot our order of doughnuts.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A table for four in the outside seating area was perfect for feeling safe and cozy with each other. We ordered the family style dinner and delicious drinks. The 7-course meal strikes some as having small portions and the food was so delicious that you wanted more — especially more clams, more chicken, more ulu. But after dessert everyone was full (and able to walk).

The akule was subbed out of the meal because it was not available, which was disappointing but in its place I was introduced to the lotus root dish which was delicious. We loved all the local and fresh ingredients used so everything was worth it and staff were so nice

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vipLouis
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome good with local ingredients

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Casey
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best feelings and food to celebrate the Biden/Harris victory

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ErnestP
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service, tapas style menu - great value. Very good, just not exceptional.

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TracyS
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was fantastic. We had sausage and clams, beet poke (amazing), bacon carbonara, and Japanese rice balls which had the best sauce.

The prices were fair for the portion size, and they were all very focused on great customer service.

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JoanC
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was skeptical about the menu, it’s an unusual paring and choice. I didn’t know what to order and had to go with the waitress suggestions. Overall I was impressed with the taste and originality of the menu. I look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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JSatclaire
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent, but not memorable in any regard. Might return to give it another chance.

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Kehau
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome and very hospitable. Food was great, ambience was fun.

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vipAnnB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends from out of town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Safe distancing and sanitation throughout the restaurant.

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ChristinaF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige treated us so well - she even remembered us from the last time we visited the restaurant a few months ago. Thank you!

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Andrew
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Always love going to Mud Hen Water, whether it be for brunch or dinner.

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PatrickO
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and tasty farm to table dishes. Always a good time!

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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 682 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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