Oasis
Oasis

Oasis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oasiskauai.com/
  • Phone: 8088229332
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday: Bar open at noon, Happy Hour 4-6pm, Dinner 4pm-9pm Sunday: 10am-2pm Brunch, 2pm-4pm Drinks Only, 4pm-6pm Happy Hour, 4pm-9pm Dinner
  • Payment Options: Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Joey Cole
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Situated on a beautiful waterfront location, Oasis provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration. Conveniently located in Kapaa, the award winning restaurant is happy to cater to your specific needs for parties of any size or occasion and offers exclusive and non-exclusive events.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Freeman 8777737969
  • Entertainment: We feature live music on Wednesdays during Happy Hour and Sundays during brunch. Join us for our monthly full moon parties. Check website for current details.
  • Special Events: Oasis is available for private and semi-private events.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is located in the secure lot of the Waipouli Beach Resort. Walk through the lobby and stay on the path to the left of the pool.
A word from Oasis
Oasis is a beautiful oceanfront location that showcases the best of what Kauai has to offer in cuisine, service and ocean views. We strongly believe that residents and guests of Hawaii want to experience Hawaii. We use local sources for almost 90% of our ingredients, and work closely with Kauai"s farmers and fishermen to provide you with the best and freshest possible ingredients. We work to highlight the quality and freshness of our ingredients in a style that captures the diversity of local cultures and influences without burying the delicious flavors that our local ingredients offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Oasis reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (69)great for outdoor dining (65)romantic (50)special occasion (41)fit for foodies (34)neighborhood gem (21)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (16)vibrant bar scene (14)good for groups (13)great for brunch (12)notable wine list (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Another great dinner
    RickAZVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We start our vacation width dinner here last week. We enjoyed our final diner of our trip there last night. Lamb meatballs were a great change from my daily seafood entree. We enjoyed a great kale salad, our entrees, dessert and a fine wine. We started the evening with their remarkably potent Mai Tai. Oasis is a fantastic mid-island restaurant ... We will be back during our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow
    aaaaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very slow service (although comped for drinks).Food was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious Dinner
    Alicia
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came here for dinner our second night on the island and loved it. The Bruchetta was to die for. I had the catch of the day, ono, grilled over sweet potatoes and it was melt in your mouth good. My hubby had the burger and is still talking about it. Who keeps talking about a burger? You would if you had that one. It was really good. Even the dessert was unique and delicious. The wine list is short but I had the pinot gris and it was perfect. It appeared that all of the wines were of excellent quality. We really enjoyed our dinner here and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance
    Nick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything about this dining experience was great. The menu was interesting. We especially liked the small portion option Not everyone likes "supersize" The drinks were unique . The wine list a bit pricey but varied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dinner
    RickAZVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A gorgeous location with excellent service and food ... It was perfect ... Our best central coast dining to date ... We have 6 trips to Kauai and have stayed north, south and east. Try The Oasis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic night
    Cossieguy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a absolute fantastic evening at Oasis Outstanding waiter,delicious cocktails,high quality food and an amazjng view towards the ocean.Super evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vow renewal
    JackieBill
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were seated closest to ocean after our vow renewal as well as given champagne! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis is an ocean view gem!
    Dragonfly
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Celebrating my hubby's 60 in Kauai, I read deep into reviews and blogs. Oasis aimed to please. The food, service and ambience was most memorable on this special occasion. The stroll by the koi pond and around the lazy river pool to get to the restaurant is lovely. Make your reservation early to get the unobstructed view. We were greeted with champagne and a mini appetizer. The menu is small in size but makes up in excellence. Seared ahi was my choice on a bed of Hawaiian sweet potato/bok choi. Dessert was delicious as we both had the apple\banana spring roll and the dark chocolate mousse with biscotti. Steven, sous chef, came out to congratulate my DH. We made reservations for the next night and had a repeat experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great grass fed burger
    Greatfood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The waitress was amazing and really knew her menu! The grass fed burgers were surprisingly tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our ocean-side lunch at Oasis was very nice. The manager sat us at our table, acknowledged my nut allergy, and even offered us complimentary champagne for the final lunch of our honeymoon. The service was great--not too much, check backs when appropriate. The decor of the restaurant was lovely, and I must say the bathroom looked great! We are definitely glad we came and would have liked to have had the chance to come by for dinner. If you are looking for great ocean-side dining with a romantic atmosphere, come here!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and location
    luvsteakVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is one of the neatest restaurants on Kauai. Located right next to the beach in back of a resort. Run like a small boutique restaurant with an innovative menu. All fresh local ingredients. Very unique drink menu. One of the best features is they have half plates on entree items so you can keep the portions small if you so desire. They take reservations except for Wednesday evening, 5 to 7, when they have a local ukulele player who is fantastic. Every year this is one of our favorite spots. I believe Happy Hour is 4 to 6 and has special food and drink items. Don't miss this if you are on Kauai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Attention to Service
    MarkDVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    While we really enjoyed our meal, the staff is five star. From the moment we walked up to the host stand to leaving the attention to good service never wavered. Our waitress was friendly without being intrusive, pleasantly suggestive with both entrees and wine. The support staff was never absent, filling water and seeing if we needed anything. The cozy atmosphere reflected the crowd that as happy with the experience as we were. This is not to short the food which was inventive without being overly complex. Everything was fresh, high quality, prepared perfectly and full of flavor. You have to try the desert spring roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Service, Aloha
    hapihonu54
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    on an island where great food and service and ambience are sometimes very difficult to find, OASIS is a gem! truly great food and service with authentic heartfelt aloha. MaiTais are outstanding and the Ahi is among the very best interpretations I have enjoyed anywhere. ask for Henry C, phenomenal waiter ... and enjoy a post-dinner "Port Allen Porto" ; )
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, ocean view,
    Julie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Farm to table fresh with excellent service , Right on the water for ocean view,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can only describe Oasis as Great
    Donh
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We used Open Table to find good restaurants on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Oasis in Kapaa is a wonderful find! We had previously had a wonderful lunch with cool ocean breezes blowing adding to the ambience and even that experience was surpassed by having dinner at Oasis. We had one of their best tables, under the stars and within feet of the ocean waves. Though their menu only has a small selection of dishes, they really put their best efforts into those preparations. I had the curry with a piece of Ono and the fish tasted so fresh it seemed as if they went out and caugth the fish just for my dish. My wife had a burger from local beef and the combination of sauces, goat cheese and bacon jam really made this much more. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's not to like
    pacificgroover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Fantastic scenic view, great food, excellent service and fun. Thank you for outstanding lunch and service. What fantastic place to have in Kapaa town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Kapaa surprise
    RochesterMary
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We literally stumbled over Oasis after a local recommendation and were ecstatic about everything..Literally on the beach dining, interesting and wonderful starters, great salads, fish and beef to die for. They preach farm to table and deliver in every aspect possible. it is definitely our new favorite place on Kauai besides being incredibly reasonable... Great value for amazing food. Definitely give this restaurant a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST RESTAURANT ON EASTSIDE
    MAMAELZ
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    AMAZING HAND CRAFTED DRINKS! AMAZING FOOD MENU. STAYS TRUE TO WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT LOCAL, FRESH AND CREATIVE! MONEY WELL SPENT EVERYTIME AND STAFF IS FANTASTIC FROM BEGINNING TO END!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner at Oasis
    Jajkmelvin
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our party of four, two adults and two young adults, enjoyed our dinner at Oasis. We all had the half portions so could enjoy an appetizer and desert. I appreciate a restaurant where a half option is on the menu. Our server explained all the choices and ingredients to us, we each had something different and it was all good! We try not to eat at the same restaurant on our vacations, but Oasis has us considering a second visit so we can sample more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Atmosphere, food, and service was outstanding. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    MissWendee
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Oasis is an amazing restaurant if you are looking for ocean front dining and delicious food! We found it by googling Ocean front dining in Kauai and couldn't have been more pleased. We were seated on the patio with breathtaking views of the north shore! The food was outstanding - grilled catch of the day was Ono cooked to perfection on a bed of Japanese mashed pumpkin with a side of Arugula! Healthy and tasty! My husband had their burger and it was also quite tasty! The Oasis offers gluten free and vegetarian dishes as well as selections for patrons with severe food allergies. We couldn't have been more pleased with our meal or location! We also met a nice couple from Washington and we are from California. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing !
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Henry was our waiter, ask for him. The locally grown food and fresh caught fish was outstanding as well as artfully prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy!
    freaky808
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    everything was great and amazing view of the ocean
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean front dining
    Ubcool2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Oasis truly is an oasis in the heart of Kapaa. It's one of the few open air restaurants where you can sit outside under an umbrella enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean. Not only that, but the food was excellent. Loved it all. We met our mainland friends there, and had a very leisurely dinner, not once being made to feel like we needed to hurry. Service was well paced with no pressure. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East shore must!
    Hawa
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Beautiful spot. Outside table with gorgeous ocean view. Party of four, everyone enjoyed their meals. The mai tai is not the typical fare and is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and last
    Hlss
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was the very first and last place we had dinner. I rarely have the same thing twice, opting to sample menus, but the curry with local catch was so good I had it twice--amazing. The view is wonderful, good service, and friendly for our 8 month old. No doubt we'll be back next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant ocean front restaurant.
    marketran
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I went there with my wife for dinner. We arrived there when it was not dark yet until it is completely dark. They gave us ocean front but under the roof table. Some table are really outside. Since it rains several times a day without any pattern, I think it is better to have a roof over you. They have menu that you can chose size, like "full" or "half". We chose fish dishes of halves. They were proper size for small eater like us, the taste was great, and the fish were fresh. The waiter were very kind and friendly. What else? The sound of surf is soothing, the room and the tables are spacious, we had very relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oceanside Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Overall good experience... very slow paced (not ideal for kids) but views and food were good. Limited menu. We would go back again without our teens to enjoy the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely an oasis to return to
    AlaskanAstles
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved it so much we returned the next night for appetizers and drinks before returning to the airport back to Oahu. Our Wailua River Guide Chris recommended the Oasis for dinner and we're so glad he did. Absolutely wonderful scenery on the beach, terrific bartender & servers, and the calamari, mahi mahi, and swordfish were wonderful. While not a huge Mai Tai fan, these were the best we've found on the islands so much that they brought us back. We didn't get the name of our bartender but she not only made us wonderful drinks but was also fun to talk to when she had a chance. The Oasis was so good, we are sure when we return to Kauai next we'll be staying at the Outrigger instead of the hotel we stayed at this trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christytoo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good food. Staff we're very friendly. I appreciated the ability to order half portions on most menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated our 25th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We chose Oasis from a number of restaurants on Kauai under the heading of "fine dining" part of the selection process was their prices which were significantly less than others. In addition the ocean view was a really bonus. We thorough enjoyed our meal and when we told them we were celebrating our 25th anniversary they brought champagne and a special treat on the house.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Nice Place
    jimdamachine
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Went for dinner and everything was great. Ordered the seared ono, but it was cooked through ... other than that very nice dining experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Studio Lady
    StudioLadyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Scenic with wonderful food. Who could ask for more. Not to be missed. They have half orders of entrees. What a genius idea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So close...
    Steph
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This restaurant has so much potential, but falls flat on execution. The menu is small, but varied and some great, interesting flavor combinations. The tartare bruschetta is amazing and I enjoyed the grilled kale salad 3 times. The burger is fantastic, but they can't seem to get the temp correct. Even tried ordering med rare and it still came out a bit over med. Calamari was over cooked and cold. So, all in all, we are here 4 times and the staff is fantastic, especially Henry and Leigh, but just take care to order items that are not too temperature dependant and you will love this place!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Round of applause for Oasis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've been here a couple of times in the past for lunch (which is underwhelming), however their dinner service is where they really shine. Cocktails are creative and delicious, appetizers are varied and well executed (especially the calamari and bruschetta), entrees for each of us were excellent and perfectly cooked and seasoned, dessert selection while limited is to be savored (we all had the apple spring roll with caramel ice cream). Will definitely return for their awesome dinner service. Not to be missed is their okinawan sweet potato mash and any fresh fish option of the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    RobertYakima
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our friends told us of Oasis. We book a table for two. Our table was ready for us. I had requested at table with a good view. (and there on many). We got the best view table you can get on the lanai with a view of the ocean. We felt great and we chatted. Then we noticed that we didn't have any water or menus. Time went on and finally we got menus but the water still hadn't come. We order cocktails and again waited. Finally they came. They were unusual and they were very good. They also have half orders and we each ordered one. The water finally came and a few minutes later some bread arrived. We had an appetizer and it came after we finished the bread. We waited for our meals. They were too salty: disappointed
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great gluten free options
    HonuLover
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    There is an amazing gluten free menu with lots of great options. The server was very knowledgeable and I never felt anxious about my meal. Plus the view is amazing as well. Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, unique menu
    Batgirl
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    They offer many of their entrees in 1/2 portions so you can sample several items in one sitting. I love having a 1/2 portion entre as an appetizer!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis
    Andrea
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Outstanding service, superior fresh local food, and fantastic view... that says it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gini
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    There were 5 of us dining at a lovely table in the corner of the lanai and we were served by a wonderful person named Adam. Very knowlegable about the menu and offered descriptions when asked. We found the half portion entrees to be very small but very tasty, excelent salad choices and delicious deserts. Having individual French Coffee Pots was a treat. We are residents of Kauai and we will return to this small ocean front restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.