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Hard Rock Cafe

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$$$
American, Hawaiian
As featured in Hawaii at its best and 2 other guides
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280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
808-955-7383
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: "A must do in Waikiki!" is one of our most occurring descriptions...
"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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    Very good
  • 152
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  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun evening

Hard Rock Cafe, very friendly staff, food was good , we had for n evening. The upstairs balcony sitting area is great for people watching...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wisnia
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Virginia
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Virginia
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hard Rock Cafe, very friendly staff, food was good , we had for n evening. The upstairs balcony sitting area is great for people watching...

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Winnipeg, Canada
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127 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good Place. Hard Rock style. Decent food.........sometimes a band. Very good service. A nice comfort to restaurants.

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Thank SIG521
HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha SIG521, Thank you for writing this review. So glad you enjoyed. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Waikiki. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for dinner...had a 20 minute wait....but who minds waiting on benches in Waikiki:). Upstairs for dinner....service quick, professional, and friendly. Although food came quick...never felt rushed. It was a great environment with great food and service.

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

Aloha Carol S., Thank you so much for this nice review about our cafe. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Next time give us a call and we will put you on our priority seating list. This will cut down on your wait time a lot. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at the HRC on 25 Jan. The service was par excellance .The food was most delicious and served sizzling hot. A most enjoyable evening!!! Thank you HRC ...... £you made our holiday even more enjoyable😊

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Thank ps0013
HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha ps0013, Thank you so much for writing this review and the 5 star rating. I'm so glad you enjoyed our hot delicious food. We look forward to serving you again on your next holiday in Hawaii. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to a Hard Rock Cafe. Honalulu location was incredible experience. Food was awesome fresh, and hot. Excellent service by Kit. The atmosphere and decoration is over the top. Bought souveniers, and took pictures. Must see if your in Honalulu.

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

Aloha Russallright, Thank you so much for this awesome review and 5 star review. Kit will be stoked for the shout out. I'm so glad you enjoyed our hot fresh food. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Honolulu. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Keller, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to visit Hard Rock cafes and this one is pretty much like all the rest. You have to go to see the memorabilia but the food is average. The waitress we had delivered the food and the bill and that was pretty much it.

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Thank Danielle309
HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha Danielle309, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our memorabilia, however average is not the way we like to rock. We do hope you will give us another shot to win you back. Thank you again for your honest and candid review it helps us to improve customer service. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe... More 

Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food. The service was great. We stop at Hard Rock's in all the cities we see and this is one of the best. We stopped by twice for lunch. Great place!

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

Aloha Erin L., Thank you for writing this nice review and for the 5 star rating. I'm so glad you enjoyed the food and great service. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Waikiki. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Narellan, Australia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After close on 2 hours wait for a table at Cheesecake Factory we went looking for somewhere else to eat the next day. We found this Hard Rock Cafe a few streets up from our hotel and they let us book a table which was great. It got busy at night too but with our booking we got our table... More 

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

Aloha Petrina D., Thank you so much for writing this awesome review and the 5 star rating. Call ahead seating is the best way to cut down on your wait time. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Hawaii. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were friendly, the service was really great and the meals were amazing I would highly recommend going has a nice atmosphere

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

Aloha Mary D., Thank you so much for writing this great review and 5 star rating. We look forward to serving you again soon the next time you are in Honolulu. Mahalo, C.J. Chipley General Manager Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu 808-955-7383 More 

Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us dined here, after the cafe accepted our booking and honoured our request for a balcony table. Starters were potato skins and bruschetta. Not bad at all. Mains were ribs, fajitas and salmon. And, again, all the meals were pretty good. While the wine list lacked a feature that is normally quite common to such things (ie.... More 

Helpful?
Thank davidB2695SW
HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha DavidB2695SW, Thank you so much for writing this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. The Eagles are one of my favorite bands. Glenn Frey will be missed. We look forward to serving 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 30
  • Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children

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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