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The Boardroom, Kailua, HI

The Boardroom

4.5
4.5
111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Kailua’s first locally inspired libation and tapas bar. Our specialty cocktails are individually crafted with house-made
infusions and Hawaiian-grown ingredients from local farmers. We are delighted for you to experience the diverse flavors our menu offers. We feature both indoor and outdoor dining on our patio.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 807-5640

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luis Axalan

  • Catering

    Work with our executive chef for custom catering options with from $45-$100+/head with a wide variety of potential food styles

  • Private party facilities

    Reach out to us at howzit@theboardroomkailua.com to schedule a private event.

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Kainehe and Kihapai

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

Offers

  • Thursday Night - Joe Kingston - Musician, vocalist

    Dec 1 - Dec 29, 2022
    Thu - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    One man show, Joe Kingston bringing fun classics to life at the Boardroom Kailua on Thursdays through November. "Kingston sings with exuberance, engaging freshness, and an emotional authenticity that sells whatever he's singing" -John Berger Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • Matty McIntire - singer, songwriter

    Nov 30, 2022 only
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday 11/30 6-9pm. Matty McIntire is a singer/songwriter playing acoustic music fused with neo-folk, funk, classic soul and reggae while maintaining his own individualized sound.

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hot Spot

  • Hawaii

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oahu

    Hot Spot

  • Oahu

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TJ

    TrevorJ

    Hawaii

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Eric and crew behind the bar are fantastic. Fun, entertaining and delicious cocktails! Try the prime rib steak & oysters on the half shell.
  2. L

    Leslie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to dine, super friendly staff, and great food options including a few gluten free dishes. The drinks are pricey.
  3. D

    Dogtag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice experience in downtown Kailua - met some old friends - food - ambiance - drinks all good!
  4. JC

    JevonC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I wanted to try this new place in Kailua. I did not know they do not have a real kitchen. I was told this after our dinner there. The Brussel sprouts came out cold and had no taste at all. Looked like someone just threw them on the plate horrible presentation. The charcuterie board was a mix of off the wall stuff. Some soft mushy cheese. Strawberry jam. a salami you can get at the grocery store. It was not a done well at all. No prosciutto or black Kalamata olives, no honey to go with the cheeses. It was a mish mash of random stuff thrown on the board. The smocked salmon toast was just ok. I thought it was very expensive for what we got. Probably will not go back.
  6. t

    teacher

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here. Everyone always so nice. Great cocktails. Bone marrow always good. Our bartender Nicole was the best!
  7. LK

    LindseyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went specifically for the Maui brewing tap takeover, super fun! We’ve been here before and loved the atmosphere and the drinks. We finally tried the food and it is delicious!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to return before leaving the islands to try a dinner experience here! It was super fun, with great, creative drinks and dishes and a lively atmosphere. Recommend the kalua beef tostadas, which were delicious, and the bao buns as well. The dessert (bread pudding and ice cream with ube drizzle) was beautiful. The portions were ample for sharing. A fantastic addition to Kailua’s dining scene!
  9. k

    kbie

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service, decor and ambiance. Drinks were creative and tasty with live music to set the vibe
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took out of town guest here and had a wonderful time. recommend the midnight Mezcalito. Guest enjoyed the drama of a smoked filled skull drink! Very comfortable dining space…
  11. AB

    AlfredB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional cocktails 🍹 nfused with fresh organic tropical fruits that are as equally pleasing to the eye as to the palate. Delicious tapas style dishes utilizing premium quality produce from Hawaii’s local farmers and fisherman. Professional friendly, competent and efficient staff. Relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere that is welcoming and unpretentious, thus embodying the very spirit of Kailua.
  12. AT

    AlvinTheMaddGolferK

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as usual. The Boardroom, over the past seven or eight months, has become pretty much a weekly spot for me. I love their selection of drinks and the food offerings are great; always fresh and really tasty. Quite a bit for one but perfect to share. Now that their new GM Mark has joined their team, it seems he has put a real emphasis on adding new items to their Chef's Specials menu on a regular basis. They used to have the same "specials" for several weeks at a time; now they're adding items every week. The only (minor) issue I have is the level of sound in the inside dining area. Because of the small area and perhaps the design of the interior, the conversation volume is really loud. It's difficult to have a "normal" conversation with the staff or even someone sitting next to you at times. Overall a beautiful place with great staff and environment. I will keep coming back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the very welcoming staff to the classy surf-centered decor to the delicious food and drinks incorporating local ingredients in novel ways, we LOVED our brunch at The Board Room! Starting with two delicious mocktails, we were amazed by the ube pancakes, which not only have a unique sweet and hearty taste and texture, but were visually stunning. My 80 year old father also pronounced the homemade bacon the best he’s ever had (and he’s an expert!). We also enjoyed the frittata, which featured local produce, and the awesome mac and cheese. We’ll certainly be back for more fun memories!
  14. n

    nav2

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch! The food and drinks were delicious!
  15. MJ

    MyrissaJ

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Happy Hour
  16. J

    Jacque

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful and the service amazing, very chill place and great for pics but the food is bad and expensive
  17. MS

    MarthaS

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New restaurant in town: delicious and unique drink menu, we loved the charcuterie board and beef tostado special. Live music and gorgeous sunset. Definitely going back.
  18. JV

    JadeV

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had so much fun for Boardroom Brunch on Sunday that I decided to bring my bf for live music and drinks Wednesday night. Duncan Kamakana was playing, which provided great ambience music as well as some sing-alongs! I would definitely recommend the oyters, the kajiki tacos, and the TEQUILA FLIGHT - tequila lovers you have to give these local spirits a try...drooooool
  19. JV

    JadeV

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have such a great time at Boardroom - I decided to invite a client to meet me there for Brunch and we had a great time. It's easy to become a regular when the cocktails are so interesting and delicious and there are new chef specials every week! See you guys again soon!!
  20. L

    Livedelicously

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cocktails, lovely food and great service!
  21. TS

    TamarS

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to here and the servers are the best!! So nice to have excellent service. Wish there was another salad choice,( any fresh greens)but otherwise good is yum!
  22. AB

    AlfredB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite scrumptious craft cocktails, delectable locally sourced cuisine, fresh top quality oysters, intimate, unpretentious comfortable relaxed vibe. friendly helpful efficient staff, live unobtrusive local musical entertainment. A sensational bar/restaurant establishment that defines the essence of Kailua.
  23. s

    steph

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint place with excellent ambiance, food and drinks. We went for brunch and it well worth it! Service was amazing! Will definitely be back for dinner!
  24. CO

    CarolynO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to the Sunday Brunch twice- The food was extremely good and the staff very friendly, efficient and attentive
  25. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for date nights or friend meet ups!
  26. E

    Edward

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boardroom is an excellent addition to Kailua. The place has a great vibe, classy but low key, and often accompanied by local musical talent. The staff is great, very helpful and observant. The craft drinks are cool and even clever, both beautiful and delicious. The tapas menu offers a unique and well conceived combination of locally sourced dishes that are easily shared. I highly recommend The Boardroom, a great spot for a date or for catching up with friends.
  27. CF

    CeciF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    First, the positive…as always, our server Colby was great! And the drinks are good, but a little overpriced. We have been here several times and this was likely our last (at least for food). This time, the Bao Buns had way too much sauce on them that you could not taste any of the other ingredients, not to mention super messy! The bruschetta was less than impressive with two tiny tomatoes on each slice of bread, and the beef tostada was mostly fat and gristle- we left half of it in our plates. These are all dishes we’ve had there before (on the regular menu or specials of the day). The food is just inconsistent and we’re done trying.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, food was exceptional, drinks were delicious and special.
  29. J

    Jessica

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food and drinks but very expensive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good friendly service; good food/drinks and entertainment.
  31. L

    Lindsay

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great drinks and live music, food menu is a bit limited
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so was the service! Great team that really cares about the restaurant and the food they serve. The prime rib loco was cooked to perfection and that gravy was so delectable.
  33. D

    Drinks

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Love the drinks. Bao buns and chicken satay skewers were almost the same ingredients and embellishments, just switch up the sauces, they were aight. Pork belly on the bao buns was just not good. Homemade sriracha however, good and spicy! We also ordered the beet carpaccio with goat cheese and the fresh ahi tuna tartare. The beets were sliced nicely, just wish the arugula wasn't wilted dead, kinda looked like it was old and no good. We also wished there were bigger dollops of goat cheese. There were 3 tiny drops smaller than a dime. Tuna tartare was delicious, just also would have liked a few more pieces of crostini, since it is a mini baguette, you can't fit very much of the dish on each slice. Just a few more would have been perfect. Don't know if it was an off night for the kitchen or what, as we have been before, but food was majorly lacking flavor. Drinks are amazing though. Service, wasn't great. We waited literally 30 mins for someone to check back on us, to try to order dessert, restaurant was busy and maybe the only wait staff was the one person besides the food runner and busser. But when we were finally checked on, water refilled, asked if we wanted to order dessert, we were offered shots as a consolation for the poor service. Person was nice and apologized for the neglect but shots...yikes. Maybe there was something else to offer or comp. Offering shots to make up for the lack of service seemed off. And neither me nor my husband were into it. We loved the drinks though, will definitely be back for some perfectly mixed libations. Love the concept, vibe is good, just need to improve on food flavor and hire more wait staff. Mahalo nuiii
  34. K

    Kelly

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was poor. Hostess was very rude. Servers were friendly but very slow service. Food was ok and limited choices. Definitely not what I would call a dinner. Drinks were delicious but overall it was way overpriced for good drinks and poor food and service.
  35. l

    livetoeat

    Hawaii

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    We were seated inside. If you are hot natured and like cold a/c blowing on you, chose inside. Tables are TINY and VERY close together. They squeeze four people into a little round table meant for 2. Menu is small but the food was food. We had the cheese board, prime rib, beet salad and salmon crustinis. One waitress was serving all the inside tables so she was VERY busy. She did a good job but three different drinks were forgotten. The noise level is incredibly loud. Being crammed 4 into a tiny table and the noise really detracted from the experience. We would try it again but sit outside (where there are two tables that seat four people).
  36. KG

    KarenG

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were feeling ill, and as soon as we tried the first raste, we left. We will come again when we feel better
  37. S

    Sonj

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Cocktails were creative and attractive. Food selection was rather limited and unoriginal. Overall, good place to vibe.

    The BoardroomResponded on August 29, 2022Mahalo Sonj, our staff loves to ensure you have a great experience, hopefully, next time they can guide you to some more original food items especially on chef's weekly specials menu. Thanks for visiting!

  38. MR

    MichellynnR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We had an appreciation dinner for staff and was excited to try out this place. We work in a hospitality industry and love to support local. Our whole experience with our server was very disappointing, unwelcoming and rude, we tried to understand that she might have had a rough day. She got our orders wrong and one our our guest order didn’t make it and do all our food came and we were waiting and when we asked when the last plate will be out she said we ordered wrong and rolled her eyes and went to put it in. We were so over it and wasn’t going to order any desert but we did and again when we asked her to repeat our order, she got it a order wrong and we corrected her and she said it was too late that she had already sent our order in, we asked her yo correct and that why we had her repeat the order, she repeated back our order again and finally it was correct and she walked off to talk to a girl behind the bar. She did muster up a little smile when she asked us how we were going to pay and made sure to point out where the tip tab was We have could have had the best experience had we been treated with Ho’okipa from her. We will not recommend and will definitely share our experience with family and friends.

    The BoardroomResponded on August 29, 2022Aloha Michellynn, We hugely appreciate the feedback. As an organization, we are constantly looking to improve. Our staff works extremely hard to deliver a customer experience that represents our home town and I apologize that wasn't the case for your evening. If you would be willing to come in again I can guarantee you will not have the same experience. Mahalo, Keno (owner)

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Food was excellent! It’s a neat little place for casual tapas with enough variety to share plates and leave full. I’d go back there to eat again! . However, the drinks were overpriced and subpar in regards to the flavor profile - everything was so sweet! Bartenders need some mixologist training. For space-They squeeze you in a teeny tiny spot and hopefully you don’t have to leave your seat - you will never get back in without disturbing the diners next to you.
  40. BM

    BobbiM

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    It was ok. Service was very very good. The cocktail was delicious but quite expensive. Ube pancakes were good. However, prime rib was overdone and hard to slice with the butter knife. They did not have any steak knives.

FAQs

The Boardroom is rated 4.5 stars by 111 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 13 times today
Google Map for The Boardroom

44 Kainehe St, Kailua, HI 96734-6134

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Kainehe and Kihapai

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luis Axalan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 807-5640

  • Catering

    Work with our executive chef for custom catering options with from $45-$100+/head with a wide variety of potential food styles

  • Private party facilities

    Reach out to us at howzit@theboardroomkailua.com to schedule a private event.

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