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About Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach

A culinary destination for indulgent breakfast buffets, casual al fresco lunch, and sunset cocktails. A new dinner menu, entrees includes Soup & Salad Bar.

Specials-5:30p-10pm Includes all you can eat Soup & Salad Bar
Sunday Hawaiian Style BBQ Buffet -$39/$19 Kids. Baby Back Ribs, Huli Huli Chicken, Paniolo Chopped Steak, beans, corn and mash potato, dessert and more.
Tuesday/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.

Soup & Salad Bar not included on Wednesday:
Wednesday/Saturday Mongolian Grill Buffet $36/$16 Kids Create your perfect meal from Chef's selection of fresh ingredients, shrimp, beef, pork and assorted vegetables, have it mild or spicy. Choose from a variety of spices and sauces. Then live it all to your grill masters to complete. Adults $36 Kids 6-12 $16




3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, International

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

Happy Hour, 5pm-6pm
Live entertainment Monday- Thursday: 7pm-9pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(808) 245-5050

Website:
http://www.kauaimarriott.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday-Saturday-4:30pm-6:30pm

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking

Executive Chef:
Guy Higa

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Scenic View (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Not impressed with The overall quality of food. Must go outside in the rain to get to the bathrooms. No elevator to lobby. Must use stairs to and from restaurant. Not accessible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place for drinks by the pool but go elsewhere for dinner. Had Thanksgiving menu and ordered the prime rib—meat was so tough I had a tough time cutting and even tougher time chewing. Salad/soup bar had very mediocre selections and the dessert tasted like it came from a discount grocery store. Service was friendly, however.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our Server was nice and attentive when she had a chance. I believe they were a server short which put a burden on the rest of the staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Friendly server Ryan did a great job. He even tried to remember some our our names, there were 16 of us!! The waiter that was filling our water glasses was super friendly and funny. Great experience here. Thank you

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our favorite when we are in Hawaii

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We dined here three times, dinner and twice for breakfast. All meals were delicious with great service. We would definitely return if we ever get to visit Kauai again.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The service was amazing, but the food was very average, and hence overpriced since it has resort prices.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Comments based on Sunday brunch buffet. Great choices of the usual and not-so-usual items all delicious. Free-flowing sparkling wine for added cost makes it even better and the poolside or partial ocean view can be good too. Less than perfect due to only having 1 chef working the omelette/waffle station and lots of people to serve (only other restaurant for the large property is a small cafe) though to her credit, she did a great job. But one person can only do so much. Also, despite having Open Table reservations, all who arrived were seated on a first come basis. Waiting 17 minutes for a table literally beside the check-in podium which, like many others, had been empty all along, shows a real problem with the front-of-house. Irritation does not begin to describe it when the buffet stops at 12 and we had a flight to catch but wound-up wasting that time. Once sat however, things were great but those first endless minutes should never have happened. Gaylord's, a few miles away, is not only lower cost but they actually honor reservations.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

If you are just here for a free drink from Marriott, great. But if you actually want to enjoy dinner go somewhere else. My wife and I ate here on 08/18/17 and was not impressed with the food and the service.First of all, the hostess was also very slow to seat us despite having an Open Table reservation. Second of all they do not have any gluten free options other than a basic salad. Do not be deceived by the gluten free flat breads, because there is no meat to eat it with (all meats have gluten). The chicken I ordered took 1 hour and was very dry and tasteless. I could have gotten a better meal from the Deli section at Safeway or Foodland.

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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Service was great; Sunday BBQ buffet was mediocre. Salad bar was what you would expect, the main course choices were fair. The ribs weren't very tender. The steak was good and cooked medium rare for the most part. Didn't try the chicken, as it looked unappetizing. The deserts were sad. The cake looked terrible and the blueberry cheese cake seemed to be entirely missing the "cheese" component. I will give the apple cobbler an ok vote. Our waiter was kind enough to pull a piece of regular cheese cake from the standard menu. The crust on that was great, the guava jelly topping....well, what can I say?

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here on the 4th of July! It was our chosen last dining experience on our Hawaiian vacation! After dinner we went and sat on the beach and watched the sunset before we headed to our departure flight. The live music was great, the service was awesome, the food was scrumptious! Couldn't have ended our vacation on a better note!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was over cooked and tasteless.
Service was slow. We ordered 3 of the same item but only what arrived

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Some of the best sushi I have ever had!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We gathered to celebrate Father's Day. Our initial 18 count became 12. The friendly staff accommodated the change.
Amelia our waitress was attentive and full of Aloha. She made our dining experience pleasant.
The selection of food was great for us. The kids enjoyed the Nutella & dessert bar.
Love the view of the pool & beach.
We will be back to celebrate another special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

On Tuesday and Friday evening there is a price-fix special for $33: prime rib, fresh fish or chicken and special wines: one in each color for $9.99/ It was so good on the Tuesday that we went, we came back on Friday. The prime rib is EXCELLENT and the $9.99 special red wine that we chose on Tuesday usually sells for $40 and was delicious. The salad bar is FRESH. The environment is casual (by the pool) but lovely. Even if you are not staying at the Marriot, it's worth coming to Kukui for dinner. especially on those 2 nights.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Staying at the hotel, so went to this restaurant because it was convenient. Service was slow and spotty. Waitress was nice when she attended to us but we had a lot of long waits. Took a long time to get our wine. Salad and soup bar was good, entrees OK. Price was a little high.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I love the ambience; the grounds are so well manicured next to the water's edge with chairs to relax on; nice to spend the day...

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 17, 2017

It was good. Food was fine, service was good. Nice on the beach

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food is wonderful with lots of fresh island fruits and juices as well as an assortment of fried rice, bacon, sausages, eggs benedict, waffles, etc. There is also a wonderful omelette bar where a chef will custom make you your omelette!!!

I had called ahead to make reservations with a special request as my sister-in-law had had both of her knees operated on and asked that the five of us be seated close to the food. Mia, the hostess, was outstanding in greeting us and leading us to the table closest to the food!!! We were served by Nancy, who provided great service throughout the meal!!!

At $28.95 per person, it is a fairly pricey breakfast meal, but well worth it for the great food, wonderful service and wonderful atmosphere!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Prime rib special, not so special. We ate here because it was convenient. There are a lot better places locally.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Huge selection of island specialties as well as the standard brunch expectations. Omlet bar, waffle bar in addition to many other egg dishes in the buffet line. Price might seem high but selection was well worth it. Also included milk, coffee and fresh juices!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We so enjoy eating at Kukui's. The service is great and the food preparation is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We are always pleased with the preparations presented. A restaurant not to be overlooked.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We are always pleased with the food and service at Kukui's. The coconut shrimp special was fabulous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Dinner was nice but not exceptional. Food was uninspired. Service was spotty. It is a great location so it was a nice dinner but soon forgotten.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Marriott restaurants never let me down. I like to eat the Hawaiian fresh catches when in Hawaii. Kukui's has the fresh Hawaiian catches and good dishes as alternatives to fresh fish. Awesome dining as close to the beach as you can get.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We ate the prime rib and it was exceptional. The service was great. We chose to eat from the special menu. The salad bar and shrimp bisque were an added treat.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We stayed at the Kauai Marriott and the restaurant is on the pool side with great view. We were with our family with all 4 grandkids. We had a great time. The food was OK, nothing special. Drinks were good. Service was fair.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The Friday night special and "catch of the day" was spectacular. The new menu and the ?new Chef have made Kukui's our favorite restaurant during our month's stay in Kaua'i.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was ok and that's it

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Avoid this restaurant at all costs. Just terrible. And nobody seemed to care about how terrible our experience actually was. I will never be going back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great experience! Difficult to be better than Excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 7, 2017

The hostess wasn't in a hurry to seat anyone. Waitress seemed like she was either inexperienced or didn't want to be there food was just ok we felt it was overpriced

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Live Music
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Our waitress Babs was great however the food was terrible. Overcooked and dried out.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The buffet had a great selection, the food was delicious, the staff was kind & helpful.
The valet offered & drove one of our party, who had a hard time walking, from the front of the hotel to the Restaurant. Great customer service!
Bonus, the view is a treat

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We loved Kukui's! Incredible views and the BEST Mai Tai's on the island!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Tapas, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Our server was wonderful, the food was delicious. My complaint is that we had a reservation for 5:30 and were not seated until after 6:00 pm. Other people were waiting as well and were not happy about it. When I made the reservation it was stated that if we were late the reservation would be cancelled, but apparently it was all right to keep us waiting. The restaurant did not appear busy at that time, either, unless it was understaffed. If that had been the case, then maybe they shouldn't take reservations at that time. Thank goodness we had an excellent server and good food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great service with Mel Manuel. Food came out timely and delish!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Food choices were good....prices appeared fair....until we rec'd our plates. Each roll was roughly half what we expected. For a party of 5, we ordered one each of the rolls, which I believe were 9. It wasn't enough, and we had to order more. We had also ordered 2 "starter" plates.

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