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Surf Lanai

#193 of 1,943 Restaurants in Honolulu
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2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Good Spot - but feels like a Hitchcock movie!

Great spot for breakfast - food was ok - but you do pay for the location - no problem! But the birds - pigeons everywhere - and its hard for staff to get rid of them - don't leave your table unattended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot for breakfast - food was ok - but you do pay for the location - no problem! But the birds - pigeons everywhere - and its hard for staff to get rid of them - don't leave your table unattended!

Thank BreakawayHoliday
Greenwich, Connecticut
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521 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best location on Waikiki Beach. We had breakfast each morning during our stay at The Royal Hawaiian. My favorite was the eggs benedict. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, this is a great place to take in a leisurely breakfast. They will not rush you and you can people watch and chill.

Thank Reasonable50
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal cost $90! We just had two mains, French fries and two soft drinks!! The food was very mediocre at best. I had the Royal Greek salad which was poor, and I was so disappointed that they brought the french fries a long time before the mains. My husband had the bouillabaisse which he said was fair. The setting... More 

Thank AppleEva
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Location is nice and food was good but service was consistently terrible. - when asked for a table we were told we had to wait outside with no indication of how long the wait would be. - had to ask repeatedly for water - food did not arrive at the same time. - coffee arrived towards the end - juices... More 

1 Thank Bredaberg
Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The poached eggs are great and tremendous fresh local fruits. The best part is the wait staff particularly George! Sit by the terrace to get the best ocean view while having breakfast!

1 Thank I D
San Jose, California
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had breakfast here twice while staying at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. Surf lanai and Azure restaurants share the same space, Surf lanai for breakfast and lunch and Azure for dinner. Breakfast was part of our package at the resort. I can't say enough about how wonderful the food and the service staff were. Our server one day was a... More 

1 Thank daveb914
White Rock, Canada
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I found this menu and was so excited. Good prices interesting meals listed ... But when I called for reservations, I was told they aren't open for dinner. False advertising people (sorta joking....but update your trip advisor posting!)

Thank Laura14429
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The Surf Lanai at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, is a long established restaurant that has been popular for years with both tourists and locals. Lovely picturesque setting right on the shores of Waikiki Beach. While staying at the hotel we enjoyed breakfast there. Friendly Aloha service. Nice menu complete with all the usual breakfast offerings. My wife thought the eggs... More 

1 Thank Daryl H
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

ピンクパレスのピンクアンブレラの下で優雅にビーチを見ながら朝食…のはずが、やはりハト攻撃がすごいです。 ウェイターさん達が追い払ってくれるのですが、それでも止まらないハト攻撃。 雰囲気もよいし、お店の人達も親切だし、お料理も美味しいので、ハトだけが残念です。 Waiters are all fighters, they chase away pigeons for you, but it's not working... The place is so pretty with pink umbrellas and pink flowers, loved by all girls.

1 Thank Mariko_cuoricini
Brisbane, QLD
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had breakfast here during our stay at Waikiki. The restaurant is located in the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The views are incredible, service is good and food is good quality. The restaurant itself is beautifully styled.

1 Thank EmmyLou85

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-921-4600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children

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