My son and I had dinner on the front porch on our arrival and had Thanksgiving dinner on our last night on the island on the back porch. The view from the back is splendid but the front works well at night when one cannot see into the pitch black west side darkness. My Ahi steak was excellent, my son's Mahi Mahi as well. Thanksgiving dinner was traditional and good. Portions were reasonable but my 21 year old son would have eaten much more at home.
A very small wine list leads one to order a tropical cocktail or any number of excellent island beers.
No restaurant in Hanalei has nearly as nice a dining setting as this one. It makes you feel like you are dining in old Hawaii before the condos and the golf courses appeared.