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Surf Lanai

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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-921-4600
06:30 - 14:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the full breakfasts at Surf Lanai - food was deliciously prepared and sitting overlooking the ocean is magical.

Thank Deborah P
Skipton, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Part of the "Pink Palace" Royal Hawaiian Hotel this restaurant is situated right on the beach. We called in for lunch and were seated at a table on the terrace so we were not exposed directly to the sun's rays. This was ideal because it was a hot day. Food was good and the service was adequate but it is... More 

Thank Peeceecee
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

And eggs benedict! Hard to go past here for breakfast if you're staying at the Royal Hawaiian. Superb location, food great, service good.

Thank Dazzle44
Chicago, IL
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Food and service were spectacular. Had the Breakfast buffet. But the best part was our waiter, Stanton. Gave us a wonderful history of Hawaii and totally engrossed my teens in Hawaiian history. Wonderful sense of humor. Hope you get lucky enough to get Stanton as your waiter. Just ask to see if you can be seated at his table and... More 

Thank mom2boysanddogs
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Loved the breakfast buffet. Lots of great options. One of us ordered a la carte and the food was delicious. The kids ate for free so great value too! The views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head made for a great start to our Hawaiian holiday!

Thank momagerBC
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Me and my friends came here for brekkie one morning, The staff were unfriendly and rude. There were birds everywhere and they started to circle our table as soon as we were seated. Opposite us a family practically fled their table due to birds attacking their breakfast. We tried to ask a staff member walking past to help us as... More 

Thank SaritaM06
Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This location has another name depending on the time of day- one serves breakfast/brunch, the other dinner Ate breakfast here three mornings and tried three different dishes- all were delish and I would recommend.

Thank mleehalloran
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

You will love the outdoor service and lounge chairs. The only thing is it will cost from $50 and up for a covered spot. I thought it was pricey to sit out in the pool and sand area and need to pay for it.

Thank Evelyn H
Burlington, Canada
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536 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Very dignified service, the food was good but the menu was limited. The view of the beach if lovely but the ever present seagulls walking around your feet and alighting on empty chairs takes a little of the shine off. I enjoyed it overall.

Thank SLT1962
Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had the best breakfast in Hawaii The buffet is very nice. The loco moco egg with pork ribs and Hawaiian rice is very delicious and it is my favourite We went to Surf Lanai for breakfast everyday

Thank ErwinS2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
American, Hawaiian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-921-4600

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