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Surf Lanai

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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Long Island, New York
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved being here, just wish the food and service was better. Not sure if I am spoiled by the food and service where I live, but suspect so. Breakfast and lunch only, the dinner is another venue (reviewed later). Anyway, even thought the food was so so, and service was pleasant but tired, it's worth the trip to walk through... More 

Thank Jane E
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274 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the beach eye candy while snacking on yummy but spendy food. You are on the beach in Waikiki feet from Duke's Statue and (FISH TACOS at Duke's). Why not? We live here and go.

Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Staff great and a high quality selection on the menu. In particular the crab omelette and eggs Benedict - which I had on different days - both excellent And as for those that love Tobasco - mini bottles!

Thank Ballistic888
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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214 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Host was friendly,efficient and welcomed us with Aloha every morning we ate breakfast here. All of our wait staff were excellent, friendly and made our experience comfortable. The buffet breakfast is well worth it, especially considering you're at a resort, a luxury resort. You have service, a buffet style breakfast with everything you could want. It is served hot, fresh... More 

Thank Heather A
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161 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Coffee too bitter and touch watery. I had an espresso and went a la carte rather than the buffet. For breakfast I had the Steal Cut oats with banana macadamia and raisins. Came out hot and was tasty and filling for me. For some I think you may need a 2nd serve. Good views as was sat right on the... More 

Thank k1w1brad
Wailuku, Hawaii
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Great shaded (pink umbrellas everywhere) outdoor dining on Waikiki Beach. Excellent service by Pang, who engaged in talk story conversation, as well as nearby server John. Both of their friendly warmth made our day. Excellent crab omelet and Eggs Benedict (you can choose one cooked to order entree in addition to the buffet), as well as buffet offerings (housemade granola... More 

Thank DrDaveMaui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Setting is beautiful, the service is poor as they seem understaffed. We got our breakfast as part of our accomodation package at the Royal Hawaiian and for the caliber of the hotel the breakfast is well under par - edible but not great. Would seek out other options in future!

Thank Bexhutchinson
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We love coming to the Royal Hawaiian, and the staff at surf lanai are a big reason for that. We love seeing Wayne every year! We look for him every time we come. Just a really nice guy! Great service, so helpful, and makes you feel like part of the family. This year we met John as well. He too... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Newburgh, Indiana
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We ate here for lunch and were surprise that there were hardly any customers. Once we were seated we waited to be waited on, even though there were plenty of staff around and very few customers. Once we ordered, we ended up getting our own water since they didn't bring it. Meanwhile the birds were flying around, pooping on the... More 

Thank lynhe
Dewey Beach, Delaware
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Lovely view, elegant service, delicious food served in the backyard -- oceanfront -- of the famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Thank DeweyBeachBell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, International, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-921-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?