Eating House 1849 - Kauai

4.5
2496 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2496 people are saying
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TedM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation and birthday . Great service and great food. The ahi plate is a work of art .

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vipBill
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Best homemade dumplings ever! Get the butter fish hot pot!!!

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vipBarb80120
Denver
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. We were hoping to see a larger menu selection, not sure if this is usual or due to Covid. Highly recommend the Duo Poke, Potstickers and Hot Pot with Butterfish. The Hawaiian Martini sounded great but tasted very watery and wasn’t cold. At this price point for drinks I expected better. We would still come back though,

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow do to limited staff, cooks and waiters

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal

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LindaL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good, but not fabulous as the price would dictate even for Hawaii. Service very good, again not top rate as the price might suggest.

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vipEmmyBee
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Clearly, our weight person was over worked. He was rushing and telling us he had to leave our table before he answered our questions. He seemed annoyed that we had questions. At this particular location we were sitting near the outside at a two top with a bright light shining in our eyes directly overhead. This restaurant needs dimmer switches on those lights so that the ambience is as nice as the four tops just towards the middle of the restaurant.
Overall we enjoyed the food, it was very rich. We loved the beef ribs and potstickers. We ordered the corn beef sandwich to split as it was something we had not had in a long time. Although it was quite tasty, I believe there were items missing as in possibly grilled onions and sauerkraut? Your full menu is not online but I know we were missing part of the ingredients. The sandwich was cooked perfectly but the salad was very weak. It would’ve been nice if they had told us that it had goat cheese in it which I am allergic to.
We have enjoyed Roy’s cooking for years. I would go back and try the Ramen bowl. There were two of us and it was very hard to split that and not make a mess.

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AnchorageDiner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for Thanksgiving dinner, which was wonderful. There was a small glitch with the meal but our server and the manager bent over backwards to make it right. The beautiful view was a perfect complement to the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, jason who took care of us was excellent, everything came as ordered and properly sequenced. Well worth a visit! Make sure to try the desert!

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vipSRJandDES
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal on our first night in Kauai - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff were great, however we were misled by the online menu versus what was available in house. Appreciate the service staff and compliments to the kitchen staff, but I doubt we would return.

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vipjenniferk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our waiter could not have been better.

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vipKGolfer
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time here - but not our last! Food was excellent and the portion sizes just right.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very limited menu. Only one fish option….. in Hawaii? Very disappointed.

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TomN
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As always, the food here was excellent. We were disappointed in the minimal menu as they usually offer more seafood dishes. As far as ambiance, we have always been seated at a table for two by a window….very pleasant in humid Kauai. This time we sat in front of the kitchen with a view of the kitchen and the front desk….awful!! Covid Protocol was spot-on.
Server Jason was excellent and his assistant and “bus” person were both great! Kudos on service…always great at any of Roy’s establishments in Hawaii!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Everything we got was amazing. The portions were generous. Wish I would have saved room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, worth the price

Had to ask for table with view for a 5:15 seating with an empty restaurant, hostess tried to sit us at worst table with no view when we had resevations and restaurant empty. We were told we needed to wait and said ok, then were seated 2 minutes later at a much much better table with views

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vipFoodieotherun
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very professional and friendly.

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vipYolie
New Mexico
275 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was not crazy about the seating this time but always before we’ve been with decent views Brussels sprouts have improved and I like them more! The pot stickers were fabulous. Tavern chicken was excellent and my husband once again had the ribs! Great food and service was efficient. Pineapple upside down cake was wonderful.

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PeterB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our stay in Kauai. The butterfish served in a pot with rice and vegetables is beyond outstanding. A must. We give it an 11 out of 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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MaryR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened ahi and pineapple upside down cake were delicious!

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Suet
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were excellent

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DennisL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great & the food was delicious!!! Definitely will recommend this place and will come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior quality food and knowledgable waiter.

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Jennifer
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, refreshingly different flavors. The ramen was outstanding with a delicate tahini flavor. The burger excellent with the mix of sausage and the slightly sweet taro bun. Best meal I had on Kauai.

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vipPhillipG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extraordinarily delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is the best restaurant on Kauai. The butter fish is to die for. Went here twice on my honeymoon and will go back every time we are in Kauai. Their twist on and old fashioned is also great.

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ColinM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good dinner again. Really recommend. Great location.

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vipJudiG
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The baby back ribs from the pupus menu were outstanding. 5 large tender, fall-off-the bone ribs with a fantastic sauce. With a glass of wine (the cab from Lodi was very smooth but not “large”) it was a perfect sized dinner. We’ll return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed that Roy’s had closed, and we did not have high expectations for Eating House. But that changed! We were seated in the back section of the restaurant designed like a porch- with spectacular views where we witnessed a phenomenal sunset. Our table also had a view into the kitchen where we watched the pastry chef put together the delicious and creative desserts like Roy’s renowned chocolate lava cake. Our waiter Mark was top notch, and the flow from appetizer to salad to entree to dessert was flawless. We had the seared ahi and the butterfish both deliciously prepared. And the chocolate lava soufflé continues to be unparalleled.
We will definitely return on our next trip to Kauai.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service is still great, but food has lost something since we were last here six months ago.

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CaitlinP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation about a month in advance. Received a voicemail about 2 weeks before asking me to return the call which I tried to do 3 times. A machine picked up the call and I couldn't leave a message or press a number to speak to someone. When we arrived for our reservation we found the restaurant closed! I had even gotten an Open Table request a few days before to confirm our reservation which I did. You'd think that when someone left a message for me they would say that they had decided to close the restaurant that night and that our reservation was cancelled. Made for a difficult night for us.

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vipTree
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional food choices and quality. A unique and interesting menu menu. A great experience and some of the best meals ever

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vipAx4you
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was the worst I’ve ever experienced at a Roy yamaguci establishment. We’ve dined here in the past and loved it. Not so much this time. No passion from the hostess to the wait staff. What happened?

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MisterCreosote
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a number of times, along the years.
We enjoy the pot-stickers, ramen bowl, beef tataki, crispy calamari, and kamameshi.
The upside-down pineapple cake is very good as well as the chocolate lave flow.
Mikey is absolutely great, and Julynn is fantastic too.
When crowded is pretty noisy, and your seating -in spite of making and confirming your reservation- gets pushed back quite a bit.
Nonetheless, a great place for a casual meal, with consistent classics that satisfy, and kind, caring service.

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CeeCee
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The hostess was unfriendly & unprofessional.
Need better training to work in hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The host was not very sociable at all - we felt like we were bothering her being there - once seated we had to ask where our drinks were after waiting 20 minutes. Food was good!

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 4.5 stars by 2496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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