The Lanai Kauai
Very mediocre food.
Take the time to eat at this restaurant- you will be met with a menu differing from most and the preparation is outstanding-
We had the avocado croquette, the deviled eggs and the Pablo crusted Brie and all were delicious!
Entrees ordered were hangar steak, fresh catch miso chowder and the loco novo on incredible risotto- all fabulous! We even ordered extra risotto to go-
This is a great choice for casual fine dining!!! We’ve never been disappointed here:))
Food was the best we had on the island!! Service very good too.
They were wonderful! Even provided an off-menu special vegan dessert for the birthday celebration.
Best restaurant hands down on Kauai!
Hello! The Lanai is definitely in a great spot. Its menu is sparse for a family of five and picky teenagers. We should have looked it over before coming. That said, the fresh food is good, just not a lot of choices. I would recommend for those who are into fresh, expensive, different food.I tried the caesar chicken salad. Not much to speak of. The chicken was dry and there was no seasoning. That for $26.00?? No thank you. The atmosphere was pretty good though!
The Lanai was great. Fresh, tasty food in breezy location with great service. We made reservations- it could get busier at peak times and it’s a small restaurant. Service was great - just enough check ins. The food was so flavorful and beautifully displayed. We had the hummus duo, the chicken and vegan pasta. Delicious!
Food was not good. My main meal skirt steak the dish was like warm and I asked for it to be hot and 2nd time meat was hot but everything else cold. I sent it back. They asked if I wanted something else I declined .
Food was very good! Salad portions are smaller but each dish we got was delicious. Options for vegetarians/vegans, too!
Overall recommend. Nice ambiance and the food is good. Highlight was the tuna. Lowlight the fish special. The fish was over cooked and under seasoned. Not that easy to find well prepared cooked fish in Poipu for some reason?
We’ve been coming to Kauai for over 20yrs and can honestly say this was one of our best meals ever! I had Miso Fresh Catch (ono) and my wife had Shrimp Mojo - we both loved our entrees! And our bartender-server, Gabi, was fantastic! This was better than many meals costing twice as much - I highly recommend it!
Cute spot, usually one of our favorites... the menu seems to be shrinking, with very few items, and the restaurant being out of a few things, the choices we’re so limited that we enjoyed our appetizer and unfortunately left.
highlights of the night | the host was a sweetheart so was our server.
the baked brie was delicious, only critique was the fruit compote tasted like it was starting to turn.
Between the three of us we had the avocado croquettes, deviled eggs, ceasar salad with shrimp, shrimp with pork belly, and the kale salad. Everything was fresh, perfectly prepared, and tasted wonderful. The service was also fantastic.
We have been there before super excited to take our family there ,( before) loved it! This time two out of 5 got sick...
Besides the heat was extremely hot with no fans at all. Server was great ...but the chicken was so dry and had a bad taste to it ,we believe it was old or it was left out way too long ?Sad part was that is the dish I Recommended😐
One of the best dinners we had on the island
We had a lovely family dinner. EXCELLENT drinks and the service is very genuine and friendly. We will be back!
Fabulous food, great service and lovely setting for our last dinner in Poipu.
Mellow and nice outdoor dining. Kama’aina fav! Living Foods kitchen delivers some wonderful fresh food! We ordered and shared a hangar steak pupu Style, kale salad, crispy Brussels and finished with a chocolate torte! Delish. Nice wines and great service!
Décor agréable. Bons plats. Bon service. Les cocktails sont délicieux.
Bartender is outstanding. Wait staff always pleasant. Food was fantastic
The menu changed the same day and none of the premier items were available. Don't rely on the website to be accurate. Over-priced on everything for a strip mall restaurant. The website recommendations were astounding but nothing really available any more due to mismanagement.
Upscale and creative Hawaiian food in a relaxed and beautiful outdoor environment. One of the best cocktail menus on the island featuring tropical but not sugary creations. Attentive and very friendly service. Overall my fave restaurants in all Hawai’i.
Really enjoyed all the food, highly recommend the Loco Moco and Ceviche, but all was good. It’s outdoors only so got a bit warm as there aren’t fans or a breeze.
The food was excellent and the presentation very nice. The setting wasn't as picturesque as many here in Kauai, but the servers were friendly and the service prompt. If the shopping area gets busy this restaurant is noisy. But definitely worth a visit.
Our server, Mark was fabulous! Very enjoyable evening celebrating our 30th anniversary and our last night in Kauai!
Good service, Pricey but good portions. Open air dining was nice but Didn’t like that we had to use the shopping mall bathroom outside of the restaurant, and didn’t have any view besides store fronts.
Amazing food and ambiance once again. Love going there.
Delicious food with healthy selections—would absolutely go back! One of our favorite places we dined while in Koloa.
Great place. We had the vegan harvest which was delicious! Also had the hummus to starry which was delicious. Great service. Definitely recommend.
Great service, very personable staff.
Drinks and food was done real nice.
Love the new menu! Great presentation. Cocktail list is perfect a little bit of everything. Nice wine selection. The pork belly pupu is delicious. Vegan option outstanding. Loco moco variation is mouthwatering.
One word describes the experience: underwhelming. Should have gone elsewhere where locals eat.
Food was incredible! Service was very friendly and efficient, but a wee bit fast - we were served our food very quickly and felt rushed. We were only in the restaurant for about 45 minutes, start to finish; I don’t mind paying the price for such excellent food, but would have appreciated feeling like we could have lingered over our wine.
We loved everything about this place. And enjoyed a beautiful anniversary dinner ♥️
We didn’t have to wait for a table on a busy Thursday night. We were served right away . The server was attentive and nice. My husband ordered the short ribs which was great and the perfect size. I ordered the shrimp which was great as well. Dishes were presented nicely. The ambience was ok: nothing super but comfortable. A nice place if you just want something not too big, served attractively with great flavors.
Marky our server was excellent. Molokai mule was refreshing. Deviled eggs for app, along with shrimp and pork belly were delicious. Short ribs over risotto for main was outstanding.
Food and service both excellent in a relaxed al fresco setting.
Excellent food. I had shrimp mojo, my husband had the steak. Both very flavorful. Have to mention the crispy Brussel Sprouts, which are just delicious. Very good service. Wine was expensive, but that's how it goes.
Food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone.
Overall the experience was very good. I was surprised we couldn't really order bread with dinner, other than pita. Also, the dessert menu was very limited to only one item, cheesecake.