Hualani's

4.5
294 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, 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.


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
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
What 294 people are saying
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vipMILEST
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to see that they administered COVID 19 protocols prior to seating and throughout the meal. The service was excellent and my wife enjoyed the Mahimahi. The drinks from the bar were also delicious. Dessert was also great. The wait staff acknowledged our 36th anniversary with a complimentary dessert and congratulations.

The view from the restaurant is beautiful and serves as a romantic backdrop. And the entertainer just made the dinner perfect.

JB
JBKC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Hualani’s. The food was perfect, the service was excellent, and the outdoor dining was enjoyable. We will be back for sure, and will recommend to our family and friends on the mainland.

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CarolF
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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Franko
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hualani's is our "go to" restaurant for its beautiful ambiance, cuisine and service. We go several times a year for special occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, or simply a great dinner in a beautiful setting. To our knowledge, it's the most beautiful on Kauai - and rivals the most beautiful in all the islands we know.

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vipTimS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd give 6 stars if I could! One of the best restaurants on Kauai

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience. Staff very helpful and concerned to keep customers safe, while still enjoying a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 20 minutes for my glass of wine. Ordered medium rare steak and got it well done.
Service extremely slow. Waiter was Eddie. Not impressed at all.

Hualani's
Responded on December 12, 2020

Aloha, Thank you for choosing to come to Hualani’s and leaving a review. I am disappointed that you had a negative experience with us, and we will certainly have a coaching session with our teams and share your feedback. I apologize for your experience, as that is certainly not to our level of standards. Please email me at myoung@timberskauai as I would like to discuss the matter in further detail. Happy holidays and I look forward to hearing from you. Mahalo, Michael A Young – Resort Manager

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent . There is great attention toward social distancing and table etiquette during the pandemic, which was greatly appreciated. This was my first experience at Hualani's.

We had reservations, and it was dark when we arrived right on time. There was nobody in the lobby, no valet, not even a sign indicating where to park. The nearby parking garage seemed to have specific unit numbers for each stall, so we didn't know where we would be allowed to park. After several minutes wondering what to do with our cars, we finally called out for anyone in the lobby and got the attention of a staff member, perhaps on break, who said we could park in the garage in any stall that didn't have a pink sign. A simple sign visible from the circular driveway would have helpful.

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AlohaGirl
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors, gorgeous oceanfront setting, and mellow live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Cocktails include some creative blends that our table enjoyed.

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vipTammyP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always!! Thank you!

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Sorrel
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food & your staff is as friendly as family!! We’ll definitely come back soon! Mahalo to all!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dinner for my birthday. We had steak and fish with a couple of drinks and dessert.

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JoeyH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We enjoyed most of our experience until a random 25 dollars was added to our bill. When asked or server said "oops" and removed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed our dinner.

LM
vipLeahM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Maii Tai’s are fantastic! Kale Cesar salad was delicious.

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vipJudiW
New England
139 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to this restaurant on our current trip to Kauai. Once again we had two excellent meals. I had the special Opakapaka and my husband had the tuna sashimi as a main. The waiter unfortunately didn't understand the appetizer as a main and an appetizer portion was delivered for dinner, however it was enough tuna and I gave him some of my veggies as well as a piece of my fish so all was good. The staff at this restaurant all work so very well together and it makes for a very enjoyable evening.

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vipBella
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a womderful evening, and making us feel us welcomed. Everything was just perfect. Our waitstaff was so friendly and took should great care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular setting on the water. Open air restaurant. Live music. Service was attentive and felt safe - social distancing and mask wearing. Food was super fresh, local fish and organic local produce. Outstanding experience.

JW
vipJudiW
New England
139 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant and we both enjoyed the food, both had fish, service and ambiance. I had the Ono special and my husband had the mahi mahi. Both were excellent. Service is very efficient without being obtrusive. Wine a bit pricey but to be expected.

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vipLovetoeat
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service all in all it was an amazing experience.

We had a great time here. The restaurant is set at the timber’s hotel and was absolutely breathtaking. Probably one of the best places I have been.

I would highly recommend this place for a date, celebration or just a great time.

JP
vipJimP
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Oceanside setting with great food and wine. Service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

MB
MarvinB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Not being an owner at the on site resort you are definatly not treated the same. We got there over a half hour earlie and the place was empty. We were seated inside and asked for a table with a view. "All the view tables are already reserved" after eating a good meal only one of the 5 view tables had someone sit down. We were also told that we can't walk around the resort after dinner because we weren't staying there.

Hualani's
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha MarvinB, Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear you were frustrated with your experience and I very much appreciate you bringing the issues to my attention. We would have been happy to accommodate your seating preference had something been available. We obviously need to do a better job of communicating our COVID-19 protocols, as we follow best practices from around the world to keep our island and its residents safe. Mahalo, Michael A Young – Resort Manager

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Eddiethec
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

braddah good place fo go chill with da wife and cruzzum

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vipLaraD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So special! Amazing view and delicious food. We are here twice while in Kauai last week because it was our favorite meal!

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Poppy
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Aji tuna was overcooked. I had asked for it to be read in the center. I’m surprised the Hawaiians don’t know how to cook Ahi. This is the third time I’ve experienced overcooked fish inKauai.The ambience, however, was lovely and we had a very good server.

Hualani's
Responded on October 26, 2020

Aloha Poppy, Thank you for sharing your feedback and while it sounds like you enjoyed everything else, I apologize with regards to your disappointing fish. I prefer my ahi rare as well so that must have been frustrating. We’re sorry that your experience didn’t match your expectations, or ours, and we will strive to do better in the future. Mahalo, Michael Young – Resort Manager

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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.

Hualani's
Responded on October 26, 2020

Aloha Katie, Thank you for the review and I will be sure to share your feedback with the chef and the whole team. Mahalo, Michael

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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
3 reviews
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
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CN
vipColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
30 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, great tasting food, courteous service.

MI
vipMILEST
Hawaii
18 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.

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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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Hualani's is rated 4.5 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

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