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Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki

Inspired by the “food fair” of Hawaii 130 years ago that brought on an influx of ethnic cuisine, Kai Market celebrates the traditional Hawaiian meal which consists of various fresh seafood and exotic fruits to the many dishes that inspired generations of Hawaiians. Rather than submitting to a single style, Kai Market offers delicacies from many cultures with a local touch to make them truly Hawaiian. Chefs also want to bring the kitchen out to their guests’ tables. Kai Market presents interactive chefs preparing food for guest enjoyment. Kai Market will inspire the sights, sound and tastes of yesteryear with the delivery of a modern and upscale dining event.
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34 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(34 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 34 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(10)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(5)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(13)
  • scenic view(13)
  • kid-friendly(7)
  • fit for foodies(6)
  • great for outdoor dining(6)
  • romantic(5)
Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki Reviews List
Review 1 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Buffet Quality

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The complimentary breakfast buffet over five days of hotel stay was great.
However, the dinner buffet at $55 per person from Monday through Friday was not very impressive. The dinner buffet food quality was not much better than that of the breakfast buffet.
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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was great, good music and environment"
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome best buffet in Honolulu

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Very highly recommended 10 stars
Best buffet in Honolulu
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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 4 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quality Buffet with a View

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The seafood was fresh, the alaskan crab leg salad authentic, and the head-on shrimp huge and cooked on the spot. While the snapper was unfortunately overdone from sitting on the heater, it was still tasty, as was the seafood chowder. Among the desserts, (so many desserts!), the vanilla bean flan and array of mochi were my favorites. It was literally the freshest, softest, best mochi I have ever had.
Sitting outside is a must, as it gives you a view of the water, but unfortunately not a view of the sunset. Great for groups with diverse taste, as there was also plenty of red meat, pasta and vegetables for a range of dietary needs."
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 5 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Bread pudding was excellent but buffet lacked the quality it once had. Would not recommend it to others."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
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Review 7 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

hope there are more Hawaiian food is placed

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We reserve to celebrate the wedding anniversary , to Kai Market .
Although this restaurant is buffet style , because it focuses on the food use of Hawaiian , I thought there is a deep understanding and interest in Hawaiian culture with us a very good place to .
However , since the would change the cuisine theme changes daily , this day Hawaiian hood was only " Poke " . This is very disappointing !
Other There was local food , but these are new food of history that has been American like.
However taste good , because service was pretty good , we were satisfied .
Because of the high price , it is not possible to matching When compared to the number of dishes , but , but I give a lot of stars .
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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/08/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2011
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Review 9 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/16/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice view

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Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The restaurant is very nice with a good view. The bar outside is good. The waiter and other severs were very friendly and helpful. The food was disappointing."
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Too expensive, little variety. Not worth it.

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Dined on 10/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/19/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/19/2015
 2011
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Review 12 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"What a truly awful place. Advertised as upscale, but a very average family buffet"
Dined on 11/09/2015
 2011
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Review 13 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 14 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dacotah

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Apparently we did not read the restaurant information closely as we were unaware that it was buffet. While the food was good it was not what we expected. We have been to Kai at the Sheraton Wild Horse Resort in Chandler, AZ, and expected a similar experience partially based on the name. Our waiter, Frankie, was excellent and provided good service. We do not like fine dining buffet style so likely will not return."
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 15 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/08/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great place to eat... But waaaaay too hot. Need some a/c in that joint! after all it is $55 a head!"
Dined on 9/08/2015
 2014
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Review 17 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Gratuity

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Dined on 8/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I understand why the gratuity is already added when the bill is presented but since this is a buffet, overall degree of service is less than regular dining. I like to reward good service but I think the amount predetermined was excessive --or -- if the service was exemplary, how would I have added a greater amount?"
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/22/2015
 2011
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 23 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/22/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view
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Review 24 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

disappointed

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When I checked in, the hostess said they didn't have my reservation down. I commented it was thru open table and they said oh, we have computer issues with them. I was disappointed as the last time I took out of guests they raved about the food and unique view of cultural mixes. This time there was very little in the way of hot food options and the presentation resembled a cafeteria line. The poke was very good, roast pork with bun option was dry and hard to chew. The service was friendly and attentative but the food was not up to my expectations. Won't be back."
Dined on 6/18/2015
 2011
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Review 25 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The service was good and had a nice view

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/15/2015
 2013
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 26 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/11/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/11/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/11/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The shrimps were awesome and I love the mochi."
Dined on 3/18/2015
 2015
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Review 28 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Review 29 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Birthday Celebration

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"For the cost we paid, the main dishes were very limited. Dessert was at its bear minimum."
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2012
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Review 30 for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Very disappointing

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have come to the Kai Market dinner buffet now for 18 years on our stop-over to meet with friends who live in HNL. This year we realized that they cut down quality and quantity of the buffet considerably but left the price untouched. We'll never go back. At this price level you have a choice in Waikiki!!!"
Dined on 2/26/2015
 2014
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Kai Market - Sheraton Waikiki
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
4 out of 4 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
3.3 / 3
Energetic