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Kai Market

#359 of 1,968 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Waikiki
Hawaiian
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2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2579
808-921-4600
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Today
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This is a relatively new restaurant in the hotel and is fabulous!
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The buffets are excellent

We had tried both seafood dinner buffet and breakfast buffet. I think they both excellent. But the price is not cheap at all. The service is excellent. Seating outside when having breakfast was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Sleepy888
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had tried both seafood dinner buffet and breakfast buffet. I think they both excellent. But the price is not cheap at all. The service is excellent. Seating outside when having breakfast was excellent.

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vancouver
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Valentine's Day dinner with hubby & child. The spread was ok. I guess I expected better selection. All they served were good. Servers were very accommodating and jolly.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had buffet breakfast in here. No coffee machine and the staff excuse was that it is broken for the entire of our stay of one week. Tea is served in steel pots!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I came here one night for $45 a person and it was not worth it. I have seen better selections of food at a Golden Coral than here. Of the little food that was here, it wasn't very good. Even at the dessert bar there wasn't much food available. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.

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Lara
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast here most mornings at an outside table overlooking the Ocean and Infinity Pool. The Waiters who are mostly older citizens are attentive, enthusiastic, informative and generally lovely. (especially Martha) The Buffet is extensive and continually restocked with hot and cold food. There is a wide array of fresh fruit with the best pineapple and... More 

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Turin, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A lovely located restaurant. Great food and great service. No words to express the quality of service and the quality of food. Great views of the ocean. An extremely tranquil restaurant....!!

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USA
Top Contributor
339 reviews 339 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is nothing to want for breakfast. What an omelette you can get here. Nice choices of fruit, and a beautiful view to see the ocean . Dinner buffet had great selection of seafood.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We ate here almost everyday on our honeymoon. The breakfast buffet was awesome and always so clean. My husband loved the banana caramel sauce on his waffles.

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Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

First of all, my husband and I visited Oahu in December 2013. We ate all but one of our breakfasts here at the Kai Market and that is the reason why we came back and decided that this time, we are staying at the Sheraton Waikiki. The first 3 nights we had dinner at the Kai Market buffet. The food... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Go without eating the whole day to feast at this place at night. Crab, shrimp, poke over everything, and lomi salmon-ahi launch an outer-body experience. Then canoe surf right outside where you join 5 others on a wave for 500 yards, ending up almost back into the restaurant, literally. I could smell the kalua pig from the canoe, or was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2579
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-921-4600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

This is a relatively new restaurant in the hotel and is fabulous!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?