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All 14 Kilauea Restaurants

The Bistro

Kong Lung Village Center, 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 (Formerly Lighthouse Bistro)
808 828 0480
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Ranked #6 of 14 Restaurants in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Bistro: A small restaurant serving moderately priced meals in a modest setting.At the Bistro our goal is to serve fresh,local,and great tasting food, while trying to minimize our environmental impact. Please enjoy yourself in our modest bistro,and be assured that we put faith in taking time to enjoy food,drink,and life.
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English first
New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, my husband and I decided the good outweighed the bad and gave it a go. We're so glad we did. My husband had the aforementioned fish tacos and enjoyed them (the corn tortilla did not fall apart). Both of our entrees were well plated and delicious. Our server, Dig, was friendly, attentive and made... More 

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Hollister, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

We were looking forward with great positive anticipation to a great meal at the Lighthouse Bistro. However, we were terribly disappointed: S---l---o---w, uninterested service, cold <and I do mean cold>, overpriced food. How hard is it to serve hot soup? Apparently very hard as it did not happen there. My fish taco (thank heaven, I only ordered one!) appeared and... More 

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Elmhurst, Il
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

My wife and I ate there with another couple who have been coming to Kauai for 25 years. It's one of their favorites and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. There was also a guitarist singing some of the time.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

Out of all the restaurants we ate at on Kauai for the entire week we were there, this was our favorite. We arrived just before the dinner rush and service was excellent. The blackened mahi mahi was seasoned and cooked perfectly. That was their special for the day. We also had a guava mousse for dessert and that was a... More 

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

All we have to say is WOW! We got married on September 18,2010 and had our reception at the Lighthouse Bistro. There were a total of 18 of us. The food was amazing, the service was incredible, the atmosphere was romantic! We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Kilauea area. We have been coming to Kauai for years... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

I see some mixed reviews on this place but our experience was great. Great waiting staff to the food and ambience made it a perfect night. Was highly recommended by our friends from Hawaii. Located on the North Shore of Kauai next to beautiful Princeville and the lighthouse. My wife had the Ono special and I had the clam chowder,... More 

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Honolulu
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

friendly service, TERRIBLE food. Worst fish tacos I've had in my life. Let me count the ways: expensive, small portions, hardly any fish, cor tortillas cremated via deep-frier, fish was approximately luke-warm, salsa lacked flavor, tacos were dry, flavorless. I'll never go back.

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Surfdog1900, Owner at The Bistro, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your review. Sorry you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We strive to give our very best to every costumer. Having just published a new menu we where having a few problems.The corn taco shells where the biggest issue. After you review the chef and I took immediate action to fix the taco shells and... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

I took my family to the Lighthouse Bistro while the food was very good the service by our waitress was the worst I've ever experienced. We arrived and were seated at our table. The hostess served us water and for over 20 minutes that is what we had on our table "Water" in fact my class was filled twice with... More 

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Surfdog1900, Owner at The Bistro, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your review. First of all we are very sorry you had a bad experience at our restaurant. No costumer should have to treated as you were. Lighthouse Bistro has printed and posted your review on our employee memo board. This is useful in helping our employees to give better service. After you review we had a... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

Thank goodness we took these locals up on their recommendation to eat at the bistro because we LOVED it! The food was easily the best we encountered on the north shore and it ended up being our favorite restaurant on Kauai (we ate there 3 times during our visit!) The prices were reasonable, there was live music, a mellow atmosphere,... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Ate at the Lighthouse Bistro with my wife the other night and it was goood! Started w/ coco shrimp, cooked just right and then my wife had the Goat Salad and I had the delmonico rib eye steak... the gorgonzola cheese was awesome! I really did want to lick the plate, lucky my wife was there! We were seated quickly... More 

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Additional Information about The Bistro

Address: Kong Lung Village Center, 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 (Formerly Lighthouse Bistro)
Phone Number: 808 828 0480
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kilauea
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: European, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Bar

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