The location of this restaurant
The location of this restaurant has to be seen to be believed. Incredible ocean and mountain views. Watched a whale playing in the ocean while we had a wonderful dinner.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this restaurant so much
Loved this restaurant so much we returned for another meal in less than a week! Fresh fish caught that morning was delicious. Mahi Mahi and Ono were outstanding and the appetizer of kava kava (small ahi tuna) were all wonderful.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our fourth visit.
This was our fourth visit. Our waiter, Peter, was attentive and his help was courteous. Our meals, lamb chops, paella,felafels were wonderful. The bread pudding and cocoanut ice cream was a nice finish. On Monday night, the young lady singing and playing guitar make our dinner special. Our pooch, Sugar, enjoyed the lamb bones.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
10 feet away from the waters of the pacific, the phrase "what is the fresh catch of the day?" is redundant. Everything is fresh including vegetables. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, the cocktails, and deserts
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Mediteranean Gourmet . The beef and lamb in the gyro plate was as good as I have ever enjoyed anywhere. My wife chose the v=catch of the day, Ono. It was excellent and fresh, if slightly overcooked. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the north shore of Kauai.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty dining in Kauai
Large portions, very tasty food with a killer view of the ocean!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Among the Best on Kauai!
You've got to try this restaurant. The food was fantastic. I had the wahoo tower and it was terrific. Their macadamia nut dessert is to die for. They are super nice and the view is great.. It's on the water. A drive from the St. Regis but very much worth it. The prices are good too!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and bar were very
The food and bar were very good and there were interesting specials in addition to the menu. Good selection of starters, salads and entrees. Seafood is a special fresh treat.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We came back a second time and it was just as great as the first time!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish we could go back
We decided to check out their Brunch and Luau rather than a normal dining experience. I wasn't overall impressed with the Brunch (Which was our 1st time here). The Greek Omelet was really good but I was a little disappointed with the Mac Nut French Toast. It just seemed like regular French toast with very little mac nuts sprinkled on top, nothing mouth watering or exciting. We also had the mac tart, now that was divine! Service was very good, but we were surprised it was only an indoor establishment, beach front. As for the Luau, it was also held indoors, but it was a very nice affair with live music, hulu dancing, fire and knife show. The food was very good and fresh. Service was good, overall very nice intimate experience. Would return.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful oceanfront dining
We ate here 3 times while on Kauai. The place is very nice with attentive staff, live music which varies by night, a fun and more intimate family-oriented luau on Tuesday, and some really nice dishes. I will add here that their Mediterranean fare is heavy on the garlic, so if you like that you're going to be happy. I don't, so we ordered other dishes which, happily, didn't share that seasoning.
The fresh fish was fabulous, they had great drinks and desserts.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location is great with a wonderful
Location is great with a wonderful view. However restaurant is fab as well, excellent menu options & great service. Should be on your list for lunch or dinner when at Kauai!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the food. It was very Greek. Portions very large. Dessert list very nice! Surprise entertainment... Belly dancer!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite Restaurant on Kaua'i!
Hawaiian ingredients with a Mediterranean touch! Fresh, innovative, delicious. Excellent service. Reasonable prices. Ocean front dining!! Mediterranean Gourmet is a remarkable restaurant and a must if you are on the Northshore of Kaua'i. It's good for families or for a romantic dinner during your special Hawaii vacation. Terrific!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding seafood and beach view
Fantastic ahi tuna, baby clams, watermelon bruschetta, local beers, entrancing desserts. The view is knock-your-socks off gorgeous, with big windows facing a stunning surfing beach. Service is gracious and attentive. Perhaps because it is tucked away in a residential neighborbood, Mediterranean Gourmet may not receive the attention it deserves. If you are driving along Kauai's north shore road, heading in the westerly direction, look for this restaurant on your right, about two miles from the last beach.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect end to a perfect week!
Had a great meal, the music was great, hope he plays again. I live here and this is my favorite place to go to celebrate an occasion. Best mojito around.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit pricey
The ambiance was lovely and the food was good, however I felt that it was a bit over-priced for what you got .
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - fantastic island vibe
The food here is always great ... A little pricey for the quality but for the island I think it is pretty reasonable. Go on Wednesdays web bottles of wine are 50% off. I think there are better places for dessert but dinner is good - highly recommend a fish dish. Great atmosphere with mellow live music - wonderful service - gorgeous view.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual, enjoyable fare
The restaurant is open and airy, with an Eastern exotic feel. There are large, hexagonal tiles on the floor, and hanging lanterns and swaths of colorful fabric. There was even an unexpected belly dancer! We had the rack of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes, with the mixed beet salad and tsatsiki. Everything was delicious, and the lamb was grilled to medium rare, juicy perfection. We also tried the greek salad, the chicken marsala and the grilled fish of the day. All were well prepared, and attractively presented. The salad dressings were tart and lively. There is an extensive wine list, including a lovely, dry Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose with some hints of fruit that went nicely with the beets and the lamb.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dinner at Med. Gourmet
Our family loves this restaurant. It did not disappoint! We were seated at a lovely table with a fantastic view of Princeville. We were greated quickly by our waiter, Johno who explained the specials and took our drink orders. Wonderful dinner!!! For dessert, we ordered the bread pudding, cheesecake, and baklava, all excellent! I will recommend this restaurant to anyone staying on Kauai! If you are on the south shore and do want to drive after dinner, please try this place for lunch (we had lunch there as well). You will NOT be disappointed.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to come here on our final night in Hanalei, having heard good things about it on previous vacations to the area, but never making it out there to give it a try. The drive to Hanalei Colony Resort, where the restaurant is located, is a beautiful, scenic, extremely curvy road -- don't make the return trip under the influence of too many cocktails! The restaurant offers beautiful ocean views all around. Service was excellent as was the food. One person in our party needed to order gluten free and the waiter was helpful and knowledgeable in meeting her needs. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will make a return trip next time we are fortunate enough to be in Hanalei.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food not quite up to the view
Without question the highlight is the ocean view. Service was also very solid, attentive without being intrusive. Ahi sashimi appetizer was awesome. However the "seafood tower" special of the evening didn't stack up. Ingredients seemed of very high quality and freshness but were simply lacking seasoning. Not bad, just bland. Both the grilled shrimp and ahi, seared rare, were average in flavor. Paella was salvaged due to the wonderful saffron rice. But the seafood itself, was also under seasoned.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & beautiful!
We dined here on our honeymoon. I found the food to be outstanding. I had spanikopita, falafel, and a divine chocolate mousse, along with some cocktails. The view of the ocean is breathtaking. We also enjoyed live Hawaiian music which was perfect... Not loud or overbearing... Just calm and lovely! The portions here are smaller than we were used to... But that is not really a problem. Better to not be overstuffed! You will pay... But we found it worth it, especially since it was one of the best meals on our honeymoon! Make the drive!! Right near Tunnels beach!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go on Wednesday as all bottles
Go on Wednesday as all bottles of wine are half price.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. Had hoped for a better table for the evening sunset view, but didn't happen even though reservations were made with the request. The restaurant has a dramatic view but my seat had me facing a very large screen television - fortunately they were showing surfing films so it wasn't terrible, but with an ocean sunset in the other direction, it was less than hoped for. The service was great and the food phenomenal. Would definitely go back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not much ambiance, but great food..
The restaurant has a great location on the beach. There is little in the way of ambiance, but this is overcome by good service and excellent food.. My wife had a vegetarian stew which was outstanding while I had a mahi mahi and shrimp combination was was also very tasty. We would definitely go back here on a future trip.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
Great out of the way place near Tunnels beach. The Chicken Marsala and the Marlin were very good. Perfect portion sizes, not too big. Lots of group parties and very well laid out for it. Very spacious place. Food is largely Greek. Nicely located on the beach. My husband found it a little too warm. More open windows would have been helpful.. There was a belly dancer the night we came and entertainment varies night by night. Prices were a little high but we would go back. Eating out in Kauai is very expensive, so this was in line.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
great view of the ocean, food
great view of the ocean, food was very good to excellent and reasonably priced. gave local discount which is always welcome but not given that often.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, excellent food,
Great service, excellent food, great presentation, been coming here for years - always consistent - best on Kauai. Half off wine Wednesday a great marketing tool. On the beach with great views.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, fantastic service
Red wine was too warm, but other than that, excellent!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tropical drinks we very small
Tropical drinks we very small overpriced and not very good, however the food was excellent
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food with a View
One of my favorite spots to eat on the North Shore of Kauai, it is simple great tasting food with an amazing ocean view. The entire staff is like a big Ohana (family), they go over and beyond to take care of you with such aloha spirit. If you are on the North Shore for lunch or dinner, this is a gem. The Paella, Roasted Lamb, Gyro is the bomb!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the drive!
Go early before sunset for dinner and get a table by the window. The view of the ocean is great. The parking lot is limited so if you plan a later dinner you may not be able to park (this happened to us the first time we tried to eat here). The food was excellent, the service very friendly, and there was a singer playing in the bar that was a great accompniment to dinner.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our favorite on Kauai
We spend a lot of time on Kauai. The Mediterranean Gourmet is our favorite restaurant on the island. The people are great and the food is fresh and delicious. Often there are wonderful specials... we wish some of them were on the regular menu. They also have a very nice intimate family run luau on Tuesdays and half price wine night on Wednesdays. Try the bread pudding when they have it. It is amazing.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and Laid Back
The Mediterranean Gourmet is worth the hike! The food is good; the service is great; the drinks are excellent. And, the restaurant has the most romantic laid back vibe and a gorgeous beach front location. I really enjoyed the beet salad and the kebabs. The coconut baklava was delish!
On Fridays, there is live music at MG. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the lovely musician! People even got up to slow dance! So romantic. Book your reservation at sunset.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant sits at waters
The restaurant sits at waters edge with a view of Hanelei Bay. It is an open restaurant with open windows so every seating can has a view. Our waitress as well as the wait staff were very attentive to our needs and very friendly.My dining partner and I were not too hungry when we arrived as we had had a late lunch. We ended up having the Seafood Paella for two. Can't begin to tell you how good it was. Filled with just the right amount of clams, mussels, fish and shrimp. The balance of the spices were spot on. For myself, it' was the best paella I've had in a long time. Would definitely go back and i highly recommend this place. That evening there was a young women singing with her guitar as live entertainment.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect romantic setting
We came to the island to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and chose Mediterranean Gourmet off of reviews and were not disappointed. The service was excellent as was the food and entertainment. The view is perfect and the ambiance is just right for special occasions or a romantic evening. Mahalo.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
End of the road gem
We've been visiting Kauai for a number of years and never frequented the Mediterranean Gourmet. It was very delightful, we had the Paella, hummus, and salad, however the seafood tower looked wonderful.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Didn't notice this restaurant was right next door to our beach cottage until someone mentioned it to us. Dined there for our last meal in Kauai and were excited to see Pallela on the menu. It was fantastic! Beautiful presentation of the platter for two. So romantic sharing delicious seafood and shellfish. Had a romantic seat in a private corner. The service was excellent. Waiter recommended a wine that went perfectly with dinner. Ended dinner with a nice quality Port that was a surprisingly reasonable price, and chocolate mousse. The mousse was a bit rich for me,not the fluffy light type a like, but my husband enjoyed it. A perfect ending to our Anniversary trip to Kauai!
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely restaurant with beautiful ocean views. The rack of lamb is off the hook!
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth the Drive
The food was outstanding. It was the best Mediterranean food I've ever had. I had the Mediterranean Gyro. The Beef & Lamb were so tender. The flat bread was soft and warm and tasted fresh baked. The Kale Salad was tasty! My kids enjoyed the kids menu items. The chili pepper chocolate dessert was divine!
You can't beat the views of Hanalei Bay.
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mediterranean Gourmet was spectacular. one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen. Ocean front dining with excellent food and great service. Menu is limited but everything we had was exceptional.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice, romantic evening
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.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining experience was Fun
Dining experience was Fun and memorable. Four out of five meals were great. The fish piccata was OK but a little dry. Wine is pricy but a very good selection. The desserts were AWESOME!!! Atmosphere was wonderful. Peter, our server, was the best.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
visiting for our 40th wedding
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.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
North Shore Gem
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!
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mediterranean Gourmet was
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best meal we had!
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.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A welcome find in Hanalei
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.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM