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The Tavern

5-3900 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
(808) 826-8700
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Ranked #3 of 19 restaurants in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Restaurant details
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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped by to grab lunch and watch USA in a soccer final. We were waiting at the door for the 11 am opening as we were anxious to get to a tv, a drink and relax. It seemed to irritate the bar tend that we were so eager...not pushy. Anyway that all smoothed out and we soon felt welcomed.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Tavern offers gorgeous views, but almost all of the food we ordered was mediocre at best. Before dinner, all of the children at the table were given a complimentary quesadilla, which was a great start. Our server was attentive and friendly, but the food we ordered missed the mark. The ribeye was by far the best dinner item we... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The location of this restaurant on the golf course overlooking the course and the ocean is spectacular. The service and food at the Tavern is second to none. We were able to dine without a reservation but I would highly recommend one as this place is smaller and if busy could take a awhile to get a seat. Regardless of... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise after a great round of golf. We first went for drinks and lunch and were so impressed with our lunch we went back for dinner the following night. We had nine for dinner and eight of us got the Ono which was the fresh fish of the day. The lunch time waiter informed us that they... More

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Boston
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had a great lunch at The Tavern. The Katsu Pork sandwich special was pork slices breaded and fried, then sliced again for the sandwich. A tangy mango salsa and special dressing were nice compliments to the meat, which was flavorful and juicy, while not greasy. So moist and flavorful; it was a real treat. Also sampled the Chicken pesto sandwich,... More

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Berkeley, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the restaurant above the Clubhouse and Prince Golf Course. While the setting is casual, we had several fresh fish entree's which were excellent. The service was personal and timely. Be prepared for some slight disruptions as guests get up to take photos of the sunset over the course.

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California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is located at the Prince Golf Course. I had the baby back ribs and they were fantastic, but very messy so be prepared. I would definitely get them again. They are very short on salad selection and vegies.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went for the 4pm-5pm happy hour menu, and it was better than we expected. I had the flatbread, and my husband had the calamari, both above average, and what we expected. The drinks, WOW! I usually don't do fruity drinks, but their's were really good. Not too sweet, and the right blend of sweet/sour/booze. I wish I remeber the... More

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Wollongong
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were staying in Princeville and wanted to eat somewhere close by. The Tavern didn't disappoint. Very friendly service, no reservation required (it was a Tuesday night) and food was delicious. I had the ribs served with a cheesy mash (yummy) and my husband had the fish special, I think it was mahi mahi. For dessert we shared the banana... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We went here on Father's Day, not knowing we should have made a reservation. Thankfully the bar had seating. We took a table over hat had just left. We waited about 10 mins and the waiters came to poor us water, but I had to tell her the the stuff on the table was not ours. She apologized and cleaned... More

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