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2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
808-921-4600
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Ranked #172 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Continental
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Mosman, NSW, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived for breakfast without a reservation and asked to sit outside, which was not a problem. Our waiter suggested we have the buffet, which we decided to have, and were not disappointed. Great variety of delicious fresh food, outstanding omelettes, great eggs benedict and fresh juices. The coffee was good too. I probably ate too much, but our waiter... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

After 60 years, I finally returned to Oahu where I'd lived as a child. A huge treat for me was to have my 11th birthday dinner at the Royal Hawaiian. Going back, we had breakfast and an afternoon snack at the Surf Lanai. The pink theme still reigns, so we sat under pink umbrellas, and the view of Diamond Head... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting for breakfast. Great food. Sporadic service. Had breakfast hear 4 mornings because it was included with our room. Depending on how busy they were and which waiter you got service could be fantastic or very very slow. Not that it was a real problem when you are dining in such a special location. Pidgeons on the tables are... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Recently visited the Surf Lanai in Waikiki for lunch and had a wonderful time. http://www.royal-hawaiian.com/dining/surflanai/ Located inside the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel a.k.a. the "Pink Palace" in Waikiki, the restaurant sits on the site of the former world renown Surf Room, and opened in spring of 2009 after a seven months (...I think...) closure of the entire resort for renovation... More 

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SWOregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this gorgeous place for lunch. As mentioned in other reviews, this is an expensive lunch. My husband's burger was fantastic and worth $22 but my salad came with an overcooked. tough and tiny half lobster tail so for $32 I expected much more. It was full of other seafood that was good as well... More 

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Campbell, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is very convenient to go here if you are staying in the hotel. I must tell you that it is very expensive - there are many more reasonable places to eat nearby - do check them out too! We had an excellent breakfast on our first morning. We both had the Eggs Benedict ($22 each) but they were delicous... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After having our wedding reception here 20 years ago we couldn't wait to return. We arrived at 1pm for lunch. There were only a couple of other people having lunch so we had a lovely view of Diamond Head across Waikiki from our table. The service was ok, efficient and friendly enough. We ordered a pizza and a Big Island... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You go to Waikiki so you have to do the Royal Hawaiian, a historic landmark, for the sunset drink and dinner. Ate dinner here recently and was seated quickly without a reservation which was the positive. The food, which was no bargain, was okay. The service was beyond slow and it was extremely noisy. We are an older couple so... More 

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York, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a relaxing lunch while taking in the great sites at Waikiki beach. My wife had the braised short ribs, while I had the Island salad bowl, which consisted of several kinds of fruits and fresh fish on a bed a greens. both were excellent. Service was a little laid back but not bad. A bit pricy but a great... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate here every morning and a couple of lunches; the food was great with a lot of choices but our Server Nam was truly incredible. He made our experience truly wonderful and memorable and we will be back. Soon we hope.

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Additional Information about Surf Lanai

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-921-4600
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Continental

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