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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
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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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner and drinks. I got the shrimp and my husband got the ono. Both were pretty good. There was live music inside but the seating was full. My husband really wanted some real tiki drinks (like zombie punch) but the bar didn't have most of the requist ingredients. That being said they had a good mai tai... More 

Thank IvyRain22
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were trying to go get some dinner and they had a table and live music so we thought we would give it a try. They were friendly and the music was fun and the food was more than just your typical bar fare. Nothing fancy but when you're on vacation in hawaii that is just what you want!

Thank ErinVM
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and like how this wasn't as crowded as the nearby Kalypso. Has a more local vibe...food was tasty (had fish sandwich and poke) but service was very slow and waitress was inattentive.

Thank JShall2014
Mount Vernon, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to come for a late lunch but the kitchen was closed. We had some pizza (the only food for sale) and it was pretty good but the mai tai drinks were unbelievable. We didn't mind the lack of food since we got happy hour prices on mai tais!

1 Thank mattrebecca
Davis, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being ignored at their pizza area for 15 minutes without even an acknowledgement of our existence we went inside to order pizza. Our server couldn't even manage a smile and the pizza was nothing special. Sticky tables and the place needs a good cleaning. Too bad really, as this place used to be better.

Thank rebrewer
Lawrence, Kansas, Usa
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oldest cafe in Hanalei. Very autentic. Good service. They also serve food, but we just had drinks there.

1 Thank WillyA123
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best pizza on the Island. We took our family here 3 times on our family vacation. It is worth the wait if there is a line. We loved listening to the musicians. Such a fun relaxing atmosphere.

Thank S1088XLmary
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great environment. Sat outside listen to the Hawaiian music. They have a delicious passion fruit ice tea delicious. Views are unbelievable. Had the da Hawaiian pizza very tasty. Worth the time to stop. Prices for pizza around $25.00. Staff is very friendly.

Mesa, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday after a boat trip to the Na Pali Coast. According to our server, the mai tai recipe is a 50+ year old family scratch recipe. Delicious. So was the ahi tuna sandwich we split. Not a fancy place, but very good!

Thank Lynn M
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised by friends to try this place, and we found it to be a true local gem! They don't take reservations so show up early for the best seats. We got there around 5:30 and the entertainment had already begun. Consider it a place where locals jam, and they rotated bands throughout the evening. Audience participation was welcome... More 

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, 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: 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?