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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (389 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (23 reviews)
“ono” (85 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A real Hawaiian feeling with live music. The service was slow and the food was average. The fish was very fresh and the atmosphere was good though. We enjoyed it.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed yesterday

We heard about the Tahiti Nui after the movie, The Descendants, was filmed on Kauai. The restaurant did not disappoint! We loved everything we ordered, and enjoyed the Hawaiian music provided by two local musicians. Very fun.

1  Thank Wilma437
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great selection of food! Anything under local favorites on the menu is delicious but I had their loco moco which was great! For their beef though it’s basically a hamburger patty which I hadn’t expected but their gravy made it delicious. Cool local area!

1  Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although there a few things we enjoyed about this experience, there were also some that poisoned the barrel. Not worth the money and time. PROS: decent entertainment and you can watch them pull the pig from the pit. CONS: poor food and drink, seating BIG...More

Thank rn4trips124
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here for lunch due to its fame from the George Clooney movie. It was not very crowded at lunch so we decided to sit outside on their patio. I ordered a pork sandwich and my husband got a hawaiian pizza.The meal and drinks were...More

Thank angcshows
Reviewed 6 days ago

We used to love coming here, bad service and expensive bill. Wish we had eaten somewhere else. Hope it gets better.

Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It seems we saved one of the very best meals we had for last. I was pleasantly surprised at the dinner we both had on our last night in Kauai. We arrived early as we wanted to watch the sunset from our condo and it...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a restauranteur there are three things you should never do. 1. You should never rest on your reputation. Though Tahiti Nui is an institution and has been seen in motion pictures and countless social media profiles, it is not a place where one should...More

Thank FoodFilm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked along the strip for a lunch location finding this small tiki like bar. $5 local drafts and great food. No frills and good value.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group for lunch. The meals were pre ordered..burgers and sandwiches. We had allocated an hour for lunch but after an hour most of the group had not been served. The place is a holiday type pretty rough and ready sort of...More

Thank Orry L
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frances S
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Printm | Reviewed this property |
The bands are usually in the evening. Been to happy hour and no bands. We just enjoy the deck outside
frances S
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Nevin L | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Tuesday evening, the duo was a father and son and their music was varied and quite good. Family friendly and convivial crowd. Not to be missed for local flavor.
Jessica D
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Whitefishfarmgirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were there for Happy Hour. Don’t recall the time. Afternoon 2-3ish. Best to call! Have fun🏝🏝
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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