Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

4.4
1485 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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Brennecke's houses several complimentary business activities open daily for both visitors and kama'aina (locals). Besides it's historic and iconic location across from world-famous Poipu Beach, Brennecke's boasts it's success to its countless return visitors and life-long employees that maintain it's ambiance of timelessness.
Offering a robust menu of salads, gluten free options, steak, and fresh, never frozen, seafood options every diner is sure to be pleased. Brennecke's is the only full service ocean view open air dining on Poipu Beach with daily happy hours from 2-5pm. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5:00pm. Join us for weekend brunch, daily happy hour and dinner, or our world famous Mai Tai! Reservations highly recommended.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1485 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarlaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were so looking forward to coming here and normally do not give poor reviews but frankly our meal was a disaster. Not only did it take 45 mins to get a beer, which for a bar is a bit ridiculous, the only reason I got a beer is it took over 15 mins after ordering the cocktail I really wanted for them to tell me they didn't have the ingredients. I then ordered a different cocktail but after waiting for that switched to beer as that should have been much easier for them to do. Then, because we were sitting near the pass, I heard the staff talking amongst themselves that they had run out of rice. So I thought it would probably affect the poke bowl we ordered. But also thought that maybe since we had placed our order quite a while ago that maybe there was enough for ours but no more. Alas, they served the poke bowl without rice (using cabbage instead). They never informed us of the switch and asked if we wanted something different. It's only after we pointed it out that they admitted to the rice shortage I had already overheard.

I realise a lot of restaurants are struggling with reopening. But it was the way they handled the issues that angered us. With the drinks, the waiter never even apologised for the wait. On the poke bowl, the manager originally only offered us 10% off the bowl and only comped us when we persisted. In the end, we didn't mind the poke bowl with the cabbage and if they had approached us with their rice shortage and asked if we were OK with the substitute we would have probably been fine. It was the attempt to serve it whilst pretending there was nothing wrong that was so frustrating

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food! Wonderful location and the best service we received during our week on Kauai!

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RebeccaI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the ocean. The food and drinks were good. A good time was had by all.

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vipJudithL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with the team at Brennecke's! Best place to eat on the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delisious food. Great live music and they have hard kombucha! Would go back again!

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KimB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made reservations a month in advance. Parking was limited as alot of beach-goers use the restaurant lot. Our table was great overlooking the beach. Had the seafood risotto and Kauai pad Thai. Both were delicious.

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vipCheriB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great casual atmosphere. Great service and a yummy kombucha vodka drink. The fish tasted nice and fresh. Local hangout at the bar.

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vipPattyH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Pretty bad all around! Out of some dishes as well as Caesar dressing. Chicken was rubbery and pretty overpriced. Too bad we really enjoyed it about 20 years ago.

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NeilA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was good not great. Ambience and atmosphere was excellent with fantastic view of the ocean and the night stars. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice location directly across from beach on second floor. Very clean and well appointed decor. Waitstaff very attentive and accommodating. Food was great. Good selection on menu. I tried striped marlin with Prime rib, so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food tasted fresh! Atmosphere was great! The Mai Tai was great! Try their coconut shrimp!

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PandCL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visit every year we come back for a fun place, beautiful sights, and great food.

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atcw
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service great ahi sashimi great mai tai. Great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I got their Wednesday fish fry special and my fiancé got their poke bowl after a long day on the beach. Both were delicious. Happy hour specials were great and our server was on top of it. The place was busy, but we did not wait too long for anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was our second time giving Brenneckes a try. Food was mediocre at best. The service was horrible. Several times we almost left because we felt like the waiter forgot about us. The wrong items were brought. It was really loud. It was just a disappointing experience all together.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with a wonderful view

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CatherineC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The best part is the location . The Todd was ok nothing special but we eat there every time we visit Kauai . You can tell they are just trying to get in the groove after opening up.

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SusanP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was fine, not great. We tried to one in one day and it was a two hour wait, we didn't wait. We went ahead and made a reservation here because it was close to the condo where we were staying and we assumed it would have a nice view, being across the street from the ocean. There was no view from where we were sitting - we weren't right up against the window, and there was a lot of tree foliage blocking the view from where we were.
Service was friendly but very slow and our server kept forgetting things.
Overall, it was okay, but doesn't seem like the kind of place you should need a reservation for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were sat right away and of course we had an amazing view! The food options were small and I was disappointed they didn’t have brunch… Other than that everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Came here with ohana, our food came out lukewarm (just shy of cold). The drinks were fantastic, the service was fantastic, and the food while it tasted good. Unfortunately made us sick the day after. This was the only thing the 4 of us ate, and unfortunately we all were sick that night and day after.

Aside from that, the place is cool, great vibes, great service and great drinks. Beautiful view as well.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view! Our waitress was wonderful and great with our children.

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BillN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place when we arrive on island. The staff is friendly, fun and helpful. The food never disappoints, the beer is always cold and their pina coladas are tasty. If you’re able to get a window seat the view is spectacular. During this COVID season you should make a reservation before you come to the island to make sure they can seat you. It is well worth the effort! Mahalo Brennecke’s for a delightful meal and experience.

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vipJenron
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an awesome experience.. we got there early and the host was able to accommodate us little earlier. Thank you. Please continue the great customer service . It doesn't go unnoticed.

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jenniferc
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Will be back very soon.

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Carrie
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything ran so smoothly last night at Brennecke’s. Service was friendly and prompt. Our spicy tuna roll was superb. My fresh fish (marlin) in macadamia was so delicious. The ocean front view was lovely.

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MikeD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place, good food, good service, good fun. Will b back

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WEA51
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot Good food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation but the wait was still long and service was slow - it took 30 mins to get our drinks and another 20 to get our food. The food was great, the margarita was meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was next to an open window with a great ocean view. Food and service was great ! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit Brennecke's every time we come to Kauai. They are a good local go to place for good fresh catch of the day. With the island just opening up more after the pandemic, we were prepared for longer wait times, limited menus. The fresh catch of the day was delicious. The pace of keeping our waters full was a challenge. We had two people at our table just drinking water and had to take the other glasses after several requests to fill the water again. This is a pretty simple request to fulfill because it doesn't require the kitchen or bar to fulfill the request. That would be our only critical feedback. The rest of the experience was wonderful. FYI, if you like to buy souvenirs from here, be prepared, the shop downstairs has VERY limited items and sizes. Their supplier is having a hard time getting items to replenish their stock.

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Dave
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful lunch experience overlooking the beach!

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peanut
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The green salad with fish is so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an incredible waitress! She was friendly, fun and very responsive.

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vipRyanO
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was good but the food was mediocre at best, pub food for an established restaurant.

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WilliamM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We make sure to go to Brennecke's every time we're here. Our server Taylor was awesome!!!

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GaryR
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great experience. Will definitely be back.

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vipdmlmd
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - had the Mac Nut Crusted fresh catch (striped marlin). So good! I’ve cream pie CANNOT be missed!!

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service Shannon was our waiter. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Fun place for lunch.

FAQs

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-7588.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler is rated 4.4 stars by 1485 OpenTable diners.

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/5MQEP5E10NCRW/order.

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.

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