Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 4 Reviews
Self-service, all-you-can-eat veggie food. Lunch meals includes a fresh juice drink. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Lacto, American, Buffet, Hare Krishna
51 Coelho Way (Oahu)
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Patrickx814
  • vegan

Nice Setting

Posted on 09 / 14 / 2015

Over the 10 or 15 years I've been visiting, the rotating menu (5 days) really hasn't changed, and never has excited me much. But the setting is great...if a bit off the beaten track, an easy bus ride. Current price $13 "suggested".

Pros: Trees, Nice People
Cons: Lack Of "Pros" Related To Food
  • vegan

Simple, Wholesome, Tasty

Posted on 03 / 23 / 2015

I ate here on my first visit to Hawaii (5 years back, spring 2010) & as there are few reviews & I now have smartphone, I'm adding mine. This is typical Hari Krishna food which is like a healthier, simplified version of Indian food (way less spice, salt & oil). Almost everything was vegan & I enjoyed it immensely after a week in Waianea (where vegan seemed unheard of). It was also quite cheap (maybe 6$/person?) for a good variety.
However, the hours are limited & I wouldn't necessarily recommend going out of your way. If you're nearby during open hours, it is worth checking out.

Pros: Mostly vegan options, Inexpensive, Peaceful atmosphere
Cons: Limited hours
  • vegan

Only Open For Lunch

Posted on 05 / 19 / 2010

My husband and I went all the way out here by bus only to find out they are no longer open for dinner. We arrived at 4:30 and waited til 5 and then went in and asked and they said they had "permanantly transitioned to lunch".

It's really frustrating that all of the vegetarian restaurants seem to only be open for lunch and none are open for dinner anymore.

I suggest going to Ruffage or Veggie Star if you're looking for a place you can actually get food at after 2pm for vegetarians/vegans.

  • vegan

A pleasant place to eat in Paradise

Posted on 08 / 20 / 2008

Govinda's has several locations throughout Honolulu and Waikiki. I ate at the Govinda's located at the Krishna temple. It is a buffet that starts at 12:15 PM and lasts approximately an hour. They were very friendly and it was well priced considering all your options and the freshness of everything. It is not 100% Vegan, but they are more than happy to let you know what dishes have dairy in them.

Pros: Fresh, Clean, Friendly
Cons: Hours


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Added: 2007/08/01


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