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Wailua Marina Restaurant

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5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI
808-822-4311
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This restaurant has been here for at least 25 years. We have been eating here for over 20. It is just a shell of it's former self but we still enjoy it. Overlooking the Wailua River, it reminds us of old Hawaii. They do not serve alcohol but there is no charge for bringing your own wine or beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chandler, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant has been here for at least 25 years. We have been eating here for over 20. It is just a shell of it's former self but we still enjoy it. Overlooking the Wailua River, it reminds us of old Hawaii. They do not serve alcohol but there is no charge for bringing your own wine or beer. Menu... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed the view along the river and watched water skiers as we dined on the patio. It was a lovely scene. The chicken teriyaki, the teriyaki ribs and the mahi mahi were quite good. The salad bar was fresh and plentiful. This is an great place to dine. We return here yearly and the food is not expensive and... More 

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Pasco, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Not a very busy place. The view is gorgeous. The salad bar was not well stocked with variety. I ordered grilled chicken. The waiter said they were out so I ordered grilled mahi. Generous portion and cooked just right. Not a bad place. Could be great with a few tweaks.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Location was great and the patio was spacious and had a good view of the river. I came for lunch and was 1 of 3 people in this large restuarant. I had the stuffed pork chop off the dinner menu. I found the salad soggy and old (likely from a bag). Likewise, I don't think there was anything fresh in... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We sat on the patio with a nice view of the river. The servers were attentive, but the food was not great. Basic bland salad bar with watery lettuce, Entrees were below average. Too bad because the service and view were good.

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Macedonia, Ohio
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354 reviews 354 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My meal was good as it hit the spot. It was just what I wanted. I skipped the salad and was offered a substitute to my liking. The server was very nice and our group all were very happy we stopped at the Wailua Marina Restaurant. I was 5,000 miles from home but this place however, made me feel at... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an old local restaurant right on the Wailua River so eat on the patio. It is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On the weekends call to make sure they aren't closed for a private party. They do not serve alcoholic beverages but allow you to bring your own beer or wine at no charge. They have a... More 

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VEGAS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The salad bar looked good but I couldn't get over the flies and the food was so greasy. The view was pretty and our server was decent but would not go back

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Took the family here on a Friday night and was a bit shocked to see only a few tables occupied, though the sparse crowds may have something to do with the luau next door, plus the fact they don't serve alcohol. That said, their food was amazing and service very pleasant. My wife and I had grilled ahi stuffed with... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Started off with the fried chicken wings and wontons and a trip to the salad bar...Excellent. Finished with the teri ribeye steak...Excellent. The atmosphere and the view is priceless. The service? Wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
  • Phone Number: 808-822-4311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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