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Lanai City Grille

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Bar, Barbecue, Asian, Family Fare
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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: Dessert, 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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  • 164
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
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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
Delicious!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jennmarie456
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food is fresh and healthy. Tapas style menu. A relief from the burgers/pizza of Maui. Talented chef. Staff very good. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Lanai, Hawaii
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238 reviews 238 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Since my last visit this restaurant has changed management and menus. I know it isn't easy to see change and this will reflect on some of the upcoming reviews of this eatery. However, in my opinion and since I actually expect and look forward to change, I would say this restaurant is offering a great new concept that is different... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant 2 years ago when we first visited Lanai and couldn't wait to return. What a disappointment. New owner and new menu. It is now tappas and nothing from the old menu is available including the awesome sushi. We will never return unless the menu is changed. So much for all of the... More 

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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, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?