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Hale Kai

The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-887-7520
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado toast” (8 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“tacos” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It appears the two restaurants share a kitchen. They also share a view. Hale Kai is the less expensive, less formal option. Fish items were fresh and good. Other menu items a little less impressive. Service was very prompt and friendly.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited over an hour after we ordered our food and never got it...kept getting excuses about "having to prepare food for all the kids" but the restaurant was at less than capacity and I didn't see any kids. Pretty pissed off having to leave hungry...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good Mai Tai's with Flor de Cana rum. We liked these the best (along with the ones at Tommy Bahama's). Great pool side drink spot at the Fairmont.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific Happy Hour specials and a nice place to spend some late afternoon time. The service was a little slow, but you are on a beach in Hawaii--do you really care?

Thank 48stever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For our last night on the big island we wanted something near the ocean. Reading the reviews, we knew it would be spendy for the five of us but hey, it's on the beach in a high end resort in Hawaii... What do you expect?...More

Thank jondska
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food, one night we had great service, the other night not so great service. I loved the marlin fish tacos. I also liked the relaxed atmosphere in a very nice hotel. Pricey for the style of food.

Thank wgechter
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We enjoyed late dinner at the Hale Kai a few times and really liked the cheeseburger! Drinks during the day at the pool and just hanging out

Thank BobbyD6363
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Wonderful ocean views. Poolside atmosphere. Dec.-Feb. whales can be seen :) Service is excellent. Food better than expected. Reasonably priced for Hawaii. Turtles occasionally "resting" nearby which is fun to see.

Thank peacein
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Ate here our first night at the hotel. Nice location overlooking the beach. Service was decent. We loved the chicken wings ($18), potstickers ($16) and lobster rice ($33) but not the prices. Those dishes along with two beers and tip set us back $121....that's a...More

Thank Edmundo_de_ABQ
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We spent many a lunch, early evening and dinner here, watching the water and the sunsets. Delicious food and drinks. A favorite spot on hotel grounds.

Thank stephaniecL3547DA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-7520
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