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The Veranda

#280 of 1,838 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816 (Kahala Avenue)
18087398760
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Today, we decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea as an early Valentine's Day celebration. We've had afternoon tea at the Kahala before as well as at other establishments on the island so we know the difference between a good and not so good tea service. Our reservation was at 230pm but arrived shortly after 2pm (when they open for... More 

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Thank Azntiger
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for locals who want to get away and unwind. The teas are awesome as well as the service and ambiance.

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Thank Mary L
Scarborough, Maine
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited menu but all delightful choices. Excellent wine selection plus full bar. Could be a little noisy at times, but the view is excellent from tables by the windows. One rainy afternoon my feet were wet from water blowing in under the pull down screens.

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Thank Elizabeth W
Hawaii
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I made an appointment on Open Table for 2pm for the afternoon tea. We arrived about 15 minutes early so they were not ready to seat people yet. This particular restaurant doesn't serve lunch and their first service is at 2pm for tea so I understand why they were not ready. We waited outside on the Lanai for about 10... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We anxiously anticipated our visit to the "famous" Kahala Hotel and was very disappointed by the food and service. It seems to be the place where regulars get all the attention while first timers get no hospitality. There are lots of places in O'ahu to enjoy a drink, sunset, nice meal, and good service. This is not one of those... More 

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turkey
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Crowded which could be part of the problem. Service was authentic given how busy it was. Out server was apologetic about how busy it was regardless he did a great job. The piano was nice. Good holiday music The food was the challenge. The plates are huge, the portions are small and the price does not match to what you... More 

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HAWAII
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Light Lunch menu 2-5:30 has many selections. The Lounge menu 5:30-9:30 has very few selections and you'll leave hungry (I think they want to push you to the Plumaria downstairs). The Late Nite menu 9:30-12 midnight, is the full meal deal. Service was okay and food was okay too. Piano entertainment starts at 7:30. The piano player was okay... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The service was very inattentive. Servers had to called over for drink order and food. When the platters of appetizers were delivered to the table, they came with no serving spoons or forks. We asked the server for serving spoons but never got them. When we were finished eating, they didn't clear the table. We ended up stacking the platters... More 

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Thank John S
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Lovely setting for high tea, stunning xmas decorations, unfortunately due to windy weather, outside section was closed. A very enjoyable afternoon thank you to lovely staff.

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Thank Suzanne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We loved coming here for cocktails; also had dinner a couple of times. Their Spaghetti Bologonese is amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Fusion, Asian, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 00:00
Monday
14:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 00:00
Thursday
14:00 - 00:00
Friday
14:00 - 00:00
Saturday
14:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
    (Kahala Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 18087398760
Description
Relax in the romantic ambience of old Hawaii. A perfect meeting place for afternoon tea or cocktails with live jazz entertainment in the evening.

Designed in classic plantation style, The Veranda takes patrons back to another time when life was more leisurely and meeting with friends for tea and conversation was a daily affair. The comfortable lounge overlooks the Dolphin Lagoon with a choice of both indoor and al fresco seating. Large, upholstered chairs are perfect for lingering over a cocktail or just escaping with a good book, as palm leaf motifs and island-inspired furnishings transport you to that other time.

Our Afternoon Tea is a tradition, after a day out discovering Oahu. It is also a popular venue for special occasions and showers. Afternoon Tea includes your choice of Harney & Sons Tea or 100% Kona Peaberry coffee with pastries.

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