Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach
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
Great restaurant at the Marriott Beach Resort! It’s right next to the hotel pool with great, friendly service and yummy food.
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.
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.
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
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.
Extremely reliable great food and service with a fantastic view of the bay.
We had a rude waiter, so we left before ordering.
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!
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.
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 .
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 !!
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.
Great service. Gave lower stars on food just cause I thought there was gonna be more meats
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!
Scrumptious Easter brunch once again with awesome servers and hostess!
Excellent fun place for breakfast lunch or dinner
Excellent breakfast buffet as always, seated promptly by Gina with everyday smile and happy attitude!
Very convenient for guests at the Marriott Kauai with excellent food choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour!
Excellent service and food choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner including happy hour drink and food specials
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!
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!
Excellent breakfast buffet with very friendly hostess and servers!
Enjoyed breakfast buffet, many choices include an omelet station. Servers were friendly and efficient
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.
The atmosphere was amazing and the food was simply delicious.
Ramon and the employees were very helpful with our big party. Service was awesome. Food selection was great.
It was more than we expected. The dinner was suppurb and we sat real close to the beach outside by the pool
Love the open fires and tiki torches. The staff was great
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Attended for New Year’s Eve dinner . Not worth $85 / adult and $47 per kid for the fare served. Much better for breakfast !
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.
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.
Ramon did a great job keeping our Mimosa glasses filled with Champagne!! Great service!
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.
The best customer service EVER!!! Thank you