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This landmark restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. The menu features an extraordinary array of choices designed to please all palates, from seafood, beef, pork and chicken to vegetarian and vegan selections.Aloha and Mahalo!
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Grill, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m giving it 2 stars because the food was actually alright. They advertise to be open until 9pm and when we arrived at 7.55pm the waitress looked annoyed at our arrival and asked us to order quickly. When I pointed out that they advertise a...9pm closing she just mumbled something inexplicable. As instructed, we ordered as quick as we could and the food was alright. The waitress even offered to look at desserts, but we declined saying that she’s probably running out of time. When she brought the check, she explained that the featured credit card surcharge is something common and is charged by the credit card company to customers. I pointed out that any cost to charge credit cards is for the merchant and not the customer, to which she replied it must be my first day/time to the US as this is commonly charged ‘everywhee’….I must have been lucky in the past years… If you’re good with OK food with bad service, you should be alright…..otherwise just move on and look for another place.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered shrimp scampi. Delicious, however staff was terrible when my husband stated his mahi mahi was soaked with sauce - actually the sauce flooded the main course- extremely bad result - no taste!!! Costly - not worth the price!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The catch of the day mahi mahi was smothered in lemon glazed sauce I could not taste anything else, I must have been 4 too 3 large kitchen serving spoonfuls of the stuff what a travesty to the great mahi mahi for the fish was...ruined. Save your money and time and go to Sams ocean view down the street. Never again!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars for food, 3 stars for service. Great location in beautiful building right off the highway in the heart of Kaapa close to many hotels and resorts. Asian inspired menu and full bar. Prices are in line with rest of Hawaii. The place is...short staffed and family run and so service is slow. Recommend sitting outside and enjoying the cool breeze.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was nicely decorated and had a great drink and food menu. The food tasted good but was very small portions for the price - we left still feeling hungry.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed the dinner very much. However, without asking 25% gratuity were added to the bill. On top of that they charged 4% credit card fee.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

This was our first visit to Kauai and stopped by lemongrass for a dinner on our first day in Waipouli. Food choice was good we ordered crab cakes, lobster ravioli and gara gara seafood entry. The lobster ravioli was out first and at the first...taste it was too salty. We called our host to mention about it and she said she will call the cook. Then both the cook and the waitress come out and said that is how it is done. We just said it is too salty in the hope that it can be redone with less salt, no exchange of words or heated discussion, but out of the blue comes the statement that " food might be less salty in your country but in this country this is how it is made. ". We are originally from India but have been in this country for 20+ years, salt is a staple ingredient of our food and if we say it is salty, we mean it. They did not have to make such a nasty biased comment. Horrible staff and zero customer service experience.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

This was our first restaurant stop when we arrived in Kauai. Beautiful outdoor seating. Cool breezes from the beach area. The food was good, but it was mostly seafood items. There wasn’t much of a variety. No burger choices for people who aren’t big on...seafood. I had a salad and an appetizer. My husband had a salad which was small for a full salad, but the atmosphere was so quaint and Hawaiian, we enjoyed our meal. Price for dinner was very reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing! I gave it a 3 star review because out of a party of five - one person didn’t get their meal until the rest were halfway done - and this was after asking about it. Also their website said gratuity would...automatically be added for a group of six or more it was automatically added for our group of five. And we were charged $9.49 to use a credit cardMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Ate with my family of four. Took one of our two tiny tables mid meal to seat an incoming 6 top because my wife ordered a side of rice instead of an entree due to food allergies. Food was meh

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service and fast. Beautiful decorations. The food is the best in Hawaii. We ate with my husband the lobster ravioli, an spicy curry seafood plate with drinks and a coffee dessert. Very good prices and they offer happy hour in their bar.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

Happened to pick it for dinner tonight and it turned out to be our best meal we’ve had. The lemongrass aioli sauce you get with the crab wontons if fantastic. Nice atmosphere, great food, reasonable prices. It was a winner!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Went for dinner and drinks. We’re told there was indoor seating (no A/C and hot) or we could wait 5 min or so for outdoors. We chose outside and only had about a 2min wait. Not too busy but seemed to take quite a bit...of time for them to get to us for our order. We ordered drinks and the meal at the same time. Drinks came in about 3-5 min and food was there in about 10. The food was excellent and the drinks were very good too. Will visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

After a long voyage, we managed to find our way to Lemongrass Grill. The drinks were very good and they had a lot of menu options for all eaters and VERY reasonable prices. Service was prompt and very kind. If you are staying within 15-20...its worth a visitMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

The food was amazing at Lemongrass. We stumbled upon this place while looking for somewhere near our hotel to try the hula pie (because everyone told us it was a must). But more important than the hula pie was the food and it was amazing,...one of the best meals we had during our visit. We got seated right away and the staff was great. The drinks were good too. We ate outside and the atmosphere was so nice that we forgot we were sitting right beside a busy road. Definitely a must go to place to eat!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4