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Hard Rock Cafe

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American, Pizza, Hawaiian
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280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
808-955-7383
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Typical HR..and just as good

It's a typical HardRock...decent music..excellent ribs and cocktails. The waitresses as always were attentive. The place seemed much larger than others, maybe it was the fantastic array of guitars on the ceiling. A really pleasant evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Kirk P
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Drinks, food and service is typical of the Hard Rock Cafe brand, which has established a high quality world-wide. However, the interior design in Honolulu is special and the guitar display on the ceiling is amazing. The restaurant is huge and has an open outlook onto the busiest street in the city, which makes it an excellent location for people... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went in Aug 2015 to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our kids. Mentioned this when making our reservation and had a "congrats and we're happy you'll be coming to celebrate with us". Good start. But when we got to the hotel, the person greeting us "operations control" was quite useless. She could not handle the number of people coming... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's a typical HardRock...decent music..excellent ribs and cocktails. The waitresses as always were attentive. The place seemed much larger than others, maybe it was the fantastic array of guitars on the ceiling. A really pleasant evening.

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Wylie, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Location is very central in the Galleria area, right in the heart of all the high end shops. Two floors, Rock Shop downstairs, and restaurant upstairs. Not air conditioned so dress very casual and comfortable. Atmosphere is typical HR, but with an all Hawaiian theme, very nice. Check out the wonderful architecture.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went to have a fav from the past when there used to be one in Melbourne, loved the fajitas and set up as expected of Hard Rock

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Melbourne Australia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you're a creature of habit and like consistency, the Hard Rock is the place. Atmosphere is good, and we had a band playing which was really good and not too loud over dinner. Menu same as other hard rocks so you can't go wrong and happy hour is good value so take advantage of that. We visit all the... More 

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

Aloha Panick66, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed our menu and memorabilia. 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 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

...and that's not a bad thing. Personable hostess and an even more personable server. Menu selections are pretty much all-encompassing. Only the fussiest eater would have trouble finding something they like. Our food was well-prepared and well-presented. The hot food was hot and the cool foods were cool. The music was a bit too loud for our taste, but that's... More 

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

Aloha Grundoon, Thank you for writing this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal. 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 

London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Happy hours are frequent to try and fill this big airy upstairs restaurant. Usual offerings which are all standard and you expect from this chain. They have live bands throughout the week. It's such a big space that is struggles to have atmosphere. There are a few other small bars near by that deliver a real rock n roll experience.... More 

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

Aloha lulusailorgirl, Thank you for your review. Thank you too for mentioning our happy hour and live music. Happy hour runs from 11:00am-7:00pm and again from 9:00-close at the bar and blue island everyday. 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 

Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great sangria. Burgers are good Enjoy the live music service is very good. Memorabilia is good especially the guitars.

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

Aloha Burnabycanada, Thank you for writing this nice review. So glad you enjoyed our great sangria and burgers. 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 

Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food was decent for Hard Rock. We ate here because we all couldn't decide where to go eat. Hard Rock was right in front of us so we went inside. I was surprised I enjoyed my meal, we all were. If you're looking for a basic menu to please everyone then choose Hard Rock. The staff was friendly and... More 

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

Aloha Shwna17, Thank you so much for writing this review about your time at our cafe. Im so delighted that you enjoyed your meal and friendly service. 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 

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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, Pizza, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?