Waikiki Thanksgiving Dinners and Events 2014

 

For Thanksgiving 2019, click this link —> Waikiki Thanksgiving Dining & Events 2019

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The following list is from 2014 for reference purposes only.

Waikiki Beach is a popular destination to celebrate Thanksgiving. Whether you’ll be in Waikiki or just dreaming about it, you’ll enjoy this list of special dining options and fun things to do over the holiday weekend.

If you are looking for a place to dine for Thanksgiving, many Waikiki restaurants will be offering special Thanksgiving menus. We recommend you secure reservations as quickly as possible. For last minute reservations and availability, check OpenTable.com.

Waikiki Thanksgiving Buffets

The following Waikiki Beach restaurants are offering special Thankgiving buffets. Most of the including traditional Thanksgiving fare with turkey and traditional Thanksgiving sides.

— Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel offers a brunch buffet: $56 adults / $29 child. See the menu here. This restaurant has an ocean front view.

– Kai Market at Sheraton Waikiki: $69 adult/ $35 child. Details here. This restaurant has an ocean view.

– Pikake Terrace at the Sheraton Princess Kuiulani: $47.50 adult/ $23.75 child. Details here. This restaurant has a poolside garden setting.

– MAC 24/7 at Hilton Waikiki Beach (not Hilton Hawaiian Village): $45 adults/$18 child. Details here.

– Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider: $80 adult/ $40 child. Details here. This restaurant has an ocean view.

— The Monarch Room at the Royal Hawaiian: $105 adult / 52.50 child. Details here.

Waikiki Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Dining

The following Waikiki Beach restaurants are offering Thanksgiving-themed set menus. In most cases their standard a la carte menu will also be available.

– Tiki’s Grill at Aston Waikiki Beach: three-course dinner for $32. More details here. This restaurant has an ocean view.

– Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: three-course dinner for $39.95 adults/ $12.95 child. More details here.

– Tropics Bar & Grill at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: three-course dinner for $49 adult/ $25.00 child. Details here. This restaurant has an ocean view.

– DK Steakhouse at Waikiki Beach Marriott: four-course dinner for $70. See more details here. Outdoor tables have ocean views.

– Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Hotel: four-course dinner $69. More details here (make sure you scroll past the brunch buffet menu.) This restaurant has an ocean front view.

– Bali Steak & Seafood at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: three-course dinner for $89 adult / 45 child. See more details here. This restaurant has ocean views.

— La Mer at the Halekulani: four-course dinner plus amuse bouche and mignardises for $155. See more details here. This restaurant has ocean front views.

– Azure Restaurant at the Royal Hawaiian: four-course dinner for $125. Details here. This restaurant has an ocean view.

Holiday events and things to see and do in Waikiki over Thanksgiving weekend

– The Waikiki Holiday Parade will be held on Friday, November 28th, starting at 7pm. This parade travels approximately 1.5 miles through Waikiki along Kalakaua Avenue — starting at Kalakaua Avenue and Saratoga Road and finishing at Queen Kapiolani Park. For more information, see this link.

– The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani presents their fairytale gingerbread village starting Thursday, November 27. See this link for more information.

– 39th Annual Turkey Trot – is a 10-mile fun run where the prizes don’t necessarily go to the fastest runners but to the runners who finish close to their prediction. The event is held on Thanksgiving morning. Learn more about this event and registration here.

– The Royal Hawaiian Center holds their Holiday Kick Off event on Wednesday, November 26th from 6pm – 8pm with entertainment and lighting their 25-foot Christmas tree. See more details and the schedule here.

Notes:

– Pricing does not typically include taxes and gratuity.

– When you arrive on island, check with the concierge for additional Thanksgiving dining and events at your resort and pick up a copy of the Star-Advertiser.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

3 comments
  1. My wife and I are coming over to Oahu for our first Thanksgiving and wonder when the 2015 dates and options will be published.

    Also is Thanksgiving a lunch or dinner activity?

    Finally is there a Thanksgiving experience you would recommend. We are looking forward to our return from our honeymoon 25 years ago and though here was no better way to experience a new event.

    Looking forward to your valued advice.

    1. Hi Douglas – Good questions about Thanksgiving. Most people I know tend to have the Thanksgiving meal at dinner. That’s when our family dines on Thanksgiving. Though some people have their Thanksgiving meal as a late lunch.

      Roast turkey, mash potatoes, green beans, stuffing and gravy are the usual staples of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin pie is the traditional dessert.

      The restaurants don’t normally publish their Thanksgiving specials/menus until one to three weeks before the holiday.

      In the meantime, you might want to go ahead and book a table or two or… for Thanksgiving at places of interest. Then, cancel whatever you decide agains. OpenTable.com would be a good place to start to check availability plus you can read useful reviews from there.

      If I were picking a place for my husband and myself and bearing in mind that you’re probably looking for a romantic-ish experience here are some places I’d probably book:
      – Orchids at the Halekulani – they have an oceanfront/side location. Assuming the House without a Key will have their usual evening entertainment, you can enjoy that from a distance. Orchids is our special occasion place to dine in Waikiki.
      – Bali Steak & Seafood at the Hilton Hawaiian Village has a nice setting and an ocean view.
      – There’s not an ocean view, but Ruth Chris normally offers a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner that’s well priced. They have some outdoor seating, which is pleasant. They’re located at the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping/dining center.

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