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Nawiliwili Tavern

3488 Paena Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1754
+1 808-245-1781
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“craft beer” (2 reviews)
“pool” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Pizza
3488 Paena Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1754
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday night - many restaurants are closed Sunday and Monday, so we were thankful that they were open. Pizza is very good. No servers were available so we had to order at the bar. Finding good restaurant help appears to...More

Thank rebholla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here twice after dinner while on the beautiful island of Kauai. Easy walking distance from the Marriott. Fun bartenders, fun vibe, nice local hang out! Good drinks, pool tables, foosball, karaoke. Great place to hang out at after a day of exploring!

Thank Deb N
Reviewed July 7, 2018

I really love this bar. Karaoke, pool tables, fooseball table, a great machine to play pacman, donkey kong, frogger, etc. I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food!

Thank Kelsie F
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This bar is perfect. It is exactly what I look for in any place. Casual. Comfortable. Welcoming. Delicious food. Good options for drinks. Great staff. Ambiance is exactly my pace. I am just amazed this place is not completely packed constantly. I wish I lived...More

Thank Matthew j
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

An excellent local spot. The pizza is great and so are the drinks. Just be patient, pizza is made to order and they can only make one at a time. The vibe of this bar is perfect for relaxing on island time. The music/playlists are...More

Thank 517lizh
Reviewed February 25, 2018

We stopped here for a few beers while walking around Lihue. This spot is causal and near the cruise ship port. The kitchen doesn't open until 5:30pm. Didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food.

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We came after the Superbowl and the bartender was very friendly and helpful. We met a few locals and felt very welcome. Loved to spend our tourist $$ here.

Thank hmwaitress
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Just had dinner there with my wife. Very decent prices on drinks and the pizza was very good. Substantially better than Pietro’s across the street

Thank merlinsbeard1
Reviewed January 21, 2018

If you want to see a little bit of history this is a place to go. We were told this is the oldest bar on Kauai. The bartender told some fun facts about the place. The beer was cold and an average selection. If you...More

Thank Chris2734
Reviewed January 16, 2018

This is one of the only restaurants that stay open past 10pm. We ordered pizza to go and it was the BEST wood burning pizza we had ever had!!! Wish we would have found it sooner in our stay

Thank 11Thomas1111
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3488 Paena Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1754
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-1781
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