Fodor's Expert Review Orchids
Perched along the seawall at historic Gray's Beach, Orchids in the luxe Halekulani resort is open all day—it's a locus of power breakfasters, ladies who lunch, celebrating families at the over-the-top Sunday brunch, and the gamut at dinner. The louvered walls are open to the breezes, sprays of orchids add color, the seafood is perfectly prepared, and the wine list is intriguing. The contemporary menu of international flavors reflects the hotel's well-traveled clientele—you can go around the world in one dinner, zigzagging from smoked duck carpaccio to an olive oil–poached salmon with Big Island goat cheese to chicken tagine to steamed sesame long-tailed snapper with shiitake mushrooms. Enjoy sunset cocktails at the open-air bar, House Without a Key, then retire to Orchids for dinner. Collared shirts are required for gentlemen.
2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA
- Island breezes, ocean sounds, and five-star service and food
- Great service and even better food
- A menu with something for just about everyone