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“Good fresh fish”
Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $25
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro: A small restaurant serving moderately priced meals in a modest setting.At the Bistro our goal is to serve fresh,local,and great tasting food, while trying to minimize our environmental impact. Please enjoy yourself in our modest bistro,and be assured that we put faith in taking time to enjoy food,drink,and life.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had fresh ahi prepared two different ways so that we could try them both. We enjoyed the ginger crusted one more than the other. We missed the pasta bar that they used to have!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Strong drinks & great atmosphere. Out of the way little town with lots of locals hitting up this spot.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This place is open and airy and has a stylish simplicity, and delicious food (also great Mai Tais). The Kalua pork rice bowl is to die for; we also came back again and made a meal of a bunch of appetizers, which was terrific, too. Nice little shops around make this a great lunch destination (most likely also very nice for dinner, but we were there after a snorkel tour, then back again for another lunch).

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

I do believe that Kauai is NOT noted for its restaurants. That said, the Lighthouse Bistro was my favorite north shore restaurant. Some of the reviews mentioned "view". Well, don't let that mislead you that you are going to have a view of the lighthouse & ocean. You're not. But it is open air with plants blowing in the breeze. It was great to get a decent salad! The meal was good/average. Service was friendly. On the expensive side. It seemed like a very local place. Nice/talented two person guitar team playing during dinner. Warning if you are afraid of cats. While dining, a black cat jumped right into my daugher's lap. The cat must be a regular because he went around the dining room jumping into other people's laps and they appeared to think it was the most normal thing in the world. We don't drink wine, but it looked like they had a killer wine selection. I would go back.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

The exterior is not particularly inviting -- looks kinda like a hardware store, but the dining room is pretty and quiet, the bar is busy with a fast friendly bartender, and there's live music to boot. Food was surprisingly good -- had the Fish Rockets appetizer and the grilled ginger crusted swordfish. Nice selection of wine and beers 1/2 price during happy hour 4-6. Definitely your best option in Kilauea and one of the best on the North Coast.

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