The natural tropical garden setting is enough reason alone to visit this Manoa Valley Tea House Restaurant. We stopped in at noon on a weekday expecting a crowd. It was busy but they they welcomed us to a rustic outside lanai table. The Aloha spirit was Spirit was abundant...the staff courteous and pleasant. We ordered tea some wonderfully prepared fresh salads. I had hot tea and my wife had a glass of wine. The service was fast and efficient and the food delicious. Clearly people who know the value of an unhurried meal among friends and families also enjoying some quality time at a quality restaurant got the treat of an authentic "Hawaiian" experience. We had time to chat, eat, and enjoy unhurried moments among that which makes a trip to Hawai'i more memorable. The restaurant is owned by the Salvation Army and is run efficiently by a conscientious and caring staff. If you love fast-food and enjoy a short lunch on the run...maybe this is not your cup of tea....but for anyone who has a moment to stop and smell the flowers and that enjoys a quaint historic treasure...then this is here waiting just for you and your family.