We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ama Restaurant

Is this your business?
5-5261 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“noodles” (12 reviews)
“ramen” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-5261 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (78)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place doesn’t take reservations but we showed up at 7:00 on a Saturday and were seated right away. The drinks were good. We got the hamachi carpaccio, the poke, and the ramen. Out of everything, the hamachi carpaccio was our favorite! The ramen is...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined again at Ama, which was our second time in five nights. The setting is reminiscent of a traditional Javanese joglo and the staff welcoming and informative. We began (again!) with the Burmese salad that was crunchy and refreshing with just the right amount...More

Thank TomasDeCali
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I planned to go to Ama to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We had staked out the restaurant earlier in the day and read the reviews. I dropped my wife off to get a table and I went to try and find a...More

3  Thank JohnB16289
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat out at a large round picnic table under a large umbrella. It rained a little, but we stayed dry. The food was really good and the server was friendly and attentive.

Thank VPIcruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, even if you can't find food you like here or aren't hungry come have a drink and soak in the views!! The scenery here is incredible and just added to the wonderful dinner we had. Apps were great, we had bao buns and my...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner yesterday and Ama is nothing short of amazing. You have an amazing view of the mountains and fantastic selection of cocktails before you get settled in. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and offered very detailed descriptions of...More

Thank mattgeiger42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were glad we chose this outdoor, garden set restaurant in Hanalei for our last night on Kauai, as we sat at a counter facing the mountain view as recommended by other Tripadvisor reviews, so we enjoyed our dinner looking up at spectacular greenery-clad mountains....More

Thank Betty08WhiteRock_BC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting outside for a dinner of authentic ramen, solid wine list and unbeatable ambiance - not to be missed! We were there for a spectacular sunset 🌅

Thank carahunt2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot think of a more atmospheric setting, dining in front of an almost unreal scenery of mountains and hills! The food is excellent and the portions quite generous. We were welcomed by a friendly manager and our waitress was very helpful explaining the menu....More

Thank redbeech1
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Pretty much anywhere in Hanalei is gorgeous, but the open air seating here has perfect viewing of the stunning backdrop that Hanalei has to offer. The food was pretty darn good too. I normally don't eat raw fish, but the Ahi Poke app was unbelievable....More

Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Kauai
Hanalei Bay Resort
1,949 reviews
1.16 miles away
St. Regis Princeville Resort
3,121 reviews
1.22 miles away
Castle at Princeville
27 reviews
1.61 miles away
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
2,197 reviews
2.31 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Pink's Creamery
559 reviews
.10 miles away
Jo Jo's
338 reviews
.05 miles away
Hanalei Bread
292 reviews
.02 miles away
Bar Acuda
1,679 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Yellow Fish Trading Company
10 reviews
.04 miles away
Hanalei Bay
425 reviews
.36 miles away
Na Pali Catamaran
1,267 reviews
.06 miles away
Napali Coast Hanalei Tours
1,121 reviews
.09 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
August 5, 2018|
Response from Bill Q | Reviewed this property |
You could call them and ask them. They are super nice.
April 3, 2018|
Response from JoshiA62 | Reviewed this property |
2pm-9pm Tues - Sun I believe, closed Mondays.
Tara W
January 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from scoshi | Reviewed this property |
You're right, they don't take reservations so get there no later than 6:00. We got there around 5:30, got seated right away but by 6:30, the place was packed.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5261 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-7081
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing