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Eating House 1849 - Kauai

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2189 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2189 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StarkRaving
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AWESOME! The ambiance was great, cool sunset, wonderful staff and an epic meal! First time there and it was for a special occasion; now our favorite place. The Ahi was great, but the fried chicken was even better!

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VickiV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening...mahalo. We will definitely be back. Hopefully things will return to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soo wonderful! Food as usually exceptional 😋

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KauaiAsWhy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would only go on a special occasion because on the pricey side for steak. Flavor & drinks are good. Service is always awesome. Don’t forget to tip your servers.

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JerryK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at an affordable price! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be back!

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Ikaika
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Due to COVID-19, the restaurant had limited capacity which made for a wonderfully quiet experience. We made reservations and walked right on when we showed up. Food was delicious.

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AmsG
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful with what questions we had and also made our very late wedding anniversary dinner very enjoyable!

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Luvfreshfish
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our boys to celebrate some huge accomplishments! Amazing food and service along with a gorgeous view. Always consistent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and food runners were awesome gave good reccomendations

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Curt
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food but need more choices would be nice. Service is awesome

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GG808
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server did not explain specials advertised on Instagram posts.

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ESEG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific menu. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal we had at eating house, celebrating our anniversary. Our server was excellent and very attentive. The was outstanding! So happy with this restaurant.

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Yama
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us a complimentary dessert with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate in chocolate. We also had the hot lava cake and ice cream and the malasadas. The butterfish hot pot did not disappoint. Absolutely no bones were in the fillet and we both enjoyed it. We had a view of the sunset on the lanai.

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wendys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Wonderful! ❤️! I love the Ribs and Lava Cake!

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vipDeanG
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. Unfortunately half the meal was served raw. The chefs made an error on one of the entrees and rather than cooking it through served partially raw chicken. Once brought to the staffs attention they seemed uncomfortable, making the ending to an otherwise great meal was soured. Under cooked meals happen, totally understandable, but an immediate response would’ve been nice once it was brought to staffs attention rather than just ignoring us until a busser came to clean the table.

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KarenS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy Yamaguchi was in the house the night we dined at the eating House. I got the prefix meal which was paired with two different wines and sake. Each course was delicious. The only disappointment was they ran out of the priests fix dessert. Otherwise, everything was perfect. How do you say how do you spell

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PatJ
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always exceptional, only wish the menu would add new dishes, as we are local and eat there all the time. Had the last fixed menu, which was 9.5/10. Main course was ordinary, could have used more imagination. The vegetable were outstanding, better then the meat part as the prep on the vegetables was simple but outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to meet Roy. A very special evening. Great place to eat on Kauai.

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sueT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Even had an opportunity to meet Roy Yamaguchi!!

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HeatherD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s restaurants never disappoint. Food is beyond amazing and service is top notch. Highly highly recommend!!!!! I have traveled extensively and Roy’s restaurants have always been my favorite since his first restaurant opened in 1988 when I was living in Honolulu with my parents.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to meet Roy Yamaguchi. Our service was excellent and the food was tasty. What a fun place to go.

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davidk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here with a family of 5 (3 teenagers) menu had options for everyone, meals were excellent, open airy dining area, specialty drinks and wine were very good and at a good price point for Hawaii

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MarlaW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not much variety on the menu, especially for someone who doesn’t like spicy food. My full size Caesar salad was smaller than the half size ordered by another person in our party. Disappointed with the lack of fish options.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Last dinner on Kauai before leaving for home. Had been to Happy Hour the evening before and drinks and appetizers were all good. For dinner, the food was ok but the service was lousy. Server disappeared for long stretches and never asked us if we wanted another drink after our first. Table of four and half of the dinners came out 10 minutes after the first two.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Rainbow Poke!!!

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vipDocLMD
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it was above average. Comparatively, Merriman’s was substantially better. As an example, we ordered a Mai Tai at both; Merriman’s was the best happy hour drink I’ve ever had. The cuisine was similar—ok but not amazing.

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parkhaven916
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in Poipu area. We dine on Crispy Fried Calamari, Lemongrass Sweet Chili Garlic Kauai Shrimp, Blackened Island Ahi over Chilled Soba Salad & Butterfish Hot Pot, Honaunau Cinnamon & Sugar Dusted Malasadas, Roy’s Signature Hot Dark Chocolate Soufflé with Raspberry Coulis & Vanilla Ice Cream. Food was awesome and service was great. Our Waiter Jesses was super friendly & helpful.

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MarcH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

food was very good but overpriced. perhaps just Hawaii prices.

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iLovesorbettoDilimone
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice. Good food. I would say that the beers and spirits/list were a a little generic but otherwise, great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The food wasn't great, but the service was. When spending $150 for two, you would hope that both would be great.

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Tilt
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meals were very good, and service was even better. Portion sizes were just right and food was well prepared. Nice specialty drink menu. Only negatives, it was raining and therefore the restaurant was a bit cold and the menu is somewhat limited, not a lot of choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious becky our server was awesome!

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Gok1
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good place for consistency in preparation and taste of food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seating by the glass enclosed kitchen was extremely noisy and made our dining experience less enjoyable.

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vipBill
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed. Was excited to try Roy's new iteration on Poipu. Main course menu item choice pretty limited. Salad tasty but pricey. Calamari way too salty. Wanted to leave impressed - but fell short

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Good drinks and cool decor. Small menu without many choices and food was average-fried chicken sub par

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vipfoodies
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

27th anniversary

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vipBear1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience2

Everything was going great til I found a lady bug in the app salad we were sharing The waiter did nothing but take the plate away when I pointed it out to him. Not even an apology really ! & no compensation

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 4.4 stars by 2189 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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