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Hard Rock Cafe

280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
808-955-7383
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Ranked #79 of 1,906 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We were in Waikiki between 17th June and 8th July 2014. We ate in the HRC several times, as we have on previous visits to Waikiki. And of the 15-20 HRCs that I've been to, the new Honolulu one in Waikiki is by far the best. The food is very good. I've never been disappointed in the quality of anything... More

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I decided to visit this Cafe - only because of its reputation but were rather disappointed. The food was tasty but the service was way too fast. We hadn't finished our appetiser when our burgers arrived. A fair break inbetween - would have made our meal far more enjoyable. Frankly - we really didn't have enough time... More

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It might be an upscale burger joint, but it's good for all that. These guys know what they are doing with a burger and all the accompaniments, and they execute it really well. We went early and got a table quickly. There was live music, good atmosphere, and all the usual rock memorabilia, including a massive guitar wall which carries... More

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

Aloha Andy F., Thank you so much for writing this nice review about our cafe. I'm so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience you had while you were here. Thank you, too, for recommending us. Hope you will come back the next time you are in Hawaii. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's one of many. Yes, it's a little loud, but what part of HARD ROCK did you not understand. The food was pretty good and the service was fine also. I've been to many of these across the U.S., touristy, but I still enjoy it.

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

Aloha Larry G., Thank you for writing this nice review. Glad you enjoyed the service and food, Hope you will come back 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great food, a little pricey but it's Hawaii. Live band was good and service was fantastic, even dealing with my 5 yr old. Highly recommend.

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

Aloha Greg2117, Thanks for writing this nice review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the live music and fantastic service. Hope you will come back the next time you are in Waikiki. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley 280 Beachwalk Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 808-955-3783 More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's a hard rock, fair enough. Expensive but good food. Nice design though. Live music every night. On leaving, saw the biggest 'roach I have ever seen scuttling across the floor.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a birthday coupon for a free burger. Great as always. We always enjoy our meals at Hard Rock. AAA mambers you get a discount too.

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

Aloha Donna9473, Thanks for writing this nice review and happy belated birthday to you. Thank you for also mentioning out AAA discount, we also honor military and have a local discount too. Hope to see you again the next time you are in Hawaii. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley 280 Beachwalk Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 808-955-3783 More

Canton, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great burgers, with good entertainment and super attentive wait staff. Quickest meal I have ever gotten at a Hard Rock anywhere in Europe or USA.

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

Aloha Michael F., Thank you for writing this review. I'm happy to hear you had a good time at the cafe. We hope you will come back the next time your in Honolulu. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley 280 Beachwalk Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 808-955-3783 More

Derby. NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went to Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu for drinks & dinner. As always it was all very good. The best part is sitting with the windows open looking at the beautiful ocean,with the warm breeze. The staff is very friendly, asking where you were from & seemed interested in what you were saying. Really love this cafe, plan to go back... More

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

Aloha Chaun H., Thank you for writing this nice review about your time here, at the cafe. I'm so glad you enjoyed the warm breeze and the great service. We looking forward to serving you again when you come back. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager 280 Beachwalk Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 808-955-7383 More

Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this is one of the best Hard Rocks anywhere in the World, but someone has either decided in corporate to shorten the menu or the franchise has plateaued. The place is not as big as others, it looks it from the outside but the seating area is limited and the wait is longer than expected (lots... More

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

Aloha Gustypants, Thank you so much for this review. Your comment will not be over looked, and your review is very much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, friendly staff and quality food. We hope you will come back the next time you are in Hawaii. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager 280 Beachwalk Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 808-955-3783 More

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