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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM

Ilima Terrace - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.4
24 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Surrounded by tropical gardens, waterfalls and koi ponds, this open air restaurant is a family favorite for breakfast and lunch. The generous breakfast buffet offers a delicious array of your favorite breakfast foods, or you For lunch, you have a choice of salads, sandwiches, fresh catch of the day, and fabulous desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-11:00am

Lunch: Daily 11:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 240-6456
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Smith
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ainako
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Parking details
Valet or self-parking available.
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Public transit
Kauai Bus stops at the Hyatt.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.7
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Food Selestion spot
on;keep up the job.

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vipAngelaP (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Kanoi Ho'okano was a wonderful server!

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vipmargaret (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Outstanding food with elegant flare

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

16 people Christmas brunch, seated close to reservation time with a buffet that had numerous choices and good food.

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LJVandy1 (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Went In for Christmas Dinner. We were seated in the back and had nothing to look at but the wall. Asked to move which was done right away. Wait staff was wonderful and helpful. Food was good and fresh. I think the buffet was well worth the money. It was so fresh and tasty.
We would recommend it to everyone.
Thank you for a wonderful Christmas Dinner,
.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Setting was exquisite--on the ocean with impeccable landscaping

Service was flawless. One of our best dining experiences ever!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Had a wonderful experience! The food was really good and our server Irena was absolutly fantastic. Having been born into this industry and a former employee of Four Seasons Resorts in Hawaii, Chicago and Costa Rica, my family and I have a firm background to draw from. Having said that,... yes yes, yes, we will be back next year for Thanksgiving. I would have given 5 stars except for our table that was right up against the waiting line to the carving station. We felt a bit cramped and I was a bit nervous someone was going to dump a plate of food on my father. Champaigne took that edge away and we settled into the meal and experience just fine.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Buffet at $80
A little pricey for what it was, though the selection was good

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vipPenngrove (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Arrived for our brunch reservation. Were seated immediately. It took awhile for the waiter to show up to explain how the brunch worked, but he was very attentive after his first check in. The food was excellent, many different choices including lobster, crab, fresh fish, and prime rib. Lots of fresh fruit and salads. The brunch was expensive but turned out to be the only meal we ate that day. Great for a special occasion. Very memorable Easter brunch.

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loreleisunshine (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

The place looked AMAZing! We changed our table before we even sat as it was right beside the buffet not the place to seat guests, good idea for next year to remove those tables altogether :)
Also a drinks menu for this day would be greatly appreciated for the price of my champagne I could have got a martini :(
My husband and I wanted to spend the day together starting with a nice brunch, so I looked up all of the christmas brunch menu's we choose the Hyatt for the crab legs and prime rib for my husband he said the prime rib was exceptional but was disappointed in the crab legs they only had a cold option and he LOVES to dip the warm legs in drawn butter :)
Me I was there for the salads, the NZ green lipped mussels and the prawns all I can say is LUCKY for me I can eat Salmon, the prawns were tasteless the salads ho hum and the prized green lipped mussels just a smattering on top of the salmon dish :(
Now the salmon dish was definitely a Winner!
The dessert bar, dried fruits and cheese board also a Winner! The gluten free christmas cake was really yummy too :)
All in all the rating....I know this was a buffet but I come from a family of chefs and worked in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years and seen and tasted some amazing buffet's this buffet I rate as a low 6, the venue and ambiance a 9, the service at the table a 7, the service on the floor at each station 9, the snooze under the chicken tree upstairs a 10 Priceless photos :)

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Jeepie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

We had four generations celebrating Thanksgiving, and everyone was quite happy. The Ahi Poke was tasty, although the quality of the Ahi was only above average in our opinion. The desserts were popular, the other seafoods and turkey were very good. All in all, very good quality and freshness. Our server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2014

Grand Hyatt did not have our confirmed reservation. We showed them our Open Table confirmation and they courteously seated us. Please add our points for this reservation.

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DCDowntowner1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2014

The Grand Hyatt's Ilima Terrace Restaurant at Poipu on Kauai is a lovely and scenic location for lunch or dinner. We enjoyed a Christmas dinner there, and fully enjoyed the excellent buffet, the beautiful weather overlooking the beach, and the friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

We had a nice buffet dinner for Thanksgiving. The variety of food was good. We would have preferred warm crab vs. cold crab, or melted butter, but couldn't find it. However, the quality and taste of the desert and salads/fruit assortment were wonderful and everything tasty. My kids loved the li hing pineapple. The pineapple was so sweet and juicy. It was a simple touch, but they appreciated it! Service staff were friendly and pleasant, despite the crowd. Our family enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet for the first time away from home.
We will recommend the restaurant for a great buffet and family atmosphere.

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lorane (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

We went for Thanksgiving buffet. Of course it was crowded and the service was not very good, but the food was good. I would have like a bigger salad bar. The selection was what I would expect from a holiday buffet. It was $60 a person though.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

Went here for our Thanksgiving dinner. The food was good for a large buffet service.

The problem spots: overcooked dark meat turkey, non-iced sushi, slightly overcooked lamb (though it depended on when you went through the line), inedible rice pilaf.

Highlights: excellent steak (had rare) that was very tender & flavorful; stuffing & mashed potatoes were excellent; shrimp & crab legs, poke; dessert bar: lemon meringue tart, mango mousse tart. & brownie rice squares were big winners.

We were lucky enough to be seated at the best table in the house! Right by the waterfall where there was no one around us & no people had to walk by us to get to the food. We had up close & personal look at one of the swans. Great time had by all!

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dima78 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

I've never been here for regular menu items, only the holiday buffet. It was the best buffet I've ever been to! The food was amazing as was the service. The view was nice as well, although we weren't lucky enough to get one of the really good tables. Everybody was so extremely friendly even though they had to work on a holiday. It was pricey, but well worth it. I would definitely recommend and come again.

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vipfoodallergies (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2013

Last year the Christmas buffet was fabulous. Food and service were excellent.....we couldn't wait to go back this year and have the turkey and stuffing (with coconut). Unfortunately there was no turkey.

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Mauigrays (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2013

Ilima Terrace outdid the self with their Thanksgiving Buffet! Displays were abundant and a feast for the eyes. The food was amazing and provided excellent choices for all pallets. To have Thanksgiving with a direct ocean view only made the meal more delicious. A true spirit of Aloha was alive at Ilima Terrace! Thank you Grand Hyatt Kauai.

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GeorgeCurious (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2013

This was an awesome Thanksgiving Buffet. Great tasting food and plenty of it!
Ambiance was great!

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