Happy Talk

4.2
601 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
What 601 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

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
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

P
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

L
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great view! Ok food.

OT
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

BB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

F
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view and wait staff was amazing

LS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Awesome place to go for sunset drinks. Views of the ocean and mountains are super! There was a great ukulele singer the night we were there....was very special and fun. The food is just ok and a little overpriced as are their specialty drinks.

S
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We love Happy Talk & come several times during our stay in Princeville. Drinks & food are always delicious. However this time the fish was a little on the fishy side & our waitress was a little on the surly, quiet side. Maybe she was having a bad day. We were celebrating our anniversary & not once did she inquire about our celebration even after we ordered shots & toasted while she stood there.We still left satisfied & will be back again.

PD
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible ambience; great food; service very good; food prepared quickly; bar is not loud at 5:00. Fine for kids when you sit outside. The bar might be louder later, I don't know. Music is traditional Hawaiian or jazz. We loved it!

JK
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Outstanding view. Truly remarkable. That, however, was the only positive thing about our experience. The food was uninspired and poorly executed. Our server was disinterested and never bothered to check in after our food was delivered.

LG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful view of the grounds, the ocean and Bali Hai! We were there for happy hour and shared some yummy appetizers. We had a less than attentive server, which made the whole experience a little less than perfect.

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was nothing special for the price charged. Service very good. Atmosphere excellent.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and great food!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting, food was very tasty.

TC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great views of Bali Hai, especially at sunset, there is live music so expect a higher noise level

PM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. My only complaint is the volume of the music. We really liked the band, but the restaurant space is just too small for that kind of volume. We couldn’t have a conversation at all during dinner.

OH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is great. Above average pub food, but that view! Second to none. A great place for a meal and a brew when in Princeville.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, beautiful view and excellent live music by Falling Down Romance.

CB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Average pub food, and rushed service. Young Asian server was passive aggressive and obviously trying to get us out the door so they could go home early. If you close at 9, don’t offer an 8pm reservation! We will not be going back.

l
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food wife loved the coconut shrimp. The Sunday night band was funky and jazzy. Great service staff. Will definitely return.

ZB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Have loved this spot for many years. However, this visit was not as great. They were out of many items and there was a stray cat running around under all of the tables. While cute, not exactly what I enjoy during dinner out.

H
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Attentive host and server. Food was very tasty! Would go back.

KM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing and the food was great too. I think the waitress’s name was Abby or Gabby.

LG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The ribs were outstanding. Drinks good, ambiance and music were great. Prices were steep, in line with a tourist resort.

TG
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

clearly there are better tables than others, ours was in full sun and that was not pleasant. "would you recommend Happy Talk to a friend". sure, but it would be in a list of several other locations, Happy Talk would not stand out as "the" place; all in all, a glorified Tiki sports bar

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor atmosphere with an amazing view of Bali Hai and gorgeous koi ponds. Loved the live music. Great cocktails and ice cold beer.

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Happy Talk was our "Happy Place" while staying in Princeville! The food was good, and the ambiance was unbeatable! The only down point was the beverage refill frequency. Always had to ask.

N
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Setting is intimate and beautiful yet casual. Ate there twice during the week I was there.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and fun to have live music

DG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great views during the day and good live music at night. We go there every year when in Princeville and we love it.

G
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was just Ok the service was really slow.
It was nice that a couple of singers entertained us while waiting for food it helped with the really long wait.
The drinks were not up to par as far as I’m concerned awful beer selection and what was recommended was not good at all.
But the place is in a resort and the view is nice.

M
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The main restaurant has been cloaed for over 10 yrs and this lil bar is not even close. You feel very rushed to eat and choose from a underwhelming small and overpriced menu. Not to mention the Cats the are all over the restaurant while you try to eat. My wife was slightly sick the next day after eating here too. Been coming to Hanalei Bay Resort for over 25 years and this place is just not the same. Tourist Trap all the way.

l
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and food. All four of us, ranging from 19 to 56 years old, enjoyed all this restaurant had to offer. Beautiful place with a great food and drink menu.

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