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Tahiti Nui

Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian
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5 Kuhio Hwy 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-6277
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 296
    Excellent
  • 269
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 56
    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
Feel like a local!

We came here with local friends and loved it! The entertainment is real and heartfelt! It is legendary and worth the visit. Pizza is the way to go!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
stephanie m
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Saratoga, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Was told they had the best Mai Tai on the island. Didn't come close - maybe the most expensive or the one with the most ice. Didn't stay for the food, but was wondering if this bar having been in a movie with George Clooney recently has become a tourist trap.

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San Jose, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Close quarter seating made for making new acquaintances as we had an enjoyable meal and conversation. The special recipe Mai-Tai are not to be missed. The food was a bit on the pricy side but very good. Live entertainment and hula dancing by the two table servers was fun.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We came here with local friends and loved it! The entertainment is real and heartfelt! It is legendary and worth the visit. Pizza is the way to go!

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Pacifica
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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It's not 'classy' but it's classic Kauai. Local musicians performing, big bar, pizza. We were pleasantly surprised by our Huli Huli chicken Pizza, YUM. I would totally go hang out here again, and often. Friendly.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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422 reviews 422 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the Tiki Bar from The Descendants movie. A truly authentic local Hanalei experience. We visited three years ago and looked forward to returning. Really nice bar staff. We had a really good local lunch, as in loco moco for me, and a nice sausage pizza for my wife. Excellent mai tais, and can't miss with a Longboard on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place was fantastic, very low-key, chill, not fancy, but great live music, small place where the musicians tell jokes and interact with the crowd, they asked us what we were doing there, and we said we were on our honeymoon, and they played a love song just for us that we danced to, it was so incredible! And the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great evening spent at Da Nui with wife and two teenage daughters. Music was fun, drinks icy cold, and the food reasonably tasty and fairly priced. Definitely THE nightspot in Hanalei.

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Walnut Creek, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great old Hanalei establishment. Good food, great service and a good time. Popular, fun place, but relatively small....so get there early and stay for the music.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I really wanted to love this place. I tried so hard to get behind the island vibe. But the fact is that this place is popular, and hence having just one waiter/ bar tender during lunch simply isn't enough. You wait forever for a drink or food. Tables sit with dirty dishes, and newcomers can't get a seat. I ordered... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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217 reviews 217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A great place to stop and have a mai tai and, if you are hungry, a pizza. This is nothing fancy. If it were in a different location, it might be called the corner bar.

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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: Seafood, Thai, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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