Royal Ocean Terrace

4.1
321 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge serves appetizing Hawaiian Regional specialties in a casual, open-air setting overlooking the crystal blue Pacific and the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. Each evening at sunset a traditional torch lighting ceremony is presented and throughout dinner service a graceful hula dancer and solo musician perform Hawaiian classics. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full cocktail service is available

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 321 people are saying
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4.1
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4.2
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3.8
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great time !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was so loud in this restaurant with a meeting a meeting going on that used a microphone in the open room next door. Good to try for a first time but not sure I’m come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except that when I tried to pay with my debit card they couldn’t get it to go through and it apparently was an issue with their machine that happens sometimes. I had used it at the bar with no issues and then I used it to take cash out at their ATM with a $4.50 fee so I could pay for the meal. I would go back again because everything else was wonderful but I’d make sure to bring cash with me just in case.

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CraigH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get in when everything else was booked solid
Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They accommodated us in a closed area because no seats outside and we had 3 unvaccinated kids! Exceptional service

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poolhouserock
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was EXCELLENT. A highlight of our weeklong trip. The sunset is superb from the patio. Live music is so good. The food is outstanding!! I am a big time foodie - I can’t believe how unreal this place was. We had the coconut shrimp for an appetizer, Caesar salad (split), Mahi fish of the day (macadamia crusted), surf & turf, and chocolate cake at the end. We didn’t EVER plan on getting so much, but the ambiance and sunset was so wonderful that we just couldn’t help ourselves. You will love dining here!

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vipJoeS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very limited dinner menu. Entree (shared plate) came out cold and sent back. Cocktails just ok. Won't go back.

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FoodieFromMN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was kind and helpful, food was delicious, and the voice level was great - enough buzz to know people were there but not so loud you couldn’t converse with your table-mates. Live music was a lovely touch!

JM
JulietteM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the vista was gorgeous an incredible view of the sunset while listening to live music. It was perfect.

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RachelP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations here as it was our first day in Maui and I knew we would be exhausted from traveling. We were able to be seated before our reservation time, service was pleasant and prompt and you can’t beat the view. Everyone was happy with their meal choice and drinks. Thank you Royal Lahaina! We’ve missed you!

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WendyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Windy, lousy fish sandwich with not fresh fish, cardboard fries.

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LewisL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Slow service….30 minutes to get a cocktail. Poke was not fresh and coconut shrimp were beyond greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views and Gavyn is the best server

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NewDiner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My family and I dined at the Royal Ocean Terrace on the last night of our vacation in July 2021. The restaurant is great but make sure they seat you in the shade if you eat outside on the patio. The patio is covered but there is very little air flow so if you are seated in the sun you will fry. We had to change tables because the sun was so intense we were all sweating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good, food was ok. Macadamia Cilantro Fresh Catch and coconut rice had very little flavor, but burgers were good. Portions were small and check was outrageous.

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Margeryv
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Located in a tired looking hotel, we enjoyed our meal. I was expecting the setting to be nicer, and people dressed in beach attire seemed to walk through the dining space which was funky.
We ordered coconut shrimp, a local salad with fruit and candies nuts, and a local fish coated in nuts. Everything was delicious- especially the salad which was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was so enjoyable. The mix plate is definitely the dish to get. The Hawaiian flavors were amazing and it could be shared between two people. Such a special place to dine!

JW
JodiW
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made a reservation prior to arriving on island to be sure we had our first night’s meal handled after a long day of travel. We arrived a minute early (on time) and were taken to a table inside … but not only inside… off on a side would seem to be overflow. I alerted the hostess that I requested outside dining. We were then taken back to the hostess station and waited for the table to be cleaned. It wasn’t long at all and we were seated. Then we waited about 7– 10 minutes to be given our water glasses (no greeting, no “I’ll be right back to take your order”… nothing). She arrived about 5 minutes later and asked if we would like anything other than water to drink. It was all fine. Fine. Our meal was good and service was what we expected after our initial greeting so it was all good. This is going to come off poorly because I’m being literal but only because the manager seemed to genuinely care (came to our table to see how we were… gave us a pen when we needed one with a smile and great warm attitude). I simply want him to know it didn’t go unnoticed but his attitude should be seen thought it service whether he is at the table or not. She wasn’t rude just seemed to not realize that people want to relax and not concern themselves with the little things when they dine on vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful service, nice casual ambiance

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abbyg
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were lucky enough to score a last minute reservation here. Our server seemed a little overwhelmed and not as attentive as he probably would be in "normal" times (which is understandable given the over-tourism given the capacity limits still in place), but the food was very good. We didn't have the best view of the ocean, but the tables were quite large and spacious. The cocktails were delicious and food came quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was dry and overpriced

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StephenO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too much sauce in the stir fry.
Pulled pork needed seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Nothing to brag about

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vipmsmarthc
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our servers were fantastic - notably Cara and Glen.

The food is not notable but it is eatable. Price is a bit high for average flavors.

Ambiance is nice with ocean front views.

Restaurant accommodated our group of 13 for dinner twice and the servers made the difference in a positive way.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited menu ad minimal service.

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vipRaRaFoodieSeattle
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Solid menu with Hawaiian grill favorites - the salad with fruit was really good. Service was lacking but they appeared to be very understaffed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was not great. Food was very good, nice fresh fish and fresh veggies and fruit.

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viplumster
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Picturesque views are best if only reason to eat here. SIt-to-beer time is GOOD and service too. Food is unworthy. Hawaiian plate lacks substance-kahlua pig needs cabbage, mac salad needs potatoes, fish is plain, hulu huli chicken best item.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad service. Bad food. We got a cheeseburger and the cheese was not even melted a little bit

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CristinaM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While vacationing we made a reservation and we loved it! The food, the service, everything was wonderful ..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Setting was wonderful… we dined at sunset. Family friendly, casual restaurant. Would def recommend

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Filly
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Need more allergy friendly foods on your menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiter brought us wrong drinks, didn’t replace with correct ones

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LovesShoes
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I was served water in a glass that had old lipstick on the rim

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing time! The prime rib was delicious! Our server was friendly and attentive!

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ErinB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice staff

Food was marginal

View lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Service was just OK, food was bland and uninspired, and overall experience was fairly blah. Didn’t finish our cocktails and decided to forego dessert based on the starters and entrees. Worst meal of our trip so far.

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EmilyM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service at Royal Ocean Terrace was phenomenal. We were seated promptly, offered outdoor seating even thought the initial reservation said it was full, and our waitress was incredibly friendly. The food was fresh and made to our specific requests, and the desserts were more than worth their price. The ambience was a little old fashioned with a fun island feel. We will be visiting here during our subsequent Hawaii vacations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun. Pretty. Hula dancers. Good service.

FAQs

Royal Ocean Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 661-9119.

Royal Ocean Terrace is rated 4.1 stars by 321 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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