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Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant

2863 Kalakaua Ave, 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
+1 808-921-7066
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Ranked #109 of 1,921 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Public Bus one block away.
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.
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Salt Lake
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

While the food and parings are excellent, the staff and setting under the trees on the beach make it an over the top pleasurable dining experience away from the noise of Waikiki.

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Camarillo, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Service and foor excellent. Right on the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Lamb chops the best I ever had. Not a lot of tables so you should make reservations.

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southern ontario
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I went to the Hau Tree on recommendations from a local. There had been an article in the paper recently stating that it was one of the original restaurants in the area. The banyan tree on the beach adds to the charm. The food and service were great. Our waiter made a very enjoyable experience. He offered... More

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Westlake Village, California, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The view from this restaurant cannot be beat. It is exquisite. Unfortunately, the food is on the other end of the spectrum. Fried, gravy, and not a lot of taste. My favorite part of the Price Fixe menu was the sorbet which was a cleanse for our palet between courses. Prices were high too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went for lunch while going to Diamond Head. Look close at the address, this restaurant is actually located in a historic hotel. The Kaimana Beach Hotel is 50 years old. Located in the Waikiki beach area at the end. My friend and I had salads that were a meal. Both delicious and with the view, it is paradise. Staff is... More

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Perth, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went with our friend, who has visited the restaurant on a few occasions. Location right on the beach -Yes Good service -Yes Nice ambience - Yes Excellent Food - Yes I tried a local fish which was superb. I was even able to be accommodated with a slight change to the menu!!!!! Would I return - Yes. It was... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been to the Hau Tree Lanai often. It is right on the beach and has a view of the entire Waikiki scenery and the ocean of many shades of blue and its reef. There is an old Hau Tree with its branches reaching out over the lanai for a beautiful shade where Robert Louis Stevenson used to sit... More

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to the Hau Tree on our first night in Oahu to celebrate our anniversary. We made reservations the same day and they were very accommodating and we went after sunset. I am sure sunset there would be incredible. We had ahi sashimi for an appetizer, steamed ahi and island garlic ahi for our entrees. Everything was delicious and... More

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Washington, DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Papaya chicken salad and pommegranite tea...just about the perfect lunch, overlooking the gorgeous beach and under the pretty Hau tree that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was a little overwhelmed by the choices on the menu here (so many options) and our waiter was extremely helpful in assisting with decisions. He was even honest enough to NOT recommend the special! The atmostphere was fantastic, a beautiful beachfront view with intertwining trees. However - beware of mice living in the trees and running under your table.... More

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KaimanaHotel, Director of Sales at Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your recent visit to the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant and taking the time to comment your experience on Trip Advisor. Good housekeeping practices are a must at this dining establishment, especially maintaining a retaurant that is outdoor. Being on a beach can be challenge since rodents are notorious for finding their way indoors. However, we... 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: Pacific Rim

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