Fodor's Expert Review Wailana Coffee House

$ Waikiki American

Plenty of local gossip, drama, family feuds, and stories fill the history of Wailana Coffee House, a staple in Honolulu since 1969. Budget-conscious snowbirds, night owls with a yen for karaoke, all-day drinkers of both coffee and the stronger stuff, hearty eaters, and post-clubbing club kids all crowd this venerable, family-run diner and cocktail lounge—which recently underwent a renovation of the dining room and kitchen—at the edge of Waikiki. Banana pancakes and corned beef hash at breakfast; French dips, burgers, and Salisbury steak (!) at lunch; and trademark "broasted" chicken at dinner—this place is a trip down food memory lane. It's especially busy for breakfast and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (except Wednesday, when the restaurant is only open 6 am–midnight).

American Casual Breakfast Coffee $ Lunch

Quick Facts

1860 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii  98615, USA

808-955–1764

Known For:
  • Never changing
  • Always open 24/7/365
  • Karaoke bar and stiff cocktails

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