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Hualani's, Lihue, HI

Hualani's

4.6
4.6
865 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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.

*TUESDAYS DINNER: Special “Farm-to-Table” menu, created weekly our Chef*


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 320-7399

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact via e-mail at rcolobong@timberskauai.com for private party requests with the date requesting, number of guests, and type of event. You will be contacted within 3 business days to review and confirm details.

  • Neighborhood

    Lihue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available at front entrance to Timbers Kaua'i. Valet and walk downstairs to Hualani’s open air entrance on your left.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 865 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Great for Lunch

  • Kauai

    Outdoor Dining

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Scenic View

  • Kauai

    Special Occasion

  • Kauai

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. b

    bean

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The service was very slow, however, the view was so spectacular that we didn’t really mind. Full moon and all. Food was good, however the honeycomb salad was very small, not enough arugula to balance out the nuts and goat cheese. It was delicious just not enough greens. The mango pie was very good, the fruit was fresh. My boyfriend had the fish dish and it was fantastic.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute restaurant, great food and views
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not eat here. Every single item ordered was bland and overpriced. Not one meal was worth the visit.
  4. DC

    DrChris

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Positive: Reseated us when we requested. Willing to split entrees and serve as separate course. Hugh portions. Negative: The food! The lamb pupu was delicious. It was room temperature but may have been intended that way. The ono entree was overcooked and dry (also lukewarm), but had a good sauce which gave it moisture and taste. The rib eye steak was overcooked and again lukewarm. We requested med rare and got med well done. The steak itself wasn't good quality. The ono entree was listed with sides but not the steak so we ordered bread (yes, have to pay separate for bread!) and carrots. Then the steak comes with not one but 3 sides--carrots, bok choy and mashed potatoes. I wish the server had mentioned this when ordering. The carrots were barely cooked but tasty and like everything else the sides were served lukewarm. Maybe they had a kitchen staff issue that day but then......
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view, great staff, delicious food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The potential was there, small menu with high hopes. Food came out warm not hot. Dishes were definitely overpriced for the quality
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Amaebi Risotto is a must have!! So delish!! Along with the ribeye steak 😋😋
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good, locally sourced food with an amazing view!
  9. T

    Tess

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and the service was great. The tempura lobster tail was incredible,
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    There were a few times we had to get up and seek out the servers to help us. Three of us got our entrees and one of us had to wait for their dish to be redone as it was too far off from what was ordered to be acceptable. All of the orders took a pretty long time to come out. At one point we asked for a wine list and the server went away and we saw her start folding napkins, like she spaced out, then remembered and went and got it. One of the desert wines had been open too long and had to be sent back, there wasn’t anything that was discussed like an apology or a remedy. I am not in the habit of making servers and chefs work harder than they normally do, unfortunately this experience was riddled with quite a few hiccups and it was a little but of a bummer.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome good and service. Great views!
  12. M

    Mheat8

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Don’t waste your money! Good was not exciting at all. We went for our anniversary and were asked to wait for our table while another guest walked in and was seated in a better table than us. The food was not impressive and very pricey. The only good part was the water boy and his happy go lucky aloha spirit!
  13. MS

    MarenS

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant all around: food, service, view. Don't know why is was so quiet!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Dinner was amazing!
  15. FF

    FitforFoodie

    Hawaii

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Hualani's was my husband's answer to my question: "Where do you think we should go to have a romantic lunch?" I loved his answer, because that was the restaurant I had in mind. The scenery is outstanding and the food is very good. This time our waitress (Melody) was exceptionally kind, thoughtful and professional. However, the restaurant was full of LOUD, yelling-from-one-table-to-another people. This was not the restaurant’s fault, but it ruined what was supposed to be very special lunch.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing view! Amazing service!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay our server was amazing so was the food.
  18. TF

    ThomasF

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and food! A five star night!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food in a breathtaking setting with incredibly great service. Best lunch I had on the island during entire week’s stay. An absolute must for every visit to Kauai.
  20. RI

    RoseI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Online reservations were quick and easy, we sat as soon as we got there, the food did take a little while but it was a busy night so makes sense. The service was great, the view was even better. This is a date night area or even a place to enjoy a night out with friends.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amo este lugar me inspira Paz y armonía en mi cena siento que les falta variedad en su menú pero todos sus platillos tienen un muy buen toque al paladar Mahalo !!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The wait staff was very kind and helpful. The food was disappointing and we had some upset tummy’s that night and the next morning. We are not sure that it came from food but presume that it did.
  23. p

    pdrdiner

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and anniversary celebration
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The staff were all great. The drinks were delish! The food was just okay.
  25. KN

    KristenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but the view and setting are perfect. We ordered the Mac nut crusted manpacho, the filet mignon, the ahi tataki, and the honeycomb appetizer. The ahi and filet were literally perfect. The fish was good but the sauce was flavorful enough for me. The view is stunning and the staff is attentive and friendly. A perfect place for a special occasion.
  26. RC

    RichC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, food was excellent - pricy but to be expected - wonderful experience with exceptional service.
  27. CJ

    CathyJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch with a beautiful view.
  28. D

    Desertflower

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ocean views, magic handcrafted cocktails and delicious & interesting menu. Super service as well.
  29. A

    Alto2

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the view were wonderful, but the best part was our server and the host. They were cordial, helpful, and easy to talk to. A+ for service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The farm to table dining experience was an unexpected treat for dinner. A beautiful 5 course prix fixe that was excellent start to finish
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dinner.
  32. TB

    TomB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find. Perfect for our last dinner before catching a late flight home. Food was really excellent, lovely service and the setting is just beautiful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner on our vacation. Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere. The staff was perfect. The food was very good but a bit pricey.
  34. C

    Carter

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff from Matt to Jessica to hostess who was quite funny and friendly- somehow I quickly got a new name on the way to be seated !) . Music great- views /food/service outstanding!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall this is a great dining spot. The whole fish was perfectly cooked. The setting would desire a touch above in service, it was lacking a bit. Failure to exchange flatware for a new course of food, not checking in on patrons throughout meal, etc. but overall, I recommend it.
  36. v

    vipunicorn

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    food presentation was nice. needed seasoning. Ordered whole fried fish. Great fish, really needed seasoning, tasted like flour. Sauce had too much sesame oil, left really bad taste in mouth. Loved the view and service

    Hualani'sResponded on July 11, 2022Aloha and thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your experience and your Whole Fried Fish. If you are able to come back and join us. I would love to cook you a whole fried fish to your liking or something on our menu that you may enjoy as our guest. We truly appreciate all feedback. -Food & Beverage Management

  37. JM

    JoeM

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The views from Hualani's is the best on Kauai for a restaurant. The service was fantastic. The water person had our water glass full all night and the wine glass was filled once it was empty. The Fish Cheeks we had was fantastic. First time for us eating Fish Cheeks. The Deep sea Shrimp was beyond good.
  38. DB

    DougB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tuesday farm to table experience was amazing. Highly recommended.
  39. BM

    BrettM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful ocean view on the patio of a resort, as well as beautiful live Hawaiian music and some young women doing hula. Our waitress was very nice but was at times hard to flag down. The food was really good but not worth the price. I expect to be absolutely blown away when paying $40-60 for an entree. The Pinot noir we had seemed cold and carbonated, which was odd. We had a lovely evening but it was just super expensive and the food wasn’t THAT memorable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on our honeymoon and Hualani’s did not disappoint. Very good food and atmosphere. Jay was an excellent server. 10/10

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hualani's is rated 4.6 stars by 865 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Hualani's

3770 Ala Oli Way, Lihue, HI 96766

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lihue

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available at front entrance to Timbers Kaua'i. Valet and walk downstairs to Hualani’s open air entrance on your left.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 320-7399

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact via e-mail at rcolobong@timberskauai.com for private party requests with the date requesting, number of guests, and type of event. You will be contacted within 3 business days to review and confirm details.

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