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Hard Rock Cafe

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280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
808-955-7383
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Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "A must do in Waikiki!" is one of our most occurring descriptions in Trip...
"A must do in Waikiki!" is one of our most occurring descriptions in Trip Advisor reviews! We've got live music 2x a day that vibes amongst authentic music memorabilia and a guitar wave spanning two floors. Our open-aired Hawaiian design includes a stage for the best bands on the island performing classic and current pop and rock hits from 5-7pm and 9pm-close everyday. Enjoy happy hour specials from 3pm-7pm and 9pm-close everyday. Our island specialites include fresh fish tacos, Legendary Hawaiian cheeseburgers, and award winning tropical cocktails. And don't forget to pick up one of our Honolulu classic Hard Rock T-shirt or sweatshirt. We are located at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Beach Walk Avenue in the heart of Waikiki.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love it!

Great food, location, service & mohitos! Very fast & efficient staff happy to talk but also anticipating whatever you may need. Bit noisy with the music if trying to talk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Fiona J
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Hobart, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great food, location, service & mohitos! Very fast & efficient staff happy to talk but also anticipating whatever you may need. Bit noisy with the music if trying to talk.

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Mahalo Fiona!! I really appreciate you taking to the time to tell everyone about our great café. So glad that you enjoyed the experience at our café. Don't forget that we have live music every night of the week and a great Made Fresh Local Menu with items you will only find at Hard Rock Café Honolulu! Hope to see... More 

Beaverton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant has an amazing atmosphere, so lively and fun! There was a stage set up, so on nights where there are live performances, it probably would have been a real treat. Food was served in large portions, great staff hospitality. What I thought was cool was that a lady came around to ask us if we had any band/song... More 

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Mahalo Taylor! So glad that you enjoyed the experience at our café. We have live music every night of the week and a great Made Fresh Local Menu with items you will only find at Hard Rock Café Honolulu! Yes, it does get a little loud at times, but like you said... true, authentic rock'n'roll!! Hope to see you again... More 

Houston
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a nice dining experience at this location. It is very conveniently located in the heart of the Waikiki shopping district. Food was good and service was excellent.

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Mahalo Z-Man!! So glad that you enjoyed the experience at our café. Don't for get that we have live music every night of the week and a great Made Fresh Local Menu with items you will only find at Hard Rock Café Honolulu! Hope to see you again on your next trip to Waikiki. Aloha- C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard... More 

Penfield, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While in Honolulu, we stopped at this Hard Rock Café often. We have friend who live there, and met for drinks, and appetizers. They have amazing drinks, so tropical! We have been to a lot of other Hard Rock Cafe's, but, this by far is the best!

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Mahalo lovestotravel426!! Such a great compliment for someone that "loves to travel" & we sincerely appreciate the kind words & feedback. Don't for get that we have live music every night of the week and a great Made Fresh Local Menu with items you will only find at Hard Rock Café Honolulu! Hope to see you again on your next... More 

Kingscliff, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a family dinner here the other night. Really good food, couldn't really complain about it at all, everyone was happy. The music is a bit loud, but if you have noisy kids ( like ours )you don't have to stress they are bothering other people at nearby tables.Really Good Service, my daughter has allergies and they were only... More 

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Mahalo NatKat!! So glad that you enjoyed the experience at our café. True... we play the music a little loud, but that is the authentic style you will get at Hard Rock Café vs most other places in Honolulu. Next time you are here, be sure to enjoy our great Made Fresh Local Menu with items you will only find... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We decided to have our first dinner on Oahu at the Hard Rock. We arrived around 7 pm and checked in and received our pager. We looked around in the retail store and before we knew it our pager went off and we went upstairs to our table. It was cool to see all the memorabilia on the walls. They... More 

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha Artping, Thank you so much for writing the great review.I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! Who doesn't love 80's flashback? We will see you again the next time you visit Waikiki. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Murwillumbah, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our third visit to Oahu and at this restaurant we were seated quickly in a quiet part of the restaurant which we were happy with. As the night went on it got cooler, surprisingly colder than we expected so we were not dressed warm enough. Food was delicious as expected and the waitress seemed friendly enough but the time waiting... More 

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha Cosmicgirl84, Let me start by saying how valuable your feedback is to us. I was deeply saddened to hear of your experience at our cafe. Please know that at any time while you are at our cafe and have ANY problems that you can always ask to speak to a manager on duty, they will be more then happy... More 

Gambrills, Maryland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just a wee bit over-priced, in my opinion: the fare does not substantiate the cost. That being said, the atmosphere and service are great and if you're a "Hard Rock Enthusiast", you won't want to miss this one. We've been to Honolulu twice and we've eaten here both times, in spite of the cost.

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha mommycld, Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed the great atmosphere and service. We strive to provide an amazing experience to each guest, and we believe that there is great value in that. We appreciate your business and will continue to provide a valuable experience that will bring you back the next time you are in Waikiki.... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Like most hard rock cafes the drinks and the food are good and affordable, there is only 2 hours they don't have happy hour. This HRC has a stage with frequent live performances, the people behind the bar were very friendly and skilled in fixing the best cocktails.

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha Robert-Ams, Thanks for your kind review. And thanks for mentioning our amazing happy hour and live music. We look forward to seeing you again the next time your in Waikiki. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Second time visiting while on vacation! Fun place to eat and good food and service. I'd recommend going during happy hour - it will enhance your experience. :) Friendly staff and good food within walking distance from local hotels.

Was this review helpful? Yes
HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha Nick N., Thank you for writing this great review and for recommending our happy hour. It is all day 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and 9:00pm to close at the bar and blue island. Looking forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Waikiki. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-955-7383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

"A must do in Waikiki!" is one of our most occurring descriptions in Trip Advisor reviews! We've got live music 2x a day that vibes amongst authentic music memorabilia and a guitar wave spanning two floors. Our open-aired Hawaiian design includes a stage for the best bands on the island performing classic and current pop and rock hits from 5-7pm and 9pm-close everyday. Enjoy happy hour specials from 3pm-7pm and 9pm-close everyday. Our island specialites include fresh fish tacos, Legendary Hawaiian cheeseburgers, and award winning tropical cocktails. And don't forget to pick up one of our Honolulu classic Hard Rock T-shirt or sweatshirt. We are located at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Beach Walk Avenue in the heart of Waikiki.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?