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Eating House 1849 - Kauai, Poipu, HI

Eating House 1849 - Kauai

4.6
4.6
2894 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Acclaimed Chef and James Beard Award winner
Roy Yamaguchi opens The Eating House 1849
at The Shops at Kukui'ula. Named after one of the first restaurants constructed in Hawai'i, by a Portuguese businessman named Peter Fernandez, Eating house plays homage to the popular casual eateries of the mid 19th century that incorporated a medley of flavors from the Island's growing and diverse communities.

Please call restaurant for large parties
(5 or more pax) reservations.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 742-5000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Vance Matsumoto

What 2,894 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Good for business meals

  • Kauai

    Innovative

  • Kauai

    Good for groups

  • Kauai

    Hot spot

  • Kauai

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

2,894 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York State

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Super food. We had multiple small plates. That were all delicious. Great views.

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  2. JasonC

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not our typical Roys…showed up 5 min before reservation, was told we had to wait..but next party that checked in 2 min after us and had same time were seated 1st. Hawaiian martini was bland, Rib Eye steak was VERY tough and half was all gristle and fat, , service took forever with each course. Only thing that was our usual was Pineapple cake. Menu had only 1 fish offering, which was a rice bowl! We were suppose to go again this trip….cancelled. Not worth the 75 min drive!!

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  3. Mary

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always excellent! Foods and the staff are awesome!

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  4. TanujA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ahi tartare, mango mule, tropical elixar, were pretty awesome, best tasting Ahi on our trip to kauai!

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  5. Victoria

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was FANTASTIC. Absolutely can’t wait to come back.

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  6. ScotM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food and service is great! Would recommend the butter fish!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Nice sunset view. Excellently prepared food. Good service.

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  8. Kende

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service: excellent, they work as a team! Seamlessly Food: excellent as always

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and atmosphere. Food was very nice but not the best as we had expected. I had the steak which was overcooked a bit and my wife had butter chicken which was okay but not great.

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  10. Denny

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve been to at least a half dozen Roy’s locations over the years, and I have to say that a lack of consistency seems to characterize the Roy’s experience. Eating House is no match for the old Roy’s Kauai and certainly not up to the level of Roy’s Waikiki. The food at Eating House is excellent but the service is slow despite plenty of wait staff frenetically rushing around. We’re on vacation and not in a hurry so slow service isn’t a problem, and we had no complaint. But when the waiter brought the bill, he explained that he comped the appetizer since we had to wait so long. He said it was their policy. If something like this happens so frequently that you need a policy to address it, something says improvement is needed.

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  11. joee

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Got the ribs, Ceasars salad and the ribeye. All excellent and the waitress was awesome.

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  12. JoanK

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting ambience,open and airy. The food looked beautiful but everything was very greasy.The steak appetizer was expensive and fatty. The server was excellent. Would not go back.,

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food and ambience was great! The tartar was amazing and the burger was the best we’ve ever had!

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  14. LADave

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    On her many trips over the past few years to Hawaii the eating house 1849 is always a top spot for us. We went on a Friday night, and the retail center was jammed. We were seated upstairs adjacent to a window and a band outside was blaring so loud you couldn’t think so we asked our server if she could close the window which she quickly did with a smile. We elected order a number of pupus and grazed over a lovely meal including the white fish bowl, gozya, cauliflower and edamame 

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  15. 3fromAK

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant on Kauai. Food is incredible, service is great (except for the long wait to be seated when arriving on time for a reservation and the restaurant is mostly empty). Beautiful view if you get seated in the right spot.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Must haves: Potstickers Pineapple upside down cake Rib appetizer Filled up on pupus so unfortunately can’t speak to the entrees but they looked incredible too!

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  17. mchun96813

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Seared Ahi and the Miso Butterfish. Both were excellent! Service was great considering it was Valentine’s Day. Mahalo to all the staff for a wonderful experience!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and so was our service. Unfortunately, there was a table of 7 gentlemen that were very loud and it took away from the ambiance as it was hard to hear my spouse as the gentlemen were shouting during their conversations.Fortunately, after some time the waiter asked them to quiet down as they were Talking so loudly. After that, the ambiance was great. I would give it 5 stars and would return .

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were very disappointed in our experience at this restaurant. Our server was not attentive, spending most of his time chatting with another table, and the food was heavy on liquid smoke which over powered both of our dishes. The highlight was the people who were not our server but filling water and clearing the dishes, they were very kind and check in regularly. Based on the reviews we were excited to try it out but our experience was not good.

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  20. CindyM

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively venue with unique menu offerings. Blackened Ahi Tuna excellent as was the paella. Only negative was service - server was somewhat slow and seeming inattentive. Would have appreciated opportunity to order a cocktail when seated rather than wait 15 minutes.

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  21. SRG53

    Minneapolis

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third visit in 2 weeks, what more can I say? Fantastic food and stellar service in a beautiful setting.

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  22. gwillis

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating House was recommended to us by a bartender at the resort where we were staying. We were definitely not disappointed. The views were wonderful. The service was amazing! And the food delicious!!

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  23. Noco

    Denver

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Menu very limited, not much in the way of more traditional dishes like at Roy’s.. So loud could not carry on a conversation. Service and food we had were great. Pricey. Won’t return due to noise and limited menu.

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  24. WaileaWahine

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect evening! there is a farmers market in the 'mall' on wednesdays so you can stroll that first w music etc. very relaxing setting. our server Jason was top notch! the butterfish was a 10, ramen an 8. the molten lava cake outstanding. great wine list by the glass. Ocean view. we will absolutely return

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  25. SRG53

    Minneapolis

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience at 1849. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We had the sashimi app and I had the Ahi entree. My wife hade the Butterfish, and everything was extraordinarily delicious. Expensive and worth it. We are repeat visitors for a reason

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  26. Fabulous

    Hawaii

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the Eating House is one of my favorites, I was disappointed at the toughness of the steak. Not their usual!! It will be difficult for me to order it again! And I’m not understanding the reservation system. We arrived 10 minutes early and was told to sit and wait 10 minutes. This was the third time for this. There were plenty of tables available!

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  27. DougE

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Eating House 1849 is the best dining experience on Kauai. The braised short rib is delicious! So is the butterfish. Jake provided excellent service even though he was covering a large number of tables. He’s awesome!

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  28. Akgirl86

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing- for appetizers we had the potstickers- so good! We both had the burger and it is the best burger we have ever had. Our server- so sweet and nice- Macy (sorry for the misspelling)- very attentive! We were sat at table 17- with the best view. We come ever two year to this beautiful island and this place is always a staple and will continue to be so. We are in love with this wonderful restaurant! Food is very flavorful!

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  29. SRG53

    Minneapolis

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sashimi starter was outstanding. I had the Ahi entree which was amazing. Terrific server, great experience. Expensive and worth it!! We will continue to be repeat vistors.

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  30. JohnnyM

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Why do we always end up sitting at the entrance, or in front of the kitchen, or behind a post, like this visit? Other than that, view (around the post) was amazing, food outstanding, dessert (choc souffle) to DIE FOR! This is our 4th Roy's restaurant, and did not disappoint. But must have reservations. Missed out last visit to Poipu as we did not make reservations well before we arrived! Did not make same mistake twice. Would clearly return, hoping for a seating with a view 🤞

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. The paella was amazing. My husband even liked the Brussel sprouts on his dish and he hates them normally.

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  32. Coodles3

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The butterfish rice bowl is the absolute best dish on Kauai- at least in the Poipu area. Merrimans, Tide Pools, Beach House, and Table at Poipu have very good food, but the butterfish rice bowl outdoes them all.

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  33. AlanF

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the Eating House 1849 several times and each time is as good as the prior time - it is an outstanding restaurant. As soon as we finished we made a reservation to return.

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  34. JayR

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is awesome. Servers were outstanding and functioned as an exceedingly well-trained team. Service score brought down by incompetent maitre'd.

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  35. johnl

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved it! It’s a place we have come every time we are on this amazing island.

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  36. rickb

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent from food to service to location and views. Have eaten here 3 times on 2 different trips to Kauai and will do so again multiple times on our next trip.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had heard so much hype about the quality. It was very noisy. We were seated promptly. Staff was friendly. The food didn’t live up to the expectations. We had gone to Merrimans the night before. It was a much more pleasant atmosphere. When we asked if there were any specials the waiter said no we don’t do that anymore. It was an okay experience just not what I had anticipated.

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  38. TeresaD

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food at Eating House 1849 was fabulous. My husband and friend joined me at the restaurant, and we loved every minute. Our wine paired nicely with our meals, and was delicious. Service was on-point, and all the waiters were friendly. For dinner I had the short ribs, which were tender and flavorful, while my husband and friend ate the rib-eye-they said was really tasty. Unfortunately, we can't recommend dessert, because we didn't order any, after our very filling meal. However we can say the dessert menu looked very tempting. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the mood for an outstanding meal, in the Poipu area. We plan to return next time we are in town.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to try many tapas items and each is so different and delicious. Steaks looked great but you can get a great steak many places. Choose variety.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved the burger but all the other dishes were over cooked or had too many fillers. Would not go back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Eating House 1849 - Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-5000.

Eating House 1849 - Kauai is rated 4.6 stars by 2894 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Eating House 1849 - Kauai

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street, #A-201, Poipu, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Poipu Road
  • Neighborhood
    Koloa
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vance Matsumoto
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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