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The Lei Stand, Honolulu, HI

The Lei Stand

4.7
4.7
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Get Lei'd in Chinatown at our tropical cocktail lounge, located across from the iconic Hawaiʻi Theatre in the heart of downtown Honolulu, where Hawaiʻi's beauty and traditions are translated through food, drink, folk and flowers.

Our elevated pupu menu, designed and executed by Chef Ricky Goings (Sooper Secret Izakaya), offers a whimsical nod to the neighborhood by showcasing the flavors of Honolulu's multicultural Chinatown district.

Celebrating a special occasion and need a lei? No worry, beef curry! We have fresh lei available. Prices range from $16-$53.

21+ over cocktail bar and lounge. IDs are required for entry.

We have a 15-minute grace period for all reservations. Please send a message through the OpenTable app if you are running later than 15 minutes past your reservation.

We do not accept reservations for groups above six (6) people through OpenTable. Please email us at events@theleistand.net for groups of seven or more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 773-7022

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ricky Goings

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@theleistand.net to inquire about hosting your party with us.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. BL

    BrianL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much worth checking out. Great food, drinks, service, and space.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food and drinks were very nice. Ambience and vibe were very nice as well. However, this greatness was overshadowed by an incredibly rude front of house woman/hostess. This is my second time going here and the second time I had to be welcomed with her unpleasant attitude, despite having a reservation. Incredibly poor manners and I’m curious to find out if other people of color have experienced this sort of treatment from her as I would not be surprised. The front door man/ security was very kind and offset her scathing attitude. I don’t think the place was nice enough for me to tolerate that treatment again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time there. Great vibes and service. Appreciate Ramona for moving us to table seating when we originally had bar seating. Looking forward to our next res!
  4. SF

    SylviaF

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lei Stand is fantastic. Their staff provides a lovely experience from when you check in to when you step out! There was clear communication via the OpenTable app for any changes to our RSVP (we were going to be late and had some #s change). From the bouncer and the host, to our servers, bartenders, and barbacks, everyone is very accommodating and friendly. Shout out to Nicole and Abcde, and the most lovely host (whose name I, unfortunately, did not catch) for helping my party have a great time. Delicious cocktails, great pupus (get the bao!). Will be back! Mahalo!
  5. KP

    KPet

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun to check out. Great service, food was good but not exceptional (except for the scallops). Drinks we're very good. It was very pricey so fun to try once or infrequently, but there isn't a huge draw for me to go back soon.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place, chic and highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramona and her coworkers were super nice and attentive
  8. F

    Foodlover11

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Loved the vibe. Though the tables were kind of small to have dinner which was disappointing because the food was soo good. Would definitely visit again.
  9. AM

    ArianaMareva

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had the best time ! delicious food, unique and tasty cocktails especially that clarified tequila amazing danger in a glass ! staff absolutely made our night from beginning to end. aloha lives here . will be back !
  10. GL

    GLLL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend for both drinks and food. Atmosphere was great along with the service from Carl. Will be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a very enjoyable time at the lei stand. Chose this place to celebrate a reunion with a friend after being off island for awhile, very fun and intimate setting to have fun with friends enjoy cocktails and also a lovely place to chit chat with the servers & bartenders. Also can't forgot about the picture perfect decor EVERYWHERE throughout the bar. Only concern was bill at the end of the night.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Service was bad. Drinks were good. Wouldn’t come back here again. Cute decor.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, the drinks, and food. The staff was amazing and will be back soon!
  14. MD

    MyraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has great energy, great drinks, and a great staff. My friends and I had an amazing time.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Atmosphere was nice! The food and drinks were all pretty decent
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute spot in Chinatown!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramona was the hostess with the mostest, from the start of entering The Lei Stand, to leaving she was the best. Ending buying a Lei Stand shirt to remember our visit. Menu a little small, and I think they are still working on it. Drinks were pretty good a bit pricey for custom cocktails. But overall, it was a fun experience and will definitely be back. We left with a lei from the courteous hostess.
  18. K

    Kate

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelly is an outstanding bartender. She interacted with us and made sure that we had everything we needed. She also explained the different cocktails to us when we had questions. She also made recommendations for us too. We also met one of the owners, who was very nice and welcoming. The concept that he created with his co-owner is something we’ve never seen here on Oahu. We are looking forward to coming back!
  19. SD

    SarahD

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun place! Food and drinks were delicious
  20. KK

    KitKat

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun concept, great cocktails, yummy bar food, creative design. The outdoor back area is a little bit more chill and quiet, the front bar area is a bit more noisy. It can get extremely loud, both times I visited there were large group bookings and the noise was extreme. Lots of drunk woohoo girls. The cocktails are super yummy and are creative. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out what the cocktail actually is, because they use advanced bar terminology, but our server Abbi was happy to help. The bar food is very tasty, I loved the potato hash dish and the tajin popcorn. Ramona at the front is amazing and truly creates a welcoming atmosphere. She is the reason we came back a second time, she is a gem!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Nearby paid parking or street parking. Security at the door was awesome! The vibes hit just right, the food was delicious! Such a cute spot. Low lighting for a better vibe effect lol! We had the patty melt, mojito and plantain chips. All of it was delicious! Everyone is friendly and we will definitely be back!
  22. AL

    AllanL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess ans bartenders were excellent in service and attention. Food and drinks are tasty and satisfying. Looking forward to going again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    First time experience.. No food everything was sold out and it’s was 6:30pm Our drinks where watered down and truly nothing special for the price Would not return or recommend
  24. T

    Tyrone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative cocktails. Great spirits selection. Food menu was fun and easily sharable.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great top to bottom
  26. k

    kelsk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It's a fun, aesthetic place to check out and post on IG, but not some place I'd go to regularly.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Such a cute place with a great vibe and great for pics! Tapas were small for the price but that’s a lot of places… as much as I love cocktails, I was disappointed to hear that their cocktail mixes were premade. Overall would come again if I have visitors in town!
  28. AN

    AlanN

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new spot that I will definitely visit again, I like the price point, high enough to have a positive trendy crowd and still affordable,
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, food, and service. A perfect spot whether you want to relax and have a cocktail or have a drink with family/friends. We had a great time and plan on returning!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally unique and fun experience!
  31. v

    vash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the coolest spot in chinatown. you gotta try the popcorn!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome vibe!
  33. BS

    BeyondSatisfied

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute atmosphere. Drinks were unique and the food was super ono - Chef Ricky is amazing!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soft opening was amazing! Super excited for grand opening!
  35. AM

    ArthurM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the Lei Stand is really vibrant and fun. You get transported the moment you walk passed the actual lei stand (where you can purchase lei). The space is open but the lighting gives a sense you're in on the best secret in Chinatown. The cocktails are well crafted and unique, the details are all accounted for down to the beautiful ice cubes. The food is inspired, Chef Goings is masterful and playful with the menu. Get your reservations, you won't regret it!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Exactly what we needed in these streets!
  37. KR

    KRISH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lei Stand ambiance and vibe was just what our group of 11 friends were looking for! The drinks were all tasty, creative and well priced for the experience. The service was attentive, music was good and we explored both the interior lounge area and outside. We will definitely come back as this is the place to be for happy times!
  38. S

    Splendid

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you walk through the door, you're instantly transformed into a space unlike anything else in Hawaii. The decor and details of The Lei Stand are spectacular. Wait staff are super friendly and also energetic. Great experience!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! great drinks. Tasty food! More pls!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this new bar in Chinatown. The design and decor is totally instagrammable, but more importantly the food and drinks were really great. The cocktails are very well done and everything I tried was nicely balanced. The food was a nice complement to the drink menu and just enough to satisfy a craving. I will absolutely be back.

FAQs

The Lei Stand is rated 4.7 stars by 40 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 50 times today
Google Map for The Lei Stand

1115 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Executive chef

    Ricky Goings

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 773-7022

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@theleistand.net to inquire about hosting your party with us.

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