RumFire Poipu Kauai
RumFire Poipu Kauai
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RumFire Poipu Kauai

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rumfirekauai.com/
  • Phone: 8087424786
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast Seating: Daily 7:30am-10:30am

    Dinner Seating: Daily 5:30pm-9:30pm

    Dinner - Bar: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Roger Liang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At RumFire you will find a beautiful modern and spacious restaurant with options for private dining, window seating, perfect for any occasion
  • Private Party Contact: Tiffany Bernades 8083464006
  • Entertainment: Flamenco Guitar Tuesday & Thursday Nights. 630-830pm
    Jazz Vocals Friday Night 630-830pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poipu Rd
  • Public Transit: We do have a Hotel shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the Poipu area.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Complimentary Valet service for Rumfire diners, and also separate complimentary self parking.
A word from RumFire Poipu Kauai
Boasting magnificent oceanfront views of Poipu Beach, RumFire will take you on a Hawaiian-Rooted journey with global influences. Our chefs prepare distinctive cuisine with local island flair. With sensible menu selections, RumFire"s cuisine resonates with the eclectic yet contemporary food lovers.
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RumFire Poipu Kauai reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great Food with an Amazing View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Outstanding ambiance and views! Food and drinks were great! Service was okay... Fun bar & live music. I love that this restaurant is modern with up-to-date decor. Great place to eat on the South Shore!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, beautiful setting
    Sadeeg
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    We had an early reservation, and few tables were occupied. The hostess steered us opposite the sunset side of the restaurant to the worst table in the restaurant. When we objected, she went to check on another table. We again had to ask for a table by a window, even though some of them were not used the entire time we were there. This was our only negative the entire evening. I would definitely return. The views are lovely. People were lining up outside to see the sunset. I would rather have warm bread than spiced popcorn. We easily shared a romaine salad that was crisp and delicious. My husband's pork chop was out of this world. My monchong was perfectly prepared, with a crab crust and creamy sauce. Portions were generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Kauai Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    We read good things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Perfect evening. The view is amazing, The Italian waiter we had was very knowledgable, friendly and attentive. Fish dinner and desert were excellent. We went on Wednesday and bottles of wine were 50% discounted so that was a nice surprise. Nice touch with French press coffee. We will definitely return on our next visit. Overall, this was our best dinner experience out of a lot of very good restaurants. A new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new fiery find!
    Springbreakers2
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Great food and fantastic service made this a night to remember. The stylish decor and the setting are eye catching even after the sun sets as the 'fires' are lit and add great ambiance. This was our first time eating at RumFire but definitely not our last. The risotto scallops and the poke were the hits of the table. The only complaint from our group is that the washrooms are located outside the restaurant a (very) short walk away. Irrelevant to me and should not take away from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a reservation that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    We had a reservation that we had to wait for while the restaurant was empty, than we were seated in the back of restaurant in these odd tables that were like for the kids section that felt completely separated from the rest of the restaurant. Since I could see several empty tables we asked to be moved to sit in the actual restaurant but were told no, there were no available tables. Funny how people with reservations after us were seated in some of those open tables while others remained open until we left. And the food was the most tasteless we had while on the island and rather expensive for what you received. The server was responsive and did a good job but should have listened to our valets at our hotel – they said it was a hit or miss p
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and Sunsets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Located at the Sheraton in Kauai has its advantages. The view of the beach and the sunsets are spectacular, and the service was just as wonderful as the food. I had the opportunity to dine here over several days while working on the island and never had anything but stellar service and impeccably prepared meals. Have the Prime Rib or the daily special which is sure to be a locally caught fish. Request a booth facing the open windows to the west and enjoy watching the sun as it sets in the blue Pacific while sipping on your favorate wine or cocktail. Valet parking is free when dining, but be sure to enjoy sitting by the fire outside and catching that last glimpse of daylight.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful setting with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Beautiful setting with the waves of Poipu Beach lapping outside the windows. Start with a RumFire Mango Mojito or wine from their huge selection. The sea scallops with edamame risotto were the best I've had on the island. The Mahi Mahi was cooked to perfection, with a lemon-chardonnay sauce. I will certainly go back to try other dishes on the menu, or have the catch of the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is very good with an
    brewsie
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Food is very good with an interesting menu. Service very slow when busy (understaffed). Noise level can be terrible. Would recommend with caveats listed above.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was really nice to sit
    Imes
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    It was really nice to sit by the window and enjoy the beautiful view. I took my friend here for her birthday while visiting the island of Kauai. The food was really good, I loved everything. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service really detracted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    The service really detracted from what would otherwise be a great restaurant experience -- but it was not the fault of the server. We ordered appetizers which did not come, and the main course arrived soon after the drinks were served. Then we were pretty well left alone. But,and this is the point, she was pouring water and clearing plates, plus her territory seemed quite extensive. I consider this to be a failure of management, not the individual server. Penny saved, pound foolish
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Service was phenomenal- our waiter made our evening unforgetable. Food was good- very romantic setting overlooking the ocean. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful location with excellent
    CrustycrabVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Beautiful location with excellent food and reasonable (for Hawaii and resort dining) prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I are definitely
    MeeZer
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    My wife and I are definitely confounded by several of the reviews we read about Rum Fire! We spent three weeks in the Poipu area and ate at all of the highly regarded food establishments (Red Salt, Merriman's, the Beach House, etc.). Rum Fire ranked near the top. The food was remarkable, our waiter very attentive and the wait for our reservation was five minutes. Our only disappointment was that we ate here on our last night which meant we could not return until our next visit to the Garden Isle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I was vey impressed by Rumfire.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    I was vey impressed by Rumfire. The re-model, the view, ambiance were exceptional. The music provided by a very talented guitarist was beautiful. For my husband and I, the menu was perfect...gourmet items for the foodie (me!), and delicious flatbreads (pizza) for the less adventurous (my husband). Likewise...items up to $$$, but also down to $. So, something for everyone. Service, though, was slow, and our server did not seem to know the menu, preparation of the food, nor was she excited about it...very hum drum. With great service, this place could rival the best on the island.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The decor is very modern but
    Kauai4ever
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    The decor is very modern but comfortable. The food was very well prepared, but what made the experience worth coming back was the attentiveness of our server, Genea. When we arrived, the music in our area was much too loud, but she quickly was able to get it adjusted down to an appropriate level. Then, our group of 6 each had custom requests. Well, she was able to deal with these and deliver with a very good attitude and smile. In the end, she asked if we wanted separate bills, one for each couple. This was all handled so professionally. Of course, the ocean and sunset view are incredible, if you get one of the many tables with a good view. Our second great experience at this restaurant, so we will ecommend to anyone who asks.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Rum selection and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We've eaten here 3 times and the service was slow each time, but better the last time. The best views are from the lower booths, which have a great sunset view down the beach, but because of the way they assign waiters to various tables in the upper/lower area, you don't see your waiter very often. They should re-think this. The waiters are friendly and good when they are there, but you just don't see them often. Be forewarned that when they say 'open at 5:30pm,' they mean they don't unlock the doors until then, so don't go early expecting to have a drink at the bar while you wait. Food is good, drinks are interesting, and the pineapple sorbet dessert is the best sorbet I've had in recent history. Interesting and flavorful--save room.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 20 minutes to be seated
    Ratatouille
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Waited 20 minutes to be seated even with advance reservation. Restaurant was not busy and we still had to wait for table even though it was empty the whole time we waited. I appreciate the manager checking on our table to see if everything was alright. Nice customer service. Waitress was friendly and checked back with table for additional requests.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upon arrival, we instantly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Upon arrival, we instantly noticed the view, which was beautiful even though we did not have a table by the window. However, as the restaurants is huge, some people only get the kitchen view. The service was very poor, lacking in all areas, especially for what is expected from a hotel of this standing. The wait staff kept confusing the tables, bringing cutlery and drinks in their bare hands, breaking glasses (happened at least 4 times as far as we recall) and having personal conversations at high volume. The food was inconsistent, only the main course being of quality. The lighting was a neon blue, making it impossible to identify the meal. The bar in the middle of the restaurant was crowded, noisy and had a TV, which ruined the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RumFire is a great addition
    ExperiencedDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    RumFire is a great addition to the restaurant scene on Kauai. Our leisurely dinner allowed us to enjoy not only the delicious food, but also a great ocean view including whales.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The view is outstanding. Food was excellent. Service was hit or miss. The first bartender we had acted like he was too busy for us. The second bartender stepped in and was great (Noel). The receptionist forgot we were waiting at the bar. The server would disappear for long periods of time and we could see him chatting with other servers. We will try again, but will probably eat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • to enjoy the view (oceanfront)
    Jabes
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    to enjoy the view (oceanfront) you must obviously go at daytime. otherwise, its a decent meal. the price is reasonable and so is the food, the service was great. one note, the temperature inside was kept quite cool, i'm not usullay one to be bothered by that.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent, the
    Ladyg
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The food was excellent, the menu was a bit unusual but everything we ordered was excellent. Wonderful ocean views from most tables. The service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • All around great Dinner
    FineDinnerVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We really had a great dinner. The food was great, we were so lucky to get a window table, so we enjoyed the view too. Our server was very attentive, even though they were busy I never felt I was missing anything. I loved my cast iron chicken the ginger glaze was awesome. I especially liked that they had a number of gluten free items to choose from, I was able to enjoy three courses all gluten free. I live on the Northshore of Kauai, but will be back again next time I am on the South Shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Options for lighter fare plus view
    peachome
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We come to Kauai a lot and have our favorite restaurants and try a "new one" (for us) each time - Rum Fire was 'it' for this trip. We were very pleased. We reserved late so didn't get a prime seating spot (near windows with gorgeous oceanfront views - that match the Beach House) but were in a nice quiet niche with a bit of beach view so we were happy and it got dark soon anyway. After days of eating out, we were thrilled to see the offerings of 'flatbreads' - little thin crusted pizzas. 4 of us ended up getting one each. Very reasonably priced (for the island - and cheaper than a night time sandwich at Breneckes and a bit more special) and tasty and filling. We had a bottle of wine and got complementary sparkling water (nice touch).
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server tended to forget
    Vhsharp
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Our server tended to forget about us for long stretches of time. We ordered the flatbread menu items and a bowl of Maui onion soup to start. There were scant shrimp to be found on the Maui Shrimp flatbread but the flavor was fine. The onion soup was good, but very small portion.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice ambience and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Very nice ambience and atmosphere. Above average food. Romantic and classy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a AWESOME time a Rum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    We had a AWESOME time a Rum Fire we had a double anniversary date. Food was excellent, wine was outstanding, and most important SERVICE WAS GREAT!!!! That's a plus coming from a Bartender!!!! We will definitely be dining here again soon!!!!
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great view, good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Rumfire has an outstanding view - as good as The Beach House, though behind glass - and good food that falls short of matching the best on the South Shore of Kauai. The ambiance is nice but the adjacent bar music was too loud early in the meal; it seemed to tone down after the sun set. Like all nice restaurants in the area, it's expensive, so for a cheaper meal, check for their nightly specials...we went on half-price bottle night. Service was attentive but not particularly knowledgeable. Good management and a top-star chef could make this a home run, but they're not quite there yet.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding decore. I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Outstanding decore. I was stunned by the trendy decorating that brought one right to the ocean shore (Right outside the windows) and yet kept the place modern and trendy. The food was nothing short of amazing. The flavors on both the meals we had were vivid and intriguing the fish was cooked perfectly. Easily one of the best meals we had on the island.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were two items experienced
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    There were two items experienced which affected our opinion of this obviously terrific opportunity for dining - the setting is to die for. We looked out on sunset as it happened - would have needed sunglasses had it been a bright sun. Mai-Tais had pale taste from juices - average. As bread substitute a paper cone of popcorn and fried chickpeas was provided which had some cumin/paprika (?) spicing - didn't turn anyone in our party on. 8 items which could be entrees - most with asian preparations - again, not out taste. Opah was prepared with crab and a butter/caper sauce and was delightful. We ordered two orders of lumpia which turned out to be a shrimp wrapped up in dough with a final shaping like a parsnip, Lumpia it was not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service in a hip setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    The decor of the restaurant is actually quite nice, very creative and engaging. That was the end of the good experience. The service was terrible. We waited for a long time to get a waiter, he didn't know the menu, didn't know the specials and was just rude. We ordered and the food was partially delivered and what we got was edible but that's about it. Some of the items we ordered were never delivered to the table. We finished dinner and waited for 25 minutes for the waiter to return. He never did. We finally got up and went into the back to rally someone to give us our bill and found the whole staff watching TV. When the bill came out it was inaccurate and we had to send it for corrections. We worked harder than the service staff!
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  • Everything we ordered was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Everything we ordered was OUTSTANDING! Food AND Drinks! Our server, Tito, was excellent. They dimmed lights to our liking. We felt like we were in a squaky city restaurant in NY. Perfect for us islanders who have island fever and crave that off-island scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Fantastic view while eating
    TorontonianTravellerVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Fantastic view while eating dinner. Food was very good. Service was outstanding too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and ambiance. Supposedly
    RYZ2UVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Good food and ambiance. Supposedly the Sheraton spent $6 million when they remodeled the restaurant. It's a concept restaurant and a little kitschy. Shrimp lumpia appetizer $18 with very small shrimp and mostly dough. Menu is typical Hawaiian resort prices. Service a bit slow. Char Siu ribs good as is the beet salad. Overall at these prices we prefer the food at the Grand Hyatt. It's not bad, but doesn't compete against the restaurants in the Poipu area.
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  • The food was pretty bland
    srm8VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    The food was pretty bland and boring... There are much better restaurants out there in that vicinity.
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  • Will not return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Our 2 fish entrees were well prepared but the shrimp lumpia appetizer was not worth the price. We had "smores" for desert which was basically 3 graham crackers with a jar of very sweet chocolate sauce and 3 raw marshmallows. Not good at all. In this beautiful seting and with all the local seafood i think they should feature the local fish.
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  • Needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/5/2012
    The food, although good, will keep this restaurant from being great if they don't address some of the basics. Two of us order the crab-crusted Opah. It was delicious but simply too dry. My friend had to order extra sauce to finish his. I finally put mine aside for take-home where I can add to it. Both of our wives order the Ahi. Although amazingly tasty, it was heavily seasoned with salt to the point where (exaggerating just a bit) you felt like you needed a gallon of water after. The drink specialties were good and the service was attentive - but, borderline inattentive. Overall, I would give Rum Fire one more chance. If you want a safer bet, go to Red Salt or upstairs Merriman's.
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    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Very Disappointing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    We were sooo excited for our dinner at Rum Fire. We were celebrating 3 birthdays. We asked for a window table. Upon arrival we were taken to our table...not a window one. We asked again. The hostess said she would check for us. We stood there, like idiots, for almost 10 minutes then reseated at a window table. We waited for someone, anyone, to come to our table. Finally our server walked by apologized for the wait, then left. The evening never got any better. We did see that our server had too many tables...at least twice as many as the other server in our section. She tried but got no help from anyone.dinner was actually good, drinks were good, dessert was a disaster, unfortunately. We discussed everything with the manager. He apologized.
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  • We will be back!
    Lilikoimoon
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Rumfire was able to accommodate our party of 15 with no problem. Fun drink menu using island favorites. View is fantastic. The menu is versatile, with plenty of options. I look forward to returning for a special occasion meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We ate dinner here 3 times on our honeymoon, and each time was great. The ahi tacos, big eye tuna, NY strip steak, market salad, and Ono are terrific. One thing we noticed, however, is that the food didn't seem to be consistent over our 3 visits. I ordered the big eye tuna appetizer each time we went - the 1st time it was really salty (which was fine with me), the 2nd time it was not as salty, and the 3rd time it had a sauce on it that wasn't on it the first two times. Don't get me wrong, each variation was fine,, but I expected it to be prepared a certain way, and the consistency just wasn't there. Also, on 2 nights we ordered the creme brûlée cheesecake and the first night the portion was huge while the 2nd night it was rather small.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate