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“Will not go again”
Review of Common Ground Kauai - CLOSED

Common Ground Kauai
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Owner description: Common Ground, Kaua'i is a showcase for sustainability serving the community through its cafe', programs, products, services and events venue. Situated in Kilauea on the north shore of Kaua'i it is a forty seven acre site on which there are a number of green entrepreneurial ventures in operation, and a development plan for others.
Kauai, Hawaii
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Will not go again”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Have been wanting to try this place for a while, finally made the trek up there today. Will never go again. I did not like the fact you had to order your food at one place with a very long line and staff seemed irritated, pick up your food and then then bus your table when pau. The table was filthy, had to go in the bathroom to get towels to wipe it down. The food was not very good, I had the opah sandwich and the bread was uneatable the salad was lettuce with radishes, and the taro fries were cold and hard. Very expensive for what you get.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank LihueGirl
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53 reviews from our community

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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst service on the planet three times in a row”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

I will start by saying I have tried this restaurant three times all with the same ending. Poor service, apathetic staff and lack of caring for the customer. I am a vegan and this is one of the few restaurants with variety for us. It isn't worth writing all three situations as this restaurant does not care for their customers. Do yourself a favor don't go!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Julesbybeach
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens But......”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting. Where did the wait staff go? Stand in line, only one or two people taking orders, bus your own tables, but nothing available to wipe your table down for the next person. Silverware, water, in a central area, keeps running out, and there is no one there to fill it up. Frustrated customers keep asking. Sure the salads are delicious, but the fish sandwich was dry and the beef burger, which I asked for plain, did not show up that way. But worst of all, my daughter, decided when her salad came, she wanted avocado. They refused to provide it unless she went back to the end of the ordering line, (10 deep) even though we said we would pay when we left. Guess they do not trust their customers, and who wants to stand in line again. A total disappointment!

Visited February 2014
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Topanga, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Has Been Excellent, Now Just Very Good.”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Genuinely very good health breakfast and lunch in a lovely peaceful setting. I try to get there just as they open in the morning to avoid what can potentially be very long wait for food. Still worth it no matter what time you show up. Fro the last few year this has been my favorite spot in Kauai for a casual delicious meal.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Schweee
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Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Common Ground - uncommon fare”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

A casual place--you peruse the menu in the courtyard, then order at the counter and pick up at the window, and bus your own table into separate bins for each implement, with prominent recycling and composting instructions: the food is what you came for, though the surroundings are beautiful. Fresh and local is the watchword here--you want to pick what is grown on the farm. The purple sweet potato fries were a bit striking, as much for the chunkiness as the color, but good. The fresh veggie salads and wraps were excellent.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank laryep
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