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Starting Your Day Off Right at Ocean House

Digest Foodie Fare

May 14, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start the day off right with a morning meal at Ocean House Restaurant?

  • Macadamia Nut Bread is baked fresh every day.
  • Ocean House breakfast manager Chris Cole presents the always-appetizing Fresh Fruit Sunrise ($13).
  • Belgian Waffle ($15)
  • Fresh Fruit Sunrise ($13)
  • Neptune Omelet ($16)
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Located within the Outrigger Reef Hotel, the beach-front eatery serves a mix of traditional and local breakfast favorites, including Eggs Benedict ($14), Paniolo Morning Wrap ($14) and the Neptune Omelet ($16). To make this one-of-a-kind dish, the chefs at Ocean House start with specially seasoned blue crab meat, then add tomato, Porcini mushrooms, zucchini, apple-wood smoked bacon and jack cheese to the mix.

“If that isn’t enough to make you hungry, the omelet is then topped with our wild mushroom lobster cream sauce,” says breakfast manager Chris Cole.

For those who prefer their breakfast on the sweeter side, Cole notes that Ocean House recently added a macadamia nut cream sauce and toasted coconut flakes to its already-popular Belgian Waffle ($15).

“It is a delightful upgrade from maple syrup,” he says, “and the nuts/coconut flakes add a great texture to the waffle.”

Fresh wild raspberries, blackberries and strawberries top off the dish.

Those seeking slightly lighter, healthier fare can delight in the Fresh Fruit Sunrise ($13), a fresh assortment of honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, berries and papaya topped with a touch of Greek yogurt, granola and a drizzle of honey, all served within a pineapple bowl.

“We recently started baking small loaves of bread,” adds Cole of the new specialties that are served as a side dish ($4) or as part of Ocean House’s Continental Breakfast ($11).

“Right now, we have a Banana Nut Bread and a Macadamia Nut Bread,” he adds. “We bake them fresh daily and add just the right amount of nuts for the perfect texture. We are really excited about them and have received great reviews.”

On the Side

With open-air dining set amidst plantation-home decor and a front-row view of Waikiki Beach, Ocean House Restaurant allows diners to eat like celebrities — and, in some cases, with the rich and famous.

“We do get frequent visits by celebrities,” admits Chris Cole, breakfast manager at the beachfront restaurant. “Justin Bieber joined us for dinner not so long ago, and many members of the cast of the new TV series Off The Map have joined us for breakfast.”

Looking over the elaborate menu, it’s enticing to imagine just what these stars may have ordered. Would the Sizzling Ahi Carpaccio ($14.50), Seafood Lau Lau ($26.50) or Crab Stuffed Mahi Mahi ($28.50) have caught their eyes? Or would the Coconut Lobster Skewers ($13.50), Hawaiian Salt & Pepper Steak ($28.50), Pulehu Prime Rib ($29.50) and Lilikoi Misoyaki Butterfish ($31.50) have been more to their liking?

“Having great service with a wonderful view and good food really make Ocean House a nice place to eat,” Cole says. “Add that to the fact that we are located in the Outrigger Reef Hotel, literally on one of the best beaches in the world, and you can see why Ocean House is a destination for an occasion, special or not!”

And when it comes to sustainability, Ocean House is a superstar in its own right. The restaurant proudly serves sustainable seafood and farm-fresh, seasonal produce from local sources.

In a conscious effort to conserve water — something always at the forefront, considering Ocean House’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean — waiters will only serve water upon request.

Ocean House

  • Where
    • Outrigger Reef Hotel
    • 2169 Kalia Road
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 923-2277
  • Hours
    • Breakfast served daily
    • 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Dinner served daily
    • 5 pm. – 10 p.m.
  • Notes
    • Valet parking available.
  • Website