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Orchids

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Waikiki
Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Lewers Street)
808-923-2311
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 470
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    Very good
  • 57
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  • 36
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Ocean Views, Great Food

We sat down just at sunset and had a great view of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. Our group order steak, lobster, sea bass and chicken tagine. Everyone was very happy with their food. Pricey but worth the occasional splurge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Waimea
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Many great reviews led us to try the Orchids. The venue is well appointed and has a nice ocean view. The menu seemed very limited and extremely pricey for items we saw being served. The wait staff was friendly but slow to respond. We decided just have a cocktail and dine elsewhere.

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Waimea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We sat down just at sunset and had a great view of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. Our group order steak, lobster, sea bass and chicken tagine. Everyone was very happy with their food. Pricey but worth the occasional splurge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When Honolulu is as crowded and busy as it is in August,to be able to retreat to a restaurant where there are dress standards, an outlook to the ocean,a genuine ambience,distance between tables and outstanding cuisine is like finding an oasis of calm. This was an outstanding evening where each dish was impeccable in terms of flavours and presentation .... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The service was impeccable. Absolutely no faulting it. The food was nice, but it was a little flavourless. We had the scallop starter to share and the ravioli and roasted lobster for mains. The ravioli was divine- it was full of flavour. I am all about letting the natural flavours of seafood shine, but something on the side could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Outstanding service and food in a beautiful restaurant with classy ambiance right on world famous Waikiki Beach. Extensive and innovative Hawaiian Fusion menu with fresh ingredients made to perfection. Five star service in every way. Management and staff are professionals who treat you with respect and appreciation for you business. Delicious salads, appetizers and desserts. Excellent cocktails, and all the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A lovely restaurant overlooking Waikiki beach. A very romantic setting. The food was wonderful and staff very good. Would recommend.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family of four ate here in July 2015. Everything was just beautiful. Fabulous ambience, superb service and delicious food and wine. It was our favourite restaurant of our three week vacation.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Disappointed with experience. Sea bass was overcooked, My mom sent her chicken back because it was still frozen inside and it came back still uncooked. I mentioned at least 4 times to wait staff that is was my sister's birthday and they made no effort to make her day special, even at the end when we ordered desert. Just an... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were very fortunate to get a table near the beach with a spectacular view of the sunset along the beach and with decent views of the entertainment (music and dancing). The food was also quite delicious. I enjoyed the fresh fish of the day, which was served with Japanese vegetables and a wonderful lemon sauce. The wine list was... More 

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Christchurch
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I don't mind paying $100 for a meal if I feel I have received value for money. Tonight I didn't!! The service was pretentious rather than genuine and the food, although decent, was extremely small, the lobster was tasteless and $24 for 2 scallops ... well you decide. To be fair, when I complained they did offer to refund my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    (Lewers Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-923-2311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 75
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?