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Kalua Nachos, Jidori Chicken Sandwich, Wai Tai - The LookOut, Ewa Beach, HI
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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The LookOut

4.2
4.2
158 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy ono(delicious) food, unique cocktails, and live music at The LookOut Food & Drink, where you can watch surfers shredding, paddlers on the Wai Kai Lagoon, and vistas of the Pacific Ocean.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 900-3579
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Nikki Takamatsu
  • Neighborhood
    Kapolei
  • Cross street
    Keoneula Boulevard
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Lively

  • Oahu

    American

158 Reviews
  1. LianeK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and all the entrees we ordered tasted great. The appitizer nachos was a bit disappointing. It was served cold. Chips were soggy and cheese was cold. I feel if the guacamole wasn’t dolloped on top the whole thing then it might’ve been better. Seemed as though they waited to bring out the nachos with the other entrees so it sat for a bit before it got served to us. Enjoyed the live music and watching the Line up out the window.

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  2. Wheezee808

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my mother's 91st Birthday at the Lookout. The first thing I liked was I could make reservations for a party of 11 through OpenTable. I asked for a table with a view, but we didn't get one near the windows since there were 2 other large parties. We still had a good view of the water but not the wave pools. The food and drinks are a little pricey, but everyone enjoyed their meals. The staff projected a Happy Birthday message on the screen. That was different and very nice. We had a great time, and we'll go back.

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  3. Tigger

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Music was loud - couldn’t hear the server and or people at my table. It would have been good if they opened the doors/windows so the sound would have not bounced off the window. Also the restrooms were downstairs from the table . Not wheelchair accessible.

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  4. CLotus96792

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was a bit slow in beginning, but got better as the night progressed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely loud and noisy. Not good for families! Food just ok, but service was great! Volume could be halved for the live music and it would allow us to hear one another and the wait staff. Having just one unisex bathroom a negative as well.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful and so was the view of the lagoon and ocean that you are able to see from the restaurant. All of the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food from our appetizers to our desserts came out in a timely manner and was delicious! Thank you for a great experience.

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  7. MeiC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have great customer service and the food is excellent

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Super slow service, incorrect order, dessert came to our table before our dinner, and just as they delivered our dinner, they turned on all the house lights and started their closing clean up! It was supposed to be a fun casual dinner for our son’s birthday- but it was the worst experience I can remember in a restaurant!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Two ladies greeted us nicely and sat us right away. Food took longer than expected for lunch. The food was decent. Our server was nice and professional. Just towards the end and during rush, she got busy and waited a while for our check. I wanted to use a gc that was bought online and the mngr was having trouble with the transaction because she said something is wrong with the system. She said it should be fine so she took the code, my name and number, then I went back to swimming. She texted me after and said that the gc is only for activity and not for food. I went to the session area and spoke to a mngr Adam Muller. I showed him a photo of the gc and a pic of their website stating that I could use the gc throughout the line up. He said the website is wrong and that they’ve been trying to fix it and other BS reasons he came up with. He said there’s nothing he can do so I asked to speak to someone else and he said with an attitude, “I am the manager so you can complain to me”! This statement sounded so entitled, was very unprofessional and it made me very upset! First of all, don’t sell gift cards online and tell me in the end that I can’t use it for other things besides activities when it clearly stated that it’s good throughout the line up. He even tried to tell me that he can only give me a little discount and that I have to pay with my own money for the rest of the bill cus I can’t use the gc. The nerve of this guy! I made it clear to him that I don’t want his discount. I can pay the entire bill using the gift card. Towards the end, he looked very irritable infront of other people and towards me trying to fix the situation. He wrote down the total and I mentioned that I want to give 20% to the server. He added that and told me that after this, he is going to cancel the gc. I said why? There’s money in it left!!! He doesn’t have the right to cancel, close, trash whatever word he used, to my gift card. Adam Muller is horrible and very unprofessional!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome but price to high, chicken wings size tooo small price $15, nachos $17 with Kalua pig add $7 over price. Restaurant is nice and pretty wide and spread out, the only thing is one Restroom that’s crazy for the amount of people that dine there. Whoever design the restaurant wasn’t thinking about how many guest will need to use the restroom. “DAH” Great entertainment “live bands” especially close to home. Love it!

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  11. Luv2eat

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at The Lookout Restaurant at WaiKai. The food was great, service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Mark, our server was awesome and we will definitely dine there again!

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  12. BrianaM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter and waitress were so awesome.. they are part of the reason will be coming back 😊

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beyond exceptional, overall! Friendly and welcoming staff! Food was ono but was expecting shrimp as an option for protein especially when served with pasta. Love the live island music but the only slight bothersome was that the music was quite too loud that made it hard to have conversations without yelling. But nevertheless, happy customer here!

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  14. betty

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was enjoyable to watch the surfers and people playng in the water gym.

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  15. Grandz808

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It was crowded so maybe that’s why service was not on point. Food was overcooked. Restaurant was out of garnish for drinks. No potatoes for a dish with no option. Two orders came out after the rest of us were almost done.

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  16. LelaP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time requested hightop over looking wave pool and got floor table by restroom.!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Website said live music would be from 6pm - 8pm but it ended up being 8pm - 10pm the night we dined in. Service was lacking. The pitcher we ordered did not come and when we inquired, we were told “it’s not up there” and when it finally came we were told it was because they threw away the ticket. No apology or anything. Apps were ordered with our drinks but came out the same time as our entrees. Everything tasted great in the flavor department.

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  18. kimberlyB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very noisy. Although the place was not crowded, we were sat between two other groups and it was extremely hard to carry on a conversation. For the price, and the drive out there, I would definitely suggest that they create a better acoustical environment.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mochiko chicken and the pupu steak was so good. Our server Mark was awesome, all his recommendations were great.

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  20. Vince

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Watched the surfers on the waves. The drinks are excellent at the Lookout. The appetizers (pupus) for happy hour were tasty. Just had issues with little gnats.

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  21. RubyL

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, food service is fast! Our server very lively but just a bit forgetful maybe stressed due to short staff, I don't know....she did her best. Disappointed that the birthday guest was NOT ACKNOWLEDGED! We had to make our own bday "cake" using a lighter as a candle!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service Good food,portion is excellent Good vibes, music great Very clean View was beautiful

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  23. LJ670

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brent was awesome!!! He was very friendly and very helpful!!! Awesome service!!!!! Food was great and you must get the buttah cake!!!!

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  24. LeeLouise

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day one day early to avoid the crowd. I'm so glad we did. The food was very good. My husband ordered the Steak Dinner and I opted for the avocado crunch and mochiko chicken appetizers. We both shared a Buttah Cake for dessert.

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  25. PilotT

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The only issue was that the happy hour menu seamed to be missing in action and we had to request it. After that it was smooth sailing. Fun to watch the surfers while drinking and eating.

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  26. RuthL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my Son's Birthday. Ambiance was so Sports Bar. Super Bowl was happening. Service was great. The Food is Delicious and we were entertained by a Local artist. Thumbs up for THE LOOKOUT restaurant 👍 Oh and the view is great. Will come and dine again.

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  27. Cris

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the desserts, the entertainment although it was alittle loud couldn't hear my company when they were talking to me.music was good but to loud. With the food, I ordered appetizers. I order the kalbi which was yummy. It was hot inside the restaurant too. I would go back there though to get my dessert.

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  28. RichardC

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We actually enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was pretty awesome. She was very friendly. Food came out pretty quick to us. The food was really good! The kalua pork nachos appetizer was excellent. That was a large size plate. It could be an entree. It was a little loud so we asked to sit more towards the back. Overall, we would come back again.

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  29. WillG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE HAD A PARTY OF ABOUT 46 PEOPLE. EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME AND THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great food, great service. It’s just really really loud. There’s nothing on the walls or on the floor to absorb the sound so the noise of talking and live music just bounces all over the place. But great location

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  31. JamieR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really noisy and loud and hard to conversate. However loved the ambience, drinks were weak and food was pretty good. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and love that you can bring children here. They too also had a good time playing some outdoor activities on the lawn.

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  32. Amber

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friend suggested we try this place. It was our first time and it won't be our last!

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  33. MiaCaro

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mallory was a great server during our visit. The food had generous portions and was very delicious—from the appetizer to the dessert. You get a beautiful view of the wave pool while you eat, which can get very sunny (and could probably use a shade up top, otherwise you’re eating with sunglasses). Aside from that, this is a great place to gather with a group, enjoy a good meal, and watch some wipeouts (or really cool moves!).

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  34. Reiko

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Very attentive to our requests. Food was delicious. Server very friendly.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and delicious food with a views that make you forget it’s a weekday!

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  36. NotAccommodating

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The only thing great was the service. Our group agreed we would never dine there again. Everything was super dry except for the drinks. The Kalua Pig, Chicken, Fish, and dessert were all dry.

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  37. RileyH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alyssa is the best! She gave such an excellent customer service right from the beginning over the phone when making my reservation. Our server, Tasialynn also gave us quality service.! Thank you both for an awesome dining experience.

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  38. MyraT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter barely came to our table. Had to keep calling her many for service. Live band was too loud. Facility itself was great. It's clean.

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  39. Siliobear

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    What a night...dinner and a show. I thought we were just seeing surfing but then came the dancers, comparable quality to many luaus in town (Mon only 6:30-8). However, we went on a night when The Lookout was understaffed so it took forever (over an hour?) to get our food. It was delicious, other than them not letting me make a substitution on my order. Also, not their fault, but Google Maps took us thru many residential streets going there, but the drive home was much faster.

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  40. Foodlover

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at The Lookout. Not sure if we will return. Game was on so the speakers were turned on at full blast. Ordered three cups of coffee but two cups came first. Waitress said she needs to look for a 3rd cup in the kitchen! Food was delicious but it took almost an hour to be delivered. We might try the other restaurant at Wai Kai next time.

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FAQs

The LookOut offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 900-3579.

The LookOut is rated 4.2 stars by 158 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The LookOut

91-1621 Keoneula Blvd,, Suite 1100, Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Keoneula Boulevard
  • Neighborhood
    Kapolei
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nikki Takamatsu
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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