Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

4.6
3473 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
The Beach House Restaurant's stunning ocean-front location with spectacular sunsets night after night makes it an iconic destination on Kauai's south shore that has won the prestigious Hale 'Aina Award for "Best Restaurant - Kauai" for 16 years running!

Our philosophy at the Beach House is simple - take some good old-fashioned Hawaiian hospitality, blend it with a Pacific Rim food experience and add an outstanding view to deliver an experience that delights all the senses. Our talented kitchen team makes the most of local ingredients by sourcing our fish directly from Island fisherman and our beef and coffee from neighboring ranches. We incorporate local fruits and vegetables whenever possible, and delight in being able to find new and innovative ways to use the resources that surround us on the Garden Isle. Our breads, buns, and desserts are all made from scratch in house and we proudly feature the works of renowned local artists throughout the restaurant.
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Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner. They were able to make menu adjustments to meet our dairy allergy needs. Menu is limited but excellent food. Drinks were delicious too. Beautiful spot for sunset dinner.

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Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and our server was fantastic. Suggested perfect appetizer to share and you can’tbeat the view

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Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners ever

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PJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The entrees were good, but not worth the price. Dessert was very disappointing considering these cream pies are made fresh daily.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment. Table by the window. Our waiter, Edwin, was very friendly and efficient. The whole evening was quite pleasurable.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. Got a gift card to come here from family for our honeymoon. The view on the beach is incredible. The service was attentive and had great recommendations. And the manager and wait staff gave us a signed congratulations card. 10/10 would recommend.

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and amazing service! Food was excellent!

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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seth, our server, took excellent care of us, and gave great suggestions for food and drink. The wedding ceremony (not ours!) on the patio was lovely touch. The sunset was spectacular. Would go again.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edwin was great server!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dinner with Family

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot - servers are super friendly and the fresh fish is awesome.

View - outstanding

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

If you are looking to watch the sunset and eat overpriced tasteless food with nice service, this is your place. The ambiance is lovely, the staff is lovely and accommodating. The food however really leaves something to be desired. The dishes are not refined and not creative. I must note the portions are good, if you prefer quantity over quality. We had much more delicious fish at many other restuarants on the island. One person in our party is vegetarian and had the most unoriginal tasteless dish(we all tried it), vegetarians like deliciously prepared food too. This is our second time eating at The Beach House and our family who is local have eaten there many times. I wanted to wait and go back before I reviewed the place, both times our experience was the same.

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BW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great views, and great night. Can't go wrong!!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special dinner for our last night in Kauai. The ocean front seating, sunset, service and food were amazing!

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The view of the ocean at sunset was lovely and our server was cheerful and attentive. Cocktails were knowledgeably made. For pupus, my husband had the lobster deviled eggs and I had the salad with panko crusted chevre, candied mac nuts, dried cherries and grape tomatoes. Both arrived looking pretty, but with not a grain of salt or other seasoning and no salt and pepper shakers on the table. A server brought them to us when we asked, and once properly seasoned, both the eggs and salad were delicious. Unfortunately, both entrees (macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi and wasabi butter fish...ono or opah with a lillikoi beurre blanc) arrived in the same way. Very pretty, but entirely flavorless due to lack of seasoning. After a few shakes of salt and pepper, balance was restored to the dishes, and they went from barely edible to delicious. As soon as we set our forks down signaling we were done, the server rushed up and grabbed the shakers to take to another table. Other diners also commented about the lack of seasoning, so we were not alone. It only requires that the food be tasted in the kitchen and seasoning corrected before sending it out to the customer, and Beach House will have recaptured it’s former glory.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service .. beautiful location .. delicious food.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and views! Absolutely beautiful at sunset!!

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

Go for the views!! Food was good, albeit pricey but within what we’ve paid for other meals on the island. Polite friendly and prompt service even during the busy sunset dining hour. We enjoyed our starters and main dish, but were disappointed with the strawberry cream dessert (more cream than strawberry). The sunset and view were worth it and we would go back

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ZC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in all aspects...as usual.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant for drinks only. The food was overpriced for the quality. My husband and I shared the blackened ahi caesar salad. The ahi was tasteless and not blackened. The caesar salad lacked that caesar taste. We also split the main course of pork loin over hash. Pork was tender, but the hash tasted like glue.
Yes, I would go again, but only for the view (be there for the sunset) which is spectacular. My cosmopolitan was deliciously perfect!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We made a Special Anniversary reservation but were seated by the entry to the kitchen. Other couples were seated in lower ocean view 4-seat tables yet we were told they were not available. I made a plea but was denied after arriving early and having cocktails in the bar. Hostesses were aware of our Special Occassion. I was not happy. Food was outstanding, though.

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a gem! We came to The Beach House to celebrate my husbands birthday and our honeymoon. The staff treated us great and everyone was so friendly. We marked it down because the drinks were pretty steep at $15 (value); though they were tasty. It was loud, but this is clearly a spot that is loved by both locals and visitors, so that makes sense. Please read to the end for we saved the best for last...
Our server on the lawn was lovely and helpful. She just seemed stretched because it was busy at sunset and people definitely love this spot for a drink and a sunset.
The hosts were so accommodating to hold our table to let us watch the sunset and then made us feel comfortable with our table location. Thank you again.
Finally, our favorite part of this experience was Edwin (aka FBI or aka Pops) and Saul (you rocked your first solo night!). These guys were attentive and treated us like we were old friends. It was fun and enjoyable. Thanks so much!!!
We look forward to coming back on future trips to Kauai!!!
#strawberrycreampie #tendersteak #macadamianutmahi #awardwinningMaiTai

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RO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Edwin, our server, was fantastic. Enthusiastic about everything from the island to the individual ingredients in our meals and drinks.

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JP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sunset view is amazing. Food was very good but a bit pricey. Service while very friendly was rushed as if they were just trying to turn over the table...

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great spot for a sun set on our honeymoon. Staff was wonderful. Thank you all for such a great experience

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place on Kauai to watch the sunset. Beautiful setting, wonderful food - just perfect.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing.

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JB
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful sunset and excellent island cuisine.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughters 11th Birthday. We had come the year before with our friends and had such a great tome decided to do it again!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sunset view is the best on Kauai! The food is amazing with the appetizers and deserts being the best! Outstanding experience!!!

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KT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Goat cheese arugula salad was just ok. Rest amazing. Best seat in the house outside on terrace.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply amazing and our server Zef was patient and helpful and went above the call of duty to take our picture outside with the sunset.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Our waiter Mark was entertaining & the food was perfection. Fabulous wine list! We will definitely be back.

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MW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner at the Beach House! The view/ambiance is amazing. We also enjoyed just coming for cocktails at sunset the following night - we sat outside, which was beautiful as well! Highly recommend.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made our 30th Anniversary even more special. Great food and service ... and sunsets!

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

There is no more beautiful dining spot in Kauai. Food was not up to prior year's quality. One of our party had over cooked fish, another over cooked lobster.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Used to be so great - our favorite. Sad to see the food and service decline so much.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great views and great server Seth!!! He made our night!

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AW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have had a better experience. Food was amazing gorgeous viees. Staff was friendly and attentive. To make the evening even more enchanting, there was a wedding right outside the open sliding glass doors.

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AK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view and excellent fresh tasting food. We will definitely be going this restaurant.

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