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11 Last-Minute Easter 2016 Brunches You Can Still Book

But you better hop to it, as these are sure to fill up quick.


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MAC 24/7 in Waikīkī is serving its popular pancakes for Easter.
Photo: Courtesy of MAC 24/7

 

Easter is the holiday of brunches, and most restaurants have been booked for Sunday brunch for weeks. But we’ve found a few spots still taking reservations this week. Hop to it, though. We expect they’ll fill up quickly!

 

3660 on the Rise

3660 on the Rise offers all the best of Easter brunches—waffle station, made-to-order omelets, assorted desserts—plus some unique dishes such as grilled cheese with tomato bisque, seafood Newburg and baked salmon. Though the brunch is mostly sold out, there are a few seats still available, mostly around lunchtime.

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $52 for adults, $22 for children under 10, 3660 Wai‘alae Ave., 737-1177, 3660.com

 

Hau Tree Lānai

Sit on the lānai overlooking Kaimana Beach with a plate of Alaskan crab legs, shrimp tempura, macadamia nut coconut French toast, New Zealand mussel poke, roasted prime rib and fresh fruits. Brunch also includes an omelet station, salads on ice and desserts such as cream puffs, cupcakes and petit fours.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $49 for adults, $24 for children under 10, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalākaua Ave., 921-7066, www.kaimana.com/hautreelanai.htm

 

Kuilima Ballroom, Turtle Bay Resort

TURTLE BAY RESORT’S EASTER BRUNCH SPREAD BOASTS AN OMELET STATION, SEAFOOD RAW BAR AND A VARIETY OF DESSERTS.
Photo: Courtesy of Turtle Bay Resort

 

Dine with the Easter Bunny on O‘ahu’s fabled North Shore, with made-to-order omelets, assorted nigiri and inari sushi, ‘ahi poke, a seafood raw bar with snow crab legs and shrimp, and a variety of hot entrées and desserts. There’s even an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. at Kuilima Point for the kids.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $69 for adults, $35 for children under 11, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, 293-6020, turtlebayresort.com/easter

 

MAC 24/7

If you want more than prime rib and honey ham, MAC 24/7 serves an eclectic array of nontraditional dishes such as guava barbecue chicken, surimi crab-encrusted salmon with a sherry cream sauce and, of course, its famous seven-cheese mac-and-cheese. Dessert includes the restaurant’s popular pancake station featuring nine different toppings. There are still available seatings closer to lunchtime.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $45 for adults, $21 for children under 12, 2500 Kūhiō Ave., 921-5564, mac247waikiki.com

 

Noi Thai Cuisine

Change it up this Easter with a Thai-inspired brunch with prawn pad thai, red curry chicken, crispy garlic chicken and black sticky rice pudding for dessert. If you’re craving something else, the restaurant will be serving its usual lunch fare during that time, too.

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., $29.95 per person, Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., 644-4039, noithaicuisine.com

 

Plumeria Beach House

Relaxation is really the main course at the Plumeria Beach House, where you can dine on the hotel’s Easter brunch dishes under umbrellas outdoors with a stunning coastal view. Brunch includes a carving station with roast prime rib and baked apricot-glazed ham, an omelet station, gazpacho and potato chowder with truffles, and a variety of hot and cold entrées and desserts. Spaces are very limited, but there are some later-morning seats still available.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $75 for adults, $37.50 for children under 12, The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Ave., 739-8760, kahalaresort.com

 

Rainbow Lānai

The spread at the Rainbow Lānai boasts an array of traditional brunch items prepared with a local flair. The prime rib is smoked with kiawe wood, the ham is glazed with pineapple and the eggs Benedict come with kālua pig hash and a lilikoʻi hollandaise. The menu also features the usual fare such as chilled shrimp cocktail, an egg and omelet station and fruit-filled crepes. Desserts include hot-cross buns, caramel macadamia nut bread pudding and liliko‘i cheesecake. Seats are still available around lunchtime.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $45 for adults, $24 for children under 12, Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kālia Road, 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

 

Roy’s Hawai‘i Kai

Roy’s offers a two-course, prix fixe Easter brunch menu that boasts a special eggs Benedict that’s worth the drive to Hawai‘i Kai. Called the Roy’s Benedict, it comes topped with either filet mignon or crab cakes, served on a cheddar-bacon biscuit, a poached egg and the restaurant’s house-made shiso béarnaise. Right? If you’re not into Benedicts, you can choose from a variety of other entrées, including macadamia nut pancakes, karaage fried chicken, lobster-and-shrimp omelet or slow-cooked prime rib.

Starts at 10 a.m., prix fixe menu starts at $35.95 for adults, $12.95 for children, 6600 Kalani‘anaole Highway, 396-7697, royshawaii.com

 

Ryan’s Grill

Ryan’s isn’t offering a prix fixe menu for Easter, but it is offering brunch specials such as rib eye and eggs ($22.95), Island-style loco moco with a sweet-onion gravy ($19.95), Portuguese sausage Benedict ($15.95) and a strawberry-and-banana French toast ($15.95). The brunch menu also includes the restaurant’s popular hot crab and artichoke dip and crunchy pea salad. Pair your meal with a bloody mary, a POG mimosa or the house sangria.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 591-9132, ryansgrill.com

 

The Pineapple Room

A Korean breakfast bowl with garlic chicken, Makaweli Ranch beef loco moco, salmon ochazuke, saimin, malted waffles with coconut syrup, lamb meatballs, Chinese roast pork, fresh oysters, lox and bagels—there’s a lot to choose from at the Easter brunch buffet at The Pineapple Room. Dessert includes haupia cake, Kula strawberry tiramisu and Waialua chocolate pudding.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $55 for adults, $25 for children under 12, Ala Moana Center, Macy’s, Third Floor, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 945-6573, alanwongs.com/locations/pineapple-room

 

The Willows

For a family-friendly Easter, book a table at The Willows, where kids can meet the Easter Bunny and join in an egg hunt. Brunch features chilled snow crab legs, pancake lasagna, seafood chowder, eggs Florentine, chocolate bread pudding, mango panna cotta, butter mochi and its popular soft-serve ice cream with a variety of toppings. Seatings are only available around lunchtime and in the afternoon.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $51.95 for adults, $25.95 for children under 10, 901 Hausten St., 952-9200, willowshawaii.com

 

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