Full weekend brunch, lunch, dinner menu, sushi, and full bar served daily.
We have been here several times over the years and love the food. The service was great too.
BUT, it was freezing cold in the restaurant. We and the people around us, all had to keep their winter jackets on. I could not enjoy the food and great service that way.
Excellent service, the Seabass was amazing!
A must when you go South Lake Tahoe. Great food and service, on the expensive side.
Went to Kalani's for Thanksgiving so the place was pretty full. Unfortunately, we were seated near a door with a nasty draft. While they couldn't move us as the place was full, they were able to find a space heater which helped a lot and gave us a free sampler appetizer. The heater helped a lot and we appreciated the way they handled the whole thing. We enjoyed the sampler and the food in general.
Misty and Kayla really made our night! Fantastic food and staff. We will definitely be returning when we get to South Lake again. Thanks, Kalani’s!
We have eaten at Kalani’s many times, most days when it is quiet. Generally they have done well with our diner’s dietary needs (cannot eat garlic or onion). This time however, despite having only ten diners, they “mailed it in”. Kalani’s is a place to go for a nice meal ($150 for a couple), they simply didn’t try this time.
NOT WORTH MONEY MOST EXPENSIVE IN THE HEAVENLY VILLAGE AVERAGE FOOD TRY YOUR LUCK SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU WILL DO BETTER
The food was delicious! We had the wedge salad, spicy tuna roll, sea bass, filet and lobster, and the mocha ice cream cake. Everything was amazing except the wedge salad could have been served with more dressing. The tuna and sea bass was fresh and delicious, the filet was a good size and cooked perfectly. The main draw back was the high noise factor and the table seating. The decor and ambience did not match the high cost and value of the food. It was like having a $200 dinner in a diner.
Superior service.. Tastie food...Received drinks... started and meals very timely
We had THE BEST table service! My son is on the spectrum so he can be challenging with his food ordering and his order. It was the both of us and dear friends with their son. Our waiter tali/Dali was amazing with my son. He made me not feel uncomfortable and made my son feel comfortable. Our food was served fresh, hot and amazing. Chef nailed his ingredients and was accommodating to our specific requests. Our cocktails had perfect content. We will def be going back. Wish all restaurants had ones like our waiter! He made the night extra special
Our hostess placed us in a draft right next to the end of the bar, when most of the restaurant was empty.😕
We told her we didn’t like the table for those reasons and they let us sit at a table of choice, which was much better.
Also, we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday, (which I included in my reservation) and I expected that our server would tell her about a complementary dessert, but only after she had ordered a creme brûlée and another of our party ordered hula cake , did she mention it. We only would’ve order the one desert instead of two, if we’d had a clear picture of the situation.
I thought it a little uncool to tell us after we ordered that we had a free one coming.
Other that those two oddities, our food and service was overall very good.
Thanks for asking.
I enjoyed it so much I went back the next night!
Always just a great experience. Service, food, immediate attention.
Everything was excellent, from the appetizers to the Mai Tai before dinner! I had the sea bass, based on the reviews I had read about it, and was glad I did; it was excellent!
Traveling across USA celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.
Excellent Happy Hour! The bartender was very attentive and friendly. Portion sizes were very ample. Loved the Ahi Tuna plate and they have the best Mai Tai, outside of Hawaii. Ambiance was great and perfect for when you are eating alone, without your spouse :)
This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food was incredible and the service was extraordinary! I couldn’t say enough about the restaurant and our amazing waiter, Talis! Thank you for such a memorable dinner!
Great food, great service, great dinner :-)
An oasis of fine food that is tastefully served. A real find in Heavenly Village.
My filet was tough, my husbands 12oz ribeye was 8oz fat. No one asked us how our food was. Had to wave the waitress down for a drink. Vegetables were bland and had no flavor. Not worth the price we paid.
It gets 4 stars overall, but the mash under their signature seabass dish was to salty.
Three of us ladies went to Kalani's because of the great reviews. I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. The ambiance and service was great but I wasn't impressed with the food. The presentation was lovely but I just didn't care for the taste of the food. I tasted the scallops but didn't like the sauce and accompaniments. Same with the sea bass. My sushi roll was minimal and overcooked of the tempura flakes. We did love our waiter.
It was our 40th anniversary. It is my wife’s favorite. The Mai Tais were outstanding. The Sushi was great. The Sea Bass is their speciality and it did not disappoint.
Great food and cocktails
Service is great! We went there for my husbands 40th birthday and he was pleasantly pleased with my restaurant pick. The food was great.
As always food delicious. Selection always great. Service friendly and attentive. I eat here on every stay in South Lake Tahoe.
Waitress was lovely and very accommodating. Food was excellent. We were comped a birthday dessert
Great meal always and feels like you are eating in Hawaii 🌴
Had dinner last Sunday and came back on Wednesday for the Happy Hour. My wife and I love the food and service at Kalani's.
Excellent food and good service. Nice quiet atmosphere
We all enjoyed our experience for dinner and drinks. Our Server, Curtis, was wonderful.
Hawaiian style fish dishes are exceptional. Try the Fried Ahi and the Rib appetizers. You will not be sorry!
Food took a while to arrive after we ordered
Went to Kalani’s based on reading about its Hawaiian theme, and were very happy with our choice. Food is creative and well executed, and among many other interesting dishes they offer fish that I have never been able to find outside the Islands. Good mai-tais, excellent service, and a very attractive dining room, too. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area.
I must say dinner was Fantastic. Made reservations the night before. Showed up and was seated promptly. We had sushi rolls, pork belly, fish and steak. Service was superb. My parents enjoyed it as well. Adult beverages we're good also. Thank you for a great evening dinner
Every was amazing! The filet mignon was the best I’ve ever had!!
We had a wonderful experience during a Saturday brunch. We made reservations for 11:15 and showed at 11:00. We had our dog with us and they welcomed her warmly and were accommodating in finding a table on their patio in the shade and offered to bring our dog water.
We enjoyed their pig Benedict and bottomless mimosas. Our waiter ensured we did not see the bottom of our glasses. The Benedict was so delicious that we both decided it was one of the best breakfasts we've had in a long time. The hollandaise was particularly creamy and the poached eggs perfectly prepared. The accompanying fingerling potatoes were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Our total tab was $68.
This has become one of our new favorite Tahoe spots and we highly recommend this restaurant.
One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Everyone loves their drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Both seafood and steaks were outstanding. Ahi poke was amazing.
Several of our friends had visited Kalani's on the weekend and raved about it. We were very excited to try it and went on a Tuesday evening. The menu was fantastic! All of our apps were absolutely delicious but then our entrees came and our steaks were rare when asked for medium rare. We had to send them back. Everyone was done eating at the table by the time our steaks were returned to us. Then our server forgot to order a few of our cocktails. Then our creme brulee was cold and not crisp on top at all. Overall, I would still recommend Kalani's but maybe go on the weekend when they have their top tier servers and kitchen staff on duty.
Thanks so much Curtis was our server and he was so nice! We are going back tomorrow for our last night in Tahoe!
My wife and I went there for dinner and had one of the most amazing meals of our lives! The cocktails were incredible, and the food was exceptional. We were there on our honeymoon, and it was the perfect place to celebrate.