The Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar at the Outrigger Reef Hotel on Waikiki Beach is a dining experience with a difference. The unique aspect of dining at this restaurant is that patrons are not served their food ready-cooked, rather they cook their own on a large community grill – just the way they want it. With a fun atmosphere and pleasant views of Diamond Head, to the eastern side of the Waikiki coastline, this beachfront venue is a popular meeting place for both locals and tourists.
Opened over 30 years ago, the Shore Bird serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it even has its own bakery. However, it is at night that things really come alive when diners try out their own cooking skills. This is how it works. A server brings whatever entrée a diner orders, whether that is seafood, chicken or steak, to their table with instructions on how to prepare that particular food. It is then up to each individual to spice and season the food to their own taste and grill it to their liking. Each entrée is accompanied by access to the all-you-can-eat salad bar. The salad bar is comprised of over 25 items, including bread, various fruits, garnishes, greens, haupia, pasta, poi, tako poke and rice. Experienced helpers (or Grill Masters) are on hand to assist. While all this might sound like cooking at home, the great aspect is that all the preparatory work and clearing away is done by someone else! In addition to the food, the Shore Bird Beachfront Bar offers a large selection of tropical drinks, the coldest beer on tap in Waikiki, and free karaoke sessions after 9.30pm.
Dinner at the Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar is available between 4.00pm and 10.00pm from Monday through to Saturday. The restaurant also serves an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, which includes, juices, coffee, roast turkey, ham, fish, hash browns and more, between 7.00am and 11.00am from Monday through to Sunday. Lunch is served from 11.00am to 3.00pm (Monday to Sunday) with a choice of buffet or items from a menu. And, to ensure a lively night out, the Shore Bird provides live entertainment every night from 5.00pm onwards.
Hours of operations:
$15 and up
Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar Overview
Waikiki Beach restaurant
You grill your own food
All you-can-eat salad bar
Contemporary American cuisine, barbecue, fish, steaks