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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on Thanksgiving for dinner because nothing else was open and we had the best food, service, and time ever!!!! Please go! Fun atmosphere, great staff, EXCELLENT food, and great wine selection. Won't be disappointed.

Thank Jacklyn C
Tyler, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at a locals hangout. The food was horrible. Our thanksgiving turkey was served cold with bones. The plate was apparently made prior to us making our order which explains the coldness and presentation. The next day, I was sick the entire day. Wasn't sure if it was the food or a virus but wouldn't... More 

Thank Donnam123
Los Gatos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wanted to like this historic bar/restaurant. The food was decent and while pleasant our server was super slow...despite a full restaurant she moved super slow...it took us 90 minutes for lunch...we waited and waited and waited for her to take our order, bring our drinks and finally serve our food..she needs to learn how to exert a little effort

Thank 927EricB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family very much enjoyed the entertainment and food at the lūʻau. Pork was extremely succulent, all other food was very nice. Atmosphere was great with shared tables, would definitely recommend.

Thank Karen G
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible and authentic experience. We all learned more about the beautiful Hawaiian culture. Wallis and his fellow musicians were very talented and the hula dancers were wonderful. Tahiti Nui was worth every penny and we left feeling uplifted and inspired. Mahalo!

Thank kathleen k
Chino Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner on a Tuesday night. The place was not evenbusy, but we had to wait an hour for our food. The service was terrible. The people serving hardly smiled at all. We ate our food quickly and left. Don't think we'll be coming back here again.

Thank JEFlippo
laguna beach
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our Hula experience. Thank you Tahiti Nui. It was a wonderful evening. We all enjoyed it- kids and parents.

Thank sonomatravelor
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very slow service most likely understaffed. We had to ask a server to seat us and ordered drinks and waiting over 25 minutes or so for our drinks to come or a waiter to come back. I had to walk up to the bar and asked the bartender for water, but she pointed to a water carafe outside. Maybe better... More 

Thank schef27
Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun Tiki Bar with great Mai Tai drinks! Pizza and other good eats too! Live music and dancing makes it a must stop when in Hanalei!

Thank CheriLynn2013
Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Princeville five nights and ended up at the Tahiti Nui at some point three evenings. Enjoyed the Hawaiian music during the dinner hour (great salad and pizza) and the rock band at 10 pm Friday night. Experienced staff serve great drinks and adroitly handle the crowd. Not to be missed.

Thank NWRunner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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: +1 808-826-6277

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