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Orchids

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Waikiki
Seafood, Contemporary
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 49
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  • 29
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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
Most recent review
Best Sunday brunch buffet PERIOD!

Orchids is located in the Halekulani, the grand dame of hotels in Waikiki, and Orchids matches the sophistication and elegance of the hotel. The Sunday brunch buffet is amazing, and the choices are so many, that you have to eschew great food, for more superior food because you can only eat so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Takeda12000
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Short Hills, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Orchids is located in the Halekulani, the grand dame of hotels in Waikiki, and Orchids matches the sophistication and elegance of the hotel. The Sunday brunch buffet is amazing, and the choices are so many, that you have to eschew great food, for more superior food because you can only eat so much. When we were there, they had at... More 

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los angeles, ca
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had breakfast and dinner at Orchids while staying at Halekulani. I really loved having breakfast there and enjoyed the fabulous view and impeccable service. The breakfast options are good and are a nice alternative to the buffet at House Without a Key. We did not have the Sunday brunch offered at Orchids, but it did look fabulous for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Orchid's restaurant is in the beautiful Halekulani Hotel, which I love! This is a very upscale romantic place to eat, we ate outside. The wait staff was excellent and attentive. Even though you cannot see the ocean at night, the night air is wonderful, and the sound of the waves are so nice to hear in the background. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice open-air restaurant on the grounds of Halekulani. Beautiful view of the beach and Diamond Head, and a great spot to view the sunset. The menu isn't large, but enough variety to make everyone happy. As a previous reviewer stated, food doesn't really match the prices, but I'm sure being on grounds of Halekulani, which isn't cheap, has a lot... More 

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Lutz, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Four of us went to Orchids for dinner. This would get five stars except I didn't think the food lived up to the cost. We were seated outside as we requested; the service was very good. The appetizers (lobster bisque, ahi crudo, and shrimp) were all quite good. The entrees (salmon, steak, and cod) were all excellent. The desserts (ice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited Orchid's based on Tripadvisor reviews. We made a reservation for dinner. The restaurant is spacious with lovely décor. As we were seated, the waiter was very helpful. They even ran upstairs to get gluten free bread from La Mer, which was greatly appreciated. We ordered the seared scallops and the lobster bisque. For our main meals, we enjoyed... More 

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London, Canada
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62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Perfect setting, open air right on the ocean. We and another couple enjoyed this incredible buffet and some great wines as well. The wait staff took great care of us and in no way were we rushed. If you plan on one big meal on your trip to Waikiki, this should... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Since out hotel was next door to the Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki Beach, we went to the Orchids Restaurant at the Halekulani Hotel for breakfast twice and the food quality, the variety, the taste was just incredible - would highly recommend it to anyone, inspire of the $32.00 a person price for the breakfast buffet - worth every penny!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Loved the buffet of seafood. Plenty of shrimps, crabs, etc. Great service. Excellent dessert selection. Good choice of wines.

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Hawaii
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88 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Invited two colleagues to lunch there. They were delightfully impressed with the food, service and ocean side ambiance of one of the finer dining experiences in Waikiki. Yes, they do have a dress code for this fine restaurant in Halekulani Hotel. Highly recommend the steamed Onaga!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?