Best brunch buffets on Oahu
Where: Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave., Waikiki, 931-4488
When: Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $55/adult plus tax and gratuity; $25 for children ages 12 and under plus tax and gratuity
Kamaaina discount: None
Highlights: Peruse a raw bar with shucked oysters, crab legs, jumbo shrimp cocktail, prime rib roast carving station with prime rib, scallops, and barbecue ribs; pancakes with Deck’s signature macadamia nut sauce; expanded dessert bar with homemade donuts, macarons, cheesecakes and more. Mimosas by the bottle ($50) come with a bottle of champagne and carafes of pineapple, lilikoi and guava juice. You can also get forever mimosas (unlimited refills) for $25 each.
Note: Queen Kapiolani Hotel recently started the Queen’s Brunch, available every Sunday in the open-air Deck restaurant. This brunch is designed to be an indulgent experience fit for royalty, especially with the picturesque views of Diamond Head in the background. Starting Nov. 10, diners at the Queen’s Brunch will get to experience a seasonal Tamago egg station featuring eggs imported from Japan and designed to eat “TKG” style (raw egg over rice). Every Sunday, there’s a weekly lineup for live music to complete the brunch experience.