Hualani's

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$31 to $50
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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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Katie
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was inspired, the food was great, the music was great and not too loud. They have an amazing chef and the freshest local ingredients. They care about the details. It was perfect place to relax and unwind with friends over a great meal. Mahalo! We will be back.

LC
vipLauraC
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Very accommodating and welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess- warm and friendly
Busman- very helpful
Server- Matt was the best server we’ve had in years

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Franko
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful location, with magnificent offerings! We had a huli-huli chicken and a sautéed opah, and split a salad and a small lobster tail as appetizers. The service is welcoming and excellent. To us, it's the most beautiful restaurant on island! Live music by Nick Castillo was soft and entertaining.

This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions! Saturday night was beautiful, with the moon, the lighthouse, a few fishing boats and a tug and tow barge departing the harbor!

We look forward to its reopening for lunch soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dining experience with incredible food. Highly recommended. Five stars!

CN
vipColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the farm to table organic vegetables! Local fish was delectable. Waiter accommodating. We will return with friends next time!

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Makaleha
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was extremely disappointed with the lack of culinary imagination and the limited menu options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, great tasting food, courteous service.

MI
vipMILEST
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reception at the restaurant was welcoming and it was assuring that they took the added precautions of checking our temperatures and asking anti-Covid 19 safety questions.

The wait service was excellent and the food was delicious.

I was surprised to get the bill that was very reasonable, somewhat lower than expected.

Also, return diners should be aware that valet parking was not being offered as was in the past.

KO
vipKauaiOno
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hualani’s is the best restaurant on this island for food and ambience. The resort and ocean views are gorgeous. We had the fish special and the fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. Service was attentive with plenty of aloha. We will be back soon and often.

JW
vipJumpingWhale
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and always enjoyed our food. We were very disappointed with some of the dishes we ordered. We sent one dish back as the fish was not fresh. However, we had a wonderful and very attentive server and bus person, and who can ignore the multimillion-dollar view! This experience will not deter us from eating there again... Maybe they were just having an off night.

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WendyD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect fish dishes! Ahi tuna starter, crusted fish and coconut sauce fish with rice dishes excellent!

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Kimkauai
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Hualani’s was a great experience. We got together with friends for a wonderful end of week meal. Hualani’s has thought of everything to create a safe dining experience during this pandemic and had great attention to detail. We are so glad they are back open and will be back soon!

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CaseyR
Hawaii
6 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
29 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

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

Cynthia(cindy) was so nice.

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Anne
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
vipKCTrvler
Kansas City
20 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
4 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!

KJ
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.

DM
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).

CB
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.

MK
MauiKaren
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great table, wonderful evening with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
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
56 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!

TM
TiffanyM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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

LK
vipLesterK
New England
35 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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Hualani's is rated 4.4 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

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