Happy Talk

4.4
503 reviews
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Dining Bar
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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KS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant, especially since they instituted valet parking. We have been coming here for a few years and it is one of our favorites. My only recommendatin is to expand the menu to include more fresh fish options (eg shrimp scampi, butterfish, almond crusted salmon, seafood medley. etc) and more pasta dishes. Service was exceptional.

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Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

View is the best in Princeville! Food is excellent and service is spot on. My favorite!

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PK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was great. Very casual and relaxing. The view was spectacular.

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IH
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

During our stay in Princeville, Kauai, our group of 4 (2 couples) enjoyed many restaurants. Happy Talk was certainly one of the best! It was so good, in fact that we ate dinner there twice and stopped in another day for drinks and snacks during Happy Hour.

The food was excellent, the entertainment was superb and the view is one of the most beautiful in Kauai. During eac dinner there was live music by some very unusual and talented duos . They played a wide variety of music and really connected with the customers.

Happy Talk is in an obviously popular and busy condo/hotel so do't be bashful about using the valet parking. If you arrive early, take the elevator in the looby down one floor and see the beautiful pool, again with a fantastic view of Hanalei and the Pacific.

If you are looking for a place for quiet conversation this is not it. For a great party and delicious food this is #1!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing. Food was so so. Music too loud to talk. Chickens stealing food off table. Little boy at table next to us had his grilled cheese stolen out of his hand by a chicken. Can’t recommend.

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MC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! What a wonderful, fun, enjoyable experience! Just had the most wonderful coconut shrimp dinner and watched a beautiful sunset into the ocean. Service by Tom was excellent. Food was outstanding. Live music was totally enjoyable. We will be back!

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j
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining view on Kauai! Happy hour daily 3-5 pm got our attention! The setting is stunning and the food/service was awesome! The band was local and very good! Been come to Princeville for over 20 years and this is the best!! Don’t miss it!

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SD
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Talk is a great restaurant and bar with live music. We always enjoy our time there.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this gem online while we were staying in Princeville. It was a perfect place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and have great food and cocktails. The music was not overwhelming, but very entertaining.

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TH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely best place in Kauai. Most beautiful view, great creative local food, great entertainment. ESP enjoyed Falling Romance on Monday. Actual photo from our table. Looks like a post card.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience would highly recommend

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Superior view ! We ate here three times during our stay. All of our food was pretty good. Ribs were very good. Numerous TVs and live music every night. Only open 5-9. That is bummer because that is basically your only choice for food. We had some fantastic servers and a few pretty good ones. Menu is limited but view is worth it.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, cold beer, delicious mixed drinks, and wonderful atmosphere. Tends to be a little pricey but on par for what you would expect to pay on the island.

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the happy talk for a casual meal with a great view. There is often live music too. Go at sunset!

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OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a combo of a sports bar, restaurant, dance place. There was a live band that was a little too loud for any dinner convo. Tv's everywhere. Good service, good food, large portions for a good price. The ribs and mashed potatoes were delicious, BLT was huge and yummy, garden/spring rolls were huge and fresh. It could be a romantic spot if you sat ouside away from the band.

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HJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lively & fun atmosphere. Live music is good, be prepared to talk over it.

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N
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This. Is hawaii!! Food was good. View and ambience were wonderful. Cocktails were very festive.

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FF
Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Go-To place on the North Shore for good food, good drinks and an outstanding view.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We received our food but had no utensils to even eat. Server didn’t check on us to make sure so we sat for a while until we could get someone’s attention. Food was nothing special and overpriced.

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Great experience. Awesome food. And the service was top notch. Fun for big groups and very accomodating for small kids. All in all, a must visit when visiting Kauai

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IH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great food, great entertainment/live music.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and service. The food was delicious and the portions are perfect! Would definitely go back when we are in town.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to hangout without feeling the need to get dressed up. Thanks for letting us watch the game we wanted to see.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner and the service was great. We requested a table with a view in the online reservation and when we arrived it was ready promptly, with immediate service to follow. We’ll be back.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great location, live music, nice ambience

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G
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great ribs. Good service & salad. For Hawaii the prices were very reasonable. BUT...who thinks a trumpet is good accompaniment to drinking or dining? The view was nice & food good but the noise was intolerable for us.

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MF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, fantastic service and great food! Our waitress took great care of us. Drove from Westside Kauai, worth the drive, mahalo Happy Talk! PS, if you enjoy mules, the Hawaiian Mule is a must order.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! We loved it. The food, bar, view, music, and ambiance were amazing.

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GM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyable meal at Happy Talk. We went in the evening so I’d recommend visiting during lunch to better see the view. It’s a little loud with live music or even without the music. Nice place.

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SD
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Talk is always a great experience. We hope that one day the other restaurant in the resort will open!

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great music and food in a beautiful setting....a can't miss while in the north shore! Great for happy hour or dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Music was a bit loud but very good, extremely skilled musicians. The food was fresh and served quickly. Drinks were slower. Prices were steep but the kids’ meal option provided a decent value.

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PS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific ribs. Good service. Lovely music and fun setting.

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g
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great view

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breeze.

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s
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Bar food is what they offer, not bad but not great either. Ambiance is energetic and fun. Service good not great.

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F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was quite good, but the service was pretty spotty. We ordered and received our drinks quite quickly. Our child dinner showed up very quickly (which was much appreciated!), quickly followed by our appetizer. Our mains showed up shortly after that - well before we were finished our appy. We were asked about dessert while most of our table was away in the bathroom. I mentioned we had a birthday and the waitress said she’d bring a lava cake (which again was much appreciated!). But she never took other dessert orders and didn’t ask if we wanted another drink (we did!). We had to wave her down to do so. It really felt like we were being rushed out (likely because we had two toddlers with us). We would have stayed after the toddlers left to have another drink or two had we felt more welcome. As it was, we paid up and left. A bit disappointing overall. And pretty expensive for what you get, though I guess that is par for the area.

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L
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The first time we had great service, the 2nd Time not so much. Both Friday pm. The musicians were great & asked for songs by request. We requested one and Michael said we can do that, then they never did it. We were a. It frustrated to wait and never hear it. That part was disappointing.

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RL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was amazing. The restaurant was so wonderful in the setting it is in. It is between two resorts but is a stand alone. In Princeville you must try but make reservations.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Suzanne , our bartender, was kind and knew how to poor a drink! We look forward to seeing her again this week. The bar is open air and has beautiful views of the neighboring resort and the bay.

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