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Nalu Kai Grill and Bar

American, Bar, Pacific Rim
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at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was really good and the selection was amazing. This is defiantly the place to hang out for good food and drinks. Triple Forks Hunting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Its so easy to fall into the lazy routine of never leaving the resort you are at and eating only hotel food. Tough to leave this pool so you pay costly hotel food prices (33%+ over outside restaurants) for just average food. Best item was the two mahi fish tacos. ($22!) Anyway, try dragging your loved one away from this... More 

Cypress, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had snorkeled at Tunnels all morning so were just too tired to leave the hotel again. Sat under a canopied table to get out from the light rain. Beautiful location poolside next to the beach overlooking Hanalei Bay. Excellent and friendly servers. Food average but least expensive of all three restaurants at the hotel. Kitchen closes at 5:30pm, drinks... More 

Thank workingmom002
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Not cheap ($6 for a soft drink) but the food is good and service is friendly. Beautiful view of the bay.

Thank JRExplore
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were staying nearby and walked to the St Regis to have a look around on our first day on the island. Stopped for a Mai Tai at the Nalu Kai grill by the pool, looking out on the ocean. Lovely view, which is probably why they charge $16 per mai tai. They're no better than any other mai tai... More 

Thank Maria B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Don't be fooled by the pictures on the St Regis website, it's not that grand. Yes it's a nice location, but the menu is average, food quality the same, service poor and watered down cocktails. Not a good experience unless all you are interested in is the location of what is in the end a pool bar.

Thank shrop
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

A very enjoyable lunch overlooking Hanalei Bay. Ahi nachos were great and so was the Caesar with Mahi Mahi.

Thank Troy B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Relaxing by the pool, have lunch, or drinks. Menu great, service with a smile, yes a recommend definitely

Thank Aurelia G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

We were 4 adults, waited too long to be seated. Too long to have our order taken. Too long for the overpriced warm beers to arrive and over 30 minutes for the tepid flatbreads (pizza) to arrive. Waste of time and money. Getting TO the pool area restaurant required 5+ minute walk and two elevators. The bar area at the... More 

Thank Cynde M
Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

After lengthy trip we stopped first at the pool bar: Fantastic setting, but small and pricey portions, that do not justify poor quality of food. My first dish: Tuna Ahi , as it is mostly potato chips: which is something I had not seen before with Ahi. Tried the rest of the stay: overpriced small boring salads and Best dish:... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: at the St. Regis Princeville Hotel, Princeville, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Princeville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?