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“Cute Pool Bar with a Nice View”
Review of Moana Terrace

Moana Terrace
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Ranked #300 of 2,391 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Description: Featuring live nightly entertainment, our Waikiki restaurant’s poolside venue offers you a relaxing atmosphere to sit and eat or get up and dance to join in on the fun.
Norwalk, CT
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cute Pool Bar with a Nice View”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are expecting fine dining at this establishment, you will be disappointed. It's a poolside bar with a great sunset view. The drinks are reasonably priced and they have daily drink specials. They have good signature drinks but have a full bar so feel free to create your own drink. Randy and Ray are awesome and tend to make sure you get your money's worth with your drinks. Even locals were found catching a drink or two when we were there.
As for the food: The wings are awesome! A must try! The Prime Rib French Dip was ok. My husband had the Fish Tacos and really enjoyed them.
If your staying in the area and you want a nice sunset drink, this is a good choice.

  • Visited November 2013
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Carol Stream, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Closes too early, wait staff not all that responsive”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Food was pretty good, Drinks were made well. Live music set the atmosphere, but...the place closes too darn early.

Visited October 2013
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Tucson Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
623 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,148 helpful votes
“Very relaxing”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Having been given a bunch of free Mai Tai vouchers (by the Waikiki Marriott), we decided to cash them in. We never order Mai Tais anywhere, as we don't really like them, but, hey, when something is a freebie, why not?

We found the Moana Terrace to be very relaxing and pleasant. Today, we got caught in a huge downpour while there, but were well protected by a large table umbrella. Barely got wet. The view is magnificent. We had the Calamari ($8.00) twice and it was delicious. The shrimps ($15.00) were watery and tasteless. Would not recommend them to anybody. Yesterday, service was indifferent, today, it was excellent. All depends on what server you get. Cannot say if those free Mai Tais are good, as we never drink them. However, they are such a Hawaiian tradition, that we got in the Hawaiian spirit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
1,011 reviews
741 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We popped in here for a light lunch and left feeling disappointed. The restaurant is on a balcony overlooking the main road and the beach. One of us had the Diamond Head salad with shrimp and the other had pork sliders. The sliders were too watery, soaking the bread and making them hard to eat without getting them down your shirt. The salad was very good though. As we ate so little we were surprised at how expensive it was. Not worth going out of your way for.

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Thank Sdwoo
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Best Happy Hour - Try the Wings!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We were told by a local that Moana Terrace has one of the best happy hours in Waikiki. Since we had free drink tickets we decided to check it out. We got our complimentary Mai Tais, chicken wings ($6) and Kalua pork nachos ($6). The nachos were good but were made with liquid nacho cheese (I was expecting real melted cheese). The chicken wings came with some sort of ranch sauce and were the best wings I've ever had...perfectly crisp skin and the sweet ranch sauce was so good I'm sure we wiped all of it off the plate with the chicken.

The view is beautiful and there are several TVs at the bar if you want to catch a game. The service is quick and friendly. Overall, it's a great place for Happy Hour or a casual meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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