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Red Salt

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Koloa
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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2251 Poipu Rd, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-828-8888
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This restaurant is at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
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6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Red Salt at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai combines the ideal...
Red Salt at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai combines the ideal elements for dining in Hawaii. The beautiful oceanfront setting is enhanced by a contemporary open design, and the large picture windows showcase the ocean and pool views. The diverse menu celebrates the fresh seafood and produce available in Hawaii, while the casual yet sophisticated atmosphere ensures that dining at Red Salt will be a memorable experience.Red Salt offers an ideal setting regardless of time of day. A daily Breakfast Buffet combines traditional American fare with fresh tropical fruit, breakfast bakery selections, assorted juices and an omelet station. The Dinner menu offers contemporary upscale cuisine. Lunch is served poolside and we also offer guest room dining 24 hours a day.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beautiful food, beautifully presented. Not cheap, but a great experience. Really recommended, with first rate service

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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East Anglia, UK
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful food, beautifully presented. Not cheap, but a great experience. Really recommended, with first rate service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Koa Kea and heard good things about the restaraunt. To be fair, we had some great and tasty food during our visit, but Red Salt set the tone. The best restaraunt said support the farm to table freshness of locally grown food and the quality really shows. Great food and attentive service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was my favorite meal of our trip, with excellent food and service in a lovely setting. This is a dining experience, with space between courses to talk and relax. Our waitperson was stellar, attentive and helpful without intruding. The food was all good, but the star for me was a shrimp appetizer with several different sauces. The champagne beurre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have previously written that Oasis was our best meal on the island this trip. I lied, although to note it was the best setting and best value meal is true. Kauai is not a dining destination. True, the unique Hawaiian cuisine and the setting is great, but one doesn't travel to Hawaii in general and Kauai in particular for... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You may think I'm being a little hard on Red Salt by only giving it a rating of 3. However, at the price you're paying, the expectations are thus raised. While the food was overall good on our multiple occasions eating here (a time at the lounge for sushi, a night of room service, a formal dinner, and a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed at the Koa Kea (Red Salt's hotel) for our honeymoon and had breakfast here each morning. It was super yummy- especially the hot entrees.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Inspired food, beautifully presented. Great value for quality food. Something for everything, meat, fish, vegetarian. The Tofu vegetarian main was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Excellent wine list. Fantastic service. Highly recommended. Only weak dish wash the gelato.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Some locals we spoke with thought this was the best restaurant on Kauai. Unfortunately, most locals can't afford most restaurants on Kauai so taken with a grain of salt. That said, very good food, interesting preparations and efficient service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I ate there twice, and had two great meals. Excellent food, a nice menu, and great service. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great upscale restaurant but you can get dressed up and then sit next to people in tee shirts and flip flops. Not a great view even though everyone wants window seats. Entrees are around $39. We had the Ono and shrimp pasta. Prices are high, especially the wine. Dinner was $160 for two without tip. If going upscale I prefer... More 

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Additional Information about Red Salt

Address: 2251 Poipu Rd, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: +1 808-828-8888
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2251 Poipu Rd, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-828-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Red Salt at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai combines the ideal elements for dining in Hawaii. The beautiful oceanfront setting is enhanced by a contemporary open design, and the large picture windows showcase the ocean and pool views. The diverse menu celebrates the fresh seafood and produce available in Hawaii, while the casual yet sophisticated atmosphere ensures that dining at Red Salt will be a memorable experience.Red Salt offers an ideal setting regardless of time of day. A daily Breakfast Buffet combines traditional American fare with fresh tropical fruit, breakfast bakery selections, assorted juices and an omelet station. The Dinner menu offers contemporary upscale cuisine. Lunch is served poolside and we also offer guest room dining 24 hours a day.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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