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Nalu Kai Grill and Bar

at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #16 of 19 restaurants in Princeville
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Description: http://www.stregisprinceville.com/dining/nalu-kai-grill-and-bar/
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Description: http://www.stregisprinceville.com/dining/nalu-kai-grill-and-bar/
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48% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere here is lovely, but the service is very slow. The menu had limited choices and was very expensive. I would eat somewhere else.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our daughter and son-in-law took us to the St. Regis Princeville for a look at this resort and lunch. This was were the honeymooned last year. We were not able to see a room because they were all booked but here are some impressions. Princeville is on the north shore of Kauai and it most striking feature is Hanalei Bay.... More

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Woodinville, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stopped at the St. Regis to check out the beautiful resort. We were not disappointed. We followed the directions to the pool area. Some people complain of having to take two elevators to the pool and beach area. Kauai has an island ordinance that requires buildings to be no taller than a coconut palm, under 4 stories. We enjoyed... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The food options at the pool and beach were good but get old quick after a few days. The service was excellent and if you are at the beach try and sit in Noah's section. Great guy who was always hustling.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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143 reviews 143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had some nice tropical drinks in the poolside bar and shared perhaps the best hummus and chips I have ever had. Even if you don't stay at the hotel, go to the pool to sit and marvel at the beautiful Hanalei Bay. The service was prompt and friendly.

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Loomis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great service and what a view. The food was very good and the drinks well prepared. They use a Kauai made Vodka (Koloa) that is out of this world. The wife loved the Lava Flows.

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San Diego
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Tandoori chicken wrap was devoid of flavor. The shrimp flatbread was devoid of shrimp. We needed a microscope to find it on the limp flatbread. Unappealing.

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Menlo Park, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Lunch today I had watermelon gazpacho with mint ice cubes. So refreshing, there were several other delectable offerings on the menu.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is actually pretty good food for a pool bar, I was impressed on that front, and drinks were well-prepared. Service was excellent - top-notch St Regis style. The staff came by periodically with complimentary pineapple wedges and iced tea samples during the few hours I was down there. Stays open fairly long hours as well for a pool bar.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

As a hotel guest, we drank here early and often. That said, I was surprised the drinks weren't better. They were good, but not amazing. That said, the pool is so lovely - I was happy to sit there and sip them.

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