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“A Little Bit Off” 3 of 5 stars
Review of RumFire

RumFire
Sheraton Kauai, 2440 Hoonani Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #22 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A Little Bit Off”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

My husband and I decided to give Rum Fire a try since it was a short walk from our condo. I called ahead to make a reservation and the hostess told me there was no need since it was "open seating." When we arrived at 8:00 we were asked if we had a reservation. Of course we didn't and ended up waiting for 10+ minutes.

Once we were escorted into the dining area I was surprised to see that the restaurant was at about 1/3 capacity. Overall the dining area gave off a strange vibe. It's as if someone picked up a restaurant in Vegas and plopped it down on the beach of Poipu.

Our waiter was very friendly but failed to give us the specials (which we heard a waitress describing to a nearby table after we had ordered).

I ended up giving Rum FIre 3 stars since the food was actually pretty good. I had the Bacon & Beets and my husband had the Pohole salad. We shared the Pipikaula Flat Bread which was good once we picked the strange, dry beef off the top and the sliders which my husband especially enjoyed. The RumFire Mango Mojito deserves 5 stars on it's own and the Scorched Strawberry...not so much.

I'm fairly certain that we will not be returning to Rum Fire during our next trip to Kauai.

Visited August 2012
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Koloa, HI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not Kaua'i”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had dinner at Rumfire with another couple this past weekend. The first thing you notice was the blast of cold air as you enter the dining area. All of us were uncomfortably cold throughout the meal.
The lighting was so dim that our friends had to use their cell phone lites to read the menu. The menu is disjointed with entrees and tapas mixed under the same heading.
The ambiance was more of an upscale disco than anything else. There was nothing Kaua'i or Hawai'i about it.
Food was tasty, but why should we drop $200+ again to be so uncomfortable? We could have literally done better at any other restaurant in Poipu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were a bit concerned having read some quite negative reviews of this place but thought the menu was interesting so wanted to try it. The service we received was great from every one we came into contact with. The bar staff and our waitperson were very informed about the dishes and we couldn't fault them. Meal was tasty and well presented. Enjoyed the the atmosphere even tho it is enclosed...the views were lovely. Would go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dining with a view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The view/location is lovely. Four of us dined here during our stay and found the food to be average. Come for the bar and view. Steak was over charred, little options for vegetarian dining. We would rate our dining experience average and would not dine here again, but would stop in for a drink.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Awesome breakfast buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Located in the Sheraton, the breakfast buffet was awesome! Great choices including omelette station, yogurt parfaits, oatmeal, potatoes, congee, salmon lox, and much more! Loved it!

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