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“Lovely Atmosphere for Oceanside Meals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Banyan Veranda

The Banyan Veranda
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2946
808-922-3111
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Ranked #15 of 1,796 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations
Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Lovely Atmosphere for Oceanside Meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had several meals at the Veranda during a recent stay at the Moana. The view was beautiful and the service was great. We greatly enjoyed the morning brunch buffet. It was filled with diverse offerings of colorful fresh fruits, oatmeal, beautiful appearing omelets, benedicts, sausages and warm dishes and breads. The coffee was excellent. If you want a good sized breakfast and no lunch opt for their Buffet Brunch mid morning.
We made reservations for a sunset dinner on the Veranda as well. The ocean view cannot be beat. It was busy and a bit loud around sunset and might be more enjoyable for friendly groups o or parties than for a quiet intimate occasion.
The Ahi I ordered was disappointing in flavor. I adore Ahi and had it prepared much nicer at other restaurants during same stay in Honolulu. My husband ordered a NY strip steak which was quite tough- difficult to chew gracefully. Maybe just a bad night for the Veranda??
We were not enchanted with the wine choices on the menu- not great choices overall. Not even inspired to use the vouchers the Moana issued for complimentary wine with our room(which was great) after trying some wine there and reviewing the wine list overall. The Mango Mojitos- a July special were good.
We made reservations at the neighboring Royal Hawaiian Hotel's oceanfront restaurant,"Azure" an evening following and had incredible seafood and service. The cost was little more.
The Brunch was so good that I would still have to rate the Veranda as very good vs. good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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“Addicting Truffled Tator Totts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Bone in prime rib, kale salad, poke and truffled tator totts are all to die for. Request to be seated at the veranda closest to the ocean, you get a view of diamond head while dinning. The ocean waves crashing to the beach is also soothing

Visited July 2014
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food staff wonderfull and great service portions are big and lots to choose from the menu and prices are good

Visited June 2014
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“Afternoon Tea Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are on waikiki, take an afternoon to do the tea service on the veranda at the moana surfrider. The tea was delicious and included a generous amount of goodies and sandwiches and you can't beat the view. It was wonderful to sit outside in the shade of the giant banyan tree and watch the ocean. We will definetly be back!

Make sure to wear something semi-nice, most other customers were in sundresses or khakis. We were in shorts and seemed to be the only ones.

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“VERY NICE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Comfortable, but sometimes very crowded and busy! Lovely views! Seating is at a premium. I sat on the veranda each morning while enjoying coffee. Very serene!

Visited March 2014
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