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Dining choices at The Kahala Hotel & Resort


Honolulu Restaurants
Chef Wayne, Honolulu, Hawaii Restaurants

Fresh Ingredients. Fresh Ideas. Unique Venues.

Under the direction of our Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the award-winning cuisine at The Kahala Hotel & Resort embraces a diverse blend of Honolulu restaurants trends and cultural influences.Chef Hirabayashi has spent a decade perfecting his craft and balancing the culinary operations to The Kahala’s four restaurants, banquets services, and in-room dining.

Since his promotion to Executive Chef, The Kahala’s restaurants have been recognized repeatedly for excellence by local magazines and publications as well as national and international travel and culinary organizations. Open Table named Plumeria Beach House in their Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in 2012 and 2013.Chef Hirabayashi hosted The Kahala’s first ever James Beard Foundation Dinner in 2012. In January 2013, Chef Hirabayashi was named Manager of the Year at the Na Po’e Pa’ahana Awards sponsored by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association and Outstanding Manger of the Year – Large Property Category for the American Hotel and Lodging Association Awards in June 2013. 

Honolulu, Hawaii Restaurants
Honolulu, Hawaii Restaurants

Chef Wayne Hirabayashi works tirelessly at his craft. He is constantly creating and experimenting with the latest food trends and exploring ways to elevate his craft. Gourmet menus for specialty events such as Hoku’s Chef’s Table Grand Experience feature nouvelle cuisine showcasing Hawai’i’s own homegrown produce and food resources. He works closely with local food purveyors and farmers to utilize local foods and ingredients wherever possible in The Kahala’s restaurants. Complementing the creative fare, the resort's four venues each offer their own unique ambiance and style, making for a variety of dining experiences.

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Dining patrons at our Honolulu restaurants will receive 4 hours complimentary parking if they spend over $50 at one of The Kahala Hotel & Resort restaurants. Please obtain your validation from your restaurant host. Learn about Epitome membership for Hawaii residents.

OpenTable Diners Choice Award Winner

2013 Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants – Plumeria Beach House
2012 & 2013 Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch – Plumeria Beach House

Hokus fine dining Honolulu Hawaii


Renowned for its innovative culinary style and service, Hoku's serves Contemporary Island Cuisine, melding Hawaiian, Asian, Mediterranean and European flavors.

The menu has been expanded to include an exotic variety of new dishes, such as Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb (Broccolini, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Tomato Fondue, Red Wine & Herb Jus*), Banana Leaf & Herb Smoked Beef Tenderloin (Asparagus, Hearts of Palm, Coconut Curry Sauce Lime Oil, Red wine Sauce), Scallops & Escargot (Wok Fried with Garlic & Garden Parsley Butter).

Hoku's Still my favorite fine dining establishment on Oahu

A nice location in corner of the famous Kahala Resort with views of the pool and beach. There are 2 dishes that are my favorite: seafood tower and the Whole Fish of Onaga that is fried. The fish is served with fried rice and steamed vegetables. The 2 dishes are pricey but for $250, you get a great meal for 4 people which is reasonable for fine dining. There is a dress code so dressy pants and collared shirts. I just went Alan Wong's and is say Hoku is slightly better because of the view and location at a resort so things to so before and/or after dinner. The past 2 times I've gone, I've also seen a double rainbow so my lucky place as well. Posted on, Greg K., 8/15/2015 

Plumeria Beach House at the Kahala
Plumeria Beach House at the Kahala

Plumeria Beach House

The restaurant is bathed in warm, natural earth tones with indoor and outdoor terraces, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The expanded a la carte menu features signature items to fit any occasion such as The Kahala Burger using certified angus ground beef with a fried egg, white cheddar cheese, guacamole, bacon, thinly sliced onions served with french fries or our freshly made Gluten Free French Toast with Kahala Maple Butter for breakfast or a Pulehu New Zealand Lamb Chops.

“Plumeria Beach House Terrific Seafood Buffet”

The weekend sea food themed buffet is great. They offer outstanding Prime Rib but the real treasure is the crab. The crab legs have big claws, and are fresh and delicious. The scenery is great, and you can't beat sitting out ocean front and watching the sun set. If you go early, there is plenty of outside seating and the environment is great. If you like sea food, this is the place for you. Posted on, Visited September 2015 

The Veranda

This comfortable lounge is located adjacent to the lobby overlooking the Dolphin Lagoon with both indoor and outdoor seating amidst lush tropical decor. Serving afternoon tea, cocktails and light pupus in the evening.

Afternoon tea is a delight with delicate finger sandwiches and pastries and teas from The Harney Collection. The Veranda also offers a menu of Mediterranean inspired small plates complements the innovative cocktail list.

“The Veranda Stunning Views With Great Food”

Went for the views but found this bar-style restaurant with a great view. Located in the Kahala Hotel, this site is well know for its sensational restaurants. Sine the main restaurant was closed the day we visited, we tried the bar with a limited menu. The food was outstanding. Seared Tuna melted in your mouth and Onion Soup with Maui Onions were divine. Other items were equally good. Parking is pricy but complementary with restaurant meal purchase. Service was slow at first, but Scott was an exceptional server who made things happen. A definite must for any visit. Posted on, Visited June 2015 

Seaside Grill

Spend lunchtime out by the beach with attentive service and a menu of casual favorites.

Menus include fresh bounty from local waters, sandwiches and salads, hamburgers and delectable desserts, all served with refreshing drinks from the poolside bar.

Seaside Grill Beach Cocktails Hawaii

Arancino at The Kahala  

Classic yet innovative Italian cuisine made with fine ingredients imported from Italy combined with local products from land and sea. Menu features a wide selection of antipasti, house-made pastas, brick oven pizzas, secondi and more.