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“loud!!! great friendly service and good sized meals”
Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
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Ranked #57 of 2,356 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "A must do in Waikiki!" is one of our most occurring descriptions in Trip Advisor reviews! We've got live music 2x a day that vibes amongst authentic music memorabilia and a guitar wave spanning two floors. Our open-aired Hawaiian design includes a stage for the best bands on the island performing classic and current pop and rock hits from 5-7pm and 9pm-close everyday. Enjoy happy hour specials from 3pm-7pm and 9pm-close everyday. Our island specialites include fresh fish tacos, Legendary Hawaiian cheeseburgers, and award winning tropical cocktails. And don't forget to pick up one of our Honolulu classic Hard Rock T-shirt or sweatshirt. We are located at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Beach Walk Avenue in the heart of Waikiki.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“loud!!! great friendly service and good sized meals”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

I dragged my wife in here for dinner ( not a fan of themed restaurants, but I am ) and loved it.
A young team member approached us and asked us our choice of music, we chose one song each, and 5 mins later the videos were playing on the big screen- nice!.
The place was thumping but our ears weren't bleeding btw and we could communicate although louder than usual. The waitress advised us of all that was available on the menu- what a memory! Our drinks and meals were correct and not late. We stayed longer than we would at other restaurants just so we could try the desserts, needless to say we slept in the next morning haha.
The souvenir shop was well set out and bargains were found. My petite wife liked a t/shirt that wasn't in her size and one of the shop team rushed out and found the right product as well as a different color option & both were purchased, well done.
I will always visit any Hard Rock Cafe while travelling.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Rob W
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Aloha Rob,

Thank you for writing this awesome review about your time at the cafe. We have a vibe host, he is in charge of what music gets played. We like to cater to guests musical appetite as well as food and drinks.So glad you heard that you chose to end your night with us and stayed for dessert. We hope to see you again the next time your in Waikiki.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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“Consistently good”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We ate at this restaurant twice during our recent holiday in Honolulu. The first time we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table ..... disappointing only because the bar area does not cater for the number of people waiting at any given time. Once we were seated, the wait was soon forgotten. Service is always excellent, and the food fresh and delicious. I ordered the California burger - YUM. Super-fresh ingredients, and not greasy. Fajitas are the regular choice of my husband, and he is never disappointed. On our second visit, close to New Year's, we were able to be seated straight away, which just added to our enjoyment of the experience. Blackened Chicken Pasta was good. Despite the madness that is Waikiki in the holiday season, Hard Rock Cafe caters well ... we were told at other venues that the wait time, just to be seated, was between 1 and 2 hours!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Christine B
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Aloha Christine B.,
Thank you for writing this nice review about our cafe. Two time in one vacation?! That is great. Don't hesitate to call us next time. We take reservations. So glad to hear you had great service and enjoyed the fresh food as well. hope to see you again the next time your in Waikiki.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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New Plymouth
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“Fantastic ”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We went there and they were extremely busy ! Gave us a pager which we were fine with this meant we could shop more and that we did! The choices on there menu was extensive! We started with a jumbo platter For two amazing food was real good didn't even get through it and our mains arrived we were already stuffed ! Never mind the service was outstanding and the meal was excellent! We loved our waitress can't remember name awesome guys

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Thank Jase T
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Aloha Jase T.,

Thank you for writing this nice review about our cafe. The Jumbo Combo is a favorite and yes, very filling. So glad you had outstanding service and excellent food. We hope to see you again the next time your in Honolulu.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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Calgary, Alberta
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food but terrible service!”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Dec 25, 2013 Christmas dinner at HardRock Honolulu... pretty hard to beat right! We thought so too until we ran into Mia our server.
Too slow in getting food and drinks out to you. She was too busy wanting to look after her new customers that she forgot we were new too.
Would stop at the table to get your order, then excuse herself to run and take someone else's order first then run back.
I\t appeared that she was not only waitressing the bar area but had a couple of tables on the lanai.
What was the worst - was watching her deliver drinks to a table. She had 2 drinks in each hand and then tucked the wine glass of red wine up against her left breast. Would you want to drink that?? very unprofessional!!
Too long in wait time for drinks. Food delivery was by someone else, cleanup was by someone else. too long in wait time to get bill and then she kept running away.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Wkend_lady
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Monticello, Indiana
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37 reviews
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“Not a bad place to grab a burger”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We arrived with a group of 62 people. We had pre-ordered and this made the process of serving pretty east. We still had to place orders for what we pre-ordered but it was no big deals and I had kept a list of who ordered what and reminded each person as they entered. The music was pretty good thought didn't start until we were almost done with our dinner. Nice decor and the seating area was roomy.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank 13Christine
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Aloha 13Christine,

Thank you for writing this review about our cafe. Sounds like you had things pretty organized that night, double checking is one of our corner stones.Glad you enjoyed the live music. We hope you will come back the next time your in Waikiki.

Mahalo,
Andy Oreskovich
General Manager
Hard Rock cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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