I was extremely disappointed with the lack of culinary imagination and the limited menu options.
Very nice atmosphere, great tasting food, courteous service.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect fish dishes! Ahi tuna starter, crusted fish and coconut sauce fish with rice dishes excellent!
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.
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!
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.
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
Restaurant was not full but was still too noisy. I would only go if you can sit outside
Cynthia(cindy) was so nice.
Best view on Kauai. Wonderful farm to table menu, great desserts.
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.
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!
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.
Way too noisy - couldn’t hold a conversation.
The noise level was incredibly high so they offered to have us move outside and they provided blankets to keep us warm.
Lovely meal great views!!!
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!
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).
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.
Great dinner, great table, wonderful evening with friends.
Cindy the HOST was phenomenal she should be the Executive. The smile, professionalism and enthusiasm gives the property a beautiful and welcoming vibe!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
Amazing atmosphere and service - and excellent food!
Stunning setting! Casual elegance at its best! Simply lovely!
Had a wonderful time, service was great, food was phenomenal.
Beautiful setting. It can get a bit windy but lovely place and the food was great
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.
We’ve eaten here three times and each time the food has been excellent and the view (prior to nightfall) stunning. This time the windows were closed due high winds and there was a very loud party seated near us which, when combined, made for a very loud restaurant. And, yet, I highly recommend this restaurant.
Very nice lunch, excellent recommendations by our server Adam. Adam was very attentive and friendly. All parts of meal were delicious. Spectacular view of the lighthouse. Highly recommend.
A small restaurant with a typical Kauai menu. There was only one waiter and service was slow. Burger was overcooked and lettuce was old. View is beautiful of course as is the interior design.
Researched the restaurant and it turned out to be better than expected sat at bar, bartender had amazing suggestions and every plate was excellent great martini pours an overall great experience plus transportation to and from our hotel.
We went to Christmas Day.
We made a reservation 2pm. Old guy was standing by counter very dress down. So I thought he is not working there but he is. He takes us to the table and tell us buffet table is behind then walk away, They have a Buffet is $59each.
Menu are make a own poke bowl (ahi, salmon tofu, seaweed) Kale salad, loco moco, steak, shrimp, grilled pepper, potato.
We need to wait for plate, and some food are empty, so wait more.
While waiting food, I went to get desserts, plate is warm, so jerry is melting...
Then we went to back get some food then empty again, we ask to get more, they don’t fill, because close 3pm.our reservation 2pm, they don’t tell us close 3pm.
And get on emergency alarm, tell us vacate, So everybody stand up and leave table but all workers didn’t leave and didn’t tell us nothing! Then announce no need vacate. I guess all the time has on alarm.
This restaurant has nice view but terrible service.
Good food, friendly service, & a quiet room...Perfect for a relaxed, casual dinner...
Hualani's is rated 4.4 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.
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