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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 5/20
Time
11:30 PM
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Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach

4.2
151 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

Specials-5:30p-10pm (except Tue/Wed)
Includes Soup & Salad Bar
Sunday Hawaiian Style BBQ Buffet -$39/$19 Keiki 6-12yrs. Ribs, Huli Huli Chicken, Paniolo Chopped Steak, beans, corn and mash potato, dessert and more.
Monday-Luau Buffet-$36/$18 Keiki 6-12yrs. Lomi Salmon Kalua Pork, Pulehu Short ribs, Kalbi Chicken, rice, Sweet potato and more
Friday-Pau Hana Special!$33/$16 Kids. Choice of Prime Rib, Fresh Catch, or Huli Huli Chicken with Uncle Norm's famous Fried Rice – all for $33 per person.
Saturday Mongolian Grill Buffet $40/$20Kids Create your perfect meal from Chef's selection of fresh ingredients, shrimp, beef, pork and assorted vegetables. Then live it all to your grill masters to complete.

Prime Tuesday- Prime Rib, Dip, Bowl, Taco, Fries. Along with other local favorites and more
Wednesday Rice and Ramen Bowls-Kalbi Steak, Teriyaki Fresh Catch, Saimin, Won Ton Mien, Burgers and more




Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Buffet Monday – Saturday: 7am - 10am
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 7am - 12pm

Lunch: 11am - 4:30pm Daily Drink and Lunch Specials
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm
Toro Tei Sushi Bar Thursday-Monday 5:30pm-9pm
Happy Hour, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Live entertainment Tuesday 5:30pm-8:30pm

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Phone number
(808) 245-5050
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Guy Higa
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet parking
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Entertainment
Tuesday Nights 5:30pm-8:30pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 151 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Nancy was our server, what a great personality & helpful; had such a wonderful time there, food was awesome too.....

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were all very disappointed when I booked the reservation at no time did it say that the mother’s day brunch started at 11am. Our reservation was for 9:15 am which was for the Sunday breakfast buffet which had no dessert except for a danish and little jello cups. No prime rib or anything special. I also know that other parties that were there felt the same very misleading

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great restaurant and bar, but the Sunday Grill Dinner Buffet is bad. The food was cold and there is barely a selection of items. 4 types of meat and a weak salad bar. Come to Kukui’s for the breakfast buffet & the bar, but not the Sunday night grill dinner buffet.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Sunday brunch was delicious and the staff AMAZING!

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Very pretty location at the Marriott resort... pleasant ambiance, good service. Food was good. Not amazing, but good. Drinks were great! Soup & salad bar was a bit picked over so left that, otherwise good.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great place for an adult beverage and delicious appetizers with a close in ocean front seating. Great fire pits nearby and tiki torches provide a nice relaxing atmosphere. Great service and reasonable resort prices. Food is surprisingly delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always enjoy Kukui's. Breakfast is always good and dinner and lunch are also just right. Service is exceptional at both breakfast and dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The staff is very attentive to your needs. The stuffed salmon was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is our second visit here, we went back because we were so impressed with the prime rib on our first visit. This time are meals were warm at best, we mentioned it to our server who mentioned it to the kitchen and they offered us a free dessert. Our meal still tasted good but it just wasn't the same quality as the previous time.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great lunch. Didn’t have time to fit in for dinner. My husband and I shred the vegetable spread, it was fantastic. We also shared the sliders, also very good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome breakfast bar. The breakfast buffet was fantastic. The omelet chef was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and service were excellent. A little pricy but good

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hotel food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great ambiance and good food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Friday night special, the prime rib special was amazing. It came with a soup and salad bar. The salad bar was simple but very fresh and the buns were the best! Soup was a shrimp bisque and it was ok, we added croutons to make it better :) the prime rib was tender and cooked to perfection! Wine was also on special and it was great! We came hungry and left happy! We'll be back

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fish was fishy tasting and the tempora shrimp was right out of the box.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The entire experience was delightful and delicious!!! We loved it from beginning to end!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was great from everyone. The Sunday brunch was delicious in a wide variety of hot and cold foods. Great for groups.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Liked outdoor atmosphere close to the beach and pool. Our waitress was really nice and had a good sense of humor.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent service and accommodating staff who understood my husband's special needs re: Parkinson's.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were sat at a dark large table in a relatively empty restaurant. We were outside and did not even have a light on the table. We were far from the salad bar.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Pacific salmon and its presentation are excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a great time at this restaurant on Valentines night. My husband can’t eat gluten or dairy and the waitress was knowledgeable about that and made sure that the chef knew when cooking his meal. The food was great and service was friendly. Great view and live music.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The Mongolian Buffet (you select the ingredients from bountiful and high quality choices of seafood, meats, and vegetables) was fantastic! And for some the fact you can have seconds and thirds may be a plus.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Special Valentine's dinner was a little pricey, but helpful waitress was great in making it so we could split it. Rain made outside tables a little risky despite umbrellas. Kukui's could be really good, but needs snappier service, "special" touches like flowers or candles on tables, update of tired decor, and more dependably great food. Not our number one Kauai choice, but a good second-tier restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

It was my son's 21st birthday. The sushi was amazing. Bryce did an excellent job and was very accommodating. The ambiance was breath taking with a very calm, clear and perfect 77degree full moon night. Drinks were good and the cauliflower and kale rice was a surprising favorite. Ice cream pie for dessert a must to finish the meal.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Hard not to have any spicy offerings for Mongolian BBQ. Lack of sauces and choices of meat. The pineapple wasn’t even offered - in Hawaii?!

But as far as locale - Amazing Hotel. Koi pond - wow! Hard to complain about a thing like food in Hawaii!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good is so well prepared, even the soup and salad bar was special. Our fish was cooked perfectly, the seasoning and sauce matched so well. We loved our dinner.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve eaten there a lot and have loved it. Seems like the menu changes a lot. Were disappointed in the sushi. Not up to their usual good quality. Fish & chips were just “ok”.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was terrible, and food wasn’t worth the money

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Just had their incredible burger with bacon. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I had a dinner with my son. We ordered a Kalbi Rib Eye and a Hibachi chicken sandwich. They were both delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Unlike previous years, Christmas Day dinner for 2017 consisted of plated main dish and a salad bar and dessert table. At $35 for children and $70 for adults, dinner was pricier than in previous years. This was evident as not all of the tables were occupied. The main dishes were good but not outstanding but that was to be expected when serving a large crowd. Given a choice, we would have preferred a total buffet package.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Breakfast buffet on Christmas morning. Lovely assortment of choices and super service. Place was packed but felt very comfortable. Excellent choce

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was alright but for the price you can find much better food on the island.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Nice outdoor setting alongside pool and overlooking beach. Service was good and staff very welcoming. Drinks were good. Shrimp taco appetizer was very tasty and perfect size for two to share. Main dishes of shrimp scampi and tempura shrimp generous but not quite as tasty .

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Located at the Marriott resort so it’s not surprising that the prices are high. But for the price you expect better food. The food here is really only fair.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

House wine (merlot) was terrible—burned all the way down our throats; waiter took it away with no charge. Food was Luke warm but shrimp bisque was very tasty, tho also Luke warm ( in buffet)

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Kukui’s is located at the Westin Princeville Resort Villas, Kaui, Hawaii. We enjoyed the atmosphere and excellant dishes. Our server, Matt, made our experience even better with great unrushed service and personality. The main dishes we had were Salmon with crab for my spouse and beef tenderloin for me.
Both were plated attractively, prepared well and served promptly in great timing after drinks etc.
Noise level fairly high with happy groups of vacationers all around, but not oppressive.
If oare in Princevill area make a reservation and enjoy!

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