Eating House 1849 - Kauai

4.6
2383 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.
6 pax max for large parties.

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 2383 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outstanding as usual. The limited capacity and distancing was strange, however, the result was a much quieter intimate dining experience. Still our favorite place to dine in Poipu.

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Kellyw
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The Ceasar salad was bland and very underwhelming. The ahi tuna was good but not worth the high price. The chicken pot bowl was nothing special and again, not worth the price. Overall, we are disappointed bc we expected this meal to be fabulous. Tidepools over scored this by a long shot.

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MichaelT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful evening in Kauai. Arriving for the first seating at 6:00 PM we found a busy restaurant still adapting to the rush of business associated with the recent relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. Team service began promptly, accompanied by friendly conversation and a knowledgable explanation of the menu. Wine selection was appropriate to our needs. We each had the braised short ribs preceded by salad and Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc. A dessert of chocolate soufflé finished the evening. The food was very good, but the highlight was the delightful wait staff. We had a fine evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not the quality of a Roy’s restaurant. Service was terrible. Food was subpar.

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vipMark
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Out of the 7 restaurants we had to date, this was my wife's favorite. She had the whole fish and loved it. For me, the short ribs were awesome and the kids loved their meal.

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vipNbnbnb
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible service. Food is all very tasty but the service is what made our experience so great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vacation dining.

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vipTheairman15122
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience and will come back the next time we come back.

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Abcde
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was supposed to be a special dinner out during a vacation. The overall experience was a negative one unfortunately. The food, though pretty on the plate was not tasty at all and none of us finished our entrées. The cocktail that I ordered, a mango mule, was very water down. I really didn’t like this place. :(

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KristyC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner at Eating House. They could easily modify dishes to make them gluten free. Everyone loved their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We loved the food

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, view and service. Would definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding food and venue. Service and management were clearly overwhelmed and cutting noticeable corners to keep up. Exceptional food runners, all women. Bartender was great. All servers were men and one kept cussing loud enough to be heard. Dirty glassware with wine service by the manager. On two occasions our table was bussed by someone carrying dirty dishes from another table, once by a manager and the other by a busser.

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vipelaineKOA
San Francisco
159 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the dining room with a rustic feel and open side to see the lovely view. The cocktails and food were very good. We have always loved Roy's cuisine and this newer lace is really special.

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viprobertg
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so friendly and attentive despite being crazy busy!
A favorite whenever we are in town.

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vipWilly
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ok, not great

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always have the same appetizers and entree for the past couple of years and the food is consistent every time. It’s a little pricey but you get what you pay for, no complaints here. Great food.

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TerraS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Wish the chocolate soufflé was an actual soufflé and not a lava cake.
Everything was delivered quickly and with beautiful presentation.

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vipScottD
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite meal on the island. Can’t go wrong with the Short Ribs, Ribeye, ramen, hot pot, potstickers, or anything g really. We’ve never had a bad dish here.

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Marinlocal
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy with our meal. The tables were nicely spaced out and our service was excellent! The ramen is AMAZING!!

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vipUnited2millionmiler
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way. Delicious food, large portions, great service, beautiful dining room with tables well-spaced and lots of open air.

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Veeeeh
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. Great food, service and atmosphere, definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Breezy covered porch.

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CaraL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Smallish menu but delicious food. Enjoyed everything we got, especially the sizzling ribeye tataki and butter fish hotpot!

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vipScottD
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite dinner on the island. We try to make
It our first dinner and our last to set the time for a perfect vacation. It never disappoints.

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Anderson
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s definitely a treat to go here. It’s not cheap. Love the braised short ribs and the molten lava cake. The service was very good and friendly.

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vipMaja
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.A gem of superb culinary mastery. Foodie heaven. The glazed butterfish is as close to perfection on earth as you can get. Their burger is delectable-juice combination with pork and Portuguese sausage.

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vipSteveJ
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner for my son. Service and food were awesome!

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Campbellgal
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and views. Outstanding food. Hot Pot with Butterfish was so good! Low-key. Small menu with variety of price points- burger to fresh fish. Always love coming here.

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vipAndrewJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mikey is one of the coolest and most professional servers we’ve had in a while. This place is a Poipu staple and i’m relieved it survived the Covid era , maintaining it’s high standards in food quality and service.

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Foodieguy7
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Food was good but not great. Very interesting selections, the Hapa Burger was delicious and huge! (A+). The Ahi special was good but a bit dry (seared perfectly) the calamari was average. Spicy ramen was heavy on the peanut taste. The tempura onion rings that came with the burger were a huge hit. Should be a menu item!! Mikey was an amazing server! We want to go back just to see him and have the pleasure of his great attitude and impeccable service!

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DanielC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we had in Hawaii. Fabulous!

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KristiL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Embodies Hawaiian taste and aloha, everything was delicious and ambiance very island and relaxing.

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vipLSEMORY
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First place with truly friendly staff. Great food, don’t miss the pineapple upside down cake with ice cream, made to order.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Eating House seemed to be very busy. Despite this, we had at least four different servers share assisting our table with food and drinks. The calamari was excellent, the pork adobo and Ramen were good, and the pork belly was phenomenal.

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MarisaB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! We’re local and this is probably the best dinner we’ve had on island. Totally worth the price and wait time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Really enjoyed the butterfish hot pot

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BarbaraB
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insanely amazing!!!! Loved it. Memorable for every reason: food, setting, view, ambiance, service. We were already looking for another reservation before we left our first!!!!

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Erik
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience last night at Eating House! We were celebrating our final night of our honeymoon, and this was the 2nd time eating at 1849 (trip in 2018 was our first). I had the burger which was amazing. Our server surprised us with an off the menu desert which was very tasty and a great treat to cap our meal. When staying in South Kauai this will definitely be a must the next time we visit the island.

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 2383 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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