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Red Salt

2251 Poipu Rd, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
+1 808-828-8888
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Ranked #1 of 28 restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Koloa
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.
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Fairfax VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Heard about Red Salt in the Koa Kea resort from a couple of the locals. What a fantastic find in the Poipu area of Kauai. Everything about this place is awesome. The servers are professional and very attentive without being in your face. The menu had a great balance of innovative seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes for both appetizers and... More

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Toluca Lake, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When we come to Poipu every year, we get a babysitter one or two nights a week for date night. Invariably, this is where we end up on those nights. Paul, the food and Bev manager is great and has an awesome wine list. The food is excellent and the view is very nice. The restaurant is tucked away in... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Koa Kea Resort , Red Salt is part of this complex. on 2 occasions had dinner and both experiences very enjoyable. Menu offers a good selection and food very well cooked and presented. The salads were very fresh with lovely dressings. waiters very friendly without being OTT

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We sat outside at the bar for lunch and enjoyed the view of the ocean and the trade winds. Burger was pricey but terrific.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I were in Poipu on our honeymoon and were told we had to go to Red Salt. The restaurant didn't disappoint! Amuse bouche was awesome, bread and butter were out of this world, and our main courses were amazing. Great dinner, great place for a special event!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just had an amazing evening at Red Salt. From the lobby bar service to the coconut cotton candy, it was a great evening. We eat at many great restaurants, and while food is important it's the service that makes the experience. Despite being short on staff, the service was great: professional but friendly, and were they hoofing it! Do... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved EVERYTHING about this restaurant... one of the best we've been to inside of a hotel. Fish was so fresh, everything was so tasty & prepared perfectly.

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful ambiance and very good food. We ate here for dinner one night and breakfast while we were staying at the Koa Kea. The dinner was very good but some of the dishes had very small portions. Also, maybe it was an off night, but the meal was very slow and the restaurant was very noisy (which surprised us since... More

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The service was great, the martini's oversized, and the sushi was awesome. Our second night we returned and the Ono was delicious. Sit at a window seat in the bar for a relaxing time.

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Mount Dora
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went to Red Salt to celebrate my birthday. A passenger on our flight to Kauai stressed that we needed to try this restaurant. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. I am so glad she recommended this restaurant. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. The whole experience was pure excellence. The restaurant has a very nice ambience. It... More

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