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The Moani - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

The Moani - Waikiki

4.4
4.4
276 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaiian
Our ohana had a vision to share our love for ono food, live music and hospitality with the world. In 2019, this dream became a reality when we opened Moani Island Bistro and Bar on the west side of O’ahu. With the overwhelming support from our customers, Moani’s success has exceeded our expectations. Our family is thriving, our vision is growing, and Moani is expanding. Come and be a part of the family, enjoy our genuine aloha, heart-filled cooking and island music. Join us at our second location, in the heart of Waikiki!
With love,



The Keolanui ‘Ohana

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    (808) 466-2629

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous

  • Executive chef

    Mike Leslie

  • Catering

    Catering is available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com

  • Private party facilities

    available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Kuhio Ave and Walina St.

  • Parking details

    parkin is available in the international market place and we will validate you parking ticket!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Pau Hana Spot

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Work is Pau!!! Kick back with us for $10 pupus, $8 wine, $5 drafts and wells Monday through Friday from 6 - 8 pm. The best spot in Waikiki to chillax and enjoy life. We also have Live Entertainment every night from 6 - 8 pm. Come catch a vibe with us and follow us on IG @moaniwaikiki for all our latest promotions and specials.

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What 276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for groups

  • Hawaii

    Hot spot

  • Hawaii

    Hawaiian

  • Oahu

    Good for groups

  • Oahu

    Hot spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A different type of taste. Good music. Pricey for the Waikiki one.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was pretty good but price was quite high for what it was. Live music was on the calendar but there wasn’t any….unfortunate. Service was awkward and our waitress kept making strange comments trying to be funny.
  4. MB

    MychalB

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable Thanksgiving evening dinner. Service and food were fantastic!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Friendly and attentive service. Staff was accommodating with changes to our party count. Nice selection of food items served family style. Our group was able to try a variety of selections. Use of Open Table easy to make & modify our reservations.
  6. GH

    GordonH

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The entire experience was very good. Hostess and servers very warm and welcoming. The butterfish entree is outstanding and among the best we’ve had in terms of taste, presentation, portion and creativity. Prawn appetizer was a terrific start to the meal. Drinks were on point.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kalbi and rib eye was ONO!!! Relaxing vibe with island music and excellent service! Very nice to see local restaurant in Waikiki!!
  8. K

    Kristin

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Entertainment was over, not noted on website. Hostess so slow and food fair
  9. SH

    ShalleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful just beautiful great vibe friendly service
  10. GP

    GranPaladino

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent quality food, friendly service. Not cheap, but for Hawaii not outrageous, either. Not crowded, so easy to get a table at the same time that some other well-known restaurants were full. Ambience in the restaurant itself is nothing special, but it is in an interesting shopping center that is nice to walk around in.
  11. GO

    GenelO

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    so much fun with local entertainment, food and atmosphere!
  12. d

    davidh

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable evening at the Moani, very nice atmosphere outside seating and the local food menu is very good and priced reasonably. Mai Tai was also superb! Thank you!
  13. SU

    SUKESAN

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    ハロウィンでスタッフが仮装して楽しかった。
  14. J

    Jhon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food is not worth the price. We were eating outside and there’s water dripping from the ceiling and the server didn’t even bother to change our seats after letting them know that we are getting wet.
  15. DP

    DiannaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers came to support local! There was great service, great food and live music! We will come back. Oh and my drinks was good too!
  16. HD

    HildaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always great service from our server Josh. He is the reason why we keep coming back to Moani in Waikiki. The live music and entertainment are great addition as well. However, the menu prices keep increasing a bit higher than the current inflation rates. This will definitely impact how frequent we will return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our waiter was really friendly and fast. Small menu but food was good.....the 16oz ribeye was delicious! Indoor seating looked a bit cramped and loud since live music was playing from the inside so outdoor seating was a good choice, it was nice and breezy and you can hear everyone at your table. Just an fyi, they wont let any more people in after 830pm even though they are a part of your reservation. Last call for food is 830pm.....the wait staff goes through a transition and start getting the restaurant ready for their club/bar scene.
  18. M

    Morrison

    Sacramento

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant. Great food and service. There are also performances by musicians and Hawaiian dancers in the early evening. Very well done!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Unbelievable poor experience. We got there 640pm servers talking to each other instead of servicing tables. Bartenders need more training on what a dirty martini is. 0 olive juice in the martini - servers very inexperienced, place is in a shopping mall should have known better
  20. NS

    NoriS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and interesting cuisine at a reasonable price. Nice ambience, seating outside.
  21. PN

    PaulN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, service and music!!! I highly recommend this place!
  22. k

    kazu

    Tokyo

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    ハッピーアワーだとお得だけど、通常だと少し高いと思う
  23. AR

    AndreaR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Drinksa nd food were exquisite. Service was exceptional.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was okay with tiny portions, music was entertaining, servers where attentive. Tab was pretty steep.
  25. TM

    TinaM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    As far as the food goes, the taste was there. However, when they brought our Guava Beer Can Chicken, it was cold. We notified our waitress, and luckily, you can see the chef's or line cook's reaction, and it was not pleasant. We advised our waitress to cancel the order all together, based on his reaction to us just wanting our food to be hot. He became even angrier. We paid for what we also ordered, which was the Crab Cesaer salad, which, by the way, was delicious! I would say, just make sure to let your waitress know ahead of time that you prefer your food streaming hot and you will have a great experience. We just decided not to patronize there based on attitude from the kitchen.
  26. SS

    StephenS

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and delicious. Local flavors and fun. Service from Sierra was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Definitely go any day of the week but mondays is the best day to go, they have live music and performances by na maka halau. Shannon Scott was there doing mc duties and was super hilarious. The food and drinks were good but the entertainment made it so much better.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good all the way and the fish was off the planet.
  29. S

    Shar

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kayla our server and Staff was AWESOME. Very attendants friendly. Made us feel like family
  30. k

    kamc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was marginal and way over priced. Music was way too loud!!! Wouldn't go there again!!!
  31. a

    alexisn

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st timers. Great ambiance, still had the local feel even though it’s located in the heart of Waikiki. Excellent service- staff was very attentive and took away used dishes immediately. Drinks were refilled constantly. Good food- we had Madame Pele prawns, calamari and the poke nachos. Good size portions, we each had about 2 servings per plate. There was 4 of us. Dinner-the locomoco, winnahs! It’s served with a mushroom risotto Rib eye is on point and the braised pork shank perfectly seasoned and tender.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and a nice atmosphere! There was a band playing as well. The mule was one of the best ones I’ve ever had! Our food came quickly and was delicious!
  33. R

    Rosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was Great! And the customer service was awesome! Always on us helping with everything
  34. MT

    MauiT

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous happy hour food and service! We love the music that was being played and look forward to coming back for live performances.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were 15 minutes late and the restaurant canceled the reservation but luckily they had another table available. Make sure you get there on time. Staff and the Live music was great and food was excellent.
  36. K

    Kuuleinani

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dinner and live music at Moaniʻs Waikiki. Da food is ʻono and drinks too. Good to find local music in Waikiki. Mahalo Moaniʻs!!
  37. DR

    DaveR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent. But service was poor. Waitress showed up early and late in our meal only leaving us without drink refills. Also forgot part of our order. Food is also overpriced even for Waikiki.
  38. BJ

    BethanyJ

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Moani was great! The pork belly skewers, loco moco, and braised pork shank were all amazing! The mai tais were the best we had during our entire time in Honolulu. Inside seating was very noisy, so we sat out on the balcony. We had a great time, overall!
  39. EA

    EricaA

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good was fantastic, service impeccable! Joshua and Noah were so warm and efficient! Love the live Hawaiian music, great to see locals back in Waikiki ❤️❤️❤️
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    After a long flight we decided to go here. Great choice! Enjoyed the food, music and service. Would definitely visit again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Moani - Waikiki is rated 4.4 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Moani - Waikiki

2330 Kalakaua Ave 312, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kuhio Ave and Walina St.

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Hawaiian, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    parkin is available in the international market place and we will validate you parking ticket!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous

  • Executive chef

    Mike Leslie

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 466-2629

  • Catering

    Catering is available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com

  • Private party facilities

    available for private events please email Isczymanski@themoanihawaii.com

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