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at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: http://www.stregisprinceville.com/dining/nalu-kai-grill-and-bar/

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  • 16
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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After lengthy trip we stopped first at the pool bar: Fantastic setting, but small and pricey portions, that do not justify poor quality of food. My first dish: Tuna Ahi , as it is mostly potato chips: which is something I had not seen before with Ahi. Tried the rest of the stay: overpriced small... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
AllaLaguna
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Newport Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 4 adults, waited too long to be seated. Too long to have our order taken. Too long for the overpriced warm beers to arrive and over 30 minutes for the tepid flatbreads (pizza) to arrive. Waste of time and money. Getting TO the pool area restaurant required 5+ minute walk and two elevators. The bar area at the... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

After lengthy trip we stopped first at the pool bar: Fantastic setting, but small and pricey portions, that do not justify poor quality of food. My first dish: Tuna Ahi , as it is mostly potato chips: which is something I had not seen before with Ahi. Tried the rest of the stay: overpriced small boring salads and Best dish:... More 

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Thank AllaLaguna
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We would always end up at Nalu Kai when we wanted to chill and relax by the pool and beacjh. The service is great and their burgers are really good too!

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Thank Hess84
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Ok let's not get over wrought here on the food. This is a pool bar. But I found the food just fine. It is your typical bar food. The setting is wonderful. The drinks are great, the view is phenomenal. This was our favorite go to place whether we were swimming or not. Great way to meet people and get... More 

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Thank Diveplan
Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The big surprise -- eating here was relatively economical, compared to elsewhere on the north shore. The grounds of the hotel are unique and beautiful, and should be experienced. We ate lunch outside, under a large umbrella, with a beautiful view of the ocean. Service was at times a but slow -- I think the same waitstaff was also servicing... More 

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Thank Scott95401
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great quality food of a surprisingly similar price to awful restaurants within the area. The fish tacos were delicious.

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Thank nsaf5
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The breakfast buffet at the St. Regis is not to be missed. There was an amazing assortment of pastries, fruits, cereals, breakfast meats, waffles/pancakes and an omelet chef. Great service with a chance to eat on the patio, peacefully looking at incredible views!

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Thank Lori K
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Expensive but good - their turkey burger was delicious and their mixed drinks were fine. The staff is very attentive.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

You couldn't ask for a more gorgeous view - poolside while overlooking Hanalei Bay. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. I had fish (whatelse!) tacos and my husband had the turkey burger. We both enjoyed our selections. Of course it's pricey because it's Hawaii AND it's the St. Regis, so that's to be expected.

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Thank Ginger W
St. Louis, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We ate here on the day we arrived to the St Regis for lunch. The service was terrible. We stood at the hostess stand with several other people for almost 15 minutes waiting for assistance with several open tables in view. Our waitress was inattentive and almost rude every time we asked for a simple refill of iced tea or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Princeville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

http://www.stregisprinceville.com/dining/nalu-kai-grill-and-bar/

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