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About Plumeria Beach House
On the edge of the white sands of Kahala, the oceanside Plumeria Beach House is our open-air, all day dining restaurant.
Guests will enjoy Hawaii's beautiful sunshine and stunning coastal view at the Plumeria Beach House. The restaurant is bathed in warm, natural earth tones reminiscent of a comfortable island home, with indoor and outdoor terraces taking full advantage of breezy trade winds. In keeping with the restaurant's promise of keeping things fresh, the dishes are updated seasonally.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Continental or a la carte menu
6:30 am - 11 am, daily
Full Breakfast Buffet
6:30 am - 11 am, weekdays
$38.00 per person
6:30 am - 12 pm, weekends
$38.00 per person
Lunch A la carte menu
11 am - 2 pm, Daily
Wednesday Curry Lunch Buffet
11:45 am - 2 pm, Wednesday only
Dinner A la carte menu
5:30 pm - 10 pm
Friday & Saturday limited a la carte menu during The Best of Kahala Buffet
The Best of Kahala Buffet
5:30 pm - 10 pm, Friday & Saturday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet service is available as well as the hotel parking structure.
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please note that due to limited seating availability we require a minimum 48 hours cancellation notice for holiday and special event reservations. We may require a valid credit card number in order to confirm your holiday or special event reservation with us.
Plumeria Beach House Ratings and Reviews
We dined at the restaurant for brunch. The staff was very friendly and attentive, but the buffet selection wasn't as good as in previous years. There were the usual options such as fruit, pastries and hot foods (bacon, eggs, starch) but nothing extra special.
Waitress was not great. Low caliber for that level of price & food offering. She made us wait for 10 minutes before she welcome us & offered beverages. Her table service manners were below the restaurant's usually service standards. We fine there at least 4 time per year. Food was great but what made it less than enjoyable was the service.
We were greeted in the lobby by the bell team, and they were courteous and helpful. Our experience was very warm and inviting up until the point when we were finally served our food. We ordered starters and entrees, but our waiter was confused and brought out one starter and one entree then disappeared. I shared my entree with my friend, but a half an hour later the waiter delivers another starter, and we're confused because after waiting so long and not seeing our server around we just shared what we had. This was supposed to be a very special day because my friend, who is dying of cancer, I wanted this day for him. For his sake I did not say anything or make a fuss, and was very gracious to the waiter. Despite this experience I still tipped the waiter well and only because I know that most service industry workers depend on it, especially here in Hawaii, but I am not certain that I would go to this particular restaurant ever again.
We've always came here for special occasions for their Kahala Best of Buffet and food was great as usual! Would've definitely given this place a 4 star however service was not on par this time. I felt like the server wasn't there often enough to clear our plates or refilled our drinks. Also, we had arrived early to give the host our credit card to ensure we would pay the bill and had asked the server 3 times to make sure she got our card from the hostess so that our guests didn't would not pay, but in the end, she bought our check to the table and our guest ended paying and at that time, I still had to remind her that I need my card back. That was very disappointing considering it was a special occasion for our guest and they ended up paying.
We got together for a late birthday celebration. We've always eaten at The Veranda but decided to dine at The Plumeria Beach House for a change. The restaurant is located at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, an ocean front property. First off, the view from any table in this restaurant is amazing! We watched the day colors in the sky turn into evening. We watched the water from our table, a really great view! The menu was local themed, the Kama'aina Special menu was offered that evening. We ordered the Pulehu Chicken, Miso Butterfish, Prawns with Ginger rice, (the prawns were huge!) and the Lamb dish. There is a buffet line for your salads and desserts to choose from or you could order ala carte. Our son added the salad and dessert with his entree. Two of us ordered the Onion Soup, which was very delicious and not salty. Jonna, our wait help, was wonderful! She made a few suggestions and even talked me into ordering the Lamb. My fear was that the Lamb dish would be too gamey, (it wasn't)! We really enjoyed our meal. Another incredible revelation...the price! What we paid for that night would be the same amount or more for just the two of us had we gone to other Honolulu restaurants that have a similar menu. We had a great time dining at The Plumeria Beach House and we will be back!
We ordered the house special at $65. When the meals arrived the disappointment began. The lobster was over cooked, the king crab was old and stale, and the steak ordered as medium/rare was well done.
Overall, extremely disappointing and dissatisfying.
The Red Lobster leaves it in its wake.
I really feel like a refund.
The beachside view is drop dead gorgeous. Everything else was disappointing - extremely so. The food was not very good - the fish dishes were dry and overcooked. The service was indifferent and inattentive, which was surprising given how empty the restaurant was. I understand with construction going on in the restaurant that perhaps management thought they were providing an accommodation to guests just by being open . . . but they charged the same prices and gladly took our money. The return for that is an appropriate level of execution and performance. Hopefully things will be better once construction is completed.
This was our first experience here. This buffet is offered great selections without being overwhelming as other buffets have become. The buffet line was kept well stocked ensuring fresh offerings throughout the evening. The cocktails were a bit pricey but well made and delicious. A limited but decent wine list. Great seating on the lanai overlooking the beach.
We dined at Plumeria Beach House our last night in Oahu. The view was gorgeous. Our server was extremely attentive. The food was delicious. The chef made a special vegan meal for me, and the kids had great choices from the kids menu. The fish also looked very fresh. Overall a very enjoyable experience, and the perfect ending to an amazing vacation.
We had a great time on a Friday night after work 8pm for a business meeting. Four of us enjoyed the food very much at the buffet. There was nothing we tried that we didn't like. The wait staff and support staff were great! Will definitely be back more often.
Tough to beat the location: you can almost dip your toes in the water while dining, but it's not just about the view (and we were not staying at the resort). We ended up doing a main course (Patagonian white fish) and several sides/salads, including their take on Brussels sprouts (yum), wild rice, asparagus, and grilled local veggies): all very good, accompanied by a cocktail and glass of wine. Jonna and the rest of the staff provided great service. Very pleasant evening.
Nice but noisy. Food - in my case the sushi - was super fresh and tasty; portions were generous. Service was prompt and courteous. Seating on the lanai is much preferable to seating inside as the noise level aside does get high. And why would you go to the Plumeria Beach House if not to enjoy the outdoor ambience of overlooking the Pacific Ocean?
Although the food was good, our service was TERRIBLE!!! I've never had a server/waitress who gave every impression that she did not want to be there. Her name is Jonna. She did not address us for almost 15 minutes after we were seated and because we were seated right next to their station, we could hear what all the servers were saying and they could also hear what we were saying. My husband and I openly asked where our server was and although she was standing directly in back of us, she ignored us and did not come to greet us until 15 minutes had passed. She was not friendly, and forgot everything we requested. we asked for lemons the 2x times that she came by but she never brought it. the bus boy was her only saving grace. he did his best to clear our table but even then, we were still stuck with moving plates to the side so we could eat. she was only friendly when she brought the bill....then she charged me 3 times the amount. I asked her to void it and after another 15 minutes went by she came back with the same charge draft with her handwritten "void" on it and said it was taken care of. I went to speak to the person in charge that evening and she was not helpful either explaining they couldn't do anything about having the item voided from my account now. For a restaurant in a "high end" hotel, their service and friendliness are serious lacking! I had a reservation for Saturday as well and canceled it...I could not subject myself to another evening of bad service. If i were in my right mind, i would not even have tipped her but I felt sorry for the bus boy.
Everything was fine except I wish the waiter came around to bus the plates away and give me more water. I don't like to complain but have found that is the only way for them to get better. That is how I have become who I am by learning from my mistakes.
I was a waiter for 20 years and even worked at the Plumeria café 50 years ago and loved it.
I will always bring my clients back because I love the food. I did not realize you had butterfish on the buffet! Wow that is special and an item I will come back for.
One of the iconic spots on Oahu, famous for its beach front location in the tony garden suburb Kahala, and for hosting 5 lively adult dolphins ! The cuisine is excellent, offering fresh seafood , high quality fruit and veggies, but beyond the satisfying food and pleasant ambiance it also gives diners a chance to view the sea critters and the resort beach.
The restaurant has one entire wall open and facing the Pacific. The bar, buffet set up, and about half the tables are inside, the rest are set up on the patio beyond the open wall, so indoor and outdoor tables are available. We had lunch on a Wednesday, the day of the week the Plumeria offers a buffet of several seafood curries with salad and desert bars, besides their usual a la carte menu. The buffet looked great, but we stuck to the menu .
The location of this restaurant is just wonderful. It has a clear view of the ocean from almost any table. I have dined there several times. It used to be much better and more traditional, but they have let it slide a bit lately. It is still wonderful to sit there on a nice sunny and breezy day in Hawaii. Foodies will not be happy with the quality of the food, but for most of us it is ok. Prices are a bit high, but the scenery makes it worthwhile and servers are fairly accommodating.
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