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Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant

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$$$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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2863 Kalakaua Ave, New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
+1 808-921-7066
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 pm - 8:00 am
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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend recommended this restaurant. It was not easy to find but persistence paid off. The Hua Trees are over 200 years old and the restaurant is on the terrace where Robert Louis Stevenson visited frequently. My lunch was so good that I returned for dinner. The Chef's Prix Fix selection with the accompanying wine selection is excellent.

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Thank Geoffrey5063
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't eaten here since our last visit 6 years ago and for both of us it was better than we remembered. I was aching for fish and not disappointed in the sashimi, followed by the local snapper with crab and avocado. The man settled on soup of the day and grilled Mahi Mahi and declared both excellent. Really good... More 

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1 Thank Allder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Oahu for a one week vacation and decided to visit Hau Tree Lanai on our last day. Make sure to book online in advance to avoid disappointment. The food was delicious. We tried a salmon benedict and a French toast and shared. The portions were large, the flavours excellent. Staff were attentive. We didn't have a better... More 

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Milan, Italy
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply best place to dine in honolulu: service, food and magic location. We will visit each time in oahu, higly recomended

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California
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125 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book ahead to get a table under the trees. But can't go wrong no matter where you sit. Try the eggs benedict - best anywhere.

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1 Thank JALL_517
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Wonderful setting Under the Hau Tree looking out at blue Hawaii in front of Waikiki with the Waianae Mountain range backdrop. Very good food and excellent service!

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1 Thank Mike O
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We really enjoy this restaurant. The setting is Old Hawaii, and the food is good, especially the breakfast. It's not inexpensive, but it's yummy.

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Thank Michael W
Dallas, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Live music, authentic hula, excellent drinks, 5-star service and a world famous menu all add up to a sensational anniversary night out. It doesn't get any better.

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San Francisco
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Located along the beach just outside of Waikiki in the New Otani Hotel, the restaurant space is charming and romantic. The service was attentive and and the food was mostly good. Crab cakes and seafood platter were nice, but a caprese appetizer with flavorless underripe tomatoes (in August ?!) was a disappointment. I found the prices to be high, even... More 

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Aurora, Oregon
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

With the dining tables being tucked within a grove of beautiful, unique trees, over looking the ocean front, it makes dining a very pleasant experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $65
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Thursday
10:00 pm - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave, New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-921-7066
Description
The Hau Tree Lanai is perhaps Honolulu's favorite beachside restaurant. Locals gravitate to its ideal location, just outside Waikiki proper and at the beginning of Diamond Head's Gold Coast. The restaurant is located in The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, an ideal place to start the day, enjoy a leisurely lunch or a romantic sunset dinner.

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