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“Good Meal”
Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
Ranked #56 of 2,370 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Preston, England
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

We've visited Hard Rock Cafes in many cities around the world so thought we should try this one. We arrived soon after 6pm so were able to get a table without waiting. The restaurant is open-fronted so had a nice breeze running through. There was also a live band that added to the atmosphere. The food is pretty standard HRC fayre both on food quality and menu cost. The food and service were both very good. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank instoreman
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HardRock_Waikiki, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Aloha instoreman,

Thank you for posting about your Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu experience. I am pleased to see that the food and service was to your liking and that you were able to enjoy a table on our open-air lanai and our daily live music!

Mahalo nui loa!

C.J. Chipley
Assistant General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808.955.7383
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“OK, same as any other”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Service was ok, nothing special. Food ok, again nothing special. We only went here because our friend's son wanted to go, should've tried somewhere "local" instead

Visited November 2013
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Thank OhioUKgirl
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Aloha OhioUKgirl,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review about Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. I am sorry to see that we did not provide the over-the-top food and service during your experience that we strive for. Our goal is for our guests to leave with a smile and great memories, so I am sorry to see that was not the case.

Please check your inbox as I am sending you a private message to learn about how we can make the experience beyond ok and extra special.

Thank you for your time.

Mahalo,

C.J. Chipley
Assistant General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808.955.7383
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Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

An excellent Hard Rock venue! We attended Happy Hour almost every day for a week, while in Honolulu. Service, value and prices were all very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank GrabMyWrist
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HardRock_Waikiki, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Aloha GrabMyWrist,

Thank you for stopping in for our daily Happy Hour as many times as you did! Thank you also for the great comments about our service, our value and for posting your photos of Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu here on TripAdvisor!

Mahalo,
C.J. Chipley
Assistant General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808.955.7383
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Calgary, Canada
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“Good food but pricey”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fast service, cool atmosphere but it was expensive. My fajitas were $23 before tax and tip and beverage.
The guitars on the ceiling are incredible as was the seating in the open air

Visited May 2014
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Thank Pam R
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HardRock_Waikiki, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Aloha Pam R,

Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. I am very glad to see that the service was quick during your visit and that you enjoyed the overall atmosphere here at Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu! I will be sure to forward your comments about the menu items to our corporate office.

Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

Mahalo,

C.J. Chipley
Assistant General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808.955.7383
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“worth the wait”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Even after making a reservation we had to wait half an hour but the wait was worthwhile the food was delicious and the service amazing. Live band performing was quite entertaining.
A must visit when in Honolulu.

Visited April 2014
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