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Veranda - Moana Surfrider, Honolulu, HI

Veranda - Moana Surfrider

4.8
4.8
579 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Our renowned Victorian tradition of “Afternoon Tea” under the historic banyan tree invites guests to indulge in a variety of tropical tea blends accompanied by a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, scones and delicate pastries.

Please Note we are a cashless restaurant. We only accept credit cards or room charges as form of payment.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 921-4600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Watanabe

  • Private party facilities

    From gala bashes to intimate affairs, beachhouse at the moana specializes in making your group event a memorable experience.For more information on planning an event of 12 or more, please call Justin Shaw at 808-294-2478 or email Justin.Shaw@westin.comhttps://www.beachhousewaikiki.com/

  • Private party contact

    Masako McCarter: (808) 924-4778 ext. 4778

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Free valet parking for 4 hours, OR self parking at Princess Kaiulani

  • Parking details

    Valet at the Porte Cochere of the Moana Surfrider, and self parking for up to four hours at our sister hotel, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.

  • Entertainment

    Diners are serenaded by the local performers, on stage under the magnificent banyan tree.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Best Overall

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    Best Overall

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  1. PC

    PassionC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and our waiter super friendly. Will return again
  2. SP

    SabrinaP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! I'd recommend this place to my friends and family unreservedly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, waiters were very attentive and polite. Everyone was able to explain the dishes and tea selections in great detail. The crab soup was amazing! Ended the meal with a pineapple sorbet that cleansed the palate. The tea infused mimosa flight was delicious and highlighted the tea selections that they offer in a unique way. Overall a great tea experience.
  4. EC

    EdithC

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to be with friends and enjoy the beautiful setting wonderful food and great service. This is one of my favorite places on all the islands
  5. MM

    MaliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I use to work as a lei greeter at the Moana hotel and then moved to the front desk when the hotel did away with the greeters. I never went to high tea when I worked there. It was such a lovely experience. It's a bit pricey but we'll worth it. I'm obsessed with the coconut tea. Mahalo nui.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our party of 4 ordered a mix from the tea selectiin. While our tea sandwiches were just alright and not very imaginative (ham and cheese, salmon, shrimp with dill and shrimp but none with much filling), one guest loved his hamburger and onion rings. The rose was festive, and mini scones with lilikoi butter a treat. The pumpkin cup and macaron were alright but could have been better. I think the humidity made them a bit soggy. But you cannot beat the view!! Plus our servers were attentive without bei g obtrusive. A lovely afternoon treat!
  7. EN

    ElisabethN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The food was good. But, the heat & humidity was almost unbearable. Unfortunately, it really affected my comfort, and I just wanted to leave. Years ago (30 yrs) when we went to Tea on the Veranda, there were lots of ceiling fans, which seemed to have made a difference. I’m not sure why they were removed.
  8. E

    Erich505

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was our third time at tea on the Veranda, and it was my favorite. Everyone made a fuss over my wife's birthday. Carlo was a fantastic server: friendly, kind, gracious and on-the-spot professional. The Duke was a great option for a fella and the First Lady was lovely for my wife. Prices were fine for what was delivered. There were some homeless folks drinking beers immediately under our seats at the edge of the veranda near where a stairwell descended from the beach into the Moana Surfrider - I'm surprised the hotel didn't move them along to another spot.
  9. LW

    LWparty

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    everything is awesome except the waiting to be seated time after checking in.
  10. MM

    MoanaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so friendly and very helpful. I am so sorry that you guys had to deal with some karens. Thankyou guys for giving me a great first time experiences . Definitely will be coming back soon !
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 2nd time at the Veranda afternoon tea. Atmosphere is stunning and the food always so delicious. Veranda provide the best top notch services. We leave there feeling amazing. Thank you for a great experience- Carol from LA.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The perfect spot for a leisurely tea/lunch. Such a view from the veranda! The choices of tea and mixes of sweet and savory bites were such treats. While a bit pricey, this tea service is worth the splurge!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We ate several times on the veranda during our stay at the Moana Surfrider. Overall, we enjoyed it. Food was good, service was excellent. They try very hard to accommodate dietary restrictions. A little pricey, but we would expect that from a resort restaurant. Afternoon tea was delightful.
  14. RK

    RoseK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for giving us the nice table by the beach for my VIP client. It was exquisite. Mahalo.
  15. EQ

    EdgarQ

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was friendly and did a great job. By end of Tea, the sun was shining on our backs.
  16. L

    Lindsaym

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no other experience on the island quite like a
  17. t

    tttt

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOWOWOW, I've been to many afternoon teas before but this one is a new fave! Their attention to detail, service, and quality was truly exceptional. We were celebrating my mothers' birthday and they added it onto the printed menu which was a great touch! We both opted for the Royal Tea and everything was delicious. Aki was amazing and even gave us the option to taste our teas from the tea-infused mimosas before choosing our final teas, which was awesome! We even got those same teas in our gift bags later, which was a wonderful touch. Charles was also attentive and struck the perfect balance of making sure our water and teapots were topped off. We loved the sandwiches and the scones but were too full to finish it all so we had to get some to go and they were just as wonderful the day after. Aki also presented my mother with some jellies as a birthday gift, which was a really nice touch. Overall, a very memorable and wonderful afternoon tea that we will think of fondly for years to come. Thank you to Aki and Charles for a wonderful afternoon tea!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was perfectly located right on the veranda where we got ocean breezes and a little A/C from the dining room. The teas were actually the star of the show - we did the POG and Early Grey Cremé and enjoyed them both! The execution on the pastries was a little better than the sandwiches, but I prefer sweets so ymmv. A delicious experience all around.
  19. K

    Kaykay

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very beautiful birthday tea! Our server was excellent and the ambience on the veranda was fantastic.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and view
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Beautiful historic high-tea service with the most delicious sandwiches & sweet bites. Highly recommend experience for a relaxing lunch or special occasion.
  22. L

    Lianna

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    If your looking for an experience the the veranda is where you’ll achieve it. It’s pricey for kamaainas but we enjoyed the experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely experience! Definitely not to be missed. It was perfect!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alumni event.
  25. JS

    JanSu

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea was everything you would expect. Outstanding service, wonderful food, a nice selection of teas, and even a lovely parting gift. The finger sandwiches were exquisite and the mimosa flight and sweet desserts delightful. A memorable and delicious experience.
  26. D

    Danelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE HAD THE HIGH TEA ON THE VERANDA AT THE MOANA SURFRIDER. THIS WAS AN AMAZING SETTING WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS. WE FELT LIKE ROYALTY. THE STAFF WERE ALL SO VERY ATTENTIVE AND THE FOOD WAS BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED ! WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION
  27. m

    mariemarie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    14時からスタートでしたが、30分くらいしたらレディーズ、テイクアウトにするねって箱に詰められて退店を促された。 え?もういちゃダメなの?って感じ。 アフターヌーンティーなのに早めの時間の予約をオススメします。
  28. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to High Tea for our anniversary and it was everything we hoped for with regard to setting, food, and tea. The grand dame did not disappoint.
  29. t

    tutdoy

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AfternoonTea was Memorable. Receptionist, Server, Server Assistant and Manager were Friendly, Courteous and Helpful. The Moana Classic Tea were a perfect choice for us and Delicious. My opinion the Moana Surfrider Veranda has the Best Afternoon Tea in Waikiki.
  30. KH

    KimH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic view, service and food. The tea was spectacular and on its was back to Australia.
  31. N

    November

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have enjoyed all the "tea venues" in Honolulu. High Tea at the Moana is the BEST. The ambience and service are superb. I DO miss the white gloves and my fave server, Koji.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience.
  33. AP

    AngelaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a better experience. The food and tea was spectacular. The view was unbeatable. The service was excellent. It was a highlight of our trip to have afternoon tea here. I cannot wait to come back.
  34. N

    Naoyama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Baby friendly. The tea is also perfect.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    It was great but I don’t think that the price of the food was worth it
  36. VH

    ViolaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was terrible. I felt like an imposition when I asked for a small change to the menu ( I’m vegetarian but not vegan) There was a tiny amount of food but in the end we left the little there was because it tasted terrible. The worst afternoon tea of my life and I had quite a few in my life! The only redeeming factor is the beautiful tree and the nice ambience ( but not that nice to justify everything!!!)
  37. GP

    GraceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HiTea at the Veranda was FANTASTIC!! We were seated at a nice corner table facing the beach enjoying “The First Lady” tea set… such a treat! Food was great and ambiance was so relaxing. If you have time walk around the hotel lobby area & 2nd floor to check out the historical artifacts and history of hotel.
  38. R

    Roni

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation through open table and the establishment did a wonderful job of accommodating my requests. We enjoyed high tea at with a beautiful view and wonderful service! I highly recommend it and would return again.
  39. C

    Coops

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the relaxed feel of this place. Good times with great company. Our server Darren was great and the omiyage bags were so cute!
  40. CS

    ChassidyS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue with outstanding service. Had so much fun relaxing with some tea and yummy food. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Veranda - Moana Surfrider offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 921-4600.

Veranda - Moana Surfrider is rated 4.8 stars by 579 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 25 times today
Google Map for Veranda - Moana Surfrider

2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Free valet parking for 4 hours, OR self parking at Princess Kaiulani

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet at the Porte Cochere of the Moana Surfrider, and self parking for up to four hours at our sister hotel, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Watanabe

  • Entertainment

    Diners are serenaded by the local performers, on stage under the magnificent banyan tree.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 921-4600

  • Private party facilities

    From gala bashes to intimate affairs, beachhouse at the moana specializes in making your group event a memorable experience.For more information on planning an event of 12 or more, please call Justin Shaw at 808-294-2478 or email Justin.Shaw@westin.comhttps://www.beachhousewaikiki.com/

  • Private party contact

    Masako McCarter: (808) 924-4778 ext. 4778

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