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Lanai City Grille

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Bar, Barbecue, Asian, Pub
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828 Lanai Ave, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763 (8th Street)
The inter island shuttle drops off and picks up at our door every half an hour.
+1 808-565-7211
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Lana'i City Grille, the restaurant under the roof of the charming Hotel...
Lana'i City Grille, the restaurant under the roof of the charming Hotel Lana'i, with its fresh innovative cuisine and its comfortable interior is quickly becoming the premier restaurant on the island.
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  • 20
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

Special food in an old style setting. The Grille is located in the Lanai Hotel so you get an old colonial atmosphere. The staff even made a special birthday dessert for our party.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
WaywardTravelor
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stuttgart
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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stuttgart
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133 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Special food in an old style setting. The Grille is located in the Lanai Hotel so you get an old colonial atmosphere. The staff even made a special birthday dessert for our party.

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Vail
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ate here while staying at the Hotel Lanai. Food was average and a tad bland. Prices were HIGH. Staff was attentive. We went down to the Blue Ginger Cafe on our second night and had a wonderful meal for 1/5th of the cost. I had the Bulgogi. Not much seasoning (pretty bland) and meat was fatty (I could only... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great food and service in the historic Hotel Lana'i--excellent food, great selection of wines, and a small but decently stocked bar! We were there for Fathers Day and chef recommended the steak & lobster--I was not disappointed. Innovative twists on their salads, I had beet and goat cheese, shows creativity and style are in fashion in Lana'i City. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I ate here 2 nights in a row. The food was absolutely delicious. The chef does an excellent job of putting together some great combinations that compliment each other. Our favorite was the daily flat bread and the candied bacon. The chef even came by each night to ask how we enjoyed our meal. My husband loved... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Recently under new ownership and a quick enhancements, new menu was introduced, while sticking with the tapas theme of sharing the plates. And so we did as we were also a rather large party. All dishes were excellent and fresh, especially the clams. Disappointed with the risotto as it was very bland, with no seasoning. Menu itself was very embarrassing..... More 

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Layton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We came to Lanai for a three night stay at the Dreams Come True B&B, a walking distance to the Lanai City Grille. Glad we came over on Saturday night because they are only open 4 nights a week. We had calamari with spicy marinara sauce, crab cakes and the clam in white sauce butter broth with Portuguese sausage. Yummy!!!... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant and enjoyed the small plates to share. The poke trio was delicious and there's a definite Korean influence- kimchi fried rice, very saucy ribs, etc. Some faves were the flatbread, ahi sashimi and fish tacos. The chef came around to all the tables and the service and atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return.

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Waleska, Georgia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Dinner on Saturday night was very good if you like tapas style. My husband and I shared 3 dished. The noodles and grilled veggies was the best. Spicy wings were a tad dry but had nice flavor. Fish tacos were very tasty and good. Breakfast on Sunday was just okay - nothing special but better than a continental breakfast.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had been here 2 years ago and had fabulous meals. We were disappointed to hear that they have become a tapas bar only, and only open 4 nights a week. We ate here on Valentine's Day, and the tapas we ordered were very good--fish tacos, chicken wings and flatbread. Would come back again, but liked the old format better.

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best dinners I have had in years. I rarely eat meat, but the exotic local free range options here made it tempting. I was not disappointed. They cooked to the perfect temperature as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 828 Lanai Ave, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: The inter island shuttle drops off and picks up at our door every half an hour.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Lanai  >  Lanai City
  • Phone Number: +1 808-565-7211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Barbecue, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Lana'i City Grille, the restaurant under the roof of the charming Hotel Lana'i, with its fresh innovative cuisine and its comfortable interior is quickly becoming the premier restaurant on the island.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?