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Red Salt

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American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
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2251 Poipu Rd, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel here and ate a couple of times as it was attached to the resort. Each time it was ok not amazing. The service the last two times was very disappointing by one server in particular who constantly commented on how she was nearly done her shift and couldn't order us a round of drinks or... More 

Thank Trek4life300
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the fanciest restaurant we went to - proper white tablecloths and no shorts - and we weren't disappointed. I got the lobster ravioli which was out of this world and my boyfriend got the Ono which was super fresh and tasty. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nicer meal on the island.

Thank Maya C
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner at Red Salt during our stay at Koa Kea. The restaurant was full yet not loud, the portions just right and the service impeccable. For a treat (it is expensive), visit Red Salt.

Thank planneroftrips
Koloa, Hawaii
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went again last year in December 2015 and in July of 2016 . . . what a difference ! in 2015 everything was perfect : the food was delicious, the presentation was impeccable, the service efficient and friendly, etc. We went there the other day, and were so disappointed. The steak was over-cooked, the fries were greasy, the waiters seemed... More 

Thank hanaleibay23
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Red Salt is a fantastic place for dinner. The food is smart, fresh and the atmosphere is welcoming, cozy and service it outstanding. Have a drink at the bar before dinner, worth it!

Thank Wesley H
Palm Springs, California
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal at Red Salt was hands down our best meal on Kauai. We enjoyed the romaine salad with pineapple & blue cheese (excellent) and the onion soup (excellent) as starters. For mains, we tried the ahi (very good) and the ono (excellent). The service was very good and the atmosphere was sophisticated. Overall, it was the best meal on... More 

Thank 758Paul423
Oil City, Pennsylvania
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were guests at the Ko'a Kea Resort and ate our first dinner at Red Salt mainly for convenience upon our arrival. The service was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed our pre-dinner cocktails. Salads were delicious and quite large although main entrees were considerably smaller. We were served a complimentary cotton candy dessert in honor of our anniversary. Red Salt... More 

Thank ocsenora
Las Vegas, NV
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast offerings are really tasty. We did the option which includes an entrée and breakfast bar since it's only a dollar more than the lobster Benedict! The Benedict was perfectly executed! My husband had a Bloody Mary which was compiled with a super tasty salted rim and slightly spicy. Perfection! We also indulged on the pineapple soufflé pancakes which... More 

Thank mail4cindyr
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week on Kauai, ate at alot of restaurants and this was one of our favorites. Food was excellent. Service was great as well. Our server was Bryan, and he was super attentive to each detail. I am gluten and dairy free. Since I couldn't have bread, the chef sent out chick peas popped into popcorn. I didn't... More 

Thank scalerscott
New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2 dinners at Red Salt were amazing! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Our server, Samdi, was the best! She really took very good care of us and was so accomadating to our children. All 6 of our kids said Samdi and Red Salt were the best server and restaurant they ever went too. Can't wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $75
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2251 Poipu Rd, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: 18777013650
  • This restaurant is at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Red Salt at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort on Kauai combines the ideal elements for dining in Hawaii. The beautiful oceanfront setting is enhanced by a contemporary open design, and the large picture windows showcase the ocean and pool views. The diverse menu celebrates the fresh seafood and produce available in Hawaii, while the casual yet sophisticated atmosphere ensures that dining at Red Salt will be a memorable experience.Red Salt offers an ideal setting regardless of time of day. A daily Breakfast Buffet combines traditional American fare with fresh tropical fruit, breakfast bakery selections, assorted juices and an omelet station. The Dinner menu offers contemporary upscale cuisine. Lunch is served poolside and we also offer guest room dining 24 hours a day.

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