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Hanalei Gourmet

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Japanese, American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub, Diner
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5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808.826.2524
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 101
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  • 32
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If you wait for a seat, be sure to order well! Can't go wrong with the fish and chips.

Visited twice. Should have stuck with just once. The first meal of fish and chips was superb, as was the dinner salad. Worth the wait of 40 minutes to be seated. The second visit required another 40 minute wait and left us wishing we hadn't stayed. A so-so fish sandwich and average shrimp plate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Steven H
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Chandler, Arizona
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited twice. Should have stuck with just once. The first meal of fish and chips was superb, as was the dinner salad. Worth the wait of 40 minutes to be seated. The second visit required another 40 minute wait and left us wishing we hadn't stayed. A so-so fish sandwich and average shrimp plate, along with very slow service.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We always make a point of going here for lunch. They have the greatest fish sandwich. One drawback is there is usually always sitting outside, but they cannot serve alcohol outside. So it is a catch 22. If you know in advance, then just sit outside, get the fish sandwich, and forego the beer. It is quick, delicious, and fun.

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Warren, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food was ok and atmosphere was relaxed. Unfortunately service was poor. Manager was great and came by several times to refill water, but server kept getting lost. Even trying to get the bill was a pain.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Friendly, fast service. Yummy Waldorf salad and fish sandwich. Didn't care for the shrimp sandwich. Reasonably priced. Traffic in the town backs up around 4:30-5:30 because of the number of cars needing to cross a one way bridge back to Princeville.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This café has been around since our first visit in 1998. You can always depend on a good meal and fine company at Hanalei Gourmet Café. We enjoyed ‘sittin’ at the bar. Our three bartenders were outstanding: Mo, Chas and Aly. It was Aly who made sure that we received an excellent bowl of Portuguese Bean soup when it was... More 

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Mooresville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I wouldn't say anything about this place is gourmet, but the food is good. I'd say it's more of a sports bar atmosphere. We went for lunch. The place is busy and a little on the loud side, so not the best place for a conversation. The food was good and service was efficient.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very good fish and chips and tacos although would like to see a grilled vs fried option for tacos as well. Tacos were a special from 6-9pm only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had no expectation and every other restaurants were cheap or expensive. The food was very good and fresh and the ambiance was great.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After a day of snorkeling on the north shore of Kauai we were quite hungry. We found this small hole in the wall restaurant . The food was absolutely great! I had the coconut shrimp and my daughters had Marlin fish and chips and the crab cakes. Freshness, tasty sauces and very affordable prices. The bartender made us great Blue... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The wait staff is excellent, the food is fresh and nicely prepared, and they can accommodate all food allergies. Watch surf competition or sports on TV ad you enjoy drinks at the bar.

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Additional Information about Hanalei Gourmet

Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808.826.2524
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808.826.2524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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