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About Naupaka Terrace

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 farm to table lifestyle, made with 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.

4331 Kauai Beach Dr.
Lihue, HI 96766
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Hawaiian

Hours of Operation:
Naupaka Terrace Dining Room:
Breakfast-6:30am-10:30am
Dinner-5:00pm-9:00pm
Driftwood Bar & Grille
Lunch-11:00am-4:30pm Happy Hours-3:00pm-5:00pm
Shutters Lounge
5:00pm-10:00pm Happy Hours 5:30pm-6:30 Nightly Entertainment 7-10p

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 245-1955 ext. 5540

Entertainment:
Driftwood Bar & Grille

Lunch served daily 11:00am to 4:30pm. Happy Hour daily

Parking Details:
Kauai Beach Resort provides covered parking and valet service.

Executive Chef:
Rodman Machado

Private Party Facilities:
Jasmine Ballroom.

Kauai Beach Resort Event & Meeting Facilities The 8,611 sq. ft. Jasmine Ballroom is perfect for shows, banquets, and large group events for up to 550 guests and 50 booths. Moveable air walls reconfigure to 3 function rooms for smaller events. This elegant ballroom also offers the Jasmine Foyer

Private Party Contact:
Thomas Lund: (808) 246-5515

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Naupaka Terrace Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

service

4.0

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3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Waterfront (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went for the king crab and prime rib buffet. The remaining buffet was lacking in food options. Food needed to be replenished and was not. Very disappointed in the dessert. It was an ice cream machine with toppings, hard chocolate chip cookies and some puddings. The prime rib was just ok, nothing to rave about. Not worth the 135 including tip that we paid.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fresh food well prepared and presented. Great live music.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of by far the best dinner date night out yet (: King Crab & Prime Rib buffett , perfect for a couples night out !! Overall amazing , definetely will return && refer to guests (:

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu, but unfortunately he was completely in the weeds. He did the best he could to keep up, and having been a waiter myself I can applaud his efforts. This is the only positive to the dining experience. The food was very poor. We ordered crap cakes as an appetizer, and to put it nicely they were mushy, cold, and bland. I tried the seafood chowder and it was unremarkable. I ordered a macadamia crusted Ahi and ended up getting mahi mahi instead. It was served with flavorless roasted vegetables, and cold pasty mashed potatoes. The waiter realized the mixup and offered a comped dessert and discounted the meal slightly. My wife ordered a vegetable pasta with chicken. The dish appeared as if it sat under a heat lamp for some time so the noodles were dried crusty and stuck together. The chicken added to the dish had a terrible unappealing flavor. Lastly there were fruit flies that continued to pop up, mostly an annoyance. In the end I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone and wouldn’t return. It was a terrible experience, but you live and you learn. If you are staying at this hotel I would highly recommend that you head off property to dine as the island offers countless options that are unique and delicious.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was ok in general. The prime rib and crab legs were great! Everything else was bad.... the sushi was a joke, all rice no fish😟

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The reservations was made easy online and once at the restaurant the greeters at the front was very pleasant. The waitress made sure to describe the different fish dishes and the ingredients that went into the dish and I found this very helpful. Overall the staff was attentive to our table which made my guests feel very special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Live music, not crowded, quiet setting by pool. Food good, service very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The ambiance was amazing, the food was delicious. My server was busy waiting at least 5 or 6 tables, we didn’t see much of him but the food was delicious. I would go again for the live music and dining experience

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good good especially prime rib and crab. Excellent deserts especially the nutter cookies. Slightly overpriced. And didn't accept their own 20% discount card on Fri and Sat night. Also good sushi.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a very disappointing dining experience. There was a buffet offered, but we decided to order off the menu. I had crab bisque,it was very good. But things went downhill from there. I had chicken flatbread that was barely edible. And ambience? How about the pool attendants dragging a bag of dirty towels through the dining room.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Mac nut monchong was very good, but the preparation of the butterfish ruined that dish. Can eat for modest price of you make right choices. Will not go back though.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It is a wonderful fresh buffet and fish, prime rib, poke, fish chowder, dessert and ice cream bar and everything you could want to enjoy a fabulous meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I ordered the fresh Opah and was impressed how delicious it was. I may re-visit but not sure as it was expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Getting together with dear friends we have not seen for years

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service, and friendly staff. However I would not recommend the seafood and prime rib buffet.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The prime rib on the crab leg/prime rib buffet was the best we have ever had on the island. It was prepared: pink, tasty, and tender! Crab legs were ok, as were other selections.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very nice outdoor seating. View is to a couple of pools and ocean close for a nice walk after you eat.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (東京)·Dined on August 14, 2017

家族旅行 到着日の、疲れているかなとステイ先のホテルでディナー。折角とテラス席をリザーブしたものの強風、更に照明がなく美味しい料理が全く見えない有り様‥あと隣のライブが少し騒々しく感じました。ま、これもハワイらしいと言えば御愛嬌かなw

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Went for the buffet. Prime rib was excellent but crab legs were not all that great. Waiter was busy talking to other table and did not tend to our needs. Had to call another waiter to tend to us.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Beautiful, comfortable setting. Easy access. Great service from reservation to end of dining. Wonderful experience. Looking forward to next dinner reservation.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Disabled Access, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was alright, tried to get an early reservation but wasn't able to. We went for the buffet dinner and being that our reservation was at 9pm which was the only time frame they had.. and the buffet closes at 9! We were seated at about 8:30pm and only had half hour to eat.. they were already closing up the buffet.. so we had to rush which wasn't fun at all. Food wasn't really worth the $55 per person anyways.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Mother's Day early

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I liked their seafood chowder with a Hawaiian touch of coconut milk and luau leaves.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We were celebrating 50 years of marriage and came for the Crab/Prime Rib buffet on a Saturday night. We were warmly greeted by Frances, a hostess who radiated "aloha". My wife prefers a vegetarian diet and our waiter, Everett, showed her a number of options. Everett was very attentive and kept the water glasses full and provided me with ample tools to extract the crab. The prime rib was good and the carver even offered to cook it more in a frying pan if I wanted I more well done. Lots of clams on the buffet and Eddie kept me satisfied with sashimi and sushi nori. The desserts were an upgrade from my last visit and included a number of tasty baked items along with a soft serve ice cream bar. Sous Chef Logan Ripley presided over the feast the night we were there. We'll be back again on our next visit to Kaua'i.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Our server was very friendly and helpful but the wait to receive our food was a long wait

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Outstanding Executive Chef Rodman Machado, under your direction our food and service provided was exceptional thank you all. Sax offered us indoor or outdoor dining table both looked grand. Our choice was outdoor dining with breathtaking views of the beautiful Kauai Beach Resort. Janee our informative server's recommendations of Wine, Burrata appetizer and Fresh Catch entree were superb, culinary delight. Lowen followed up with prompt attention to every detail. Michael Keale's authentic Hawaiian tunes and our Lava Cake desert made for a perfect dining experience bravo. We are already booked on Open Table our next Romantic Evening at the fabulous Naupaka Terrace thank you.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We ate at the restaurant for breakfast twice and supper once. There is a child menu which is nice but for the dish we ordered the plain chicken breast was rather dry and not too flavourful. My 6 yr old preferred to eat the YIng and Yang Kalua duck that I ordered although she did like the french fries that came with her meal. I ordered organic baby romaine salad which was very large. They accommodated the fact that I am a celiac and cannot have gluten so the croutons were not added to the salad. I enjoyed it except for the marinated cherry tomatoes. The Ying and Yang Kalua duck was nice. There was live Hawaiian music in the background which I really enjoyed.
We ate at the breakfast buffet where strangely the first time they charged us for two adults although my 6 yr old had a pretty bird-like appetite. I realized that if you want to eat a gluten-free paleo friendly breakfast you are much better off just ordering off the menu rather than the buffet. The second time I had two eggs with hash browns and pork links which was much more reasonably priced that eating the same thing from the buffet. The second time my daughter ate one waffle with whipped cream and nutella along with some bacon and they didn't charge her at all. So it all evens out. There are little birds that try and steal off your plate at breakfast so you have to be vigilant. The restaurant setting is very beautiful. The wait staff are very good and I appreciated that they made a big effort to return the tea ball to me that I had left behind one morning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Was really looking forward to the Seafood and prime rib buffet on Saturday night. At $54 a head I was expecting hot delicious good quality choices.
Disappointed does not even begin to describe it. Buffet food that should have been hot was barely warm. Mashed potatoes were actually cold.
Selection of dishes was less than I had expected. Asked about a couple of the dishes and sauces and staff at the buffet could not answer what things were.
Service was slow and our server was overwhelmed and constantly appeared as rushed.
I was honestly embarrassed to have brought friends with us.
Manager could not have cared as he never made it to our table after requesting to speak with.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The ambiance sitting outside was wonderful. Very romantic. Our server was very friendly and informative, BUT our food took an EXTREMELY long time to come and since we were sharing everything, to receive extra plates to split the portions took even a longer wait...but the food was better than good!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 18, 2017

We stayed at the hotel, for our vacation, it was a great experience for sure, staying at the hotel! We also ate here every am for the breakfast buffet, which was good. The one time we ate diner here, the service was slow, (under staffed maybe), food was good (not great). But I would still recommend dining here for diner also, maybe one time, if you are staying at the hotel. Aloha!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This time the the crab was yucky, the sushi rice was too sticky and vinegary the primerib and dessert were the only things we liked. This was my families 4th time to the seafood and primerib buffet. During Christmas was the last time we came and the food was excellent and worth every penny. This time the food was was ok the crab was terrible it tasted old and left a funny taste in my mouth and the meat of the crab was small and mushy. The primerib, chicken and deserts were the only things we liked. The service was ok. No one came to refill our drinks and we waited a long time to get Our water refilled. Im not sure if we will be back soon to the buffet. Right now i wouldnt reccomend to a friend maybe during the holiday i would.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We returned the next night for the prime rib and crab leg buffet- there was a great selection of food choices that were as good if not better than the main choices.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great restaurant everything was fantastic from the service and food to the entertainment- highly recommend if you are in Kauai to try it out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Nice restaurant in hotel with good food and ambience. Would have liked more menu options.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The restaurant has great food and the view of the waterfall pools and night sky with the sound of water from the koi ponds is absolutely wonderful. This is a great place to spend a lax meal, not a place if you are in any time restraint.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food was very good. Service a little slow. We arrived early so staff was not over whelmed yet, but it got busy as it should. Very friendly staff and very accommodating. All in all, I would recommend to a friend.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Very good buffet choice (with Alaskan king crab and prime rib) Very attentive service provided by Janee and company

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Seemed like the kitchen got behind, and it was less than half full. Our slice of cheesecake took approximately 20 minutes. Other than that, service and food was good, and sitting out under the umbrella was very relaxing.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very good food with huge crab legs. Many seafood choices and prime rib and sushi. Saturday night buffet. No posted price. Much more than we wanted to spend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 15, 2017

This was the worst dinning experience In Kauai in 10 days. We made a reservation and expected to sit on the Patio outdoors. We were told there was no room. The restaurant looked like a dressed up cafeteria inside. Not what we expected for this restaurant. The service was HORRENDOUS! I get if a restaurant is busy, a staff member can just pop by for 10 seconds and say, "I am sorry it is busy I will be with you shortly". Something to make a guest feel welcome. (note...there were less than 10 tables in the entire restaurant being used. About 20% full...now I know why) After 15 minutes of not even being acknowledged by a server I asked the hostess if she could please send a waiter/waitress over so we could maybe order a beverage. She said "no problem". I watched her go back to the front and not talk to any wait staff. When the female server finally came over she could not have seemed to enjoy her job less. When she brought the bread I said "Thank you" and received no response from her. I sarcastically said "you are welcome". Zero acknowledgement I even spoke. I will never go back and NEVER recommend it to anyone, other then to recommend to NOT go there. The terrible customer service ruined the experience. We could not leave fast enough.

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