Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

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4330 Reviews
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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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife had the green beans appetizer and enjoyed them. Spicy flavour and beans were well cooked. The portion was quite big for a pupu, easily could be shared. I had the lobster deviled eggs for $20. It was good, though I felt under seasoned. 2 eggs, not worth $20. (note, Open Table says it’s only $19).
For mains, my wife’s fish and coconut stew was good but not outstanding. I had the seafood linguini and this was merely ok. Way too much oil or butter sauce - the pool in the bottom of the plate just looked like oil to me. The pasta was spaghetti, not linguini (not a big deal) but was cooked way past al dente. The taste was bland, badly under seasoned. The seafood itself was cooked well.
The restaurant ambiance was good and the service - Jessa(sp?) - was very good. My wife is celiac and this was dealt with well.
IMO, not worth a return visit. There are many other seafood options in the area that serve up better meals and value.

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The kale salad was lightly dressed and a generous pre dinner salad. The ahi was over salted and too much soy. Would nor recommend..would not return.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good.. but food was a little salty and had to wait for 15 plus minutes before a waiter came to greet us and ask if we wanted a drink

S
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love this place bit was pretty disappointed in the meal I had. The fish entree was okay but the rice was dry and flavorless. I’ve had very good meals here in the past so perhaps this was just an off night.

RR
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. One of the best settings on Earth!!! That was it great food and even better setting.

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and a view that can’t be beat!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The Beach House is a great setting, Food was excellent! Be careful when reserving a table. We clearly ask for front row beach side. Host said she couldn't seat us there as we were only 2 people. Yet there were many other tables that seated 4 which only had 2.

Then after 20 minutes she came along and seated another 2 in front of us at a table for 4. Go figure


Our server was outstanding and had nothing to do with the poor quality of the hostess.

BD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with wonderful service!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Vacation Dining. Overrated and very expensive. Food was average. View was spectacular.

BG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and overall experience were OUTSTANDING. Kayla was our server and WAS A DELIGHT! The views were magnificent and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND having Dinner there at least ONCE on your trip to Kauai!

MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Came here for Thanksgiving dinner and made a reservation for one of the few remaining times on OpenTable - 8:15pm. The 3 course meal was reasonably priced at $42, but we were disappointed to learn the bread pudding dessert had run out. Our entree portion was heavy on the turkey and mashed potatoes, lean on the veggies. The pumpkin bisque soup started was delicious. Ambiance was nice with live music and tables on the sand.

M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I have severe food allergies. I try to order very carefully and not disrupt the kitchen. I discussed it with the waiter. He said the sauce labeled on the menu as vegan had oyster sauce in it which meant I could not eat the sauce. I was offered a different sauce on my veggie stir fry. The food came out without sauce and swimming in oil. After sending it back, the manager came over and apologized. They did make me a different food item but my whole family was done by the time my food came.

EW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noisy due to a large intoxicated party of 10 next to us

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food not so great for the price. Amazing views

v
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is fantastic.
Parking can be a hassle so make sure you valet.

b
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving / 33rd Anniversary

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family thanksgiving dinner :) it was the best thanksgiving we have ever had!!!

AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Holiday Dinner and was very good. The service was good and Pops the waiter a delight. I think is they curtailed the picture taking on the lawn the ambiance would be better.

NS
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The view and ambiance can’t be beat. Just don’t expect a high quality meal. Service was poor, fish was WAY overcooked and the menu did not offer one appetizer that seemed appealing.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic way to spend Thanksgiving! Service was amazing!

H
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanks to Edwin and the staff for a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner! We will be back!

K
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I was a little disappointed with the food. I’ve always had great food and experiences here but was let down by the lack of freshness with the deviled eggs and soggy fries that came with the burger .

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service view and food!

WC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly, this is my very favorite restaurant on Kauai! Beautiful views, outstanding service, accommodated allergies, and we got to see the parakeets arrive in the trees! This was a special treat for our 8 month old grandson! It was a magnificent evening.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pops was super informative and always steered us right. Food was amazing and the MaiTai really is the best :)

DC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view and great space for taking some memory pictures. The food is amazing, especially the daily catch with wasabi butter. Service is impeccable. Really one of the best places in Hawaii.

l
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was telling the server that my husband and I had come here in the mid-80s for the first time pre-Hurricaine which destroyed the restaurant. Over the years we come back and always enjoy it. The Mai Tai is the best!

KG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great location! A must on Kauai!
This is a fun and delicious restaurant paradise.

HG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the lanai and enjoyed the sunset over the ocean while enjoying our dinner. Our waiter was an excellent server and had a great sense of humor. The ambiance, the food and drinks and dessert were fantastic. We make sure we go to The Beach House every time we visit Kauai. It never disappoints.

BP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The views are awesome but the place is a dump. Poorly maintained,tables that look like crap and food that is mediocre

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the location and views are amazing. Service was impeccable. My picky eater son licked his plate clean. He does not eat fish and he ate all of his before I even started eating mine. Will go back for sure!!! Oh and that strawberry cream pie that a 75 year old makes for them is flipping amazing!!!!

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite choice for lunch or dinner. The fish and chips for lunch, or the filet for dinner.

J
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly amazing other than the gnats, but that’s not y’all’s fault. The kale salad is fantastic.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for the last night of our honeymoon and the view at this gorgeous restaurant speaks for itself. We watched a gorgeous sunset and took a few pictures before sitting down for dinner. The green beans and pumpkin ravioli were both AMAZING and the stars of the show for me, both very flavorful. Our main courses were great as well and my husband especially liked his fresh catch with lobster. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Kauai!

CI
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this for a very special 35th anniversary dinner, and we weren't disappointed. Our friends travel around the world and eat at the best restaurants, and they were extremely impressed with the food, the service and the gorgeous view of the ocean and sunset.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the elder vice was fantastic. The drinks were tasty and the green bean appetizer was so good!! Definitely worth the visit!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wifes 40th Birthday. Great food

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Edwin was very nice and the meal was outstanding.