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“2 years since last visit - still just as good”
Review of Oasis on the Beach

Oasis on the Beach
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Ranked #24 of 132 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Oasis is a beautiful oceanfront location that showcases the best of what Kauai has to offer in cuisine, service and ocean views. We strongly believe that residents and guests of Hawaii want to experience Hawaii. We use local sources for almost 90% of our ingredients, and work closely with Kauai"s farmers and fishermen to provide you with the best and freshest possible ingredients. We work to highlight the quality and freshness of our ingredients in a style that captures the diversity of local cultures and influences without burying the delicious flavors that our local ingredients offer.
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Last time we were here was 3 years ago and we had a great experience so returning to the Oasis on the Beach was on our "must do" list. The menu has changed since then but it is still just as good as it was in 2010.

The location on the beach is wonderful but if you are expecting a sunset dinner... sorry you are on the wrong side of the island. That being said the palm trees, tiki torches and the sound of the surf makes for a very enjoyable experience.

I had the catch of the day tartare (yesterday it was Ahi) bruschetta and it was fantastic. Sorry to say it was the only Ahi on the menu last night and I had really hoped for a Seared Ahi entrée but maybe next time. I had the seared catch of the day and my wife the grilled version. Mine came with an Okinawan sweet potato puree & bok choi while hers was with saimen noodles, ,market veggies and dashi sauce. As others have mentioned a cool option is you can order half or full portions. My wife had a half and it was more than enough food.

The banana spring rolls were a perfect finish to the meal. Crispy on the outside with firm banana on the inside and the whipped cream was made minutes before serving.

Mai Tai are a Hawaiian restaurant staple but The Oasis puts a bit of a twist on them and they are perfect. Not inexpensive but then nothing on the islands really is but worth the money.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Loved the location on the beach and had a wonderful dinner here. The food is great. While everywhere in Hawaii has their own Mai Tai this place had the best one I have ever had. Great place to go on a romantic dinner

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went there twice for dinner. The food was delicious. The daily catch tartare was as fresh as it could be, the burger super tasty, and the banana spring rolls just perfect. You can order half portions, which i think is a great option. We reserved a table in advance, asked for outside seating, and got a prime location with a view of the ocean. We were well taken care of by the same waiter both nights. I only have good things to say about the place.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great location, right on the beach in the Waipuli condo resort. We've been to happy hour during past visits but this was our first visit for dinner. You have to make your way back to the restaurant past the pool and kids and vacationers and then switch gears from casual, beach atmosphere to fine dining and beachy folks. It's strange because the location on the beach, moderately high pices and small, trendy portions of food would normally come from a more formal restaurant but here they just great you, take your order and walk away. "Can we get more tea/bread/water... etc.?" Service was so -so, food was wonderful but don't show up hungry because portions are the size you would normally give your kids. Not the place to go after hiking or snorkeling all day. You eat here if you aren't really hungry but love the taste of good food. I had the fresh ono with their Hawaiian potatoes and leeks. Amazing. I could have done with a nice cup of coffee afterwards but no one offered so we left.

Great food, fast service, and they just seem to want you to eat and get out. A Dennys type experience for fine dining prices. Interesting.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Just average dining in a wonderful setting. We had reservations and didn't mind a brief wait for one of the beach view tables, to be cleared. Restaurant faces the beach but is behind a row of hedges. Even though nearly half the tables seemed to be unused, service was slow! After being seated and given water, it took a while for our server to take our cocktail order. We ordered the house salad and fish special, though many guests appeared to be ordering burgers. Our fish was delicious. Didn't order dessert. Price was quite reasonable. Oh yes, we got bread with the meal -- delivered while we were waiting for the check. It is a lovely setting we'd recommend for drinks. The staff were all very nice and thoughtful, just seems there weren't enough of them; maybe this improves during the winter high season.

Thank rexcoast
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