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. 👍🏼
Everytime I come here it continues to exceed my expectations.
Quite simply one of the best restaurants anywhere. The experience is beautifully simple but perfectly on point.
Great outdoor dining and fantastic food
Two of the three entrees we ordered were drowning in sauce. Managed to scrape excess sauce off the protein so it was edible but the vegetables had soaked up the sauce and could not be saved.
This is my new go-to place in Lihue.
The location is amazing and the food is consistently good.
The menu is not large but adequate.
I have consistently enjoyed my time and food here,
and that's saying a lot for Kauai.
Wonderful place for dinner esp during sunset . Small glitch in the valet service on finding my truck otherwise excellent dining place.
Last night of vacation! The location, food, drinks and service were among the best on Kaua’i!
The ambiance is beautiful and worth checking out this restaurant.
Food was very good! However pricey. Gratuity is included . The improved the chicken and waffles from last year cooked perfectly as ws the waffle
2 words: very disappointing! I read about this place months ago and was really looking forward to a special experience. It was anything but special. Food was very mediocre, poor value for entrees, layout was confusing. I was anticipating lots of focus on fresh, innovative dishes with farm to table spin, and yet, not even a mention ANYWHERE about the produce grown on site. Perhaps I should’ve waited until my next annual trip to the island to check out this place. Hopefully somebody wakes up soon to act upon this potential gem of a concept with killer views.
Celebrated our anniversary here. Beautiful views of the coastline. Our server even took pictures for us at sunset. Overall great experience.
Went for the Thursday farm to table menu. 3 courses - pumpkin/coconut soup was very good, however a little to spicey for some at our table; we all selected the sea option entree which was opah that night - everyone at the table was more than pleased with the presentation and taste; desert was a chocolate lava cake which was beautifully presented but was only Luke warm and the lava didn't really flow. Overall, we'll probably give it another go!
Fine dining at casual and competitive prices. We’ve eaten a this restaurant several times and it continues to surprise. You can’t go wrong.
We went for the chicken and waffles. Chicken was ok, waffles were overdone.
This gem of a restaurant is exactly what Kaua’i has been needing. Beautiful but unpretentious and welcoming to residents and visitors alike. The food is always prepared with care and the added bonus is knowing that many of the vegetables and fruits are grown steps away at their on-site farm! Truly a lovely place to dine!
This restaurant has one the nicest ambience that I have seen on the entire island of Kauai! The food was wonderful ad the service was great!
Outstanding as usual!
The Mai Tai was meah... duck spring rolls very good... ono was over done and dry. Ambiance was very nice.
Beautiful place. Great view. Delicious food, very friendly staff.
Our server was friendly and very attentive. The best Kale salad on the island! My husband and I ordered the Local Market Catch, which was Mahi Mahi. It was grilled and served with an avocado poblano puree, and pickled onion 'mojo' over two thick sliced yucca fries. The "fries" were fabulous. Our entree's were very good but would have liked a bit more flavor from the sauce as the poblano puree and onion "mojo" were somewhat bland. The atmosphere is nice with a very Hawaiian feel, open air dinning and beautiful views of the water. Highly recommend dinning at Hualani's. We will be back!
Had swordfish tacos and they were ahhhhh mazing!!!
Our reservation at Hualani’s began as a way to extend our Kaua’i stay by enjoying a seaside lunch near Lihue Airport before departing for home. We chose Hualani’s based on proximity to the airport, seaside location, and customer reviews as shown on OpenTable. It was serendipitous shock and awe as we approached Hualani’s along the beautiful drive through The Ocean Course at Hokuala. The experience continues through the professional, courteous valet staff, and is seemingly capped by the beautiful view of Nawiliwili Bay from our outdoor table. But the experience continues. A friendly, knowledgeable staff makes meaningful recommendation (which we go with), and the results are rewarding. Popcorn Shrimp appetizer is the best we’ve had. Anywhere. Poke bowls are creative, delicious, and eye-appealing. Local draft IPA is the icing on the cake. Hualani’s is now the mandatory place to stop on the way home from Kaua’i. Or even the place to stop after landing at Kaua’i.
Nice place with great ocean front view. Food was also very good. Had lunch there. The dinner menu tasted better, especially the fried fish plate. Overall I definitely would recommend.
Excellent ambience, marvelous view over Nawiliwili Harbor and the lighthouse, great food, great service. My new favorite lunch place on Kauai - and especially for their lunch specials - a selection of twelve entrees for $12 each. Have already made reservations for next week!
Beautiful view and gorgeous restaurant unfortunately even the Kauai sunset couldn’t make up for horrible service and food that tasted like a frozen meal you buy from Costco! It was not made fresh and obviously warmed up in a microwave! Two large parties were already seated and it was just the two of us! Somehow they forgot us and since we were on vacation simply enjoyed the sunset, after 30 minutes and no drink orders and started waiting on a group that had just came in, realized they had forgotten us and went to hostess desk. She apologized profusely and sent server over and got drink orders and asked for entree orders and she skipped appetizers and salad. I ordered the local shrimp katsu stir fry and my husband ordered the local catch. The reason I’m so sure my meal was microwaved is the vegetables were soft and mushy(not stir fried!) and the shrimp had the same texture! It was obvious when it came out 5 minutes after ordering and they had been working at such a slow pace! When ordering the server asked if I like spicy and said yes! I don’t think she has ever tasted this bland dish! My husbands fish was cooked properly although, also bland. I have never had an experience that contradicts what the majority of customers experience and maybe it was a very off night! Service continued to be extremely slow. With so many wonderful restaurants with truly freshly prepared dishes and good service, you may want to just go for drinks and enjoy the scenery! On our last night we went to Eating House 1849 and had fresh, flavorful food and also a stunning sunset! See! You can have your cake and eat it to!
Decent wine list, good service.
Great Location with amazing views and ambience Poke bowl was delivered
We love Hualani’s when we have out of town guests. Great place to meet friends and enjoy a great atmosphere. The View is amazing and the food is always good.
This is a great restaurant. The ambiance is lovely and the food was great. You are right on the cliff above Nawiliwili Harbor with great views of the lighthouse. Even with the pouring rain and needing to move indoors, the staff was helpful and it was still a wonderful experience.
Beautiful presentation and views. A great place for a long dinner or special occasion.
Great location with outstanding views. Service was friendly and very prompt. Menu was varied and offered enough variety to please anyone. We are going back next week to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary there.
Service was very slow. What would typically take a little over an hour took nearly two hours. We all got a little restless. But the ambiance and food were excellent! We had the Farm to Table menu.
On line the restaurant describes itself as farm to table, but that is not true. We were told that on Wednesday it is only farm to taco. The best food we had was fresh greens from its garden. Everything else was disappointing and unimaginative. We would go there for a drink, because the setting is very scenic, and then somewhere else for dinner.
Gorgeous setting and excellent food! Our waitress, Cindy, was terrific!
Good food and amazing ambience!
The menu is limited for vegetarian options but managed to find a nice noodle bowl and field greens salad. All was tasty and the ocean view spectacular. Would definitely come back.
Great experience! Food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
Fantastic Experience with Great Food, Views and Service!
the service was fantastic! a great place to enjoy the scenery, food and friends... mahalo
Absolutely stunning view with incredible food and atmosphere. Beautifully designed and was the highlight of our trip! Perfect for a special occasion.