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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed eating at the Tavern. I had one of the best Hamburgers I have ever eaten there and their Mai Tai is the best on the Island (especially if you don't like them too sweet). There is great views of the sunset and prices are reasonable for Hawaii. We ate there twice! A nice change from Hotel restaurants!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The escargot was great. It was more lemony than garlic flavored. I liked it that way even tho I love garlic. There were great chunks of fresh bread for soaking up the seasoned butter. My husband had the onion soup and it to was very tasty. We split a huge Caesar salad and it was so delicious we were too... More

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Houston, TX
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just because Roy's name is associated with this tavern, don't expect the service or quality of food you get at the Roy's restaurants. I had fish and it was overcooked and dry. The waiter did not know how to serve wine and my husband's rib eye had been sliced thin and covered with sauce - to hide all the fat.... More

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The World
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318 reviews 318 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Tavern at Princeville by Roy Yamaguchi (5-3900 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, HI 96722, tel. 808-826-8700). The setting is beautiful and the service was okay (by Tony). We shared one Grilled White Anchovy Caesar Flatbread ($14). It was like a pizza with salad on top. The flatbread was okay—a little too moist—with parmesan on top. The salad with its dressing and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ate here multiple times while staying in Princeville. Food was prepared and delivered by chef. Each entree, whether a sandwhich or a dinner entree were perfect. Could have broader menu. Friendly staff who went out of their way to get to know you

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Apple Valley
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went in for drinks and lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Cost was no higher than at other local restaurants, however we had a great view of the Prince course and excellent service.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The is one of our favorite restaurants when we stay in Princeville. Food is delicious, Mai tai is the best and the sunset view is outstanding. The tavern is one of Roy's family style restaurants and you don't want to miss this dining opportunity. They also have lunch and happy hour between 4-5pm. Enjoy!

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Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went in at happy hour, planning to have a drink and snack and then dinner after. We were greeted at the door and told "sit where ever you want (in the bar area).We sat at a table next to the window in the bar (great view of the course with the ocean in the distance) and we sat. And... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Tavern was such a disappointment, especially since it is so highly ranked by other reviewers. Nothing was wrong with our meal and the service was OK. But we were hoping for better than average food and this place just didn't deliver. We arrived just before sunset and the views are quite lovely. However once it was dark and the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Read other reviews and chose this restaurant for our first night dinner. Glad we chose it. Service very good and friendly food is very good. The salmon salad was delicious as was the clams that came with yummy garlic fries. For main course we had the fried chicken atop mashed potatoes and the fish of the day. Both were fresh... More

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