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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 628
    Excellent
  • 226
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Excellent Food and Service

Red Salt is the best restaurant in Kauai. The food is outstanding. And the Service is second to none. Well worth the visit. Get reservations, because this is a small restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
dspilatro
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Santa Monica, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Red Salt is the best restaurant in Kauai. The food is outstanding. And the Service is second to none. Well worth the visit. Get reservations, because this is a small restaurant.

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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Red Salt is a beautiful restaurant inside a boutique hotel in Poipu. Ambiance is exceptional, but the food is downright weird. I had a prawn, mahi mahi, chorizo and something plate. It was good, but came served like some kind of stew and the "prawns" were small shrimp. The onion soup preceding it was very good, but unlike any onion... More 

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Pasadena, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the resort next door and heard this was the best breakfast in the area. The service was pretty poor, but the food was definitely good. It's not easy to find as it's inside the resort, but definitely worth a stop if you want a tasty breakfast.

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Phoenix
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Upscale modern restaurant with great Omelets and lobster poached eggs! sits inside the Koa Kea Hotel on the beachside in Poipu. Prices are fair and reasonable. They have a everyday continental style buffet that can be added to any hot breakfast meal for a small charge. The breakfast will not disappoint. A must try.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant with heart, and everybody knows the way to a person's heart is through their stomachs! . It's unusual to find a restaurant with such quality offerings in a tourist area, but what a happy surprise we found at Red Salt. My husband and I were in Kauai for a week and we had dinner at Red... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here since Koa Kea opened, and Red Salt has never let us down -- it's our favorite splurge dinner on Kauai. Splendid food, imaginatively prepared and presented. I had the ahi risotto, and my wife started with the shrimp in four sauces and had the lobster ravioli. All were marvelous. Cocktails were excellent as well (and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Food is a highly personal and subjective thing. There are some restaurants that I admire and others that leave me puzzled and cold. Red Salt falls into the latter category. The restaurant is located inside he Koa Kea resort. It's a great place to sit on white leather chairs with a techno vibe, enjoy an exclusive atmosphere, be served innovative... More 

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Micanopy, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

convenient to resort Koa Kea if you stay at resort they offer a 50 daily credit to be used for food and drink good service, good price

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Good food - expensive but good quality, excellent service and lovely location. very pleasant atmosphere

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Needham
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127 reviews 127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Incredible restaurant! Great food, wonderful wine list (all prices available - affordable on up...) Great food, wonderful presentation. Fabulous service. It was my wife' Bi-day and they brought out a plate of incredible cotton candy! THANK YOU!

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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