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Beachhouse at the Moana

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2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5041 (Kaiulani)
+1 808-921-4600
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17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So this bar/cafe/restaurant is by the beach but you're best off going in early evening well in time before sunset if you're keen on watching the sun set to grab a table closer to the sea. Anything towards the back hinders your view of the sunset. There's a massively beautiful banyan tree in the middle of the beachhouse. The bar... More 

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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice location and views but overall over priced and not good enough quality. Fish was disappointing.

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Thank georgegibbs
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry that you were disappointed in the food quality. I have shared this review with our culinary team; occasionally we drop the ball, but we always listen to our guest's feedback and use it to improve. I hope that you will give us another chance on your... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setup for the breakfast buffet and nightly happy hour with great views of the ocean. The staff was wonderful.

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Thank Golfnut722
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

A big "mahalo" (thank you) for the great review. We are very proud of our staff -- thank you for the shout out. It looks like you joined us for breakfast and in the evening -- on your next trip be sure to check out our afternoon tea. More 

Kennebunkport, Maine
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good tables can be hard to come by here because the beachfront tables are in high demand. Plan the visit and reserve in advance - you will not be disappointed. Service is excellent, the food is very good and the location/views are top notch if you are seated beach front.

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Thank Tom W
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

A super-big mahalo (thank you) for the stellar review! And, great advice for future diners: while we think all of our tables are incredible, there are only a handful that are directly on the beach, so reserving early (and coming right when we open) are suggested. If you ptrefer to dine later, you can always let the hosts know that... More 

So. Cal
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last meal on the island. Reservations a must for beach front tables. Hostess and server ... excellent! Variety of dishes tried. Seafood chowder ... excellent. Fish dishes enjoyed by entire party. Steak was a little tough for the price. Apps were also quite tasty. Variety of drinks, cocktails and wine and desert was awesome! Highly recommend for a nice... More 

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Thank FireProf
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and the sharing of your experience. It is, indeed, a romantic restaurant -- bvut kids are always welcome! I will talk to chef about the steak. More 

Canyon Lake, California
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The beautiful location with live music for lunch with great service and really tasty lunch..the fresh fish over lentils and beans in garlic aioli with bacon chutney was so delish and really nice portion ..really fab..the service is so attentive and nice ..right on the water..a perfect experiences

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Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for the great comments! The fresh catch (or "catch of the moment" as our chef calls it) always hails from local waters. More 

Manila, Philippines
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The beachhouse bar is in a natural court formed by an immense banyan tree, planted in 1885. The bar is enclosed on threesidesmbynthe hotel and it's verandas, but opens on Waikiki beach and the ocean, giving guests a feeling of what it was like to visit the first and only grand hotel in Waikiki way back when. The drinks here... More 

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Thank Sam M
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

The Moana is, indeed, the "First Lady of Waikiki" -- in more ways than one: she was the first hotel in Waikiki, but regardless she continues to be the "first" in elegance and fine accommodations! We have a historical room on the second floor, and the Grand Staircase that leads to it is rifled with photographs of days gone by;... More 

Muskegon, Michigan
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200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Aloha to the best dinner, view, experience we've had in a while. We sat right by the water at the end of the porch. Mai Tai was the best on the island. Wait staff was attentive and neat. Band was good not to loud (no cheesy butt rockin' or bad bob marley) view of the banyan tree amazing, Food is... More 

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Thank iwearblack
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for the wonderful review -- we're delighted you had such a great time. You also bring up a great point: "powered by aloha." To an unfortunate few, the word "aloha" has become a cliché or marketing ploy. To those of us who grew up on the islands, it is much more than that. It is... More 

Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Although we stayed at the Hyatt across the street we came for drinks in the afternoon underneath the ambience of the banyan tree to enjoy the view of the beach at The Beach Bar (also highly recommend). Then we came back again the next day. Then we came back for breakfast brunch here at the Beachhouse. And breakfast again.... Do... More 

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Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for the shout out to Paschal -- he is such a wonderful man! Paschal receives more comments (all positive) than any server I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Must be the Irish charm! More 

Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Surfrider, and came here for dinner. We were sat with the beach view. Our waiter was very attentive, gave great recommendations and explained each course as it came out. We had the meal for 2 tomahawk steak and it was cooked perfectly. A romantic dinner, we wished we had come here for our actual anniversary dinner... More 

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Thank mrskp91
Brett C, Manager at Beachhouse at the Moana, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us here at the Beachhouse for dinner. We appreciate your gracious comments regarding the food and service, We strive to give every guest a memorable experience. Happy belated Anniversary. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 70
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5041
    (Kaiulani)
  • Public Transportation: General: from Ala Moana Center, any "Waikiki" bound bus will take you to Kuhio Avenue. Then disembark on Ka'iulani Avenue cross street and walk towards Kalakaua Avenue. From that point, the Moana Surfider, A Westin Resort & Spa can not be missed. From University area: take route 4 to Kuhio/Ka'iulani Avenue intersection.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-921-4600
Description
Enjoy a new era of elegant oceanfront dining and modern classic cuisine at Beachhouse at the Moana; located at the most iconic address on Waikiki Beach, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. Experience the tranquil ambiance of open-air dining amidst the backdrop of the Moana’s exquisite Victorian architecture, or choose to relax in our contemporarily-styled and meticulously crafted dining room as you marvel at some of the most magnificent sunsets over the Pacific. We have sourced the finest quality artisan Pennsylvania Amish Raised Angus and Australian Wagyu (Kobe-style) Beef, fresh seafood and the best local ingredients that Hawai'i has to offer to create his vibrant, island-inspired cuisine. A thoughtfully selected international wine list accompanies the restaurant’s world-class menu, featuring Old and New World wines from the finest growing regions and wine producers throughout the world.

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