Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai
We had the absolute best experience. Juan was our waiter & was so very nice. Juan was one of the nicest people we have gotten the chance to meet & we had great service, great food, & the restaurant is beautiful! Highly recommend! We were visiting Kauai on our honeymoon & our favorite dinner/ night was our night at Dondaros.
Four of us went, not ine of us had a good meal sadly... a very expensive disappointing experience. We have been coming to the island for many years and we will not be back, not would we recommend it to anyone
Amazing, def one of the best places we ate on our vacation!! Would highly recommend
Very outdated decor. Food was beyond bland. My dinner tasted like nothing with a dash of mushroom, yet had no mushrooms in it. Not worth a fraction of what we paid to have dinner there.
Fantastic food, great presentation, friendly service and an amazing view. Loved it
Outstanding service, we love the people over there
Solid service and food. Great GF options with a food allergy knowledgeable waiter.
Veal scallopine was almost 1/2 inch thick— more like veal steak — a large amount of fat.
While staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai I made reservations and Dondero’s. The Atlantic Lobster and crab linguini which was full of flavor and for dessert Lemon Ricotta donuts with a scoop of Kauai Coffee Gelato for dessert were light and perfect end to a great dinner.
As locals, we visit Dondero's 2-3 times a year. My recommendation: The caprese salad, cioppino, and definitely the donuts for dessert. And a bottle of the Belle Glos Clark & Telephone pinot noir, which is luscious. Keep it simple like this and I think you will be happy.
Our only concern was the menu said no substitutions.
Food and service was okay
Our waiter Koko was great. He explained the menu and checked with us at appropriate times instead of hovering over us. The menu even had my name printed on that said happy birthday! We loved Donderos. The food, wine etc was wonderful.
Very good service, excellent food, beautiful view of ocean
The Veal was over cooked and was not tender however, the sauce was excellent
The food was really great I had the veal and my husband had the swordfish
We have been to Dondero many times over the years when vacationing here on Kauai. This was a birthday celebration for my husband and I picked a restaurant I knew from past experience we would have a warm, romantic atmosphere and we love Italian food as well. This particular night my husband’s veal saltimbocca was very fatty - at least 60 % fat. He did not enjoy it at all. I suggested he ask for something else, but he didn’t want to since there were four of us eating and he didn’t want others to be inconvenienced waiting for a different meal. I had the mushroom risotto which I have often ordered there and it was way too salty. The restaurant put “happy birthday” on my husband’s menu, and stuck a candle in his ice cream, which were nice touches, but the prices justify a better quality/ meal experience. Disappointed unfortunately.
Very intense lighting - really distracting from the ambiance ... food ok - not great... service wonderful.
excellent food and service experience. we will be back next time we are on the island.
What a great place and great food. Delicious!!!
Juan was the best waiter ever.
We were outdoors in the full moon and having a wonderful time!
Our best meal during our recent stay at the Grand Hyatt.
Phenomenal service from Alejandro and exquisite food and setting.
Great evening on the porch
Beautiful ambiance with patio and indoor seating. Great vista from the patio. Service very good and attentive. The Caesar salad was a little on the bland side. I had Pasta Bolognese with a meatball. The meatball tasted a little burnt. They credited me for the meatball.
Honeymoon - Great day
My husband & I started out honeymoon in Kaua’i on Monday 11.12.18. Dondero’s was closed but we loved the menu so made sure to make a reservation for Tuesday night. Upon arrival we were taking out to the terrace overlooking the ocean. It was breathtaking. Our dinner was absolutely delicious! I had the pasta bolognese and my husband had the chicken piccata. We both finished our meals completely! Beautiful restaurant, friendly servers, amazing ambiance!
Always love the food here. Definitely try the lemon donuts for dessert! I was disappointed that a fly landed in my wife’s wine, and they took it away, but never brought her a new wine.
Beautiful. Romantic environment. We were seated outside over looking the ocean.
While the outside patio is beautiful at sunset, complete with tiki torches, the food is very disappointing. The Cioppino was boring at best, with very little pasta despite the server’s description. My dining partners had the veal saltiboca which was overcooked and tough. The server was very nice, but these were some of his top recommendations. Last, but not least, the desserts also disappointed. The one described as a rich chocolate flourless cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream instead turned out to be a square of chocolate mousse and a scoop of ice cream. Definitely not worth the time or effort, even as an on-site hotel guest.
Wonderful food. Great service! This is a restaurant we love to visit every time we come to Kauai.
Dondero’s was so amazing! We were on our honeymoon and the staff there made it so special. We enjoyed every menu item we got! Seriously delicious and highly recommend!!
Very good waiter and food
Great service, food and setting. Juan our waiter was amazing.
Had a great dinner tonight. Alanna was great and very attentive, keeping our water glasses full. Our waitress, Chelsea, was awesome and tended to our every need. I had the Lobster and Crab pasta which was heavenly, and my husband had the Carbonara with gluten free noodles that he said was very good. The Caesar and caprese salads were also good, as starters. Overall, a wonderful dinner and a wonderful atmosphere. Would definitely go again.
Competing music from 3 different restaurants detracted from our al fresco dining. Price was a bit high but otherwise pretty darn good
Had a beautiful meal at Dondero's. The food was creative and beautifully presented. The service was top-notch. If you want a knowledgable and helpful waiter, ask for Drew!
Outside is the place to dine- views are stunning. Limited outdoor seating so be sure to request when making reservation. Portions are fair sized, but not huge . Shrimp scampi was excellent as was the gnocchi. Great meal
Beautiful scenery! Lovely romantic setting on the beautiful property. Really tasty Mahi Mahi and chicken scallopini. The homemade Italian sausage app was so tasty & tender.
We hope to be back.