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Makana Lani, A Dining Experience

3.8
3.8
13 reviews
$50 and over
Breakfast
Located in the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach on the 2nd Floor. Open for breakfast buffet, happy hour, and a steak and seafood dinner menu Monday-Friday. Prime Rib brunch and dinner buffet on the weekends. Enjoy the menus featured by Executive Chef Erwin Manzano and beautiful view of the famous giant aquarium in the hotel. 3-hour validated parking available for valet or parking garage.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 921-6198

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Erwin Manzano

Experiences

  • Join us for our Happy hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for our Happy Hour! $10 - $13 plates include Pupu Steak and fries, Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, Mini Burgers, our homemade 3-meat Meatballs and garlic bread, and much more. Currently BYOB. $7 Beer and Wine Coming soon! Happy Hour is walk-in only.

What 13 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. E

    Elegance

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Staff engagement was outstanding. Fully engaged to go the extra mile to service kamaaina, mainland, and international guests. Large groups, couples, and children was in their set of skills.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Sunday brunch was over priced for the amount of dishes that were offered. No kamaaina rate. They looked short staffed and a lot of items were taking long to be refilled. Being a local I wanted to try this new place out and support local but I don’t think I will be coming back to this tourist spot.
  3. CL

    CherylL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Staff hovered over our tables asking if we liked it, etc. The website shows pictures of food that was not there and not even comparable to the pictures on the website. Entree choices were few and mostly fish. Desserts were unremarkable. My husband and I both felt sick after eating there. Most food was just ok, certainly not the quality I would expect for a $180 for two.
  4. MN

    MNLPereira

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Unbelievable service and food was tasty!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy my breakfast buffet. Tyler made my omelette exactly how I asked. It was very good. The food on the buffet was a good selection. Cole was very helpful and make sure we did not need anything. Lori is very nice and helpful. She had a smile on her face the whole time. Mark what can I say. Mark was very happy to see us like we was family. I definitely recommend eating here. The overall experience for was a 10 I will definitely be back
  6. J

    Jecht

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Some foods that were on the list were not on the serving table. The price was too expensive for that kind of menu.
  7. EE

    ElizabethE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the Staff are very nice, helpful and attentive.The Manager was very nice,He brought a delicious Complimentay Birthday Cake to Our table for me when they found out it was my Birthday and it complete my day coz my group sang me a Happy Birthday Song.We will definitely go back again and recommend this place to my friends and relatives.
  8. E

    Edarlingmae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here to celebrate a friend's birthday, and the staff was amazingly friendly. They welcomed us, and the service they provided made us feel like they were genuinely happy to be there. The food was so good! It was an overall great experience, and I hope to come back here again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The look is very nice. Food taste and temperature was perfect. They gave Kamaaina 10% off but don’t know why they charged me 18% gratuity for only 2 people dinning in. Also they charge a 3% surcharge for the kitchen staff. Didn’t seam like they have waiters only Busser. You need to get you own drinks coffee and juice. No alcohol. What really got me is the 18% Gratuity is not from the total cost of Buffet it’s from the total including tax and they’re Aloha surcharge.

    Makana Lani, A Dining ExperienceResponded on 25 August 2022Thank you for the feedback. We are currently offering BYOB and hope to offer beer and wine in the near future! We charge 18% gratuity on all of our buffets, which can always be removed upon request, but , admittedly, it was an oversight for me to charge kamaaina a gratuity. So I do apologize for this! Please let me know next time you stop by and I’ll make sure you are charged correctly and I would love to bring out a special dessert to your table. -Lori

  10. p

    prov31gal

    Hawaii

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We went on their opening night for dinner. We did expect some hiccups so our expectations weren’t high. We checked in, not many people were seated in the restaurant, I think there was only 3 tables taken. We sat down and was told if we wanted to we could buy a bottle of wine from the ABC Store in the hotel because the restaurant did not receive their liquor license yet. We were fine with whatever drinks was already being offered with the buffet. We then told that we could go up anytime to start our dinner. Got to the buffet line, it was basic, nothing fancy. The prime rib though was off to the side in front of the restaurant, a bit odd to have it there. Then there was pasta, a chef was behind the glass, you could choose your protein & veggies. Red or white sauce was offered. They had crab, it was black bean. Weird because the chef that did you pasta made you a plate of crab. Then onto dessert, again basic - nothing out of the ordinary. I’m going to say, the service was good. I forgot his name, but he was the son of the Manager that was running the restaurant. He was attentive, down to earth and very pleasant. I wish I didn’t forget his name, but he was sweet. All in all - I think we paid for the Prime Rib basically. The food itself wasn’t anything to brag about. Hopefully things can improve and food can be more exciting. We would like to try this place again. We do hear that the brunch is excellent so we may do this soon.
  11. LK

    LKMililani

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated our parents anniversary here for brunch and had such a nice experience. Great customer service. The Makana Lani staff and management took the time to greet us and congratulate my parents on their special day. The food variety was good especially their special bacon recipe! The ambiance was so nice with the huge aquarium.
  12. N

    None

    Hawaii

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Appreciated paying up front with tip included, although the line/wait can be long. Service was outstanding. Can't wait to try breakfast and dinner in the future. Was the iced tea next to the omelet station and desserts Teavana? Best we've had.

    Makana Lani, A Dining ExperienceResponded on 23 August 2022Thank you so much for joining us. We are pleased to hear your review about the service being outstanding, we are trying everyday to make improvements. Our iced tea is not Teavana, although theirs is great! Ours is locally sourced, we try to support local as much as we can. Try to make it in for our Sunday dinner buffet while we still have our $67 introductory price!

  13. PT

    PomaiT

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful gem in Waikiki with an elegant ambiance and great food and service! A must try

    Makana Lani, A Dining ExperienceResponded on 23 August 2022Thank you so much for joining us and for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again! -Lori

FAQs

Makana Lani, A Dining Experience offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 921-6198.

Makana Lani, A Dining Experience is rated 3.8 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Makana Lani, A Dining Experience

2490 Kalākaua Ave 2nd floor, Honolulu, HI 96815-3240

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Enter the Alohilani parking structure from Liliuokalani Ave or Kuhio Ave.

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Erwin Manzano

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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