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All 35 Hanalei Restaurants

Tahiti Nui

5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #16 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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 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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hickory nc
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have been living in Kauai for several months and have visited Tahiti Nui several times. Me and my family LOVE their pizza. We have had a few misses with crust being burnt but overall the best pizza on the island. However, the service sucks! Went in today after a hike and there was one server/bartender/busboy for the entire place!... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited as part of a Kauai film tour. Main interest was we had seen The Descendants and was a novel idea to have lunch there. Difficult to comment too much as we had a limited selection as apart of the tour but the menu looked varied. Lunch was okay although service a little slow. Had bags of atmosphere and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went bar hopping on the first day of NFL football. The servers were great and the coconut margarita was amazing!

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Laguna Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As frequent visitors to the Hanalei/Princeville area, we have multiple issues with the NY Times "36 Hours in Kauai" (12/8/13) article. I am writing this review after another burnt, terrible TikiMan pizza at Tahiti Nui after waiting 1hr. First, I would like to say that Kauai is one of the most beautiful places in the world and the North Shore... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went for dinner on several occasions and never disappointed with seafood options. Only problem is waiting for a table as it is a small place and can get kinda hot without a decent breeze. The live entertainment is cool - really relaxed atmosphere.

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Beverly Hills
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

So I've been to Hawaii dozens of times and have been dragged to most of the big Luau's over the years. During our most recent trip it was finally time to introduce our children (they are finally old enough) to Luau's. I have never really enjoyed the huge, Hollywood version, Luau's that have been the fad over the last 20+... More

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