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All 37 Hanalei Restaurants

Tahiti Nui

5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-6277
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Ranked #17 of 37 Restaurants in Hanalei
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Food is pretty ordinary for the prices. Went for lunch. Wouldn't rush back. The food was extremely slow arriving. We were near the first to arrive that day & it was full by the time we left. One woman doing all the waiting on tables & bar tending by herself. The building itself is interesting, especially the ceiling. The pizza... More 

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Glendora, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went Tuesday night when they offered live music. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and entertainment.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

They will cancel the luau and not give any notice if there's not enough people. We did not get a phonecall or email about the cancellation and only found out when we arrived, and it was too late to go somewhere else.

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Orange, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stopped by after a day at the beach and got the food to go. I ordered the baby back ribs and I can tell you these were some of the tenderes and meaty ribs I have ever had. My wife ordered the macadameon nut crusted chicken and she enjoyed it . For an island resort area the food was priced... More 

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Mendocino
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had dinner and drinks here last night and really enjoyed it. The ahi carpaccio was wonderful and so was the ahi dinner. The mai tai was one of the best we have had here on Kauai and less expensive than most too. A very informal, fun place and the live music was really good.

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The worst food and service on Kauai. Absolutely not worth it unless you want terrible food and equally terrible service.

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Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

At first glance, the Tahiti Nui restaurant seemed quite ordinary. It may not have been a destination for us, other than the novelty of a scene from the movie The Descendants. George Clooney and company visit the restaurant - which featured a band, the bar and lots of locals. One of the characters noted "this place rocks". He was right!... More 

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Pleasanton, Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Open air dining, with superb food and decent beer on tap. Then, 5-stars, there's the musically entertainment. Sublime atmosphere, delicious ribs with mashed sweet potatoes, it is an informal place to return to at least twice every visit to Kauai.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped by for a few Mai Tai's, good taste and strong. Very laid back vide, great view of mountains.

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend and they were right, it was worth it! We caught live music, and sat at the bar to eat dinner. There was a "messy vitality" of energetic chaos that was so fun. I would recommend the premium Mai Tai's. The plate of food was enormous and I found I could not eat it... More 

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Additional Information about Tahiti Nui

Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-6277
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian

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