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Kailani

1 Manele Bay Rd, Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
808 565 2000
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Ranked #10 of 17 restaurants in Lanai City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Manele Bay Road
Description: Perched above Hulopo"e Bay, Kailani specialises in contemporary Italian cuisine made from the freshest local and organic ingredients, sourced directly from Hawaii’s fishers and farmers. Served alfresco for lunch and dinner, innovative menus incorporate seasonal offerings that are proudly showcased in Chef Dario Montelvere’s daily specials. Dinner choices include lobster ravioli with local seasonal vegetables and vanilla butter sauce; locally caught smoked ono accompanied by rainbow carrots, baby artichokes and salsa verde; and cappesante e pancetta with scallops and pork belly, candy apple purée and micro celery.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate a Kailani when we stayed at Manele Bay last year and it was excellent. Food seems to have fallen off a bit, but views and service were still great.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

first time for husband and i in Lanai via Expedition Ferry, we wanted to check this hotel out. the view from where we were seating was awesome, i ordered lychee sangria and grilled angus beef burger with fries on the side, husband had the antipasto platter and plantation ice tea. it was really good, but boy it was pricey. the... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stopped for a drink after snorkeling thinking we would eat elsewhere. So glad we stayed and dined there with the live music and the sun setting and the bay view. Our server was very helpful in explaining the menu and how to order so that we could eat light but get more than one dish. The food was very... More

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We dined at Kailani for dinner on Saturday. The setting is outdoors and quite comfortable. We began, before we order, telling the waiter that we were not in a rush, so please take it slow. It took awhile for our wine to be poured because the bottle had to be retrieved from the cellar -- no prob!. He poured our... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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313 reviews 313 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Kailani is located at the Four Seasons at Manele Bay. It overlooks the Hulopo'e Bay and provides a very romantic view for dinner. They even had live Hawaiian music for all the guests which was very enjoyable. The staff was incredibly friendly and very accommodating. We were super excited for a quality Italian meal. I had the Bucatini which features... More

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Ewa Beach
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The chef made pasta carbonara for me even though the menu has just recently changed from the once I saw before. Excellent customer service and excellent food!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We ate here a few times during honeymoon. Ambiance is one-of-a-kind with live Hawaiian music and outdoor setting overlooking the bay. Food and drink were great - especially the sea bass with gnocchi.

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FourSeasonsLanai, Manager at Kailani, responded to this review

Aloha BosGirl2013 Congratulations on your recent wedding and I hope you had a fantastic honeymoon. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our restaurant. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Branzino. Here at the Resort, we have great relationship with local fishermen on Lanai ensuring that we serve the freshest seafood available.... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Kailani overlooks the Hulopo'e Bay which you should try and get there during sunset; although you don't have a direct view of the sunset the view is still amazing. We ordered the Barbabietole as an antipasti which are Big Island beets, which I wish I could have taken home a case! they were absolutely delicious. For our main dishes we... More

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Phoenix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We ate here a couple of times for lunch and once for dinner. Some of the food was great, some not so good. Service was very spotty at this restaurant.

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FourSeasonsLanai, Manager at Kailani, responded to this review

Dear cindyfromphoenix, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's great to learn that you found some items on our menu enjoyable. Restaurant chef Dario Montelvere sources only the freshest ingredients from local providers whenever possible. I am sorry if the service provided did not meet your expectations. We take all... More

Cary
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We spent a magical dining evening at Kailani at the Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lanai, Hawaii in July. One of the best meals we had all trip. Excellent Italian food in a beautiful setting. Great service. If you are on Lanai don't miss this!!

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