Hualani's

4.6
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218 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Approachable, thoughtful and creative, Hualani'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.
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L
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. 👍🏼

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I come here it continues to exceed my expectations.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply one of the best restaurants anywhere. The experience is beautifully simple but perfectly on point.

t
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining and fantastic food

KO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

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.

HA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

GM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner esp during sunset . Small glitch in the valet service on finding my truck otherwise excellent dining place.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of vacation! The location, food, drinks and service were among the best on Kaua’i!

s
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The ambiance is beautiful and worth checking out this restaurant.

D
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good! However pricey. Gratuity is included . The improved the chicken and waffles from last year cooked perfectly as ws the waffle

F
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

PW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Beautiful views of the coastline. Our server even took pictures for us at sunset. Overall great experience.

DJ
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

P
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DJ
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for the chicken and waffles. Chicken was ok, waffles were overdone.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

SR
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

CR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The Mai Tai was meah... duck spring rolls very good... ono was over done and dry. Ambiance was very nice.

a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Great view. Delicious food, very friendly staff.

CD
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had swordfish tacos and they were ahhhhh mazing!!!

MP
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

P
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

F
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

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!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Decent wine list, good service.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Location with amazing views and ambience Poke bowl was delivered

GE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

P
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful presentation and views. A great place for a long dinner or special occasion.

L
Phoenix
123 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

NN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

JA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting and excellent food! Our waitress, Cindy, was terrific!

c
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

CR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Experience with Great Food, Views and Service!

KK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the service was fantastic! a great place to enjoy the scenery, food and friends... mahalo

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning view with incredible food and atmosphere. Beautifully designed and was the highlight of our trip! Perfect for a special occasion.