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“Hard Rock Cafe is a must in every city where it is” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1931
808-955-7383
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Ranked #71 of 1,987 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Hard Rock Cafe is a must in every city where it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Because I like their t-short I am going every time when I visit a city on the Hard Rock to buy it and I stop also for a drink or same food as the atmosphere is cool!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Aloha Adina C.,

Thanks for writing this review. Glad you enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere. Hope you will stop by again the next time you are in Hawaii.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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“Typical Hard Rock”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had dinner here, there was a wait but it wasn't bad. It is a typical Hard Rock. We usually like to visit Hard Rock wherever we go because it is a fun place and always has something my daughter would eat. This Hard Rock has the store on the first floor and the restaurant on the second floor. The service was good the food was ok but the drink was weak.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Aloha Tropicalfun101,

Thank you for writing this review about your visit to our cafe. Glad you enjoyed the food and service. Because you like to visit Hard Rock Cafes where ever you go, I hope you are taking advantage of the benefits of our rewards program, priority seating being one of them. Hope to see you again the next time you visit Honolulu.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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denver, Colorado, United States
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Food Did not blow me away... but everything else did!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I had the local special burger, and it was excruciatingly average. I was looking for a Hawaiian burger with sweetness and a little aloha, but none was presented in this dish. The mai tai was ok as well, small small buzz after 2 of them, and really nothing special. The food was overall a let down, but everything else was awesome! the waitress was fun, the live music was awesome, the seating was awesome on the railing, overlooking the hot spot of Waikiki. and the hostess was a smoking babe. My dad has a tradition of going to every Hard Rock he can on vacations, so I have been to a few, and this one was right up there on the top. It was a good experience, just wish the food was better this time around.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Aloha Adam S.,
Thank you for taking this review. It is very important to us to get your honest feedback so that we can give you the best experience possible. I'm glad that you enjoyed the music and lovely view. I hope you will bring dad and come back and join us again the next time your in Hawaii.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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Puyallup, Washington
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great location and food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I am a frequent HRC goer and I would rate this HRC toward the top. They offer excellent food (try the fish tacos!) and a large variety of beer and spirits. The location is right in the heart of Waikiki. The facility itself is large and is adorned with an impressive display of guitars and memorabilia. There is a stage in the dining room that has frequent live performers; whose performances are broadcast throughout the restaurant on the television screens. The staff is a bit cold, but this is probably due to the fact that they are usually running around like chickens with their heads cut off. There is a large memorabilia shop located on the first floor that offers a plethora of HRC merch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Aloha David L.,

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. I'm so glad you enjoyed our fish tacos. Thank you for mentioning our live music. We have it twice daily , 5:00-7:00 PM and 9:00-11:00 PM. We also have Youth on stage on weekends. Some of Oahu's most talented youth artist perform at noon. We hope you will come back the next time you come to Hawaii.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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Concord, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Always a Fun Place to Eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Came here for dinner in the early evening. The dining area is on the second floor over the store and we were seated at a table on the patio overlooking Kalakaua Avenue. Our waitress was great and all the staff we came in contact with were really nice. My husband and I both had the fish tacos. They were really good and the fish is caught locally. We came during happy hour, so we also enjoyed the yummy margaritas on the happy hour menu. It was a great meal!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Aloha StephM724,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review about our cafe. So glad you enjoyed the fish tacos and yummy margaritas. We look forward to see you again the next time you visit Hawaii.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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