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Kalani's

4.4
339 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaiian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaiian, Californian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm to 6pm in Puka Lounge & Sushi Bar ONLY

Dinner: Daily 5:00-Close

Lunch: Fri/ Sat/Sun 11-3pm
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Phone number
(530) 544-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Ave Hwy 50
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 339 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

One of the wines in flight was soured. Shrimp in lettuce wraps were over spiced with cayenne or something, which menu did not acknowledge, and staff did not seem to care.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We got there right before our reservation time and we're sent right to our table. It was only after we've been there for a little bit that we realized we are next to the bathroom. Despite this we had a great server in a very good meal.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The staff went above and beyond to take care of us. The food was AHMAZING and the drinks we're awesome, too!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Awesome Hawaiian feel in the Lake Tahoe area!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was amazing! So good that we decided to repeat and have our last night dinner at this wonderful restaurant! We had sashimi and sushi as starters and fish and seafood as entrees. All very fresh and tasteful!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, excellent service, nice drinks. Not the best selection of sashimi. We also ordered sushi rolls, which were fine but I had better. Their signature dish of sea bass is amazing. Overall high quality of food and really good service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent Hawaiian. Just got back from 3 wks in Hawaii/Maui, and Kalani’s was every bit as good as the restaurants there.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was average. Service was below average. Ambience is relation to the other restaurants in the village is ok. Not impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great Sushi and Sashimi. Great Drinks. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was first time & plan to return during our next trip to S Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed the memorable experience!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tough to call the noise level ‘Energetic’. The food and service from our waitress was excellent. The problem was the adults at the table next to us and the ultimate handling of them by the restaurant manager.

$40-60/plate not including drinks and this table, both adults and kids, were allowed to play music on multiple media devices and the vulgar language they were allowed to continue through dinner with was filthy. When I brought the explicit language to the attention of the manager. I was told, “well, we’re a family restaurant.”

Good sir, that is exactly why you need to take action when abusive language and explicit foul language is being used at your restaurant.

To not take action and stand up for the vulgarity with ‘a family restaurant’ reply was unacceptable.

They offered to comp a portion of the bill, but not what I or my family was looking for.

Waitress was great, food was great. But the manager needs to stick up for the brand he is pitching.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Waitress and support were on point.
Excellent mai tai’s; fish and scallops perfect.
ribs appetizer seemed bland, cooked perfect, but sauce lacking in quantity and flavor. (Compare to Roy’s)

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Family reunion

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Very good food and the service was very tolerant of our 3 children.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Fine dining in South Lake Tahoe! We had wonderful service throughout the meal. The sea bass (signature dish) was melt-in-your-mouth DELISH! The Painkiller cocktail was very tasty and the three desserts that we attempted to eat were to die for, especially the hula pie! Great atmosphere, comprehensive wine list, delicious food!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was delicious and presented beautifully

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We were in Lake Tahoe with our family party of 7 with 3 three children. Great restaurant wonderful service and creative different food. A taste of Hawaii. Mahi was delicious and the tiger prawns were really good too. Delicious desserts lava cake and the hula pie were fabulous. Childrens menu was good and it was very kid friendly. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My side dish came way after my meal. That was the only thing wrong. Otherwise everything was great

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s at Kalani’s is an exceptional experience. The ambiance, service and cuisine are of the highest caliber...our new tradition!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

It was fairly quiet when we went at 8 pm on a Sunday but service was phenomenal. Excellent timing and very attentive in a seamless way.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good, hoped for a larger selection of sushi.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Great sushi with a fresh Polynesian twist. A nice break from the typical heavy cuisine / pizza joints in Tahoe.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Superior food & atmosphere. I have eaten all over the world and Misty was the best server ever!
I will go back.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Another great night at Kalani's. Great food and wine.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 11, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing Sea Bass!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 29, 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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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Holiday dinner with family

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food and nice place.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 24, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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