Hualani's

4.5
61 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Approachable, thoughtful and creative, Hualanai's Restaurant at Timbers Kaua'i delivers a fully integrated dining experience that is served in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The food and beverage program at Timbers Kaua'i is driven and influenced by the relationship between farmer and their harvest, rancher and their cattle and fisherman and their catch. We believe in supporting our local purveyors whose passion for responsible and sustainable farming practices mirrors our passion to deliver the best to our guests.

Our menus are designed to reflect the spirit of Kaua'i and its bounty of ingredients from the pastures, the farms and the ocean. We have established relationships with six local farms and ranchers as well as our own farm onsite to locally source as many ingredients as possible.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00pm–5:30pm

Lunch
Daily 11:00am–3:00pm

Dinner
Nightly 5:30pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(808) 320-7399
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jafet Tellez
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Private party facilities
Please contact via e-mail at kmiller@timberskauai for private party requests with the date requesting, number of guests, and type of event. You will be contacted within 3-5 business day to review and confirm details, finalize event, and retrieve 50% deposit. We ask that you provide at least 3 weeks advance notice.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available at front entrance to Timbers Kauai. Valet and walk downstairs to Hualani’s open air entrance on your left.
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Special events & promotions
Thursday Night Farmer's Market Dinner
Our Chef will explore fresh ingredients to create a $40 3-course menu. Please inform us in advance of your request for the Farmer’s Market menu.

Sunday Evening $7 Fried Chicken Plate with House-made Waffle & Lilikoi Syrup
Dine-in only. Available until sold out, reservations recommended.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 61 People Are Saying
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k
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious and stunningly gorgeous. would recommend to anyone and will be back!

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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was surprisingly good! I was totally impressed with all of the flavors - they were amazing. I even liked the dessert - normally it’s too sweet for me, but their dessert was fantastic. AND the chef let me add another entree to their special menu!

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was fine the service was good. Great view!!

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LJ
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food ambiance and views were excellent.

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AH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing along with the service. Would be nice if there’s more food options.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New year eve

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AS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, good food, friendly service. Hard to find, but very pretty getting there.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you are looking for a restaurant with a view, this place is worth a visit, at least once.

Diverse menu with top quality ingredients.

A walk outside the hotel toward the West offers a breath taking view of Nawiliwili harbor.



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B
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. Although the menu was limited, we found options for each of us that were delicious. The setting was magnificent.

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HH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with beautiful views of the bay. Great ambiance and the service personnel were great!
The sushi and poke station was wonderful! Loved the selection of 3 different kinds of rice for the poke bowl!
The grill station was a nice change with great selections!
The dessert cakes and pies were delicious and the shave ice station was very refreshing with very interesting syrup flavors!
Overall a great experience and hope to come and experience future buffets.

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XX
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Chef will only cook the steak medium well. There's no other choice. The opakapaka was so over cooked I thought it was fish jerky. Service was so slow

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Toronto
168 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to have another restaurant in this area. Definitely more LA than Hawai’i. Even for small parties (4) they try to request 18% service charge. Unfortunately, that high-handedness left us less wanting to head back, but we will, as good food is hard to come by in Lihue or on the Marriott properties. Resort is beautiful and understandably a resort becoming better known over time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was awful, charged you 18% so there is no motivation to give good service. Food was fair at best. Charged us $48.00 for 2 Pina Colada’s!. Don’t waste your time dining here.

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LB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. So friendly and relaxing. I would definitely recommend doing this at least once.

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VN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service great view, enjoy every minute, welcome back again soon .

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about Timbers Resort and this amazing restaurant -- a true undiscovered gem. Only opened in July and apparently it is the best-kept secret on the island. Best meal experience perhaps ever -- such an incredible setting. The environment is absolutely beautiful from the moment you drive on to the resort. Stunning in every way -- elegant, chic, and classy with exceptional views in every direction.

Kaylie, our server, was unparalleled in her professionalism and care; we could not have asked for better service. Support staff was also excellent and our water glasses never went empty for a minute.

Not only was the food outstanding and freshly gathered from the on-property farm, but every item was delicious and unique. We commented on how much we enjoyed the salad and Kaylie went so far as to photograph a copy of the recipe for us. After dinner, she suggested that we spend some time enjoying the pool and lounge area. Once the torches were lit and the fire pit was turned on, the setting changed to a nighttime paradise. It's actually hard to believe that such an amazing place exists on the island and so few people know about it. So at the risk of revealing the secret of this perfect paradise to others, I can say with confidence that it would be nearly impossible to surpass the experience of an evening at Hualani's. Surprisingly, prices were also quite reasonable. Well done!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ceviche was outstanding! Excellent view, perfect for a summer day.

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EO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening!! We’ll be back!! The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The dinner was so delish!!

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F
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and Kaylee is amazing! You are lucky to have her!

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RA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a new restaurants and you can tell they're still a work in progress but it was a terrific experience and the food was great.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere! Friendly service and excellent food!
Do not trust google maps!! It is tricky to find but call for exact directions. It is worth the trip!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I reserved for Thanksgiving lunch, but that ("dinner") menu didn't start until 5:30. The non dinner menu was mainly burgers and some side dishes. This was disappointing, as was that they could not recommend any where else for Thanksgiving lunch. I phoned Gaylord's; they were able to get a table for me for Thanksgiving.

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Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and birthday dinner. Kaylee was very knowledgeable about menu items and Resort. Food was delicious and different. Great place and ambiance

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San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal that we had in two weeks on Maui and Kauai. The fish was excellent and melted in our mouths. The view was excellent. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

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j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Food was fantastic and we were on our Anniversary. The ambiance was incredible and the wait staff was even better. We were greeted by a Ian the bartender who did a great job but Kaylee took care of our dinner and you would think she had been in the industry for 30 years. Kaylee was friendly, bright, funny and knew about what she was servicing so it made the night even more memorable.

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TH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course was delicious. The small menu guarantees that each dish is a specialty. We loved the decor and the oceanside sounds/vibes. The service was excellent! We highly recommend a meal at Hualani’s.

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FS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting❗️Nice simple menu🌴

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Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Experience was excellent right from valet service to food to server to view and venue. Wonderful.

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R
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was good, especially for Kauai. Service not so much. The auto 18% gratuity showed in the service. An appie was forgotten and we had to pour our own wine. Not what you would expect from any restaurant let alone one that is supposed to be on the higher end.

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FA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our server was friendly and extremely accommodating to our dining wants and needs.
Wonderful food. Loved the pupus, especially the Ahi on rice, but the beets were excellent too. I had the summer squash spaghetti which was extremely tasty and filling.

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k
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING! Kauai’s up and coming best restaurant! food is delicious and the view is stunning. we had an amazing time and will be back continuously.

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JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, great view, good view. Friendly staff a true hidden gem

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SC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with an incredible view of the Ninini Point Lighthouse and Nawiliwili Bay.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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PW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view and romantic setting! Farm to table menu was delicious!

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PG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful. The facility and location is outstanding. Food was excellent. Prep some of the best ahi I’ve had the view just keeps giving as it changes with the light. Looking over their infinity pool feel like an extension of the ocean. Our waiter was not experienced but was generous and kind. Alll in all we cannot wait to return

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PP
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner with top notch service! Beautiful place💖

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Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely breathtaking views from bar, restaurant and outdoor dining. I had the 10 oz steak, mashed potatoes....delicious. My husband had great special fish entree with veggies and taro cubes, also delicious. We will be going back again this week.

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Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

having heard about this new spot we definitely wanted to go check it out. And we were not disappointed. After a beautiful drive through the golf course we arrived at our destination. The friendly valet took care of our car and off we went into the luxurious designer setting. Down the stairs we arrive on the restaurant level and what a view... we studied the menu and ordered a couple of drinks. The menu is designed as a farm to table, Hawaiian. Freshest ingredients and amazing compilation and taste. We really loved the soba noodle salad and the ceviche! The drinks were very good as well, but at the luxury price levels for the cocktails, we would have preferred them presented as nicely as the food. Our favorite was the Smoke and Mirrors. Being that the restaurant has barely been open three months, those are probably just some little things to be worked out. Service was impeccable as well... and for aviators... the spot is amazing to see inbound aircraft approaching into LIH. We will definitely be back!

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s
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really couldn't have been better in all respects. We are planning to go back during our stay because of that. Price is also moderate for such an upscale place.

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