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“Ocean view at Ocean House” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean House Restaurant

Ocean House Restaurant
2169 Kalia Rd, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
+1 808-923-2277
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Ranked #92 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Description: The Ocean House on the beach at Waikiki offers casual elegance, stunning views, an innovative menu and a promise of a superb dinning experience.
Springfield, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Ocean view at Ocean House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Our dinner was outstanding. We made reservations on line before leaving the mainland and were delighted with our table overlooking the ocean. Service was impeccable and our "sunset special" prime rib with creamy horseradish sauce was mouth-wattering. The salad was fresh and lovely. Our water glass was never empty and the maitai was superb. This is definitely a stand-out restaurant among Honolulu's many options.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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David N, General Manager at Ocean House Restaurant, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Aloha CarrolL119,
Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We are glad that you enjoyed your Prime Rib, did you know it is slow cooked all day in a special blend of seasonings to get it perfectly delicious and tender? We hope to see you again on your next visit and we will let our Staff know of your compliments.
Mahalo,
David Nagaishi
Vice President/General Manager
The Ocean House
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Escondido, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Breakfast or dinner, awesome just go eat here. The view is great and so is the food and service. I wish I could eat here every day.

Visited February 2014
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David N, General Manager at Ocean House Restaurant, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Aloha DaSpazz,
We would love for you to join us everyday! Thank you for your compliments and we will pass them along to our Chef and Staff. We will see you on your next visit!
Mahalo,
David Nagaishi
Vice President/General Manager
The Ocean House
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Room with a View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We made reservations five days ahead for the restaurant. It was a good thing we did because we were given a window table overlooking the Ocean. The food was outstanding, and our waiter couldn't have been more attentive. The dessert menu was fantastic.

Visited March 2014
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David N, General Manager at Ocean House Restaurant, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Aloha Mary Ann B.,
We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and thank you for sharing it with our readers. We hope to see you on your next visit.
Mahalo,
David Nagaishi
Vice President/General Manager
The Ocean House
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Wodonga, Australia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worst experience ever!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

So sorry to share such a terrible review. On our 4th morning at the Outrigger Reef we decided to have a "fancy breakfast" On Sat we walked up to the entrance of the Ocean House at around 8.30am and thought great, there was less than of a third of the tables taken. We said "table for 2 please". We were asked if we had a reservation (which we didn't) and asked to sit and wait (which was fine). After about 5mins we were shown to a beautiful beachside table and the waitress told us over and over how lucky we were to get this table without a reservation as someone hadn't shown up?? The restaurant was empty!!?? There was over 20 spare tables?? We couldn't work out why we were "so lucky" to get this table when there were so many available? We ordered breakfast, the view was breathtaking, everything was lovely. After 50 minutes! Our waiter came over and said "I'm sorry, your meals will be out shortly" During this 50 mins we had ordered drinks and were brought the wrong ones, different to what we'd ordered. Also I had asked for a straw twice and it never came. I know these are minor details but the way the staff prance around like they own the place, we expected better service. Considering we WERE at this sort-after VIP table?? Anyway, after an 1 hour our breakfast arrived by a sweaty, stressed, rushed kitchen member who divulged they were having huge problems in the kitchen that morning.. We went to dig into our poached eggs and.... RAW! Completely uncooked, Whites were still clear - 100% RAW! We told our waiter and he mumbled "ohh I'm sorry" (a bit shocked & embarrassed i think?) he quickly walked away with our plates. We got up and said quietly.. "I think we might go" and he quickly agreed. So we left. Not going back. SORRY Ocean House! Must have been a bad day for you guys?? Much better breakfast Kani Ka Pila (By the pool) we ate here every other morning. HALF the price, better service, amazing food!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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David N, General Manager at Ocean House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Aloha NQmommy
Thank you for joining us at the Ocean House for Breakfast last saturday. We sincerely apologize for the food and service that you received that day. We always strive to make sure that all of our food is cooked correctly and served in a timely manner.
I make no excuses for the poor execution on your table and can only offer you our sincere apologies and a promise that if you do decide to return you will not be disappointed
We take all comments very seriously and this incident has been reviewed with our chefs, managers and staff. I had no way to apologizing to you for that day. So im very appreciative that you decided to write to us and we are able to communicate.

I wish you well and hope that you will give us another try on your next visit to the Islands.

A hui hou,
David Nagaishi
Vice President/General Manager
Ocean House
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Staff are amazing, so welcoming and happy and the food is divine. Atmosphere at Breakfast is relaxed and calm and at dinner is chilled and romantic!
5* and we will be coming back!

Visited March 2014
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David N, General Manager at Ocean House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Aloha FlipperClaire,
Thank you for joining us for Breakfast and Dinner! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we'll let our Chef and staff know of your compliments. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Mahalo,
David Nagaishi
Vice President/General Manager
The Ocean House
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