Naupaka Terrace

4.5
191 reviews
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Naupaka Terrace is a sky-lit Kauai dining adventure of creative island cuisine and enchanting Hawaiian scenery. Inspired by Hawaii’s indigenous naupaka flower, this plantation-style restaurant features creative local, sustainable, and organic products, inspired dishes and fresh island catch artfully prepared by our chefs. . Relax on the peaceful outdoor terrace overlooking torch-lit waterfalls, fishponds, and views of the ocean and sparkling pools. Experience a culinary adventure of fresh, flavorful food that puts you in the mood for Kauai.

Breakfast is served daily 6:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat hearty buffet or an a la carte menu of breakfast favorites, house specialties, omelets and more!

Dinner is served daily 5:00 p.m.
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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner - back to where our honeymoon was. Everything was great!!!

KC
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a romantic dinning experience at Naupaka Terrace for these many reasons. Emily was courteous welcomed us with aloha graciously placing us at an outside tables with beautiful panoramic views of the outstanding Kauai Beach Resort. Emilio professionally served us our Hendrick's Martini and Wente Chardonnay Wine having a great wine and cocktail list to choose from. Emilio recommended to us our marvelous Butter Lettuce Salad and generously gave us a basket-full of warm fresh baked bread with butter. Joyfully we dined on our magnificent tasting Glazed Pork Shank and Catch of the Day both from the Large Bites portion of the menu. Pleasantly Catelyn filled our water glasses. We thank Chef Logan, and the many cooks with great teamwork all is made possible. Your delicious dessert put us over the top full of joy and looking forward to our next wonderful visit at Naupaka Terrace thank you.

LR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting and good food for the price. Service was excellent. It was one of our better meals in Lihue. Loved the Pupu platter.

VK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice setting. Good food. I thought it took a little to long for our waiter's first appearance, but once he introduced himself the service was excellent after that.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food & drinks were good. The service was excellent. Sitting out on the terrace was great. Definitely make time to try this place out.

KC
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naupaka Terrace is at the Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue on the Garden Island of Kauai. We each had delicious local fresh catch for our dinner prepared artistically beautifully. Emilio's expert service and recommendation was fantastic. We were very happy with Austins cheerful helpfulness. Thank you Chef Troy our dinner and dessert of warm lava cake completed our wonderful dinning experience. We highly recommend Naupaka Terrace for an excellent dinning experience with aloha.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Great service and good food!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Overpriced, mediocre food, but pretty location and convenient if staying at the Kaua’i Beach Resort

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the omelet station would like to see a brunch on Sunday’s :)

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The friendly service and recommendation menu was a good choice. If you stay at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, it will be your first dinner option.

LO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered the whole snapper - fried crisy on the outside & moist on tbe inside. The Kauai shrimp was so sweet & nice presentatuion. Just wish there was somw chili pepper water. Friendly staff & great service.

RB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, all in our party got the Prime Rib and Crab Buffet. There were quite a few choices for all courses and if you leave hungry it’s your own fault. Our server, Frank, was very friendly and personable. I would definitely recommend this and we will be back next time we are on the island.

w
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful setting. We went here for breakfast and dinner.

S
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The desserts, sushi, and salads were good. Prime Rib was ok, & crab legs were disappointing (I didn't think they were king crab as advertised, more like snow crab which I don't care for).

DH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. We went for my wife’s birthday. We sat outside and it was very nice. Food was good for a seafood buffet. Service was great.

S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is beautiful if you sit outside on one of the little patios. Arrive early and walk around this beautiful resort. The food is fresh and delicious.

GN
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

From the last time we were at Naupaka Terrace the level of service seems to be not as good as it was in the past, but the food was as good.

l
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

It was our 26th anniversary, and already have been inconvenienced by a late check-in to our room, we were hoping for a good experience at dinner. We were greeted right away by the person who filled our waster glasses, and then waited 15-20 minutes for our server. I finally went to the hostess stand to inquire about the situation and when I pointed out our table they said, almost in unison "Oh, Tom". When I got there, Tom was there, talking with my husband (who later told me Tom had been in the area the whole time, bussing tables). He took our orders and the service was fine. The food was overall delicious! We shared the beet salad which was loaded with beets and had a very pleasing dressing, kalbi ribs that were outstanding with a tangy, smokey flavor and the catch of the day that, although prepared a bit on the dry side, was served with complimentary ingredients.

P
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff was great and very attentive being a groups of 7 with children.

ES
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ambiance and service were fine. Although the food presentation was ok, the quality was less than desirable. The shrimp in the Shrimp and Grits was VERY sub-par ... mushy, tasteless!!! Very disappointed! The dessert (bread pudding) was excellent...what a contrast :)

DC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice assortment of food. Wait staff very attentive. Happy with the experience

KT
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the fish taco. The fish was very dry. My husband had the fish dinner. His fish was dry as well.

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice meal and the service was attentive and very accommodating. We asked for and received a table so we could watch the eclipse of the moon!
Crab bisque was very nice and the wedge salad had a nice tang to the dressing.
Would return again.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was ok but way too salty. Try lightening up on the salt so you can actually taste the food.

W
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious buffet brunch daily

HL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I went here for the Saturday night buffet but after this experience probably won’t be going again. The service was terrible. I could see if it was busy but it wasn’t. I work in the restraunt business and I know how it gets but this was just too much . Our server was to busy talking to other people (I’m guessing friends) as well when she came by all she asked us was our drinks okay?? That’s it. Our seating as well was horrible we were crammed in between the wall/door and other customers one of us had to move as well as the people behind us just to let the other out. FOOD wise I can say the crab legs were the only thing to rave about the prime rib was well done and we went up a few times to see if we just got a end piece but they were all the same well done. The “buffet” really does not have a lot of options. We also ordered off the menu as well and again not that much to rave about. All in all I wouldn’t go again

LL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

All four of us got sick with in 30 minutes of leaving restaurant.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great mai Taos, bad food.

SH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Nate was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with recommendations. The food portions were good and I enjoyed my meal. Good spot that’s close to the airport.

SJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the prime ribs and crab legs. Prime rib was flavorful. Just wanted the au jus to be hot. Crab legs were good until they added different ones. Overall good food.

KT
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a very nice salat, excellent

S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to visit. Service is nice. Food is delicious.

ML
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Ordered the catch of the day, I had Maui Maui and wife had Ahi, they were both very disappointing. Sorry, but we will still have breakfast there.

JG
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location at Kauai beach resort. Staff and service was fantastic, very attentive.

The drinks were well made, and the food is sourced from local farms, and fish markets.

Overall a great experience

MD
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the eggs benedict "sunrise". Beautiful place!

PE
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was wonderful as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service.

CA
Boise
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Setting was awesome being near the beach and plenty of nearby water features. Competing live music seriously detracted. Soft rock was playing in the lounge and Hawaiian music in the restaurant. Wicker chairs were uncomfortable and too low, especially for my wife. Service was good, but should have been excellent as there were only about 3 or 4 couples in the restaurant when we were there. Food excellent.

m
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab & prime rib were good. Fish was super dry and bland. Dessert section was a hit!

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service ever. We had to wait for the crabs. If someone went in front of us, we would only get few leftovers and we had to wait again for the next batch. The variety of food was extremely limited.
No one picked up our empty dishes. We ended up putting them on the adjacent table every time we had to dispose of them.
I will never go back. I could have spent the same amount of money on a better dinner someplace else.

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