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Hau Tree Lanai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Medina, Washington
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining under the Hau Tree at the New Otani is like stepping back in time to old Waikiki. Delicious food for breakfast, lunch or dinner and seasoned wait staff who take good care of you. Watch the waves as you dine.

1 Thank 33dss
Oahu, Hawaii
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been wanting to try the Hau Tree for quite awhile and we finally had lunch there today. My husband uses a wheelchair and there is a ramp that he was able to use to get to the lanai. The staff at the restaurant were very helpful directing us to the ramp and opening the doors... More 

1 Thank janc468
Bethesda, MD
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279 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday was a special birthday. My wife and I made early reservations so we could see the gorgeous sunset. We were not disappointed. Our dinners were excellent, we couldn't finish the entrees.

1 Thank Lubran
Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eggs Benedict on the beach? This is probably the best breakfast spot in Waikiki if you want to eat on the beach but be in the shade with full service and great food. The Eggs Bennedict is the favorite here, and it's fantastic. You will sit under the trees that are very low hanging branched trees, in the shade, and... More 

1 Thank B T
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Far-Out !! Majestic and Epic with superlative service and fish a plenty ... Mahalo again, Your Canadian fans :)

1 Thank Natalino B
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited the Hau Tree in 2008 and loved it. Just went back there in January and the food and ambience remains excellent. Service is friendly but a little slow (I remembered this from last time) but given the location - right on the beach in Waikiki, it's forgivable.

Thank OzzieinLA
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident, set on a French provincial style terrace in a retro style hotel right on the beach. It's a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from central Waikiki and absolutely worth it. Once you arrive the hustle and bustle of Waikiki is a distant memory. The food and wait staff are exceptional, American... More 

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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular trees surrounding and shading the tables. Professional wait staff, great menu and bar. It has an old world feel - yet friendly.

1 Thank Barb B
Eugene, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness. My friend recommended this as the most romantic location on Oahu. That is true. However, the food is what you should come for. The flavors are so enjoyable-and none overstated. We had the Onaga (my second favorite fish after Opa), the spinach salad with bay shrimp, and the chocolate lovers dessert. Great menu, fantastic service, great views,... More 

1 Thank GSPurcell
Vancouver, WA
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I found this little gem on TA! Right on the water at the south end of Waikiki at the base of Diamond Head. Years ago it was an estate so the meals are on the lanai. Reservations suggested. The picture was taken from the bar above the lanai.

Thank CisVancouver_WA

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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
USD 25 - USD 65
American, Hawaiian
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?