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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.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Afternoon Tea, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Afternoon Tea Daily 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Light Lunch Menu
2:00pm - 5:30pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Late Night Menu
Cocktail Service 2 pm - 12 midnight
Live entertainment: Sunday & Monday - Various Artists 7.30pm - 11:30pm ~ Tuesday - Saturday David Swanson 7:30pm - 11:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet service is available as well as our self-parking structure.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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