Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

4.5
5221 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipCharlesP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and atmosphere! Truly a “Beach House”. Dinner was excellent.

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vipMaja
New England
16 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Setting on oceanfront only positive.
Food disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited 40 minutes past our reservation time of 8:15pm to finally be seated. We checked in with the hostess 3 times and she was short and unapologetic. There were several young girls working the host position, it appeared. None of these young girls acknowledged us (party of 5) or our excessive wait time, until it was time to finally be seated, at which point we received a “sorry, we’ve been really swamped tonight and no one wanted to get up from their tables”.
We should have at least been offered a complimentary glass of wine or appetizer. I’ve never waited 40 minutes BEYOND a reservation time to be seated.
No manager appeared to be present to handle the restaurant’s challenges that evening. We heard many many people complaining about how long it took to get seated even with reservations.

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Chris
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Had to wait for 20 minutes to get the table. Very crowded, over booked. Front desk personnel rude and very bad in communicating

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our waiter and food was very good, but the wait time for our food was extremely long. We were seated at 7:15 pm and by the time our food came out it was 9 pm. Our waiter was very attentive to us during this wait trying to ensure that we had everything that we needed but the kitchen was unacceptably slow. This is even more alarming due to the fact they are operating at 50% capacity. I can only imagine how long the wait would be if they were at 100%.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great service. Good drinks. Fish is fresh.

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LarryB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

No entree choices if you don’t eat meat. Salad is it. There is a good pumpkin squash ravioli, but it’s an appetizer. Not much to eat. The greeter wasn’t very friendly, but our waiter was fantastic.

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mwalsh17
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to the Beach Many times going back 35 years. It has always been a great restaurant with excellent seafood. This year we got a late seating but probably lucky we got a reservation at all. I am always leery of the late seatings because of selection and quality of what is left. Last night the selection was very limited and the quality of the food was suspect. Go early.

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vipDoctorj
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had a very problematic meal at this restaurant. The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday evening. After waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time, we were seated right below the bar. Drunk people 2 feet above and behind us (way too close for comfort) were talking loudly. Our fish dishes came and the fish was slightly dry, however the beurre Blanc sauce was delicious, but so scanty that by mid meal there was none left. The advertised bok choy and hamakua mushroom side had 1 slice of mushroom and a few bits of bok choy with a pile of Kale. Unfortunately my wife is allergic to Kale. We noticed other tables with bread service. After our meal I asked our waiter (name available on request) why we never had bread service. He said, “I don’t like bread so I don’t offer it unless asked.” There was no mention of bread on the menu. Finally my wife went to use the rest room and two of the three stalls had ‘out of service’ signs on them and the third was in use. The location is lovely and there were plenty of staff. However, they clearly are not trained and it appears they were out of ingredients. Avoid this restaurant until they are able to fix their problems.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! Just do yourself a favor and go…. Excellent Drinks… Excellent food…Excellent Service… Excellent View…

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AngieM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit The Beach House each year when we come to the island of Kauai. This year we brought a couple of friends and shared our experience with them. As always, the food was wonderful, the service was terrific and the view, spectacular!! When making your list of things to do while on the island, add The Beach House restaurant, you will not be disappointed!!😀

Aloha!

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SaraM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The view is great- but that is clearly the main draw

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DawnC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant on the water. Food was excellent but $46 for a 3-4oz piece of fish was a bit much.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They made space for two more in our party. The place was full and yet it wasn't too noisy. The view is spectacular + good drinks makes you feel like million dollars for a couple hours. Thank You!

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ClaudeClaude
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cant beat the setting right at the ocean. The cocktails were fantastic, best Mai Tai so far. Only ate vegetarian choices. Pumpkin ravioli - delicious. Goatcheese/arugula salad - not enough cheese (2 tiny balls). Roasted beet/squash veggie medley- fair could have used a pesto sauce or something, maybe add some Lentils or other Legume? Focus is on fish. Waiter was wonderful and attentive. Would recommend if you are in the area and have some $$$ to spend as pricey...

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vipStuartH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 50th Anniversary and everything was perfect.
We had a table with a great view.
Our server was attentive but not overly so.
Our fish was prepared perfectly.
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
We’ll definitely be back again on our next trip to Kauai.

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SharonD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. There was 7 of us and no problems with the service. Would love to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and location.

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vipMaru
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The food in this restaurant is very expensive and it doesn’t taste good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location with amazing service. The food was out of this world!

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CarolB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose was an excellent server Atmosphere beautiful

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Panda
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance is off the charts! Food is great, our server was personable and attentive, wine list is fun! Recommend having dinner here!

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AnnW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience4

We got to the restaurant for our 8:00 reservation time and had to wait thirty minutes for our table. We did get to wait outside by the beautiful beach but 30 min when you have a reservation seems excessive. Our waiter,David, was excellent. Very attentive, helpful and responsive. The apparizers were delicious the main course was mediocre. I ordered the filet, it was nothing special and my husband ordered the ahi which was also so/so. It was a lot of money for an average meal.

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FredH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wonderful ocean views and sunsets. Food just ok and the restaurant is a bit tired. Staff very nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Long delay in getting table and sunlight into the restaurant was much too intense to enjoy dinner.

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AtlantisT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful! Amazing food, food and service! One of the top places to dine! Mahalo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food and service were awful!!!!!! Do not come here. We waited a half hour past our 8:15 reservation. Then our food came quickly and was lukewarm. It was an anniversary celebration and I asked for dessert and instead the waiter just brought our check with a card that said happy anniversary. What?!?!? And my husband had to ask for the rest of his meal that we asked to have boxed up… this place acts like it’s a snobby NYC or Miami restaurant except it’s in Kauai! Ridiculous. They were have a wedding that night and clearly could not handle the volume. I NEVER write open table reviews (first one) but had to for this. Don’t waste your money.

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RyanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just the facts here.
Showed up at 8:10pm for my 8:15 reservation. The hostess ignored us for about 2 minutes before telling she would be with us soon and they were really backed up.
We waited until 8:45 before leaving.
The place was very loud and the staff seemed like they had no idea what was going on. We ended up just going back and getting room service.

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Tdavidson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. Service was fast and servers were top notch.

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RoxanneB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat while in Hawaii. Always excellent service, great atmosphere, spectacular sunsets. Any choice of food will be excellent, cooked to perfection. I had the swordfish last night while celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary which was the best fish I have ever tasted. (6/12/21)

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Gizer
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Amazing sunset views! Very good food and drinks. Extensive wine menu. Friendly wait staff, but not as attentive as one would expect.

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TomN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and views are awesome and the bonus was a wedding

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PaulaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible restaurant. Hostesses are incredibly young and inexperienced. Servers are unprofessional. Food isn’t even mediocre, it’s just out right bad.

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LisaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset! Great service!! Great food!

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FrequentFlyer
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for wedding anniversary. The location is ideal, the pricing was in line with other premium island restaurants.

The wine list was not huge, but was really well curated… excellent choices! Pricing was what one would expect.

The filet was the winner for the entree… the tuna, while good, was not the best we’ve had on the Island.

If there is a dessert that looks good, you may want to see if they will hold it for you…. Or start with it. By the time our meal as done my wife’s first two choices were sold out.

Go early, grab a chair on the grass, have a drink and watch a beautiful sunset.

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KathyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The fish was way overcook and cold. Only the plates were hot. We wondered if the quality issue was due to our late reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view and excellent cuisine coupled with outstanding staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, especially the pumpkin ravioli. Drinks were good too but wish they had more of a selection. Service was 5 star- our waiter was amazing. Amazing views and pictures outside

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Hannah
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view is unreal! The food was delicious. The pork potstickers with marmalade was incredible. Highly recommend.

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vipFoodie
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant on Kauai.The view is always amazing, and so are the food and service. Our server Jeremy suggested the Nairagi with wasabi. It was delicious. I thought I would venture beyond my comfort zone, and it did not disappoint.

Our dinner was so good that we are returning again tomorrow night.

FAQs

Beach House Restaurant- Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-1424.

Beach House Restaurant- Kauai is rated 4.5 stars by 5221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.