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Hanalei Cafe

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5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1999
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special here. Had a fish sandwich which as good. A couple televisions for sports games and a sit down bar. Just your average cafe in town.

Thank Mrk303
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Food was excellent and loved the live music. The place was packed and a waiting line. We knew we chose the right place. Restaurant is in an school!

Thank SissySue2015
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Both tourist and locals frequent this cafe in Hanalei. We had burgers and the ginger chicken and both were good. Decent sized portions, friendly service and good value. We were there for dinner and it is noisy, not easy to have a conversation. Would definitely...More

Thank DebPLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We had the best steak, coconut shrimp, and burgers here! The service was fast and fantastic, especially after a long day of hiking to the Hanakapia Falls. They had excellent entertainment with live music and hula dancing! It was laid back for those of us...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I had two great meals here while on vacation. The first was a very delightful sandwich during lunch, and the second was an unforgettable bell pepper chicken alfredo dish during our last night on the island.

Thank RoniShaner
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The Cafe is in the old Hanalei School building. Don't let the appearance deter you from going to this restaurant. It has small tables and a regular crowd at the bar, a bit noisy, but worth the experience. Parking is limited, walk if you can,...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This restaurant is located in an old school house and is very quaint. The specials are written on the wall on the schools blackboard. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked fantastic and what our table ordered Fish and Chips, Chowder, and a Rueben...More

Thank dsands
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we come to Hanalei we make it a point to eat lunch. They have a very friend staff. Big portions of food. It is a little pricey but worth the stop. They have a great fish and chip lunch. This is a place that...More

Reviewed August 31, 2016

We have eaten here alot and always find the staff helpful, the food well prepared and delicious. It is a shame they cannot get their liquor license to include the patio, but so be it. Many summer nights the wait can easily be a half...More

Thank edholdren45
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best spinach dip I've ever had!! Good menu, good food, good atmosphere and great price! I also had the chicken salad papaya bowl, it was delicious.

Thank Kaitlyn C
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Sandy S
January 20, 2016|
Response from NewHampshireLovetogo | Reviewed this property |
That's too bad, I don't know the artist(s) but email or call the cafe. Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999
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