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The Boardroom, Kailua, HI

The Boardroom

4.5
4.5
91 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 6 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

  • Late Night Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Friday and Saturday evenings join us for a reverse Happy Hour from 9:30 til Close. Specials include: $10 cocktails, $7 house wines and rotational draft beer specials.
  • Take Home The Glass Night

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Our mission is to elevate Hawaii's local artisans, brewers, distillers, farmers and musicians through our farm to glass cocktails, rotational draft beers, and men. Every Wednesday come and learn a little more about one of Hawaii's local breweries and take home a branded glass. $21 for 3 beers and you take home the glass. Cheers to celebrating our local community

What 91 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oahu

    Hot Spot

  • Oahu

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JV

    JadeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!!
  2. L

    Livedelicously

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    TamarS

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  4. AB

    AlfredB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for date nights or friend meet ups!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. J

    Jessica

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food and drinks but very expensive.
  11. L

    Lindsay

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great drinks and live music, food menu is a bit limited
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. 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
  17. S

    Sonj

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 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!

  18. 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)

  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The online reservation app worked great, we were greeted by a very friendly hostess and sat promptly. Malorie (hope I spelt it correctly) was our waitress who was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and drinks. Malorie allowed us to enjoy our drinks and relax before taking our order. The food was delivered prompt with a an impressive display, they were delicious and satisfying. The combination of customer service and food quality was very enjoyable and we look forward to visiting again in the future. Mahalo !
  22. s

    salvo

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Celebrating Mom’s birthday. We were seated within 5min of arrival (we had a reservation and showed up ~10min early). Two adults, four children. They were out of a few items on the menu, food came moderately quick. “Shareable” plates were quite small for sharing, but tasted great. Pricy for portion size, but eh I guess it’s the ambiance and cocktails you pay for. Water came quick, had to ask for additional plates and silverware (party of 6, only set for 4). Ordered two cocktails, one came quick, the other was delayed a bit, although nbd. We were taken care of on desert which was delicious and the kiddos got an extra treat on the house. Overall great experience, we’ll be back.
  23. CS

    ChristineS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great specialty drinks and food! Drinks are pricey, but still a great overall experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We were sat in line with our reservation time. Once we were sat, it took 20+ minutes for waitress to come and finally take our order. Once we ordered, we waited another 25 minutes just for our cocktails to come out. A lot more waiting than we would have liked.
  25. m

    moonf

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we always love Boardroom. the food is fantastic, the ambience is just as good and the cocktails are hand crafted, delicious and fresh.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! Loved the atmosphere/vibe and the drinks were great! Can’t wait to come back when there’s live music.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went for their birthday. We absolutely loved the experience. The food was amazing and the cocktails were outstanding. It’s by far our favorite place for date night on Oahu. We will definitely be returning!
  28. JK

    JohnK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff and bar. Quick service but not rushed. Perfect Sunday brunch!
  29. AA

    AlexisA

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The specialty cocktails were very good and service was excellent. Cute little neighborhood bar. I will definitely go back to try more pupus and cocktails.
  30. PR

    PenelopeR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The live music and ambiance are really great! Hostess was lovely and accommodating. We felt very welcome! The interiors are cute. I like the surf board bench, light fixtures and chairs. They did a great job on the interiors. Our table was a little wobbly - which is an easy fix. The drinks are a pricey — I wasn’t expecting $20 cocktails. And, I would say the food is okay. Maybe we ordered wrong? The three stars are for the waitress and food. While nice and cheerful — she didn’t clear one plate the entire dining experience — which is odd. The serving dishes should be cleared when empty. And, the table should be totally cleared prior to placing the bill. It’s a new restaurant so they have some kinks and training to work out. Will try again in a month or so.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, friendly service; Loved Food/Drinks, Great atmosphere overall and Live Music.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited The Boardroom for Sunday brunch and was very impressed. I finally understand what “farm-to-table” REALLY means. The food tasted wonderfully fresh with great flavors and big portions. My group tried 3 different dishes and all were excellent. Service was quick and staff very friendly. We sat outside which was shady and pleasant and very relaxing. All in all a great start to the day. The Boardroom is a welcome addition to the Kailua restaurant scene and we will definitely return!
  33. M

    Mahea59

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the casual atmosphere, excellent service, delicious pupus and the cocktails. Great place to have a drink and unwind.
  34. K

    Karmac

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes it is a bit pricey, and we were asked to leave our table after 2 hours to make room for a new reservation (which was a bummer but we probably wouldn’t have stuck around for too much longer even without the nudge), but the drinks were fantastic, the food was delicious, and the service was amazing. We can’t wait to go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Owners maximized their location and ambience and servers were responsive and knowledgeable about the menu. . Food was overpriced; recommend adding rice and veggies with the Ahi main course. The bread pudding was phenomenal! Crème brûlée was disappointing.. crème portion was curdled and should be smooth.. consistency ruined the dessert. Oyster presentation and sauces were good! Would return just for the bread pudding and cocktails. Hope the menu will be expanded in the future.. has potential!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great time with the girlfriends with fun drinks! Hostess was so sweet and accommodating! It really made a difference for our night out!
  37. NL

    NotLouie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boardroom is a joint Kailua Town needed: a classy, hip place to take a date on a warm Hawaii evening. The staff is gracious, the crowd is eclectic and the drinks are excellent.
  38. m

    michaels

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the live music and the drink variety. Not your traditional cocktails, these cocktails have an edge.
  39. DB

    DaleB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hostess. Great server. Ambience outside great. Not as noisy as inside and music provided was awesome
  40. JK

    JohnK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great fresh oysters, delicious prime rib and bone marrow. Cocktail was delicious and superbly made. Wine selection limited but spot on for the food. A great new Kailua option.

FAQs

The Boardroom is rated 4.5 stars by 91 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 6 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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