Veranda - Moana Surfrider

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Afternoon Tea
A relaxing and refined experience - breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea on The Veranda is a delightful island tradition. Refresh your senses while ensconced in the elegance of classic Victorian architecture, shaded under the canopy of a historic banyan tree with the sound of ocean waves lapping aside you on the shores of Waikiki.

At Afternoon Tea, modern meets classic with sweet pastries and savory bites from our award-winning chefs and an ageless ritual of presenting our six locally crafted teas.

Complimentary valet parking is available and self-parking for four hours at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. The attire is resort casual (no tank tops, beach, athletic wear).
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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, great food, somewhat better with discount coupon

OT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

ランチにロコモコを注文。ロコモコは朝食のメニューに載っていますが、ランチに注文可能です。
結構ボリュームかあります。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect place for our honeymoon

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service.

S
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who can’t be transported to heaven on Waikiki beach but the Veranda takes you all the way there. Yes prices are crazy and portions small but what would you pay for the best seat on the shore.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and venue!Amazing view

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

雰囲気がとてもよく、席も一番海側に近い席で嬉しかったです。
ただお料理が結構焦げていて、苦くて残してしまいました。
それ以外はスタッフも気遣いが良かったし、満足です。

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

ロコモコのパテが焼きすぎで焦げていたので固くて食べられなかった。水を注ぐ前にテーブルに置かれていたグラスも口紅の跡が付いていて交換してもらった。

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IN
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are kama'aina who rarely go to Waikiki but wanted to have a lovely moment together. Tea was the perfect thing and the most outstanding part was the service. Pleasant, attentive without being intrusive. The tea service was tasty but the portions somewhat skimpy compared to tea around the world. We particularly enjoyed the savories and scones. The pastries could improve. All in all, though, a delightful afternoon moment!

KL
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My gfs and I did "afternoon" tea for 4 using travelzoo vouchers ($59 for 2 for the classic set, can use up to 2 vouchers per table). Normally it is $45/person so this was a steal! The classic set came with 5 sandwiches, 7 pastries and a choice from 6 teas.

Savory "sandwich" bites
*lobster- FAVORITE savory, with its fresh generous portions of sweet lobster and a very subtle aioli
*truffle egg- very pleasant with that soft bread, elevated with that delicate use of truffle oil
*smoked salmon - a beautiful flavorful bite, and wished there was more
*chicken salad - very tasty with beautifully soft bread and added freshness of the sliced cucumber and tomato
*miso chickpea tartlet- surprisingly tasty

Sweet bites
*peppermint choco macaron - lovely, very forward mint flavor without tasting like tooth paste, but also balanced with that strong dark choco layer, and the cookies itself were so delicate, with a soft chew.
*Stollen- softer than it looks with a surprisingly pleasant sweet holiday flavor
*Kabocha Madeleine - soft and nice pumpkin spiced flavor.
*snowflake cookie- meh. It was too hard and not memorable. But beautifully iced.
*cranberry Scone (x2) - ok, a little dry but at least saved by the lemon curd and clotted cream
*chestnut cream roll - the chestnut filling is so smooth, the cake is so soft and fluffy. It was perfectly sweet.
*tartlet - AMAZING and our FAVORITE dessert. The Bottom is buttery shortbread,filled with a marzipan, topped with a choco mousse dome dusted. Love the layers of textures that weren't overly sweet

Ambience
Enjoyed the old architecture and the veranda. Perfect setting for tea time right in the beach. The live music was SUPERB, his selection of music was on point and enhanced our experience.

Service very friendly, but slow (waited a while to order for our food, and to get the check).

Parking
Complimentary validated self-parking at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani or validated valet parking (plus tip) for up to 4 hours.

BC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was perfection! We were given one of only two oceanfront tables and the service was impeccable. Staff were very nice and the food was amazing. Highly recommend.

SR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, right by the beach. Food was excellent and service good

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my wife’s birthday during vacations in Hawaii.
it was really excellent experience.
It was wonderful time for us.
Recommended!!

HD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beats eating lunch on the beach in beautiful surroundings. Delicious finger sandwiches, good variety, specialty teas and fattening sweets. Thanks to Travelzoo I could afford a little bit of paradise pleasure.

OT
Hokkaido
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect view!

TO
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was nice to enjoy vacation at such a historical and cheerful hotel in Waikiki. It was worth to go.

ET
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so thrilled to find this place on the last day of our trip, but regretful that we didn't know about it sooner. The ambiance was wonderful. You can enjoy high tea or a casual break from the beach. Definitely coming back on our next trip!

o
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Christmas gathering

JP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall very good and it remains a place I'd take my special friends and family to. Menu has been updated since I came last time in 2018. High tea is what we order. Lucky on day of our lunch the weather
was gorgeous. It was a picture perfect day.

PC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this for a meal after the wedding. The atmosphere and staff were very good and the food was good. I'm glad I chose this shop. Thank you very much.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

よやくすると窓際の席に通され、良かった。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

波の音が聞こえる所で美味しく頂きました。
ありがとうございます。

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love there

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a special time! thanks.

P
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful and the service was wonderful. I was disappointed with the menu. A couple days previous to this we had eaten lunch in the area around the Banyan tree and it was the same menu. I suppose I was expecting something a little more varied.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

前に一度アフタヌーンティーを注文させて頂き美味しかったのでまた来店しました。
今回は混んでいたのもあり、海の近くの席ではなかったもののお店の雰囲気が大好きなので十分素敵な時間を過ごさせてもらいました。
味もアメリカンな大味ということはなく、日本人でも美味しいと感じられる繊細さがあります。
ありがとうございました。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so relaxing and what we needed. We already booked another reservation

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from beginning to end, awesome food, very reasonably priced.

LP
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Tea at the Moana is a fun thing to do, with both in and out of towners. Such a beautiful hotel which has retained most of it's charm through all these years! I have to say, however, the food was good but nothing to rave about, and very expensive for what it was. Service was topnotch, and the setting is lovely (as long as you have a table looking out at the ocean, and not at the swimming pool!

OT
Thailand
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

モアナサーフライダーのバンヤンツリーを眺める中庭に面したテラスレストランで雰囲気は良いし、ハンバーガーも美味しかった。日本人のWedding が多く、同じ時間帯だけで入れ替わり立ち替わり4組が会食していてすこし騒がしかった。

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AD
Tahoe
53 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! Lana was the perfect server. Great experience

JR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Daniel went above and beyond and treated our birthday girl with special attention and gifts and professionalism. The entire family had a great time and enjoyed the food. The view was amazing and the music in the background was just perfect. The whole first time high tea experience was excellent. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice view with nice service and foods thanks

SC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loved the ambience and the restaurant’s architecture and furnishings. It is beautiful to sit and dine while looking into the courtyard with the Banyan tree, tables are set far enough from each other that you can have a private conversation without having anyone hear you, and vice versa. The staff and service was outstanding and our meals were well prepared and delicious. We ordered the pre fixe lunch and the next day we came back for afternoon tea. Our kids’ meals were excellent as well. We will definitely come back on our next visit to Waikiki. Don’t forget to go upstairs to see the hotel’s museum for its history and photos, artifacts. Highly recommend The Veranda for everything a dining experience should be! Mahalo.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

食事、サービス、雰囲気共にとても良かったです。近くで結婚式後の家族が食事していて素敵でした。鳩が多かったのが気になりました。

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J
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed graciously by hosts and seated with a perfect ocean view. Jeremy was our server and he gave us outstanding service. The Chef catered to a gluten allergy which couldn’t have been more appreciated. I traveled from NJ and this afternoon tea was a highlight of my trip. It was perfect.

F
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was great, the view spectacular, the food was a great price for being in Waikiki, and the parking was better than expected. Parked at the PK. Ate the eggs benedict - it came with a small green salad and colored potatoes. you can order off the menu or go for the buffet. I wasn’t hungry enough for the buffet.

GH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and spectacular setting.
Service was highly attentive and outstanding.

I
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday week!

BA
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and excellent service. Always a must when I am in Aloha.