Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

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$31 to $50
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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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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! From start to finish it was excellent at the Beach House. The friendly valet parking staff made it easy to get in without looking for parking. We were greeted and immediately seated with a perfect view of the sunset. Our waiter Edwin was just the best. So kind and took the time to explain the menu and his suggestions led us to the best meal ! The pumpkin ravioli was extra special for our appetizer. The salad was full of locally grown and so fresh produce . The steak and fish we had as our entree were far and above any we had all week here in Kauai! Delicious chocolate pie and surprise chocolate sundaes for our anniversary topped off the evening. Our cocktails.. the sunset .... the service... the food ... an evening at the Beach House cannot be beat!

DT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jay was amazing! He shared several things with us about Hawaii. The food was excellent as usual. Loved the mahi-mahi. We also loved the remodel with the open doors. Wow! The final touch was the birds arriving at sunset. What an amazing experience. Oh and Mother Nature did not disappoint with a gorgeous sunset. Can’t wait to return for our next meal. Thank you all.

L
Central Texas
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood linguine and Opa entre were superb. Subset is always spectacular. Started with a Caesar salad and squash ravioli. Great dinner and service. Smoky Manhattan was quite extraordinary.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and location! Our favorite restaurant!

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our friends 50th! The gal we had serving our table was outstanding. She was very attentive and provide recommendations on the food. We’ve been coming here for 18 years and feel that the food and service has only gotten better over time.

MH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The location is stunning. The staff were friendly prompt and attentive. The food and cocktails were good. I would definitely eat here again!!!

MH
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have enjoyed this restaurant before but this time was total mess up.
We ordered drinks first which took a while to get. We ordered food, a salad and fish dinners - that arrived a few minutes after ordering and just as our drinks arrived!
Everything presented at once, like a rush to get us out!
The fish special was cold, including the plate it was on. My lobster was raw and cold. We sent it back. The fish was returned properly cooked.My lobster came back and was still partially raw. The butter with it tasteless. The worst lobster I ever had and I couldn’t eat it. Raw and bland. I may never eat lobster again.
The staff was kind and removed the lobster from the bill, along with the drinks. But we wanted a good meal and didn’t get one. A shame. Such a nice place and we did enjoy our waitress Caitlyn.

j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were exceptional. Our server Sarah was a real pro, knew the menu and how to treat people like we were the only ones in the restaurant

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

If you are going to get the lobster be prepared for a very small portion.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You forget they don't have air conditioning when you see the view. Kenyatta was a spectator server for my allergy ridden lifestyle♡

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

Such an incredible dining experience! The food, the service, the views. So worth it! Make a reservation for sunset - you won’t regret it!

MI
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunsets at #beachhouserestaurant are spectacular! The perfect Poipu location to watch the sunset unfold over cocktails and dinner. Try their MaiTais with lilikoi cream and the Ahi tacos to start. Our food was fresh and delicious and service great. We will be back!

SH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing panoramic view of the Pacific! Get there well before sunset to get a table! Excellent food and even better service!

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

Fantastic anniversary dinner. Very good foodie food. Beautiful view and great service.

N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was not good the fish was way to overcooked and the taste was tasteless

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

One of the

j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I ordered the watermelon salad and the dressing was rather bland. It had pea shoots or micro green on it which didn’t seem to go with a refreshing watermelon salad. had the roasted chicken for dinner and it had no taste. The waiter offered to get me something else but I declined, as I was full on bread. Anyway they did try to accommodate. My friend had the fish “signature “ dish Didnt have well-pared ingredients and fish was undercooked

SR
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for sunset drinks and dinner. Wait for a table by the window.

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

Food choices, presentation and taste was extraordinary! The only meal better was at Le Jules Verne, a 5 star restaurant in the Eifel Tower.
Edwin, our server was a top-notch professional. The visit from Exec Chef Marshall Blanchard topped off an amazing evening.

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

Service was excellent with Joshua Stone as our server!

KD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the most beautiful location! We hoped to see the sunset, but we were there on a cloudy day. Even so, the view was stunning! And the food was delicious - I am a vegetarian and it can be hard to find a good meal. Their vegetarian option was excellent - tasted great and was filling! My husband had fish and thought it was one of the best meals he had in Kauai. The portions were good for the price! Would definitely recommend!

f
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! Chef made not only flavorful food but beautifully presented food. Would recommend to anyone for special occasions to casual night out!!

g
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very personable server, who was also very service oriented. I had the wasabi encrusted opa---not hot, but the flavor of the wasabi came through with the fish, it was great! Wife had the beef steak filet, extremely tender piece of meat cooked just right. Great experience!

R
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my Mother in Law. Had a reservation but had to wait to be seated. Thought it was unusual the restaurant adds a “kitchen service charge” to your bill. Total nonsense! I overpriced and my son had the runs after eating the Ahi . Disappointed. Ambiance great to watch Sunset but you don’t have to eat at restaurant to enjoy sunset.

WM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

perfect place for a great meal with excellent service

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is lovely and the staff was very friendly and helpful. But...it’s so noisy conversation is simply impossible.

MV
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the quality of the food was excellent! The view at sunset spectacular.

1
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration. Awesome food and great service

C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view from our patio table was breath-taking to say the least. Our server went above and beyond.
we had a big party with two small children and he handled us like a true pro, and his food recommendations were spot on. The food and drinks were incredible. I can't recommend this place enough and will definitely be back on my next visit.

E
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here. Felt very special with birthday wishes from numerous staff members and a card!

a
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view is wonderful! Food was excellent.

HD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and enjoyed wedding on veranda during our meal. Amazing setting for sunset views! Food was very well prepared and service excellent, too!

B
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacationing. Best meal of our trip !

BL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place to have celebrated my 78th birthday. Staff was awesome and our server was great, he really knew the menus. Would recommend to anyone coming to Kauai. Can’t best the view and the sunset was a Wow.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super expensive

R
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit outside on the lawn for sunset and then have dinner inside. They have an amazing site.

KN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good food we had a nice experience. They have a large open lawn area in front of the beach which is great for having a drink before dinner however they had such limited seats out there for such a huge area they could’ve had double the seats to accommodate way more people. So many people just standing around waiting for a chair to sit down on out there.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Beachhouse did not disappoint. Amazing food and beautiful location. Our server Joshua was outstanding. He was welcoming and impressively knowledgeable about the menu. We come every year when we are in Kauai and will certainly be back next year!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing for a romantic evening with your partner! Best experience we’ve had so far. 10/10 recommend.

r
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic hospitality. Excellent seating to view sunset. Waiter was very attentive, knowledgable about fish selections and sauces, not aggressive in requesting orders from guest, and overall excellent. Food cost in line with resturant location, quality of food, and service.

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