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The Tavern

5-3900 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
(808) 826-8700
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Princeville, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The fish of the day was perfect - the sun set across the golf course - the friends were delightful - the service excellent - but it still feels like you are sitting in a cafeteria. If you don't mind the lack of ambience then this is a great spot - bit pricey, but welcome to Princeville. The menu has... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was probably the 4th time I have been to the Tavern and all other times it has been great (maybe this was an off night). When you sit down with a child they get a quesadilla ordered and brought out fairly quickly to keep our little ones occupied (anyone with children understand). It took them 35 minutes to bring... More

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Tavern is owned by Roy Yamaguchi of the famous Roy's restaurant chain....but here the atmosphere and menu is very different....Best values at happy hour but the food items have been limited....used to include very generous Poke serving....Ahi has gone up so I understand....now Calamari fired is the fish dish and there is plenty of it....the flat bread choice is... More

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We went here or lunch the day after Tropical Storm Iselle hit Kauai - heavy rain with some wind overnight probably influenced the light crowd at this golf course restaurant. The view across the golf course to Hannelei Bay was spectacular. That said, we had an awesome lunch. We started with the poke appetizer which was excellent- gently marinated ahi... More

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Tulsa, OK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great place for a burger, salad, terrific onion soup and most reasonable bottles of wine on the North Shore.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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188 reviews 188 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Tavern is a convenient wayside stop on your way to Princeville or beyond. It is situated in the clubhouse at the entrance to Princeville Golf Club. It boasts a panoramic view of the course stretching all the way to the ocean as it is perched on a hilltop. The food was quite good, but the service could have been... More

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Tustin, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Originally my wife wanted to celebrate her birthday with our kids and grand kids at a higher rated restaurant in Hanilai. But an approaching hurricane caused us to change the day and place. The tavern was perfect. Starting with a friendly server, very tasty calamari appetizers, and excellent entrees. I had the juicy and delicious pork chop. Top it off... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ate here on a whim, we didn't have reservations, but they kindly found room for 6 of us. Great staff, good food, and really good desert. Get the sundae, we all took a bite and agreed it was one of the best we ever had :)

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Soquel, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When on an island, you expect to pay the price when you go out to eat. However, at the Tavern, you get reasonable prices, good portions and and good food. The location is on a golf course with a beautiful view of the ocean in the distance. The servers are also very nice. It is not far from Princeville at... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a great treat that we discovered at the end of our trip to Princevile. We spent the week eating primarily at the St. Regis, and wish we found it sooner. The ahi appetizer is amazing. Food is good wholesome classic gastro pub food. Not too fancy, but done with a ton of flavor. We were able to walk... More

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