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About The Veranda at the Kahala Resort

Relax in the romantic ambiance of old Hawaii. A perfect meeting place for afternoon tea or cocktails with live jazz entertainment in the evening.

This popular lounge is located just off the beautiful Lobby, The Veranda offers indoor and outdoor seating, overlooking the beach, pool and Dolphin lagoon. Its alfresco space features wood flooring and contemporary furniture. Live entertainment nightly.

Our Afternoon Tea is a tradition, after a day out discovering Oahu. It is also a popular venue for special occasions and showers. Afternoon Tea is a delight with delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and carefully curated loose leaf teas.

5000 Kahala Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Afternoon Tea Daily 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Light Lunch Menu
2:00pm - 5:30pm
Lounge Menu
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Late Night Menu
9:30pm -11:30pm
Cocktail Service 2 pm - 12 midnight
Live entertainment: Sunday & Monday - Various Artists 7.30pm - 11:30pm ~ Tuesday - Saturday David Swanson 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Kahala Avenue

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 739-8760

Website:
http://www.kahalaresort.com/Dining/The-Veranda

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.

Parking Details:
Valet service is available as well as our self-parking structure.

Executive Chef:
Wayne Hirabayashi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Veranda at the Kahala Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (7)
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Romantic (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

afternoon tea at it's best. a fine selection with outstanding teas

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Overall everything is fine, but there were too many fruit flies!! The server thought it was because of the Christmas tree, but there were literally like 20-30 fruit flies just at our table, flying all over our food and drinks, landing in the water and wine and dying in our glasses, which really took away from the whole experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Intimate and comfortable. Mostly small plates and limited entrees. Everything tasty. Full bar and good selection of wines available. Think of it as luxurious sports bar food. Fabulous entertainment with pianist Ginny Tiu performing from 7:30 to 10:00 on Sunday and Monday. Go just for the entertainment; the food and drink will be an afterthought.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A travel coordinator that I worked with over the years was visitng Oahu. She and I had never met before but shared many emails and phone calls. There is no other place to enjoy tea but at The Veranda in The Kahala Hotel & Resort! I invited Sheryl and her husband for afternoon tea. We each ordered our own preferred teas. And when the waithelp presented the tower of petit fours and sandwiches, it was quite impressionable! We had a great time sharing stories and laughing like old friends. I love bringing friends here! The Veranda makes the get togethers for me so easy and enjoyable than meeting in Waikiki. Parking is always easy and the drive towards the front of the hotel is so pleasing and welcoming. The Veranda will always be my favorite place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed the special October, Friday 3- course tasting meal paired with wines from France.
Each course was exceptional, my only dis-appointment was that each wine pour was a bit skimpy. If one was dining in Napa or Sonoma Valley the pour would have been much more generous.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

For the afternoon tea- note the price differences- $20 for 4 tea sandwiches or 4 small desserts and scones, or for an extra $30 you can get both the 4 tea sandwiches and 4 small desserts.... the food is good, but 4 tea sandwiches do not equal a $30 upcharge in my book.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

High tea was like very lovely ❤️Cost has increased but much tastier sandwiches & desserts☺️Very nice!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Took my visiting UK friends to afternoon tea in The Veranda. The is a GREAT place to sit, dine and catch up. The tea selections were ample for all three of us. I enjoyed my Roiboos tea and my friends had the English Breakfast tea and the Green tea. The Veranda Staff was made aware that one of the orders had to be for a vegetarian. And the Staff was accommodating. My friends were impressed.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service and the food were outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Love this place! Order the Musubj

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have been trying over a number of years on our trips to the islands to experience afternoon tea at a number of hotels and other locations. We went to the Veranda at the Kahala Resort for that reason and to celebrate our 48th Wedding Anniversary. We had a very nice tea on the balcony overlooking the Dolphin pool and other outdoor spots of the resort. The food was excellent. We had the Royal tea with a glass champagne to toast each other. Our only minor advice would be to have the tea water hotter as we learned to enjoy it that way when we lived in England. The resort is very beautiful - it was a nice anniversary treat!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Afternoon tea was excellent and my wife and I have enjoyed very much.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great Afternoon Tea and Light Lunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The talented pianist, David Swanson, always makes out evening there a joy. We love being able to dance on the small but ample dance floor.

The pupus are yummy, albeit a tad expensive. The tomato soup with pesto tasted freshly made from scratch. The fried chicken pieces are a bit salty, but fun to eat in handy portion sizes. The drinks are refreshing. The free valet service is a plus. It's fun to go outside and see the dolphins swimming about in their dolphin pool. An enjoyable venue for a night out whether local or a tourist.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A must for the girls. Lovely presentation of tea sandwiches and desserts including scones with clotted cream and jam and your choice of hand crafted tea. Stunning view of the ocean and dolphin pools.

Tags: Vegan, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We appreciate having the choice of afternoon tea or light lunch. That's a unique offering for the later afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Beautiful setting, not too busy, romantic, food is good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I was a little disappointed that they did not do anything special for my daughter's birthday. We were greeted by Brittnee who did acknowledge that we were there for Lauren's birthday. When we went to Chibo's for dinner, they made Lauren feel very special. She did not feel the same at Kahala.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 30, 2017

David Swanson is an amazing entertainer. Service is professional and friendly. Food quality is far below what is expected at such a fine resort

Tags: Live Music, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice open air space to relax over some cocktails and a light meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 23, 2017

everything about the place was Awesome!!!! definitely coming back on a monthly Girls Night Out!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Its was nice place and beautiful ambience food is fine too:but unfortunately its luck of staff i i think..thanks mahalo

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent customer service and great Maui Mule drink! Loved the Jazz music as well. Highly recommend going on a Friday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The Veranda never disappoints. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary by trying something different for him. We tried the afternoon tea service. We both choose our teas. I did English breakfast and he had their signature tea. We had 4each of the sweet and savory delights which was very good. We also ordered two entrees from the menu which was also delicious, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Got there late but the hostess found us a table. The Veranda is very elegant and charming with a rich warmth. All of the staff were friendly and helpful especially our waitress.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Went for afternoon tea to celebrate and remember my mother who loved afternoon tea. I think she would have approved.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 3, 2017

ずっと憧れていたカハラホテル。残念ながらロビー横が工事中のためすごい騒音でした。そのためお店の人の配慮でロビーではなくレストランでアフタヌーンティーを楽しめました。

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Went here for high tea, and enjoyed the experience. The ambience was great, the breeze was blowing, sun was shining and the sea was blue. The tea was pleasant, had the English breakfast. The sandwichs were ok, and the scones also okay.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Very nice view and service!:)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The atmosphere of conviviality is uplifting. The music by Dave Swanson, both his piano playing and singing, make you just want to get up on your feet and dance on the small but ample dance floor. And you can't beat the Kahala Hotel for luxurious beach resort comfort in the open air environment. The food, unfortunately, is a limited bar menu, appropriately high priced and lacking in many respects. So, I can't wait to return... not for the food but for the fun.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 2, 2017

アフタヌーンティー目的で行きました。時間があったため、施設見学もでき、宿泊しなくても高級リゾート気分が満喫できました。
アフタヌーンティーは、一番シンプルなコースのサンドイッチコースとスイーツコースを友人2人で頼んでシェアしました。
量は昼食食べずに行ってちょうどいい感じです。
ハワイのカフェ、レストランで初めて完食できました(笑)。
サンドイッチ、スイーツ共に美味しかったです。
スコーンにはドライフルーツが混ぜ込まれており、砂糖が表面にまぶしてあるため、ジャムを塗ると少し甘過ぎると感じる方がいるかもです。
私はクロテッドクリームのみにしたところ美味しくいただけました。
紅茶は途中でお湯を追加していただけます。
テラスでいただきましたが、7月
〜8月は暑いかも。GWは女性なら問題ないと思います。

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We visited there with family and friends. Cerebrating birthday at the place was wonderful because we had nice live music and cake from restaurant. Our kids also enjoyed dance with the music. Foods came from Hoku's so you also enjoy nice meal with music.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The view was amazing. Having tea there was great. Enjoyed the royal tea service with champagne. Love their tea choices and the service was excellent. Our server would check on us often and our food came really quickly. The presentation was beautiful. Definitely would go again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 25, 2017

30 Year Wedding Anniversary

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Afternoon tea on the veranda. Lovely view, great service and delicious tea. Will definitely be back for more.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The servers and general management came by several times asking if we were enjoying our meal and if there was anything else they could assist with, without interrupting the conversation. They were very attentive and we felt like we were the only ones there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This is such an incredible place!
Afternoon tea overlooking the ocean, amazing cuisine, high end, very nice overall!
The ocean in front is spectacular and great for families, couples etc.
Brunch is among the best!
The service is normally excellent however on Easter it was a bit too laid back, lazy- for the price you pay.
Valet is reasonable, 4 hrs free w/ validation.
The resort has dolphins you can engage with and the pool is fabulous. I enjoyed just relaxing in the Oceanside hammock.
It's quiet, first rate and as a local, my favorite place to share with others.
The staff is always clean cut and attentive, other than the pool restaurant which has lazy service. I had to ask for a coffee 3 times and wait 20 minutes for coffeee, to then wait another 15 mins for cream & sugar- so I got up and got it myself! The pool staff seems like they just expect tips and service isn't good based on many experiences. Howecer, it's not a huge reflection of the resort overall- which is really a treat!
For a $50 lunch for one person for a casual pool lunch- that ticked me off.
Otherwise, we live by this resort and love it more than any other on Oahu.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, People Watching, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I had not seen my friend in 15 years and we wanted to catch up. Immediately I thought of The Veranda for its quiet ambiance and tea and sandwiches. The service was great and the tea, sweets and sandwiches were scrumptious. My friend enjoyed it immensely and wants to return whenever she visits Hawaii. The Veranda is a place of casual elegance with a touch of civility.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We had afternoon tea at the Veranda. The service was quite good, and the sandwiches and snacks were also good, for the most part (the cranberry chicken sandwich was sort of mushy, indicating that the food item sat on the bread for too long before it was served). The tea selection was somewhat limited, and one of the listed teas was unavailable. Tea came in sachets rather than as loose leaf tea, and the tea pots were only half full of water, so we had to request that they be filled further. There was no offer to refill the pots, with or without fresh sachets, until we asked.
The view of the beach, the pools, and the dolphins was very nice, there was a cool breeze, and the Veranda was rather quiet while we were there, so the general ambiance was very good.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Everything was great. Service was great. Food great.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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