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Kalani's

4.6
4.6
959 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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 959 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Notable Wine List

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great selection. The Chilean Sea Bass was the best seafood dish I’ve ever had. I’m glad we live close by, this may be a weekly dish for me
  2. BM

    BruceM

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My, family and I have been coming to Kalani’s for several years now. For special occasions and just meeting friends. We, have NEVER been disappointed from our service, meals and ambiance. The staff are very attentive and personal. The food truly beyond 5 STARS!!! We, will continue to patronize Kalani’s and Highly recommend to Family and Friends. Thank You! Linda and Bruce
  3. MG

    MichelleG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Touristic location with a feel to order the most and eat in fastest.
  4. RT

    RTwashere

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There were 4 of us for dinner. Waitress attentive as were the busboys.. The halibut so good with the heavenly salad. Hubby said salmon was good not great.
  5. B

    Bruno

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waiter was very pushy with suggestive selling. Calm down! Food was good but not great. Good variety of seafood to choose from.
  6. b

    bman

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I asked to substitute more broccolini for mashed potatoes and wife asked for more cauliflower in lieu of rice, yet neither of us got more veggies. The roasted Brussel sprouts were charred/blackened and inedible. Fish entrees were cooked well and the serving sizes were generous. Our waiter was outstanding- he was extremely attentive.
  7. c

    charli

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, especially from our server Elena!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Couple with two small kids- we chose it because it was kid friendly and had a kids menu along with good adult choices. The table they sat us in the back was difficult with a high chair. The food was ok but way overpriced. The pork belly was too greasy (I’ve had better), heavenly roll was good and crispy; the fish was a small portion for the price and coconut shrimp were good. It felt more like a glorified Cheesecake Factory, very touristy and not worth going out of your way for. Wound have rather spent more time looking for more authentic places.
  9. GD

    GayleD

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork ribs appetizer was delicious. The Mahi mahi was excellent! Service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
  10. DR

    DanoR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time eating here.. last time was 2 years ago & it was still the best dining experience ever.. amazing food, amazing staff, amazing everything! Highly recommend :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Raul very nice server. We would go back again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Tahoe and our cousin came out to meet us for dinner. Misty was our server and was spot on with the vibe. Ordered drinks and appetizers and she also recommended a few. Drinks and appetizers came out quick. Cocktails were on point. Appetizers were solid. Dinner was good too. Will be coming back next time in Tahoe.
  13. SB

    SteveB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner with great service! Best food in Tahoe!
  14. C

    Cjustus

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We wanted to partake in happy hour and have meal from regular menu but you can only get happy hour items in the lounge where you can also get regular menu items. We had the fried aji app which was very unusual and recommendable. We had the mixed seafood grill of which the scallops were the highlight, perfectly cooked and seasoned over the yummy risotto of which we could have had 3 times the amount. The shrimp were good but I did not care for the barramundi fish We added the jumbo blackened shrimp they were great Can’t recommend the brussel sprouts, not crispy overcooked We had a bottle of our favorite pinot grigio from alto adige yay, their wine list was good and fair bottle prices.
  15. SW

    SheilaW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening at Kalani’s. Our wait-staff, Anisha, was so attentive and provided great suggestions about the menu. The Halibut and Chilean Seabass were great. One of the best Dirty Martinis I have had. Only slight drawback was our table was near the door to the kitchen so it was quite noisy.
  16. KR

    KRISTAM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, cocktails were great, services was great. Would absolutely dine there again.
  17. RB

    RobertB

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent.
  18. RI

    RICHIEM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork belly was good. 4 small pieces for $15, I’ve seen chicken nuggets bigger than that.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Kalani’s and make a point to go there whenever we’re in South Lake Tahoe.
  20. R

    Riva

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Nice outdoor table. We love this restaurant. Our favorite in S Lake Tahoe.
  21. LT

    LorrieT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sea bass and halibut were over the top delicious. Our server Alicia was outstanding! Definitely going back next time we're in Tahoe.
  22. m

    majorfoodie

    Tahoe

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We visit Tahoe 6 times a year and dine at Kalanis every visit. We came in before Our concert for dinner with our blind Cocker Spaniel. We ordered calamari for one of our apps. The server told us calamari happy hour was only available in the bar. I said we have a dog, just charge me full price then. She replied sorry. Getting irritated, I spoke to the manager and she took care of our request. Kalanis should be very happy that you have loyal customers. We should be able to enjoy happy hour on the patio as well and not be punished having a dog. We order more apps. We spend more money at happy hour. Creating too many rules .Your loosing potential business w/ customers who have dogs and kids. There are so many dining choices in Tahoe. You should grab every possible dollar to achieve return customers.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Order took way longer than anticipated. All tables around us, sat down at least 15 minutes later and got their food 30 minutes before us. Order was not filled as asked.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, a solid choice but nothing spectacular. The Fried Ahi appetizer was interesting but pales in comparison to the lobster bisque which was creamy and delicious. The filet mignon was adequate - cooked well but not enough of the garlic butter. Scallops were ok - not a lot of flavor. Service was attentive and pleasant. Cocktails were well made. Overall a 7/10.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was fantastic from the Mai Tais and crispy pork belly to the delicious halibut and chocolate dessert. Our server Curtis made our daughter's birthday a fabulous experience.
  26. JL

    JLag

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We sat outside and there were a lot of gnats flying above us. There was also a broken chair that I almost sat on which could have ended pretty badly since we sat by rocks. It took a while for us just to get our order. My mom ordered a bowl of clam chowder and there were no clams in it and it looked like they just poured the cup into a bowl. Our food took a while and they messed up our daughters sushi roll. I ordered the miso fish and it was just the ok. It was a little salty and the veggies looked like they had been sitting around wilted and parched. Overall, I was disappointed in my experience and we came here to celebrate my birthday.
  27. G

    Gise

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea bass was outstanding! Been here several times, always enjoy.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent sushi and service. Their specialty Sea Bass and clam chowder were very good. I definitely recommend this place.
  29. SF

    SFArn

    Tahoe

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. Server Abby was great. She went over and above to be sure that one of our party with allergies was well guided. The only issue is noise. Tables are close together and all surfaces are hard so noise reverberates. Perhaps some fabric near the ceiling would absorb some of the noise???
  30. PM

    PrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! The service was great, I highly recommend the sea bass, full of flavor. The drinks did not disappoint! Highly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Sea Bass is amazing. It was my husbands birthday and I was hoping for some kind of acknowledgment or something to surprise him and not a word. Not too big of a deal..
  32. DM

    DawnM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi and drinks. Highly recommend :)
  33. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. The organic chicken dish that I ordered came out very very dry. The halibut on the other hand that my spouse had ordered was delicious. Pricing did not match 100% of the quality of food received.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came for our 18 year anniversary. The food was excellent, the cocktails were a little light, but tasty. The service was attentive and generous. The only downer was the dessert. It was extremely sweet and we couldn’t finish it. But, that’s the only negative. We would definitely go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so was the service! I think I’ll visit Tahoe every year just to eat at this restaurant!
  36. A

    Amanda

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of our lives! Very accommodating when we asked to move from outside to inside. Our server, Curtis, was attentive and entertaining! He gave great food recommendations. We were on our honeymoon and he brought our dessert out with a candle in it. The guava cheesecake was the best cheesecake we've ever tasted! Highly recommend eating here for a special occasion.
  37. JC

    JeffC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Chilean sea bass is to die for….the wild halibut was out of this world…we’ve had outstanding seafood all around the world and Kalani’s can hold its own to anywhere we’ve eaten
  38. m

    mbb123

    Sacramento

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Kalani's is a solid restaurant with good service, friendly staff, good food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Right in Heavenly Village , we were seated very quickly, food , selection was good. I had the mahi mahi it was really tasty, done perfect on a bed of risotto and a light serving of Asparagus. Capers scared me but we’re just right and I do not like capers. Staff was attentive but not overbearing
  40. RS

    RonS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server, Elena, was excellent. We never waited for anything, she was on top of it. Our drinks were always filled, and the pace of ordering and receiving our food was perfect. The food at Kalani's is already excellent. We sat outside, which is even better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Kalani's is rated 4.6 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
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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