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Mud Hen Water

4.8
4.8
1100 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A Hawaiian Sense of Plate

We are in compliance with Honolulu's Safe Access Hawaii Covid-19 protocol. https://www.oneoahu.org/safe-access-oahu

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 737-6000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ed Kenney & Alika Chung (CDC)

  • Private party facilities

    Our adjacent sandwich shoppe, Kaimuki Superette, is closed in the evenings and can accommodate private cocktail/dinner parties of up to 35 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue

  • Parking details

    and ample street parking if the lot is full

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,100 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Best Value

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Best Value

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

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  1. SF

    SteveF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in a chill atmosphere. Service was great!
  2. K

    Krissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. We enjoyed every dish. Server was nice but very inexperienced. Need more training. Would still recommend this place to others.
  3. LL

    LizL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot sort of tucked away from the business of waikiki
  4. f

    feedmeseymour

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the chicken croquette and lotus root dishes! Service was great too!
  5. HG

    HenryG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local Farm to Table prepared in a unique and flavorful way. Best meal we've had in Honolulu. A must visit if you are coming to Honolulu.
  6. K

    Krick

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The hostess was not welcoming at all. Kept us waiting when there was no apparent reason for delay. This hostess never smiled or said anything like “ welcome”. After being seated at the bar everything changed. Great service, tasty , well made drinks and really terrific food.
  7. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Xenia did an amazing job; talented server, always knew what and when to be with us. They made the entire experience worth it. Was attentive but not overwhelming, professional, and informative. Could not ask for a better experience. Food was amazing as expected, drinks were good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great vegan options.
  9. F

    Fooddude

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Must stop dining spot. Beautiful and inspiring twist on traditional food. Love the sharing plates so you can taste deeper into the menu. Octopus sandwich …brilliant! Lobster roll Hawai’i style.
  10. AA

    AndreA

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and super friendly staff, the squid sandwich was ok, not great, the bread was dry…but the hand cut pasta was 5 stars, so was the beet poke!
  11. l

    lulu

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    be adventurous and dine here! creative and mixed ethnicities of food in Hawaii. Chinese, Hawaiian, Filipino, Thai, Japanese, Italian to name a few. go for the food and fun, have a great time!
  12. AE

    AaronE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, went with the Family Style (F/S) menu option and it was awesome! Had to double down on the clams and bread, soooo good!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our table was in direct sun, no shade. Asked to move and they were unable to accommodate. In discussing alternate brunch locations, accommodations were made. Thanks for making it right, now go buy more umbrellas…. Will be back for the carbonara and bread.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous place for deliciously different dining! We were seated immediately (be sure to have a reservation—they were turning away those without one) upon arrival at a cozy table for two. We ordered both specials—a refreshing watermelon gazpacho and a thin-sliced beef with onions, radish, sweet shoyu, and barbecue ulu chips. Both were outstanding. We moved on to the beet poke—a must if you’re a poke fan—and the most amazing peanut tofu. Finally, we very much enjoyed the sausage and clams with a side of bread for dipping. Of course, we had to try the brownie with Mac nut brittle (OMG so good!) and sesame gelato. I also very much enjoyed the Keep it Chaimuki. Service was friendly and helpful for making suggestions/offering explanations. We had a lovely meal for about $100 for two, which is quite reasonable for the quality and creativity. We’ll be back.
  15. D

    Denny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recently in Hawaii and had made reservations for fete because they are a james Beard award winner and the experience there did not even compare to Mud Hen and Water! Everything from the hostess to the server to the food was Top shelf. My wife is a professional Chef and she feels the same, she knows all aspects of the business. Just a perfect experience !
  16. SV

    SVfromCA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite meal in Hawaii. An amazing experience. Unique and delicious dishes. A little bit pricey but well worth it for a date night or group event.
  17. TS

    TimS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    great local farm to table restaurant. good menu selection that changes with seasonal offerings along with some consistent offerings. parking can be a challenge but not a hindrance.
  18. O

    Opentabler

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative, creative menu which highlighted local cuisine. Clearly, a great deal of technique and thought went into presentation and ingredients!!!
  19. h

    hulu

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mud Hen Water is the best restaurant in Hawai’i - full stop.
  20. PO

    PatrickO

    Hawaii

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good but I miss the fish sandwich! :) We will be back.
  21. E

    Edna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Every dish balanced and flavourful! Pity we don’t live here as it is a place I’d love to eat again at!
  22. DL

    DanielleL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The beet poke was out of this world. Our server said they roast the beets with some citrus peel which infuses a nice flavor into the beets, and it really did. Also liked the turnip cake. Nice blend of the smoothness of the cake portion with the crunch of the vegetables and meat. Also the smokiness of the meat worked well with the other flavors in the dish
  23. OI

    OIperez

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eccentric menu, very good service. Place was very clean and staff friendly. We tried many items from the Sunday brunch menu and had drinks. The hash and pancakes were our fav. The sour dough bread was very fresh and tasty. Will visit again.
  24. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mud Hen Water is a unique place for Sunday brunch! The food was delicious and made with quality, farm-fresh ingredients. The service was friendly and the atmosphere clear & clean!
  25. BL

    BLTRC

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming spot with delicious and creative dishes featuring local produce. An excellent restaurant!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere- exceptional local dishes and solid drink menu
  27. SO

    SigneO

    Portland

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing in every way. The food is so creative and delicious. The service was perfect, the food came out fast. Our server was absolutely delightful and very knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients.
  28. HD

    HondDearBearDrawing2020

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. We (four of us) ordered "family Style" which was a way to taste many different dishes. Overall, it was good. It was getting a bit louder toward the end but wasn't too bad.
  29. A

    Aussie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu suggestions were spot on for first time visitors to Hawaii. Great to see local produce prepared so inventively. Highly recommend several visits to sample the whole menu:)
  30. CC

    CherylC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carbonara was lemony and delicious topped with the freshest veggies. Tofu was creamy and like no other tofu I’ve ever had. Fish sandwich was delicious like a beer batter with tartar. Overall really fantastic
  31. CC

    CindyC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  32. HI

    foodieinHI

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was salty and was not as good as before.. I had dinner twice here before with my big group of friends (both were my friends’ choice) so this time I went there for my birthday with other group and food was not as good as before.. and the male server was kinda very indifferent and not friendly at all which is fine bcuz other servers were nice enough. I think it’s over priced if the food and service is going to be like today. I’d rather go to Fête if you are looking for similar concept and food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, causal, delicious
  34. KC

    KimCoco

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had enough friends at our table to share lots of different plates. They made my friends birthday super special. Definitely a fine dining experience but low key ambiance and prices.
  35. TG

    TheGaloppingGormond2022

    Hawaii

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local+Innovative+Authentic - I love this place. Service is attentive and yet very chill. Cocktails legit. Plus dog friendly! Too bad they stopped doing Brunch...
  36. AW

    AmyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! We loved our dinner here and will definitely be back.
  37. NH

    NeilH

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal with great service! Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Oahu.
  38. TC

    TatianaC

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everywhere I travel, I tell people about this place. The food is unique, tasty, a true culinary experience. The spices, recipes, the palate of tastes combined in each dish make it every single time a meal to remember.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not our first visit to Mud Hen Water and as we have come to expect, the experience was lovely. We enjoy our spot at the bar and will continue to patron for the delish food, tailored wine menu and excellent service!
  40. AM

    AntoinetteM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent, always good and the menu changes so there's always something new to try.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mud Hen Water using the Order Online button. Mud Hen Water also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 737-6000.

Mud Hen Water is rated 4.8 stars by 1100 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mud Hen Water

3452 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Weekday Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    and ample street parking if the lot is full

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ed Kenney & Alika Chung (CDC)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 737-6000

  • Private party facilities

    Our adjacent sandwich shoppe, Kaimuki Superette, is closed in the evenings and can accommodate private cocktail/dinner parties of up to 35 guests.

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