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Lanai City Grille

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828 Lanai Ave, Lanai City, Lanai, HI (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:
Wed - Sun 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
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
Valentine's Day dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
jjkahala
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Lakeville, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 via mobile

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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289 reviews 289 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Westlake Village, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lanai City Grill is a treat to visit! Located in the small city of Lanai City on Lanai, a old hotel with lot's of charm and history. Great food and drinks that we highly recommend. The shuttle bus from the Four Seasons will drop you off for a delightful experience!

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Kawaihae, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Charming ambience , excellent service, surpassing food, totally great experience on this small island with limited resources. We were roomed at the Four Seasons property and had a few meals In-house but Lanai Grill beat them hands down on the menu and cooking. Would have gone "all the way" with 5 stars but the pork chop was really rare when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 828 Lanai Ave, Lanai City, Lanai, HI
    (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 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

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
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?