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Orchids
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Ranked #17 of 2,453 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 75
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Lewers Street
Description: Providing picturesque views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, Orchids is an ocean-side indoor / outdoor restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A la carte breakfast offered Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch is served à la carte Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner served Monday to Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Inspired new Mediterranean Italian menu offered for lunch and dinner. Afternoon Tea at Orchids offers a wide selection of international fine teas and coffees, including espresso and freshly baked cakes and pastries served with Devonshire cream. Offered Monday to Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Sunday brunch buffet is available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. offering choices from traditional American selections to distinctly Japanese cuisine. Resort casual attire for breakfast, lunch, brunch and afternoon tea – tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted. Casual elegant attire for dinner – casual t-shirts, tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire or flip-flops are not permitted. Reservations required through Dining Reservations.
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly staff, great location.

We had the ahi tuna tartare which was delicious, the scallops and fritto misto for starters all were great.

For mains we had the salmon, sea bass and prawns. The prawns tasted a little old but everything else was fine. Strongly recommend the salmon it was delicious. The sea bass seemed like it had been frozen at some point.

Overall small nitpicks but a great dining experience.

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We booked here at the last minute based on reviews and weren't disappointed. A table with an ocean view made the experience even more special.
Although we had to wait a while before being served we thoroughly enjoyed entrees of Lobster Salad and Seafood Lasagnette as mains. The entree lasagnette certainly generous enough as a main. Wine list was reasonably good with some good wines available by the glass.
Restaurant is on the expensive side so more ideal for a special night out rather than a family dinnner. Parking in the area is problematic so if you aren't staying that far away I would walk (and enjoy an extra glass of wine).
A nice experience but would rate it behind The Verandah Restaurant also in Waikiki.

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1  Thank andrew m
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Asked for a quiet table with a nice view to celebrate my wife's birthday and got exactly that. In addition, each person who greeted us, wished my wife a happy birthday. We had an absolutely wonderful meal and a nice bottle of wine. One waiter brought us a desert menu, shortly followed by another waiter who took the menu and presented us with a complimentary serving of their signature coconut cake. It was delicious. This was followed by coffee and tea which never appeared on the bill and a few chocolates to round off the evening.
It is the little things and the attention to detail, which earns restaurant a reputation. Orchids stands out from the crowd in this regard. We would highly recommend and we will return on our next visit to Honolulu.

Thank IHuddo
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were lucky to get a table having called a little earlier beforehand. We were warned to dress appropriately with collar for men, no flip flops, etc, which indicated the standard of the restaurant to us (although we noticed a later diner was allowed in wearing a t-shirt, shorts and sandals). They also asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. We were warmly greeted by the hostesses and showed to a lovely table on the seafront.
The initial service was a bit slow, had to wait for the menus, water, and drinks order, but after that we we were very rapidly served and the food was delicious.
We had just entrées of lobster salad and seafood lasagnette and the waiter seemed a bit disappointed that we didn't feel like appetisers, or sides, and 'encouraged' us again to take desserts. I guess it bumps up the amount of the tip he would get.
All in all though, friendly service, beautiful environment, and a great menu to choose from.

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1  Thank Geneva1290
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were so happy to see that their locomoco was back!! It is the best locomoco on the island, in our humble opinion. However, you can't go wrong there! Of course, the view is simply breath-taking.

Thank MI_2007
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