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“As gem of a place for lunch or brunch”

The Mediterranean Gourmet
Ranked #18 of 47 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $14 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hanalei Colony Resort
Description: Savor cuisine from across the world without leaving Kauai. A unique, oceanfront dining experience awaits you at Mediterranean Gourmet. Situated at Hanalei Colony Resort, Mediterranean Gourmet has become a North Shore favorite among Kauai residents and worldwide travelers since opening in 2006. Inspired by the cuisine and culture of his native Lebanon, Chef Imad Beydoun and his wife Yarrow have created a relaxed atmosphere and amazing menu selections featuring Lebanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Greek influences. Whether you are looking for a relaxed lunch or a candlelit dinner, Mediterranean Gourmet is the perfect Kauai restaurant for you. Considered by many the be one of the Best restaurants in Hawaii. Visitor's from around the world are invited to make this Kauai restaurant thier favorite Kauai restaurant too.
Islander in Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“As gem of a place for lunch or brunch”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We had two meals at The Mediterranean Gourmet - lunch and a Sunday brunch. On both visits we had a window seat with a wonderful ocean vista. Friendly service and good food.
One of the big pluses of the restaurant is that it was a relaxing experience - none of the hurly, burly, noisy atmosphere of the restaurants in town. No rushing you through your meal so that they clear you out for the next customer.
A truly relaxing Kauai experience, and if we were staying longer we would be back again!

Visited April 2014
Thank ex1066er
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Sioux City, Iowa
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect location, perfect meal”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

This restaurant is not in Hanalei, but further on past the actual town. The road winds a
Long the ocean and we ended up arriving quite early and were able to be seated far earlier than our reservation. We were seated at a window table with a spectacular view of the ocean. I had a teriyaki chicken shish-ke-bob and my husband had lamb. Both meals were excellent, and it was our favorite meal on the island. Location, view, service, and meal added up to an unforgettable experience. Matter eating we walked on the beach and watched fishermen hauling in nets of fish. Perfect!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Wendy L
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
599 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
“A secluded Jem”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

We decided to stop for an early dinner and were very pleased with the taster menu that is available between 5 and 6 pm only. Cost was $39 for 4 courses of Spanikopita, then Grilled Moon fish, then Felafel with lettuce, ending with coconut baklava.

The service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Our server knew the menu well and offered helpful suggestions. The food was very good, the only slight disappointment was the filo on the dessert that was underdone.

The scenery is wonderful and the ambiance is relaxed and laid back. Prices are very reasonable for Hawaii particularly if you take advantage of the early bird taster's menu. This place is a good choice if you like Eastern Mediterranean food.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank FunOnly
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United States
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great change of pace”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Was recommended by locals and the Mediterranean menu was excellent. Whole family had a great meal and the lamb chops were excellent.

Visited March 2014
Thank workingjapan
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Kingsport, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Poor Service, Poor Food, period”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were seated, the server took our orders. She brought drinks and promptly ignored us for a prolonged period of time. Our Lebanese fattoush salad was delivered and was OK, although my wife pointed out that the wrong parsley was used in it. The shish-kabobs were delivered later and were dried up, almost cold, and were almost impossible to remove from the skewers. The meat was dry and difficult to chew comfortably. When our server FINALLY came back over, we sent it back. She brought gyros, which were edible. We ordered one dessert and Earl Grey tea (she brought chamomile instead!).

To her credit, she comped the dessert and tea and just charged for the salad and gyros.

We went to this restaurant because it had good reviews; I guess this wasn't their night to cook!!
We will not return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Clarence F
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