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“A Neat Place for Sunset Dining” 4 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 #6 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $47
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A Neat Place for Sunset Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Right on the water, this open air restaurant boasts one of the more spectacular views of sunsets on Kauai; and, the food was very good - though a bit pricey. Service was terrific too, alas comfort was not high, with open windows overlooking the beach and no fans or A/C to cool off diners as we ate it became quite uncomfortable, especially when the gentle breezes diminished to zero. Portions were good but not spectacular, and presentation was no where near the photos in the local magazines and brochures - tasty nonetheless. Definitely worth one stop if you like sunsets to go with your meals. Voted best by Ilima Awards and rated in Zagots but does not compare in quality or quantity to the value received at Casa Di Amici.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago Park, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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“Anniversary destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I have made the Beach House the only place we spend our anniversaries. Reservations are honored. The staff is top notch. The food is always exciting. Make your reservations for an hour before sunset. The wait staff will gladly take your pictures on the lawn with the world's best sunset behind you.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonds, Washington
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“Definite Must Do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant is fabulous in every way. Excellent food, attentive staff, and beautiful surroundings. The sunsets are a big attraction here, so book a table ahead of time if you want to get in for sundown. We went for our anniversary this week wanted to have a leisurely evening. Our server, Brett, was outstanding. He was very attentive and returned just a few minutes after delivering our drinks to see if we were ready to order. When we politely explained that we wanted to just relax and enjoy for a bit he suggested that when we were ready to order that we turn our menu printed side down as a signal to him so that he didn't continue to bug us. I thought that was a perfect suggestion from a very savvy waiter. Nothing disappointed and we had an amazing time.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Went for Lunch. Returned for Dinner. Excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had heard about the Beach House from family members who knew we were headed to Hawaii.

We first went here for lunch (apparently they just started offering lunch). When you walk into the restaurant you see an absolutely gorgeous view of the ocean. The entire back wall of the restaurant has pocket doors opening the entire restaurant to the ocean. We sat out on the patio where we listened to the sounds of the ocean waves, watched the seal sunning on the beach and watched surfers ride some very good waves.

We started with the seafood corn chowder and ceviche. The ceviche was served with excellent Hawaiian chips which the kids devoured. Between all of us (three boys, myself and my wife) we shared a salad, fish and chips and fish tacos. The food was excellent! The service was good. We asked a lot of questions of our waiter since we had just arrived in Kauai. He was very helpful. We had such a wonderful meal we decided to return for dinner.

Dinner was excellent! The ambiance was much different than lunch in a good way. The restaurant was crowded with a great vibe. We waited just a couple of minutes for our table but that was ok because we were able to walk around the beautiful grounds. We were seated a a great table in the corner overlooking the ocean.

We again ordered the ceviche to start. We also asked for some wine suggestions from the waiter which were terrific. Our waiter was great! I wish I could remember his name but he was from California and lives in Kauai with his dad and brother (I think).

My wife had the Macadamia Nut Butter Sautéed Fresh Hawaiian Catch which she loved. I had the Filet Mignon (stupid because we were in Hawaii) but it was great! My oldest son had the Pork Tenderloin which he also loved! The younger boys had kids meals and Shirley Temples on the rocks. All and all a terrific meal with great service.

If you want an upscale meal with the best view in Kauai then this is the place.

  • Visited July 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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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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“The place to go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I went he and thought this was the best restaurant on kauai. Every thing here was great. The service was top notch, the food was over the top, and the portions were worth the price we payed. The best thing here was the view, it was awesome!!

Visited August 2014
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