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“Lovely Tropical Setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nanea Restaurant and Bar

Nanea Restaurant and Bar
3838 Wyllie Road, Westin Princeville Resort, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
808-827-8808
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Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
Cuisines: American, Asian fusion, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ka Haku Road
Description: Welcome to Nanea Restaurant and Bar our focus on unique, fresh, local ingredients allows us to create dishes inspired by Hawaiian, Asian and Modern American cusines. Join us for a relaxing evening at Nanea!
San Diego
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Lovely Tropical Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was pouring down rain (which is seems to do in Kauai frequently) and we were searching for a place to have a drink and eat. We quickly nixed the St. Regis and saw the Westin sign as we left and decided to try it. The restaurant is downstairs. We got the table near the waterfall and if it hadn't been raining, we would have been eating in the open. As it was, they had dropped clear plastic screens to keep it dry. Very good service from David. Three of us had the rib eye which was huge and cooked perfectly. Another had the seafood pasta which looked yummy. I thought it was pretty overpriced though. But is the way Hawaii is. However David did steer us to a wonderful bottle of red wine for only $30!!! Imagine that?!? That's the second great restaurant wine buy I've experienced in Hawaii this trip. Very welcome indeed.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We ate here twice during our Kauai vacation and the food and atmosphere are both first class, your wallet will be lighter when you walk out though. If you're OK with that then give it a try. The short ribs are excellent and they have a option to pick two of their entrees and receive a demi portion of each.

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Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good buffet... The rest is so so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The buffet was easy and a good variety of eggs, potatoes, French toast or pancakes.... And delicious sweet pineapple. The a la carte eggs Benedict was good.... The ginger beef loco moko was so so. Definitely nothing to write home about. Overall food was decent, not eye opening wow, but good with a nice view of the palm trees and the sounds of the waterfall.

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“Underwhelming, I'm afraid”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were married on Tunnels Beach and had reservations for dinner.

When we arrived, they had apparently lost our reservation. The hostess was still able to seat us outdoors, which is where most people were.

The service was not that fabulous. She seemed to forget our presence a number of times. Though the food came out in a time frame that one would expect.

The food quality was fair to good. Not excellent. And not poor. The total for two (with one glass of wine) was $100. A bit steep for what we ordered and the lack of service.

We are Starwood Preferred Guest members, but we chose not to stay at this Westin, just for location reasons. We're glad we did not, if this dinner experience would have been indicative of other dining experiences there.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“perfect evening !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We had just arrived yesterday and went on TripAdvisor to find a place for dinner. Made a reservation on line, arrived at 5:45 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We arrived so early we were lucky enough to sit right next to the beautiful waterfall complete with fish. Fabulous dinner and perfect service from Bryan. We all had starters & salad,wine and dessert, all which were memorably delicious. We are hoping to get back there before we leave!!

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