Orchids is Halekulani’s casually elegant, oceanfront restaurant, and one of the top restaurants on Oahu serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the most lavish Sparkling Sunday Brunch Honolulu offers.
Celebrating the sophisticated flavors of the coastal Italian regions, Executive Chef Christian Testa infuses his own distinctive flair to create signature and memorable dishes such including his Lasagnette, featuring handmade pasta, local Kahuku prawns, scallops and avocado, Tenderloin Filet grilled and served with a Portobello Confit, Hudson Valley Foie Gras with a Barolo Reduction, and a Mediterranean Branzino, served with artichoke, pearl onions and a veal jus.
An Unfolding of Flavor
Each dish at Orchids is lovingly crafted using the freshest of local ingredients and is prepared in the Mediterranean style, with only light seasoning to enhance flavor allowing the natural blend of ingredients to shine.
The wide selection of internationally inspired items including a carving station, omelet station and dessert station will satisfy even the most discerning of dining patrons.
New Elegant Cocktails
Orchids has new cocktails! From the crisp Bubble Bath Bellini to the decadent Pele’s Foam, you’re sure to find something delicious and refreshing.
Quality, fresh, and locally sourced
We make every effort to support our local farms. Ingredients used at Orchids are sourced from across the Hawaiian islands to enhance our unique and signature flavors.
Grilled Octopus Gallega Style
Smoked paprika, red pepper, onion, and roast potato cauliflower puree
Fresh celery, english peas, asparagus, baby lettuce, and carrots
Citrus marinated hamachi, oranges, sea asparagus, and pressed watermelon
Reimagining Mediterranean-inspired cuisine
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, 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.
“SENSATIONAL, elegant hotel in prime location in Honolulu, Oahu. Attentive staff, gorgeous areas within the hotel to enjoy, a piano bar at night, a taste sensation at Orchids Restaurant. This hotel should be on your BUCKET LIST!”
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