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All 37 Hanalei Restaurants

The Mediterranean Gourmet

5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei Colony Resort, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #12 of 37 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $20 - $34
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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Middle Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Mediterranean Gourmet was the only restaurant within walking distance from where we were staying, but we were so glad we decided to have lunch there. My husband and I had wonderful fresh fish in homemade pita wraps with spinach and other goodies. The lava flow drink was just right, and the service was friendly and prompt.

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Redwood City, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a great morning at the Limahuli Gardens, we stopped by this place for lunch on the way back. First off, the location is fabulous! The view is incredible - lovely windswept place right on the beach - how relaxing. One of our favorites. The appetizers were fantastic and our lunch was great. The service we had was friendly and... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There's really nothing special about the food here. I suppose if you don't live in a major city with access to a diversity of ethnic foods, then having Med food might be a new experience for you. But otherwise, this was just a mediocre restaurant. It's also a bit of a drive out on the far side of Hanalei, so... More 

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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The location is lovely, overlooking the bay/ocean. The service was good and a nice menu variety. We had appetizers on special that evening (artichoke with garlic, $14.95), a crab cake ($14.95), side of veggies ($4), and a sashimi duet that was delicious ($24.95). We finished with a yummy chocolate lava cake ($10) and tart ($10). A glass of house wine... More 

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Hanalei, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Go as early as possible to enjoy the beautiful ocean-front setting (one of the few on Kauai), maybe take a walk on the beach right in front of the restaurant (walk for miles!), enjoy a wonderful meal with fun-to-watch belly dancers (on some nights - call if you're interested in belly dancers), or on tuesday evenings there's a luau.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a lovely meal here with a beautiful view overlooking the beach. Everything we had was great: grilled artichokes, Greek salad, Mediterranean flat bread, hummus, beef kebabs... Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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Worcester, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We hiked to the Falls and back, hosed off our legs and then stopped here for lunch. The falafel was so good! My husband got the gyro... He said it was good but liked my meal better :) we both got the Greek salad as our side and it was delicious. We didn't make reservations but were able to get... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went for lunch to be able to see the great view! It was not busy so we had a window seat. The fish of the day was a local one called Hebi. Nice white fish in a wrap for lunch served with fries ! It was a the perfect place for lunch!

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Victor, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped in for lunch ended up being the best meal we had in the North. Excellent attentive service great food beautiful views. The Perfect Margarita truly is perfect! Don't miss this spot on your way back to Hanalei, the only place we had perfectly cooked fish.

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Cary NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Friendly staff---average, somewhat typically overpriced, touristy Hanalei eating and drinking spot--needs some TLC---hasn't changed or improved since my last stopin 4 years ago!

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Additional Information about The Mediterranean Gourmet

Address: 5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei Colony Resort, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-9875
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 34
Cuisine: French, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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