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Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant

#100 of 1,816 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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2863 Kalakaua Ave, 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Public Bus one block away.
+1 808-921-7066
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Hau Tree Lanai is perhaps Honolulu's favorite beachside restaurant...
The Hau Tree Lanai is perhaps Honolulu's favorite beachside restaurant. Locals gravitate to its ideal location, just outside Waikiki proper and at the beginning of Diamond Head's Gold Coast. The restaurant is located in The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, an ideal place to start the day, enjoy a leisurely lunch or a romantic sunset dinner.
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    Very good
  • 75
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A lovely place

A very enjoyable dining experience. Starts with an absolutely delightful reservation lady (Destiny?) continues with another very pleasant receptionist (Flori.) And the place is truly lovely. Bordering right on the clean sandy beach, perhaps the best spot in Waikiki. Wedding picture perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
GCHHawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A very enjoyable dining experience. Starts with an absolutely delightful reservation lady (Destiny?) continues with another very pleasant receptionist (Flori.) And the place is truly lovely. Bordering right on the clean sandy beach, perhaps the best spot in Waikiki. Wedding picture perfect. Look at the ocean waves in the background and bikinis and beach boys in the foreground. All of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food at this place was great. Prices were on the higher range but it's worth it. Serving size was good not too little and not too much. Had dinner here and the staff were really lovely and polite from the beginning of the night to the end

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I LOVE this little restaurant! I was first introduced to it by a friend that lives in Oahu for 20 years now. It is under a Hou Tree and very clean with an excellent wait staff! It's not a huge place, but big enough for meeting girl friends for lunch, a romantic meeting or a place to impress your friends... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Top notch: setting, menu selection, food WORST EVER SERVICE. $16 for a burger I had to stand up and sway and wave to the staff to try to get a check so we could pay and leave. No one wondered why a grown woman would practically cheer lead in the middle of the restaurant. After 20 minutes, I went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The hau tree lanai is a really nice restaurant just infront of the beach - perfect for sunsets. The food is very good, if you do not know what the local fishes taste like just ask for assistance. The staff can help you choose the perfect fish and style that will suites you best. We will come back.

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Sequim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I thought the food here was just an average hotel breakfast. I got the feeling that the wait staff was interested in just getting us out as quick as they could.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I spent my honeymoon here-- 45 years ago--and the Hau Tree Lanai at the Kaimana hotel continues to be a classic, quiet oasis of sensory delight for beach-watching lunches and spectacular sunset diners.. Always the best place to take visitors and kamaaina for a "time-out" respite. Note: leave the children at home or watch them play on the beach from... More 

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It has been almost 25 years since I was last in Hawaii. Grew up there in the 50's, stationed for 2 yrs in the late 60's in Kaneohe MCAS, and spent alot of time swiming, fishing, surfing on the New Otani Beach, so this was like "coming home." Reservations were a "breeze;" getting to the New Otani from Waikiki Beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The lanai dining area is just two or three tables beyond cozy. A few premium tables boast an unobstructed ocean view. Most of the other tables' views are compromised due to the guests at other tables or the very low hanging glorious branches of the two Hau Trees ( sea hibiscus,Hibiscus tiliaceus). The location is nearly two miles from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It has a good menu and a great view for breakfast and for watching the sun set over Barber's Point in the evening. I like the croissant and the macadamia nut French toast. The continental with fruit and muffins is also good. I haven't had a bad meal there. Be sure to make reservations so you don't have to wait.... More 

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Additional Information about Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant

Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave, 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-921-7066
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Thursday 10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
Cuisine: Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave, 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-921-7066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Hau Tree Lanai is perhaps Honolulu's favorite beachside restaurant. Locals gravitate to its ideal location, just outside Waikiki proper and at the beginning of Diamond Head's Gold Coast. The restaurant is located in The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, an ideal place to start the day, enjoy a leisurely lunch or a romantic sunset dinner.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Thursday
10:00 pm - 8:00 am

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