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“In a word "lovely"”
Review of Orchids

Orchids
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Ranked #28 of 2,564 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$75
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Lewers Street
Description: With sweeping views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, Orchids is an ocean-side open air Dining Room serving Mediterranean inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Breakfast, Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:00 am; Lunch, Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm; Dinner, Monday to Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Afternoon Tea at Orchids offers a wide selection of international fine teas and coffees, including freshly baked cakes and pastries. Offered Monday to Saturday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, excluding holidays. Sunday Brunch buffet is available 9:00 am to 2:30 pm offering choices from traditional American to distinctly Japanese cuisines. 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 strongly advised.
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We were here for lunch - it was wonderful/lovely/exceptional. The view is breath taking - the patio boarders a small lawn and then the ocean appears. If one were much closer one would be in sand. The décor enhances the view and the casual elegance of the environment. Staff is attentive and professional. The food does not disappoint. This was our first visit but it will not be our last.

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Thank ChuckDallas
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I have patronised this restaurant periodically since 1988 and it continues to surpass most. Attentive service and innovative dishes. Perfect setting by the sea.

Thank Caplink
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose to go to Orchids restaurant to celebrate our anniversary while we were in Honolulu and I'm so glad we did. The view was amazing. Right on the water. The food was amazing. And the service was nothing short of exemplary!!! The evening was perfect!!

Thank 973cathyh
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is only the second time since I've been to lunch at Orchids after the departure of the Halekulani Executive Chef Vikram Garg in early 2016 -- and it was even better than my first luncheon about a month ago, both with a group of women.

The new Chef de Cuisine, Christian Testa, who previously worked at the Splendido Hotel in Portofino and La Coquille in Bermuda, has augmented the old Orchids menu adding such delicious offerings as the lansangette, a deconstructed lasagna, featuring shrimp, scallops and a prawn, with chopped fresh tomato and avocado in a creamy red sauce, and linguine in a creamy clam sauce..

The selection of appetizers has been expanded and I am told the lobster bisque was excellent as was the deep fried calamari that I had. There is a prix-fixe offering for lunch consisting of a main course and any of an appetizer, soup or salad OR a dessert.

I asked for a modified mimosa, with sparkling Moscato (for the lower alcohol content) with lilikoi (aka passion) juice instead of orange juice for an Island flavor even though this was not on the drinks menu, and a welcome glass for all guests was made up and it turned out delicious.

Service was impeccable as always and the appetizers and main courses so good and filling that no one had any room for any dessert, not even the classic Halekulani coconut cake.

A great way to spend the afternoon, dining and chatting with one's friends. Even though we stayed at table for three hours, there was nothing but punctilious attention from the wait staff and I suspect that had we not had to avail ourselves of the facilities, we may have been sitting until dinner time. Most highly recommended.

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Thank Pancho_cisco
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We arrived at our hotel in the early evening and had reserved a table at Orchids because of the convenience factor. Luckily for us, it is an excellent seafood restaurant with terrific service, right on the ocean.

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