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5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #17 of 40 Restaurants in Hanalei
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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English first
Waterloo, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

but just what we were looking for. We have been to 3 other island larger luaus and enjoyed each, but were looking for something different and this fit the bill. Staged in a room adjacent to but separate from the Tahiti Nui bar and restaurant, it was apparent that we would be in a more intimate setting than experienced with... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Grea, casual atmosphere. Who knows, George Clooney may just show up when you least expect him?!?! Good food and drinks.

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Agoura Hills, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place from the outside is not as impressive as looking in side of it. This is a popular place way back when and made popular by the movie Descendants. I noticed that this is becoming a tourist destination now. Last time I was there, there is a group of tourist, out of a bus tour, heading to this restaurant... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a quick drink and to see what it was about as has been around for a long time. A fellow was playing and singing some folk music. The Mai Tai's were awesome.

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Peoria, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We come to Kauai every 3 months and Tahiti Nui is a staple for us. We always get our Ono Roll fix and Da Spicy Hawaiian Pizza! YUM!! Really amazing Mai tai too! Love the live music at night, it just feels like you are truly in a hometown bar. Its also one of the few places on the island... More 

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Fairview, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you're young and don't really care about the quality of your food or atmosphere then this is the place for you. From the mismatched chairs, banged up tables and sad bathroom and pervasive feeling that this place has partied hard and woke up hung over. Food was mediocre at best. I had the BBQ Pizza/Flatbread that was unremarkable. The... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We just stopped in to sample the famous Mai Tai! Ok wow! Aunty Louise knew a thing about cocktails, delicious.

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Evanston, IL
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great restaurant. Great relaxed atmosphere to really ring in the new year. Good music, dancing and a great crowd.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Eclectic menu, but everything we had (pizzas for the family and I had fish on a bed of sweet potato mash with veggies in a coconut lime sauce) we really enjoyed. Super Fresh! And the cocktails were strong and tasty. The Hawaiian music was authentic and quiet good. And the service was very friendly.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Of course their most recent claim to fame is Clooney being there during the filing of the descendants. Well this place is worth a visit. Friendly owner with a unique atmosphere. Good pizza. I would go back. Must experience for yourself.

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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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