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Eating House 1849 - Kauai, Poipu, HI

Eating House 1849 - Kauai

4.5
4.5
2605 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

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 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

    Felipe Mares

What 2,605 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Good for Groups

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Hot Spot

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOOD EATS!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to eat on Kauai! Everything is delicious, service is great, and you can’t beat the views, especially at sunset! It’s pricey but you get your money’s worth, more so than at some other nearby places. Make sure you get your reservation well in advance, they book up and there are no walk-ins.
  3. DF

    DavidF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I was worried that the Eating House would be a tourist trap without good food to back it up, but I was wrong. Both the food and drinks were solid. Definitely recommend.
  4. r

    randalbartlett

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Can't go wrong with the food quality at a Roy's!-)
  5. R

    Rhope

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but the food was amazing!
  6. f

    friendswholunch

    Hawaii

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great as always. The service was good, and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Due to labor shortages the menu has been scaled back quite a lot, so if you go, do not expect an extensive menu.
  7. c

    christians

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but the menu was SUPER small- kind of disappointing really
  8. KE

    KenE

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service!!! Excellent Food!!!! We will be back….
  9. S

    kandS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks, appetizers, & dinners were excellent. Our server Tommee was nice enough to bring out a candle with dessert for my boyfriend’s birthday. Overall great dining experience!
  10. JS

    JodieS

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was the best meal I had on my entire trip!! Can't wait to come back on my next visit. I had the Butterfish and it was done to perfection. The Sashimi melted in my mouth, and my dessert the Chocolate Soufflé was delicious. Service was great, views are incredible. Highly recommend.
  11. C

    Coodles3

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After a rocky start (we were initially offered what had to be the worst table - outside of the dining room next to the hostess station- even though we arrived a few minutes early for a reservation made a month ago), we had a perfect meal served in a timely fashion by a pleasant, well informed (knew the menu!) waiter at a table one table away from open windows and beside the kitchen window. The latter provided entertaining view of the chefs without any of the noise! Everything we ordered was excellent: potstickers; melon salad; hot pots with butterfish (second time ordering - best dish on the island);chocolate soufflé; pineapple upside down cake. We’ll be back!
  12. w

    williamt

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went to this restaurant two years ago and it was very memorable. This visit was not so much. Very limited menu due to being “short staffed”, but restaurant was certainly busy. I asked for view seating at restaurant opening (maybe two tables taken at that time), and I was given table overlooking the entrance (No view). I felt “unlistened”to. Not good.
  13. JG

    JGreG

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. Our best meal on our Kauai vacation was here
  14. RH

    RichardH

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Very unfriendly to Vegans. Chef not very creative ordered Caesar got lettuce nothing added. Nearly same with salad spouse ordered. Bowls were good. Most quality restaurants can readily adapt dishes. Certainly a salad can be made vegan with more than just lettuce. Charged same price as if I got a salad with something in it. Very disappointing.
  15. VC

    VictorC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! The staff is awesome, the mood is fantastic. You can watch the chef make your exact meal.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food with great ambiance. Butterfish and chocolate soufflé were amazing
  17. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We returned to 1849, after an excellent meal in 2018. The menu was a bit limited (due to COVID), the meals were good (especially the braised ribs). Nice atmosphere, like a large open porch, excellent service.
  18. KW

    KevinW

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservations here months in advance, only to have them call a few hours before to say they were closing - leaving us with no other options on a very busy holiday weekend. Not impressed.
  19. HS

    HoSandMan

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Hostess was amateur. Took a while to seat us even though we were on time and there were empty tables. Menu was limited and Asian Fusion. My vegetarian spouse had trouble satisfying her diet, moreso than at other restaurants. My food was quite good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Entire meal including dessert was well executed.
  21. DB

    DougB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second Time in Kauai, first time at the Eating House. Meals were top notch. Fist time trying ramen and I would recommend it.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around. Best Ahi tuna ever, great sty and service as well - A+
  23. PF

    PoipuFoodie

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Mara, provided excellent service and helped to make our 38th anniversary dinner special. The butterfish and seared ahi were delicious and the setting is hard to beat. It was a very enjoyable evening.
  24. AS

    ArunS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and drinks! Good portions too. Dessert was fabulous. Tables spaced apart to ensure sufficient privacy. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Food was delicious and didn’t take long to arrive, server was very nice and friendly, and the receptionist was able to seat us a bit earlier than our reservation time. Would definitely return to this restaurant!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual
  27. MK

    MariaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t go wrong with Roy’s restaurant. Great food and wonderful service.
  28. AY

    AndrewY

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was on opposite extremes of the spectrum, where the Crispy Fried Cauliflower the selection was nowhere near what is on display online, and the prices were higher at the restroom ($21 for a bowl of ramen vs $30 at the restaurant). We felt that it was a bait and switch with the excellent ratings this place had, and like any con victims, all we could do was walk away feeling duped. I rarely write reviews, but felt this time I needed to do it. The service was lackluster as well, but everything doesn’t matter for me if the food is good, which in this dining experience it was not. Roy Yamaguchi, if you’re reading this, it’s time to fix this restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in Kauai. We had eaten here every visit in Kauai. Get your reservation early... Food is excellent.
  30. DA

    DAS531

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lemongrass shrimp app was amazing. Burger was tasty. Would definitely come back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Our server repeatedly came by until we placed our full dinner order then went MIA. We were asked if we would use the QR code and later found out it didn’t offer the full menu as featured on a hard copy. We inquired with the server about it after seeing the able adjacent to us being served the entree we actually came in for and thought was no longer offered. He laughed about it. In order to get a second drink we had to physically get up and go ask our server for it as he stood behind some server area chatting it up. Not the service we expected from a Roy’s establishment. We live here and both work in the service industry so our expectations are absolutely realistic and basic.
  32. RB

    RandyB

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very limited menu in a restaurant with little atmosphere. Average to above average food priced high. I think Roy can do better. Or maybe they are just running on the fumes of their reputation now. They blame the pandemic however we have had plenty of amazing dinners in Kauai.Not the 5 star evening we expected nor that we experienced in other Roys restaurants in the past.
  33. CW

    ChristineW

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Service was slow and sadly neither of us enjoyed our meal…was surprised as this was supposed to be one of the better restaurants in the area. Would not recommend
  34. JL

    JodiL

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very eclectic restaurant with a unique menu. I ordered short ribs and they were terrific, but my husband ordered the ahi and he didn't like it as much. I think it is an acquired taste. The desserts were outstanding and our server and the busser were top knotch. I'd recommend if you are looking for something unique.
  35. EK

    EmilyK

    Boise

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food good and host staff friendly and hustling. However, service once seated was not good. Server put in incorrect entree order so one entree came out and I was done eating before my spouse’s entree arrived. No acknowledgement of the error and additionally we felt rushed so they could turn the table. Enjoyed the food but can’t recommend when service is poor.
  36. MB

    MeganB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and unique food!
  37. DB

    DanB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So ONO!!! Soooo GOOD!!! We made reservations way in advance, didn't have any problems. It was so beautiful (open air, lots of views) and so delicious (potstickers, edamame, soba noodles with blackened ahi, hot pot with butterfish and chocolate souffle)!!! They seasoned the edamame with something that made them so tasty!!! The potstickers were to die for, I could eat them all day!!! My husband ordered the hot pot with butterfish and it was definitely tender and buttery!! I ordered the soba noodles, which was good too, but I wish I ordered the hot pot with butterfish. And of course, we had to get the chocolate souffle, great as always!!! The service was awesome!! Everyone was super friendly!! We highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to our return!!!
  38. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Eating House. Beautiful view of the sunset, the food and drinks were delicious and fairly priced for the quality. We will return!
  39. B

    Boomdaddy

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Highly recommend The Eating House 1849. The service was good, the food was outstanding. Highly recommend all the tapas and the Hot Pot Rice Bowl with butter fish was amazing. Also enjoyed our dessert, pineapple upside down cake.
  40. CH

    CHarch

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Potstickers were to die for, the rest of the food was not great. The space is a nice place to watch the sunset. The staff did the best they could, even though very short staffed. Perhaps if we ordered differently, we would have enjoyed the meal more.

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 4.5 stars by 2605 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
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 Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

    Felipe Mares

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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