Nanea Restaurant and Bar

4.2
370 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
The Westin Princeville’s signature restaurant, Nanea Restaurant and Bar, features intimate indoor seating or open outdoor terrace seating areas with distant ocean views. Delight in island-inspired cuisine throughout the day with menus utilizing vibrant farm greens, fresh local catch with an international flair. In the evenings, Nanea’s five-course Tasting Journey pairs delectable wines with seasonal dishes from savory to sweet. Gluten-free and vegan menus are also available, and chefs are delighted to personalize offerings based on guests’ dietary restrictions.

The Nanea Restaurant and Bar is located on the 1st floor of The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas clubhouse.
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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful. Great service, delicious food.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The one was excellent, apple banana bread to die for!

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KD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

I'm marking "yes" for recommendation to this restaurant for the food only. Our service was horrible on our last evening in Kauai! We had reservations for 615pm, they opened at 6pm and had a line of folks waiting to be seated. Only one person seating the line which caused a delay in getting seated in a timely, efficient matter. Once seated, the service was horrible. The waiter was clearly overwhelmed, took forever (25 minutes to be exact) to get our drink order. He didn't know the specials of the evening, took forever to get our drinks and bread. The only saving grace was the food, it was delicious and worth the wait. Although I wasn't crazy about the green mashed potatoes. Again, had our waiter been doing his job, he would have informed us that these potatoes were non-traditional. Don't go right at 6pm, my advice.

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CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow after the initial drink and first course. It was awhile before drinks were replenished. Entrees were delicious when it arrived but the potatoes/vegetables were cold, so the kitchen rectified that very quickly. Otherwise, a bit noisy that evening, but staff was kind and professional. Love the free valet parking for diners.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Maybe the waitress was having a bad night. Service was slow, drinks didn’t arrive until after salads were already eaten. Average hotel restaurant.

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G
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good variety of food for brunch. Omelettes were very good and the fish excellent. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Definitely recommended.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service

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CP
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was so happy and nice the live music was beautiful ❤️

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The breakfast buffet had a good variety of dishes and our server was attentive. One small problem was daling with used plates since there was nowhere to put them and the server cannot always be thre to pick them up. Overall we had a good experience and will go back.

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F
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely dinner out on our first night here. The food was pricey but that is expected for Hawaii. At least here, you definitely get you money’s worth as the portion size is large and every bite tasty!

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San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Nice staff, nice setting, but we did not like our food. It was salty and too much heavy sauce on pasta and ground crab in what they said were crab cakes... really not good.. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things..

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F
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The fixed price Valentines menu was a bargain even with the wine flight with good choices.

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N
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Everything was delicious and interesting. Highly recommended!

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d
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. Prices were reasonable. Restaurant has no view. We are still exploring the north end of Kauai. I would definitely try again in the future.

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KT
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nanea! The five course tasting menu is a nice combination and great value. The fresh Monchong is terrific. The short ribs are fantastic. Had the Loco Moco for lunch with short ribs- so good! We’ve eaten there several times this visit, and it’s great every time. Service is great, nice outdoor seating. Can’t wait to go back!

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t
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate at Nanea three nights during our 12 night stay in Princeville. Food is exceptional.

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BL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening on the patio. All of our waiters suggestions were delicious. Local Green salad was so fresh, seafood bruschetta was a meal of itself and the mahi mahi was delicious.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant on Kauais northshore. Love the food and the service. David took fantastic care of our family of 8. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable.

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VA
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! I highly recommend going on Monday to get the 3-course Hawaiian menu. It was wonderful.

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RK
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, terrific service and outstanding ambience!

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CT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend the tasting journey. Everything was great. Good sized portions we eat there every time we are here.

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j
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu could have been more varied. The waiter did everything right but seemed officious. The food was good. Mosquitoes under the table were a nuisance. The setting is pleasant.

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Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

WE both had the Ahi tuna which was locally caught and very good. It was finished perfectly and a large portion.
Our server was very personable and pleasant
The chocolate Soufflé was a little different - more of a cross between soufflé and warm chocolate cake but still tasty

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MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I am a bit conflicted only giving 3 stars, as I have had 5 star experiences at Nanea in the past. The problem we encountered was the simple fact that it was Christmas night. We reserved 6 weeks in advance, confirmed our reservation and ended up waiting nearly an hour for a waiter to take our order. Don’t know if it was understaffed or overbooked; but, our reservation was for 6:30 and it took nearly 3 hours total before we finished the meal. Thankfully, the food was excellent. Our waiter was working very hard, so I don’t blame him. Bottom line-never again on a holiday.

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C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David---Our Server just Fab :) & Hostess of the evening Really set the tone--Great!!!

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GM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was slow on Thanksgiving. We saw other tables seated after us that were done almost 45 minutes earlier than we were. Food was slow coming out of the kitchen for our section, it seemed. Food was otherwise good and appreciated the various traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving options.

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DC
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a convenient resort restaurant. The service was excellent and the food very good. It was just a bit expensive in our opinion. Outdoor seating was nice and the evening service did not have issues with the pesky birds on the dinner tables that the breakfast service has.

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M
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our last evening on this island so we wanted to go out somewhere special but close to our complex with great food and nice ambience and excellent service and Nanea fit the bill! The food was excellent, the drinks were perfect and service from our waiter was exceptional. We will definitely come back!

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K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food & service. Lovely outdoor dining.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband to Nanea for his 50th birthday. Amazing atmosphere, the service was stellar and the food was AMAZING. Will definitely return!

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MS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

While we have dined here numerous times in the past, this experience will be our last. Things started out well but when one of the dishes ordered was incomplete, ahi tuna nd prawns without any prawns, it went downhill quickly. We never saw our waiter after the initial order and the back waiter trying to rectify the mistake went awol. Service was unacceptable.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I’m gluten free, meal was pretty sparse for a high $!

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SQ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice hotel/pool view at Sunset watching the tiki torches being lit and a small waterfall. There is also a koi pond near too. The 5-course menu was excellent with the Ono Fish and Beef Filet. We always enjoy coming here every year while on vacation. The service was fast too. This year we went twice.

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l
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED everything about this wonderful gem

I chose to go all out for a late birthday feast - by myself- and had the tasting menu with the tasting wines ... everything was superb. Each item on the tasting menu was well chosen and cooked perfectly.
The wines were nice complements.

Lovely waitress Cate made sure I was well cared for.

It was a night of live music...authentic Hawaiian singer Randy and his wife Primrose the hula dancer made the fun. Randy and Primrose Naukana Rego- a true gem ...Many newlyweds were enjoying the night and so did I.

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PE
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and accommodating! Buffet spread is amazing. A must have is the kalua pork Benedict. Waffles are amazing with there chocolate sauce!

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SD
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I ordered prime rib since it was Prime Rib Night. Over half of the meat was fat and gristle. When I told the waitress her answer was “prime rib is a hit or miss”. We paid and went to get our car that we had left with the valet. They couldn’t find the keys but I saw the car at the end of the driveway. Keys in it and air conditioning turned down to 62. They couldn’t explain it. The next morning I found 2 messages on my phone. The first telling me we had left without paying and then another 20 minutes later saying “never mind they found the payment”.
A night of craziness to celebrate our anniversary!
We’ll make a different choice for our next dinner and won’t be returning to Nanea.

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B
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nanea has improved a lot since we were last there 3 years ago. The food is excellent and the service is great and it is obviously very convenient for everyone staying at the Westin Princeville Villas. The outside seating allows you to enjoy the beautiful Princeville evenings.

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m
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good. Nothing amazing. Pricey. The birds are obnoxious. So annoyed the don’t give you any open table points.

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PP
Hawaii
60 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Caesar salad, rib eye steak, and sides were very good. My wife's filet was a bit overcooked and was not hot. Our server David was very nice and informative, but not very attentive. It appeared he had too many tables to wait on. We'll try this place again if we are back in Princeville.

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