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Surf Lanai

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-921-4600
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
“short ribs” (6 reviews)
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American, Hawaiian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiting for our room at the Royal Hawaiian to be ready, we stopped in for lunch. The service was slow, despite the fact there were very few people there yet. There was confusion when I asked for the dressing on the side. I really don't...More

Thank Mal and Denise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you’ve been to Waikiki, you’ve probably seen The Royal Hawaiian… with the bright pink facade, it’s difficult to miss this long-standing resort nestled up on the beach. One of the things that they’re known for is their famous banana bread. While we’ve never stayed...More

1  Thank pennyandrusty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine place to start your day with views of the ocean and Waikiki Beach and an extensive spread of foods for your dining pleasure.

1  Thank ecmagilla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here most days for our stay at the Hotel. First day we ordered off the menu and rest was the Buffet. The food and the waitstaff was quite good. First day our waiter spent a little time with us and offered many great...More

Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for authentic Hawaiian breakfast in Waikiki. The Surf Lanai has a great Loco Moco. Fresh farmed eggs with an awesome grass fed short ribs with mushrooms. I considered it the best Loco Moco without Spam in Hawaii. Also try the fresh Guava...More

Thank ThePlumber2015
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Seated next to the ocean, in your own little private cabana, with the ocean-breezes gently blowing the drapes around you while the waiter brings you the Royal Pink Pancakes and the entire tea service, is not to be missed. If you have have the rewards,...More

Thank DisneyFan30
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had a lovely breakfast and the only issue was someone trying to charge their own breakfast to our room. It was quickly taken care of when I checked out of hotel. Wait staff very friendly.

1  Thank Toni M
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Every morning I was welcomed with big smiles and Alohas from the host/hostess. Best view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head and delicious food ~ especially the pink pancakes!

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We have been staying at the Royal Hawaiian for five nights and had the breakfast buffet each morning at Surf Lanai. Every day I hoped that the staff were just having a bad day previously as the service here was consistently terrible. The front of...More

1  Thank Chloe W
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

As my other review on Azure restaurant...the Surf Lanai shares the restaurant with Azure. Surf Lanai serves breakfast and lunch. They have inside and outdoor seating. They have a breakfast buffet for $42 per person. They also serve regular breakfast. The day we went the...More

1  Thank sean96823
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
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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