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About Lanai City Bar & Grille

Lanai City Bar and Grille is the alluring restaurant located within the historic Hotel Lanai. In harmony with the charismatic ambience of the hotel itself, this friendly venue glows with Hawaiian charm and is a bona fide feast for the senses.
The menu is a delightful mix of island fresh ingredients with vibrant flavors and colors.

828 Lanai Ave.
Lanai City, HI 96763
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pacific Rim, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 565-7212

Website:
http://www.lanaicitybarandgrille.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot located in front of Hotel Lanai / Lanai City Grille.

Executive Chef:
Jimi Lasquete

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lanai City Bar & Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Live Music (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

FANTASTIC little treasure on the island.
We dined outside and the heat lamps made our outdoor dining comfortable. Food was amazing. Brussel sprout appetizer was delicious. Beef short ribs melt in your mouth. Our server Arlin is a wonderful , kind & humorous guy. Entertainment was great. Can’t wait to return and experience the remodel of the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Vegan, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The chef was awesome about accommodating vegetarian preference and came to our table to make sure we had a good experience. We ate there two nights in a row. The first night was inside and noise level was quite loud, the second night we sat outside and listened to live music. Ambiance was great! Have eaten there before and look forward to going back.

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food4
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good is always great and the servers like family.

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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

First time on Lanai. Went with local friends. We sat at the bar the first night and had cocktails and light dinner. Loved the Soba noodles and crispy green beans. Bartender was friendly and attentive. Second night we sat at a table and had a full service dinner. Shared the twice cooked fried chicken and the spare rib entrees...both were delicious, perfectly cooked and paired with well thought-out accompaniment of veggies, starches and sauces. Wait staff was super friendly. Overall can’t say enough...great food/drink, service, and ambiance...can’t wait to go back!

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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dinner was outstanding. The venison meatball bolognese was delicious and the ahi was fresh and perfectly prepared.
The service was great. The quiet dining room made for a perfect dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

You can't do better in Hawaii. It iss our favorite place thanks to Jimmy.

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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Quality of food made the experience. The only drawback was the extreme noise.

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food5
ambience4
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went two nights in a row... Our server both nights was outstanding... friendly and attentive. Food was over the top delish~ fun place... good live music...

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a nice, relaxing time on Lanai, and although the dining options are limited, we were not disappointed. Lanai City Bar and Grille is located in Hotel Lanai and the ambiance is lovely. We were greeted by a very sweet hostess and had great service throughout our meal. My boyfriend had the burger, which unfortunately was a little dry, but my panko crusted seared ahi was very good. I'm sure we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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food3
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service4
value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A lovely place with happy staff and great food! We tried both the menu of tonight and some specials and took a doggy bag back to the house. Lots of food, live music, nice people and very delicious. Lots of Aloha!!!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve - a very nice laid back Lanai experience!

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food5
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Quaint restaurant, great food...try the venison.

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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were in Lanai for vacation and dining here (3 times) was a highlight. Food and service superb! Very friendly atmosphere and great, lively local vibe. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The grill is a great neighborhood local restaurant with a wonderful chef a great menu great service great music outside under the stars when he hit areas highly recommend Lanai city Grill

Tags: Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Chef Jimmie prepared fabulous ahi and prime rib specials. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place to meet, awesome live music performances and really good staff.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Lanai for a few nights and were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. The prices were very reasonable and the portions good. While we did not sit near the entertainment we were able to easily converse without being overwhelmed by loud background nouse and others conversations. That is my hallmark for a great restaurant. Would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Lanai. I only wished they were open for lunch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Grill just keeps getting better service is better the food is better everything about the place is really growing chef there Jim is just doing an outstanding job and the bartenders are fantastic

Tags: Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Had the twice-fried chicken, the sashimi appetizer and the seafood pasta. All were ono!

Tags: Comfort Food
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Really fun place and great food. We would definitely come here again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great specials, good bar, interesting menu very cool neighborhood eatery dining love the Decour real homey feeling outside seating music outside a wonderful plantation feeling for dining

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Lanai, where the Lanai City Bar and Grille is located. The dinner menu had a number of offerings that sounded delicious. The food was excellent and the waiter was friendly. I would recommend the venison (from Lanai), which was nicely prepared and not very gamey. We enjoyed a Bananas Foster Bread pudding dessert that was large enough to share, and would be worth ordering again if we get a chance to return to the island.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Chef Jimmy made a traditional Thanksgiving dinnner that was delicious. Tomato bisque to begin was hearty and spot on! Stuffing with sage was delicious. The plate was heaped with perfectly prepared turkey and ham and extraordinary sweet potatoes. Thank you for a great thanksgiving! Always great food in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great local neiborhood restaurant. Good staff great bartenders nice wine list the food is very creative and tastey

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent service and food. Had the most memorable dishes such as sashimi and popcorn shrimp, venison. We are still talking about our 2 dinners here. Shanette is an excellent server and Jimmi’s food outstanding. I will keep raving about it until we return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Firstly, if you are on the island you will have little choice for "fine dining" than this pleasant place. Alt is the Four Seasons, a fair distance away and quite pricey indeed --- though they do, uncharacteristically for 4Seasons, give you a big plate of food.

The food here is also a 'big plate' particularly on the modest items (e.g. pasta with red sauce). The fish is very good indeed. But in general beware the sauces, which can be a bit heavy handed. The chef , who is quite a good fellow, also likes to use a liberal amount of hot pepper which is not always well blended, so you can get a 'blast' of heat this is not so wonderful.

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food3
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Perfect place to celebrate a special occassion and it’s right in Lanai City. The food, entertainment and server was awesome!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Birthday dinner - they did a terrific job and provided a beautiful cake!

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food5
ambience4
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely spot in Lanai City. Food very good and outdoor music venue a nice addition.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Live Music, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great setting,the best bar tenders, good service great out out side dining the wait staff is fun

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We expected a new menu but there were only a few additions. We got the one waitress we dread due to too much small talk and not enough service, also her sense of humor is a little too flirtatious. We had an average time and will probably not dine here for a while.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had a very good dining experience at Lanai Bar & Grill and we highly recommend this establishment to those visiting Lanai City. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful in describing the various menu options. Kudos to Jimi, Arnell and Shanette for their outstanding service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We LOVE eating here! It's great for special occasions or just a regular dinner. Highly recommend this place for others!!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Healthy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for our first real outing on Lanai... Was our 19th anniversary. Had a wonderful meal. The live music was great. Menu had lots of options..but not overwhelming. Plan on another date night soon!!!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good bar and bartenders. Good menue. Nice outside dinning

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and the food is terrific. Chef Jimmy is outstanding and takes excellent care of special dietary needs.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The restaurant was very nice with excellent food. As for the hotel, it's too bad the clerk at the front desk was very unfriendly and not attentive to locals visiting the island and paying a nice price tag for the rooms. He made us feel like we were back in the plantation days while paying over $200 per room per night. It's unfortunate this still goes on in Hawaii let alone the United States of America. Need to clean up your act Lanai and show some Aloha to the locals.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Outstanding meal! The chef has an impressive pedigree that include Chez Panisse. Gets two local deer every week to make his venison dishes. Fresh island fish was also outstanding! The dessert was a bananas foster/layered ice cream creation that was over the top! Amazing quality for the little town of Lanai City!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 7, 2017

It's our favorite place to eat out on Lanai

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good local place in town. The people are very friendly and nice.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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