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Common Ground Kauai

4900 Kuawa Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
808-828-2192
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Ranked #8 of 14 activities in Kilauea
Type: Gardens, Tours
Owner description: Common Ground, Kaua’i is a showcase for sustainability serving the community through its programs, products, services and venue. Situated in Kilauea... more » Owner description: Common Ground, Kaua’i is a showcase for sustainability serving the community through its programs, products, services and venue. Situated in Kilauea on the north shore of Kaua’i it is a sixty-acre site on which there are a number of green entrepreneurial ventures in operation, and a development plan for others. « less
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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while on bike ride through Anaina Hou community park. Really great lunch menu of grass fed beef, pulled pork, vegetarian dishes, fresh juices, bottled drinks. Open air dining over looking gardens. Clean modern facility though with an island atmosphere. Really amazing -- we're returning for breakfast in a few days.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I had heard a lot of great reviews about Common Ground and wanted to check it out myself as I love sustainable food. The food was well prepared and was probably one of our best meals while in Kauai however when we went to order the food we could not find the menus right away and the woman taking the... More

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Nelson, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

set in the midst of an organic farm, it's worth the experience. there is a beautiful garden and waterfall a short walk from the restaurant. the food was ok, nothing really exciting, but not bad. you serve yourself, which is a bit strange considering how expensive it is. the staff seemed very stressed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went here for Sunday brunch and were very underwhelmed. We felt like we paid $35 for a breakfast we could have made much better ourselves. I had the huevos rancheros and it was cold and bland - had no flavor at all. The salsa on the top was stale and also had no taste. In general we were underwhelmed... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Have been wanting to try this place for a while, finally made the trek up there today. Will never go again. I did not like the fact you had to order your food at one place with a very long line and staff seemed irritated, pick up your food and then then bus your table when pau. The table was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I will start by saying I have tried this restaurant three times all with the same ending. Poor service, apathetic staff and lack of caring for the customer. I am a vegan and this is one of the few restaurants with variety for us. It isn't worth writing all three situations as this restaurant does not care for their customers.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting. Where did the wait staff go? Stand in line, only one or two people taking orders, bus your own tables, but nothing available to wipe your table down for the next person. Silverware, water, in a central area, keeps running out, and there is no one there to fill it up. Frustrated customers keep asking. Sure the salads... More

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Topanga, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Genuinely very good health breakfast and lunch in a lovely peaceful setting. I try to get there just as they open in the morning to avoid what can potentially be very long wait for food. Still worth it no matter what time you show up. Fro the last few year this has been my favorite spot in Kauai for a... More

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Shelton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

A casual place--you peruse the menu in the courtyard, then order at the counter and pick up at the window, and bus your own table into separate bins for each implement, with prominent recycling and composting instructions: the food is what you came for, though the surroundings are beautiful. Fresh and local is the watchword here--you want to pick what... More

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San Clemente, California, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The grounds at Common Ground are breathtaking, with an easy stroll putting you and yours in the midst of unbelievable scenery. But the restaurant---you can walk the site without having to eat at the restaurant--is a little disappointing with bland food and an off-putting school cafeteria vibe. So drink in the beauty---but eat somewhere else.

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