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Pai Honolulu, Honolulu, HI

Pai Honolulu

4.8
4.8
455 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
We welcome you to Celebrate life's special moments with us!

ho`o.PAI means to excite, inspire, and rouse. In 2017, chef Kevin J. Lee opened highly-anticipated and award winning PAI Honolulu after a four-year search for a welcoming restaurant that offered guests an innovative dining experience, while incorporating familiar flavors and presented in surprising ways. As a former food scientist, chef Kevin brings a unique balance, using the highest quality ingredients with a creative artist’s approach to presentation. His passion for his craft is evident in his commitment to curate as many of the ingredients that he uses in his menus in-house which has won the restaurant many awards including Hawaii's Best Restaurant, Best Chef's Tasting Menu, and more.

2 dining experiences:
4 course Prix Fixe Menu*
Chef's Tasting Menu**

*Pescatarian, Vegetarian and GF options available
**We are happy to accommodate dietary preferences and allergies with a 48 hour notice.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary Asian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 744-2531

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kevin J. Lee

  • Catering

    For catering requests, please contact Justine at celebrate@paihonolulu.com

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life's special moments with us! Please email event inquiries to Justine at celebrate@paihonolulu.com All occasions of any size are welcomed. They are all special to us and we hope to create a memorable experience for you and your guests! We are also happy to accommodate events on days that we are closed, for an exclusive experience!

  • Private party contact

    Justine Kadokawa: (808) 253-1363

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Bethel Street

  • Parking details

    WEEKDAYS:- Municipal Parking in Harbor Court, Entrance on Bethel ($0.75 per 30 min for first 2 hours; $3 flat rate after 5:00pm) and Free Street Parking on Merchant St. after 5:30pm. For WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS- Municipal Parking in Harbor Court, Entrance on Bethel ($3 all day)- Free Street Parking on Merchant St. all day.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    $185.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our menus can be viewed at www.paihonolulu.com/menu. With a 48 hour notice, we are happy to accommodate all dietary preferences and allergies - please include the details in your booking notes or call our team at 808-744-2531. If you need to cancel, we kindly ask for a 24 hour notice due to the detailed preparation of each menu. Same day cancellations and no shows may incur a full charge. *Menu is subject to change at any time due to seasonality and availability of fresh ingredients.
  • 4 Course Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a seasonal 4 course prix fixe menu. $95 per person (kids options available upon requrest) Vegetarian and gluten free options readily available. If you have any other dietary preferences, please note in your reservation and we are happy to accommodate with a 24 hour notice. Current menus can be viewed on our website at https://www.paihonolulu.com/menu
  • Valentine's Day

    $235.33 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with us and enjoy our Chef's Tasting Menu and optional Wine pairings! $185 per person; $270 with wine pairings. Pre-paid deposit includes tax and gratuity. No refunds.

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What 455 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Innovative

  • Hawaii

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Oahu

    Good for business meals

  • Oahu

    Innovative

  • Oahu

    Great for fine wines

  • Oahu

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Food and service was excellent.
  2. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great restaurant that provided a sophisticated experience and taste. It’s quiet and it’s so unique that it’s locate inside of harbor court, the restaurant has modern and beautiful designs. I would recommend it to friend and family, and go back more often.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Pai and we were celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday. They made us feel very welcomed and Jess’s birthday very special. Phenomenal food!!! We’ll definitely be back!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible I will tell EVERYONE To come here
  5. d

    donw

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Successfully creative food from start to finish. Exquisite, yet friendly, service and perfectly designed and executed cocktails. We’re always happy after visiting Pai.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary on NYE and they were very kind to make a special menu for us. They happily accommodated for my wife’s vegetarian diet. The food was excellent and the ambiance was pleasant. Would highly recommend.
  7. E

    Eater

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef’s tasting menu was amazing. Went on NYE so best way to end the year
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had enjoyed meals here before. Was looking forward to our dinner. I was disappointed in the food. It was not as tasty as it had been. We had the 4-course experience. Was especially disappointed in the pork shoulder. It just didn't taste good at all.
  9. VN

    VegasNative2000

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding. The service was super professional and friendly. Dishes were a little slow to come out but in the end it helped us enjoy each dish. Top 5 restaurants I’ve been to.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable. This place should have a line and be sold out! It was amazing menu with the wine paring. Arron our waiter was super knowledgeable and picked amazing wine pairings. He was awesome!! Everyone who worked there was amazing. The food is out of this world! Best meal of the trip
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What can I say; the food and service was outstanding. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to ultimate local Hawaiian food experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food somehow exceeded our already sky high expectations. We’ve tried hard to find high end restaurants that truly capture the essence of Hawaiian cuisine, and Chef Kevin Lee and the PAI Honolulu have done just that. The staff were very friendly, and were both willing and able to answer any questions we had regarding our food. PAI Honolulu is the perfect place to bring a loved one for a special occasion!
  13. DA

    DwayneA

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had been to Pai for pupus before and always wanted to return for dinner. Reserved for the Chef’s Tasting Menu Prix fixe. It was as good a menu as my wife and I have eaten. We always look to eat dishes that we would never prepare at home and Pai did not disappoint. Far ranging, mostly locally sourced. It was an absolute delight and the wines were superbly matched. Staff was friendly and more than happy to answer our many questions. I should add that my wife is gluten intolerant and they prepared very nice substitutions for the two dishes that had gluten. Great restaurant!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was AMAZING!!!! A must for any foodie traveling in Oahu. 8 course Chefs Tasting was complex and bright with rich umami flavors. Everyone was attentive and really gave us a memorable experience. Aloha in every sense.
  15. TL

    TimothyL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I could have asked for. Truly great people who own this restaurant. It was a memorable dinner and the food was outstanding. 5 stars all the way.
  16. AB

    AlexaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    No atmosphere, terrible service. Save your money and go anywhere else.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing restaurant in Hawaii, definitely Michelin worthy!! Each dish cooked to perfection…..A gastronomic delight, the service was top notch. Wonderful evening thank you Pai Honolulu for a fantastic experience. Highly recommended, I’ll l be back soon!
  18. A

    Anonymous

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a girls night out and had the most amazing time at Pai. The food is delicious and the service is so friendly and welcoming. We had a show to catch at the team was very accommodating and understanding. Thank you pai team for making this a great night for us.
  19. MH

    MirellaH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such an amazing experience from the food to the service. The staff accommodated our needs and they were all so nice! The 4-course meal was surprisingly delicious and it was worth every penny. They had contacted us for our names and when we got there our names were printed on the menu! We highly recommend this place and we will come back for more!!!! The dark chocolate red velvet cookie at the end was a pleasant surprise and delicious!!!!!
  20. FM

    FredM

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pai is always a fine experience for us. We go there periodically to taste their innovative menu and relax with their excellent service. The Bartender and wine captain, Christian, gives fine service and has knowledgeable wine selections to offer. Definitely recommend the restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Kevin and his staff are beyond talented and wonderful! Every course was thoughtful and delightful. Service was well timed with the wine pairing. We loved every moment! Can’t wait to return.
  22. DM

    DanielMguerrero

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good experience with the 5 course menu for dinner
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service
  24. TD

    TracyD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have ever had there. The chef's tasting menu was outstanding, especially with the wine pairing.
  25. DC

    DavinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you want a nice place to sit, relax and dine on delicious food prepared by your personal chef for the evening, Pai is the place to go. Very attentive service and good wine pairing with food. Thank you Chef Lee and staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service at Pai was fantastic! Our server was both friendly and efficient. The food there is a must try for anyone looking for fare that is in a totally different category from the ordinary.
  27. NM

    NicoleM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word…amazing. Food, ambience and, service were all amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chef Tasting Menu was 9 small plates. Each was beautifully presented. The choice of ingredients for each dish was purposeful and had multiple textures and flavors expertly intertwined. The pacing was appropriate and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend this experience ! It was on par with the tasting menu at Blue Hill at Stone Barn in New York. Thank you for a very special evening!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was delightful! Everything I ordered was delicious and was served in a timely manner. The servers explained the ingredients and where they came from. Special thanks to the main server who recited the specific lines I requested.
  30. ML

    MrLong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food. Pricey but the service was great. Would I do again? Probably not. It was a good experience though.
  31. RO

    ROJO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tasting menu was delicious and the service was attentive and wait staff were friendly and personable.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service! They made my friend’s birthday celebration very special. Thank you Pai!
  33. t

    tapchus

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular! Chefs Kevin and Justine Lee were top notch! The service was so attentive and caring.
  34. JM

    JimM

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night of food exploration. Presentation and creativity over the top…and extremely tasty. We will visit again on our next visit to Hawaii!

    Pai HonoluluResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you! :) We look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to the islands!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Fabulous service! Food was good but there was a mismatch at times in the dishes. Corn soup was good but the random bits of corn in the crab seemed forced, steak was good but bean puree was heavy. Needs some work given the price point I would say.
  36. HO

    HueO

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the four course meal and added oysters. Dinner was exceptional. Balanced flavors. Friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff. Great bar program.
  37. S

    Silver

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here. The menu changes up just about every month - so you're always in for a treat. The food was visually appealing as well as just tasty.The pacing of the meal was great and the staff are super attentive and friendly. Their outdoor seating is dog friendly which is amazing as I was able to bring my pup out to celebrate! What's even better is that they have a doggie menu!! My pup Tako enjoyed his time out.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    From the Samoan crab cold corn soup and the next 2 dishes after was just too much salt and chili. We had to drink so much water. My father’s steak had so much gristle he wasn’t happy about it at all. The gnocchi was lumpy and undercooked. Gnocchi means pillow. They were not pillows at all. We felt there lack of cohesion to all the dishes. The lamb look funn the middle part of the noodle was hard and raw so it was not edible. I came here before with my friend to celebrate her master’s degree. That dinner was definitely 5 stars. This dinner however was 0 stars very disappointing.
  39. HD

    HappyDiner

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary food.
  40. SP

    SaehyunPark

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Really good service with wonderful dishes. Contemporary cuisine with East Asian touch.

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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Pai Honolulu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 744-2531.

Pai Honolulu is rated 4.8 stars by 455 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pai Honolulu

55 Merchant Street Suite 110, Honolulu, HI 96813

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bethel Street

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary Asian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    WEEKDAYS:- Municipal Parking in Harbor Court, Entrance on Bethel ($0.75 per 30 min for first 2 hours; $3 flat rate after 5:00pm) and Free Street Parking on Merchant St. after 5:30pm. For WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS- Municipal Parking in Harbor Court, Entrance on Bethel ($3 all day)- Free Street Parking on Merchant St. all day.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kevin J. Lee

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 744-2531

  • Catering

    For catering requests, please contact Justine at celebrate@paihonolulu.com

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life's special moments with us! Please email event inquiries to Justine at celebrate@paihonolulu.com All occasions of any size are welcomed. They are all special to us and we hope to create a memorable experience for you and your guests! We are also happy to accommodate events on days that we are closed, for an exclusive experience!

  • Private party contact

    Justine Kadokawa: (808) 253-1363

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