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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 #115 of 1,914 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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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
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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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79% Recommend
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My mother ordered the classic eggs Benedict, which tasted a little raw, and I ordered the ahi burger, which tasted delicious! Green pesto, lettuce and tomatoes wonderfully complemented the huge ahi fillet which I ordered well done. The beach right outside was nice to watch as well. A nice, quiet and comfortable setting. A bit pricey, but huge portions!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate at this restaurant on 06/21/2014 for dinner. We were staying next door and were very tired from flying all day so our valet suggested we try walking next door instead of driving. What a treat! There were 5 of us including 2 children. We all loved our food! I am a total foodie and a cook so I... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hidden away at the Aquarium end of Waikiki beach but worth the short ride. The Lanai restaurant setting is spectacular under the tree right on the beach but "protected" by a wall. The staff were attentive and the head waiter excellent. The food was first class with no complaints whatsoever. It was our daughters 8th birthday and they gave her... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Dinner was great. Wait staff was great and always on top of it. The food was awesome. The best part was the sun set during dinner. This was a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fancied something unique on our last day in Oahu. Never seen a Hau Tree before, I was fascinated! Reserved a table for 3. We were WOWed by the unique setting. The food was very good, thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff very attentive and the service was excellent. The view of the beach was beautiful and even though it is outdoor... More

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San Diego, California, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dinner at the Hau Tree is a wonderful experience - the setting is so beautiful at Sans Souci Beach - Sunset is incredible! The wait staff are especially attentive and knowledgeable. My dinner of grilled shrimp, scallops, mahimahi in a great sauce was really perfect. All the people in our group of 6 loved their entrees! We were treated to... More

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Freelton, On
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It took a while to get the food and it was really good, but my husband found a 2 pieces of hair in his salad. Servers were very friendly. Scenery was beautiful and it's always fun to watch the people on the beach.

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Tokyo, Japan
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Check out the chicken and Papua salad it's just fabulous and the volume huge. Lots of fresh fruit with it too. The service was lovely too and the view of the ocean.... Ah! So Hawaii. It's a bit out of the city but worth a trip.

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Fairhope, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was planning my third trip to Oahu and wanted a special breakfast. Read wonderful reviews on trip advisors and decided to make reservations. So glad I did. Arrived at time of reservation and was seated right away at the table requested. Macadamian coconut french toast covered in fresh fruit to die for! Husband had big egg breakfast with yummy... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had both dinner and breakfast at this beachfront outdoor restaurant and thoroughly loved it. The setting under the Hau trees was perfect, with the beach just beyond. The wait staff was attentive and helpful and the food presentation and taste was spectacular. We highly recommend this restaurant--good diverse menu and beautiful location.

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