9 Easter 2018 Brunch Buffets for Every Kind of Ambiance
You may (or may not) outgrow the egg hunts, but you’re never too old for a great Easter brunch buffet. Here are nine options from Kahuku to Kaimukī where you can celebrate eggs with bacon, French toast and tasty times with your family.
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HAU TREE LĀNAI
Dine on the lānai overlooking Kaimana Beach with a plate of Alaskan crab legs, made-to-order omelets, macadamia-nut-coconut French toast, prime rib, plus seafood, poke, salads, desserts and more. Reservations are currently being taken for 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.; or at noon for parties of fewer than nine.
$55 for adults, $25 for children ages 5 to 10. The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 921-7066, kaimana.com
Photo: Courtesy of Herringbone Waikīkī
Snap a picture in the photo booth, and then get ready for a memorable meal. The menu features asparagus bisque, avocado toast and a chocolate mousse tart, but make sure you leave plenty of room for Herringbone favorites including the chewy mochi-based Ray Ray Pancakes and the Herringbone Eggs Benedict with bacon, king crab, uni and caviar drizzled with hollandaise.
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $40 per person, add $25 for bottomless mimosa or endless rosé. International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 797-2435, herringboneeats.com
If you’re in search of nontraditional brunch options, try the arabiki sausage with applewood-smoked bacon or fried Brussels sprouts with blue lake beans. Of course, brunch at M.A.C. 24/7 wouldn’t be complete without its famous M.A.C. Daddy Pancake Station with 10 topping options.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., $49 for adults, $25 for children ages 5 to 12, kids 4 years and younger are free. Hilton Waikīkī Beach, 2500 Kūhiō Ave., (808) 921-5564, mac247waikiki.com
PLUMERIA BEACH HOUSE
Celebrate Easter under umbrellas by the beach. Plumeria Beach House is expanding its popular brunch menu with smoked salmon and shaved Maui onions, lobster deviled eggs, sashimi and sushi, snow crab legs, seared lamb chops and 14 desserts ranging from liliko‘i panna cotta and chocolate and hazelnut praline custard to Easter cupcakes. Expect a cameo from the Easter Bunny. If you’re looking for the chocolate fountain or misoyaki butterfish, head to the brunch at the Maile Ballroom for an additional $10 per adult.
11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., $85 for adults, $42.50 for children ages 6 to 12. The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Ave., (808) 739-8760, kahalaresort.com
Gaze out over the clear blue waters of Waikīkī and sip your complimentary mimosa while you dig into a fried green tomato Benedict, lup cheong jasmine fried rice, the catch of the day or a made-to-order omelet.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $49.95 for adults, $24.95 for children aged 12 years and under. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2005 Kālia Road, (808) 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com
TROPICS BAR & GRILL
No reservations needed for this walk-in-only Easter brunch option. But it may mean you’ll have to wait for the menu, which includes French toast with maple and coconut syrup, steamed dumplings, an omelet station and more. There will also be continental breakfast offerings, including muffins, croissants and sliced seasonal fruit.
6 to 11 a.m., $29 for adults, $16 for children ages 12 and younger. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2005 Kālia Road, (808) 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com
TURTLE BAY RESORT
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Enjoy Easter with brunch on the North Shore, plus an egg hunt and photo ops for the kiddos. Turtle Bay’s Easter menu includes everything from honey-glazed ham topped with pineapple rum sauce and grilled Portuguese sausage with kim chee fried rice. Or, create your own omelet at the made-to-order station. And, of course, save room for the Kona coffee cheesecake and the eight other dessert choices.
11 a.m. or 2 p.m. seating, $85 for adults, $35 for kids 4 to 11 years, kids 3 years and younger are free. 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, (808) 293-6020, eventbrite.com
Bring the keiki for a brunch and egg hunt in Waimea Valley, then stick around to explore the botanical garden or take a dip in the lifeguard-monitored swimming hole. In addition to the traditional scrambled eggs, pastries and omelet bar, Ke Nui Kitchen added lighter fare such as beet hummus, roast eggplant and spinach, green bean and potato salad along with lamb and beef kefta and pomegranate chicken.
9 and 11:30 a.m. seatings, $52.95 for adults, $26.50 for children ages 4 to 12. 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, (808) 638-5884, waimeavalley.net
The Veranda at the Moana Surfrider
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If you already love breakfast and high tea under the Moana’s banyan tree, try the view with Maine lobster salad with hearts of palm, Hawaiian salt-crusted prime rib, coconut curry broth with poached prawns, scallops, clams and snow crab, and a dozen decadent desserts including the haupia cream puff, caramel custard and hot cross buns.
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $85 for adults, $40 for children ages 6 to 12. 2365 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 921-4600, moana-surfrider.com
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