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About Kalani's

Kalani's is located in the beautiful setting of the Heavenly Village. Kalani's is one of Tahoe's premier locations serving Hawaiian seafood, ribs, steaks and sushi. Kalani's offers daily happy hour in the Puka lounge & Sushi Bar from 3pm-6pm. We do not take reservations for the Puka Lounge or the Sushi Bar.
Full weekend brunch, lunch, dinner menu, sushi, and full bar served daily.

1001 Heavenly Village Way Ste 26
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaiian, Californian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11-3pm

Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm to 6pm in Puka Lounge & Sushi Bar ONLY

Dinner: Daily 5:00-Close

Weekend Brunch: Sat/Sun 11-3pm

Cross Street:
Park Ave Hwy 50

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 544-6100

Website:
http://kalanis.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kalani's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Romantic (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was just okay, but the food very below par. We are sushi fanatics and this missed the mark. Americanized and lacking in flavor. Sprinkling in “aloha” and “mahalo” didn’t make up for much.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We've been to Kalani's many times and always enjoyed the ambiance and the food. This time the restaurant was quiet, probably because we ate early. The food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing Sea Bass!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great place for Sushi and excellent food. I will be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We drove from North Lake Tahoe to Kalani's in South Lake Tahoe. Definitely worth the drive for Sushi & Seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding food quality and service. Great New Years dinner. The Tuna was terrific!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was fantastic!! ... once we actually got it. Our kids’ meals came out quickly, which was great, but it was then a full 35 minutes before the grown-ups got food. The restaurant was not full and didn’t seem understaffed, so I’m not sure why it took so long. Great food though!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Holiday dinner with family

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food and nice place.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

sushi Was HORRIBLE!!!!!! and I KNOW sushi. GROSS! And the service Horrible too!

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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Kalani’s is a great option in amongst a bunch of pizza and other fast food type options. Service is excellent and very prompt.

Food was pretty good too. The signature Chilean sea bass was wonderful. As were the tuna poke and seafood platter (2 scallops, 1 jumbo shrimp and fish of the day which was New Zealand sea bass today).

We even ordered a filet steak and that was declared ‘delicious’ by the person who finished it off!

A couple of the appetizer dishes didn’t quite hit the same levels. Cucumber Kim Chee was very salty (so much so that we couldn’t really eat it and the server took it back). Baby back ribs and edamame were okay.

Worth a visit if you’re in the Heavenly Village Area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The seabass is to die for! We have never had a bad meal at Kalani’s!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For the price of a meal at Kalani’s, I expected a lot more. The meals are either 1) Sushi (pretty good) or 2) a big chunk of meat or fish without a significant side dish. The members of our party ar not vegetarians, but don’t find the appeal of a meat-centric meal. And paying extra for some unappealing veggies just adds insult to injury.

There were a number of service glitches. The bathrooms were dirty, the salads were soggy, and in all, I felt like I was being corralled like a tourist when I was expecting a nice dining experience. Go elsewhere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was great, only issue I had was that I was not aware that 18% gratuity is already included. It would have been nice and courteous if the waiter would have mentioned it . I would have given a bigger tip for honesty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was delicious and the waiters we had was wonderful. Sweet people indeed. Definitely will dine at Kalani's again.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Kalani's had good food although the prices were pretty steep. We did enjoy what we ate and had a nice view of the village during our meal. Location is a bit hard to find (it's hidden) but the staff were friendly and funny.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food - variety, taste, texture, everything was perfect. All Hawaiian dishes are great. Really good sushi, too. The drinks are a bit expensive - cocktails $12 each. The quality of drinks was very good - the mai tai was better than what I had in Hawaii.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch with excellent service. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Came here for a quiet date night. Made my reservations last minute but was able not to find a table. Very happy that we dined here. Came exclusively for the sushi. Ordered a roll that was off the menu due to items not being available, however the chef was able to make some substitutions. Absolutely amazing. The quality and taste is superb. Would recommend to anyone walking on the street. Definitely will be back again

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My husband proposed to me about 100 feet from this restaurant. We were headed there for dinner after a long weekend of Halloween shenanigans. We go back every year around the day that he proposed. This year it was five years since he proposed. The hostess said that we looked nice and asked if it was a special occasion. We told her the story, and she was so sweet and kept congratulating us. A few minutes later, our waitress came out with two glasses of champagne and congratulated us. Our waitress was AMAZING. Seriously one of the sweetest people I had ever met. After our appetizers, the hostess came back with a Lake Tahoe postcard with kind words of congratulations and thank yous for continuing to come back every year. My husband and I both got a little choked up. The staff was so attentive and sweet. As we left, everyone said thank you for spending our anniversary with them. It was such a special night for us, and they made it even more special. I would tell friends/family/strangers to go there. It really was a wonderful experience. We plan to go back soon, not just for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 23, 2017

very expensive-small portions.
used to offer Hawaiian fish but that is no longer on menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our service was excellent by Misty
The sea bass was incredible
Management was very grateful and attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first time to Kalanis and it was very good. Service and food preparation was excellent. the staff there is really nice and manager Troy was great at coming by to see how we're enjoying everything. The food selections are really fun especially with the Asian flare to several of them. If you prefer the staples like steaks, they have those also but the seafood was our favorite. The asian style Sea Bass was fresh and the sauce they use with it is outstanding. The Barramundi was also really well prepared and tasty. The heavanly salad was another highlight and I will definitely go back for that and the fish dishes. Chef Kevin is outstanding and we knew him from another restaurant before so we weren't surprised by the high quality of the food. If you enjoy wine, they have some nice selections also. The location in Heavenly village is nice when staying in the area. Definitely a place to go to when in the Lake Tahoe area!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We made our reservations based on the menu and reviews that the restaurant recognizes special events. However, they must never read the reservation Because the NEVER asked if we were having a special occasion . The restaurant was basically empty when we arrived and were told we could pick where we wanted to sit. It Took a while for our service to get started.
After our initial waitress came we had pretty good service, but we were Never offered Anything extra or special for our special day. It is VERY EXPENSIVE and everything is al la carte.
Our entrees were excellent and so was the desserts.
But if you have a Special Occasion, I would say DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING from the Restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great meal for dinner and a show at nearby (walking distance) Harrahs/Harveys. Double check bar tab for Happy Hour pricing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a great family dinner in Sunday night October 1st. Five of us there to celebrate my husband and my birthday (same day!). We were welcomed and seated promptly. Our server was friendly, very sweet and overall the staff was excellent. We all had fish dinner entrees - each of is ordered something different. Each of is really enjoyed our dinners! Fantastic! Our server brought my husband and I special desserts with a lot candle to celebrate our birthday! The rest of our group order desserts as well. Loved them!. We also had the pear martini, guava cocktail and scotch! Excellent. Thanks for a great night!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

All the food we ordered tasted fresh and well prepared delicious very good place and can't wait to visit tahoe again to dine here.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a larger party with children and every single person was happy with their food - which is very rare - so we were very impressed. Would definitely come back.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This place is always a treat. The service is excellent. The food always made with care and highest ingredients. Great choices- like eating in Maui. Sea bass enter excellent. All sushi the best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Located near the Heavenly Gondola.
The ambiance is quiet and can be intimate depending on where you sit.
The menu is a mix of Hawaiian and Sushi. I guess you'd call is Hawaiian Fusion.

Anyways... they bring out crackers and sweet butter for the table. It's a little odd. My husband was not a fan. I munched on the crackers because I was hungry and after tasting the butter, left that alone.

We started with the Caesar because it had listed passion fruit in the dressing. We didn't taste any passion fruit, it just tasted like a Caesar.

We both ordered the Sea Bass. The fish was delicious. It came on a bed of mixed greens? They were warm and wilted. I think this is how it was supposed to be? I ate it but it didn't seem quite right.

I'd give this place another try because the service and ambiance were very nice!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Sushi excellent Ian and Eric fabulous creative sushi chefs.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food quality has declined over the years. Still good. Not great. Poor value given prices and quality.

Sushi still good. Service was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Went for birthday dinner. Very good food and service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our waiter was just here for a job not because he enjoyed his work. Never asked how the food was. Didn't know the catch of the day and when I got it it was dry . The sushi my husband ordered were good but undersized compared to other restaurants .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great ambiance, Great food, friendly staff, decent drinks. What more could one ask for? I'll definitely come back again next time i'm up at the lake.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Outstanding Hawaiian restaurant, with a great happy hour menu- our sushi rolls and mai tai cocktails were excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

There was a disconnect between the Hawaiian in the name and the lack of Hawaiian entrees.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Nice meal..food fresh and delicious...little pricey for amount of food..scallops were fantastic..drink perfect..we would go back again!

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We sat outside at Kalani's because our little dog came with us for dinner. We had so much fun being seated with young families and other pups! I had a very large chicken salad with fresh ingredients that was delicious! My husband really enjoyed his order of Miso soup, fried garlic tofu and the Hawaiian Roll which was just beautifully served. Our wine was very good too.
The service was great because our waitress was so welcoming and attentive. The quality of the service was truly outstanding with water glasses being refilled, all the orders were correct and served quickly. I can't comment on the interior of the restaurant since we didn't go in but we will save that for our return visit!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Over priced for what you get. $36 for my entree and it looked like an appetizer. Happy hour is a better choice

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