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“Poolside at Manele” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kailani

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 #7 of 17 Restaurants in Lanai City
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.
Kailua, Hawaii
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“Poolside at Manele”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Casual relaxing setting for lunch happy hour and dinner. The happy hour with live, local music is great. From Pupu's to pizza, salads and burgers. Nice mix.

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food preparations but service is lacking.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

I've been to Ferraro's at the Four Seasons on Maui, and it is far superior to Fresco. In fact, pretty much all of the restaurants at Maui's Four Seasons are far better than those at lana'i Four Seasons.

Fresco is good food but tables are dirty and not covered for dinner and service is slow and lacking. They forgot to bring our table bread. We had to remind them. They brought us a bill holder with no check in it. There were many things about the service that could be improved.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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FourSeasonsLanai, Director of Food & Beverage at Kailani, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Aloha streltsy,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your dining experience. I'm glad to learn that you enjoyed the contemporary Italian cuisine, however I sincerely apologize for your overall experience. We pride ourselves on excellent service and ensuring guest satisfaction, so please be assured I have addressed your concerns with the team in terms of service and overall presentation. I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back so we can regain your trust.

Kind regards,

Philip Clough
Director of Food & Beverage
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edison,nj
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“poolside cafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Hawaiian food done Italian style. It was Okay for dinner and tasty for lunch.

Visited July 2012
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Fairway, Kansas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Fish tacos at lunch are great! Can't pass up the view of the ocean during lunch or dinner.

Visited June 2012
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Dallas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great location, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice location, views. Service and food very good. Prices were very high, but in line with what you would expect at a four seasons property

Visited June 2012
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