while looking out to the Pacific Ocean under grass huts.
Ok, there's no grass huts here but at Duke's Waikiki, that's probably the closest you will get to that imagery.
To top it off, a breakfast buffet is a great way to jump start your day, especially when it cost less than $20.
Was it worth it you ask?
Located at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort , it offers beach-front views and partial open-air seating.
You don't have to worry about getting lost as there's a huge neon sign
by the entrance of the hotel pointing you in the right direction.
Before seating, you can choose from the buffet menu or order from their Ala Carte or Bar Menu.
We were sat at a corner at the edge of the restaurant (right by the public beach access as there were
hotel guests walking in and out behind our table).
The view was lovely but if you prefer a more private area, you might want to request to sit somewhere else.
Despite our table location (behind a pillar too), our server was very nice
and made sure to check up on us several times.
The restaurant inside is quite large and busy all-year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Although the actual buffet room was a bit small (located on the opposite side of the restaurant) with 4 areas.
The room can be a bit confusing during peak hours, as lines form in all direction
and you are not entirely sure which line leads to what.
There was a good selection of fresh fruits.
The watermelon was sweeter than any we've tried buying on our own.
We especially enjoyed their made-to-order omelet station. The chef was really nice and welcoming too.
You can pick your choice from their Omelet Specials.
I would recommend Duke's if you are already in Waikiki and want a reasonably priced breakfast buffet. It is touristy and a bustling spot, but a fun experience. While there's limited items on the buffet menu, we found Duke's to be one of the better buffets on Oahu.
On a prior visit at the restaurant for lunch, the wait time for a table was extremely long.
So if you plan to come for a visit, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to fully take advantage of the food selection and view.
At $18, it's substantially less than the breakfast buffet at Turtle Bay (and tastier too).
When you come here, leave your notions of what a buffet should be (because comparing it to buffets in big cities would be unfair). Instead enjoy the food, atmosphere, and the Aloha Spirit. For under $20 dollars in Waikiki, its a pretty awesome value as you can leave with your tummy fully satisfied, and money still in your pocket.
We especially enjoyed their potatoes, fresh fruits, and omelets
(I mean, where else are you going to find an Omelet with Kalua Pork?).
There's also Portuguese & Chicken sausage along with French Toast available
to your heart's content.
There's also a gift shop selling Tiki cups to T-shirts near the entrance.