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Eating House 1849 - Kauai, Poipu, HI

Eating House 1849 - Kauai

4.6
4.6
2624 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.

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(5 or more pax) reservations.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 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 2,624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Kauai

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    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kauai

    Hot Spot

  • Kauai

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Kauai

    Scenic View

  • Kauai

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  1. S

    Santafefoodie

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I am a huge fan of Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurants but, this was my first experience at Eating House 1849. As with his other menus, the choices were excellent and so tasty. Highly recommend starting with his signature martini with infused pineapple and vanilla. Richard, my waitperson was friendly and extremely efficient. I always judge service by how solo women are treated. Richard definitely met my standards. The only aspect which prevented a perfect experience was the hot setting sun glaring into the seating area. The sun shades could have been lower but the ocean view would have been lost . The noise level was uncomfortably loud but that is to be expected from large tourist groups all competing with each other for attention around the tables. That wasn’t the fault of Eating House.
  2. S

    Sheila

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Would not recommend this place. It took over an hour after ordering to get our two dishes. We saw other people seated after us who got their food before we did. Our server never acknowledged the extremely long wait. We would have appreciated if they were upfront with us if they had staffing or time issues but we just sat there for over 90 minutes and all we ordered were two drinks, one appetizer and two mains. Not a way to spend our anniversary.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints.
  4. LG

    LynnG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our evening. The food was to our expectations.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Not enough wait staff
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danner was great! We enjoyed celebrating our honeymoon and she made it awesome!
  7. S

    Samantha

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was great. Our favorite was the ribs and the pineapple upside down cake. Absolutely delicious!!
  8. HT

    HughT

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious, the service was perfect, attentive but not rushed we saw the sun set and had a wonderful 50th anniversary dinner!
  9. m

    malasadas

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Poipu restaurant, with stunning ocean views and superb attention to quality, local ingredients. Both the mozzarella and caesar salads were fresh and interesting, and we had the boar burger, short ribs, and blackened ahi--all memorable.
  10. DJ

    DJCA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The establishment is modern, pleasant and provides a cohesive experience in line with the menu. This was undoubtedly the absolute best upper tier restaurant on the island. The drinks, appetizers and food were really spectacular. I couldn't have been more pleased with the food offerings. Not once did we feel remotely rushed and it was a very relaxing dining pace which we greatly appreciated. The view is spectacular especially for sunset. For Pupu, we had the Trio (which I was told is not available all the time) and the Fried Brussel Sprouts & Cauliflower. Both were great. We really enjoyed the trio because for 2, it was a great size and provided a great sampling just enough of everything but not too much. Being a Brussel Sprout and Cauliflower fan, how can you go wrong? Crispy, slightly salty, balsamic... all things to love. For entree, we had 1849 Spicy Ramen Bowl and Butterfish Kamameshi. Both highly recommended. The Spicy Ramen was one of if not the richest ramen broth I have ever had (I probably have eaten more ramen in my life than I should have) and was deep, complex and almost gravylike. The Butterfish was spectacular and this is rice done right. Normally I don't like rice as part of my entree at this tier of establishment but I would gladly order this again and again. Everything was perfectly balanced. Not too much sauce, not too little. Not too much salt, not too little. Not too much spice (and I love spice) but not too little. Everything was in balance and exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I also need to mention the table of 6 next to our table, which despite their "should know better" experienced age, were bordering on boisterous, having started out with a bottle of chilled something prior to their arrival. These people decided their desire for a photo at the railing overrode all the other tables who were trying to enjoy their meals in peace less than a foot away. It was disrespectful, an embarrassment and intervention was lacking.
  11. RP

    RPVGE

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday but was bummed they were out of Ahi
  12. AG

    AngieG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the coast, lovely breeze. Loved it!
  13. DD

    DaveD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    The restaurant is very nice with a sunset overview of the beach. The main issue is the food is slow and mediocre for this price point. The server was ok but she seemed annoyed that we didn’t order any alcohol (seems to be a common theme in Kauai). The burger was ok but took 40 minutes to arrive. The potstickers were good but not worth $17. This is not din tai fung so stop pretending. The apple ice cream dessert was also good but not $14 good. The caramel butterscotch was overwhelming sweet.
  14. j

    johnnieg

    Orange County

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to Kauai each year and always eat at Eating House 1849. The service and the view is wonderful and the food top notch. The good/great: Service is great. our server was friendly, helpful and did not hurry us. The food is wonderful. We split the Tomato Mozzarella salad, the Tavern fried chicken and the potstickers. All were very tasty, with large portions and reasonably price. We finished off with the pineapple upside down cake and ice-cream which was WONDERFUL. The not so good: Because of the economy, they are understaffed and have cut their menu in half. Very limited menu. A lot of our old favorites are not on the menu anymore. This is a common problem here on Kauai where no one wants to work. and all of the restaurants are understaffed. Hopefully it will get better because this is a great restaurant with super friendly staff.
  15. ES

    EmilyS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING and the atmosphere was great. Our waiter was one of the best waitors we’ve ever had!
  16. EF

    EnwhyceeFoodie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Open air restaurant with seriously amazing food. Husband had the ribeye and loved. I had the butterfish hotpot…and omg, so delish. Highly recommend!
  17. RB

    RonaldB

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Menu choices was a little light. Seated quickly and food was excellent.
  18. AM

    AngieM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a better table or server. The view was breathtaking and Jason our server was very attentive and professional. Look forward to dining there again and will be sure to ask for Jason as our server each time we return!😊
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our waiter was very nice. I'd only say that it would have been good to know what was sold out prior to deciding what we wanted to eat only to find out it wasn't available. The food was tasty and the ambiance was fine. I couldn't help notice how rushed the staff was to clear and close everything while guest were still eating. Closing shutters and blocking much needed natural air. This was an hour before closing time. The gal that was clearing the tables was so focused on gathering as many dirty dishes that she spilled a guest left over food and cast iron plate all over him. Also the gentleman at the bar chased down a customer that moved over from the bar to their table for dinner and loudly told him, he needed to pay for his drink. Just some lack of customer service that turned me off to this place. Some times the little things go along way. The staff seemed to lack courtesy and tack.
  20. FF

    FoodieFun

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Butterfish kamameshi was amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOOD EATS!!
  22. MP

    MichelleP

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. The sunset views were incredible. Small plates were all creative and delicious
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!-)
  26. R

    Rhope

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

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

    friendswholunch

    Hawaii

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 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.
  28. 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
  29. KE

    KenE

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

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

    kandS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary and it was definitely a wonderful experience with amazing food, drinks and service. Thank you for another fantastic dinner!
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 2624 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 12 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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