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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Santa Clarita, CA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very lucky to get the last table outside the night we went. Really nice waitress. I had a lovely sauvignon blanc wine from their limited menu. They were out of Ono when we went. Enjoyed the Mahi-Mahi. It was delicious! Crowded, singer inside, must have been a good attraction.

Thank Peggy K
New Jersey
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Holy crap. After a 6 mile run and a 2 hour kayak that pizza smelled amazing. I got the best salad. It was good. But that pizza??!!? That is where it's at

Thank SuZQ1109
Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a grass roots Hawaii experience, Some people call it a dive......if so, then I'm diving in. Great pizza (not the only great thing they serve) and fantastic hand crafted Mai Tai's from their own secret recipe. Eat inside or out in a truly Hawaiian style Hut. The musical entertainment is local and authentic. The staff is friendly and... More 

Thank kwolff54
Framingham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun "dive bar" with live music, and reasonably priced drinks. It's also open after 10 pm, so if you're looking for nightlife, this is it!

Thank JLH1030
Hermosa Beach, California
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162 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for dinner, were helped by great people on a busy night, and waited about 10 minutes for a table. The Maitre d' and waitress had their hands full and did a commendable job juggling the needs of all the people arriving, waiting, eating, departing. Live music (beautiful duo singers/guitar/ukulele), vintage decor, table on the front deck, and happy... More 

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Lone Tree
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for local entertainment each evening. Check the board outside to see who/when this is happening. Good food at reasonable prices. Local favorite.

Thank Ron D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was on a Thursday night, I really enjoyed it here. There was lots of folks. Every seat was taken but the Bartender, she was wonderful and took my drink and dinner order. But the kitchen closes at 9pm. So I did get here in just in time. My food came out in time and then They prepared a table... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch around 1:30. I liked the tiki dive bar feel. The drinks were good but I would stick to drinks and appetizers. My $12 pulled pork sandwich was good but not great. Half of our family's food orders were either incorrect or burnt, overcooked hamburger, burnt bun, just overall poorly prepared, especially for the price, $12-$15... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here our first night in Princeville. Our request to the concierge was for a place that has music, dancing, good food and is reasonably priced. Everyone told us the ONLY place that could possibly meet our desires, was Tahiti Nui. We were quite surprised to see this old looking wood building , with a parking lot that was... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there at lunch. It was dead. And service was dead. Kitchen was pretty quick. Menu - blah. Drinks - meh. I'm sure it is more exciting when there is live music and the Hollywood A-listers are in town to party. Lunch - don't bother. Just another expensive rather tasteless burger and fish sandwich.

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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, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?