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About Mediterranean Gourmet
Savor cuisine from across the world without leaving Kauai. A unique, oceanfront dining experience awaits you at Mediterranean Gourmet. Situated at Hanalei Colony Resort, Mediterranean Gourmet has become a North Shore favorite among Kauai residents and worldwide travelers since opening in 2006. Inspired by the cuisine and culture of his native Lebanon, Chef Imad Beydoun and his wife Yarrow have created a relaxed atmosphere and amazing menu selections featuring Greek, French, Spanish, Italian and Lebanese influences. Whether you are looking for a relaxed lunch or a candlelit dinner, Mediterranean Gourmet is the perfect Kauai restaurant for you. Considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. Visitor’s from around the world are invited to make this Kauai restaurant their favorite Kauai restaurant too.
Hanalei, HI 96714
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Sunday:
Seating starts at 12:00 till 8:00
Hanalei Colony Resort
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We are proud to feature live music six nights a week please visit our website for more details. From Classical guitarists, to Jazz, to full Luau entertainment.
Private Party Facilities:
At The Mediterranean Gourmet. we tailor each event to our clients" needs and wishes. Whether it's a dinner for 20 or 100, our chef will create the menu of your choice and our staff will ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Private Party Contact:
Mohssaine Anakar: (808) 826-9875
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
If you are planning a special event we may be able to be of assistance. Please visit our web site http://www.kauaimedgourmet.com/SPECIAL-EVENTS.html for more details.
Mediterranean Gourmet Ratings and Reviews
Whoever wrote that this is the best restaurant in Hanalei must not be a foodie....The ambience is sterile, the windows are so cloudy you can't see outside even if you have a window seat and the food is bland and overly pricey....highly over rated and a major, major disapointment.
We have dined here many times before. This was our worst experience. Many of the items we attempted to order were not available. They were out of them. The food we did get was relative tasteless and not up to par. They might have had a substitute chef, but we questioned that because it was for Valentine's Day. We will not be coming back soon.
Had heard good things about this restaurant so wanted to try. Food was overpriced and average at best. Onion soup was the worst I ever had. No flavor at all. Grilled fish was tasty but rice and bok choy also had no flavor. Nice view but you couldn't see out of the windows because they were so dirty. Would not return.
We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation, and were seated at an oceanfront table within a couple minutes. It took the waitress a good while to get to us. When she did, our drink orders were taken, but it took a long time to get served. Basically, service was very slow. I guess it didn't matter, because the view is the best!
I ordered the steamed clams that were out of this world, but the paella (special of the day) was rather dry, although fairly tasty. We wouldn't order it again.
All-in-all, it was a lunch to remember. It was a bit noisy (young child pounding on something with utensils, and another behind us screaming and crying) but the view was amazing! We'll consider the Mediterranean Gourmet again, but it might lose out to a beachside picnic.
Blustery day on the north shore so after some beach walking we decided to stop for lunch. I love falafel and this time I'd say the sandwich was "good"--nothing over the top. The hebi wrap, by comparison,was truly outstanding! We sat by the window to marvel at the waves without getting wet--nice!
Our family of 4 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 7 enjoyed the meal. MG has a large menu of typical Mediterranean cuisine, such as house-made hummus and dolmas, plus a variety of dishes associated with local produce and not associated with Mediterranean food. We shared the local produce and the meat and fish dishes. It was a much bigger and more modern structure than expected. There was a local musician who drew members of a wedding to dance and sing. Though it was considerably beyond Hanalei to the northeast, the drive was worth the reward of the delicious meal and senic beauty.
***Please "DISREGARD" this so called "star" rating ~ unfortunately it was the only way to submit this review.
We were disappointed when our Thanksgiving reservation for 5 made was not made aware that their regular menu (the one we based on reservation on) would not be available. Upon arriving from our rental house in Princeville (over a very dark and winding road) we realized that there were only two dinner options available ~ traditional turkey dinner or the Hawaiian turkey dinner. We chose to bail on our reservation (a difficult thing to do to any restaurant on Thanksgiving) and seek out an alternate option that came WITH choices. Thankfully we found five available bar stools at the amazing Westin in Princeville and gladly took them. Our server/bartender Logan was excellent, fun and presented us with dinner options, along with delicious adult beverages. Everyone's meal, in addition to our drinks of choice, were delicious and beyond our expectations. Many thanks to the Westin Princeville and Logan for helping us to salvage our family Thanksgiving dinner and time together.
Our second visit to Mediterranean Gourmet during our vacation on Kauai.... in one week. The food is exceptionally good, so much so, that as we were leaving after dinnner walking past the open kitchen, I was able applaud the cooks where they could see me! My gesture was much appreciated by the staff! The service is top notch! We highly recommend Mediterranean Gourmet!
Mediterranean Gourmet is on the property of the Hanalei Colony Resort in Haena, west of Hanalei on Kauai's North Shore. It is large and comfortable and often almost empty, which we hope will change so the restaurant can remain. It's also the only restaurant towards the Cliffs after Hanalei. It's worth the drive.
The menu is pretty authentically Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, to the extent that if you or your dining companions don't care for hummus, garbanzo beans or tzatziki, they'd better like racks of lamb or filet, because their choices will be limited. My husband and I shared a rack of lamb and one of us was 100% happy with it, while the other found the chops to be less tender than desired. They also had some chicken preparations and at least one vegetarian option.
The service was delightful. Extensive bar selections. I think many people go in the late afternoon for drinks and various appetizer or tapas-type options.
We read great reviews about this place and decided we'd drive the 1.5 hours from poipu to try it. We went for lunch - their dinner may be better. We were terribly disappointed. I've had much better Mediterranean food. We tried the tzatziki as an app - the presentation was lousy and it tasted just ok. We also tried the gyro and falafel wrap - definitely nothing to write home about. I did see someone order the watermelon salad which looked fresh and delicious.
We had guest visiting the island. We took them to your restaurant. The service, food, etc was so good !!! The flavors in all the dishes were excellent. The menu was inclusive of vegetarians as well. And the Mid East dishes...excellent.
My only complaint was the size of the portions. A side of vegetables was just two small broccoli spears. The flatbread items...delicious...but quite small. The beet salad was amazing.....but...very tiny for the price.
Again....thank you for a delicious wonderful evening with guest. But....bigger portions ...please.
Great restaurant on North Shore of Kauai. It's a little off the beaten path, but well worth the effort. Food is great, prices are on par with similar restaurants in the area, and they have live music most nights of the week. View is quite spectacular and the ambiance is nice as well. It's not super-fancy but that is a big part of its Appel! Comfortable, friendly service. If you enjoy Mediterranean food, this is a great place!
The location is wonderful right next to the beach. You enjoy your meal while looking out over the ocean and the blaze orange clouds from the sunset (which sets behind the mountains). The staff was very friendly and courteous. The wine was great and the food was good. During Saturday night they had live music. The musician was excellent! We really enjoyed his guitar playing and singing. It is a great place to come, relax next to the ocean and enjoy a nice glass of wine.
Wonderful dining spot on the coast overlooking the sea, featuring excellent and innovative middle-eastern and Mediterranean cuisine with a good wine list and reasonable wine pairings, and local musical entertainment. We always make it a stop when we're in Kauai. It's very much off the beaten path, requiring a drive along a twisty and narrow coastal road, but the experience is well worth the drive.
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