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“Breakfast”
Review of Surf Lanai

Surf Lanai
Ranked #192 of 2,454 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The setting for Azure in The Royal Hawaiian is wonderful; it is very elegant over viewing the beach. We spent the night at the Royal for our anniversary. We live in Honolulu so this was a treat. Service was very attentive and pleasant. Our food was average. Average buffet for a lot of $$$. Go for the the location and view. Dinner is much better.

Thank manoabob
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

First and foremost, the view here is absolutely wonderful.

We came here for breakfast, and found a limited menu. When a restaurant has very limited items, that signals to me that those few items should in fact be very refined and polished. Our breakfast was nothing short of amazing. The flavors were right on point, the portion was not too small, and not over the top, and the seasoning and presentation of the dishes was very pleasant.

The coffee was wonderful, as was the fresh guava juice which came with a blueberry banana shot. Wow.

Next came the Kalua pork hash. It's a hash, how can you make this look like something other than a pile of meat and potatoes? The surf lanai figured out a way to make it look 5 star, and amazing. Topped with 2 perfectly poached eggs and topped with a champagne dijon hollandaise that was to die for. The kalua pork was just the right amount of crispy, and below that layer of delicious meat was a layer of crispy breakfast potatoes. The dish came with a small size of fresh greens and half of a baked tomato.

My husband has the spicy portuguese sausage tomato casserole. Wow. It came in a mini cast iron casserole dish. I was almost jealous! The sausage was tender, and flavorful, as was the amazing tomato based sauce that cuddled the delicious poached eggs and other assorted veggies. Bravo.

As a side note, I'm thinking the limited breakfast menu we were given to chose from may have been due to the breakfast being complimentary.... I caught a glimpse of the "full" breakfast menu which included some type of short rib breakfast option.... hmmmmm.....

The service was absolutely on point. Our coffees were always full, as were our bellies when we left.

Wonderful in every way.

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Thank SweetCyanide
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Awesome food and almost on the sand. The service is first class. We had breakfast here every morning - a la carte - huge meals and the orange juice is freshly squeezed.

Thank Lois G
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The buffet is good, but they only offer it on Sunday. Breakfast all other days was fine, but nothing special. The service is great though and the view is better than the eggs benedict.

Thank colonelscott
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great food and service at this beachside spot in 1920s pink Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Ate here twice on annual waikiki vacation stay. Old school ambience and service. Hostess even writes down your name on a card and put it at your table,and wait staff then mentions your name.

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Thank Quasimodo47
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