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Recommend seafood restaurant /w decent atmosphere + price?

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Recommend seafood restaurant /w decent atmosphere + price?

hello, was planning a small somewhat casual bday dinner. preferrably somewhere on the northshore as we are in princeville. can someone recommend a restaurant that serves good Ahi Tuna with decent atmosphere? something not too fancy but not too casual either (eg. pay and sitdown places). Something like lighthouse bistro would be fine. I looked at Hanalei gourmet and it looked a little too casual.

i'm looking at Lighthouse Bistro and it looks pretty good. Any opinions or other recommendations?


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1. Re: Recommend seafood restaurant /w decent atmosphere + price?


Have you checked out Hanalei Dolphin? Mediterranean Gourmet might be an option, but they feature fresh island fish, so they might not always have Ahi; you'd have to call.

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Dolphin would have more atmosphere than Lighthouse. Dolphin does not take reservations and are very busy and popular. I suggest going around 5:30. Lighthouse Bistro has a new chef and menu so I can't recommend it yet but I liked it in the past. Bouchons had excellent Ahi when I was there, but its usually a special item of the day so you would need to ask when making a reservation if its on the menu. Bouchons is casual but if you book a table by the window its fun to see Hanalei go by with the mountains in the distance. If you like sushi order the tsunami roll.

Postcards is another option for a more special occasion but their prices are pretty high. I think even Kalypsos had an ahi special but I like it for lunch better than dinner.

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We would recommend the Hukilau Lanai in Kapaa behind the Coconut Market. Their wine and tasting meal is a great value. They have local music on weekends. And the pool bar is friendly and lively too. Not cheap but a good value. Outside dining but far from the beach.


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My advise would be in order: Hukilau Lanai, Nanea (in the Westin), Dolphin.

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If the Hukilau doesn't have Ahi on the dinner menu, they do have a Ahi Poke Nachos pupu that is excellent. You would like the Hukilau - you can see the ocean from there, so very nice atmosphere but it is not North Shore.

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My favorite restaurant on the north shore is The Mediterranean Gourmet in Haena (about 15-20 minutes past Hanalei). Very casual and depending on the evening, they have entertainment and 1/2 price wine on Wednesdays. They always have fresh fish on the menu but it will depend on what was caught recently. Call ahead to make sure they have Ahi (which they normally do). http://www.kauaimedgourmet.com/

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