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I never knew about Honeys until my friend brought me over for breakfast. The restaurant has a significant history as being where Don Ho got his start in the entertainment business. The setting of the restaurant is in the Ko’olau Golf Club at the lower...level. We came early before it would get busy with golfers finished with their game and had the place pretty much to ourselves on a weekday. The service was great and very friendly. The menu had a Pacific Asian fusion of local favorite foods and it didn’t take long for us to be served. The meal was delicious and combined all the flavors and fresh ingredients we come to expect living in the islands. A nice quiet conversation with minimal interruption was enjoyed until there was a special lunch they needed to prepare for. The setting is perfect if you just want to enjoy the beauty of the Ko’olaus, there is a water fountain that can be seen on the outside patio and the drive through the well tended gardens and view of the golf course was a nice place to get away. Dress is casual, just don’t come barefooted.More
1. Live Hawaiian Music
2. Free and lots of Parking
3. Beautiful views of the Koolau's
1. Service is awfully slow
2. A couple of friends were not serviced. Had to call someone to take their orders.
3. Meal not cooked to order...- definitely don't order the prime rib if U want it rare or medium....came well done.
4. Ordered the rib eye steak....came as ordered but no utensils. Had to go to service area to ask for it.
Definitely will not go their again for dinner or bring visitors to Oahu....maybe after golf at Koolau Golf Course may try for pupus, drinks and listen to Hawaiian music.More
This restaurant is named after the legendary Don Ho’s mother, Emily”Honey” Ho. Our AirBnb hosts recommended it, so we decided to call for reservations. We called around 1pm that day, hoping it wouldn’t be too late for a 5pm dinner reservation. We were told that...they won’t take reservations unless requested by the singer. Ok, no big deal. We decided to go anyway. So, first of all, be aware that it’s connected to a Presbyterian church. I had to make 2 additional calls to find out what door to go into. The restaurant is quite small, maybe 10 tables and a small bar. It’s a seat yourself establishment and by 5:30pm, there were no unoccupied tables or ones not being saved for other parties. I asked the bartender if it was ok to seat ourselves outside for dinner and he said yes. We sat directly outside of an entire glass paneled wall/door. The music started at 6pm and after another 10 minutes of music, we still had no one take our order. After waiting for 40 minutes, and not being acknowledged by anyone we decided to leave. Granted, we only saw 2 servers and the 1 bartender. Understaffed and overwhelmed? Maybe. It appears to be a local haunt and not one visited much by tourists, so maybe they didn’t care that a group of 5 came and went, never to be seen again. Either way, make sure you’re good friends with the performer or get there when the doors open.More
For the second time in a month we made the trek to Honey’s at Koolau to enjoy the slack-key stylings of Ledward Ka’apana, fantastic pupu and drinks under the watchful and caring eye of a wonderfully, warm staff led by Kishty Anderson.
Just an amazing,...intimate and uniquely pure-local ambiance with fantastic entertainment with no admission, no cover charge and no drink minimum.
Locals flock here on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (free entertainment nights) and you never now what delightful surprises are in store. Last night Mike Ka’awa joined Ledward and, together, they were rocking the joint.
You may get an impromptu hula number by a patron, some keiki or sometimes, even Kishty
One night 98 year-old Bill Tapia ambled to the Mike, ukulele in tow, and he shocked the crowd to their feet with wild applause his is fingers mad those 4 strings come absolutely alive.
For locals or an adventurous visitor wondering what authentic kanakapili is all about, try Honey’s. You won’t be sorry ... but I’ll warn you now, seating is limited and you better be early. We habitually arrive 90 minutes before showtime and can usually count on finding a table but four, but even by then, the place is usually pretty full on entertainment night.More
We ordered French dip sandwiches and garden salads. Both were very good but French dips didn’t come with cheese... guess you have to request it. Service was great! Atmosphere was very quiet and nice. I can think of many occasions one could host a catered...party there although that’s not why we went. My first time was a great experience.More