Royal Ocean Terrace

4.1
291 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 291 people are saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CristinaM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Need more allergy friendly foods on your menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice staff

Food was marginal

View lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun. Pretty. Hula dancers. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a 5:30 reservation and it was a nice view of the ocean. It was very warm inside - open air restaurant with no A/C. The sun was shining in our faces and we had to wear sunglasses (so did other customers). My boyfriend was very hot in the sun.
We thought it would be fancier, but it was by the pool of the hotel and many casual customers (the people staying at the resort walked through the restaurant coming to and from the pool.
The food was pretty good. We had a mixed plate and seafood pasta. The Kailua pork was dry. The huli huli chicken was flavorful and I also liked the macaroni salad. My boyfriend loved the fresh fish with tropical salsa. The seafood pasta only had 2 tiny bites of fresh fish in it & then 4 shrimp. The favors of the Sa ice were incredible - I wanted to lick the bowl! The portion size seemed on the smaller side. Mute service was good. We were seated right away for our reservation. The server was attentive.

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Foodiereviewo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average. First floor hotel restaurant. Not great food, average

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Good wasn’t the best for the cost. Some items were cold

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server was very rushed/pushy to order our meal - didn’t even bring settings or ask for a drink order. Had to wave him down anytime we wanted anything.
Had the shrimp stir fry, which was petty good and had 6 nice size shrimp with a ton of veggies. The seafood chowder was very good with nice chunks of fish and a Thai coconut broth that was just a little spicy but very flavorful. Would recommend the chowder!
The view is great - like most Maui restaurants.

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Ry13
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. The ending of the day ceremony was really nice

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NicoleV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We couldn’t see the hula show and it was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. The food was good and the service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean view! Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing. The food is good and reasonably priced. It is at a resort so there are a lot of families and you sit outside near the pool. The pool wasn’t crowded. There was live music with just a one man band. It was wonderful. Definitely will go back for breakfast or brunch while we are here.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara is the beat server we’ve had in all 3 weeks!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience
Beautiful sunset live entertainment
Food great and crazy portions!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It wasn’t bad but not great. We both had fish tacos. The fish was nice but overall, they were tasteless. Drinks were overpriced but that was to be expected. The view of the ocean was beautiful but the people swimming in the small pool was not.

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ChareeV
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great waiter and chatted with him. We had the mixed plate. Very good teriyaki chicken and fish. The pork was pretty dry. Overall we are very glad we went!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was horrible and the manager was not nice. The fish was chewy in both the seafood chowder and pasta dish, and the Kailua pork was dry as jerky. Although the broth to the soup and sauce to the pasta were food. Our server was amazing, drinks were great and nice atmosphere otherwise.

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vipSuZen
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service is scattered. They need to think through patrons being blinded as the sun sets.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, but we were seated on the patio in the blaring sun
They couldn't lower the shade because the pool guests need that entrance. We were very hot and uncomfortable for most of the dinner. Service was also a bit slow, but the mixed plate was worth it.

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FrankN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was lucky to grab a reservation, everything is booked up. Honestly I was surprised with an overall five star experience. The staff is doing a fantastic job keeping up so short handed. The drinks were tremendous and the Pupus were delicious. We had the catch of the day fish which was mouthwatering and needed no seasoning whatsoever. It was melt in your mouth delicious. Our server Cara was so attentive we thanked her and the kitchen for their hard work.

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Coop
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view and good food. Reasonable prices for the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on our honeymoon. This restaurant provided everything we were looking for

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DiannaW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We arrived at our reservation time and no one would wait on us for over 20 minutes. Finally, the bar tender came to wait on us. He was fantastic! The sun setting was blinding as the evening went on.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the hotel 25 years ago. We decided to have dinner there to celebrate our anniversary. Ford and Cara were both so amazing! They made the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our server wasn't friendly at all. The food was good though. They had a gentleman playing guitar and singing and I think he was the best part of our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent. Service a bit slow but they were short servers. Casual atmosphere, poolside.

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Mike
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Great location. We enjoyed excellent service from Cara.

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vipgdog
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance, great guitar player and fabulous view. Salad with macadamia nuts and papaya was amaze-balls

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

Very enjoyable, beautiful at sunset. Waitstaff & lighting ceremony were amazing

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vipBeth28
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Probably the worst meal/experience of our entire trip. The service was awful. Our waiter was rude, he actually seemed angry. He slammed drinks down on the table. He is in the wrong profession. Asked for a table by the water, had to asked again when we arrived. Celebrated a birthday and not one mention of it.

EJ
EnjoynightoutJan
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I ate here on one of our last nights in Maui. The restaurant seemed somewhat unassuming except for the beautiful ocean views. The food however, was outstanding. The Caesar salad was our favorite on the island. The fish was fresh and delicious and the cocktail was the best one too. Our server was attentive but not pushy. We will definitely return to eat at this restaurant on our next visit!

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LindyV
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This was one of the few restaurants at which we could make a reservation for 5 people. We arrived and we’re seated right on time. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The food and drinks are waaaay overpriced. We ordered lemonade, Diet Coke and two daiquiris. The drinks were fine. For entrees we ordered the mixed plate, seafood pasta, fish & chips and fish tacos. The food was mediocre at best. The breading on the fish & chips was really thick and not very appetizing. My son ate the fries and picked at the fish. I had the fish tacos and they were good, but not great. My husband and daughter both had the seafood pasta and they liked it. We wanted to order dessert but nothing looked appealing. Overall, the total experience was just ok. Nothing special, but relatively expensive.

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SherylH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our sunset dinner on the terrace. There was live music, too. We each ordered something different and ended up passing our plates around for all to try because it was so good. Overall, our favorite was the Ka’anapali Mixed Plate. It provided a wonderful sampling of Hawaiian chicken, pulled pork, and fresh fish. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was nice views
Simple menu
Service was fair

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 291 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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