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Tahiti Nui

Pizza, Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian
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5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-6277
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 303
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  • 274
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 59
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service Slow But Great Food

We were there for lunch. Service was because the lady behind the bar was also the wait person as well as the bus person. Not her fault just not enough people working. We tied it because we saw it in the movie: The Descendants. The food was excellent and we would return Highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bob O
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Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this bar so my sister could try the mai tais. They were good but I am a beer drinker and the beer options weren't so great. Our server was rude when asked about local beers offered. Sorry for asking a pretty standard question. I recommend skipping a bar that employs negative people since it reflects on the experience.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to this bar for over 20 years, and it's still the same. Simple, but perfect for Haneli. And the service is excellent. I just love this bar, and I always stop.

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The luau was quaint yet very authentic. The music was fantastic and so was the entertainment. We have been to several around Hawaii and this is by far our favorite.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Long story short. We paid part in cash and the rest on the card. They charged the card for both transactions. After a month of phone calls and emails I finally had to go to my bank and dispute the charge, file a fraud report, and get a new debit card. (Since the whole situation seemed sketchy my bank recommended... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rather an unpleasant experience. We were waiting through one song for Uncle Koko (Kanak Attack) to play a request, and auntie rather rudely told us to leave if we weren't going to order anything else. We have never had this happen anywhere we've been. We were quite offended, and our guests were rather taken aback, to say the least. We... More 

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Park City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fun, lively place to eat with a great Mai Tai! It's really a must for any visit to Hanalei. Ambiance is awesome... live music! Great pizzas too. It gets packed so plan on waiting; but you're in paradise so just relax and get a Mai Tai!

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Fremont, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were there for lunch. Service was because the lady behind the bar was also the wait person as well as the bus person. Not her fault just not enough people working. We tied it because we saw it in the movie: The Descendants. The food was excellent and we would return Highly recommend.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had hiked a particularly muddy trail on the north end. We were starving and needed food but were so far away from a place to clear up, we didn't know where to go. I found this in Lonely Planet and we decided to check it out. There was an outdoor porch and an indoor dining room. Because of our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Decent food but pricy for bar food. . We just wanted live music. We left once it started. Awful. But comical. Not mad though. Still had an OK time.

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I had a great dinner here. I had the Mac Nut Ono and he had the coconut braised pork. We both had the mashed purple sweet potatoes and all of it was outstanding. The server was very nice and helpful and the live music was the perfect background to our night out. I believe each entree was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808-826-6277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?