The Reef Bar & Market Grill
NOTE: Please note when making reservations that we do not accept any requests for ocean-side seating as these tables are "First-come-first-serve".
**Seating preferences will be noted but not guaranteed**
Had lunch here before and it was great! Dinner however was extremely overpriced for what it is. My ahi was not good (I didn’t even finish it) and the waiter was extremely polite but he never came back to our table really at all once our order was placed. I was going to order another drink but never got the chance. Many empty tables so I’m not sure what the deal was. Very disappointed.
Slow service on arrival, no hostess for a few minutes and patrons lined up. Slow waiter service after arrival at table. Had buffet which lacked replenishment of bacon and pineapple at times. Not what the Shorebird used to offer at much less cost, which also included and turkey and ham carving station. Great location by the beach but not what it used to be like in better times under the Shorebird name.
As usual the Reef was excellent. Great food. Unmatched beachfront view. Also great service and drinks. Prices are a little on the high side ,, but I am willing to pay
Great views of ocean and Diamond Head. Can be noisy but upbeat atmosphere. Steak and veggies were high quality and well cooked. My daughter had the spare ribs and they were delicious - the best she has ever had.
The food was terrible I had these Ahi ke and it tasted like frozen robber I would never eat there again the price was outrageous the only positive thing was the view and that was awesome I wish it was the old place and that was much better I specially like the 395 my ties now that 12 bucks and they’re horrible I would not recommend this. For sure Bird was the one I like
Not the shorebird anymore. Salad bar not very good but ambiance, service, steak was very good
Great place! Junior the grill master was wonderful.
Great selection of locally grown food and wonderful seating beach side. Unique experience to choose and cook your own selection. Great salad bar, excellent service. Gluten free menu is best in Waikiki.
Excellent service. Nice ambiance and music.
We go once a month. We try to go around 5:00 it’s not as busy plenty of food at the salad bar. Lots of one on one time with the master grill chef. We love it.
NYE dinner at The Reef Bar and Market Grill would be the most underwhelming dining experience I have ever had. Booked online from Australia to ensure we could get in for NYE. On arrival in Honolulu went to the restaurant to confirm that booking all ok. Also requested if we could have a table by the windows. Was told that the restaurant was fully booked and could not guarantee anything. On arrival for our 8.45p.m. booking we were greeted at the restaurant entrance with "Would you like a table for 2?" Thought the place was booked out and it was definitely not. Quite empty in fact. We advised we had a booking and were taken to our table. Asked if we could be moved to a window table - again told going to be very busy - sorry. What a load of rubbish. Waiter was Nick who did what waiters do. He brought us a glass of champagne each to which we advised that neither of us drank alcohol and he asked what we would like instead. Ordered orange juice and ginger beer, to only find out we were charged for them. You've got to be kidding me. Next big disappointment was the "decadent" salad bar. Oh dear! What a sad looking set up it was. Nothing decadent about it and a lot of the bowls of salad were spilled on the bench. There are so many beautiful and tasty salad ideas that both of us were lost of words with the advertised "decadent" salad bar. Main meal was OK. I had the beef and my daughter had the vegetarian meal. Next comes dessert - or what was advertised as dessert. Again a sad offering. Finally, bill time. Nick brings the account and it was over $US200.00 which equated to over $AUS300.00 and the account had suggested gratuity ideas. The first one was 18% which amounted to nearly $US40.00 which would be over $AUS60.00. I don't think so. Needless to say there was no tipping as we were both very disappointed with the whole dining experience. Also, there was no NYE decor in the restaurant. BIG missed opportunity by those in the marketing department.
New Year’s Eve
Had a fabulous time we had a group of 7. The food and service was fantastic Ke Von our waiter was great very efficient . We all had a great night and will most definitely return.
This was the one of the best restaurants we have ever been too!!
We were a family of 5 with a baby they gave us a window table but only after I had to ask a manager for it; if you make a reservation she was very polite
The food was amazing! My teen son got to grill his own steak with a chef’s supervision & he loved it! No kids meals unfortunately so my little girl has the adult side portion of the mac & choose which she loved! It’s also free salad bar!
such a great experience: I highly recommend this place; I would of given it 5/5 stars but I feel the food prices were a little to high generally.
The cook your own entree venue (we’ve been here countless times as “the shorebird” and now twice as “the reef” is still a great spot for sunset dinner views on the beach, good live music and a fun evening with dinner. Jacob our server did a great job with the menu and service timing, Jacob at the butcher table provided quick service and good seasoning recommendations, Emiliano at the grill was an all-star navigating from party to party and keeping everyone’s meals on-track. We opted for more sides than we have ever gotten before and they were all great. The salad bar was adequate but not a great selection or range of offer. We will come back again.
Good seats great service good quality food
We went for dinner on Christmas. Not a good value. $80 per adult for salad bar and selection of entree and dessert. Portions on entree were very small and frankly the food was just not very good. Felt like we were fleeced. Staff were understanding and service was good.
Would of prefer to order from the menu the chicken was not good salad byways finy
Staff very friendly. Christmas dinner was disappointing. Risotto disgusting. Very expensive for what we got. We were rushed through our dining experience even though restaurant empty.
We ate dinner here on Christmas evening Dec. 25. It was a set dinner for &79.00 with 3 options ,but a Christmas turkey dinner was not one of the dinner options. Ambiance is quite good, since this establishment is an oceanfront location. In saying that, the quality of the food does not match the ambiance with it's ocean side location. The King Crab legs, (one of the dinner options) were a bit tough and tasteless. The greens in the salad bar however, were fresh and tasty. Top marks for the salad bar! The dessert options were overly sweet and we could not finish them. Overall, the meal was just OK. I simply would not come running back for another meal at the prices we paid
Definitely one of the nicest views we've experienced! Very good vibe in the open air atmosphere while still being inside. Service was excellent! We both had prime rib and the quality was excellent! The salad bar that came with the meal was nothing special but adequate. The price was as expected for a holiday meal in a nice resort hotel.
The occasion is good. But it's not tasty for eve dinner.
Wonderful local spot. Great place to bring visitors.
Service was excellent, especially Lee Ann. Food was very good. Only “negative” - I don’t dine out much but this is the first place that didn’t include a spoon with individual table settings. Coffee, miso soup, and papaya kinda need spoons.
This used to be one of our favorite places to have dinner at. We started the fish tacos. They were very good, just small. Then we had the burger. The meat was very thin in size, and over cooked. The meal comes with trip to the salad bar. This restaurant used to have the most amazing salad bar. Now under a new ownership, the salad bar was very disappointing. It does not have as many choices as it used too.
I'd go back, but not for dinner.
It’s not what it used to be higher price is less food I’ll never go back
We had nick as a server and used the pre fix menu options for thanksgiving and was beyond impressed. While walking in we were greeted by smiling faces and beautiful ocean views and we got probably the best table of the house. I felt like I was in a fairytale. The salad buffet was delicious and had so many options !! I loved the bread rolls especially the taro rolls. The steak and opah was mouth watering delicious and I am already dreaming of going back. Highly recommend for any meal!!!