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Kalani's

4.5
4.5
892 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Kalani's is located in the beautiful setting of the Heavenly Village. Kalani's is one of Tahoe's premier locations serving seafood, steaks and sushi.
Full weekend brunch, dinner menu, raw bar, and full bar served daily.
Happy hour served Monday-Friday in our Puka Lounge.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 544-6100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Troy Denkler: (530) 544-6100

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What 892 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Notable Wine List

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Special Occasion

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    426 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    426 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    While vacationing in South Lake Tahoe my wife and I had dinner twice at Kalani's. We really enjoyed it. The wedge salad and the lobster bisque as appetizers were very good. My wife had the rack of lamb twice which speaks for its taste and quality. I had the halibut once and the fish combo the second time, both were very delicious. They have a good selection of wines (some are really pricey). The first time we were there the host stand was slow. One hostess avoided eye at all cost. Much better the second time we were there. Our servers (Elena and Curtis) were very attentive and friendly. We had a wonderful dining experinece.

  2. L

    Lovetoeat

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fantastic meal! We started out with a dynamite roll which was absolutely delicious. For my entrée I had the salmon encrusted with macadamia nuts and my husband had the appetizer sampler which was huge. The sampler came with ribs, shrimp with a wonderful sauce and crab cakes. The portions were good sizes, we were too stuffed for dessert. Everything was really well prepared and yummy. Service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Kalani’s was awesome. Very family friendly, drinks were fabulous. The Sea Bass may be the best cooked piece of fish I’ve ever had. It melted like butter. Excellent time.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    426 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    426 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a reservation on a Sunday night. We had to wait a little bit because the hostess stand was poorly organized. Once somebody came to address reservations we were seated. Elena was our server. She was great, very friendly and attentive. Food and wine were very good (wedge, rack of lamb, halibut and Pinot noir).

  5. LE

    Luv2Eat

    Tahoe

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The menu is great and the food was delicious. I ordered buttermilk pancakes because the description said they came with mango butter and coconut syrup. When I received my order, there was neither mango butter nor coconut syrup. They told me the mangos spoil so they don’t keep them and they didn’t have coconut syrup. The pancakes were delicious but I wish the menu had been accurate.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food that melts in your mouth and some of the best service I’ve ever experienced .

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Loco Moco Benedict was great!

  8. LT

    LindaT

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was greeted upon checking in with a happy birthday, which was very nice to be acknowledged. The servers were great- helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The atmosphere was nice since we just came back from Hawaii a few weeks ago and it made us feel like we were back there. The food was delicious and tastefully prepared. I appreciated the birthday dessert, and our server was very nice about it when we canceled the other dessert we ordered. This was our second time at Kalani’s, and we will definitely be back again!

  9. MO

    MikeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Started with the crab cakes. Then the lobster bisque. Beef rib eye with wasabi garlic mash potatoes and asparagus. Crème brûlée with homemade whip and fresh strawberries. Our server Alicia was great. Top ten meals ever.

  10. DB

    DavidB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good all around. Brunch was a great value and the food/drinks were good.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The beets and the sushi were superb. My wife has a shellfish allergy and the staff was all over it to make sure she did not get cross contaminated. Our waitress was very personable and was able to give great service even though they were slammed. Definitely going back for their entrees. Highly recommend!

  12. BH

    BlondersHolmvik

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A very nice experience at Kalani’s. Warmly greeted at the front desk and you could tell they had read my Open Table reservation request thoroughly. Seated promptly by the hostess and was immediately greeted by an attentive staff. In a place like Tahoe service and the front desk can be an issue, not at Kalani”s. Had the garden salad and Hamachi crue doe prior to our entree. No problems here, the Hamachi was tasty but not a must have for any future reservations. Salad was a large portion that could serve 3 people. It was tasty and had a light flavorful dressing. Entrees we’re next, Halibut with asparagus risotto for my gorgeous wife and Miso Yaki Sea Bass with greens and horseradish whipped potatoes for me (the house specialty). Halibut was cooked perfectly and was the right portion size. Risotto was creamy and a tad al dente , just how it should be. My Sea bass was as advertising! Simply amazing. The perfect portion size with an ever so slight vanilla sweetness in the creamy sauce that was oh so delicate! The greens and horseradish whipped potatoes were the perfect compliment to an extraordinary meal. Service was stellar and our server, Alissa was knowledgeable and pleasant. All in all Kalani’s moves to the top of my Lake Tahoe fine dining list. I highly recommend it for a wonderful fine dining experience in a place where good food can be difficult if not impossible to find.

  13. JT

    JoyceT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was excellent. We had scallops, chef's special fish meal, roasted brussels sprouts and margarita pizza. All delicious! Cocktails were yummy as well.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was peaceful the Hawaiian music in the background was pleasant and the food outstanding

  15. KK

    KarenK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptional. Cooked to perfection. Service was excellent & staff was attentive to every detail.

  16. JG

    JoeGolf

    San Francisco

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Outstanding seafood perfectly prepared. Interesting sauces and dressings. Great location for sushi lovers.

  17. AR

    AprilR

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at Kalani’s. The cocktails were good, although, I judge a good bar on how accommodating they can be. I asked for blue cheese-stuffed olives for my dirty martini and got prepared stuffed olives out of a jar. Disappointing. The rest of the meal more than made up for this, however. My husbands Mahi Mahi was beyond compare and the Baby Back Ribs were beyond compare. The guava cheesecake was unique and the perfect finish. We know we can alway get a great meal from this wonderful restaurant. The staff was very attentive, Raul and Michelle were the best.

  18. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was A+ From the hostess to the waitress and waiters. The chefs, the food was excellent.

  19. KS

    KaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time here we went about 8:30 on a Monday with a group of 7. The servers were very friendly and efficient. The food was quality and enjoyed the drinks. I will go again when in town and would recommend it.

  20. F

    Foodiewithpups

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Helena, our server is great. The filet mignon was delicious and perfectly cooked. And the miso yaki seabass was equally as good. My favorite restaurant when I’m South Lake Tahoe.

  21. DY

    DanielleY

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our first visit to Kalani’s. The food was excellent, served quickly and hot. Enjoyed the cocktail menu variety very much. The service from Raul was by far the best part of our dining experience. He was very personable, attentive and gave excellent recommendations.

  22. TR

    TRL43

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’re visiting for our honeymoon and decided to give Kalani’s a try since it’s close to our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised with the great service and how much we enjoyed our meal. The sea bass was one of the best dishes I’ve had…melted in your mouth. The drinks, sushi, and dessert were great as well.

  23. DA

    DavidA

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    I'm from Hawaii and was really excited to try their mochiko chicken which I can't seem to find anywhere outside of Hawaii. It was nothing like authentic mochiko chicken. Very disappointed but the waitress did replace my meal and the sea bass which was average.

  24. m

    majorfoodie

    Tahoe

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We dine with Kalanis every visit when in Tahoe. The hostesses were awesome handling our needs. Service was very attentive. Dinner was delicious as always. Tried shrimp salad , not impressed. A lot of ice berg lettuce, tiny shrimp, did not see mango relish, very little dressing. Big profit salad. Will never order again. Live & learn. Other than the item, we enjoy dining with you. See you in July visit. David.

  25. M

    Mannypic

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Good place to eat when it's not crowded. Server was friendly but he took too long to check on us. We had to have him flagged down by other servers because we wanted our check. Food is a little overpriced for small portions, otherwise great flavor.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Great options for Celiacs. Menu items are marked as GF

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was good but portions were small for prices of entrees. We arrived a couple minutes before happy hour and bartender refused to serve us happy hour pricing for a drink.

  28. J

    Jamerican17

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were celebrating a birthday and we decided on seafood and Kalani’s on an educated whim. Boy were we thrilled with our choice! The food was fabulous especially the lobster bisque and the lemon Brussel sprouts!!! Our food delicious but the highlight of the evening was our amazing server Elena!!! Sweet attentive efficient and beyond accommodating! She should be recognized for her amazing demeanor and personal service. It means so much when You are looking for a fabulous experience when going out on the town for a special occasion which I haven’t done since the pandemic in a couple years! Thank you to Kalani’s and especially ELENA!!!🥰

  29. GM

    GMan

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, excellent service, fantastic wine list, and delicious food! Mahalo Kalani’s!

  30. NC

    NormaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived early, but staff found us a table. Food and drink Recommendations were excellent.

  31. DS

    DanielleS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The restaurant was at only about 30- 40% capacity and we were seated at a table in the corner with a narrow table even with a reservation. Food was good but due to the narrow table and tight seating plates had to continuously be moved around and rearranged to accommodate our food order with limited table space. There were empty booths and tables. For the price point of the restaurant, this shouldn’t have to be an inconvenience.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went at 5 and had reservations but were unaware that happy hour was just at the bar. It was fine but would have been nice being told that at the front.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Happy hour! Love the ahi and crispy won tons!

  35. DF

    DeborahF

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lamb chops .so good.

  36. W

    Wilmore

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy hour appetizers were delicious and a great value. Mai Tai’s were some of the best I’ve ever had and also a great price at happy hour. Dinner was delicious and service was excellent.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as usual. Wish the inside seating wasn’t so close together, we could hear the conversation at the table beside us (and they could probably hear ours!) Overall great experience. Would highly recommend!

  38. LB

    LocalBob

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Drinks and food all good.

  39. t

    tahoekid

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    The price of the food was outrageous for the amount of food given.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant with nice Sunday Brunch. Food was excellent and service was outstanding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Kalani's is rated 4.5 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Kalani's

1001 Heavenly Village Way Ste 26 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Ave Hwy 50

  • Neighborhood

    South Shore

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 544-6100

  • Private party contact

    Troy Denkler: (530) 544-6100

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