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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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74% Recommend
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Sherman Oaks, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
72 helpful votes 72 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Have always wanted to go to luau and I guess I have been holding off because I think they might be overpriced and a bit cheesy. Well - the Tuesday night luau at the Mediterranean Gourmet restaurant was fine and exactly what I thought it would be. Everything was good - standard buffet of local food (chicken, pork, veggies, poi... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is in a little cul de sac in a area called the Colony. We rented a home a short walk away. I had been inside but we never had the chance to come for dinner. We had no reservations, just the four of us. No problem. Had a nice dinner with appetizers kind of late. Nice crowd. A young... More

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San Diego, California, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My sister-in-law took us to this restaurant in Hanalei - it is right on the water and has a middle eastern/beach decor with big windows. My Ahi wrap was excellent! The fish was done perfectly and the flavors were wonderful! It is a long drive to get there from Lihue but worth it for the food and view!

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Centralia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were here 6/11/2014 for a later than normal dinner so had missed any rush there might have been. There were 4 of us and we took advantage of the 1/2 off bottle of wine with dinner. We got the sashimi appetizer (daily special) and the fresh fish (also the daily special) for dinner. (All of us...same thing...I know, bor-ing!...... More

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