Review: One Forty at Four Seasons Lanai

One Forty at Four Seasons Lanai Review
One Forty Restaurant, Four Seasons Lanai

This One Forty Lanai Review at Four Seasons Lanai is part of our Hawaii Trip Report, including the Four Seasons Maui, Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina, and other luxury resorts on Maui.

One Forty takes its name from Lanai itself, which is 140 square miles in size, the sixth largest of the Hawaiian islands.

One Forty Location, Hours and Reservations

One Forty is located off the lobby, on the left hand side when facing the ocean (Nobu Lanai is on the right hand side). Breakfast is served daily from 6:30-11am, while dinner is served 5:30-9pm.

While we didn't make a dinner reservation until our arrival at the resort, if you're visiting during a busy season, such as Christmas/New Year's, winter months or spring break, I do recommend an advance reservation, particularly for the popular earlier dining times around 6:30-7:30pm.

One Forty Breakfast Menus and Breakfast Buffet

TravelSort Clients enjoy complimentary daily breakfast for two at One Forty, a $96 value per day, since the Grand Buffet is $48 per person. Alternatively, breakfast can be enjoyed via in-room dining in the privacy of your room or suite.

We started out with a mixture of tropical juices: pineapple, orange and guava:

Juice at One Forty, Four Seasons Lanai Review

The Grand Buffet is indeed grand, with a variety of fresh fruit, sashimi and fresh poke, dim sum, bulgogi rice bowls, pastries, yogurts and cereals.

One Forty Breakfast Review: Grand Buffet

I especially enjoyed the sashimi and hamachi poke:

One Forty Breakfast Buffet: Smoked Salmon, Sashimi, Poke

We also had some of the dim sum, which was available with a full complement of chili sauces:

Dim Sum, One Forty Lanai Review

My family eats a lot of yogurt, so the yogurt parfait selection was a popular stop for us:

Yogurt Parfaits, One Forty Lanai Breakfast Review

It was hard to choose where to begin, while leaving room for hot options. Happily, the fresh fruit also included passion fruit.

Hamachi Poke, Pineapple and Fresh Passion Fruit, One Forty Review

Although there's an omelet chef working at the buffet, you can also select from several other made-to-order hot entrees, such as Lanai Eggs Benedict, Brioche Frenh Toast, a Breakfast Burrito, etc.:

One Forty Breakfast Buffet Menu of Made to Order Entrees

My husband and son especially enjoyed the Brioche French Toast:

Brioche French Toast, One Forty Breakfast Review

They also enjoyed the buttermilk pancakes:

Buttermilk Pancakes, One Forty Lanai Review

The waffle looks a little plain in this photo, but only because we opted to get the coconut streusel on the side.

Malted Waffle, One Forty Review

The breakfast burrito was also quite good, if a little bland–it needed the accompanying hot sauce and guacamole to enliven it.

Breakfast Burrito, One Forty Review, Four Seasons Lanai

See our Four Seasons Lanai Video of Breakfast at One Forty:

One Forty Dinner Menu and Food

The early evening is a beautiful time of day. Be sure to request one of the tables closest to the balcony, with the best view of the ocean.

Sunset View from One Forty Restaurant, Four Seasons Lanai

One Forty offers a number of seafood and steak options for dinner, and vegetarian options include an heirloom tomato and burrata appetizer, Maui butter lettuce salad with mango and macadamia nuts, a shiitake mushroom soup, a parmesan risotto, parmesan gnocchi, spinach strapatti, bulgar pilaf, and Penang red curry with vegetables.

One Forty Dinner Menu, Four Seasons Lanai

There's also a kids' menu:

Kids' Menu, One Forty, Four Seasons Lanai
One Forty Kids' Dinner Menu

After taking our orders, our server brought us a loaf of warm, homemade bread with olive oil and butter. It was a great way to start–I always appreciate when restaurants make their own bread, and serve it warm.

The hamachi amuse bouche was delicious, with a dab of creme fraiche:

My husband enjoyed his creamy Ali'i mushroom soup, while I loved the Alaskan King Crab with corn bisque appetizer with paprika oil.

Our son, who was ravenous, chose some mac and cheese, as well as a cheeseburger. We don't usually let him have both at the same meal, so it might as well have been Christmas for him. My husband got in some bites of the burger, but otherwise our son happily polished off both.

Mac and Cheese, One Forty Review
Cheeseburger, One Forty Review

My husband and I shared a portion of the Grilled Japanese Hamachi with Tiger Prawn and Char Grilled Vegetables. The flesh was moist and succulent–perfectly cooked–with a crispy skin.

Japanese Hamachi, One Forty Review

The Verdict

One Forty serves my favorite luxury resort breakfast in Hawaii. I love that the buffet includes sashimi and poke (including hamachi poke) available, as well as bulgogi rice bowls/bibimbap, fresh passion fruit, and that you can also enjoy egg dishes, pancakes and waffles made to order as part of the buffet. Plus, espresso drinks were included, which often isn't the case for Hawaii buffets.

We also enjoyed our dinner at One Forty, which has just as lovely an ocean view as Nobu Lanai, and a great variety of seafood and meat dishes. My favorites were the Alaskan King Crab with corn bisque and the grilled Hamachi, but other dishes on the menu sounded equally appetizing. Prices reflect the fact that so much has to be imported, but if you're traveling with kids, the kids' menu offers great value for young diners.

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