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“Wonderful Sunday Brunch”
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Orchids
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Ranked #20 of 2,420 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $75
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Lewers Street
Description: Providing picturesque views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, Orchids is an ocean-side indoor / outdoor restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A la carte breakfast offered Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch is served à la carte Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner served Monday to Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Inspired new Mediterranean Italian menu offered for lunch and dinner. Afternoon Tea at Orchids offers a wide selection of international fine teas and coffees, including espresso and freshly baked cakes and pastries served with Devonshire cream. Offered Monday to Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Sunday brunch buffet is available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. offering choices from traditional American selections to distinctly Japanese cuisine. Resort casual attire for breakfast, lunch, brunch and afternoon tea – tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted. Casual elegant attire for dinner – casual t-shirts, tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted. Reservations required through Dining Reservations.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We often visit Orchids for Sunday Brunch for the celebration of special occasions. (We live in Honolulu.) The beautiful view of Diamond Head and the fun of people watching as they stroll along the Waikiki equivalent of a boardwalk add to the delight of the wide selection of fabulous food. While there is always an emphasis on food with an Japanese appeal (unlimited sashimi and poke, among other items), there are a wide array of salads, main courses (prime rib, roast pork, fish), vegetables, breakfast items (blintzes, omelet bar, various egg dishes, bacon), and the most amazing selection of desserts (including fresh fruit, an ice cream bar, and a variety of cakes, pies, etc.). We're not meat-eaters but eat more than our fill of at least three plates of food until we could not add another bite. The staff provide excellent service, regularly anticipating whatever we might need. It's an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The setting is fantastic.
The decor is beautiful.
The service is excellent.
The cuisine is superb!

Check it out, walk by and you'll see for yourself what a lovely place this is, especially in the morning light. The staff is welcoming and gracious, the seating comfortable, the menu choices more than adequate.

The Buffet is for those with hearty appetites.

Enjoy!

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1  Thank William M
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Whenever we are staying in Honolulu at the nearby Hilton Hawaiian Village, Outrigger on Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, or at the Waikiki Shores condos; we ALWAYS have a great time strolling over to Orchids Restaurant to enjoy its magnificent oceanfront setting and the very good food & service they provide. We are especially fans of their buffet brunch with sushi.& sashimi and the usual array of cooked breakfast items. Perhaps a tad expensive, but well worth it for the relaxing dining experience and Diamond Head vista before you....

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1  Thank dickgoode
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We chose to go a la carte as opposed to the buffet breakfast. Predictable breakfast menu options, but well presented and lovely food. The service was excellent, as was the beautiful setting right on the beach in the well kept grounds of trhe Halekulani Hotel, a popular hotel for Weddings. Definitely a great choice for a leisurely, special breakfast out.

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1  Thank markandsue-84
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had brunch here after a wedding, and while the spread was truly outstanding, the $60 price-point (if we'd been paying) would be high enough to offset the deliciousness somewhat.

The location would be tough to beat: right on the beach, with the sea breeze and views of Diamond Head to match. The service was both friendly and pretty efficient, especially given how busy it was. The real standout was the food though: everything from some high quality sashimi, to a huge spread of salads, to crab benedict, an omelette station, and of course roast beef and roast pig. Basically everything I tried was above average, and that's impressive from a buffet. That said, at ~$60 per person it had better be. We'd go back for a special occasion, but Orchids wouldn't be in our regular rotation.

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