Friday Favs: The Beach House, Honolulu, HI

Mar 30, 2012

This fav is a little different from the others. Yes, usually they will have something directly to do with you or your family’s walk with God. But today this is where I am mentally, so there you have it.

When we were in Hawaii this time around, we had the chance to go to The Beach House on Waikiki for our 10th anniversary. It is located in the Moana Surf Rider hotel, said to be one of the oldest on the island. The fare is seafood and steak with island touches. They especially like to use vegetables and fish that are local and in season.

Though pricey, this restaurant was a great experience! I got our reservations for early in the evening, told them we were celebrating our anniversary, and requested beach side setting. They did not disappoint. We had the best table in the house, and since we were celebrating our anniversary, they gave us a complimentary dessert. Yum!

The food was really good. For appetizers we had King Crab Cakes and Koan Lobster Bisque. A-Mazing! I have never had better. The crab cakes had huge chunks of crab meat, and the bisque was so creamy.

For entrees we had the rack of lamb and the catch of the day. They were pretty good. Watching the Food Network I’ve learned how nice entrees are made for all the parts to work in harmony, and that was very true for the fish. By it’s self it was okay, but with the sauce and potato cake it was outstanding. On the other hand, the rack of lamb was just pretty good. We thought we’d try them since we’ve never had them before, but felt the steak would have made a better choice. It probably had more to do with our Oklahoman beef preferences than with any missteps on the part of the chef.

Our complementary dessert was the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. SO good! It was perfectly moist, and though originally the mint sauce and cinnamon swirls sound odd, they are the perfect accompaniment. (Sorry about the lack of food pictures. I always forget to take those!)

The best part of the whole experience was the view. We were able to see the sunset over the ocean, something that with two young boys in tow, we had managed to miss the whole trip thus far. It was wonderful to sit, eat slowly, and really enjoy each others company as we celebrated 10 years together. (Thank you, Grammy, for babysitting the boys and making it possible.)

If you get a chance to go to Oahu for any occasion, I would highly recommend The Beach House on Waikiki. Even though it’s pricey, the food and the experience were well worth the cost.

Or if you are planning a trip to Hawaii and would like some tips, just drop me a line at I’ve been there several times with Jeremy for work over the last five years and would love to give you my tips and tricks for getting the most out of the islands.

*Disclaimer: All these thoughts are my own. I have not been given this material by the company or paid for this review. If you click on the links in this post, I will not be compensated for your purchase. I have found this material helpful in my own walk with God and just wanted to pass it on to you.

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