Explore fresh, Island-inspired cuisine
Inspired by the bounty of land and sea, our award-winning chefs create distinctive menus for each of our restaurants, offering you an array of dining options, from breakfast to dessert. Set the mood for your evening with nightly musical entertainment and graceful hula performances.
Enjoy casual al fresco fare at House Without A Key, take in the ocean view from the open-air dining room at Orchids, or indulge in fine dining at our AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star restaurant, La Mer. Savor bespoke craft cocktails and elevated wine at L’Aperitif, Lewers Lounge, and Cattleya Wine Bar. For your convenience, Halekulani Bakery provides relaxed all-day dining and “grab and go” delicacies.
Earl’s at House Without A Key
Introducing Earl’s – the new pool bar at House Without A Key, featuring extraordinary cocktails by the sea. Drinks reminiscent of Hawaii’s golden age of travel include the hotel’s signature Mai Tai along with new favorites such as the Coconut Cake Martini, Yellow Umbrella as well as exciting non-alcoholic drinks such as the Sweet Persea.
Treat yourself to refined dining with an ocean view at La Mer. Savor the delights of an internationally acclaimed menu inspired by the traditions of French cuisine and the flavors of Hawaii, complemented by an extensive wine selection. Hawaii’s only dual awarded restaurant (AAA Five Diamond status for three consecutive decades, and the only Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star restaurant in Hawaii) La Mer embodies elegance and romance.
A view of Waikiki Beach pairs naturally with the coastal Italian-inspired cuisine of Orchids. Breakfast, lunch and dinner include vegetarian options and choices ranging from light fare to hearty dishes, highlighting local produce and fresh seafood. Dine in the casually elegant oceanfront setting that makes Orchids a perennial favorite of locals and our return guests, especially for our celebrated Sunday Brunch and classic Afternoon Tea.
House Without A Key
Immortalized in literature, House Without A Key is one of the most iconic restaurants in Waikiki, famed for nightly Hawaiian music and hula performances with the over century-old kiawe tree as its backdrop. The informal open-air and outdoor seating arrangements create a relaxed, fresh atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy the new brick oven, viewing kitchen, and newly designed poolside bar or settle in with one of our signature Mai Tais in hand and watch the glow of sunset over the sea.
Start or end your evening at this intimate hideaway. Lewers Lounge showcases nightly contemporary live jazz music. Unwind with savory small plates, desserts and a drink menu offering classic cocktails and signature libations, as well as a fine portfolio of spirits and wines.
L’Aperitif Cocktail Bar
Experience a modern interpretation of cocktail lounge tradition at French-inspired L’Aperitif. Here, amid precious Parisian Belle Epoque objets d’art, discover our “Haute Couture” cocktails, meticulously crafted and matched with innovative culinary accompaniments to delight the eye and the palate.
Cattleya Wine Bar
Named for the Halekulani signature Cattleya orchid, Cattleya Wine Bar, nestled in the heart of Orchids restaurant, features global wines by the glass or bottle and an array of Mediterranean-influenced small bites created by Executive Chef Christian Testa.
Dine at your convenience at Halekulani Bakery, located across the street at Halepuna Waikiki, where offerings include breakfast selections, light lunch fare and hearty dinner choices, emphasizing local ingredients, as well as artisanal baked goods and signature confections. Enjoy pastries and coffee on the outdoor lanai, dine indoors or choose from our “grab and go” options.
Executive Chef Christian Testa
Executive Chef Christian Testa brings a creative eye and a passion for the finest ingredients to Halekulani’s dining venues including Orchids, House Without A Key, Halekulani Bakery, Banquets, In-Room Dining, Lewers Lounge and Cattleya Wine Bar, where guests savor award-winning cuisine and gracious service.
Born and raised in Genoa, Italy, his love of cooking started at a young age. Spending time in the kitchen with his grandmother, Chef Testa learned to make clean, healthy meals with the best ingredients – exquisite seafood, fresh produce, and an abundance of herbs infused into every dish.
His training at internationally acclaimed hotel kitchens such as the Splendido Hotel in Portofino and La Coquille in Bermuda has allowed him to harvest techniques to create elegantly simple and flavorful dishes using the finest locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Testa still handmakes his pastas daily and incorporates delicacies like lobster and truffles to produce the most decadent courses.
Discover other Halekulani dining experiences that will engage your senses and delight your palate.
Sunday Brunch at Orchids
Our unparalleled award-winning Sunday Brunch features a variety of traditional American, internationally influenced, and locally inspired items. A carving station, omelet station, cold seafood selection, and dessert station are at your service.
Partake of this time-honored tradition overlooking the serene Garden Courtyard. Gracious service, fine international teas, finger sandwiches, and freshly baked pastries harken back to the early days of the hotel.
Signature cuisine and award-winning service in the comfort and privacy of your guest room. Select from our extensive in-room dining menu. From breakfast to late-night options and cocktails, the choice is yours.