Hualani's

4.6
348 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hualani's Restaurant at Timbers Kaua'i delivers a fresh, thoughtful and creative dining experience in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The menu is driven and influenced by our on-site organic Farm at Hokuala. Our Executive Chef, Zach Cummings, designs each plate to reflect the spirit of our island and its bounty of locally sourced ingredients from the pastures, the farms, and the ocean. At our bar, we deliver well-balanced craft cocktails that complement the seasonality of the kitchen.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 348 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views, great menu with fresh fish. Special was monchong prepared two ways. Celebrated a birthday. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The market fish was so delicate and delicious. Dessert was a banana bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and a caramel drizzle that was just fantastic.

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vipLSEMORY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, good service, good food. Very pricey.

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csk12
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & view - my favorite place on Kauai

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ABauer
San Joaquin
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After many visits to Kauai, we have finally found a truly excellent fine dining experience! This on top of the fact that most every restaurant in Hawaii is short staffed and booked solid for weeks due to COVID.

Absolutely everything was outstanding about our visit from the locally produced menu items to the service and craft cocktails. We feel fortunate our first restaurant choices were booked and thanks to Open Table we found Hualani’s; a hidden gem that likely will not be a secret for long!

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vipSusanE
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding views. Service was excellent. Lots of things to do while waiting on food. Don't miss the opportunity for dinner here when weather is good. Book ahead.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor restaurant with views of the ocean that is breathtaking! Wonderful lunch experience. Food was quite exceptional as well. Particularly the lunch special which was fried chicken thighs with a side of purple potato salad. Also the Ahi Poke was soft and buttery packed with flavor!
Will definitely come back again!

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vipHeatherM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is so gorgeous and peaceful. Our seating was at an outside table overlooking the ocean. There was a huge umbrella that provided plenty of shade without obstructing the beautiful view. The food was incredible. Definitely recommend the Chile Fried Chicken daily special. The menu seems small, but they more than make up for it with the amazing flavors of the dishes they serve.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful however the wait staff was clearly over worked—frequently forgetting drinks. Steak came VERY rare. Over priced for quality of experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Beautiful location but the food was extremely overpriced for what it was. Wasn’t impressed for a $250+ meal unfortunately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, great food and great service!

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MxLove
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Mediocre food. Great ambiance.

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csk12
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Eddie was outstanding. The food was very good.

The view and setting were very peaceful and serene until four 30 year old women (already tipsy) came along having a bottle of wine served to them. They proceeded to LOUDLY play the bean bag game in between us and the gorgeous view. They would scream and yell whenever they made a point...but nit with us.

So for the last 30 minutes of our otherwise amazing lunch, we were inundated with 4 women making spectacles of themselves.

I really think there could/should be a better place for this activity rather than right in the middle of our view!!! Please rethink this decision.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Day trip to Kauai.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat to be savored. Friendly, efficient, caring staff. Delicious taro buns with Bulgogi beef sliders. Incredibly beautiful ocean views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting was gorgeous, staff amazing and food and drinks excellent! Thank you to Jay, our server and mixmaster, and the hostess (Chellanie??) with the beautiful eyes and great suggestions. Best fish and chips we’ve ever had! (Only on Friday’s. 😩)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous setting with delicious food. We loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server last night- Danielle- was amazing!!!

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Olena
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great, from the moment we were greeted to the moment we were done with our lunch. The staff was friendly, the views were spectacular and the food was outstanding. Great place to go for a special occasion. We celebrated our son’s birthday and it was perfect.

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DaleW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I tried this restaurant as a new experience. Every thing was great! Hopefully we will be able to return to try lunch.

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vipColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us were grateful for the table at the edge of the dining room, almost outside yet protected from the threatening rain. What a stunning view!

Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. My husband and I shared the special local whole snapper (ehu) which was prepared perfectly: lightly breaded, crispy on the Outside, tender inside. Our son loved the Opah dish and his friend raved about the garden vegetable zoodle entree.

We enjoyed the abundant, delectable cocktails that were enhanced by garden herbs.

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NancyS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent in every way possible. We are so happy we found this gem while out walking one morning. We keep returning. It’s our latest favorite restaurant on Kauai. I wasn’t sure which icon for noise level meant “ nice and quiet and perfect level when there is live music” but that’s how we’d rate it.

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6038RW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed lunch. Perfect setting, beautiful view, superb service. We will be back.

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vipCarolF
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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vipsmudd
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely server. Limited menu as compared with previous menus.

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vipnatasha
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and surroundings are amazing! Totally would recommend

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vipSCTT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food quality, flavor, presentation, and service/staff were all very good. We went there for dinner and lunch. We found Hualani's to be very relaxing and had one of the most interesting , scenic views on the island, south of Princeville. You can dine while watching ships and boats come and go in the harbor and planes flying in to the airport in the distance. Yet it was very serene and surprisingly quiet when we dined in April.

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ABCJ
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hualani is not known for it's good food....the ambiance is so very worth the effort. Spectacular views.

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Keola
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for taking such good care of our staff on Administrative Professionals Day!

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Dine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Free valet parking; incredible ocean view; open air dining; staff followed CDC protocols; high quality service and food! Had The Farm to Table fixed menu, all of which was delicious! Want to go back and try the Chicken and Bread Pudding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views with great food

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vipPamelaR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and delicious food. Poke bowl is the best around.

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139rus
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The portions were very small. The spaghetti squash was disappointing in size and taste.
The banana bread pudding was ridiculously small. We asked to split a portion and I think the kitchen staff was embarrassed by the size that would be divided in half so they brought 2 servings (were served in small teacup cups).

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ChrisO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try Hualani’s for the first time when a friend came to Kauai to visit us. We were blown away! The ambiance is beautiful and the food was phenomenal! The sashimi appetizer was one of the best I have EVER had and the farmer’s salad was fresh and delicious. They happened to have a special fish dish the night we went, which was so good I cannot express it in words. I would highly recommend dining here if you have the chance. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it’s worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service
Friendly staff
Salad Portions very small
Entree good
Music too loud where we sat

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MaureenL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and food was excellent. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was difficult to find for us and when we did find it we were late, in fact they had stop taking dinners orders. Despite this they accepted us. We ordered quickly and it was no doubt the best meal we had in Kauai! The fish was delicate and delicious. Steak was cooked perfectly and was tender. The chicken was well seasoned and flavorful. Everything was delicious and the service was professional and courteous. Thank you for all you did to accept us and feed us a wonderfully flavored meal!

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vipPatM
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The setting was beautiful. Looking out over the ocean and seeing the lighthouse. The menu was a fixed menu, unbeknownst to us. It was BBQ night. The main meal was mediocre. The ribs (2) were very good. The brisket was fatty. The Mac and cheese was SO dry and lacked flavor. The beans and sausage were ok. Dessert was ok...nothing spectacular. Our server was very good, but food needs improvement.

Hualani's
Responded on April 13, 2021

Aloha Pat, Mahalo for your feedback and I have shared it with the culinary team. That is certainly not the experience we strive to provide but we appreciate you letting us know so we can refocus the team. If you would be interested in dining with us again please contact me so my staff and I can show you a meal you will remember for all the right reasons. Mahalo, Michael A Young Resort Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty drinks! Ocean 11 was my fave drink! The drinks had a good amount of alcohol yet wasn’t too much so it got you a good buzz without being too strong!! Food was super yummy and the service was excellent!! Views were amazing! Totally recommend! It’s a bit complicated to get there but once you’re there it’s worth it!!

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Hualani's is rated 4.6 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.