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Mediterranean Gourmet
Mediterranean Gourmet

Mediterranean Gourmet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://kauaimedgourmet.com
  • Email: contact@kauaimedgourmet.com
  • Phone: (808) 826-9875
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Dinner:
    Monday: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Tuesday: Luau Only
    Wednesday - Sunday: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

    New Years Eve Dinner: 5:00 to 9:00 (set 4 course menu with champagne $71.00 per person only)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Imad Beydoun
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We are proud to feature live music every night we are open at our restaurant on the Kauai north shore. From Classical guitarists, to Belly Dancing, to full Luau entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hanalei Colony Resort
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking.
A word from Mediterranean Gourmet
Savor cuisine from across the world without leaving Kauai. A unique, oceanfront dining experience awaits you at Mediterranean Gourmet. Situated at Hanalei Colony Resort, Mediterranean Gourmet has become a North Shore favorite among Kauai residents and worldwide travelers since opening in 2006. Inspired by the cuisine and culture of his native Lebanon, Chef Imad Beydoun and his wife Yarrow have created a relaxed atmosphere and amazing menu selections featuring Greek, French, Spanish, Italian and Lebanese influences. Whether you are looking for a relaxed lunch or a candlelit dinner, Mediterranean Gourmet is the perfect Kauai restaurant for you. Considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. Visitor’s from around the world are invited to make this Kauai restaurant their favorite Kauai restaurant too.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Of all the nice restaurants we went to, this one was disappointing. My steak was tough, and the food was just ok. It was really expensive, the most expensive meal that we had on the island. It was really hard to see out of the windows because they were cloudy. Otherwise it would have been a beautiful ocean view. The reason we went there was for the entertainment. It was a man and a woman. She seemed really nice, but only danced a few songs. The dancing was really good, but mostly she sat down. "
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have vacationed on Kauai 7 times over the last 15 years and there are no really outstanding restaurants on the island, so comparatively Mediterranean Gourmet is definitely one of the best. The food is very good! My only real complaint is for a high end restaurant the service was not very attentive. No big problem - waiter spoke so softly that we had to ask him to repeat a couple of times and needed to ask for our water and coffee to be filled. They had some very nice musicians playing folk and Hawaiian music in the dining room. Overall a very nice experience and I would recommend MG!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Its a large place and it was 3/4 empty on a Friday night. The menu was all over the place for our party of four 2 liked their meals 2 were so-so. I wouldn't go back. However, it is the only restaurant in Princeville right on the beach, a great view."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Best meal we had on Kauai. The lamb and the ono were fantastic! Service was incredible. A must if you like Mediterranean food!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Wonderful hummus, baba ganouj , clams, fish, flatbread and other Mediterranean food, nice wine list and great margarita --cheerful, competent servers--on the ocean.. What more could one want? Not your usual Hawaiian tourist trap restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The evening live music was interactive and perfect for the ambiance. I would come back to the restaurant to hear Primrose and Randy play again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Superb fish - best and freshest we had on Kauai. Excellent hummus. Beautiful view of paradise. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Directly on the ocean with a guitar soloist in the background. Variety of food choices with larger portions. A special spot for enjoying a laid back evening with that special someone."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • ". The drive out to the restaurant was just stunning. . Our table was in the corner by the ocean and an absolutely perfect spot. It is hard to be not much of a fish lover so I had chosen Mediterranean Gourmet partially for its varied menu. Our spaanikopita appetizer was delicious. I had teriyaki chicken kabobs and my husband had a lamb and beef combo-can't remember the exact name. Both were great. We topped the meal with a chocolate cheesecake that was presented beautifully and was wonderful. The restaurant itself seems well loved and a bit worn, but that didn't change the quality of the food, the service, or the ambiance of a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "For some reason, this place was hyped up by everyone on the island so my wife and I decided to give it a try. I ordered a medium steak which was delivered well-done, and my wife ordered the Ahi tuna which was also delivered well-done. It was our honeymoon, so they gave us a complimentary dessert - the crème brulee - which my wife loved. Overall, The food was average at best, the ambience was a little weird with a belly dancer doing her thing, and the service was decent. We were there at night, so the view was not visible."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Crowded and dated as the ambience is, the views, service and food were outstanding. We loved the drive out to the restaurant, on a lush tropical two lane coastal road with several one-lane bridges over the many North Shore rivers. The Eastern Mediterranean cuisine was a surprise considering the location, but it was a pleasant one. The food is fresh, well prepared, and flavorful. Service was top notch, and we soon were able to ignore the close proximity of our dining neighbors. Tables are closely spaced at the windows, but who wouldn't want to be as close to the beach view as possible? All in all, an experience we would enthusiastically recommend."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Very nice setting; Wallou fish excellent. Typical of Hanalae area restaurants OVERPRICED for what you get ;No split checks..silly reason (slows down service) when place was 1/2 empty and we weren't in a hurry. 2 checks instead of 1 ... really a problem?? not customer friendly!! Drinks took way too long to arrive, no salad/bread included?? Would have been nice to know it was the old "Charro" restaurant from years past & have some pictures of her as part of the history. Waiter not very friendly or "happy" to serve!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great dinner, wonderful service, exceptional view from window table, what else can I say?"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had the 5 course Tapas menu paired with wines served between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Our table was by the back window with a view of the ocean. We could watch the whales while we ate. The food was very goo and the wine pairing also spot on."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I recently eliminated meat, cheese and eggs from our diet and finding restaurants that can accommodate with variety and taste has been difficult. Especially on vacation. We found many vegetarian choices here; some vegan already, some vegan with minimal change. All were delicious. I wish more restaurants offered this variety! We've been dining here for years, and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It would have been over priced for the quality of the food if it was half the price! One waitress for over 7 big tables - food over cooked -special said "saffron rice" & got white sticky rice instead . Music so loud no way could the 8 of us have any kind of conversation. I was completely embarased that my husband & I choose such a poor restarant."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The ambiance and service were very good,with nice music the latter part of our visit. We found the paella good but nothing to shout about. The white fish was overcooked and dry. Have had better paella in outdoor markets in Europe."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Excellent vegetarian and carnivorous offerings! Live music when we ate, service was excellent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Ws really looking forward to dinner based on the reviews. Greeted promptly and shown to our table. Impressed with the interior decor and furnishings. Service was very good throughout the evening. The steamed clams were good, but the dish was too warm for my liking. Couscous salad was very good but the humuus was a bit spicey. The entree was a chicken kebob and unfortumately the chicken was very dry."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Loved this place! Our last night in Kauai was made very special when we decided to go here. Right on the ocean!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "top quality. organic locally sourced green leaf lettuce and grass fed lamb chops. flavorful and will not disappoint."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at the Mediterranean Gourmet, and the food was acceptable. The beet salad was too vinegary, and the Lebanese stew was a bit too "beany". But all acceptable. They had a very nice band that played oldies that gave dinner a nice atmosphere. Also be aware that it's a LOOOONG way out the Hanalei Highway -- lots of sharp curves and one-lane bridges that can be difficult to navigate at night."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We arrived for views of sunset as we began our meal. Looking out on the Pacific is calming and makes the meal more serene. Two specials involving Hebi - we each had one - one with a fruit salsa and one spiced with Moroccan spices and grilled - both excellent. Owner and his wife are visible and out with the guests - they knows what is happening. This is always a stop in Kauai and will continue to be."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We had a table by the window with an ocean view. We went on Wednesday which is 1/2 price bottles of wine night. Both the meal and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Nestled between Hanalei Bay and Ha'ena Beach, this restaurant is a breezy beachside gem. Good wine list, live music, and orchids in your drink round out the charming atmosphere. Ate dinner here twice over the holidays. Had the fresh catch of the day both times, completely different fish and different preparation and perfect both times. A definite must on Kauai's North Shore."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "My husband did not like his chicken dish -- bland (and I thought some of it was undercooked). We told our waitress and when we got the bill, management had discounted the chicken by 50%. That was a very good thing to do and the waitress told us that their goal is for everyone to enjoy their meals there so they were hoping to secure that. Because of that excellent attitude, we will be back."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Most people drive right by this place, or pass it up because of the noted cuisine. Just to let you know the specialty drinks are some of the best we've had on this island in all of our 3 trips to Kauai. Also, the special fish of the evening was outstanding. Don't discount this place just because you might not like Mediterranean cuisine. By the way, the coconut baklava was off the charts good. Thanks Yarrow! Bob & Theresa"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "It is a trip back to the 60s in a georgeous place. Service was pleasingly lighthearted and the food was good with several veggie options. We enjoyed the evening and will definite go back. Prices were surprisingly low."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had the best artichoke appetizer to start and then great main courses! I recommend the gyro and my husband had the kabobs. Reasonable pricing, nice atmosphere, and great service. There was live music the night we were there and the setting is right on e ocean for beautiful day time views."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We loved The Mediterranean Gourmet - our best meal while we were in Hawaii ... by far!!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Wait staff was VERY attentive to the table next to us as they were spending a ton of money on wine and appetizers. We were pretty much ignored. We ordered wine - it never came. Once we got our food we didn't see the waiter until he brought the bill...then...he was sugary sweet!! Food was excellent though."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We booked on this site as well as called to confirm and they did not have our reservation still!!!! Bad service."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "visiting for our 40th wedding anniversary ,we had brunch at the Mediterranean gourmet very beautiful setting and the food was fresh and delicious. would go back next time we are in Kauai."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Food was delicious and well seasoned. Service good. Restaurant clean and well presented. Lovely live music but nothing too loud or obtrusive. Go early to enjoy the view."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We had several meals while in Kauai and this was by far the best. The food was fresh and all special requests were handled accurately. The service was prompt and outstanding. The place itself was not as upscale as we were led to believe but the fresh fish made up for it. There were many locals there so it is a hot spot."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Mediterranean Gourmet was recommended by friends. The location is a little out of the way and s=difficult to find. They are located right on the beach. Just a lovely view. The food was excellent and reasonably priced for Kauai. Unique Mediterranean menu. We had rack of lamb which was delicious. Had their ahi appetizer special as well."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Mediterranean Gourmet was a gem of a find on the island of Kauai! I highly recommend this place for overall food and atmosphere. The window tables are right next to the ocean."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Food was bland, hummus ha almost no flavor and was drenched in oil. Lamb chops were good. Avoid the coconut baklava. Prices very high. And getting there is a challenge. Would we return? No."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "My husband and I live, thank the lord, very close to MG. We like to go to the bar after a beautiful day and have a cocktail from the best bartenders, Chris, Liana, and Jaden. Chris holds our title for the best pina colada and my husbands favorite, Nutty Kona drink which is desert in a glass. We have had dinner at MG several times and NEVER have been disappointed. In fact, the fish picata was definitely the very best fish I have ever had on the island:fresh, cooked to absolute perfection. Service here is attentive and knowledgeable . That says something for the owner, a lovely man who makes sure each diner is happy. He knows how to run a restaurant!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "I would have to say that everything about our dining experience was great, but pricey! Our server was very good, attentive, but not overly so. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 10/17/2013