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Nalu Kai Grill and Bar

at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #17 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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English first
Tokyo
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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LOMike
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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

being brought drinks or snacks at the pool or in the sand justs says "tropical holiday". The cabanas on the beach seem like a little bit of fantasy.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was one of the late night experiences and we met a few couples for dinner. Appetizers were pretty good, however dinner not so much. Service was decent however I it carries a very steep price tag. I would give food about 2.5 out of 5 at best.

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Westchester (LA), CA
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43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Yes, I realize I'm using chaise lounge on the beach of the St. Regis, but $15.00 for a mostly ice classic margarita? I had told the waitress that I was a (neighboring) Westin guest and that I hadn't brought my 15% discount card in my wallet but could give her my room #, but despite saying "no problem" she still... More

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