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Hau Tree Lanai

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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2863 Kalakaua Ave, New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
+1 808-921-7066
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 22:00 - 08:00
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a late dinner here on our last night in Honolulu. It was a beautiful evening and setting. The food was wonderful and the staff excellent.

1 Thank scriby
Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our farewell meal in Honolulu before heading home, and we tried to do it up right. We had Sunday brunch at a wonderful table right on the beach, under two old hau trees - gnarled and tons of character - lots of opportunity for people-watching. Robert Louis Stevenson reputedly stayed there and wrote novels under the hau trees,... More 

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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here once and lunch once. Both were very good, with friendly staff and good food. My hash browns at breakfast came with a fried banana on it as a surprise, the stuffed papaya at lunch was quite good with more fruits than I could handle. The price was good for the Waikiki area. The location is of... More 

1 Thank Rappongi27
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is where we always go when ever we're on Oahu. They serve the best Eggs Benedict of anywhere I've been. The locale is right on the beach under these old beautiful Hau trees. Service is tack sharp with plenty coffee or juice. Enjoy a morning Bloody Mary or a Mimosa and watch the morning light wash over the beach.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful and glamorous setting. . .if only the hotel would invest to maximize the potential. The service could be better and more professional and engaged and the food could and should be better to match the setting. Still, it's a wonderfully relaxing and lazy (if crowded) dining experience. We especially love breakfast.

Thank msakurai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a delightful sunset dinner last week at The Hau Tree Lania. Our table was at the wall that separates the tables from the beach. The activity on the beach did not distract from our enjoyment of our meal. Service was exceptional as servers carefully monitored our meals progress. The duck appetizer was superb. Our mains... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hau Tree is not to be missed on your vacation to Waikiki. Located under the famous tree frequented by Hemingway the scenery is stunning. The service and meal were outstanding. Great staff.

1 Thank aklynx99
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth it to go here, just for the airy, outdoor atmosphere. Food is better elsewhere, but it's fine.

Thank S4739YLrose
San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was next door to where we were staying so we decided to give it a try. While we were not too particular about the seating, the hostess said that a beach-side table would be ready soon so we decided ok and went to the bar to wait. It did take a while, and to her credit she checked... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to dine and watch the sunset during our honeymoon stay in Honolulu and totally impressed! Incredible ocean view, fantastic food and outstanding service...right down to our waiter Alan taking very good pics of us with our good camera. Noticed him doing the same for other diners. Highly recommend! Seriously the food was amazing and the service and atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 65
American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
22:00 - 08:00
22:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave, New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-921-7066
The Hau Tree Lanai is perhaps Honolulu's favorite beachside restaurant. Locals gravitate to its ideal location, just outside Waikiki proper and at the beginning of Diamond Head's Gold Coast. The restaurant is located in The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, an ideal place to start the day, enjoy a leisurely lunch or a romantic sunset dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?