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“Great place and Greatly appreciated” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant
5022 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9618
+1 808-742-1424
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Ranked #7 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Price range: $7 - $47
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Known as "one of the most romantic restaurants in the world," this breathtaking oceanfront, open-air restaurant has earned the prestigious Honolulu Magazine's Hale Aina's Best Restaurant award, 15 years in a row. Other notable achievements are Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and Zagat Survey's "Recognized for Excellence" award. The restaurant boasts a progressive Pacific Rim cuisine with an Asian influence. If you are looking for a memorable dining experience, be it lunch or dinner, the BEACH HOUSE offers it all: food, service, an extensive wine list and a spectacular view. Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Children Menus Available
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“Great place and Greatly appreciated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Our meals were great, and it was amazing to have Edwin as our server. He treated us superbly and really made us feel special for our honeymoon! It was a delicious dinner and great to meet Edwin.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great Service and Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and I are not really seafood people, but if you are in Hawaii, you have to try the seafood so we went the Beach House. We took got some recommendations from our excellent server and ordered our meals. When they came out, they weren't what we had expected, but we just started to eat not wanting to make a scene in this upscale restaurant. I finally took my phone out, pulled up the menu on their website and realized that indeed we did not have the right dishes. About the same time the server came over and admitted that they had delivered the wrong dishes to our table and asked if we wanted the order remade in the kitchen correctly. Since we were halfway done we didn't want to wait any longer and just finished what we had. My wife really liked what she had, I choose poorly and would have done better with what I had originally ordered. In the end they only charged us for what we originally ordered but did not make any other consideration for their mistake. The service was very good and you can't beat the location.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Got up and left!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Well, the guidebook said the food here was good. Unfortunately, we left before getting to try the food due to being ignored by our server.

Now, to be fair, we did ask to be seated at a different table than they initially tried to sit us at (it was right next to a small child and we didn't want all the noise/distractions for our dinner). However, I think it's inexcusable for the server to say "I'll be right with you" when you're initially seated, then have at least 15 minutes go by (not an exaggeration - we were seated at 8:05 and got up at 8:20) before they come back and acknowledge them/take drink orders/explain the specials(she never came back - we just left). In contrast, the table next to us had drinks, was told the specials, and had placed their order in the time we were sitting there.

It's pretty clear the restaurant is over-seating their tables. We had an 8pm reservation, and showed up at 7:50. We were not sat until 8:05, and in the interim were waiting in the entryway with probably 10-15 other people (NOTE: there is not any seating in this area, so be prepared to stand around).

Maybe the food is good. We wouldn't know. They have a nice view, being right on the beach. You can see the waves. Granted, you can't hear them, because this place is LOUD. Not a great environment for a romantic dinner.

In contrast, we left and went to Red Salt. Were seated immediately by a very friendly and welcoming host, and had a great meal with prompt service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tonasket, Washington
2 reviews
“Best Food on Kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Beach House Restaurant was awesome, we ate there by ourselves and with friends for lunch. The food was great {pricey, but you get what you pay for}, service excellent, and the open air atmosphere cannot be beat. You have a 180* view of the ocean, beaches, surfers, snorklers, etc. We look forward to going back this October when we return to the island.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poulsbo, Washington
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“If you can't go for dinner, go for drinks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

In the afternoon, the grassy lawn is a great place to be. Watch the surfers, whales, swimmers and sea turtles. My son was entranced by the lizards in the bushes next to the tables. Very good drinks, unbeatable view. And excellent food. Pricey of course. Good service.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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