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About Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai
The setting of a grand Tuscan villa sets the tone for an amazing evening at Dondero's. Chef Cary crafts Old World favorites using the freshest of ingredients to create New World sensations! The menu features many classic dishes and Neapolitan style pizzas. Our delicious house made gelato makes the perfect dessert.
Poipu, HI 96756
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Sunday/Monday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Dine in your own private room, away from the main dining area, where our attentive staff will see to your group's every need.
Private Party Contact:
Dondero's Manager: (808) 742-1234 ext. 6346
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai Ratings and Reviews
We loved Dondero's! We sat on the patio and the ambiance was incredible! A light breeze, the gorgeous full moon and the sound of the waves on the beach all combined to make it a heavenly evening. The food and service were near perfection! We will definitely dine with them again!
My wife and I stayed at the Grand Hyatt during our honeymoon and made dinner reservations for Dondero's. We sat outside and had a lovely scenic view of the grounds on the resort. We ordered a charcuterie board for our appetizer and enjoyed that with a glass of champagne. For our entrees we ordered the spicy sausage pasta and their version of a bouillabaisse seafood dish. The meals were very filling, so no worries about going home hungry. Everything was cooked and prepared very well, but the best bites that we had were the scallops in the bouillabaisse dish. They have scallops in a few of their dishes so I would definitely recommend going with one of those if you like seafood. Overall a great meal experience!
I was disappointed in the food here. Our appetizer was calamari and the breading was soggy and lacking salt. The caprese salad was the best thing we ate, fresh heirloom tomatoes and buratta. We had the NY strip (undercooked and we ordered med rare) and scallops with squid ink pasta. The pasta was boring with no flavor. The polenta that came with the the steak was good. We would not come back here again. Very expensive and not worth it.
We had eaten at Dondero's for our anniversary about a week before and absolutely loved it. We came back and were not disappointed this time either. The food and service are top notch, In my opinion, the best restaurant on Kauai. My wife had the lobster crab pasta and I had the veal parmesan. Both were fantastic.
A hint, the portions are very large and unless you are super hungry, do not order an appetizer or salad before your entrée. You will never finish it all.
The atmosphere was very nice and setting was pretty but the food left a lot to be desired. The risotto was very bland and osso bucco was very tender but used strange spices which I did not like
Overall it was our worst meal on Kauai
Did dinner here while on honeymoon. Conveniently located inside the Grand Hyatt if you're a guest of the hotel. Jeremy was our server and he was very good. Food came out in a timely manner - garden salad was solid, shared fried mozzarella which was super fresh as well as a margherita pizza. Great meal altogether.
I can't praise Dondero's enough. We were staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai where they are located. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we requested an outside table which they gave us. It was sunset, romantic, the menu had our names on it wishing us happy anniversary. The server was great and the Manager came over and congratulated our milestone.
We had a caprese salad, my wife had the veal parmesan and I had the Cioppino with a great Pinot Noir. The food was absolutely wonderful. If anything, the portions too big. The service was attentive without being intrusive.
The evening ended with us returning to our room to find a bottle of Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries courtesy of the manager of Dondero's. Talk about class. We couldn't have had a better ending to a wonderful night.
Restaurant needs a lot of updates being expensive and pretty outdated. Food was ok nothing spectacular what was advertised . Service was amazing , that was one thing that was outstanding . For this type of restaurant you would expect hand made pasta as well that was not on their menu .
I give this place an A+. From the made to perfection martini to the incredibly fluffy donuts with ricotta cheese and Caramel , we had a perfect evening . In between we had the Donderos salad and the pasta bologonesa . The salad was lite and flavorful but the pasta was the game changer . I always order this pasta as a test and Donderos passed with flying colors . The key in their pasta sauce was the pancetta , providing the perfect amount of salt . Plus the service was exceptional. The mgr also came by to say hello. Well done !!
My husband and I were celebrating our honeymoon and we could not have asked for a better meal! My husband has the lobster and crab dish, which he absolutely loved. I had the scallops with black linguine, which was probably the best dish I have had in a very long time. We got the beef appetizer and the fried mozzarella and they were amazing as well. Definitely recommend eating at this restaurant!
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