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All 35 Hanalei Restaurants

Tahiti Nui

5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-6277
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Ranked #17 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
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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Coto de Caza, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Food was so-so but it is a must see because of its history and role in the movie "Descendants". Service was a bit slow as their POS system was down. Still worth going just to say you were there.

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Amarillo, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place seems to always be packed, but I don't know why! The service was very slow and not friendly. The food our group had ranged from mediocre to downright awful! Prices too high for what you get as well. You'll get way better food, service and atmosphere down the street at Kalypso!!

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Small dive like bar which is great but service was hit and miss. It took over 20 minutes to get a drink and there were only a handful of people there. Bartender was a bit curt. We asked for menus, then they were picked up and never asked for our order. We finally succumbed to hunger and waved down the... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The service and the food at Tahiti Nui, is atrocious. The staff at Tahiti Nui treats non locals like crap - we come to your community to spend money!! The food is well below average. ( We had pizza with kahlua pork.) maybe there are good options on the menu, but when we go back to Hanalei, we will spend... More

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Dublin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had the Ahi and it was done so well! It is a Small and rustic place but the food was good. They do not take reservations

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San Jose, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The funky, yet fun restaurant Tahiti Nui has served up local color for decades in Hanalei. Dinner here is a real native scene. The chef may come out to play a song with the band. The bar scene from the movie “The Descendants” was filmed here. On Wednesday nights, they offer a luau starting at 5. On Fridays, Hawaiian slack... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very local flavour, casual restaurant with many cool old pictures. Fantastic Kailua pork sandwich with an amazing BBQ sauce. The was easily one of my favourite meals in Kauai. Fast, fresh and flavourful. Friendly service. Excellent Mai tai as well! Not a fancy eatery but one not to miss!

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Auburn, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband wanted to try this place after watching the movie "The Descendants", probably like many visitors have done. Unfortunately, our experience was not good. Only one other table was taken when we arrived. We ordered a shrimp pizza for lunch. Twenty minutes later, our waiter came out to tell us they had no shrimp. We said they could put... More

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place looks like your hole in the wall tropics bar but the food is very very good. The atmosphere was great with live music every night. Good mix of locals mad tourists.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The place has standing because of the scene shot in the Movie Descendents. Otherwise its an everage local bar/restaurant. Had lunch there one day. Food was nothing special. The service was fine and the notoreity hadn't seemed to go to it's head. See,s to be popular at night too.

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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
Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian

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