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Rainbow Lanai

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2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
+1 808-949-4321
05:30 - 11:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 11:00
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St Charles, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Noisy and overpriced ($36.95 for a breakfast buffet?). We couldn't get the waiters' attention to get a glass of water, even though the place was less then half full. They were not overworked that morning. And, we had to serve ourselves. The food quality was not as good as Tropics, and at Tropics, we had table service, and more reasonable... More 

Thank James S
Brooklyn, New York
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am only speaking of the breakfast buffet- not thrilled and do not think it was worth the money- if you do not have a breakfast package included with your hotel, i would see if you can find another place for breakfast- if you have to pay you may as well explore your options. The select was subpar- in my... More 

Thank Dyana F
Maple Valley, Washington
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the breakfast buffet twice on our last trip. It's a bit pricey, but they have a great selection of food and it's right near the beach so you have great views. The staff were always really nice and always made sure our beverages were refreshed.

Thank Andrea_W_MV
Murfreesboro, United States
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food for my parents and wife yesterday. Really enjoyed the wide variety of food. Great service, quick seating. But - the price was what I consider outrageous. If it included alcohol, maybe the price would be justified, but Mimosa's were extra. I did it once, but will not spend the money a 2nd time.

Thank MidTNVermonter
Clinton, Utah
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Some wrote mixed reviews..... I'm honestly not a fan of buffets but was pleasantly surprised. We arrived just after they opened (they open at 5:30am) as we are on mountain mainland time.... We were greeted warmly by the hostess. Sat next to the little pond. Jian was our wonderful waiter who made our experience fantastic! The buffet areas were set... More 

Thank Grammakk62
Gig Harbor, Washington
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213 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went for breakfast buffet. It was $115.00 for 3 people, not including tip for an average breakfast buffet that is free at many hotels. I only left a 15% tip, for a waiter that removed 1 plate and never refilled the drinks. He then gave me lip as we left that the tip wasn't big enough. Half the items were... More 

Thank DisneyFan30
Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

For a limited time only during the summer there is a Friday Night BBQ. Great value for the money and excellent service.So many choices, great for children, nice views and fireworks at 8pm.

1 Thank AaRFan
Sturgis, Michigan
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We ate here breakfast for 6 days. Lots and lots of options, very fresh food, best service in Holton village, great view as well. Although it was very busy they were keeping up with food, lots of different fruits and breakfast options.

Thank AshDett
Cary, North Carolina
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was expensive place to have breakfast, but I'm glad we went there once during our stay because everyone really enjoyed it. There was a lot of delicious food and juices to choose from. Service was excellent. Kids are half the price of adults.

Thank salsalisa
Montpelier, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We tried this our first morning. Its quite pricey for a buffet. My husband doesn't eat pork, sausage etc so they have a full buffet for like $29 or fruit for $19... I am sorry I can't eat enough eggs and other items for $29 from a buffet, and my husband eating $20 worth of fruit was not worth it.... More 

1 Thank Gene S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 11:00
05:30 - 11:00
05:30 - 11:00
05:30 - 11:00
05:30 - 11:00
05:30 - 11:00
05:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-949-4321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?