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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

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (6)
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Live Music (6)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 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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food5
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·Dined on November 4, 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 29, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 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 26, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 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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food4
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 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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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 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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service2
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 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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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 10, 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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·Dined on September 3, 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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food5
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 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 11, 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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·Dined on August 2, 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 26, 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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food4
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It is excellent place for a get together as a group.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great place and the food and music were great too. It was just remodeled and the back area was very fun on Friday night with live music

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Lana'i City Grill, with a meal that easily rivaled the other island's hotel dining options, minus the water views. The new chef has recently come to Lana'i from mainland California, serving up a creative, delicious and exemplary menu of fresh farm to table options from fresh salads to local ahi to venison. We were very impressed with his talents, and highly recommend the ahi and ono options. The outdoor terrace is ringed with tall pines and twinkling lights. We wish that we had had more time on Lana'i to sample a second night! Local music on weekends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Grilled watermelon and tomato salad was delicious. My husband scarfed down the open faced Kobe burger. Chef stopped by to chat. Intimate and comfortable. Wonderful ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 28, 2017

A neighborhood favorite. Sunday we especially enjoyed the Memorial Day special....chicken and ribs!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 28, 2017

great specials

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We love their wings and crispy string beans

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My wife has a wheat or gluten allergy: Our waitresses were diligent in going over the menu with her in detail and returning to the kitchen to sort out any questions. Ultimately the chef came our table to put her at ease, and he really knows his stuff. The food was excellent, bartender great. Some of the dishes might have a bit of a more european influence: complex sauces (which isn't for everyone) This remains a wonderful place to eat and relax.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The ahi special was yummy. Although with a lot of open tables they stuck us in the corner where it was so hot that we were physically sweating.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Chef Jimi's culinary creations are wonderful. Had the Venison, Pork Chop and Fish special, everything was delicious. Chef Jimi also came out of the kitchen to chat with us and other guests. A wonderful experience all around, wish we had more time on Lanai to enjoy another meal.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Fantastic food. We had the venison it was
amazing. The grilled watermelon appitizer
Was fresh and delicious. Wait staff was friendly
and accommodating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Enjoyed the Friday Night Special -- Prime Rib. Really ono. Served with delicious mashed potatoes and two great sauces. All around, great evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The crusted ahi was delicious. Appreciated the visit to our table from the chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The food was great and the variety was amazing. It was so good that we went back two nughts in a row. The food was mych better than the Four Seasons restaurants and it was a much better value!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Fun night! Had the pork chops, it was really yummy!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Our meal was delicious! We had the fresh fish and loved it. The bananas foster dessert was the perfect finale. We will definitely return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great value for the Island of Lanai, which is very costly. Manager Eileen always remembers guests names and checks the floor often -- she is great! Food was excellent, sound level is impossible (conversation means yelling) and wine list is almost non-existent but still a terrific option to expensive hotel choices. Favorite of locals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We found Lanai City Grille from the excellent reviews on Yelp. Driving into Lanai City for our first time, I'll admit to be skeptical, but was so pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The restaurant is super cute offering both indoor seating and an outdoor deck area. The food was delicious (chickpeas, wings, and milkshakes were the favorites with our family)! Would definitely recommend this venue to anyone in Lanai City for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Spent three days on Lanai, and dinner here the first night was the highlight. They open at 5pm, which was great for our schedule; and they were very accommodating of our keiki. They both chose the calamari, and it was the only meal where they cleaned their plates the entire trip.

I had the venison loin with vegetable hash and could not stop eating it! My wife had the white fish special with risotto, which was also exceptionally well prepared.

The chef and staff are friendly and not at all fussy. But they are very sincere and take great pride in their work. For the quality of the food, the atmosphere, and the price you will not find a better value on Lanai!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Every dish was so good, and so big for us!
Our server was so nice and friendly with cute smile.
It was unfortunate that I couldn't have local bear ''Bikini Blonde'' but we had a good time anyway.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Great place. I was hesitant being back on Lanai and hearing Chef Clay no longer was the executive chef. It was very good. Smaller but great selection. Something for almost everybody.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Was staying at the Lanai City Hotel & ate here out of convenience as much as anything else AND we were glad we did! Ate here a second evening as the first left us well impressed. The venison loin and pork shank are to die for and paired well with one of 2 cabs on offer and the Merlot respectively. Service was friendly and prompt. Will recommend!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Best food and service, we cannot wait to come back to Lanai and eat here again! Beautiful decor!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun
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