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“Great facility, food and service in Waikiki” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
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Ranked #51 of 2,233 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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.
Auckland
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great facility, food and service in Waikiki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

2 burger lunches with ice cream and smoothies. No complaints here. And attentive service also.
Come early to beat the crowds and the queues.
Pity they can't make a coffee or I would score them higher.
Do take the time to admire the guitar collection while you are here.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank dougcoAuckland
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thanks for the feedback dougcoAuckland!! We really appreciate the input & hope that all of our guests are treated like RockStars. :)

Aloha-

C.J. Chipley
General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe
Honolulu, Hawaii
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English first
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hard waiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Liked the atmosphere and food quality as well overall price but hated the long waiting (45 minutes)....

Visited June 2014
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Thank Jose D
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Aloha Jose D.,

I glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and good food. Please,do not hesitate to call ahead for priority seating, our number 808-225-0375, this will help with your wait time. We do hope you will come back the next time you are in Honolulu.

Mahalo,
C.J.Chipley
General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
280 Beachwalk. Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-955-7383
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Cobourg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Another Great HRC Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a really good location with their guitar wall & ceiling. Live music was a nice touch. The food was very good, and very good size portions. Service was great. Reasonable prices as well. Highly recommended. We have been to about 12 different HRC's, have not disappointed yet.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Aloha TravelingFamily2,

Thank you for writing this nice review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the good food and reasonable prices. Thank you too for the high recommendation. 12 HRC's ?! , that is awesome, I hope you are taking advantage of all your rewards points.

Mahalo,
C.J. Chipley
General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great food and great serive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Very good restaurant. Great burgers and the drinks are good. The service was also good and would recommend this to friends and family.

P. Martini
Sydney, Australia

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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Aloha Pete M.,

Thank you for writing this review and for recommending us to your friends and family. Hope you will stop by again the next time you are in Hawaii.

Mahalo,
C.J. Chipley
General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good food, average service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I liked the set up of this Hard Rock with the indoor/outdoor dining on the second floor. We had to wait about 25 minutes for a table. Once upstairs, we had to wait about 10 more minutes before we were seated. Our server was less than efficient, but I do believe he was trying. (I think he was inexperienced in dealing with crowds more than anything.) When our food did arrive, I had fish tacos. The fish was a Hawaiian swordfish-like fish. The tacos were tasty. My husband had chicken fajitas and enjoyed those. My daughter had a Cobb Salad because she was "not hungry," but the salad was huge. For someone who does not typically order a salad, she really liked it. I try to visit Hard Rock Cafes wherever I travel. I really liked the feel of this one. Prices were reasonable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Green24
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HardRock_Waikiki, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Aloha Green24,

Thank you for writing this review about our cafe. Our fish tacos are amazing. Our fish is delivered to us fresh daily. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your meals. Hope to see you again the next time you are in Waikiki.

Mahalo,
C.J. Chipley
General Manager
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
808-955-7383
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