Happy Talk

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Dining Bar

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16 COLD BEERS ON TAP!
Better Bar Food!
Happy Hour 3-5PM.
Full Dinner Menu available at 3pm!
Full NFL on big screens.
Live Music and Sunset/Bay Views
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KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Go for the View, COLD BEER and friendly service!!!!! - food ?

SB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view wonderful servers and libations are awesome

TJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous building and surroundings, great band, delicious food, perfect service and right in Princeville! What’s not to love about Happy Talk??

KC
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views, good food and service. Bacon blue cheese salad was excellent and big enough to share. Enjoyed the coconut shrimp pupu.

SB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, people and the music is so fun

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went here after a beach goer recommended it for the views...and it did not disappoint. Really cool open air vibe overlooking mountains as the sun sets. That plus a live band made dinner awesome! Food was good- standard pub food but still good. We would go again for sure!

AD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely view and good food at a reasonable price. We also enjoyed the music!

L
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music in addition. Super servers!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, the entertainment was entertaining, and our server Rachel was very pleasant and very smiley.

ST
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome view of sunset. Added bonus when Michael Keale sang during happy hour. We cancelled our dinner reservation and stayed in the bar because loved the entertainment. I even purchased his CD so I can go home and continue to enjoy sweet memories of Kaua’i .

LM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked over month before our visit, specifically noting that we would like certain tables. We noted that it was for a special birthday. The reservation was accepted with no feedback concerning our special request and we received both text and email reminders the day before asking us to confirm the reservation, which we did. The day of the event I called to confirm that we would be accommodated with the table area that I requested and I was dismayed to speak with a disinterested host who informed me that, in spite of the clarity of what we wanted and reserving a month in advance, there was no way they could guarantee seating us where we wanted and that we had the option to wait until a table we wanted opened up. I was quite frustrated with this response and attitude and tried not to let it color my anticipation of the dinner and experience. Fortunately, when we arrived the perfect table was available and we were seated immediately. I was grateful for that but I was still upset that I'd had to worry for a few hours that we would not be treated like valued guests. In the end we were treated like valued guest and I love Happy Talk and always come at least once when we are visiting, but I believe that it is possible to reserve a specific table or area and did not appreciate the anticipation I unnecessarily felt. Thank you for another wonderful birthday dinner with wonderful ambience, delicious food, great music and the best view in Princeville!

S
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Light menu, and very loud.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was marginal at best. We were sat in a low table behind a high top. So no sunset view at all. Would not return. Band and ambience was nice tho!

SM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I would only recommend going for a drink during sunset. Previous reviews say their ribs and coconut shrimp are very good. I cannot comment on the coconut shrimp, but I did order the ribs and they were definitely not worth the money. I've had better ribs elsewhere. The atmosphere was very nice and the view was spectacular.

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Happy Talk has one of the most gorgeous settings in the world. Our friends, who had never been there were awestruck.

C
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous view at sunset. Attentive service and good food. The ribs excellent. The coconut shrimp...good flavor but overcooked. Unfortunately they were closed for a private event or we would have returned on Saturday!

R
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! The view of the mountains and ocean was breathtaking. Our food and cocktails were delicious, I recommend the ribs. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because we were constantly swatting little flies away from our food.

GW
Denver
238 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a fun place with a great view. Pretty good food. Live music. Lots of tv's. Overall really enjoyable.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit! The view, ambiance, music, food and drinks were amazing! For all you get, you can’t beat the price either.

VT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I would always recommend Happy Talk, and especially if it close to sunset. There is no better place to relax and enjoy the view in Princeville. Great cold beer and excellent service.

j
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with an amazing view! Friendly and fun.

SB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and we loved the band!

TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and world famous views of North Shore Kauai and Hanalei. One of the most spectacular sunsets we've ever seen from the Happy Talk. Entertainment by musical duo"Falling Down Romance" was amazing!

LK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I wish they didn’t have 6 big TVs all going on different sports channels. It ruins the ambiance in a place with heavenly views! The noisy sports bar scene is better suited elsewhere.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and service. Go for sunset and enjoy the views. The singer, Randy and his wife, Primrose were very enjoyable.

N
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pupu’s and drinks. Best way to watch the fabulous sunset

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Family vacation, checked on yelp for local bars / restaurants. Had a lovely happy hour there. Glad we stopped.

DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of the sunset over the garden and bay was AMAZING. The colors were out of this world. Our party shared appetizers and did not get an entree. Coconut shrimp were the best I have ever tasted. Loved the spring rolls, ceviche, and chocolate molten cake. My husband loved being able to watch the preseason Ravens game while we were there too. Live music was great. Definitely recommend!

C
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was not great. Prices were too high for what it was.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ribs were excellent and service very good. The restaurant was close to our condo and in this busy summer month it was a great place to go. I loved the fact that they had music but my daughter said she wished it was Hawaiian music because she felt that she didn't feel the Hawaii spirit anywhere. My only sort of negative comment was that the menu was limited.

TA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Amazing view...the food was no better than what you get in the frozen food isle but let’s face it, you don’t go here for the view.

s
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Mediocre overpriced bar food. Popular for it's view. Service was spotty. They botched a reservation we made a month prior and blamed it on Open Table. This was easily the most underwhelming dining experience I had on a 3 week trip to Kauai, Maui, and Ohahu. There was nothing unique or creative about the menu.

S
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our second visit to Happy Talk while on Kauai this summer. We go every summer & have been here several times before. Our first visit was just OK service was awful on our first visit which was a disappointment as we were celebrating our anniversary. Server never once acknowledge that detail. And food was OK for half of our crew but as this had never happened at Happy Talk before we decided to go back. Glad we did because the second visit was a major improvement. Fabulous service from Nicole & the food was delicious for the entire crew! Three weeks apart was our visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food and service were quite good (ribs and fish tacos in particular). The setting and view are priceless.

P
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant was exactly like described in the other reviews. It was fairly noisy and the food was mediocre, but the view was spectacular

H
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great view! Ok food.

OT
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On vacation and found the surroundings quite relaxing. Scenery was wonderful

BB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s great! Beautiful views, delicious food. Will definitely come back again!

F
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music excellent! Service and food spot on! Highly recommend and make reservations!

JG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience tonight super setting great food live music overall a great place