While the food was good, the
While the food was good, the serving size was laughable. The beet and goat cheese salad had two miniscule cubes of goat cheese and one cubed beet. To say on the menu that the steak and lobster was accompanied by potatoes, asparagas, and mushrooms--when they served the equivalent of one fingerling potato cut into 4 coins, one asparagas spear cut into small pieces and the equivalent of one mushroom,also cut--it really was a garnish. The sweet potatoes, again a small serving for the price, were to die for. The filet mignon was about a 2 oz portion, while the lobster tail was appropriate. Server was attentive and friendly; the setting is amazing. If you go, just expect NYC prices of say The Palm, but portion sizes that do not match.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must on Kauai
Wonderful atmosphere, great food and fantastic service. A terrific end to our vacation.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This venue offers outstanding views of Makana Mountain and the glorious sunset if you are there in the evening. Hanalei Bay stretches out in front of you and the gentle sounds of waves coursing to shore provides a soothing background. The menu is influenced by Japanese cuisine with a variety of excellent sushi type selections. We chose two as appetizers and were very pleased. The rest of the menu gives choices from the surf and the turf. My opakapaka was served steamed on rice with a delightful sauce. Lori chose a scallop appetizer for her main course and found it superlatively prepared with tender scallops and an intriguing fruit based sauce. Desert was a crumble that was pure delight. Overall, a very good experience. Valet parking.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great view and food, sub-par waiter
Food and view were great, but waiter was sub-par. We had a great view of the sunset next to an infinity pond water feature. We placed our drink and meal order. Then we waited....the bread was delivered by a runner, then 15 minutes later the salads arrived via another runner. We saw our waiter fawning over another table on the other side of the restaurant. We finally got his attention and asked about our drink order. We had finished the salads and the sun had set by the time our drinks arrived (25+ minutes later). Our main course arrived and the food was warm, not hot, as if it was sitting around. Had the waiter take it back and asked for hot food.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best View on the island of
Best View on the island of Kauai! Hotel is situated in Princeville overlooking Hanalei Bay. It appears every seat in the restaurant has an equally great view. Service was impeccable and the food was very good. Great place to go for that "special" evening with someone special.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who cares what you eat when
Who cares what you eat when you have such a view?
Ok, decent & overpriced food with the best views on Earth.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a view! BRUNCH is worth it!
What a view! What a great brunch, too. Worth every penny. =)
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very expensive, but an extraordinar
Very expensive, but an extraordinary view and delicious food.
4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite places
One of our favorite places for a "special occasion" dinner while in Kauai. The view is beautiful even on a cloudy evening. Food was outstanding.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
On anniversary trip to Kauai- just an amazing experience!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic sunset view on Terrace
Fantastic sunset view on Terrace overlooking the Hanalei Bay below, and secluded, quiet and food excellent, although somewhat on the expensive side, so in Kauai everything seems overpriced. Won't be disappointed
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Excellent Meal
I have frequented the Makana Terrace for a number of years. It is at its best in its current iteration. I strongly recommend it. The food is outstanding (surpassed on Kauai only by its neighbor, the Kauai Grill). This restaurant has one of the best views imaginable -- the entirety of Hanalei Bay. The servers are remarkably professional and polished for such a laid back island. I can't say enough nice things about the dining experience. The price point, while not modest, is entirely reasonable.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could not ask for a better view! Fish was excellent . Saw a celebrity and his family. Must request to dine out doors.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Makana Terrace restaurant at the St Regis Hotel is a diamond on Kauai. The scenic view of the of Hanalei Bay and the Na Molokama mountain range is breath taking. The open air dining terrace exudes all that is Hawaii. Culinary wise: presentation, freshness of food products, multiple varieties of entree selections, and .....taste are all top priorties. And did I mention how good
it all tastes! Wow! If you've never been to this restaurant, it is not to be missed on Kauai.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh what a view!
The view across the Hanalei Bay at sunset from the Makana terrace was breathtaking. The service was excellent. We felt as though we were the only patrons in the restaurant.
The Crusted Mahi & the grilled Ahi were delicious.
I would highly recommend the Makana.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent sushi and salads...ideal location for watching the sunset.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to this beautiful hotel and restaurant for Sunday brunch. Spectacular view of the bay from our outdoor table. Also had a view of the nearby waterfall. All of the staff were attentive to our needs and service was perfect. Food was delicious, with a wide variety available for brunch. Even at more than $100 for 2 for brunch it was worth it!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely one of the most gorgeous views on the planet. Exotic mountain and rocky coastline warmed by the setting sun.
Delicious, freshly prepared fare with excellent presentation.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and view!
The perfect farewell dinner for the end of our Kauai vacation. Food was great as well as the service. Can't beat the view. It is pricey though so make sure you are prepared to spend some $$$.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing sunset view. Always
Amazing sunset view. Always have enjoyed this location. Really only negative is the cost is on the high side. But then, every nice restaurant in Hawaii is.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breathtaking views, delicious and creative menu and true aloha spirit make this worth every penny!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate here twice-- excellent both times. Fabulous view, fantastic service, excellent sushi and salads.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like having brunch in heaven
The quality of food is "high" where St. Regis is expected to be. The view/setting is "Hanalei Bay"....need I say more. My wife and I are from the SF Bay Area, and have been spoiled by the epicurean delights offered by the region; Makana Terrace is a MUST stop.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fabulous! Presentation
Food was fabulous! Presentation was jaw dropping. Lots of fresh chilled shrimp, crab legs, and sushi and from the best view on the island overlooking Hanalei bay.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM