Hualani's

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hualani;s Restaurant at Timbers Kaua'i delivers a fresh, thoughtful and creative dining experience in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The menu is driven and influenced by our on-site organic Farm at Hokuala. Our Executive Chef, Zach Cummings, designs each plate to reflect the spirit of our island and its bounty of locally sourced ingredients from the pastures, the farms, and the ocean. At our bar, we deliver well-balanced craft cocktails that complement the seasonality of the kitchen.


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Kimkauai
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first weekend opening after the Covid shut down. Hualani's did a great job with re-opening with the new guidelines, individual bags for facemasks, hand sanitizers, temp checks, etc. Service and staff were excellent! Food was delicious as usual, with fresh ingredients from the garden, and unique blends of flavors. Highly recommend.

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CaseyR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat! Had a couple of visitors and took them and they loved the ambiance of the resturant and bar area! Food was fantastic and our server Melanie was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came in for our anniversary dinner today. We made a reservation and were seated right away. Food, drinks, and views were fantastic. Unfortunately our server, Carolyn, was rude and we ended up closing our tab and moving to the bar after finishing our food. She talked to the tables around us the same condescending way which made us very uncomfortable. However, the host, manager, bartenders, and food runners were all amazing and made the experience worth it. Would definitely recommend eating here especially sitting at the bar for both the views and the bar staffs hospitality

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vipConsistent
Tahoe
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was not full but was still too noisy. I would only go if you can sit outside

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cynthia(cindy) was so nice.

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Anne
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view on Kauai. Wonderful farm to table menu, great desserts.
Good value

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vipKCTrvler
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spectacular views with a well presented menu. The popcorn shrimp were crispy with a nice aioli sauce. The Kale Caesar salad was fesh with blue croutons that were light and not overpowering. Had the fresh catch of Opa which was perfectly cooked. Lychee sorbet to top it off. The whales in the backdrop and the arriving aircraft were a perfect complement to the meal.

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ShawnW
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had Valentine’s Day here while on vacation, and it was fantastic! The food was incredible and it was so intimate. We loved being able to sit and talk to each other and not have to compete with so much noise on a holiday. We can wait to go back!

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vipKyleJ
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal. The setting is gorgeous, our server was so personable and helpful, and the food was delicious. This was the perfect place to have our final meal on Kauai before the very short trip over to the airport to fly home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Way too noisy - couldn’t hold a conversation.

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vipDeirdreM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The noise level was incredibly high so they offered to have us move outside and they provided blankets to keep us warm.

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vipRosie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal great views!!!

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vipRhetaa
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Despite the gorgeous setting our dining experience was disappointing! Very limited menu, with fresh catch unavailable! The Ahi was good, the stir-fry mediocre! Server seemed inexperienced! Really hoping for a better experience as we are at the Lagoons (nearby) which does not have a restaurant!

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vipSophia39
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with great food and gorgeous setting. The dinner entree portions could be more generous with regards to the side of Yucca or potato fries (one single fry).

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CeciliaB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rain must have kept everyone in. My husband and I enjoyed a romantic evening and had the whole place to ourselves. The food was amazing. The staff was first rate. Definitely recommend everyone check them out.

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MauiKaren
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great table, wonderful evening with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cindy the HOST was phenomenal she should be the Executive. The smile, professionalism and enthusiasm gives the property a beautiful and welcoming vibe!!!

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Dallie
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was our first time. The view and surroundings is beautiful. Popcorn shrimp was flavorful. Tho, they could add more of everything to the dinner menu. I’m not so sure how lunch is but I’ve seen pictures and read great reviews for lunch there. That night, wasn’t busy and as I remember, just 5 tables were occupied. Our server took a while to return multiple times. Other than that, it’s a beautiful place.

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vipAnghough
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The setting is gorgeous, overlooking the pool and bay. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant views. Sadly, we were forgotten by the staff a couple of times. The friendliest waitress ever, but the manager had to step in to take our order after waiting 20 minutes. Our ceviche app was exceptional! The entrees were cooked properly and presented well, but lacked some flavor. Wish the pricing reflected this. I think we'll try again, but

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vipKaimi
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Fabulous outdoor setting, but that was the best part of the evening. Had dined there a year ago and had a wonderful meal. Decided to go back on this trip to try their “chicken and waffles” special. It had positive reviews in island magazines, was featured on their website, and even shown on two of four menus received as we were seated. That should have been a clue - plus the fact that their website said $7 and the menus said $9. When we tried to order we were informed that it was no longer offered. We considered walking out but had already ordered drinks so we ended up ordering burgers - OK but not cooked as ordered. The waitress conveyed our frustration to the manager. She came to the table and said “I understand you want to talk to me. “. We explained our frustration at the “bait and switch”. She listened and made it very clear that she didn’t care. It’s hard to know whether it’s incompetence with regard to the website and menus or simply bad management, but for the prices they charge we expected better treatment.

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VickiB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Location location...you cannot beat it. Gorgeous views of the ocean, and what tops whale watching while dining? Although we were disappointed that Hualani's no longer offers chicken and waffles on Sunday evening, we did enjoy our alternate selections. Our waitress was apologetic, and we had no complaints about her service...quite friendly. A lovely place for kamaina to bring mainland visitors.

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vipJason
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service - and excellent food!

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TiffanyM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning setting! Casual elegance at its best! Simply lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, service was great, food was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. It can get a bit windy but lovely place and the food was great

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vipLesterK
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The dinner at Hualani's started badly but ended well. Because of high winds, there were screens down in the otherwise open window spaces and the dining area was a smaller more indoor space. As a result, the noise level was quite bad (i.e., had to shout to my wife seated next to me to discuss asking to be moved). There were a couple of empty bar seats, and the staff were very gracious in moving us there. The meal at the bar was quite pleasant with good drinks and service. Overall, a 3 star experience. Probably could be better under different circumstances.

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VickieB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve eaten here three times and each time the food has been excellent and the view (prior to nightfall) stunning. This time the windows were closed due high winds and there was a very loud party seated near us which, when combined, made for a very loud restaurant. And, yet, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch, excellent recommendations by our server Adam. Adam was very attentive and friendly. All parts of meal were delicious. Spectacular view of the lighthouse. Highly recommend.

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vipLisaV
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A small restaurant with a typical Kauai menu. There was only one waiter and service was slow. Burger was overcooked and lettuce was old. View is beautiful of course as is the interior design.

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vipBISHY
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Researched the restaurant and it turned out to be better than expected sat at bar, bartender had amazing suggestions and every plate was excellent great martini pours an overall great experience plus transportation to and from our hotel.

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Kaikai
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to Christmas Day.
We made a reservation 2pm. Old guy was standing by counter very dress down. So I thought he is not working there but he is. He takes us to the table and tell us buffet table is behind then walk away, They have a Buffet is $59each.
Menu are make a own poke bowl (ahi, salmon tofu, seaweed) Kale salad, loco moco, steak, shrimp, grilled pepper, potato.
We need to wait for plate, and some food are empty, so wait more.
While waiting food, I went to get desserts, plate is warm, so jerry is melting...
Then we went to back get some food then empty again, we ask to get more, they don’t fill, because close 3pm.our reservation 2pm, they don’t tell us close 3pm.
And get on emergency alarm, tell us vacate, So everybody stand up and leave table but all workers didn’t leave and didn’t tell us nothing! Then announce no need vacate. I guess all the time has on alarm.
This restaurant has nice view but terrible service.

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vipBirthdayBoy
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, friendly service, & a quiet room...Perfect for a relaxed, casual dinner...

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MomOfThree
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot beat it for the quintessential Kauai dining experience. Unparalleled & spectacular views, attentive staff, clean/artful plating. Rain or shine, it will be a great meal! No criticism but one question: Are the fish tacos one pays $18 for on Monday the same fish tacos that you get on Wednesday Taco Night for $10? (I am asking b/c the tacos are so ono but also small, more an app than a meal. The restaurant might want to take them off the lunch entree menu and put them on the appetizer section instead.)

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SusanH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My husband and I love to stay at the Marriott. We were not aware that there was a restaurant at the Timbers until on a walk one day. We made a reservation for our anniversary.
The food was exceptional, the views are beautiful. The service seemed a little under staffed.
The bar is charged separate from the restaurant.
It was a lovely evening and worth the trip up there.

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Lisa
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed this open air, patio, ocean / golf course/ lighthouse-view restaurant... THREE times! This Timbers property is where anyone would love to live, as well as dine. Matt is a cocktail genius who can and will concoct a drink based on your preferred tastes. Cindy was a fantastic server who made us feel like family. Bianca, The Maître d was gracious enough to stop by and chat ( she’s actually from our hometown in Healdsburg CA!). Whales frolicked, food and drink magic graced our views. We never felt rushed. This local, tropical, Farm-to-table will have you swooning. Love to golf? Try the “9-and-dine” deal! Forget the Beach House (seriously 🙄).Hualani’s will capture your heart forever! ❤️

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Lisa
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! We were shocked more people weren’t enjoying the amazing view from the patio. Food, service, and ambiance were all 5star. Forget The Beach House! This.... is where you want to dine. And possibly live. 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I come here it continues to exceed my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply one of the best restaurants anywhere. The experience is beautifully simple but perfectly on point.

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viptomd
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining and fantastic food

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