Tucked away on the second floor of the reimagined Alohilani Resort is Waikiki’s newest brunch experience, Lychee. During a recent stay at the Alohilani, we were invited to experience the extensive brunch buffet. You’ll find the usual suspects, including eggs, sausages, and baked goods. Beyond that, expect a variety of seasonal fruits like rambutan and mango, seafood including sashimi, opihi, taegu prawns, and snow crab legs, a prime rib carving station, cuts of bone marrow, and even a milk tea and boba bar.
Would you like a glass of champagne to go with brunch? Yes, please! Now would be a good time to also mention that Lychee overlooks the large 280,000 gallon Oceanarium, filled with hundreds of tropical fish. Daily feedings are between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, so be sure take a peak into the oceanarium during brunch.
These mini loco moco bowls are a great way to start brunch.
For the traditionalist, they’ve got eggs benedict and a nice selection of breakfast sausages.
The fruit selection was stellar. I really enjoyed the papaya bowls filled with yogurt and granola. I even asked for a box so that I could take one back to the room to enjoy later…
Of course, they have a variety of baked goods, including croissants, but what really caught my eye were the delectable mini french toast sandwiches filled with nutella. Mmmm…
You don’t usually find an extensive sushi bar at a brunch buffet, but at Lychee, you do…
When was the last time you had opihi at a buffet? And look at that sashimi…
For those who prefer more lunch from their brunch, Lychee has a nice selection of seafood, a carving station, and … fresh bone marrow.
The dessert bar featured a variety of sweet delights, including these irresistible ube tarts, but the boba bar had everyone talking.
I have to admit, we enjoyed our brunch experience at Lychee so much that, before leaving, we made reservations for Christmas Eve Brunch. I’m really looking forward to it. Thank you, Lychee and Alohilani!
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815