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“Delicious food, great service, and pleasing ambiance”
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Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Koloa
Description: Red Salt’s diverse menu by acclaimed Executive Chef and Kauai native Noelani Planas celebrates fresh Hawaiian seafood and produce in a casual, yet sophisticated seaside atmosphere. Modern dinner cuisine including vanilla bean-seared mahi, ahi tartare, and the decadently layered Red Salt burger are served in a contemporary setting. Select nights, the Red Salt Lounge is host to a sushi bar featuring the day’s freshest catch in innovative, isle-inspired rolls. Lounge and sushi bar seating are not available for reservation and is first come, first served. During morning hours, Red Salt offers tropical takes on traditional breakfast dishes, such as lobster benedict and lemon-pineapple soufflé pancakes, recently featured by Food Network.
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service, and pleasing ambiance”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went there for sushi lounge, but forgot that it's only on Fri and Sat. So we instead had full dinner. It was great experience. Lauri, our waitress was very pleasant, and provided impeccable service. Her recommendations were spot on and the food was delicious. We chatted with host, and another waitress about the island and she too was so nice even though we were not on her table. Mahi, mushroom soup, lobster ravioli were very tasty. Highly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Meal in Hawaii”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Best Restaurant in Hawaii. Things we tried and loved - martini flights, Mai Tai, Poke, Mushroom Bisque, Ono, Mahi-Mahi, Lamb Chops, root beer float, quattro gelato. All were beautifully prepared with sublime, not overpowering flavors. The bread they brought at the start of the meal was amazing, as was the butter (yes I know I am raving about butter) and the red sea salt to sprinkle on the bread.
Don't miss eating at Red Salt or you are missing out and all all-around fantastic meal.
Only odd thing...We were a party of 6 and were told we needed to get special permission to book a table, yet the night of our dinner, it seemed half the restaurant was made up of tables of 6!
I woud go back in a heartbeat!

  • Visited December 2012
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Torrance, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Easily one of te bet restaurants in Kauai. Presentation, food quality/ taste, ambience- loved it.

Server ae great recommendations on menu and was quite knowledgable. Service was prompt. Meal was pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“In Kauai's Top Five”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

You cannot go wrong. We split most everything and had no hassles at all. It is easily one of the top five restaurants on Kauai. It is expensive but definitely worth it. Do not forget to sprinkle the red salt on your buttered roll.

  • Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Delicious upscale dinner”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Located within one of the major resort areas, Red Salt is a delicious place to go if you're looking for a higher-end dining experience. The food and drinks were great, and the service and ambiance excellent. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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