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“Good but Mixed feelings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Naupaka Terrace

Naupaka Terrace
92-1001 Olani St, JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
808-679-0079
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Ranked #24 of 103 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Overlooking the pool, Naupaka Terrace is Ihilani's informal all-day dining restaurant. Enjoy the taste of Hawaiian selections, sampling of contemporary island cuisine uniquely ours, blending fresh local ingredients for lunch and dinner.
Denver, Colorado
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“Good but Mixed feelings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We ate here while staying at the JW Marriott Ihilani, having dinner the first night we arrived. I'd read the reviews on TA. We were told as Marriott Platinum members we'd get 25% off our meals which was a nice bonus. The restaurant is an open air terrace off of the pool deck and has a couple of seating spaces at slightly different elevations. All meals come with a salad bar and soup with fresh bread. We found the salad bar to have nice choices, not the typical old-fashioned salad bar and the soups to be excellent. It was nice to have multiple spreads for the fresh bread- pesto, tapenade, baked garlic, etc. If you happen to dine early, they have 3 choices of entrees for a bargain price of $25.00. They all include salad bar. If you choose some other entree, the prices are still reasonable for Hawaii. Our server, Christine, was exceptional. We both had fresh isn and loved it. It had been pouring rain that night so not many diners so we went back the next day. You may be wondering why I titled this ' mixed feelings'. Well, the downside is since it is open air, the birds love this place. The servers have to shoo away the birds as they land on the tables. Not sanitary. We hadn't noticed this the first night since it was such a downpour and the birds weren't around. Other than that, the food was good and the service was exceptional.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Nevada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best seafood & prime rib buffet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Phenomenal high quality seafood buffet. Everything tasted great from the cheese bar to the oysters to the ahi poke to the shrimp to the clam chowder to the meaty king crab to the perfectly cooked prime rib to the tiramisu. Amazing dining experience, great service, my family will definitely come back & highly recommend. Yum!

  • 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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Southern Cal
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“Standard buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went for Easter Sunday buffet. Reservation was at 11:00 but took a while to get seated. Don't understand as thats the whole idea behind a reservation. Being that it's on a JW, was expecting a bit more, but disappointed with what they had to offer.

Visited April 2014
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Englewood, Colorado
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“At the JW Marriott. Nice hotel restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The prime rib special on Wednesday and Fridays for $30 plus a bottle of wine for $5.00 was awesome.

Check out the ponds with the sharks and sting rays below the restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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“Slept at the Disney Aulani, but Ate at the Naupaka Terrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant is within the Marriot hotel neighboring the Disney Aulani. Once we discovered this restaurant, we never ate breakfast or supper again at the Aulani. This restaurant was delicious with much to choose from. Plus, it was less expensive than the Disney restaurants. A seafood buffet with King Crab on Saturday for about $50 each. Breakfast buffet is $26. Very nice atmosphere too. Great service. Check out the ponds for Hammerhead sharks, rays, and others. Was not crowded in late April.

  • Visited April 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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