Naupaka Terrace
Naupaka Terrace

Naupaka Terrace

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 8082465524
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Mark Sassone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Jasmine Ballroom. Kauai Beach Resort Event & Meeting Facilities The 8,611 sq. ft. Jasmine Ballroom is perfect for shows, banquets, and large group events for up to 550 guests and 50 booths. Moveable air walls reconfigure to 3 function rooms for smaller events. This elegant ballroom also offers the Jasmine Foyer
  • Private Party Contact: Thomas Lund 8082465515
  • Entertainment: Driftwood Bar & Grille Lunch served daily 11:00am to 6:00pm. Happy Hour daily

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Kauai Beach Resort provides covered parking and valet service.
A word from Naupaka Terrace
Naupaka Terrace is a sky-lit Kauai dining adventure of creative island cuisine and enchanting Hawaiian scenery. Inspired by Hawaii’s indigenous naupaka flower, this plantation-style restaurant features creative Hawaiian and Pan Pacific cuisine, Aged-Beef, Asian inspired dishes and fresh island catch artfully prepared by our chefs. . Relax on the peaceful outdoor terrace overlooking torch-lit waterfalls, fishponds, and views of the ocean and sparkling pools. Experience a culinary adventure of fresh, flavorful food that puts you in the mood for Kauai. Breakfast is served daily 6:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat hearty buffet or an a la carte menu of breakfast favorites, house specialties, omelets and more! Dinner is served daily 6:00 p.m.
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Naupaka Terrace reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (4)scenic view (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Good Food, Great Setting
    sfrefugee
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Booked on our Aloha Night on Kauai. Food and service were very good. Portions are large but prices are quite resonable for Kauai. We had an outdoor table on what proved to be one of those nights that make you pine for Hawaii- soft breezes, gentle warmth and lower humidity. Almost too much food but all good. Salad bar had good choices. Menu not large but they do things well. Friendly staff. There is a lot of constrution going on at the resort so getting in and finding the restaurant can be tricky. Well worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good hotel restaurant
    pinotgirl11
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I stayed at the hotel that houses the restaurant on our honeymoon. We were in Kauai for 10 yr anniversary and decided to return for dinner. The table wasn't ready at our reserved time, the only table avail. immediately was in a hot section they were not seating at that time, as there is no air conditioning and the trade winds had died down. We opted to wait for a more comfortable table for about 10-15 minutes. The staff was friendly and fairly efficient, the salad bar was fresh and well stocked. Okay wines. We ordered from their Friday night sizzling plate options, good sized portions and decent flavor. Cashing out took a long time, equipment difficulties??? Overall a nice meal, not a foodie experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kauii dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I decided to have our last vacation night dinner here because we were staying in the hotel and didn't have to drive anywhere. We were seated promptly on arrival but only given two menus and told we would have to share because they were short on them? It wasn't crowded. We ordered wine of which were moderately priced and a good value. They had specials available and discounted salad bar with entrees. The salad bar was fresh and stocked well. The entrees were very large portions and worth the money. All and all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner/honeymoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came for my Birthday the Naupaka and came for our Honeymoon. She asked me for a ticket...I had none (I did not even know about this ticket and we stayed at the hotel). So they completely didn't care about that or make us feel special in anyway. When she said "you are here for a birthday?" I told her it was my birthday yesterday (we made reservations around our expensive hotel massage that day). So she told me "Happy birthday." And that was it...I felt in no way special for my honeymoon or birthday. Not to mention the food was good. Service was rushed...we should have just left the hotel after that expensive massage and went somewhere else. Maybe we would have felt like it was more than an average night.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was marginal. Waitress did not seem to be too interested in our table. "Ran out out kid menus". Food was fair, nothing to write home about when comparing to other Kauai restaurants. Probable will not return or recommend to others that ask for descent restaurants of Kauaii
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Eat!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Naupaka Terrace doesn't only have amazing food, you're greeted with exceptional customer service and the aloha spirit from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Perfect place for a beautiful romantic evening for two or a night out with the family. The menu offers a wide variety and you get way more value for price. Hands down one of my wife and I's go to spot! Go check it out, I promise you wont regret it!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.2
    • Food3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Naupaka Terrace reviews archive.
  • Good Fish!
    PatsVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Interesting menu. Difficult to choose from so many appealing choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked Fish
    rtrothVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    A restaurant that advertises itself as "a seafood restaurant" should first learn how to cook fish. We ordered Ono, a nice white Hawaiian fish. It was to have been lightly grilled, but was cooked to death. It was hard and dry, instead of moist and flaky. Salad bar was good.
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  • NICE EVENING OUT
    TILLY31
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, AND THEY HAVE A FABULOUS SALAD BAR, I RECOMMEND ADDING ON TO YOUR MEAL. BUT MAKE SURE YOUR WAITER KNOWS THAT YOU HAVE YOUR SALAD SO HE CAN PUT IN YOUR DINNER ORDER. OUR WAITER WAS TOO BUSY TO NOTICE THE BUS STAFF HAD CLEARED OUR SALAD PLATES SO DINNER WAS A WAIT, AND THE WAITER TOOK CARE OF IT. THIS RESTAURANT LOOKS AS THOUGH IT SHOULD HAVE A DRESS CODE BUT MANY PEOPLE CAME IN FROM THE POOL AREA IN SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS. THE PRICES DO EXCEED A CASUAL DINING ENVIROMENT. I DID BOOK THIS RESERVATION ONLINE BUT THE HOSTESS DID NOT HAVE ANY RESERVATIONS.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    mikey1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    food and service were excellent and the Sam Adams was great
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish it were better.
    Friend
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I like going to this buffet. 3/22/14- the crab legs were very skinny, dry, and tasteless. I ate only one leg. The carving toast and Mahimahi were tasty! The ahi poke was fresh and plentiful. Dessert choice was plentiful. Staff were very pleasant. Good energetic ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was pretty ok ! Pretty pricey but that is Kauie. We had lobster it was good. Unremarkable wine list. We went with large group . Will try again with smaller group might be more what I expected.
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  • Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our server Nicole was great, friendly, and personable. The food was great & the rest of the staff worked as a team.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was Great!! Just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was Great!! Just need to improve the tables, it was very wobbly wen we went to cut our food table would shake and water would spill over. Overall experience was great. Mahalo
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The price was reasonable for
    Kauai2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The price was reasonable for a Valentine's buffet. The food was tasty and the desserts were wonderful!
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a typical hotel buffet
    KathleenVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It's a typical hotel buffet dinner. My husband loved the seafood at the buffet. The rest of the buffet was not so great. My dinner was from their menu. Had the prix fix menu. The lobster bisque was good but very rich. The lobster ravioli was very good but very rich. Too much cream to eat in two dishes. Otherwise, it was fine. The wine by the glass tasted like they don't cellar their wine properly. Three out of three glasses tasted like they were stored next to a furnace. Drink Mai Tais instead.
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  • Great Dinner
    RoyM
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Had dinner there last night. Steak was outstanding and the service very professional. Wife also had some positive comments that we live here on Kauai but should visit here more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Locals enjoy the resort ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My wife and I have had dinner here three times recently and enjoyed it very much. We live on Kaua'i and usually avoid the hotels and visitor crowds. The casual but elegant island atmosphere, the comfortable chairs, the pleasant outdoor view and waterfall was enhanced by the very friendly waitstaff, who all look local, a nice touch. Food delicious and generous portions plus an excellent salad bar and good wine list brought us back a second and third time. Afterward, we sat in Shutters Lounge and listened to the slack key guitar - a real pleasure not to be bombarded by loud music. Shutters Lounge is a warm spot to enjoy a drink and light meals plus desserts. It is not a dark bar which I do not enjoy but is pleasantly lit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • N.Y. Steaks were cooked as
    Gini
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    N.Y. Steaks were cooked as ordered and very tender. Nice salad bar selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Thomas
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We enjoyed this excellent dinner at a beautiful hotel. We are definitely coming back again not just for an occasion but to enjoy the great service and ambience. The prices are reasonable especially for the delicious food. We will recommend to our family and friends!! The Open Table reservation is a great way to make reservation instead of calling and waiting on the phone. You get a response right away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ordinary dinner
    moontime
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Food was ok, just bland. Had a pasta dish with sauce that was like cream and olive oil, not really any flavor. Our server did not tell us of specials, we over heard on another table after we ordered.
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  • We're always pleased when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We're always pleased when we dine here. Food is consistently delicious, and service is great. You never run out of water. Their salad bar is fresh and generous. My daughter had the fish, cooked perfectly as always. My husband had the rib special and was pleased with flavor and surprised by how meaty they were. I had the vegetarian option, tofu in curry with soba noodles, tasty and very filling. We have lunch for today, generous portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mahalo!
    Tophat
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    It was the first time as kama`aina to dine there!!! Mahalo nui - it was great food and terrific service. We especially like Keola Harris! We will come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love eating here. We are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We love eating here. We are amazed at how well the chef prepares the fish. We like the macadamia nut crusted fish of the day, with thai chili sauce. Always perfectly done. The potatoes are delicious. The $6 salad bar can't be beat. The service is outstanding. Prices are very fair. and with palm trees swaying in the breeze, it's a perfect setting. The tables are not crowded together, so it's a very quiet setting. We have eaten here many times over the last couple years on our 3 week visits to Kauai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly staff, but extremely
    OKG1VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Friendly staff, but extremely slow and inattentive.
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  • outstanding everything!!!!
    Kuamoopascua
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    From the time we had got there was so much going on but the service was so good that we would come back just for the service by Erwin he was so nice and awesome mad my husband so happy because it was his birthday on Christmas day loved the food and the dessert was awesome the ambiance was so relaxing and romantic at the same time but just one complaint was that the hostess was very rude and when I had called she asked for my name and never asked how to spell it and just assumed it was speeled the way she wanted to be but its all good overall everything was excellent would definitely recommend this place to friends and family Alohaz:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving night: Outstanding
    Gini
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Thanksgiving night: Outstanding food served from the regular menu. We chose not to go to the Turkey/Beef/Ham Buffet. Large crowd with many people to wait upon our server was Emilio and he was excellent and had a good sense of humor. Chef Mark Sassone came to our table and greeted us and asked about our food selection. My Filet Minon was perfectly cooked as ordered and my companion selected the Mini Served Buffet and was very pleased with it. On a night when things could be noisy and servers could rush you, the Naupaka Room was the perfect place to be. We were relaxed, enjoyed our cocktails and wine and look forward to returning frequently. We live on Kauai and drive 10 minutes to get to Naupaka.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time. The food
    LittleLuv1
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had a great time. The food was really good. Planning to do this again real soon...TKS
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Sum808
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food choices were varied, salad bar had a good selection. The quality of food and portion sizes were great for the price that you pay. I highly recommend and would definitely return!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Mediocre hotel restaurant
    kharkVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We found the food and service at Naupaka Terrace to be underwhelming; definitely not worth the trip unless you are staying at the resort. The service at the breakfast buffet was pretty awful and food just ok. Dinner service was better, but still not great; we went on pasta night, and heard other servers explaining that you could get dessert for a small additional fee but our waiter never mentioned this and misquoted the price of the meal. The salad bar was fine--the soup was the best part of the meal. The pasta night was pretty bland with large quantities but little sauce and no veggies, meat etc included. The special would work better as a live pasta station with sauces/pastas/veggies etc in smaller portions so you could try a few.
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  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Thanks to Emilio and his colleagues. The service was a 5 star all the way. Emilio was our waiter, he had a lermanent smile, always took great care of us. He's an asset to this place.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid this restaurant
    COGonzo
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The experience my wife and I had here was unfortunately very poor. From the moment we arrived to the conclusion we felt as though we were paying for a $10 meal when in fact they charged $45 / meal. We decided to get the Saturday night buffet because of the crab legs, but from the price not being advertised anywhere to the poor bussing service to the extremely sub par food quality nothing lived up to what you expect from a Kauai resort. The bus boy rolled his eyes when we asked him to wipe up a mess that he caused, the waitor had us wait for 10 minutes to receive the check and and just about as long to pay for it. Watching the bus clean up other tables left a bad taste in my mouth, dropping things or not completely wiping the table, etc
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  • Slightly disappointed
    livinlocal
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Online menu was not current. Choose to dine there specifically because of one of the items on the online menu - it's only available for special events now. Server was very friendly, but not very attentive. Long waits for drinks, meal, requested items and bill.
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  • Great food !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Great food and atsmosphere ! Could not believe that they were not busy. One of the best meals we had during our visit. Highly recommend the Ice Cream cake/pie for desset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.