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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
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Mon 6:00 am - 5:59 am
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Whittier, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Had their kids menu for our boys and my hubby and I had their salad . Their portions are pretty good and the price was reasonably affordable to our surprise. The bonus is having a free hula music and dance while having dinner. It's almost like watching a Luau without the hefty price tag. A very nice experience to end... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016

We enjoyed to buffet immensely! Not to mention the great view of the ocean and the rather amusing sight of birds flying around the inside area. This was the highlight of our trip. We had lots of options, including and omelet station, a table just for pancakes and french toast, as well as a long line of meats and eggs.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016

I chose from their breakfast menu and really enjoyed a lovely breakfast with a wonderful view. The wait staff (Mike!) is second to none!!

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Bellingham, Washington
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

You can not go wrong with starting your day with the buffet at Ilima Terrace. No decisions have to be made just select anything you see and and go back for more. The open air dinning overlooking the resort's garden and ocean front will remind you that you are in Kauai with no worries.

Thank Merlin W
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Came as a walk-in party of four plus baby in a stroller. Breakfast was really nice, egg station, fresh fruit and bagel with lox. Amazing bread pudding and really yummy cakes/muffins. Highlight for the kids: fish pond, staff will hand you fish food. Would go again!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We have had many breakfasts at Ilima Terrace. There is great variety including fresh fruit, pastries, smoked salmon, excellent bacon, an omelet station, fresh squeezed juices, great coffee, potatoes, granola, cereals, and my new favorite local coconut peanut butter. Our mornings here started off each day in paradise on the right foot.

Thank MichelleFac
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt for eight days and enjoyed the buffet each morning. They switch out some things each day to give you a variety, but some things are daily; the omelet bar, the eggs benedict, smoked salmon, assorted fresh fruit, oatmeal, miso soup and pancakes and waffles with coconut syrup and macadamia nuts are there every morning.... More 

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San Jose, California
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224 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We had lunch here once while staying at the Hyatt. The setting is gorgeous- open-air, tropical plants and pools, with the ocean in the background. We were seated quickly, but after that the service was pretty leisurely, although the food was good when it arrived. It's pricey, but overall a good lunch spot if you’re not in a hurry.

Thank travelerfromsj
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

Visited Kauai for a reunion with our family and were treated to this wonderful breakfast buffet at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. The buffet included an omelet station, many hot entrees and yummy sweets. Beautiful open air setting. Walk the fabulous grounds to work off the meal!

Thank D-KfromMAUI
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2016

My husband and I went recently stayed at the Grand Hyatt. Most mornings we just grabbed a coffee and pastry at the Seaview Terrace, but decided to splurge (on both cost and calories) our last day in Kauai and had breakfast at the Ilima Terrace. My husband had the breakfast buffet, and I opted for the Local Boy from the... More 

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?