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Veranda - Moana Surfrider, Honolulu, HI

Veranda - Moana Surfrider

4.8
4.8
948 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.
We kindly ask to refrain from balloon decorations to ensure the views for others are respected. Guests are welcome to bring their own cake/dessert for an additional fee of $7 per person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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 Naehuokala Meyer at 808-341-5709 or email Naehuokala.Meyer@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

Experiences

  • Butterfly Tea Time

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bring your keiki and join the Moana Surfrider and Paradise Monarchs for our Butterfly Tea Time at the Veranda. Featuring an interactive butterfly dome experience, live chrysalis boxes and a butterfly release. Butterfly Keiki Tea Set (chrysalis box, milkshake, butterfly wings, goodie bag, keiki sandwiches and sweet offerings) $75 Keiki Tea Set (keiki sandwiches and sweet offerings) $35 Moana Classic Tea (finger sandwiches, sweet offerings, tropical sorbet) $75 The Duke (surfrider burger, sweet offerings, tropical sorbet) $79 The First Lady (classic tea set, sparkling rose, berries and yogurt, souvenir fan) $96 Royal Tea (classic tea set, tea infused mimosa flight, berries and yogurt, omiyage gift bag) $135 Vegan & Gluten Free Tea $75
    Butterfly Tea Time Photo

What 948 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Best Ambiance

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

948 Reviews
  1. VivianR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a real English experience. The food was very tasty, beautifully presented, and our waiter was wonderful.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely the best experience in my life. The tea and food are great and service is wonderful. It was celebration of our daughter and friend graduation and they very much enjoyed the afternoon tea. We look forward to coming back soon

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  3. RobinF

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience is fun. The view is fantastic. Good was average and my napkin had lipstick all over it which started off the whole vibe with the feeling nothing was clean. I live across the street and am at the hotel a lot and love it so chalking it all up to a less than great day. Would try it again. The service was great. Daniel took great care of us.

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  4. CraigP

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon Tea was a very upscale and an enjoyable experience. If you want a high class experience, we strongly suggest it. It is pricey, so plan on spending $75+ dollars per person.

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  5. BerneeB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time for us and worth it! Excellent service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went last year, was so charmed and impressed with the staff, service and delicious quality of the tea that I came back, booked all three days there! The ambiance of beautiful ocean waves and the concert of birds above a majestic banyan was a wonderful pairing with food that was fresh, tasty and pleasing to the eye. I’ve been to afternoon tea from Italy to UK and across mainland USA and this place sits up in my top five with Claridges. I was impressed. And I will be definitely going back!

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  7. TerrieN

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at the end of the veranda and had a beautiful view of the ocean and beach. The tropical teas were amazing as was the curry chicken sandwich and the black sesame and milk chocolate macaron. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful taste of the peach tea infused mimosa. It’s an experience everyone should have at least once.

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  8. KatrinaF

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is about a 40% price increase from when I last visited The Veranda for High Tea (2022), but I still think it’s totally worth it, for the location, service, ambiance and delightful tea service with delicious finger sandwiches and sweet goodies. I visit each year I’m in Honolulu.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Darren was excellent. It was a beautifully memorable experience. We will definitely be back soon

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time in Hawaii, and it was the most wonderful memory. I have always loved having afternoon tea, and being able to have afternoon tea while looking at the beautiful ocean in Hawaii was a lifelong memory. The food was so delicious that I wanted a second helping. The service was fulfilling, such as explaining the tea dishes and taking commemorative photos. I definitely want to visit again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a wonderful time! The food and teas were delicious! The butterflies were a great experience as well.

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  12. MK190

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding per usual! This is one of our favorite places to go in Waikiki, because the quality of food and the quality of service just can’t be beat! Carlo was amazing by the way, and took care of my kiddo and me for a little Galentine’s tea out. it can be hard with a young child, but he made sure we were good! 

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  13. Lesley

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best afternoon tea on Oahu! Delicious sandwiches, desserts and teas with the ambiance of old Hawaii while hearing the soft sounds of the ocean in the distance. If you’re a Hawaii resident, they offer a Kamaaina discount. A must try!!!

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  14. JoAnn

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were scheduled at 11:30 am and waited in line for 12 minutes to be seated. The sandwiches were not made on the same day. They came cold. Croissants were not crunchy at all. The patisseries were good for a 3-star hotel. The water tasted awful. If you know how good fresh food tastes like, it is definitely an experience not worth the money. There are many cute local patisseries in the area with higher quality stuff. Our waiter was very kind and professional. And the tea was good.

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  15. BrettP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and great tasting food with a lovely view

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  16. BRENDAM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Veranda is reliable for a wonderful dining experience. We have visited many times over the years. Hard to beat old world charm in beautiful historical hotel. On our most recent visit, Carlos (I believe) gave us exceptional service and took care of our every need. We both felt super special. Carlos was attentive with a lovely warm personality…just the right amount of attentiveness. The setting is beautiful open air, under shelter upper deck with partial view of the ocean overlooking the lush courtyard and pool area. So relaxing.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overrated. Sandwiches are all dry and weird tasting, not worth it

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  18. CindyU

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Staff was very accommodating and service was outstanding!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love tea at the Surfrider. It’s all about the experience. Just being there is fantastic. Tea selection is great. My server Daniel was so amazing. The food was just okay. My daughter I and joked that “you come for the experience, not the food” and it’s true. Scones and egg sandwiches were the best parts of the food.

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  20. Unmani

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful Afternoon High Tea on the verenda with a feeling of yesterday in a beautiful setting in a well maintained colonial setting. Loved that they provided Gluten Free Options as well with the pastries--just not for the sandwiches due to taste. Enjoyed the music on the veranda as well. Parking was free for 4 hours with validation.

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  21. Kawena

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my 2 favorite iconic Waikiki spots that harken to a simpler time. Beautiful, elegant surroundings, impecable service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy place to have tea, with an amazing view of ocean and banyan tree.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best afternoon tea I have attended. The tea was outstanding, the pastries and sandwiches were ONO, and the staff so kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommend as it not often that you get to have tea in historic location, Oceanside with fresh Hawaiian flavors.

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  24. MujSteve

    Hawaii

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and the food quality is very good. Perfect for special celebrations!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent. I will return again.

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  26. JayBee

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to take my mother-in-law out for a special experience and high tea service at the Veranda did not disappoint at all! Staff was wonderfully attentive every step of the way from Jody helping us get an earlier seating over the phone, to the warm welcome at the host stand and the impeccable wait service from Kyle and Charles. All of us in our party ordered the Moana Classic Tea and every tier of that service was delicious. My husband could not stop raving about the sandwiches and his favorite sweet, their mini roll cake with haupia cream. Thank you again to the Veranda staff for a wonderful afternoon out!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon Tea is such a fun experience! Brought my 5 year old with us and she enjoyed everything from the sandwiches to her tea “guava juice!” I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of The Veranda and will definitely be back!

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  28. RiseM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such a beautiful experience. great variety of teas with a local twist. all the food was delicious and way more filling than i was anticipating! would definitely go again.

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  29. ErinL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view, ambiance, food, afternoon tea and butterfly release experience was absolutely spectacular. One of the best that we had The pleasure of enjoying.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my daughter to the butterfly high tea experience. We had an amazing time! Highly recommend 10 outa 10

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  31. Kerry

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pastime. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience with the afternoon tea. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and charismatic. The food was amazing. I loved trying all the finger sandwiches and desserts. The tea was great. I did the Royal Tea and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I would recommend to anyone looking for something special to do on vacation. I booked way in advance. I read it books quickly.

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  33. FrankC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive but great views excellent food and service

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  34. EmmaR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting looking out on Waikiki beach for afternoon tea, with very tasty sandwiches and sweet options. They were also very accommodating to my mother and placed us where we could easily store and access her walker. Be sure to make your reservation early as its very popular.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot for afternoon tea. The service was outstanding.

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  36. PAfoodie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings on Fridays and weekends. The service is friendly and efficient and the Hawaiian spin on afternoon tea is delicious. Added bonus is free validated parking for four hours.

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  37. jkat

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply magical! The experience is what being in the historical Moana Surfrider complex and in Hawaii, is all about: the rustling of the palm trees, the sea breeze, the lull of the waves, and of course, the impeccably presented cuisine!

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  38. RoxanneB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience! More than hoped for! Our server, Daniel, was attentive & extremely personable. Will be back again!

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  39. NYVeg123

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious teas, sandwiches and sweets!

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  40. JulieL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High tea at the Moana Veranda was lovely. Our waiter was awesome and we could not have had a better experience. Until we went to get our car from valet. It took them half an hour, several times all the cars cleared out, then people who came after us were getting their cars. When I went to the booth I was met with indifference, no eye contact, and very little in the way of an apology. It felt like the whole valet booth was trying to ignore us. I am usually patient and understanding of situations but this really spoiled our lovely afternoon.

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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 948 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
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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 Naehuokala Meyer at 808-341-5709 or email Naehuokala.Meyer@westin.comhttps://www.beachhousewaikiki.com/
  • Private party contact
    Masako McCarter: (808) 924-4778 ext. 4778
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