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Lanai City Grille

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Bar, 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: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 10
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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
Tapas style was a nice experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Darcy G
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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292 reviews 292 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Happy Hour is 5-7 p.m. Our reservations were for 6:30 so you can only imagine how loud it was by then as the bar is 1/4 of the total dining room. There are only three places on the entire island that serve alcohol, so this place is rockin' as soon as they open on Wednesday evenings. We were guests at... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner here. The food far exceeded my expectations. Fresh, wonderful combinations well prepared. The dining room is lovely with a nice fire going in the fireplace. Highly recommended.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not as upscale as the Lodge but the meal quality did rival the best of the Lodge. For our party of 9, all plates were served simultaneously. Atmosphere warm, inviting, and accommodating.

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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, Asian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?