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“A Diamond, but not in the rough”
Review of Naupaka Terrace - CLOSED

Naupaka Terrace
Price range: $20 - $60
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Overlooking the pool, Naupaka Terrace is Ihilani's informal all-day dining restaurant. Enjoy the taste of Hawaiian selections, sampling of contemporary island cuisine uniquely ours, blending fresh local ingredients for lunch and dinner.
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Diamond, but not in the rough”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took a chance getting a last minute reservation, no problem, but when we walked in there was virtually no one there, making us all worried. What a beautiful location, right in the middle of the JW, next to the shark pool. And with no one there, the service was like a private dining room, everything taken care of without asking or looking around. The soup was local and fresh. The Harris steak, almost cut with a fork. My wife, whose eaten lamb all over the world including New Zealand, puts Naupaka at the top of the list. The Opah was done perfectly bringing out its flavour without damaging the firmness of the fish. Sometimes the diamond is right out in front of you.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank surfsup_12
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, excellent service”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This restaurant is very pretty (beautiful paintings) yet comfortable, indoor and covered outdoor area with views. The dinner buffet was excellent, and our server was outstanding. Highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank E G
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Nyc
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great buffet breakfast”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The cook at he omelet station was very friendly. The French toast, waffles and pancakes were freshly made. A great tip from a waitress 40 years ago - combine the maple syrup with the coconut syrup!

Visited August 2013
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Thank LouiseNYC
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Austin, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Menu Changes”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Review is for dinner only as we did not eat breakfast in the restaurant.

Menu has changed a fair bit since our last visit to the Ihilani hotel. They have a list of daily specials that seemed to be the same each day we ate there for dinner. Did enjoy the Harris steak I had on my last evening, but was disappointed with the lamb chops. On our previous stays this had been my favorite but now it comes with a sauce that is not the same. Most entrees come with soup/salad bar.

Service can be a little so/so - some of the servers were great and others seemed to take for ever to come back around.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Larry G
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Dined there a number of times while staying at the Marriott. The food was always good and the setting was beautiful. You can eat outside next to their large shark and ray pool, but with an open air restaurant you'll feel like your outside even when you're really not. The staff was helpful and friendly. There were times when things seemed a bit "slow", but you're on vacation and shold be on "island time" so taking things slow aren't a problem while dining in this beautiful setting.

Visited September 2012
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Thank TBone0910
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