Hualani's

4.6
301 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 301 people are saying
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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MaureenL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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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vipTomH1
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous preparation for both of our fish dishes and the ahi appetizer with local spices was special.

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vipraidernation
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great view. Food was very good. We didn't know Tuesday nights is a prefix menu. It all worked out but notice on OpenTable would have been nice. The two reservations hehind us were caught off guard as well.

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RobertS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was the most disappointing meal we have ever had on Kauai. Very few choices on the menu, tiny portions, uncreative preparations and kids running everywhere around the tables...so forget about ambiance. We never complained while there but the servers apologized continually...and I noticed customers treated them badly. Yikes. Timber’s really need to start again and rethink the whole restaurant.

Hualani's
Responded 6 days ago

Aloha Robert, I appreciate your feedback and apologize for such a disappointing experience for you and your group. Indeed, this is not the sort of experience we strive to provide, and the management team and I have discussed your review in-depth as a learning experience. 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
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around! Food, service, ambience was memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great food. Great birthday experience for my girlfriend!

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StarkRaving
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Super stoked to finally get over there and try it out. We only live 12 miles away, but it seems so off-da-path that it's a treat to go. The views from the restaurant are awesome, and we managed to avoid (most of) the rain eating outside. Staff was fabulous (special kudos to Danielle and Frank for the service), cocktails were great and the food was really good. Wife's Huli Chicken was a tad overcooked and rubbery, but my fish was da bomb!
Very pleased and will come back for special occasions!! Thanks.

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MaddieK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hualani's is absolutely amazing! We love coming here when we stay at Timbers. They use all of the produce from their farm, which I have visited first hand, and you can really taste the difference! Everyone is so kind that works here too. A 10/10 experience overall!

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Kare
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal we have had on Kauai. Don’t let the simple menu fool you. Each fish is exquisitely prepared and fill of flavor.

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vipFrostbiteFrank
Anchorage
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reunion with an old pal

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vipCarolF
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter was doing a great job but as the restaurant got busier it was obvious there wasn’t enough help and the service got slower. We waited 45 min for our dessert and the brownie was very dry. They were nice enough not to charge us for the dessert. This is the first time I was unhappy with the restaurant. I think someone must have called in sick or they were not staffed enough for how busy they were.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation and the kitchen was closed.

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DeborahT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful views and very good, farm to table offerings.

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vipkimd
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Previously visited Hualani's and was very disappointed. Decided to give it another try and all I can say is it was AHHHHHMAZING!! Service, ambience, food all on point! Mahalo Hualani's!!!

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vipMILEST
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to see that they administered COVID 19 protocols prior to seating and throughout the meal. The service was excellent and my wife enjoyed the Mahimahi. The drinks from the bar were also delicious. Dessert was also great. The wait staff acknowledged our 36th anniversary with a complimentary dessert and congratulations.

The view from the restaurant is beautiful and serves as a romantic backdrop. And the entertainer just made the dinner perfect.

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JBKC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Hualani’s. The food was perfect, the service was excellent, and the outdoor dining was enjoyable. We will be back for sure, and will recommend to our family and friends on the mainland.

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Franko
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hualani's is our "go to" restaurant for its beautiful ambiance, cuisine and service. We go several times a year for special occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, or simply a great dinner in a beautiful setting. To our knowledge, it's the most beautiful on Kauai - and rivals the most beautiful in all the islands we know.

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vipCarolF
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipTimS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd give 6 stars if I could! One of the best restaurants on Kauai

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience. Staff very helpful and concerned to keep customers safe, while still enjoying a nice dinner.

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vipkimd
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 20 minutes for my glass of wine. Ordered medium rare steak and got it well done.
Service extremely slow. Waiter was Eddie. Not impressed at all.

Hualani's
Responded on December 12, 2020

Aloha, Thank you for choosing to come to Hualani’s and leaving a review. I am disappointed that you had a negative experience with us, and we will certainly have a coaching session with our teams and share your feedback. I apologize for your experience, as that is certainly not to our level of standards. Please email me at myoung@timberskauai as I would like to discuss the matter in further detail. Happy holidays and I look forward to hearing from you. Mahalo, Michael A Young – Resort Manager

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent . There is great attention toward social distancing and table etiquette during the pandemic, which was greatly appreciated. This was my first experience at Hualani's.

We had reservations, and it was dark when we arrived right on time. There was nobody in the lobby, no valet, not even a sign indicating where to park. The nearby parking garage seemed to have specific unit numbers for each stall, so we didn't know where we would be allowed to park. After several minutes wondering what to do with our cars, we finally called out for anyone in the lobby and got the attention of a staff member, perhaps on break, who said we could park in the garage in any stall that didn't have a pink sign. A simple sign visible from the circular driveway would have helpful.

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AlohaGirl
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors, gorgeous oceanfront setting, and mellow live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Cocktails include some creative blends that our table enjoyed.

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vipTammyP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always!! Thank you!

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Sorrel
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food & your staff is as friendly as family!! We’ll definitely come back soon! Mahalo to all!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dinner for my birthday. We had steak and fish with a couple of drinks and dessert.

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JoeyH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We enjoyed most of our experience until a random 25 dollars was added to our bill. When asked or server said "oops" and removed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed our dinner.

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vipLeahM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Maii Tai’s are fantastic! Kale Cesar salad was delicious.

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vipJudiW
New England
139 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to this restaurant on our current trip to Kauai. Once again we had two excellent meals. I had the special Opakapaka and my husband had the tuna sashimi as a main. The waiter unfortunately didn't understand the appetizer as a main and an appetizer portion was delivered for dinner, however it was enough tuna and I gave him some of my veggies as well as a piece of my fish so all was good. The staff at this restaurant all work so very well together and it makes for a very enjoyable evening.

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vipBella
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a womderful evening, and making us feel us welcomed. Everything was just perfect. Our waitstaff was so friendly and took should great care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular setting on the water. Open air restaurant. Live music. Service was attentive and felt safe - social distancing and mask wearing. Food was super fresh, local fish and organic local produce. Outstanding experience.

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vipJudiW
New England
139 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant and we both enjoyed the food, both had fish, service and ambiance. I had the Ono special and my husband had the mahi mahi. Both were excellent. Service is very efficient without being obtrusive. Wine a bit pricey but to be expected.

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vipLovetoeat
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service all in all it was an amazing experience.

We had a great time here. The restaurant is set at the timber’s hotel and was absolutely breathtaking. Probably one of the best places I have been.

I would highly recommend this place for a date, celebration or just a great time.

FAQs

Hualani's is rated 4.6 stars by 301 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.