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“Good food, if you have the time.”
Review of The Orchid Court

The Orchid Court
Ranked #53 of 88 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Orchid Court serves the premiere breakfast on the island offering a sumptuous rotating buffet menu and a tempting selection of à la carte items perfect for the dawn patrol or late risers alike.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, if you have the time.”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

My family and I ate here twice during our stay, we ordered breakfast off the menu and thought the food was very good. The problem was that the service for this type (and price) of restaurant was unbearably slow. This was the case both visits and will be the reason we won't be returning. Example: When your children's juice comes after their food is gone....its a little late.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

The buffet was great. It was my first meal in Hawaii and the fruit was excellent and so were the pastries. side, bIt was a little on the pricey ut the atmosphere, food and service made up for it.

1 Thank Kristina H
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Stafford, Virginia, USA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“BEST Breakfast Buffet”
Reviewed October 20, 2010

The Orchid Court had the BEST breakfast buffet. It's pricey...but all the breakfast buffets in Hawaii were expensive. We typically ate there, late morning, and were able to skip lunch and eat dinner. It actually "saved" money by skipping lunch. No need to eat lunch with the large assortment and variety offered here. Buffet options change daily and we never had anything we didn't like.

1 Thank 4Virginia_Travelers
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New York City
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Ordinary and expensive - not a good combination”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

The Orchid Court is the only restaurant open for breakfast in the Fairmont Orchid (becomes Norio's restaurant during the evenings). The breakfast buffet here was quite average with your selection of sausages, bacon, potatoes, fruit, omelets, smoked salmon, you know the deal. The service is average (it's what you would expect with the waiters who have nothing to do since the food is already laid out there). The atmosphere is nice, the tables are outside so you can eat with the fresh morning breeze. The only complaint I have is the price - $30 for each person (not too sure about the kids, but I'm sure it's just a bit cheaper). If you don't want to pay the price, I would recommend to go out of the area and found somewhere else to eat but that might be difficult. Brown's Deli (next to the beach house) I believe offers breakfast items for much cheaper. But if these options don't work for you, then there's no other choice.

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2 Thank yumikat2006
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New York
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Breakfast for a whole day”
Reviewed February 21, 2010

Orchid Court buffet isn't cheap, but it will keep you going for an entire day. The service is pleasant and gracious, and the selection great. I especially loved the fresh fruit and pastries. My husband and daughter ordered omelets each day, and my son loved the waffles and pancakes. The menu is rotated every three days, and always includes a warm buffet, a made-to order egg station, Japanese station, fresh fruit buffet, and pastry selection. A kids area with all the favorite cereals is also available.

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2 Thank xxxJUxxx
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