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Ilima Terrace Restaurant

1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
+1 808-240-6456
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (24 reviews)
“fish soup” (9 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, forty American dollars for a very average buffet? A huge line to get a table? Unfriendly staff... nothing to recommend here.

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We came here before dinner service and had some cocktails . Faced the ocean . View was great . Service was even better . The Mrs ordered a Skinny Pina . So good . Must try . Will be back for sure .

Thank Jesse_Gee1
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Came in for the brunch buffet. Food was exactly as you would expect from a hotel brunch buffet, but nothing to write home (or on trip advisor) about. View was great, but so are all the views at every restaurant on the Island. The view...More

Thank Matanitravels
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The breakfast buffet was very good. Some days the wait was up to a half hour but the service was very good. Plenty of breakfast options to choose from and the food was very good.

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed October 15, 2017

The Ilima Terrace offers beautiful views and a thorough, delicious breakfast buffet. The only downside is the $35 cost — ouch.

Thank Sam M
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The breakfast buffet is wonderful ... especially the amazing omelets! We also enjoyed the shrimp entree for lunch very much. The staff is also very friendly! Thank you!

Thank Beverlitza
Reviewed September 20, 2017

During our recent stay here, we enjoyed the daily breakfast buffet as part of our package. The service was outstanding and the food was really quite good for a buffet. Best tip is to go early before the crowds - you can have a quiet...More

1  Thank firewalkerranch
Reviewed September 18, 2017

It's very costly here for what you get. But the breakfasts and lunches are very tasty, service very good and a really relaxed vibe

Thank Chris J
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Very busy breakfast spot bustling with hotel guests eager for all the buffet offerings. The buffet and table menu offer the usual breakfast items. The view is great as it opens up to a pond with swans making an occasional showing. But honestly, if you...More

Thank cameragirl555
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We tried the breakfast ordered off of the menu one morning and the breakfast buffet another. Everything we ordered off the menu was fabulous although a little expensive. I highly recommend the Anahola Granola French Toast. The breakfast buffet had a really good variety of...More

Thank sbadOcca
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July 8, 2017|
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Response from MargaretAurora | Reviewed this property |
Any age. There were many families with children and they ranged from babies to teenagers. The buffet was delicious and a lot of choices for children.
October 19, 2015|
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Response from Theresa C | Reviewed this property |
We had a suite so there was a kitchen and it did have everything a kitchen would have, I know our room had a coffee maker, so they should have that. Our rooms had views that showed the pool, the lagoon and to the beach... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
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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