The Bistro at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas

4.3
83 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our in-house restaurant offers an array of delicious “fun foods” appealing to just about everyone… appetizers, salads, burgers, pizza, tacos plus a number of comfort foods. You’ll love the Bistro’s outdoor lanai setting and cheerful vibe especially in the evenings. Also, there's live music every Friday thru Sunday evenings for your enjoyment.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 83 people are saying
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vipSimonvine
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

First of all, the lady at the front claims they are no longer on Open Table so this review likely goes nowhere. If anyone does happen to read this, STOP. Do not wasted your time at this place. Why? Because the cook (he/she is not a chef) is definitely NOT wasting his time making your meal. Not a thought put into the food here. Awful. The pizza was worse than a gluten free dairy free reheated frozen pizza. How do you accomplish that? Seriously. Horrible.

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KarenR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location for family dining!!

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GailHI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love going to the Waikoloa Luxury Theatre matinee and then having an early dinner.

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vipRodgerM
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot to enjoy a casual dinner before or after a movie. Check at the bar to get a drink or bottle of wine to enjoy with your movie.

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MRose
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Diverse food and drink menu. Something for everyone. Dine at table before movie or on movie lounge chair tray during movie.

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vipRodgerM
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is very diverse and loaded with options. The Chicken Salad Croissant and pizzas are very good.

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DebbieR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only reason I didn't give it five stars was they they ran out of "printing paper," in the kitchen and lost our order. After waiting for quite a while, my husband asked about it. That's when the waiter realized that the kitchen didn't have our order. But I don't blame the waiter, I blame the kitchen staff. Once we got our food, it was delicious, the outdoorish environment was quite nice, and the prices were good. Finally there's a restaurant that's not too expensive here on the BI. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our food took 1 hour or more to arrive, our waiter did not visit the table often enough to ensure drinks were filled. I had to ask how much longer till our food would be ready. At this point we have waited 45 minutes for our appetizer to arrive.

I had also counted the seated tables as being 7 only. Not sure why put food took so long. I would not return for another meal.

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vipPatrick
Hawaii
57 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Bistro is a fantastic place to have a wonderful casual meal before or after a movie. The menu offers something for everyone: salads, pizzas, burgers, tacos, fish and chips, sandwiches, wraps,... The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. Additionally, on weekend nights the island's best blues guitarists performs. The Bistro also includes a beautiful full-service sit-down bar with large TVs for sports viewing.

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djml
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Atmosphere was fine for an afternoon lunch.

Burger was good. Korean pizza was different but good. Would order both again.

Caesar salad didn't have much "punch".

Pricing was reasonable.

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808Fan
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, & live music. Waikoloa’s hidden little gem. Not just a movie theater!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I enjoyed my food at this restaurant. There was a wide selection and many options.

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vipJERRYM
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipGemmaG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We told our waiter that we wanted our apps first and that we were in no hurry for dinner. Both came simultaneously much to our chagrin. What could have been a nice leisurely dinner turned into a rushed affair. Very disappointed.

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Kiana
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an 11:30 reservation for lunch. We were seated very quickly in a very nice spot. Table was clean glasses were clean always nice. Our server, James, was very personable and polite. Very knowledgeable about the menu. We chose to get things that we would not make at home. I had the po- boy shrimp sandwich with potato/mac salad. My friend had the French dip with extra crispy french fries. Everything was outstanding. The sandwich bread was excellent. The food looked just like the picture!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. The only downside was they were out of two of the items we had picked off the on line menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have eaten here before Covid and today the food was terrible!
The avocado turkey club sandwich literally had 2 pieces of processed turkey on it
The Cesar chicken wrap barely had any chicken
Would not be on the list to go back to again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish tacos are amazing!

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Isaac
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food came out slowly and was wrong. Not to mention was advertised as beef bulgogi and we were served ground beef on a pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food. The drinks were okay but they have a lot of options available. Definitely would eat here again. The service was amazing. I ordered the French Dip and it was cooked to perfection. A nice toasted bun, crispy friend onions and the meat was just perfect.

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AKDine
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Food was good but the cocktails were watered done-no flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the entertainment while dining. The service has always been excellent!

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vipWealthArchitect
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Over priced for basic and bland food

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StuartC
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent meal - music was a bit too loud.

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vipFrankH
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had the French Dip since that’s one of my favorites, but somehow it didn’t taste like it should. The meat was different. A bit disappointed with that. The cookie sundae was also not like the way I’ve had it before many times. Usually, the cookie is warm, like it just came out of the oven, but this time it was cold and hard.

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4Urbz808
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Casual, moderately priced eatery. Food is good, nothing extraordinary, but food does seem to take a while to get to the table. Good entertainment and comfortable, spacious & covered outdoor seating.

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vipDougC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Very clean and always tasty

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vipWendie2013
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at the Bistro at the Waikoloa Theater. The food and service are always great, and the outdoor but covered seating is comfortable!

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AngelaG
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dining experience with a wide variety of menu options. Perfect for our family of 4.

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vipFrankH
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server.....”Angel” is her name. Tends to all our needs and more! Food was good. Dessert of the Month was outstanding! Wish they had that as a regular on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Waikoloa...this is our “go to” place! The food is always great, our regular server is wonderful and we seem to be lucky enough to sit in her area often...so friendly! We definitely take in a movie when the time is right.

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PuakoMom
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually order food and eat during the movie, but decided to eat early and then go to the movie and take our dessert in with us. Food was great, server was very attentive. We had a wonderful evening. I highly recommend

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JimW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service - the semi outdoor venue is perfect for these times!

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vipWendie2013
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and efficient and friendly staff!

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vipRobs
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Bistro at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas. We felt very safe dining during the COVID-19 pandemic as all staff and patrons wore masks unless seated for dining. The ambience was perfect, and we couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. Our waitress was kind and attentive. We enjoyed our usual favorite appetizers, and tried some new main dishes as well. So thankful for a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. Thank you.

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Patty
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite weekly restaurant. The variety of food on the menu has something for everyone. It is perfect for just the two of us or a large family or friends. Friendly staff and happy people. Thank you for being open for us and maintaining good safety protocols to protect us. We will be back.

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CheriA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the speciality tacos. They are fabulous!! Movie theatre is great.

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vipWendie2013
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal at the Waikoloa Luxury Theater Bistro restaurant! Good variety of food choices, always very good and great staff!

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vipjeremyb
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff, good ambiance

FAQs

The Bistro at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 796-0083.

The Bistro at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas is rated 4.3 stars by 83 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.