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Lanai City Grille
Lanai City Grille

Lanai City Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotellanai.com
  • Phone: (808) 565-7211
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan McCormick
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lanai City Grille can create custom menus for up to 120 people. Banquet and catering menus are available upon request.
  • Entertainment: Kick off your weekend with fine food and live music on Friday nights at Lanai City Grille. Outdoor diners have a front row seat to enjoy Lanai's generous assortment of local talent.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Public Transit: The inter island shuttle drops off and picks up at our door every half an hour.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot located in front of Hotel Lanai / Lanai City Grille.
A word from Lanai City Grille
Lana'i City Grille is the alluring restaurant located within the historic Hotel Lana'i. In harmony with the charismatic ambience of the hotel itself, this friendly venue glows with Hawaiian charm and is a bona fide feast for the senses.
The menu is a delightful mix of island fresh ingredients with vibrant flavors and colors. Anticipate generously portioned entrees ranging from locally caught seafood, prime meats and our signature rotisserie chicken.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Dinner was fabulous and so was. The chocolate chip cookie with ice cream."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This has always been a wonderful restaurant but,,,, it has been sold to the owner of the island of lanai and will be managed by a resort, menu changing and what else? We all hope it stays the same, but from what we heard changes to come..... Aloha hotel lanai and lanai city grille, good memories..."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The eggplant on the vegetarian menu was superb!!!!!! I would order it again! The chocolate chip cookie with ice cream was liked by my Mom."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our waiter Joel was welcoming and accommodating. He was a good guide through the menu, which offered many tempting choices. Having tasted a dining companion's moist and flavorful rotisserie chicken, I understand why that choice sells out quickly. The sides that accompany the main course were creative and tasty. The risotto with my venison was perfectly al dente. We shared a generous and pretty slice of intensely chocolatey cake with a shiny chocolate glaze. The light peanut buttery filling complemented the dark chocolate very nicely."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I am Phyllis's daughter. The scallops were good but there weren't enough scallops on plate. The steak was very good !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Lanai City Grille is a great choice for "off-resort" dining in Lanai City. What a charming place, it feels upscale, but not stuffy. I had the pecan-crusted mahi mahi, fantastic. I also tried Arrowwood Chardonnay, and it was wonderful. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "food was okay but vegatables on the steak plate was salty. also, my wife had ravioli which was not that hot when we received it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant, even though it's it's only one of a very few is a jewel. The service was wonderful and the food outstanding."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always the best restaurant in Lanai you must go. The food is amazing. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here twice while on Lanai last week. Both meals were fabulous, the waiter was personable and friendly. A lovely spot for dinner."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I believe our waiters name was Alan, he is new but was a delightful man and a very good water. The food was outstanding too, fantastic scallops! I would recommend this to even our most foodie friends. Go try it, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Good comfort food. Small town atmosphere. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We ate here twice while staying at the Hotel Lanai. Food was good but not exceptional. On Friday night there was a bit more of a crowd but not the expected live music. The noise level Friday made conversation difficult."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The hotel is charming but the food was less than desirable. Very expensive. No taste/flavors. Would not go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "never miss dining here ever time i am on island. one of the few places you can get venison. a favorite for years, never miss it."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "IF you come to Lanai and don't stop in for a terrific dining experience, your trip will have been incomplete. Good times !"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Such a lovely quaint place and we felt welcome. One of us needed a gluten free meal and chef Ella came out of the kitchen and spoke to me about suggestions. I wanted fish and she made a delicious ahi dish with a lovely sauce, mushroom fried rice and grilled broccoli. We were impressed with the dish the service and the quaintness of the restaurant. My husband had the marinated pork dish. Very tender and flavorful. Thanks for a delicious and memorable night in lanai city! Only wish they had the fireplace going especially since it was a cold and very rainy night! Maybe they weren't functional since it was an old building!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very Disappointed. Prime Rib was very very salty. Ordered the Chicken instead and it was dry. Chef came to apologize which was nice. Meal was not compensated and I ate alone as my husband was done his meal. It's been 2 days and my tongue is still sore!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "While on Lana'i for a 4 day weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday we stayed at the Hotel Lana'i (wonderfully quaint!) and ate here 2 nights. It was fantastic! We had the diver scallops, miso sea bass, venison, and meatloaf during the course of 2 meals. All were delicious and generous portions. We enjoyed the restaurant so much more than the big resort options on the island."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were recommended to Lanai City Grille by regular diners there and we were impressed. Friendly unobtrusive service with great local fare located in a charming old building in the center of town. If your a fan of fresh local seafood prepared without pretense and overpowering sauces then this is what these people do well amongst other excellent entrees. Would we return...absolutely.!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Aloha, We have been dining at your restaurant over the years & our Valentine's dinner was one of the best... Jeremiah, Mary Lou & and all the staff were great & the food as always did not disappoint. Best Regards!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great friendly service. Food was delicious. Awesome atmosphere, almost like we were in Grandma's house."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "A fanTastic meal and beautiful restaurant. We loved the whole evening."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This is a great option in Lanai City. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the welcome is warm and genuine. We loved it and will return next time we visit Lanai."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and place very much. Attentive service and tasty food."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The choices on Lanai are pretty limited for non resort style dining and the LCG is homey and friendly and the food is delicious. We were on Lanai staying nearby at the Lodge and of the four dinners on the island we ate there twice. All day in the resorts and evenings coming back 'home' to this small wonderful dinner. And go to the Blue Ginger Cafe for breakfast or lunch and get a fabulous meal too in lanai City. All on the Four Seasons shuttle routes!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We arrived in Lana'i on Christmas afternoon after flight from SF and ferry ride from Maui. We had a dinner reservation for 7, but decided to move it up to 5:30 since we were tired. The restaurant was very gracious with our time change, and sat us by the warm fireplace. We were not disappointed by the food and hospitality. I had the venison on risotto which was out of this world. My family had the Christmas special which was the prime rib, and the meatloaf, which were also very tasty. The banana lumpia dessert was delicious. The waitress was very sweet, and the servers were very professional. We felt very welcomed on our first day in Lana'i!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We've dined here in Lanai City a few times now and have always had a good time. It's a very attractive place with gourmet "comfort food" and a lively, fun atmosphere. Clientele is a nice mixture of locals and resort guests."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Everyone has steamed clams on the menu, and most are pretty good, so you're looking for above average, above normal. These were very good. Might be a testimony to the quality of the sake, I don't know, but some sake based steamers get bitter, and these were decidedly not. I had the venison, and the risotto was excellent, and (being a reduction nut) found that to be excellent, while others have been too salty. Net/net, the Lanai City Grille is a WONDERFUL place to have dinner, and from the looks of it, a great place to spend some quality time at the bar."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Food was so good the last time that we immediately made a reservation for the following night. This time tried all new dishes. Everything was good. I don't think you can go wrong here."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Hotel Lanai has a great little restaurant in Lanai City Grille. Food and service were on point. Come Friday nights for live music performances."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Top rated on both yelp and tripadvisor for good reason. Best meal we'd had on Lanai."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This was 2nd time for me to dine there since 5 years ago. Ambience was good and this time I had seafood. I would say meat was better than seafood there."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The food at Lanai City Grill is comfort food and the selection and preparation is just right. The wait staff are particularly friendly and helpful and the place itself has a great history. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Loved it ... crab dip was off the charts and the Mahi mahi catch of the day was world class!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Better food than I have had in NYC stake houses! Great service and friendly people! Oh and also amazingly prepared STEAK!!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "I had the eggplant and my mom had the pork chop. We didn't order dessert or alcohol so are meal was very reasonable. Both of us were happy with the meals. The portions were satisfactory. We will definitely return. We had a good time. The staff were hospitable. Sincerely, Phyllis and Shannon"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "There are not too many dining choices on Lanai'i. This is a great spot that is away from the Four Seasons'. The bar is small, but welcoming and accomodating. We were here two different times during our week in Lanai'i and both times we were greeted warmly by Michelle, the manager. The menu has a lot of intersting choices, but the fish is out of this world. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times here."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "We have had dinner several times, and in general the entrees have been excellent, with unusual and tasy side dishes.. At our last two visits, the food quality was variable, with cool meet temperatures, uneven grilling and even favorite dishes not meeting expectations. I am not sure if there has been a change in the kitchen staff, but I am less enthused about coming back"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Unfortunately, this place disappointed me on my last night on Lanaʻi. The lobster bisque was delicious, but it was downhill after that. The pork wontons had flavor but they were incredibly oily and soggy. Pork chop and sides looked dry already when my plate arrived; however, the pork chop was still a bit too pink inside, so I sent it back, and everything came back overly charred."
    Dined on 8/24/2013