We went here for my husbands birthday. Had a beautiful table outside on the patio. The food and service were both wonder. As was the ambiance . Coco was our waiter. He was very charming and professional.
Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Our waiter was awesome he took numerous pictures of us to memorize the occasion
Great dinner with family. Food wsa excellent, as was the service. We booked our reservations at 8:15 because that was the earliest we could get, but called directly and was able to get in a little bit earlier. The host was very accomodating.
Everything we ordered tasted great...and looked great too. Sat outside, which was nice. Would definitely go again!
Terrible food. Worst Italian dinner we’ve had in years.
We arrived a little early for our 7:30 reservation and were seated shortly. Waiter came by and took drink and appetizers orders. The appetizers were wonderful. Then, we waited an hour for our main dishes. The presentation was beautiful. However, my chicken piccata and accompiaments were cold. The waiter took it back to kitchen and brought it back some time later saying they had redone the polenta completely. All was still cold. No reason for food to come out of kitchen like that. It tasted as though it was gelatinous because of cold temperature. Very disappointing. Waiter was not very attentive or apologetic either.
Food was excellent, felt forgotten by waiter. Loud families surrounded us.
Food was way below average at prices way above average. Won't be returning.
This is a very nice restaurant with and excellent view overlook in beautiful grounds and the ocean. A very romantic location. Food is good and well presented. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive.
Second time dining at Dondero’s. Very good on both visits. We sat outside on the patio, right hand side, and the only negative comment I have is the pathway down to Tide Pools - every person walking past is going to look at you like you are on display... perhaps allow the hedge to grow higher than the current 3 feet to provide a bit more privacy / intimacy. It will not block the view, as the only thing you see in that direction is the side of the building.
Food was very good - Osso Bucco and Lobster. Foccocia and olive oil was excellent. Service was impeccable. Our waiter, Alejandro, was excellent - very attentive and friendly, but not overly familiar. A bit pricey, but you’re at the Hyatt. A good date night or special occasion dining location.
Waiter Koko made the evening so remarkable! Food was outstanding and view of ocean was out of this world! This is the reason we return to Kauai !!! Thanks! Nancy and Jerry Bristow
Fort Worth , Tx
Food was great. Price was high, but that’s to be expected at a resort restaurant, and the portions were admittedly generous. My only complaint isn’t Dondero’s fault, but something the Hyatt needs to deal with. The layout of the hotel is such that the live music at the Seaview Terrace can be heard EVERYWHERE, from the farthest guest rooms (don’t get me started on how much of a nuisance this is) to the restaurant next door which is trying to set it’s own atmosphere with appropriate music for a nice Italian restaurant. I can’t be the only person who wants to claw their ears off when bombarded with two competing sources of sound like this, though no one else seemed too bothered. Fortunately it was noticeable but tolerable most of the meal - it got a lot worse around the time we placed our dessert order, so I ended up rushing through the yummy candy bar concoction a bit in order to get out of there. Oh well.
Great service and thoughtful, creative menu. We loved our outdoor table.
Celebration of our parents long life. The service was excellent. The view over the ocean was spectacular. The food was perfection. The cioppino was perfect, the items were grill individually before being combined in the saffron tomato broth. This one of the best cioppino I have ever had.
Was amazing food , our server Koko was so kind and nice.
Good vibes and beautiful view.
Everything was great
Nice ambiance and friendly service, but sadly, the food was disappointing.
Amazing service and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.
Great time out on the patio. Great service and tasty food.
Good ambience - was one of the nicest restaurants you could get seated past 9pm. However food was ok and service was ok - they kind of rushed us to order, which I understand bc it was getting late to be fair. We wanted to order the prime rib (reviews raved about it and on the menu it said “while it lasts” but it ran out. Perhaps if we could get that our food rating would be higher.
Everything that we had that evening was exceptional! Not one bad dish and we were very impressed. Compliments to the chef! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Well done. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Great staff and food. We both ordered the special risotto which I am gluten free and my husband is allergic to shellfish. They completely accommodated our meals to make sure they were okay for our allergies. Timely and amazing food/service! We would return and recommend!
Donderos is in our hotel. We have loved all the other restaurants so we wanted to love it. The service was amazing. The food was ok. Calamari not crispy, bowl of gnocchi tiny, fish dry, little issues with every dish. Restaurant was mostly empty while the hotel is almost full so seem word has gotten around. My guess is they switch this one out soon.
The service was good but the seafood was not very tasty.
Dondero's at the Hyatt is always a treat! My only issue was the reservation. We decided to change the time to our Open Table reservation. Went on line and tried to make a modification. Could not. No later time slots available on Open Table. When I call the Concierge at Hyatt, they said they could not help because the reservation was made on Open Table.
On vacation at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Dondero’s is one of the restaurants on premises. They srat d us out on the patio overlooking the grounds. It was very nice. I had the veal parmigiana, it was very good. My wife had the shrimp scampi and loved it. I had the filled donut holes for desert witch was tasty. Good food and ambiance, but inside was noisey. Pricey, but you are at the Hyatt in Kauai.
loved it! great food and great service! would recommend!
Food and service were good. Lots of families with small kids as this is the only other dinner restaurant at the Hyatt besides the super nice Tidepools. Overall good but not great.
Very noisy, disappointed we were seated at the entrance when we had made reservations days in advance, food was good, can't describe this restaurant as romantic with kids running back and forth
Great food. Really fabulous service from Juan Rimerez. Enjoyed the pasta with crab and lobster. Really pleasant evening with good friends
We really enjoyed celebrating our 47th Anniversary at this beautiful restaurant. The food and service were amazing!!!
Nicely prepared dishes by expert in house chef. Everything was excellent, including the service by Juan and the assistant waiter Aaron. The veal and scallops were nicely prepared. The presentation for the minestrone soup was unusual in a good way. Caesar salad needed a transfusion (more dressing), and livelier lettuce, but other wise everything else was perfection.
The setting was beautiful outside watching the full moon come up. I thought the food was exceptional. The outside tables were very romantic. I did not want to sit inside, though as the lighting was too bright in my opinion.
The food was awesome as well as the service. The mango martini is highly recommended and the Atlantic lobster and linguini is amazing! Overall a wonderful place for a lovely special occasion dinner.
Anniversary meal under the stars! Amazing table, amazing food, amazing experience! They even made us personalized menus. Love this place!
Great food. Super, attentive, friendly service by Juan. Nice outdoor dining with magnificent garden and ocean view Highly recommend
Bland and unimpressive
Skip this place
My family and I stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai and Dondero’s was the first restaurant my 6 year old daughter requested to return. We ate there for dinner twice and all of our meals were fantastic with beautiful presentation.
Lovely, lovely dining with attentive/unobtrusive service. My only disappointment was the large smashed potato that my fish of the day sat on. It was way too large a portion when
Compared to the size of the mahi-mahi. Otherwise it was perfect!