Eating House 1849 - Kauai

4.5
2232 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.

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 2232 people are saying
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RyanP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Mike and he was excellent! The food is delicious...too many good things to choose from.

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vipAshurina
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Seemed to be understaffed though because it took a while to refill water and we weren’t asked if we wanted additional drinks.

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vipScottD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate here on our first night on the island and were so impressed we rearranged some existing reservations later in the week to return here on Friday night for another dinner.

We again started with the potstickers which are amazing, and also added the clams casino. I had the short ribs, while my wife had the fried chicken. Both were outstanding.

Tables are well spaced out, and we felt very safe with their covid protocols. Highly recommended.

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vipJoyfull
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Yummy food, fantastic service and beautiful setting! The server was just exceptional!
Let’s keep supporting our friends in the food industry!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service with excellent food.

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vipSteveL
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Solid food offerings and execution. Service can be “leisurely” but was totally appropriate with this Pandemic-era visit.

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BrentC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While the menu was limited due to COVID, there is a decent selection and all the items we had were excellent. We go there every time we are in Kauai. (Usually more than once......)

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vipStephenM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The location of the restaurant is incredible, and try to make reservations a half hour before sunset as it is beautiful. With that said, the experience was just OK. We had a reservation, and when we met the hostess, she was not very friendly at all. She attempted to seat us in front of the kitchen, until I asked for a table with a view...which she ended up begrudgingly giving us. The waiter was ok, just not overly friendly. The menu was pretty limited (maybe because of Covid- I’m not sure). My wife and I got the rice bowls, her’s with butter fish- which she enjoyed and mine was with the chicken, which was OK...chicken had a great deal of grizzle. For dessert we had the apple pie which was delicious...and I’m a chocolate fan- so it must have been good if it wasn’t chocolate. Again, overall the experience was just ok, given the fact that dinner for two of us was well over $100. This place is owned by Roy Yamaguchi, and we love his Roy’s restaurants...so maybe our expectations were higher.

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vipScottD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations here the first night of our visit to the island. We showed up about 20 minutes before our reservation, but they were able to seat us immediately. They had removed many tables so those that remained were always at least 6 feet apart. No risk for overcrowding. Our server was attentive and helpful, and the food was fantastic. We started with potstickers and the roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. The potstickers were so good, we ordered a second order. My wife had ribs and I had short ribs and both were prepared perfectly. It was a really enjoyable meal in a safe environment. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great ! Service started off good then took a turn for the worst. We sat atleast 30min after we finished the main course for our waitress to come back so we could order desert. By the time she did return she didn’t even ask us if we wanted desert. She brought our check about 10min later. We asked to speak to the manager on duty, When the manager came to our table she showed very little concern about the poor service we received. In our opinion both the waitress and manager are in need of some serious training. I guess we just expected better service from a place like Roy’s. ( Eating House 1849)

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Travelers
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful view of Poipu and great service.

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SaraS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wad absolutely terrible. Service was deplorable. I tested a Caesar salad and I was told 30 minutes later they were out of romaine and would I like a Cesar salad with Kale! Then all the food was cold. Al 4 dishes. The drinks were watery. Waitress miserable and non apologetic. Finally manager offered to replace one cold meal. Took forever. Honestly it may have been one of the worst overpriced and underwhelming meals I’ve ever had.
If there were a 0 on the scale I round have chosen 0.
Need I say more? The entire meal should have been comped

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vipcarolm
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable experience and safe.

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idinearound
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Not great. Ambiance was good. Service was average. Food was poor.

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RussM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of the few nice restaurants open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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vipMark
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience there as always. Great and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for my girl friend’s birthday dinner around sunset and was treated to a delightful experience. We come here often but they definitely stepped up the service for her special day. It is a bit pricey but the service, timing of the food and it’s exquisite flavors made it worth the final bill.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was just ok. Your next door competitors have a much greater value and seemingly quality of food. The server and staff is a saving grace. They are completely wonderful and so professional.

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Beaugirl
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

With just opening up, service was slow but the food was awesome

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vipChavez
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner. Always have a good time with good food, would definitely return more often if the makaweli beef tostada came back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great open air ambiance with a view of the sunset and amazing service!

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ABCJ
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for our wedding anniversary. Due to Covid-19 the dining area is spread out and a great place to chat and enjoy the evening. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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LesC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise was moderately high but that’s a good sign amidst the Covid restrictions. We enjoyed the place and the food. We’ll be returning.

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vipkwoods
London
54 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive wait staff.

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vipJimP
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere and service.

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vipJennaE
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, phenomenal food and service. This is the place to go in Kauai! Also, try to book a time to see the sunset.

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crampadave
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. I have lived on Kauai for over 8 years and it is the first time I have been there. But it won't be the last. Excellent food, views, service. What can I say, it was perfect. We were celebrating my wife's birthday week and it was icing on the cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A must for when visiting Kauai

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bzentner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Service was a bit slow, but there is a pandemic after all. Excellent meal for the price. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We’ll be back!

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Marjetta
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. The view is beautiful. The service is friendly and professional.
The food was served hot and tasted delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very tasty and flavorful. Great view. Attentive servers.

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vipKaelaW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Highly recommend the burger and butterfish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ahi we expected to be more ahi steak style. Instead it was medallions with TONs of noodles.

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BrendaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience, everything from the cocktails to the desserts.

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KittyBrandon
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating House was nice and quiet. Service was great. Kind of sad the paella was not on the menu this time because I would have had that, but I had the spicy ramen since it came with dessert! Yummy both the ramen and the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It was very quiet and ambience is very nice. Tables were apart fir social distancing which is awesome!

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Rick
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, atmosphere, service, island pace.

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 2232 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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