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Surf Lanai

2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
+1 808-921-4600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“haupia cake” (4 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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American, Hawaiian, International, Gluten Free Options
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Surf Lanai is beautifully appointed and overlooks Waikiki beach. We came for breakfast and ordered the classic eggs Benedict—perfect. Our waitress was very attentive. The food is on the high end, but worth it. The treat is to...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a breakfast lover, nor do I eat meat or eggs. So, this $42 breakfast buffet was not for me. However, if you like to eat, they offer a lot of food, which is tasty & displayed nicely. Service is great (everyone at the...More

Thank Marlene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast included in our room rate and were not disappointed. Buffet was fresh and we were able to order a selection of a la carts dishes too. Be prepared to wait to be seated at busy times. Staff a friendly, but often run...More

Thank AussieVG
Reviewed 9 December 2017

On the 3rd Dec, we went here for my daughters 21st Birthday breakfast and it was the best way to start her day. The Surf Lanai sits right on the beachfront, the restaurant was light, airy and opulent and had soft Hawaiian music in the...More

Thank The_Travelling_Tods
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

So we went to eat breakfast in there. Food was not good, ours omlets. We order for kids pancakes and they cost 12$. And we get 3 little pancake!?! Coffee cost 6$ and was not good. Everything was overpriced and such a disappointment! Don’t go...More

Thank Meriliis V
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had lunch here twice during our stay in Waikiki and both were very good. At our first lunch my husband was introduced to their legendary mai tais and so treated himself to two of them which I think was a mistake as they were...More

Thank MomRocco
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I stayed at the hotel and ate breakfast here. The pancakes are amazing. It is definitely a must have.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a delightful place for lunch or dinner in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel overlooking the beach. Service and food were outstanding.

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a great little beach bar that serves awesome Mai Tai's. The food is good, not phenomenal and portions sizes are generous. We split a burger for lunch and we were full. Grab a seat early on Luau nights and you'll be able to...More

Thank OBX-Girl60
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A+ on the service. I had a nice older gentleman wait on me and he was very kind. Didn't blink an eye at the fact that I was only there to order one piece of cake. The haupia cake itself was very underwhelming. I had...More

Thank Sarah3260
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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