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The Mediterranean Gourmet

5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei Colony Resort, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #11 of 35 restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $20 - $34
Cuisines: French, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hanalei Colony Resort
Description: Savor cuisine from across the world without leaving Kauai. A unique, oceanfront dining experience awaits you at Mediterranean Gourmet. Situated at Hanalei Colony Resort, Mediterranean Gourmet has become a North Shore favorite among Kauai residents and worldwide travelers since opening in 2006. Inspired by the cuisine and culture of his native Lebanon, Chef Imad Beydoun and his wife Yarrow have created a relaxed atmosphere and amazing menu selections featuring Lebanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Greek influences. Whether you are looking for a relaxed lunch or a candlelit dinner, Mediterranean Gourmet is the perfect Kauai restaurant for you. Considered by many the be one of the Best restaurants in Hawaii. Visitor's from around the world are invited to make this Kauai restaurant thier favorite Kauai restaurant too.
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75% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you are on the north side of the island, make sure you stop here for lunch and if there on a Tuesday, see the Luau here. nice family owned space and family run Luau! Located right on the beach....Leanna was the best bartender I met in Hawaii and I don't even drink!

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Escondido, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Good food if a little overpriced and on the small size. Fish was very fresh and well prepared. We ate here twice due to staying at the condo complex next door so tried the dining room and bar menu. Bar food was pretty good--again, I think, overpriced. Not sure what to think about the Mai Tai I had there---not the... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic spot. Dine and be serenaded by local musicians and one night there was a lovely hula dancer.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I stopped here after we'd been in the Hawaiian waters for the first time in our lives and this was the best experience. He is not much of an adventurer when it comes to food, but this was amazing! We had seconds on everything including the drinks!

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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were staying at the Hanalei Colony Resort, which is where the Mediterranean Gourmet is located. From the outside, the restaurant looks so-so. It could use some updating and fresh paint. But, once you're inside, it's very nice and it has lovely views of the ocean and is perfect for rainbow watching, we saw several from our table. It has... More

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Virginia, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We dined here twice in July. Once, my husband and I cam for dinner in the evening. The menu is comprised of Lebanese items such as Bab Ganoush (a bit sour, but good), pita bread (delicious, warm and soft), gyros, and various chicken and fish dishes. Desserts include ice cream and a rich, delicious macadamia-nut tart. The setting was romantic... More

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Coppell, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a reservation for 8pm, but they were able to accommodate us an hour early (with a smile). We just got done with a photo session near by for a wedding wit Kent from Coconut Coast Weddings (kauaiwedding.com). He recommended this place and it was great. The Felafelsare awesome as are the staff. Highly recommended, especially for a quiet... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm sorry, but the food was not very good. The steak had varying temps through out, the potatoes on both entrees were scooped out with an ice cream scoop and not hot. Food bland. Service was good, wine was good, atmosphere was good. Too bad about the food though.

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Florence, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Our party of 9 had a great experience. From the greeting and seating to enjoy a wonderful view through the end of the evening. Everything we ordered was delicious and the specials were outstanding. The wait staff were friendly, took time to explain the dishes delivered, polite and everything came in a timely way. This was a busy evening, but... More

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New Orleans
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not cheap, but very good food, mostly middle eastern. There are also lots of fresh seafood items in less exotic preparations. Good breakfasts, also, of the American and Hawaiian variety.

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