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Hualani's, Lihue, HI

Hualani's

4.7
4.7
1771 Reviews
$50 and over
Unspecified
Experience one of the best restaurants on Kaua'i and enjoy farm-to-table oceanfront dining from the elegant yet relaxed setting at Hualani's. Here, oceanfront dining is influenced by the seasons. What's fresh at The Farm at Hōkūala inspires the farm-to-table menu, while our bar serves up well-balanced craft cocktails that complement the seasonality of the kitchen. Our culinary experience is inspired by a sense of place and driven by local farmers, as well as fresh-picked ingredients from our on-site organic farm. From the morning harvest and the daily catch, Hualani's shines a hyper-local spotlight on the bounty of the Garden Isle.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 320-7399
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alex Amorin
  • Catering
    *$75++ Per Person<br />Appetizer: <br />The Farm at Hoku'ala Kale Caesar <br />Choice of Entree:<br />Arare Crusted Fresh Catch<br />Asian Style Slaw, Pineapple, Ginger<br /> OR<br />Harris Ranch Filet Mignon<br />Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace, Crushed Yukon Gold, Farm Vegetables<br />Dessert<br />Warm Chocolate Cake <br />Vanilla Ice Cream<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact via e-mail at conciergedistro@timberskauai.com for private party requests with the date requesting, number of guests, and type of event. You will be contacted within 3 business days to review and confirm details.
  • Neighborhood
    Lihue
  • Cross street
    Enter Hōkūala at Kapule Highway as Hoʻolauleʻa Way is closed for repairs
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking available at front entrance to Timbers Kaua'i. Valet and walk downstairs to Hualani’s open air entrance on your left.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,771 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Good for business meals

  • Kauai

    Innovative

  • Kauai

    Hot spot

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Great for scenic views

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

1,772 Reviews
  1. papiwolano

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible meal. We shared the Ahi poke appetizer. It was unusual and excellent; it was sprinkled with a Japanese rice cracker, and served over a bed of guacamole. The fish we had as an entrée was equally as good. The service was friendly, attentive, and local. It was the best meal we've had on Kauai. 

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  2. txbwf26

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Nice view of the lighthouse. Highly recommended!

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  3. DenaD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant exceeded our high expectations, and that is rare these days. Decided on Hualani's for a birthday dinner and had a beautiful evening. Everything was PERFECT.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our meal! Service was great. Inside is loud.

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  5. SuzanH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a lovely spot overlooking water in a very new building. Our waiter, Darren, was absolutely tuned into us and our specific needs. Definately Highly recommend this place. NOTE: dont use directions on internet to get there! Call and ask hotel staff. It will save you much time and dead ends.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, quick and friendly service. Loco moco was one of the best I have had

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  7. Woody

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Let’s be clear: the view at this restaurant is amazing, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is really relaxed. The food we had how we was disappointing given the cost, with both my dish and my wife’s food mahi-mahi over-cooked and lacking in anything that suggested fine dining. The catch of the day looked much better, but given what you pay to dine here ($25 & up) I expected much better. I guess you are paying for the view, but stil, you don’t _have_ to overcook the Mahi, do you?

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  8. KauaiNatureGirl

    Hawaii

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband enjoyed the Harris Ranch burger and the rest of us loved the snapper which was prepared with a macademia nut crust and delicious dipping sauce. We shared the yummy, gluten free hot lava cake with a side of creamy ice cream, all of which we ate much too fast! From the hostess to the server to the bus person we felt warmly welcomed and well cared for.

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  9. RussH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose here because we had a late flight, it's close to the airport and reviews were great. Not disappointed, excellent location, great service and great food. We had the sea bass and steak with coconut shrimp, amazing. Highly recommended.

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  10. paulab

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and atmosphere. service was best on the island.

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  11. KristinH

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service was very good. It was very loud.

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  12. Seriously

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, very attentive service, and gorgeous view at sunset. Live music was a sweet addition to the experience. We were looking for a nice way to end our vacation on Kaui and discovered this lovely restaurant. We will definitely return.

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  13. Rose

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, delicious food, beautiful place!

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  14. ChristinaH

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner here. A few of us ordered fish entrees, and they were all cooked perfectly and prepared with delicious sauces and veggies. Beautiful spot for dinner. Right on the ocean. Open walls to outdoors that were partially closed as the night went on. Bring a light sweater, but we didn’t need it last night. There was a beautiful breeze. Our server Lauren was sweet and very attentive. Highly recommend.

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  15. WaynenAmy

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the ocean breeze and the view.

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  16. LindaE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You are fortunate if you are at one of Danielle’s tables. She is the best!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, wonderful food and fabulous staff!

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  18. UluP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our host Cory and server were both very, friendly, personable and accommodating! Our burgers were grilled perfectly!! The view is awesome and spellbinding!!

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  19. BigDiner

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Riley, the manager was extremely attentive and accommodating. Lauren, our server, and the support crew were amazing as was the food.

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  20. CDMG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole fish offerings (particularly the 2lb fried fish collar) were outstanding! Delicious. Great service from our server Kim and bartender Tron at the bar. Beautiful views

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing! The spicy margarita with the jalapeño foam was fantastic. The food was so good no matter what you get. The firecracker and sea bass melt in your mouth. The filet was cooked perfectly and has incredible flavor. The 3 or 4lb fish you can get with the face on it is delicious and great experience. The scallops have the most amazing flavor. Matt our server was the best. Very knowledgeable and gave us all the best recommendations. His knowledge about the island and what to do so helpful and great! I would go back again and hope to in the same week!

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  22. JeffV

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food ! Outstanding wine list. Checkout the drinks at the bar!

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  23. FishLover

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent but the service made us feel uncomfortable and rushed. Three of the four diners at our table had not finished their entrées when a server (not our waiter) dropped a dessert menu on our table, saying "There are several good dessert items on the menu." He clearly wanted us to leave as soon as possible to accommodate newly-arrived diners waiting in the bar area. We had arrived on time for our reservation, ordered drinks, appetizers, and entrées, and took less than one hour to complete our dinners. The quality of the food was tainted by the rudeness of the service.

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  24. MatthewM

    Hawaii

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and our server Darren was excellent. We really enjoyed everything and will definitely be back. 

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  25. KenJ

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu offerings were exceptional. Our dinners were outstanding. Kim did an excellent job taking care of all our needs. A wonderful evening.

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  26. MohK

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning views and open air and delicious meals and ability to handle multiple food allergies extremely well. Tristan was a superb server.

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  27. Mahealani

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is stunning and our server was excellent! Food was good and drinks were great! Will definitely return again.

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  28. MFitz

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting. Food and services was excellent!

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  29. TamaraH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sweetheart and I had the honey salad, coconut shrimp, blackened scallops, and the chocolate cake. I judge any kitchen by their scallops, and these were perfection. We ordered the rosemary focaccia late, not wanting to waste any of the delicious sauces. Everything was super yummy.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful restaurant! Great food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be recommending to friends and family.

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  31. MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal on kauai, Jay our server was fantastic and had great recommendations. The chili poke and lobster tempura were amazing and the painkiller and spicy margarita were delicious.

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  32. ShawnG

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Expected a little more than the butter knives sharper than the steak knives and the steak knives breaking..

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chairs need pads on the bottom so they don’t make an insane racket every time someone moves. Food was DIVINE. Best in Kauai!

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  34. GiGi

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my all time favorite places to eat while in Kauai. The food is spectacular, the service was wonderful and the view.......wow......

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  35. DiningAcrossLatitudes

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined on Valentine's Day and the prix fixe menu offered good variety. Most importantly, everything we tried was delicious! Despite being busy, bartenders and wait staff were very attentive.

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  36. DineDontEat

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tempura lobster is a tremendous first course. We were there for Valentine’s Day and opted for a seafood, and shrimp dish. That was also quite delicious. We’ve dined here before and will dine here again. Highly recommend and if you can, come before the sun sets.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily Top 5 meals I’ve ever had. No notes at all. Just going to copy the lyrics to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Can’t Stop” to meet this app’s minimum character count. Thats how good this place is. Can't stop, addicted to the shindig Chop Top, he says I'm gonna win big Choose not a life of imitation Distant cousin to the reservation Defunct, the pistol that you pay for This punk, the feelin' that you stay for In time, I want to be your best friend East Side love is living on the West End Knocked out, but boy, you better come to Don't die, you know, the truth is some do Go write your message on the pavement Burn so bright, I wonder what the wave meant White heat is screamin' in the jungle Complete the motion if you stumble Go ask the dust for any answers Come back strong with 50 belly dancers The world I love, the tears I drop To be part of the wave, can't stop Ever wonder if it's all for you? The world I love, the trains I hop To be part of the wave, can't stop Come and tell me when it's time to Sweetheart is bleeding in the snow cone So smart, she's leading me to ozone Music, the great communicator Use two sticks to make it in the nature I'll get you into penetration The gender of a generation The birth of every other nation Worth your weight, the gold of meditation This chapter's gonna be a close one Smoke rings, I know you're gonna blow one All on a spaceship, persevering Use my hands for everything but steering Can't stop the spirits when they need you Mop tops are happy when they feed you J. Butterfly is in the treetop Birds that blow the meaning into bebop The world I love, the tears I drop To be part of the wave, can't stop Ever wonder if it's all for you? The world I love, the trains I hop To be part of the wave, can't stop Come and tell me when it's time to Wait a minute, I'm passin' out, win or lose Just like you Far more shocking than anything I ever knew How about you? Ten more reasons why I need somebody new Just like you Far more shocking than anythi

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants! We are a local!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day Dinner out at Hualani’s was incredible. Special evening with friends, the views were stunning, food and wine was equally phenomenal. Tron, our server, did a fantastic job! If you are looking for upscale elegant dining with a view, this is the place! We will be back next time we are on the island.

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  40. DonnaH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing 3 Course meal for Valentine’s Day Dinner. The whole meal was absolutely delicious. The Strawberry Shortcake Desert was amazing! It was nothing like a traditional strawberry shortcake.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Hualani's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 320-7399.

Hualani's is rated 4.7 stars by 1771 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hualani's

3770 Ala Oli Way, Lihue, HI 96766

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Enter Hōkūala at Kapule Highway as Hoʻolauleʻa Way is closed for repairs
  • Neighborhood
    Lihue
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking available at front entrance to Timbers Kaua'i. Valet and walk downstairs to Hualani’s open air entrance on your left.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alex Amorin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 320-7399
  • Catering
    *$75++ Per Person<br />Appetizer: <br />The Farm at Hoku'ala Kale Caesar <br />Choice of Entree:<br />Arare Crusted Fresh Catch<br />Asian Style Slaw, Pineapple, Ginger<br /> OR<br />Harris Ranch Filet Mignon<br />Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace, Crushed Yukon Gold, Farm Vegetables<br />Dessert<br />Warm Chocolate Cake <br />Vanilla Ice Cream<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact via e-mail at conciergedistro@timberskauai.com for private party requests with the date requesting, number of guests, and type of event. You will be contacted within 3 business days to review and confirm details.
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