Fodor's Expert Review Chart House Waikiki

$$$$ Waikiki and Diamond Head American Fodor's Choice

Enjoy sunset views over the yacht harbor, live music, and signature "Guy-Tai" cocktails at this Waikiki landmark opened in 1969 by surfing legend Joey Cabell. The extensive menu maintains the midcentury notion of fine dining, with oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, and steaks (including a bison tenderloin from Ted Turner's ranch) alongside poke, macadamia-nut-crusted mahimahi, and the fan-favorite "Joey's ahi mignon." Early birds can take advantage of the "surf break" menu, and there's also a very popular weekend brunch (book in advance). Regulars perch at the bar, and in the dining room, local families, couples, and tourists feast amid the dark, cork-lined walls while admiring the lovely marina.

American Dinner $$$$ Brunch Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1765 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815, USA


Known For:
  • Sought-after tables on the lanai (book well in advance)
  • Old-time steak house atmosphere with live music and strong cocktails
  • Generations of regulars
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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