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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mud pie” (6 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Orchid, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The menu is limited here and after eating at this place several times during a long vacation you get sick of it. Some of the servers are good and some are bad. We had one lady 2X that was frustratingly slow. She just stood at...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would go for drinks and sunset and light dinner just for the views. I had sugarcane shrimp that would undercooked and tasteless. The macadamia nut hummus with taro chips is interesting. Drinks were fine and service was good. I would say our food may...More

Thank CelticGirlLA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a casual dining experience at the pool bar if the Fairmont. This is an absolutely beautiful setting, especially for dinner at sunset. A dozen or so sea turtles like to sleep/ lounge on the shore nearby. The burger was fantastic. The lobster fried...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Hale Kai at the Fairmont Orchid more than once. The one item we got that we LOVED is their fresh pineapple with li hing mui. (look this one up!) While the pineapple on its own is super sweet, juicy and...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to watch the sunset! Great for lunch, dinner or just drinks. Lillikoi margarita served up is very yummy and the curry with shrimp added is delicious. Shrimp pasta with kale also very good. Service always good.

Thank tplylar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate a lot a Hale Kai. The food was excellent, the service typically Hawaii slow. The french fries, and fish & chips are particularly good. This is a beach restaurant, located between the pool area and the beach area of the Fairmont Orchid, and...More

Thank Lori703
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four enjoyed a lovely lunch. The kids menu has more than the usual pizza and chicken nuggets. My daughter enjoyed a great Cobb salad. My husband and son split the chicken Nachos and there were leftovers-- a generous portion. The best meal...More

Thank Renee S
TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Hale Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your kind comments! We will make sure our culinary team sees this review. Mahalo!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The wait staff was very kind and the views and food were excellent! Great place to have lunch or an early dinner after lounging at the pool all day.

Thank donner2016
TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Hale Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I try not to eat at hotel restaurants as I love to venture out, but we were starving! Plus, the Ironman triathlon was taking place so the roads were a mess and I didn't want to deal with it, so here we were. ATMOSPHERE: They're...More

Thank MauiWorldTravelers
TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Hale Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for your very thorough review, we certainly appreciate it! Mahalo.

Reviewed 6 July 2017

After a long day of traveling, we were all hungry and ready to eat by the time we reached the Fairmont, so were very happy to make our way towards the pool and get a table at the Hale Kai. We loved that the tables...More

Thank DP79DC
TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Hale Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Hale Kai! We sincerely appreciate your comments regarding the food, the location as well as the service you experienced. We hope we can welcome you back again soon! Mahalo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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