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Hale Kai

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The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-887-7520
11:00 - 21:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is on the beach and very nice layout. Menu is good, food is good. Resort pricing but at the lower end. You need to be very patient, because service is very slow. We have been here four times and every time there is a lot of people standing around.

Thank tw__100043323
Princeton, New Jersey
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very convenient if you are staying in the Fairmont, and it serves good but expensive food, as is expected at a Hawaiian resort.

Thank jacob708
Clinton, Utah
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice poolside bar and restaurant featuring locally obtained foods and serving them up in beautiful Hawaiian way! The Staff are top notch and always on point! The food is fabulous! Loved the Mahi Mahi sandwich. They will accommodate you if you have food intolerance or allergies.

Thank Grammakk62
Albany, Oregon
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535 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky us! Our family enjoyed our first dinner and our last dinner here at the Hale Kai! Both times, we walked down at around 5:30ish, and were seated without a reservation. Casual dining here was very nice. The "sand" was the floor in our outside dining area. We were seated both times close to the railing, and we had a... More 

Thank OregonExplorers4
Dixon, CA
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Off all the eating places at the Fairmont, this is the one that disappoints. Items we tried were either over-cooked/dry (reuben) or overly salted (fires)

Thank Todd S
Monrovia, California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beachside restaurant has excellent food, and even more amazing views! If you can, try to get a table as close to the water as possible. The sunsets are beautiful. This trip, I had the Ahi Poke burger, which was very, very good. I also had a Seared Ono special that was really amazing! It paired nicely with the German... More 

Thank David H
Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit! Night time dining was enjoyable, with the waves splashing up right in front, and the wonderful sounds of the ocean. Flatbread pizza was excellent!

Thank 4_of_us_on_the_gogo
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place for a casual lunch or dinner...Turtles were sleeping on the beach and the view was incredible as the sun set...Be sure to have the avacado toast! Another delicious thing is the flatbread pizza that comes in 3 choices...kids love it here, sitting right in the sand...

Thank Mary M
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This informal restaurant ended up as our dining spot of choice at the Fairmont. Excellent food and a lovely setting combined to make us return

Thank LexTraveler01
Dana Point, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service great, food ok. The $30+ mahi-mahi was served with bland sweet potato and mushroom mixture. Kale salad and burgers are good. I would not recommend the dinner entrees. Stick with salad or sandwiches. Great beacy location

Thank Stella0015

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?