Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

4.6
5162 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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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathieH
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous.

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vipFdavidm
Palm Springs
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience5

The least I expect from a restaurant of this caliber and this price range is that it honors its reservations and that it has paper towels in the men’s room. The Beavh House failed both criteria last night when we attended. We were told when we checked in for our 8.15 PM dinner reservation that they were running about ten minutes late. There were two other couples sitting in the same waiting area who were awaiting being seated. Ten minutes turned into forty hours. That’s very bad in my book.

Worse yet. I went to use the men’s room, and after I washed my hands I searched for some paper towels. Two dispensers were empty. I’m fact, the only paper towels I could find were the used ones that were thrown on the floor. You’d think the manager would check on the bathrooms regularly.

After we were finally seated after 45 minutes, we ordered from a really small menu. I asked our waiter about the lack of selection, and he indicated that the kitchen is understaffed and can’t fulfill a more robust menu.

We ordered the filet mignon with a blue cheese sauce, mashed potatoes and broccoli. The mignon was perfected prepared, as were the potatoes, The broccoli was practically raw and inedible. The waiter apologized for that, but I couldn’t believe we were the only ones who had complained.

We ordered a chocolate tart and asked the waiter to split it for us. It arrived intact on one plate with no knife to split it. It was delicious though.

To the bill, there’s a 2% surcharge added, which I think is tacky in a high class restaurant such as this.

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vipNewDiscovery08
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Racous atmosphere are people are a bit tipsy drinking from the excellent bar waiting for their table to open up

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vipptowngirl
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Incredibly fun spot to enjoy dinner, cocktail or both! The location on the ocean with sunset views can’t be beat. Creative cocktail menu. Food is good but nothing outstanding.

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ElPastor
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beach House is our only "must do" every time we visit Kauai.

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vipRamonaG
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great view and phenomenal food! A must go to restaurant!

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Happycustomer
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was best we have had on the island, fantastic

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CourtneyZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Beach House has an absolutely stunning location and the ambiance of the restaurant is lovely as well. Our service was excellent. The food was so so at a top price. I know it’s a tourist trap but still very happy overall. Don’t skip out on the Mai tais while there either!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Good service. Gorgeous view.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My food was just ok. I had a salad and deviled eggs. Should have ordered the fresh fish. Not impressed.

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JamesS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Noisy. Food was ok but expensive. Very crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and oh my the views!! The mai tais are to die for.

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vipAnneW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mark our server was excellent!!!

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JenniferD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location!

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BradleyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are awsome. The open air feel is great with nice views . The appetizers are a great way to start.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and every table has a view of the ocean. Make reservations just before sunset to watch all the parrots fly in.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The only reservation that we could get was at 8:30 and it was completely dark. Perhaps the food and the only Beyonce would have had a different impact if it had been light outside

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Vik17
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal views, food options are limited but everything on Menu is amazing!

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BryanW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Seafood and steak.. sublime.. thanks you for a wonderful Anniversary

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SusanP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

This place seems drastically overrated. The view was outstanding, the food was mediocre and the service was dismal. We had a gorgeous view from our table, right at the windows, which were opened, however there were dozens of people taking photos on the lawn right in front of us, so the would-be view was obstructed. The food was drastically overpriced for the quality. I had the beets. It was $31 for a plate of vegetables, which would be fine if there was any effort put into it. There was no seasoning, so it was disappointingly bland. I easily could do better in the tiny kitchen in our rental unit. Our server was almost non-existent. Long wait to get drinks. Tried to order a second round but our server was nowhere to be found. Tried to order drinks from someone who refilled our water and they didn't know what to do. So we had to flag down our server.
My daughter didn't care for her entree. Don't blamer her, it was terrible. We tried to flag down our server to get her something else, but he was MIA. Someone else cleared our plates. We told her that our daughter didn't care for her food. She had only taken two bites. The person who cleared it say "oh, sorry about that." That was it. We were going to get dessert, but we couldn't find our server, so we decided to go elsewhere for dessert.
We paid the tab. On our way out, I let the hostess station know how terrible the service was. She shrugged and said "sorry." No one working there seemed to care at all about delivering a quality experience. It's not a cheap place. I could handle the prices with mediocre food if the service was quality, but the food was poor and service terrible, so you're really just paying a substantial premium for the view, which was obstructed by dozens of people snapping pictures. My POV: Skip The Beach House!

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IchiC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We highly recommend this place for freshly caught fish and kauai beef. Best mai tai! Location is perfect too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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PBandj
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to share a special time! Staff were all attentive and fun and the food was great!! Drinks too !!

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Happy
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, great food, excellent server. Had the lobster tail. It was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Sarah was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We did not have a great table in a restaurant where they have so many tables with gorgeous ocean views
I made an early reservation for 6 of us, and when they walked us Out to the far corner of the patio away from the ocean I was quiet about it as our guests just arrived on the island after a long day of travel and I didn’t want to cause any issues
Service was great
But the food was not wonderful
Lobster deviled eggs were runny/ watery
Goat cheese salad was over dressed
Lobster tail comes with no sides
They brought a bread plate with mashed potatoes
Just such a lack of effort...

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robynT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our food came out super fast. We ordered and five minutes later it was on the table. Too fast for us. If we would have know that would have waited 15 minutes before ordering

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WEA51
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and everyone felt it was their best meal on the island during our trip

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vipJoeT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous location and space. Food was first rate as was the service. Even if you can’t get a reservation, you can have drinks on the lawn in front of the restaurant on the water.

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kavitad
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow. The place felt like a tourist trap. Ambience was poor

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wow! incredible everything. a must. best fish dish I have ever had. ambiance was amazing

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. We booked reservations late so we got one of the 3:45pm slots but was not disappointed. The server was very kind and the fish was incredible. Highly recommend. My husband and I had drinks/entree (no appetizer or dessert) and were there about an hour and 15.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish. Cooked perfectly. Great service from Dave.
Always a favorite when we are on the island !!

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Travis
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Visiting Kauai, not impressed with food, dry fish, and view wasn’t that good.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Once we were seated, the experience was very enjoyable - beautiful scenery and a fun atmosphere. Additionally the server was very helpful and friendly.

The initial check-in was not as great. There were three young ladies who were more busy chatting among themselves than helping the guests. And when we asked for one of the several available tables in the main area (which we had requested months ago), we were told they weren’t available to us because there were three of us and the tables seated four - never mind that they were seating us at a four person table in the back of the restaurant. When we requested a different table, we were told it was probably too hot for us. And when we politely indicated that we were willing to take that risk, we had two of them randomly come to us to say on our way to our table (fifteen minutes later) that we would be really hot. Very strange. And it was not hot. For whatever reason, they clearly didn’t want to sit us at a table in the main area despite several openings and that really soured the experience for us.

We would recommend to a friend but only because of the beautiful location. The food was good but our shadowed by the seemingly petty hosts.

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WallaceR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views. Terrific service. Would recommend just to watch the sunset

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MichelleJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 5yr anniversary and we had just renewed our wedding vows. This could not have been a better place to finish the celebration. Romantic, quiet, awesome service and the best food on the island. We are foodies and have eaten at MANY fine dining restaurants and the filet was the best I’ve ever had! Kudos to the chef!!!

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PatrickE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view on Kauai

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csk12
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and great food - ahi taco’s were delicious

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 4.6 stars by 5162 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.