Nanea Restaurant and Bar

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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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SM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu was broad in terms of protein entries, appetizers, salads, desserts and adult beverages. I loved the bones beef short rib entree. My spouse thought the Mahi was very delicious but felt that fish would have been better with a panko encrusted mac nut like other restaurants. Bread and garlic whipped butter was excellent. Unfortunately the service was super slow, our salads were delayed - forgotten actually. Our server stopped the kitchen from delivering our entrees before the salad. Dining outside with a view of the green belt full of tiki torches under a full moon next to the rock waterfall made it a great evening.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service once you get past the very rude hostess. We had the fresh fish catch of the day whch was Mahi Mahi. Cooked perfectly. Views were outstanding.

B
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nanea has continually improved since we first came to the Westin Princeville 12 years ago. This meal was great for a Time Sharing facility unlike a major hotel which must have the great restaurant as part of it’s attraction. It is nice some nights to just stay home and eat at the Nanea and we I’ll continue to do knowing it will even get better as the years go by.

S
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first dinner at Nanea in several years, but by far our best meal during a two-week stay on Kauai. The food was delicious - wonderfully fresh fish, a tasty scampi, a caesar salad big enough to share. The service was timely, and since we chose to eat indoors rather than on the very popular covered terrace, we had the immediate area to ourselves. This was our last night in Hawaii for this vacation, and it could not possibly have been a better meal.

DB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was well beyond my expectation for location. Very pleased

TW
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance at Nanea Restaurant. My seared Ahi was prepared just right. Delicious. My wife had the prime rib which was cooked to perfection. The rosemary made it so good. Pineapple cake was a good way to finish the nice Hawaiian dining experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

mediocore food. freat service.

NG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, beautiful scenery. Steak and Monchong were both 10/10.

M
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my parents to Nanea for their 50th anniversary, which I indicated when booking. From check in to when we left, my parents were treated very special, from roses on the table to a wonderful desert that the chef created just for them.
The food was spectacular, service impeccable and the views out of this world. Thank you for making this special day more memorable for our family!

P
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant with spectacular food (for the most part) and incredible cocktails tucked in the Westin hotel. It has a great view and atmosphere of an upscale hotel pool with a view over part of the North shore. We found the cocktails exceptional. The crab cakes were best we've had. However, the salad and rissoto were mediocre and somewhat tasteless. The entrees were all loved.

S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Short rib crostini was exceptional- we’ll be back

j
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio by the garden waterfall and pool in the distance. Many tiki torches in the area. The menu is geared to land but specials are ocean. Two of us had the pesto Ono which was fabulous but it came with a whole pan seared potato, way too much and not appropriate accompaniment for fish. Our other party ordered the short rib appetizer as entree. It was delicious but portion was more than an entree. We also started with caprese salad. Really nice local greens and again huge. Easily can be shared. Bottom line, plan to share. Parking no issue (which it often is at other places on the north shore. We’d go back.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Meals were cold when they brought them. Quite pricey, however the quality was really good. Service was a bit slow as it was a very slow night and we didn’t feel like they gave us any extra attention or consideration.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and food options for those with allergies. We come for brunch every time we are on Kauai!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem...

We had the five course tasting menu with the paired wines. Exceptional food, a wonderful mix of flavors, fresh and cooked just right. This was complimented by an attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, waiter and live music from a singer/pianist.

This was a surprise given the relatively modest surroundings and poolside location. Well priced, and truly a memorable dining experience.

FN
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not at all what we were expecting. More like a poolside cafe than a nice restaurant. Our server, Jakob, was very nice & helpful but service was very slow & our Entree’s were served before we finished our appetizers. The presenter just pushed our appetizers with the dish to the center, never said a word other than it was hot. Jakob apologized when we pointed this out. Food was mostly good. Drinks took a good 10 minutes each time to arrive. They were just coke & wine. The pool was right there and all we could hear was screaming kids. Did not think this place was worth the price.

W
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location, food and cocktails.
We were early and the manager was not exact pleasant.
The rest of the staff were great.
View was great right in front of the surfing location.
I like the lobster deviled eggs.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Awful food and very slow service. Location is pretty, but can not recommend this place. So many better places on the island.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nanea is a nice, casual place to dine. Ambiance is very casual. Service is VERY slow, not the server's fault. Cocktails took 15 minutes to arrive.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service for our last night in Kauai. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

D
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for the Sunday brunch. Food selection was good and as advertised. The food could have been kept at hotter temperatures as the Kalua Pig Eggs Benedict and waffles were cold. The MTO omelette was very good. The poke had probably been out too long and was not kept cold. Overall a good value but focus on food temperatures especially in the last hour of the service

HB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate here on our first night in Kauai... very nice ambiance/ setting. Great staff. Food was what you'd expect... slightly above average expensive hotel food. Definitely better restaurants on the island, but if you're staying in the Princeville area/ resort, it's an option to consider.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We went for our anniversary and the table was set special with a white tablecloth and a vase of red roses. We decided on the 5 course meal which was so incredibly delicious. Each dish was prepared to perfection. The risotto with mushrooms & spinach was piping hot and perfect amount. Then the fish was Ono with a delicious sauce. Then the filet mignon was outstanding with flavorful mashed potatoes!

CE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The tasting menu and wine pairing are one of the best “fancier” meals in terms of value we found on all of Kauai.

AR
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes I would recommend it because the food was good and our server was friendly . We would have enjoyed it a bit better if there were some more choices on the menu, however, the biggest complaint was the fact that we couldn’t carry on a conversation or enjoy the second half of our meal due to 4 rude and boisterous women sitting at a nearby table. We realize it is not the fault of the restaurant, but I wanted to state this so patrons understand that their actions can have an effect on other people around them and can have an adverse effect on the establishment.

OT
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

None does not disappoint. Staff is always friendly. Food delicious. Great spot to celebrate.

ED
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner here on Hawaii night (Mondays) and had a really lovely time. To start, we were greeted by a hostess who truly treated the guests with reservations well (she knew you’d want to sit outside with a reservation, and she even asked about the dietary restrictions that were listed in my profile to see if I needed a particular menu- that’s the first time that’s ever happened to me!). Then we were seated at a great table where we could enjoy the live performance and our server greeted us. He was so helpful and kind and really made our evening. He gave great advice on what to eat and was very thoughtful. And the food was delicious to boot! So grateful for a lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hey KAUAI this is a sleeper on the north shore. Really great food. Mark was a great waiter that made the evening.
And we got the 12% Kama aina.
Give it s go

A
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Third time to Nanea - first two times were wonderful experiences. This time we had to wait forever for everything. We had to wait for our waitress to first appear, then for our drinks to be served and the worst was the 45 minute wait to have our entrees served. This was after waiting for our waitress to take our dinner order! The service simply ruined the experience. We are locals - we won't be returning.

TX
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Nice location, food just okay. Not worth the price.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Simply put, it's hotel food. Nothing fantastic to report.

Y
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch. Wonderful selections of food. Very noisy. Best part didn’t feel rushed.

A
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food good, service very good. Much more casual than advertised. Our table was fine but bussing on others much delayed.

JI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful. A bit pricey, but the best meal we had on Kauai.

SL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

We are locals and were taking friends out to dinner. Both my wife and I ordered the shrimp scampi, which was not fresh. I did not finish mine. Service was okay. One other note, I called the front desk for a reservation. Was transferred to the concierge and had to leave a voice mail to call me back. No call back. I did book on line, which was quite convenient.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I celebrated our 10 years anniversary and absolutely loved this place. The Ribeye was excellent and the Apple Banana Bread pudding was wonderful.

WT
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place for four friends to dine. Special attention and accomodation was given to my unusual food allergy and I greatly appreciated it. Delicious food, friendly and kind staff, and a beautiful setting made for a wonderful dining experience.

PV
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was great - service was so incredibly slow. 20 min before we got water!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I was very pleasantly surprised. Meal was great and service was very good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the live music!!

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