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Surf Lanai

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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-921-4600
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will love the outdoor service and lounge chairs. The only thing is it will cost from $50 and up for a covered spot. I thought it was pricey to sit out in the pool and sand area and need to pay for it.

Thank Evelyn H
Burlington, Canada
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500 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very dignified service, the food was good but the menu was limited. The view of the beach if lovely but the ever present seagulls walking around your feet and alighting on empty chairs takes a little of the shine off. I enjoyed it overall.

Thank SLT1962
Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We had the best breakfast in Hawaii The buffet is very nice. The loco moco egg with pork ribs and Hawaiian rice is very delicious and it is my favourite We went to Surf Lanai for breakfast everyday

Thank ErwinS2014
Portland, Oregon
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173 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a great place for a leisure buffet breakfast on Waikiki Beach. It is part of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Excellent friendly service and a wide range of breakfast offerings--something for everybody. If you're willing to wait a little bit, usually a beachside table will open up.

Thank WorldTravelerOR
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Typical breakfast buffet. Muesli/cereal, good selection of fruit, crossiant, waffles, toast and cooked breakfast like eggs etc. It was the most $ we spent on a breakfast, but that was expected being a buffet. Included with the buffet, were drinks and one item off the menu. We were extremely full afterwards!

1 Thank Meremaid
Vancouver, BC
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had lunch here with friends and loved every minute..The service was great and the food was delicious.. A must on the beach inWaikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Thank galianoisland
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Im giving it a 4 because of the view and good service. The foods were good and okay. It is a typical buffet, nothing spectacular though the price can be so spectacular. Had bacon and egg, coffee is not that good.

Thank Mary Ann T
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is five-star dining luxury with beautiful views of the blue ocean and the pink umbrellas. Food is top-notch, service is very attentive. A guava mimosa will top off your perfect breakfast!

1 Thank KateFLB
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

First and foremost, it was expected that the breakfast would be expensive as it is connected with a hotel. It was also expected that you will have a variety of food to choose from while there due to the buffet offerings. The best bang for the buck is the breakfast buffet as it gives you access to the buffet along... More 

Thank adj7317
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The breakfast buffet was great and abundant for the price. Some hotels and resorts are no the best and are over priced. You got juice and coffee included plus a full entree.

Thank Venom87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Hawaiian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, 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: +1 808-921-4600

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