Mediterranean Gourmet
Mediterranean Gourmet

Mediterranean Gourmet

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://kauaimedgourmet.com/
  • Phone: 8088269875
  • 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: Seafood, Mediterranean
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Mediterranean Gourmet reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (29)special occasion (16)romantic (16)fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Best food on north shore Kauai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were told about this place by a local that it was worth the drive from st Regis Princeville. It was most certainly worth the drive. Arrived at sunset and got some beautiful photos. Then to the food, which was delicious. Loved everything we had from the Greek salad to the hebi picatta. The view is amazing. The inside could use work but the music and happy servers made it disappear. Can't wait to return for some great food. Be aware it's not cheap, but well worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Although Mediterranean Gourmet is a bit out of the way, it is well worth the drive to find it. The food was excellent with a very nice menu to choose from. Our waiter was excellent providing suggestions when asked and the service was efficient but relaxed. We will add this to our list of places to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean Gourmet ...the best
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ate here to evenings during our one-week stay in Kaiai. Outstanding food, fabulous views, romantic setting, great service, all at a reasonable price. I believe this is the best restaurant on the island and maybe one of the best in Hawaii. Don't go to Kauai without driving to the North Shore and experiencing the Mediterranean gourmet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    GarryW
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    They take the time to leverage the Open Table technology. I put a note in about it being our 25th anniversary and they took extra special care of us, had the wait staff address by our names and really made us feel comfortable. The food was excellent and not overpriced especially if you stay with the salads, apps and sandwiches. The steamed clams were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Worst ahi I ever had, plus the yogurt was way too runny even for Lebanese food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ocean front dining
    starlingtonVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Half price wine bottle night was awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed our bottle of Silver Oak for a very reasonable price! The food was fine. The owner describes the food as Lebanese French. I had bouillabaisse and my husband had the paella. It was tasty if a little underspiced. Both did have beautiful long strands of saffron though. I wonder if lamb would have been more of the chef's forte though or maybe the more straight forwardly Lebanese food. The dessert was amazing though. I don't like sweet coconut so I was unwilling to try the coconut baklava, but the chocolate lava cake was really, really good! It brings the food up from 3 stars to 4 stars! I was quite upset that my beloved insisted on sharing...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • The best on north shore of Kauai
    Happyurhere
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been having lunch and dinner since Amad opened up. It is a great dining experience and the only restaurant on the water on the north shore of Kauai. The variety of music is welcome. Terrific experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Aunty49
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I live in Princeville. Only 15-20 minute drive to Haena. Enjoyed the New York Steak. Although not as tender cut as a ribeye or tenderloin, the New York steak was surprisingly quite flavorful. Steak was finished with a brandy mushroom demi-glace & gorgonzola habañero cheese. Amazing flavor. Garlic mashed potatoes & sautéed seasonal vegetables was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Double check you bill...
    Manatee4meVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was excellent as was the service until we got the bill. We were charged for wine served at a different table. When we requested that the extra charge be removed, they took off the lower priced wine we drank and left the expensive wine. So we had to have the bill re-done again. This place is pricey enough and has a good enough reputation that mistakes like this should not occur.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In the boonies, but worth the drive
    Number1fooddude
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    With the Hurriicane buzz going on we risked a possible flooded bridge for this gem. THe Hummus 3 ways was great I come from a vegan, vegatarian type family. The salads were great too. The Rack of Lamb was meaty and a nice cut, I just had to eat the bones like they were ribs. Our service was attentive and cordial. The prices might have been a little touristy, but I'd rate this place as a top 5 North Kauai Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegetarian's delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch here while visiting the north coast of Kauai. We shared the falafel wrap and a kale salad with goat cheese. They were both super fresh and delicious. For dessert we enjoyed the coconut baklava that was drizzled with honey and rose water. So GOOD :-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant on the North Shore
    BobZ
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Amazing food, great view and perfect atmosphere. If you are planning a special meal on the North Shore, look no further than the Med. Gormet. My wife and I had our wedding dinner here a few years back and made sure to make it our first stop on our trip back to Kauai. When we returned, not only did they remember us but they made sure to reserve the same table for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Lebanese-Hawaiianby Tunnels/Ke'e
    Rodakesq
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Beautiful location beachside, sort of eclectic middle eastern lanterns hanging from the ceilings...fresh Hawaiian ingredients, local guitarists playing softly in the background. So not unpleasant, just a little...different. Super service. For us, it's a once and done. My sister's seared ahi was cooked all the way through, and a bit dry. $38. It was 50% off wine night so that was good, it was just OK for the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My North Shore Fave!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    "The Med" as I like to call it is my favorite spot to dine on the North Shore for Lunch or Dinner. I love the wide open atmosphere and it really is the only dining experience that is right on the water. The bar section is also very nice if one just wants to have a refreshment during Cocktail Time. Always love the scenic drive out as well. I am a Manager at The Prince Golf Club and I always recommend 'The Med" to our guests when they are looking for a great place to dine. Their feedback is always positive!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fatoush salad and babaganoush were outstanding. Glad we went!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view
    Wishiwasatpowell
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Located on the beach, you won't get a better view! The food is delicious as well. Friendly staff. Everything is great here!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced in Haena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We left the Mediterranean Grill feeling aggravated that we spent $100 on a so so meal when we could've eaten much better at the St. Regis for less. Our meal consisted of two entrées one small split salad and we both had water and no drinks. There was no bread or flat bread provided as is normal in a Mediterranean restaurant. The floor was dirty. This is clearly a mediocre restaurant posing as a fine dining experience because they have a nice view. Absolutely not worth the money. Are only poor meal we've had in two weeks in kauai.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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  • Kaua'i Favorite
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Mediterranean Gourmet is our favorite restaurant on the Northshore of Kaua'i! Imagine mediterranean cuisine with Hawaiian ingredients..... super fresh Pacific fish, excellent service, full bar and nice wine list, pleasant surroundings, casual and relaxed. Mediterranean Gourmet is located in Haena, beyond Hanalei. It is the restaurant at the Hanalei Colony Resort (wonderful place to stay). You will love Mediterranean Gourmet -- it is a notable restaurant with easy, relaxed service, ample portions, good value and fabulous food!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server was lacking
    Newlyweds
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Our server was not very good. He asked if we were celebrarting anything and our parents announced that we were celebrating our recent nuptials. He didn't even acknowledge it. Instead he went on to poke fun at my new husbands parents matching outfits. Awkward to say the least. Food was good though & it is the only restaurant at this location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food we had on Kauai
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had the seafood pasta which was the special for the evening. Great flavor! We would be there every night but it is too expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 216 reviews are from the Mediterranean Gourmet reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    JimN
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Our hotel recommended Meditarranean Gourmet to us when we checked in. We waited 30 minutes for a table, even though we had a reservation. Then we waited 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. The food was okay, but the service was terrible. Several others including the manager stepped in to help our waitress. But no one offered an apology or asked for our feedback. Seems they just wanted the evening to be over. Isolated bad night, or systemic issues, we don't know.
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  • perfection
    JonP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This restaurant represents the best of dining in Hawaii. Beautiful setting, great food, perfect service and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Ocean Breeezes
    SweetKristiGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    4 of us dined on a Saturday evening before sunset. Nice ocean breezes at our semi-private table with water views were extra nice. Live music was excellent. Food was delicious and drinks were amazing......try the refreshing Ginger & Gilligan with cucumber, lemon, ginger and vodka (I belive?)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal
    JBGWVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great and friendly service, comfortable ambience, good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Diverse Mediterranean menu
    ReedelVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The diverse menu offered many great Mediterranean options and the food was a nice change of pace from the typical Hawaiian fare offered elsewhere. Our server was friendly and attentive. The ambiance is a nice update of the old Charro's restaurant but it can still use further updates. We wish the wall of windows could be opened all the way so we were not looking at the beautiful view through screens, glass and seaspray. Overall it was a lovely lunch spot - very relaxing and quiet!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Javasteve
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We visited on May 7 to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. Food was outstanding. We shared a flatbread appetizer which was very tasty. I had a Greek salad and the Ahi dinner special. My wife had chicken kabobs. Portions were generous and we had to take some food home. Visit on Wednesday when they offer half price wine. The wine offerings are very nice and we shared a bottle of Pinot Noir with our meal. Service was very good and the ocean view was very nice. Look forward to visiting again on a future trip to Kauai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Setting
    plunder1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great menu'. Different from the tedium of the local cuisine. Don't get me wrong I love Kulua pork but after a while.....Great fresh fish specials.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fun and good food
    RubyElite
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    our entire party of 6 had a great meal . The setting is great , good drinks , good food , good service and a fun restaurant - all in the beautiful north end of the island. Go and have a good time and good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our second visit to Med Gourmet, food and service were very good. The one thing that blemished our visit was the table next to ours with 2 very noisy and poorly behaved children. The parents seemed completely oblivious, but they left when our desserts arrived, so that was enjoyable at least.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for Kauai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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!
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    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed Feelings
    MarcSVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Best meal we had on Kauai. The lamb and the ono were fantastic! Service was incredible. A must if you like Mediterranean food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining option on north shore
    Foodiefinder
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This was a solid restaurant choice. The restaurants on Kauai are not the same level we're used to in the LA area but this was delicious. The staff was very helpful and kind. We enjoyed everything we ordered and the view is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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  • Far northwestern Kauai delightful f
    VegheadfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    donnald
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The evening live music was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb fish - best and freshest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Superb fish - best and freshest we had on Kauai. Excellent hummus. Beautiful view of paradise. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view is fabulous!
    Sutay
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful meal in beautiful setting
    Hawkeyeinparadise
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    . 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.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic