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All 39 Hanalei Restaurants

The Mediterranean Gourmet

5-7132 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei Colony Resort, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-9875
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Ranked #13 of 39 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $20 - $34
Hours:
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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San Jose, California
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210 reviews 210 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had our first visit to the Mediterranean Gourmet and will make it part of our regular restaurant rotation on the North Shore. This location used to be a Mexican restaurant owned by Charo the entertainer where it was always fun but the food wasn't great. This place has a great mediterranean/greek menu that while not quite authentic was very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Italian Colada was a great start to a lacklustre lunch. Both entres were; in a word, Boring. Not much flavor beyond the overpowering red-oinion. I wouldn't return to this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here to eat lunch after hearing and reading about this place. It was excellent. We ordered spanakopita, clams, and Fasoulia stew. All were served quickly with great drinks. In fact we had such a great experience we made a reservation for dinner for the next night. Surprisingly, this turned out to be a huge mistake.... More 

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New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch. Very good food with excellent service. Ahi special was also very good. We had a hummus and pita appetizer - nicely presented. Location is right on the beach - fun to watch the waves.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

As you travel all the way up, have a few good swims along the way and grab a nice bite to eat at what seems the last restaurant along the road to the Caves. Very nice property and restaurant to have a beer and a Yiro. Lots of Greek food hear and burgers to keep the kids happy too. Fantastic... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch and didn't have to wait. For dinner, make reservations as it is busy. We had an eggplant appetizer with fresh pita. My friend had a burger she loved. I had a salad with fresh fish on top. It was very fresh in every way. THEN we ordered dessert....a walnut tart which was warm with chocolate. Incredible!... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We read good things about this spot. Went for lunch. First impression was that the views of the ocean (in certain parts of the restaurant), were very good. The decor we thought was a little dated and cold and bathrooms were no particularly clean. The whole restaurant had a ammonia/bleach odor to it. Place needs a face lift. The service... More 

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful view Oceanside, delicious food and great service. A unique and very good restaurant. We enjoyed lunch there.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

After visiting Limahuli Garden, we just happened to stop for lunch at the Mediterranean Gourmet. In addition to having a nice table overlooking the ocean, we were pleasantly surprised by the great food. We had the appetizer special, fire-roasted fresh artichoke, which we thought was tremendous, as well as a beet salad and gyros. I agree with some of the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

First of all, this is not a Mediterranean food place. It’s a Lebanese one. Which I find absolutely out of place! You are on the north shore of Kauai Island! Can’t you serve local dishes? I’m convinced it’s possible to serve a type of fusion food that would integrate local ingredients (and we all know the diversity of local foods)... More 

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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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