Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach

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213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Sunday - Saturday -Soup & Salad Bar /Ala Carte Menu
Specials-5:30p-9pm
On Monday's we offer a Luau Buffet in addition to our Ala Carte menu.
Luau Buffet- 5;30pm-9pm. $36/$18 Keiki 6-12yrs. Lomi Salmon Kalua Pork, Pulehu Short ribs, Kalbi Chicken, rice, Sweet potato and more





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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant at the Marriott Beach Resort! It’s right next to the hotel pool with great, friendly service and yummy food.

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Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

So happy that we chose Kukui’s to have a reunion with friends. We were greeted and seated by the sweetest hostess. We had the breakfast buffet and our waitress and servers tended to us with the most pleasant service and they were on point!

Beautiful weather made it exceptionally pleasant with our outdoor seating.

Love Kukuis!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie assisted my wife with her gluten sensitivity throughout our stay. She treated us like family all the time. She is outstanding!! Kelly our server was also outstanding as well. Always smiling and remembered my wife’s gluten sensitivity. She would always talk to us about what we can do on the Island.

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Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Main dish arrived cold and had to be redone. Service was not up to par. Went for awhile with nothing to drink and water not getting refilled

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CL
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here about 1.5 years, we normally come for breakfast buffets but decided to try the Fathers Day Donner—WORTH IT!!
Prime rib had a delicious rib/crust, yummy, didn’t need much sauce to enjoy.
Salad/pupu buffet was just right! Nice salad choices, delish spring rolls, soups were yummy as well.
Desert line, simple and delish! We loved the fact they have an ice cream station, so did our children.

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Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extremely reliable great food and service with a fantastic view of the bay.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a rude waiter, so we left before ordering.

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Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

After eating here for years for lunch or brunch, we finally had dinner at Kukui's, and we were really impressed. There were lots of great options depending on your appetite and your wallet, and the food was outstanding. The only dig is the exposure to the pool and regular resort traffic, which can be a little loud or distracting at times. We enjoyed it so much, we went back the next night, when they have live music which was excellent. Highly recommended. Tip: if you like rice pudding, try the biko dessert - the best rice pudding we ever had!

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very poor service, marginal food. Management oversight and training for staff is needed. Salad bar was not replenished, most bowls were empty. No one seemed happy to work there....very unengaged.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The breakfast buffet was amazing! However, the Luau dinner buffet left a lot to be desired. The chicken and beef were over cook and dried. The desserts were not very appealing. The salad bar was quite adequate .

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Staff were very professional. I note one thing that inspired me. They all smiled when I pass through the table.
I m very pleased and would fully recommend them to others! Good job to all the servers !!

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Cynthia was our fabulous waitress .
We loved the prime rib and crab crusted salmon. Soup and salad are included with the meal. A beautiful setting.

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SR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Gave lower stars on food just cause I thought there was gonna be more meats

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kukui's restaurant is located at the Marriott, which we had failed to realize so we were about 10 minutes late for our reservation. Once seated, everything was perfect. We sat on the patio with an ocean view. The food was delicious, and we got coffee ice cream for dessert which was also phenomenal! Definitely would recommend!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scrumptious Easter brunch once again with awesome servers and hostess!

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E
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fun place for breakfast lunch or dinner

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast buffet as always, seated promptly by Gina with everyday smile and happy attitude!

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very convenient for guests at the Marriott Kauai with excellent food choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour!

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner including happy hour drink and food specials

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gina is amazing hostess on a daily continuous basis. So friendly, remembers your name and seating preferences!
Thank You Gina, we are enjoying our stay thanks to you and your staff!

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast and happily greeted by Gina at the hostess stand. She is so friendly and can’t do enough for everyone! Smiles and friendly all morning!
Even reserved our favorite table for us for breakfast!
Thank you Gina, you are a special employee and Marriott is fortunate to have you!

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E
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast buffet with very friendly hostess and servers!

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed breakfast buffet, many choices include an omelet station. Servers were friendly and efficient

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SW
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We asked for a bar top by the ocean and were sat by the pool with no view. Took a while for the server to get to us. The hostess came and took our order. Felt like as soon as they realized we were not Marriott guests we were treated poorly.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing and the food was simply delicious.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ramon and the employees were very helpful with our big party. Service was awesome. Food selection was great.

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d
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was more than we expected. The dinner was suppurb and we sat real close to the beach outside by the pool

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the open fires and tiki torches. The staff was great

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G
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had this shrimp scampi which was phenomenal. Our server was on top of things. Dinner came with soup and a salad bar also wonderful. We will definitely go back.

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MI
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Our dining experience was tied to a concert at the Marriott which promised a 20% discount on the meal however there was no credit issued. Then just after we started eating our salad, the main course arrived.
Which meant our main course was cold by the time we started eating . What made it worse was that the restaurant assessed a 20% tip.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food! More better than before! I would be coming back again and recommend this place to our family and friends! Thank you Kukuis!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. The staff was super accommodating and helpful. And the overall ambiance allowed for lots of family bonding and great conversation. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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n
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

When ordering the special of the day, outstanding!!
The chef did it tasteful, attractive and balanced with plenty of food. Great salad bar with very tasty soups. Brunch on Sunday was not what I expected but the daily brunch was very good.

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J
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It was New Year’s Eve and they simultaneously ran a luau and buffet/entree. Most attention was given to the luau guests since there was a time crunch for them. Waitress didn’t even put our order in until after they all received their food. Our reservation was for 5:30 pm and we did not receive our entrees until 7:15 and that was after I approached the manager about the service. My entree was lukewarm at best when it arrived and lobster tail was over cooked. Same for my my husbands entree. My daughter, son, and son-in-law’s entrees were supposed to be filet mignon, but were all very fatty flat iron steaks (or appeared to be, but definitely not filet mignon). This was for a flat fee on $95 per per and didn’t include drinks. The manager was kind enough to take $110 off our bill, but that was after complaining. Not only was this food way overpriced to begin with, it was of poor quality and the service was horrendous. We would never recommend this experience or repeat this mistake again.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Attended for New Year’s Eve dinner . Not worth $85 / adult and $47 per kid for the fare served. Much better for breakfast !

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very poorly run. Our call for a reservation didn’t get answered which is why we had to switch to open table. We got there and waited in line for 10 min while the host helped other people - for some reason requiring 3 other staff to help her at times. She marked us down as being 4 min late when we finally got to the front, and she said it would be 5-10 more minutes because they were running out of tables. After sitting and ordering, we found out from upset patrons around us that things would be taking a very long time. We got our appetizers (uncooked dish so easier?) quickly, had to wait on drinks to come out, and then waited quite a while for food. No offer of free drinks or anything to fill the time, just apologies that it’s a busy night (3/4 full restaurant). Food was ok - fish of the day was well cooked but served with an over powering sauce and too much of it. Veggie curry was well flavored but mild and too little sauce. Dessert was fun and server was accommodating to food allergies and apologetic throughout.

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HD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast buffett, they also do special Buffett’s for holidays great choice if you want a brunch or breakfast type meal with a beautiful beach view.

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ramon did a great job keeping our Mimosa glasses filled with Champagne!! Great service!

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P
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I am so happy I picked this restaurant for our 34th anniversary. I am a local resident and not too many places to pick from. I was happy with the food, very tasty and moderately priced. Sometimes you think that hotel food isn't that great, well, this may change your mind. The food was delicious and so was the sushi. My husband ordered the prime rib, which was perfectly done and tasty. The karaage squid was just as good. I must say that this restaurant is tops on my list for special occasions.

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1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best customer service EVER!!! Thank you

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