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“Nice place, not great food or service”

Beachhouse at the Moana
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Ranked #36 of 2,368 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $70
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kaiulani
Transit: General: from Ala Moana Center, any "Waikiki" bound bus will take you to Kuhio Avenue. Then disembark on Ka'iulani Avenue cross street and walk towards Kalakaua Avenue. From that point, the Moana Surfider, A Westin Resort & Spa can not be missed. From University area: take route 4 to Kuhio/Ka'iulani Avenue intersection.
Description: On the beach at Waikiki, beachhouse at the moana offers the finest steaks, freshest seafood and vibrant island inspired cuisine, utilizing the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients.  Accented with an award winning wine list and signature hand-crafted cocktails, beachhouse at the moana presents a timeless setting amidst the iconic Moana and the tranquil Pacific.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice place, not great food or service”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We did not have a great experience here. Hostess had us wait to be seated, even though there were multiple open tables. Once seated, the waitress came and was clearly annoyed that two 24 year olds were eating at her restaurant. She was not friendly at all, and after taking our order, came back 5 minutes to tell us that they had sold out of what we had chosen. For some reason I still don't believe they were sold out of the item, weird but she seemed suspicious. So we re-ordered, a black-bean burger with arugula salad, friend ordered a caprese salad. We also ordered a side of truffle potato tots. Food was ok at best. Of course the truffle potato tots were delicious(pretty hard to screw these up haha), the burger and salads were boring boring boring! We could have ordered these in any city at any restaurant and it would most likely be better than what they served. So unimpressed, and the cocktails were on the opposite end of the taste spectrum. They were over-thought concauctions that didn't taste very good. And finally the bill came with a recommended tip. This is so insulting and so distasteful especially for a fine dining restaurant. Maybe we ordered the wrong things on the menu, but a restaurant is only as good as its weakest selections! I would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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“PERFECT spot for a special sunset dinner”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This restaurant's location is perfect. It is expensive but definitely first class cuisine. The steaks are wonderful. The view is unmatched. Be aware that you need to order sides separately, but if you allow one very special meal, this is where you want to dine. Make reservations in time for sunset and you will be treated to a spectacular scene.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had breakfast here, just love the way they serve a pot of tea, no china and a tea bag here, silver all the way! The breakfast was cooked lovely we had omelettes and they were large with toast - check out the way the butter comes to the table. Throughly enjoyed our breakfast and surroundings.

  • Visited May 2013
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Warrenville, Illinois
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“Wonderful end to a vacation”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This restaurant has everything you want: ambiance, great service, beautiful setting, live music, fantastic food. I know you will love this place. Perfect for a romantic evening in paradise.

Visited April 2013
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. The food was excellent but conservative. Our waitress was superb and her standard of service was excellent and friendly. This restaurant is expensive but the food, service and setting made it a worthwhile experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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