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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Princeton, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just enjoyed my third Tahiti Nui luau, and it did not disappoint. What makes this luau special is the size of the group, I would say only 100 people or so maximum. The family makes all of their guests feel special. You are invited to gather round to watch the pig being pulled out of the imu, to learn... More 

Thank gottago1956
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After many years of visiting Kauai's north shore, we finally stopped in at this very old school establishment in Hanalei to hear some local musicians at happy hour. It's definitely an "no frills" bar and restaurant where locals and visitors hang out for drinks and food. I'd definitely go back.

Thank TravelHoundUtah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a nice evening with great food and delicious drinks. The had local music and we were happy after the visit,

Thank Christian G
Oxnard, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is good. It's a fast paced restaurant. You must go on a night Keola is singing. Very good voice and a good entertainer. When you finish the meal, they don't want you to hang around. They ask you to switch to the bar section so they can seat the next party.

Thank Elizabeth A
Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We happened to come in between 3-5, which was too late for lunch, but too early for dinner. They had some live Hawaiian music, so we stayed for drinks at the bar and had the best time! There was a band of 3 people on stage playing the ukulele, but about 10 people in the audience playing along. Not sure... More 

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Indio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for some new experiences after exploring beaches and lava tubes we found the little bar and restaurant featured in the movie "The Descendants" with George Clooney. We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch while a tropical storm gave us showers outside to complete the mood. I had their special Loco Moco which consists of a fried egg on a hamburger... More 

Thank Paul G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simple 2 pizza order. When they had not arrived after 45 minutes asked the waitress when they might be coming she said didn't know and scolded me with "you know the oven can only take 4 at a time". She really could not care. We walked out. We saw others with same problem. Maybe a good place for some drinks... More 

Thank cyjapple
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opened since 1963... Just arrived in town after checking in at resort... Got a couple of pieces of pizza... 'til I saw the Rib plate come out..!!!

Thank rkirklutz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice dinner at Tahiti Nui. We were seated quickly, the Mai Tai's were excellent as always and the food was much better than we had expected. Unfortunately, the band cancelled the night we were there. We will be back.

Thank Bob H
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed on the island of Kauai many times but this is the first time we stayed in the Princeville area. While there we decided to try a few places and a friend recommended Tahiti Nui. It is located in a shopping area right outside the entrance to Princeville and is in the back where you have to walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808-826-6277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?