But Wait, Here Are 9 More Mother’s Day Brunches

Just in case you didn’t have enough choices for Mom.


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The popular ‘ahi poke musubi from Hōkū’s at The Kāhala Hotel & Resort is on its Mother’s Day menu. See what other restaurants are serving that day.
Photo: Aaron Yoshino

 

We already gave you 15 ways to feed your mom. Here are nine more.

 

1. Bali Steak & Seafood

Treat your mom to a three-course prix menu with her choice of ‘ahi tartare or a kale Caesar salad, scotch-smoked salmon with garlic Kaua‘i prawns and a white-chocolate-yuzu cheesecake. Dress code is evening attire, even for Mom.

5 to 9 p.m., $75 per person, $100 with wine pairings, (808) 949-4321

 

2. BLT Steak

This restaurant is offering a special blackboard menu for Mother’s Day. You can order à la carte—seared and blackened spiced ‘ahi, filet mignon with a butter-poached Maine lobster tail, miso-marinated butterfish, Kahuku corn with pancetta risotto cake—or get the three-course prix fixe dinner for $85.

$85 for three courses, $119 with wine pairings, (808) 683-7440, bltrestaurants.com

 

3. Hōkū’s

The signature restaurant at The Kāhala Hotel & Resort is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch featuring an assortment sashimi, sushi, salads, tempura and desserts. For main courses, choose among butter-poached king crab legs, two kinds of miso-glazed butterfish, oven-roasted New Zealand rack of lamb, roasted duck and wok-fried soft-shell crab. The restaurant will also serve traditional breakfast fare, including smoked salmon eggs Benedict and made-to-order omelets. Highlights are the restaurant’s popular ‘ahi poke musubi and a fully stocked waffle bar.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $95 for adults, $47.50 for children 6 to 12; dinner, 5:30 to 10 p.m., $85 for adults, (808) 739-8760, kahalaresort.com

 

4. Plumeria Beach House

The open-air restaurant is hosting brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. Brunch features a variety of appetizers—chilled oysters, poke, imported cheeses, fruits, sushi—a carving station with roasted garlic-rubbed prime rib and New Zealand rack of lamb, an omelet station, waffles and pancakes, and hot entrées. The dessert station is a must, with a selection that includes blackberry butterscotch tarts, chocolate ganache truffle pops, liliko‘i chiffon pie and the hotel’s popular bread pudding with vanilla anglaise. The dinner menu is similar, though it features a kabocha pumpkin ravioli with lobster, a Dijon-herb-crusted rack of lamb, slow-roasted Kurobuta pork collar and steamed crab legs.

Brunch, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., $85 for adults, $42.50 for children 6 to 12; dinner, 5:30 to 10 p.m., $85 for adults, $42.50 for children 6 to 12, (808) 739-8760, kahalaresort.com

 

5. MAC 24/7

This buffet doesn’t hold back on the calories—and that’s a good thing. Treat Mom to herb- and salt-crusted prime rib, garlic-truffle mashed potatoes, shrimp cocktail, custom omelets and the restaurant’s MAC Daddy pancake station. For $8 more, get a special mimosa, too. Valet parking is $3.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $49 for adults, $23 for children ag 5 to 12, (808) 921-5564, mac247waikiki.com

 

6. MW Restaurant

Instead of a buffet, MW is offering shareable family-style plates on Sunday. Among the large plates are ‘ahi poke, Mountain View Farms kālua pig tacos, crab chawanmushi, red-wine-braised short ribs, steamed ‘opah, dried scallop fried rice and mochi-malassada bread pudding. Kids can order hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken pasta or a quesadilla for $20. (That includes a drink and ice cream, too.)

Lunch, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $45; dinner, 4 to 9 p.m., $65, (808) 955-6505, mwrestaurant.com

 

7. Rainbow Lānai

This casual, oceanfront restaurant is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch showcasing local ingredients, from the local green grown at Mari’s Gardens to the Hāmākua mushrooms atop braised beef. The buffet also features a kiawe wood-smoked prime rib, crispy pork, an egg and omelet station, kim chee fried rice, various ‘ahi poke and an assortment of sushi.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $44.95 for adults, $24.95 for children 5 to 12, (808) 949-4321

 

8. The Pineapple Room

Take Mom to a truly farm-to-table brunch here with an entire spread of bounty from local farmers, including an Aloha Tofu and Sumida watercress salad with a sesame kochujang emulsion, Twin Bridge asparagus with an anchovy-caper oil, Waialua chocolate pudding, and a loco moco using Makaweli Ranch beef. You have two options: Order from the menu (New Zealand salmon congee, corned beef hash) or partake in the buffet (steamed Island fish, teriyaki chicken, The Pineapple fried rice). There will also be action stations for omelets, rib eye and waffles, and a variety of desserts.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $59.95 for adults, $28.95 for children 5 to 12, (808) 945-2526, alanwongs.com

 

9. Tropics Bar & Grill

For a simple and easy brunch in Waikīkī, Tropic’s buffet features a variety of breakfast pastries and muffins, scrambled eggs, steamed dumplings, roasted potatoes, bacon, French toast and an omelet station—all for $29. And the ocean view is complimentary.

6 to 11 a.m., $29 for adults, $16 for children, (808) 949-4321

 

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