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Kauai Grill

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5520 Ka Haku Road, St. Regis Princeville, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-826-0600
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kauai Grill is a comfortable yet elegant hideaway with sweeping views of...
Kauai Grill is a comfortable yet elegant hideaway with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. The seasonal menu is composed of a wide selection of hand-crafted dishes created from flavors found here on the Garden Island of Kauai with the highest quality of meats and freshest local fish available. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the Kauai Grill experience at The St. Regis Resort Princeville.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really Really Expensive (for what you get)

We were not shocked by the cost, we had researched that and don't mind paying up for an extraordinary dining experience. I had the Mero (sea bass) which was very good. Linda had the "12 oz. prime NY steak" which was just that - a piece of meat on a plate, no side, no garnish, no decoration (and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
sedonadiner
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Sedona, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sedona, Arizona
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were not shocked by the cost, we had researched that and don't mind paying up for an extraordinary dining experience. I had the Mero (sea bass) which was very good. Linda had the "12 oz. prime NY steak" which was just that - a piece of meat on a plate, no side, no garnish, no decoration (and looked to... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Aloha and mahalos for the exceptional experience. If you are going to Kauai Grill, please remember and do not forget JUST BUY SOMETHING!!!!!!!

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DMPutnicki, Manager at Kauai Grill, responded to this review

Aloha Mel H, Mahalo for sharing your comments in regards to your exceptional experience with us at the Kauai Grill. We are honored and humbled you have titled your review “7 stars”. Our teams work diligently and tirelessly to create an experience for our guest that leaves them with not only a delicious meal but a memorable experience. It was... More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My sister and I wanted to plan a memorable dinner for my dad's 70th birthday, which happens to be on Valentine's Day. While looking at the Kauai Grill online, I happened to see that they had a private room. I sent an email and the general manager, David Putnicki, got back to me very quickly. The cost of renting this... More 

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DMPutnicki, Manager at Kauai Grill, responded to this review

Aloha DoubleJacks, It was an honor to work with you and your sister on the successful execution of your father’s 70th birthday celebration. We are excited to hear that the private dining room exceeded your expectations. It is the perfect private setting to enjoy an intimate Kauai Grill experience when celebrating such a momentous occasion. I look forward to having... More 

Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Recommend being there during sunset because the views of Hanalei Bay are amazing. The Kauai Grill has a great menu maximizing Hawaiian ingredients and flavors in unexpected tasteful preparations. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped shrimp in a papaya mustard sauce with a wonderful fish called Mero in an Asian preparation which was super flavorful. Don't miss the ice cream sundae,... More 

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DMPutnicki, Manager at Kauai Grill, responded to this review

Aloha MartitaChicago, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your experience with us at the Kauai Grill. The flavors and ingredients our culinary team is able to source for the restaurant allows them to show their true artistic expression when creating their “unexpected tasteful” menu options. The Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae has grown... More 

Southlake, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

What makes the Kauai Grill is its location. The food is good, certainly not five-diamond, but the views are spectacular, in particular when the sun is setting. Writing this review in February 2015 having dined there in January 2015 -- but for the life of me, I cannot remember what I ordered. If you go, request an outside table on... More 

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DMPutnicki, Manager at Kauai Grill, responded to this review

Aloha Mcswjda, We greatly appreciate your review of the Makana Terrace Restaurant at the St. Regis Princeville, which is our lovely outdoor seating restaurant at the resort. You wonderful comments about the service and ambiance will be shared with our staff. Watching a Hawaiian sunset over Hanalei Bay from the Kauai Grill and the Makana Terrace is quite spectacular and... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This is the more up scale of the two dinner restaurants in the St. Regis Princeville. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. You are seated looking out over the bay with the lights of Hanalei twinkling on the far shore. The wine list, while not extensive, certainly has representative selections from most wine types, and is priced at the usual Hawaii... More 

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DMPutnicki, Manager at Kauai Grill, responded to this review

Aloha Buddymedbery, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review about your evening with us at the Kauai Grill. Your compliments in regards to the Sichuan Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna and our signature Nut & Seed Crusted Mahi Mahi are wonderful to hear and will be shared with our culinary team who work diligently every evening to ensure they are... More 

Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was very expensive and frankly the interiors were very urban, not at all focused on the amazing surroundings. If I am in Kauai I what the restaurant to be Kauaian. I like the Terrace better, sound of the waves, but bring a wrap or sweater it did get very cold! Also, try Bar A Cudas in Hanalie beach. FABULOUYS... More 

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DMPutnicki, Manager at Kauai Grill, responded to this review

Aloha gkbates, We greatly appreciate the time you took to write a review of your experience at the Kauai Grill. Located on the bountiful Garden Island of Kauai allows our culinary teams the opportunity to utilize fresh and flavorful ingredients and work with local community farms. Since the beginning of the new year the Kauai Grill Culinary Team led by... More 

Germantown, TN
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate at the Kauai Grill on 2/14 and chose the price fix Valentines Special with wine pairing. The food was varied, well prepared and the wines while not unique were well chosen and appropriately paired. The wait staff was knowledgable, friendly and attentive. The portions were appropriate- when getting four courses, I expect small portions and appreciate it upon... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have eaten in the restaurant before and expected the terribly expensive meal to be spectacular. When you spend $62 for a ribeye you would think that it would be a decent size and superb cut. WHAT A TERRIBLE DISAPPOINTMENT. I rarely, if ever, give a negative rating like this, however, it is richly deserved. The famous chef is resting... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is purportedly one of Kauai's top restaurants. We went there with another couple to celebrate my wife's birthday. We made a Saturday night reservation for 8:15 PM, the earliest we could get after 5:30 PM. The restaurant was smaller than we expected, and much, much noisier than we would have liked. Not only was the restaurant noisy -- nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5520 Ka Haku Road, St. Regis Princeville, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Princeville
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Kauai Grill is a comfortable yet elegant hideaway with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. The seasonal menu is composed of a wide selection of hand-crafted dishes created from flavors found here on the Garden Island of Kauai with the highest quality of meats and freshest local fish available. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the Kauai Grill experience at The St. Regis Resort Princeville.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?