10 Best Brunch Buffet Spots In Honolulu, Hawaii

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On the south shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, lies the capital city of Honolulu. The center of this tropical paradise is Waikiki Beach, known for its nightlife, clubs, and restaurants. Much of the Hawaiian cuisine is influenced by neighboring Japan, so you will find that Asian food is pretty common. Breakfast is the most important meal, so they say, but brunch is even better. Brunch allows you to enjoy the best of breakfast and lunch and all of the restaurants on our list also serve up stunning ocean views. So when visiting Oahu, be sure to try one of these 10 brunch buffet spots in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1. Orchids

Orchids is located inside the Halekulani Resort at Waikiki Beach. The oceanfront restaurant is known for its sophisticated dishes that celebrate the cuisine of the Italian coast. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also offer afternoon tea. But on Sundays, you can enjoy one of the best brunches on the island of Oahu. The brunch buffet serves up traditional Hawaiian, American, and Asian breakfast favorites. They do have a dress code so don’t show up in bathing suits and flip flops.


Address: 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Website: Orchids

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sun: 9am - 2:30pm

2. House Without a Key

Also located at the Halekulani Resort is the trendy indoor/outdoor restaurant of House With a Key. Named after the 1925 novel written by Charlie Chan, you can enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch, or cocktail hour seven days a week. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet any day of the week served up with stunning views of the ocean. The buffet includes American and Japanese dishes, six kinds of sausage, fresh fruit, and even grilled fish. Be sure to wash it down with one of their signature mai tais.

House Without a Key

Address: 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Website: House Without a Key

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 10:30am; Sun: 7am - 11:30am

3. M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar

The M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant is found inside the Hilton at Waikiki Beach. This is an excellent choice for breakfast lovers as it is available all day, every day. While it may not be a buffet, they do serve up some wonderful brunch items. They offer everything from savory dishes like the Lobster Mac n Cheese Benedict to sweet, Hawaiian Stuffed French Toast. If you have a big appetite you can try their pancake challenge, finish it in under 90 minutes and it’s free.

M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar

Address: 2500 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki Beach, HI, 96815

Website: M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

4. Duke's Waikiki

Duke’s was named after the legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku. Back in 1929, he took one of the longest rides recorded on a monster wave, it was 1 1/8 miles. Duke’s is one of the local’s favorites and serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their breakfast buffet includes made-to-order omelets, fresh local fruit, spicy Portuguese sausage, banana pancakes, cereal, and french toast. Enjoy it will a stunning view of Diamond Head in the distance.

Duke's Waikiki

Address: 2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815

Website: Duke's Waikiki

Opening hours: 7am - 1am (daily)

5. Lychee

The Lychee is on the second floor of the Alohilani Resort in Waikiki Beach. Their breakfast buffet features traditional Hawaiian dishes made with local ingredients and is served seven days a week. Their fresh fruit bar includes seasonal fruit like sugarloaf pineapple and sunrise papaya. Enjoy some non-traditional dishes too, including Duck Confit Hash and Banana Bread French Toast.


Address: 2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815

Website: Lychee

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 10am; Sat - Sun: 6am - 11am

6. Ka ‘Ikena

The Ka’Ikena Laua`e is the fine dining restaurant at the Kapiolani College Campus. Students studying culinary arts work alongside top chefs in this unique hands-on study program. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner. But the meal everyone looks forward to is their monthly Sunday brunch. Every month celebrates a theme based on a holiday, for example, July is All American barbecue. Check their website for dates and more information.

Ka ‘Ikena

Address: 4303 Diamond Head Road · Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Website: Ka ‘Ikena

Opening hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 8pm; (closed on Sat, Sun & Mon)

7. Sails Restaurant & Bar

100 Sails Restaurant & Bar is located inside the Prince Waikiki. Enjoy lovely views of the Ala Wai Harbor and the ocean while dining on fresh local dishes. 100 Sails specialty is their bar and cocktails where they serve small plates throughout the day. In the main dining room enjoy buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. The Sunday brunch menu features some additional items that include a carving station with prime rib, hot and cold soups, and a dessert bar.

100 Sails Restaurant & Bar

Address:100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Website: 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6am - 10:30am; Sun: 6am - 1:30pm

8. Pagoda Floating Restaurant

The Pagoda Floating Restaurant features a fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the surrounding Koi pond and waterfall. While they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, Sunday brunch is truly a delightful experience. Enjoy tasty seafood options like fresh snow crab legs and tempura battered shrimp. Visit the carving station serving prime rib, or the waffle station making waffles with fruit toppings. The brunch buffet also includes an appetizer and dessert section on the buffet table.

Pagoda Floating Restaurant

Address: 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu, HI 96814

Website: Pagoda Floating Restaurant

Opening hours:Mon - Sat: 7am - 9:30pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm

9. Plumeria Beach House

The Plumeria Beach House is located in the Kahala Hotel & Resort. The oceanfront restaurant is an open-air dining experience. They have both an outdoor and indoor terrace and serve a tasty buffet breakfast every day of the week. Their daily buffet includes fresh fruit and cereals, made-to-order omelets, crepes, waffles, and do try the Kalua Turkey Nachos.

Plumeria Beach House

Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue , Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816

Website: Plumeria Beach House

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 11am; Sat - Sun: 6:30am - 12pm

10. Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Hoku’s is an upscale restaurant specializing in Hawaiian ingredients prepared with a global influence. They serve dinner nightly and a special Sunday brunch. The upscale buffet features a cold station with sushi and seafood. A carving station with smoked salmon benedict and egg dishes and a stunning dessert bar.

Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Address: 5000 Kahala Avenue , Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816

Website: Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 3pm

Enjoy brunch with ocean views

Brunch with a view
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Is there anything better than sleeping in on Sunday and then getting together with your friends for a tasty brunch? Well, there is brunch in Hawaii with ocean views and balmy breezes. And here you can make any day a Sunday, enjoy.

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