Last week I had dinner with my parents at the Kai Market, located ocean front at the Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki. The Hawaiian contemporary decor of Kai opens to an open lanai, ocean front, with live bands, and hula and fire dancers. The buffet had a variety of seafood from shrimp to clams and fresh fish. I tried the fresh bok choy, some macadamia nut crusted lamb chops with mint jelly, and the prime rib as well. The desert Bar was fabulous. I had a custard with a sweet jelly like garnish that looks like Ikura (large fish eggs), and mango pudding. They had a variety of delicious deserts from fresh chi chi dango mochi or coconut crusted daifuku (azuki bean mochi), and portuguese sweet bread pudding, key lime pie, coconut tapioca, and chocolate haupia pie and trifles. All the seafood went well with the Sauvignon Blanc I ordered as well. Definitely one of my favorite buffets, along side with my favorite brunch spots, Hoku’s at the Kahala Mandarin, and Orchids, at the 5 star Halekulani.
Hours: Breakfast 6:00 a.m.–11 a.m. | Dinner 5:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
**Final seating 30 mins prior to closing.
Location: Ground floor overlooking the Infinity Edge Pool & Waikiki Beach
Reservations: 808-921-4600 or email: TDRC.Hawaii@starwoodhotels.com
* Breakfast – $28.95 per adult, $13.00 per child*
* Dinner – $51.00 per adult and $55.00 per adult on Seafood and Paniolo nights on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
*Children 1-5 yrs old eat free anytime, children 6-12 yrs old eat free with paying adult (one child per adult & cannot be combined with any other discount), Ages 13-16 yrs old receive 50% off the Adult price ($13.50 for breakfast and $24.50 for dinner)