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Ilima Terrace Restaurant

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1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 6:00 am - 5:59 am
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ilima Terrace is open for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast is either buffet or off a menu, although most select the former. It is pretty much a standard breakfast buffet as offered by the major hotels in Hawaii -- omelette bar, scrambled eggs, meats, pastries, juices, etc. All is kept hot and fresh. The big draw, though, is the... More 

Thank Michael B
Lady Lake, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh made omelets, cereal, fruit, meats, potato's, fresh juices, fresh fruit (the pineapple is fantastic), waffles, pancakes, and cheese. View of small waterfalls, and little pools make this place terrific. You will have to put up with the birds flying around as they have all the doors open, but had no problem with them landing on our table or food.

Thank gladesratt
Wanaque, New Jersey
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough about eating here every morning! Definitely get the breakfast package or you will end up pay $$$. Incredible views, service and great food for a buffet! I raved about their peanut butter for months! I even had to order some online when I got home! Coconut peanut butter from North Shore goodies!

Thank TamaraJoy30
Franklin Square, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food was excellent. We went every morning of our honeymoon. I love that they serve rice with every meal in Hawaii.

Thank UncleNephew
Arlington, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We treated ourselves twice to this buffet (they also had menus) during our stay because I just love a good breakfast buffet. This one was wonderful! Lots of options from traditional to more Hawaiin await. It is around $75 for two people, but we are on vacation, so there you go!

Thank cindy n
San Francisco
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Great buffet with many choices, lots of fresh fruit, great pastries and a cook-to-order omelet chef. Staff was INCREDIBLY friendly and helpful, all locals with great travel tips for the area.

Thank J-Cecil
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

The best tip of all: Use a travel agent in the Virtuoso group to book your stay- If you stay 5 nights you get the breakfast buffet for free. This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch only. It's a big room and if you go early you can sit at a table that is partly outside where you can... More 

Thank Ralph S
Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I don't know if it was a bad day or what. But, service was horrible. The wait between every phase of being waited upon ( menu delivery... water...bread... taking of order) was agony. I seriously thought at one point our waiter's shift had ended and he had gone home it took so long to get a glass of wine. But,... More 

Thank Colon_queen
Brantford, Canada
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

The cold buffet is great if you love fresh local fruit. Got my fill of that every morning. They serve their own blend of Hyatt Starbucks Kona coffee -- and it's superb.

Thank Marsha S
Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

During our stay this is where we ate breakfast most of the time. The view is amazing, buffet and service excellent. As is true for most resorts, though, the breakfast buffet is pricey and the menu options add up leaving no choice but the buffet.

Thank Pam M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:59 am
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
  • Public Transportation: Kauai Bus stops at the Hyatt.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-240-6456
Surrounded by tropical gardens, waterfalls and koi fish ponds, this open-air restaurant is a family favorite for breakfast and lunch, featuring both a la carte menus and a sumptuous breakfast buffet with freshly made omelets and pastries. Lunch menus feature fresh salads, sandwiches, heart-healthy selections and more. Offering breakfast and lunch daily.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?