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Surf Lanai

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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-921-4600
06:30 - 14:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the breakfast buffet. Lots of great options. One of us ordered a la carte and the food was delicious. The kids ate for free so great value too! The views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head made for a great start to our Hawaiian holiday!

Thank momagerBC
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my friends came here for brekkie one morning, The staff were unfriendly and rude. There were birds everywhere and they started to circle our table as soon as we were seated. Opposite us a family practically fled their table due to birds attacking their breakfast. We tried to ask a staff member walking past to help us as... More 

Thank SaritaM06
Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location has another name depending on the time of day- one serves breakfast/brunch, the other dinner Ate breakfast here three mornings and tried three different dishes- all were delish and I would recommend.

Thank mleehalloran
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

You will love the outdoor service and lounge chairs. The only thing is it will cost from $50 and up for a covered spot. I thought it was pricey to sit out in the pool and sand area and need to pay for it.

Thank Evelyn H
Burlington, Canada
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520 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very dignified service, the food was good but the menu was limited. The view of the beach if lovely but the ever present seagulls walking around your feet and alighting on empty chairs takes a little of the shine off. I enjoyed it overall.

Thank SLT1962
Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had the best breakfast in Hawaii The buffet is very nice. The loco moco egg with pork ribs and Hawaiian rice is very delicious and it is my favourite We went to Surf Lanai for breakfast everyday

Thank ErwinS2014
Portland, Oregon
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184 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a great place for a leisure buffet breakfast on Waikiki Beach. It is part of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Excellent friendly service and a wide range of breakfast offerings--something for everybody. If you're willing to wait a little bit, usually a beachside table will open up.

Thank WorldTravelerOR
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Typical breakfast buffet. Muesli/cereal, good selection of fruit, crossiant, waffles, toast and cooked breakfast like eggs etc. It was the most $ we spent on a breakfast, but that was expected being a buffet. Included with the buffet, were drinks and one item off the menu. We were extremely full afterwards!

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Vancouver, BC
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had lunch here with friends and loved every minute..The service was great and the food was delicious.. A must on the beach inWaikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Thank galianoisland
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Im giving it a 4 because of the view and good service. The foods were good and okay. It is a typical buffet, nothing spectacular though the price can be so spectacular. Had bacon and egg, coffee is not that good.

Thank Mary Ann T

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Hawaiian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-921-4600

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