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The Veranda - The Veranda at the Kahala Resort, Honolulu, HI

The Veranda at the Kahala Resort

4.6
4.6
490 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lounge
Overlooking the beach, with a stunning contemporary alfresco area, The Veranda is Honolulu’s living room of the stars with live music, handcrafted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy caviar service for two, a dinner menu curated by Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami and wines by the glass from top vintners while you unwind beneath the iconic chandelier or amid the twilight ocean view on the lanai.

Live Music Thursdays - Saturdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sat 2:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 739-8760

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Mizukami

  • Private party facilities

    Buy outs of The Veranda are possible, please inquire with our Catering Department.

  • Private party contact

    catering@kahalaresort.com: (808) 739-8888

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Kahala Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Each night the ambience changes as our live jazz group or pianist takes to the stage and The Veranda's intimate dance floor becomes a popular choice for a sophisticated evening.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Kahala Afternoon Tea

    $80.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 5 - Oct 29, 2022
    The Kahala’s new tea menu features pure teas, as well as exclusive blends made from high quality organic, sustainable local ingredients. Tea service also includes Savory Sandwiches and Sweets Treats created by The Kahala’s executive chef Jonathan Mizukami. We are happy to accommodate pescatarian and vegetarian options with 72 hour’s notice. Unfortunately due to the style of offerings, we are not able to accommodate vegan, gluten free, or dairy free items. CREDIT CARD REQUIRED Afternoon Tea requires a credit card to secure this reservation. No-shows or cancellations less than 48 hours in advance will be subject to a charge of $65 per person. *Menu is subject to change at any time due to seasonality and availability of fresh ingredients.

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What 490 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MS

    MujSteve

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Veranda was very warm for drinking hot tea due to no a/c so I would’ve wished the area where they served tea was air conditioned. The food and service were excellent!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded 2 days agoWe appreciate you joining us. Such is the vagaries of an open air environment. Mahalo!

  2. a

    aik0nic

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Veranda is a beautiful setting for an evening out with live music, excellent dishes, and attentive service. For live music Johnny Vaentine is Hawaii's best kept secret. Les provides the best service.
  3. LF

    LindseyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tea.. came with all sorts of delicious sandwiches, scones and desserts. Yea was aromatic and tasted amazing.. ambiance was relaxed and refined. 10/10 would do this again. You also get to see dolphins outside when you are done.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded 2 days agoDelighted you had a great experience, Lindsey! Mahalo.

  4. HN

    2HNLguys

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to The Veranda for drinks before having dinner at the hotel's other venue, Hoku's. We opted for drinks outside on their veranda which offered a lovely view of the beach and ocean. The drinks were excellent and our server, Milena, was outstanding - both professional and very friendly. There were four in our group and each of us received a small dish of mixed nuts with our first round of drinks. We could not have asked for a nicer time to start our evening which was a celebration of my birthday.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded 2 days agoSo pleased to hear! Glad we helped make your birthday special! Mahalo for sharing.

  5. w

    wcsr

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Having a full blown photo session at the table right next to us was very distracting and took away from the overall ambience. That Japanese magazine photo shoot should have been done privately and should not have been allowed to take away from our very expensive high tea time! Somewhat of a ridiculous experience instead of an elegant experience!!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 25, 2022Aloha! Appreciate your feedback and we will share with our team to ensure future guests are not interrupted. Mahalo for joining us and bringing to our attention!

  6. RF

    RFer

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality shareable dishes, friendly service and incredible ambiance. Come here often.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 25, 2022We appreciate your continued patronage! Mahalo nui loa!

  7. KD

    KathyD

    Hawaii

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Fabulous ! The weather was perfect to sit outside, nice ocean breeze… the food was delicious, fresh, perfectly cooked… our waitress was phenomenal… I particularly loved the Venison Tartare, it was absolutely divine The cheese & charcuterie plate was very good, generous serving, I also enjoyed the Tako Sargo. My husband loved the Brussels Sprouts & had the steak frites The warm chocolate coulant was a nice end to a perfect meal… it was our first time here & won’t be our last, we can’t wait to go back again

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 25, 2022Aloha, Kathy! We appreciate you joining us and sharing your experience!

  8. P

    Patricia

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ve had high tea all over the world this was for sure my favorite ! Awesome in every way! Highly recommend!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 23, 2022So appreciative of the kind words, Patricia! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Mahalo!

  9. MY

    MaryY

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were greeted as soon as we arrived at the Veranda, given a choice where we wanted to sit. Explanation of the various teas were provided with favorites. The tea and food were served quickly with recommendation to wait a few minutes before pouring our tea. The staff was attentive but not hovering. The food was decent but I’ve had better. We were there to celebrate a birthday and when mentioned, the birthday person received a beautiful rainbow cake. We had minimized our dining out experience during Covid so enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Spent over 2 hours delighting in the beautiful venue.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 23, 2022Mahalo for joining us and sharing your visit, Mary!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a such a pleasurable experience enjoying an afternoon tea service at the veranda. It was such a thoughtful set up with a nice variety of finger foods: scones, sandwiches, and sweets. It is one of the pricer tea menus available, but i don't mind the price. I would gladly go again.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 23, 2022Aloha! So pleased you had a grand experience at The Veranda! Mahalo.

  11. BY

    BrittY

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea was such a fun treat!! Highly recommend!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 23, 2022Mahalo for sharing your visit, Britt!

  12. A

    Auroras

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lot of fun!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 5, 2022Mahalo! Pleased you enjoyed!

  13. TA

    TheAznTiger

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Afternoon tea at the Kahala was a delightful experience! The presentation was beautiful and the sweet and savory treats were very much enjoyed! A great selection of teas made it difficult to decide but my choice of the Hukilau was the perfect choice. Service was wonderful and attentive and special recognition goes to Constavilla (server) and Bae Won (manager) for their warm hospitality! We will definitely be back! Warmly, Mr. K and Mr. L
  14. S

    Stanford1

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I finally tried the high tea at The Veranda. It was excellent. The service was very good. I think my favorite was the chicken salad sandwich of the savories. All of them were excellent and we ate them all. The scones were really great and so were the desserts. We were so full we could not eat all the desserts and had to take them to go. It was really a fun experience and if you’re into high teai, you’ll enjoy it.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 5, 2022Mahalo for joining us and sharing your visit!

  15. C

    Caro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Leslie and young assistant were excellent and very attentive. Leslie shared information about Kahala and menu that was very interesting and made our experience very memorable. Will definitely come back again.
  16. TE

    TEllaH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    High priced because it’s a high end hotel but the service was horrible. Loved this place but not coming back again.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 5, 2022Aloha! Distressing to hear. We are known for our personal attention, so very disappointing that somehow we missed that opportunity with you. We hope you will come back and give us another chance to wow you.

  17. RS

    RainbowSteph

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High Tea is a treat anytime, but you can't equate the luxe experience to 'value'. That said, the service was SUPERB, I even left with a doggie bag for my room and I hope they sell the delicious pineapple coconut jam and lillikoi lemon curd. Oh and when I exalted the curry chicken salad sandwich, they found me a couple of extra! All the pastries were bites from heaven! Kudos to Chef!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Aloha! We were delighted to serve you and pleased you had a grand experience! Mahalo.

  18. C

    Carol

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    The tea was very good and service was excellent. Enjoyed the scones and toppings and the pot de creme…Some of the sandwich bread could have been fresher is my only disappointment.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 23, 2022Mahalo for sharing, Carol! Appreciate the feedback.

  19. CO

    CarlO

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea was excellent, service was attentive . All very tasty. Amount of food just right . A great place for visitors

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Mahalo, Carl!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff. Explained everything in detail, provided samples of the dry tea, just extremely helpful and polite.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on September 5, 2022Aloha! Pleased you had a great experience with us! Mahalo for sharing.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was over priced & mediocre. Definitely not worth the money. Ambience outside was good because of the view. However you could not hear the live music inside. Will not be returning.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Aloha! Disappointed you did not have a better experience with us. Mahalo.

  22. j

    jeansw

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time having tea at the Kahala because my first time was so wonderful. The food, service and teas were all great!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Aloha, Jean! Delighted your return visit was just as wonderful! Appreciate you sharing your visit. Mahalo.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambience and entertainment was amazing. Our waitress attentive. The hosts gracious.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Mahalo! Appreciate the compliments.

  24. ZC

    ZChen

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Nice environment, excellent service, good tea, food is just so so and lots of people walking through the place like a lobby during our tea time.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Mahalo for joining us and sharing your experience!

  25. JZ

    JacobZ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time and would recommend! Food was amazing and the tea was the best I've ever had by far.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 9, 2022Mahalo, Jacob! Delighted you enjoyed!

  26. N

    Ninja

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Some of the sandwich bread was a little stale like it was sitting for a few hours. Waiter rarely checked on us. We waited 40 min before approaching his helper that we wanted our check. I used to love going there before the pandemic and I used to love sitting outside on the veranda overlooking the pool and having a ocean view but now they have it in an area inside from the veranda. The tea was delicious but as it sat it became bitter and when his helper came around and filled our tea pot with fresh hot water the tea was still bitter. Sorry I gotta find a better high tea place next time.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 21, 2022Aloha! Apologies we did not live up to past experiences for you. Appreciate the feedback. We hope to welcome you back. Mahalo!

  27. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely tea service at the Veranda! Beautiful China, excellent selection of teas, sandwiches and sweet treats. Service is top notch (Leslie is the best). My only complaint is that the furniture is looking old. Our seats were dirty and stained.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 9, 2022Mahalo for joining us, Alex! Pleased it was a great experience.

  28. C

    Cris

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The elegance and peaceful environment make the High Tea a very special experience. There is a lovely breeze and you can hear and see the ocean from the restaurant. Service is impeccable and there is a comfortable distance between tables.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on August 9, 2022Pleased you enjoyed, Cris! Mahalo for sharing.

  29. G

    Guest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High tea at Kahala is the best brunch and setting for good conversation.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 27, 2022Mahalo for joining us and sharing your experience!

  30. p

    paula

    Los Angeles

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely to sit outside on balcony. Best evenings are sushi!! Fantastic selection of fresh sushi!!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 27, 2022Mahalo for joining us, Paula!

  31. T

    Torivino

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really wonderful time dining at the Veranda. We got the Tako - Sargot and the Steak Frites - both were delicious and we would get again. For dessert we got the Warm Chocolate Coulant, which I would shamelessly eat 100 of if i had the chance. Service was stellar, particularly our waiter, Leslie, who had great recommendations and we enjoyed chatting with him! Would definitely go back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and setting, live music, excellent cocktails. You can sit inside where there is live music, or on the patio with a great view of the ocean and the dolphin ponds. The menu is very limited, just a few options in each category, although everything was very good. They have a restaurant right next to the Veranda. This is more like a place to have a drink, but you can also relax and get a full service meal, too.
  33. AY

    AmyY

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My sister and I had a grand time celebrating her 70th birthday. It was a combination of many things-- the graciousness and attentiveness of the workers, the relaxed atmosphere, the lovely Wedgewood china, the beautiful surroundings, and of course, the great food. I especially appreciated that we were able to get our photo taken by 3 different employees. They shot from different angles, and one even used the portrait feature of my iPhone. That resulted in an especially appealing photo and souvenir of the wonderful time we had. My sister and I can share that photo with our children, who happen to live around the world and weren't able to be with us.
  34. WN

    WarrenN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Weather was not good for outside dining, so service was somewhat slow and diners were constantly trying to move inside. Food was good which is why we go there.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 3, 2022Mahalo for sharing, Warren! Normally, the open air beach view setting sets the stage for a great visit. We hope you join us again.

  35. TL

    TesuL

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but hardly memorable. Would have preferred less sweets. Tea, ambience and service excellent. Need to do a better job of keeping the seats clean. Many of them had human hair and in some instances it was difficult to ignore,

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 3, 2022Mahalo for joining us Tesu and appreciate the feedback!

  36. DC

    DarleneC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I brought a friend from Florida, subtly raving about the food. However, sadly, it was fair, and actually below par.l

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 3, 2022Aloha, Darlene. Sincerely disappointed we did not deliver a better experience for you. Mahalo.

  37. JM

    JackM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic tea time was excellent and service was top notch
  38. KM

    KatM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a very belated birthday. COVID is a huge concern for me as I have not dined indoors yet since the pandemic started. I loved the tables outside, they were spaced far apart enough from the other tables. We felt safe there. The food quality and quantity and pricing for what we got was excellent. Our server was so professional and friendly and gave excellent service. We were so happy to have her as our server. I am considering coming back next week to do our belated Father’s Day meal. We live in Kapolei and rarely come to town, but I would make the trek to the Veranda again. It is worth it. Great job!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 3, 2022Aloha! Pleased that the visit was worth the drive for you. Mahalo for taking the time to visit and share your experience!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went here for our anniversary and had a ton of fun. Tea and food were delicious. Even got a free happy anniversary cake but at that point, we were stuffed! Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on July 3, 2022Aloha! Glad you enjoyed your celebration with us! Mahalo.

  40. TR

    TeresaR

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Veranda was just simply lovely! We had a seafood tower and foie gras for two. Our waitress from Bulgaria was so sweet and funny! The music was nice and the lanai seating was fab! Can’t wait to go again!

    The Veranda at the Kahala ResortResponded on June 18, 2022Delighted you enjoyed, Teresa! Mahalo for sharing your visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Veranda at the Kahala Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 490 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Veranda at the Kahala Resort

5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kahala Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Thu–Sat 2:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Mizukami

  • Entertainment

    Each night the ambience changes as our live jazz group or pianist takes to the stage and The Veranda's intimate dance floor becomes a popular choice for a sophisticated evening.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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