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Original Pancake House

#198 of 1,822 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1221 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3501
+1 808-596-8213
06:00 - 14:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Friend insisted I try the Poi Pancakes but turns out it's only served at their sister restaurant in Kalihi on Dillingham Blvd. Served with Lilikoi Butter. Mind Shattering.

Thank papaalhawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This restaurant has been around forever. So have some of the waitresses. It is difficult to account for its popularity. The pancakes, omelettes and waffles are OK but nothing special. Yet there is quite a wait on weekends. It must be the kind of a charm of old Hawaii before all the glitz.

Thank Gerhard F
Danbury, Connecticut
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We got there early (7:30am) just in time before the line started out the door. It’s in an office building, by the way, so don’t pass it by. Decided upon this place after reading about the Apple Pancake and Dutch Baby and just had to go to experience it and I’m glad I did. My husband had an omelet which... More 

Thank whereigo
Honolulu, Hawaii
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

OPH is one of the best place to eat breakfast. My BFF and I enjoy this place its fast and cheap. The wait help is great ask for DIDI she is the best

Thank mssurferlei
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Their pancakes, banana, was delicious. Wish they serve freshly made hashbrowns instead of those processed refrigerated ones. Service was prompt and the servers were very friendly.

Thank phil1450
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The portions are very generous. The food is good, and comes out quickly! I recommend for breakfast if you are looking for an affordable meal.

Thank Christina L
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you love pancakes this is the place to be. They have a lot if options that you can choose from. The service is also very good and I like the ambiance of the place, clean and cozy.

Thank Mary Ann T
Okinawa, Japan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Thank you to my daughter-in-law for taking us to this restaurant.. The best breakfast I ever had. The service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who comes to Hawaii, I miss the pancakes that melts in your mouth.

Thank lorinab147
Lithonia, Georgia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I visited this location twice while on vacation in July 2016. I had the Sweet Bread French Toast both times, delicious! The prices are reasonable, $20-$25 for two people which includes the tip. I didn't give them a five because something was floating in the syrup the first time. Also, the restroom located in the hall of this office building... More 

Thank TT J
Hilo, Hawaii
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Around Ala Moana on Kapiolani is the Original Pancake House. My children loved the whipped cream topped hot chocolate, and the pancakes filled our belly. Keep in mind the Dutch boy or apple pancakes take longer 30-45 minutes. If you have the time, looks onolicious!

Thank Nolan Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-596-8213

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