Press and Kudos

“A super friendly place with local Hawaiian food. Do recommend the Lanai omelet!”
Urls Jankovic – October 2016

“Good food. Good variety. Fair prices.”
Richard Tesoro – September 2016

“Always meets expectations for providing a good meal. Turnovers & cookies for desert are terrific!”
Doug Jorg – September 2016

“Best breakfest I’ve had in Hawaii. I’ve been to 4 of the islands and this place served the best and freshest food I’ve had anywhere probably. The fairy ride over here from Maui was worth it just for the breakfast.”
Mase Driskell – September 2016

“If you’re able to visit the exclusive private island of Lanai, you’ll want to make a stop by the Blue Ginger. A spot full of locals, come prepared to order a typically Hawaiian plate lunch. Our group trip the baked fish and the bento, both of which were plentiful and tasty. This is a great way to experience a local Lanai hangout.”
Regan Jones – May 2016

“Hamburgers are phenomenal! Buns are made in house and are soft and not too bulky, patties are seasoned very well and juicy while being well done, and toppings are fresh. Portions are large, easily shareable. Kalua pork with cabbage was tasty as was club sandwich, but hamburger clearly stole the show. Fries are ok, nothing special. The hamburger is what pushes me to give this 5 stars.”
Finicky Foodie – August 2016

“We had generous omelettes – a very good breakfast, especially considering that they are at the end of a very long supply chain. Note that they only accept cash!”
January 2016 – Michelle Watson

“We had chili (with rice and macaroni salad) and teriyiaki beef for lunch yesterday (8/28). The food was good and the portions were large. The teriyaki beef was excellent – very lean and tender. The people were friendly, and the service was fast. We were impressed at the crowds that patronized the restaurant. It was busy the entire time we were there. Lots of take out, but the staff kept the line moving. A great place to eat when on Lanai.”
M Barba – October 2013

“Went there on a Saturday night. Parking was full of local cars. No rental Jeeps or Vans. It’s where locals go for dinner when they don’t want to cook.”
Dan Bodell – 2013

“Great breakfast. Good loco moco and fried rice!”
Cuvee II – November 2011

“It’s all about the food!. Loco Moco and the Mahi Mahi dishes are out of this world. This place will win no award for it’s decor but the food is out of this world, and the price is very inexpensive. If I were privileged enough to live on Lanai all the time, I would eat here everyday. Their breakfast is very good as well. I have had several omelets their and I always enjoy the SPAM omelet. Try it!!!!…..Well you will probably have to because their are not many choices!!!! LOL”
JP Mathes – May 2010

“Good local cooking at a good price. Bakery on site and they make their own burger buns. Mahi was very good. They offer green salad with their plate lunches if you don’t want mac.”
Brander – October 2009

“I first read about Blue Ginger on trip advisor and had to check it out when we camped on Lanai and in the end ended up going there breakfast, lunch AND dinner.”
– Trip Advisor January 2009

“The place is always buzzing with people, both locals and tourists, who will always welcome you with a smile, and share amazing stories with you. You can sit inside or outside… as I always enjoy either breakfast, lunch or dinner, they are open for all 3.”
– Trip Advisor January 2009

“My friend and I return to Lanai each spring to hunt and relax. We eat here every trip, several times. Love the atmosphere, talking story with the locals and the plate lunches.”
– Trip Advisor March 2009

“… much more affordable than the hotel restaurants.”
– Trip Advisor January 2009

“I wish I had tried this place before the morning of my last day on Lanai – because I would have come down every day! It is a favorite among the locals. I had French toast – very nice. My traveling companions had eggs and omelets – also very good. We sat outdoors on a cool and shady terrace. The inside is nothing to write home about – small and busy -but it has local character and flavor. The owners obviously care about this place. They make a lot of breads and pastries fresh.”
– Trip Advisor September 2008

“… a friend from Maui took us here for lunch. ‘Craig’ recommended the double cheese burger, and WOW! This was the biggest burger I have eaten in my life. The staff was very friendly and the food was great.”
– Trip Advisor September 2008

“Love this place and its chef. Worth the commute.”
– January 2008

“Lunch at Blue Ginger was good. There were hand-cut veggies in the chicken stir fry and the portion was large. Price was under $10. It had a pretty good selection of items on the menu. The staff was friendly and low key. Pastries looked really good. This is cash only so be prepared for that.”
– Trip Advisor June 2008

“Casual plate lunches. A great eats here too. A nice escape from resort food.”
– Trip Advisor December 2007

“Blue Ginger Café is a small restaurant near Dole Park. We thought the food was very good and the prices were excellent for Lanai. I had the teriyaki chicken plate dinner and my wife had the pork chops. Both were excellent. The complete dinner bill was under $30.”
– Trip Advisor October 2006

“Blue Ginger offers great local food with a lot of variety. From pastry, sandwiches, burgers, loco moco, noodles, stir fry to nightly specialty entrees. Everything tastes great not to mention the price. The dining rooms in Four Seasons are wonderful but you are going to pay 3 digits for dinner for two and to be frank, you could have the same meal in Los Angeles, New York, or any other Four Seasons. Blue Ginger Café makes you feel you are truly dining in Hawaii.”
– Trip Advisor September 2007