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Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort, Koloa, HI

Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort

4.3
4.3
1662 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Red Salt’s diverse menu by acclaimed Executive Chef and Kauai native Noelani Planas celebrates fresh Hawaiian seafood and produce in a casual, yet sophisticated seaside atmosphere. Modern dinner cuisine includes favorites from both land and sea, decadent desserts, tableside martinis and more, all served in a contemporary setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Sushi Lounge Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 747-8444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Noelani Planas

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 12 or more, prix fixe menus will be available only.

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Cross street

    Red Salt is located inside Ko'a Kea Resort.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available for diners.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,662 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Special Occasion

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food with a wonderful staff. They made our daughters birthday extremely special. The sushi is amazing, Scallop appetizer so yummy and all the fish entrées were delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good but not outstanding like it use to be. 10 years ago we would go dine there twice in one week while visiting Kauai. I wouldn’t do that now.
  3. KR

    KimberlyR

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Everything was perfect. The restaurant is attractive, but the food and service were the stars. Our server was so attentive and helpful and just a joyous person. The lobster risotto was the best I've ever had with lots of big chunks of perfectly cooked lobster. It's a splurge, but worth it. My mom has the monchung fish and it was also excellent. The chef is not afraid of flavor and lovingly balances them to perfection. Highly recommend!
  4. MK

    MikeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, variety of delicious steak and fish. Small portions for appetizers. Salads were good sized. Wine menu well stocked. Cocktails were yummy, especially the tables side martinis. Recommend the chocolate peanut butter martini for dessert and the cheesecake.
  5. S

    Shazza

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Was so excited to try this restaurant. My husband and I ordered the kale and goat cheese salad. The kale had so much salt that it was inedible- we just ate the other ingredients. My husband had the chicken and it had very little flavor and was on the dry side. I ordered the nut crusted mahi and it was okay. The pineapple upside down cake was good, but a very small portion. Service was excellent - waiter was pleasant and very attentive. Not an inexpensive place - not a good value.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service .Nick was on awsome service and friendly and food was really good.
  7. T

    Timmyd

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was ver, very good. The food was great and our server, Mayan, was the best!
  8. EM

    EmmaMcCulloch

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and lovely food but prices have increased considerably in the past 12 months and it’s no longer value for money or even affordable for 99% of people. Ambiance and location is nice. Food is nice but again not worth $45+ and even $60 per entree.
  9. LS

    LonnieS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    5:30 reservation, we ordered and waitress returned to let us know they had no salads available. “Produce” truck was stuck in traffic. Seems like they would know they did not have produce for any salads when they started service. $150 for appetizer, literally 2 scallops, and 2 fish entrees, ice tea and a bottle of water ($10). Thought we would try it will not be returning.
  10. CA

    CATHERINER

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent prep and presentation. Ordered miso cod, prawns, ahimsa bruchetta, and luscious burger. All we exceptional
  11. PD

    PepperDee

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Ate here last week!! Was excited to enjoy some fresh island fare. Three of us ordered the mushroom bisque and WE WERE SADLY DISAPPOINTED. No flavor, no salt or anything. It was like eating mushrooms in a water base. Don’t waste your time on it. Others in my party had the 55 dollar waygu burger with lobster and all the accoutrements. Consensus was “meh”. The fish was very good tho. On a 1-10 scale I would give it an 8. Nice place, great ambience and superb server. Other than that it was just okay for me.
  12. TM

    TinaM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food! Waiter very accommodating! Fun night!
  13. BI

    BakingInHawaii

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Salt is our go-to for fine dining to celebrate special occasions. The staff is always excellent and the food is outstanding. One must take note that the drinks are always at a high standard and never watered down.
  14. BD

    BernadetteD

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food. Our server Pono was attentive and patient. I’ll definitely dine here again in the future.
  15. B

    Barb

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Most of our food was good. My husband’s pork chop was dry. I had the seared Ahi which was delicious. Ambiance is just ok. The restaurant does have big windows that can open and the ambiance would be much better if they opened them. I also feel they are a little over priced.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very loud location and the appetizers are average.
  17. DF

    DavidF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Although the service was great, the food was meh at best. I expected more, particularly given the high reviews, but the food just didn’t wow us at all. Maybe being from NYC we have high standards, but either way, this experience just didn’t live up to our expectations.
  18. JA

    JohnA

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It felt like I was eating in a hotel lobby. For fine dining, the environment disappoints. Food and service were excellent
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever Dustin was great! His signature drink was amazing! And the food was delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was underwhelming and considering how quick many other restaurants were in serving food, this place was slow.
  21. n

    none

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The starters were very good. Main fish, mahi, too dry. Pretty space but noise level was unpleasant. Would love to be allowed to open the window at the garden/pool view table.
  22. AK

    AmyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The menu looked delicious, but the food itself didn’t measure up to its descriptions. Server was very sweet, but frazzled and slow.
  23. KA

    KarenA

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food from the sushi, appetizer, and main meal was excellent. Noah was attentive and provided superior customer service that we appreciate on a night out. He knows how to take care of kamaaina.
  24. a

    analise

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible & our service was fantastic!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    Aesthetically pleasing. Acoustics are awful… We couldn’t have a conversation and could barely hear our server. Food fantastic. Service was ok. Waited 30 minutes for my husband to receive a cocktail. Overpriced meal for what was to be a delightful evening on our honeymoon. Horrible experience!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was super slow. Food was ok. Drinks were great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Honeymoon but they did nothing for us
  28. LS

    LandreaS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, great service. The only negative was the acoustics. It was very difficult to have a conversation and to hear our server
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Really poor experience. Service was very poor. Waitress felt compelled to charge us a 20% Large Table gratuity (we were a party of 5 not 6) which is ironic as we normally tip more than 20-25%. She obviously knew how bad she was and felt she needed to abuse the practice. Mgt completely clueless. Just a horrible experience never mind the fact that you're paying NYC or LA prices for food ($60 burger that's meh). Food is good but value isn't there. REALLY recommend you avoid - far too many better options than to risk it here.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Ambiance was on point. Will return next time we are visiting.
  31. DB

    DebraB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    our first experience here was outstanding, that is why we decided to come again. Tonight was disappointing. They ran out of the pretzel bread for the table, the Black Cod was not as flavorful as last time, and the very expensive burger we vowed to get was uninspiring, but the truffle fries it comes with are amazing. Since one of us is gluten free, they presented it deconstructed (which we really appreciated), but the lobster piece was tiny and the waitress did not tell us what the sauce was, which was an aioli with gold flecks to be spread on the burger. It went to waste because we thought it was just butter. Also, apparently you can get a lobster tail for an up charge, but our waitress didn’t think it was worth mentioning (her words). The hamachi appetizer was not as good as the rainbow roll we had last time. My suggestion is to go on a night they have sushi. It is a really good restaurant and worth trying. Perhaps this was just an off night.
  32. GC

    GaryC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, food tasted great, my fiancé and I had a lovely time.
  33. C

    Candaceb

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing. The service was slow because they were so busy.
  34. LA

    LinnA

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bacon wrapped shrimp was outstanding and the sushi rolls were delicious. This restaurant is a must visit when on Kauai.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing birthday dinner for my husband. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough, a gem in Kauai.
  36. RL

    RobinL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallop appetizer is the best!!!! A must get and just one reason we came back again! It was all fantastic!
  37. DB

    DebraB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was incredibly fresh and innovative. We loved everything we ordered. It is an expensive restaurant, but worth it for the culinary experience. The rainbow roll was quite large and sooo tasty, stuffed with real crab. Hearts of Palm salad has a wonderful light dressing and almonds to die for. Black Cod and Monchong (first time for us) were prepared perfectly. We thought this would be a onetime treat, but are already talking about what we will order next time.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Best scallops I’ve ever had. But crusted Mahi was okay. Lobster risotto was out of this world .our server Noah was a delight ! :)
  39. o

    oldmanlogan

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food has a good attention to detail and service is decent. I really liked the pretzel bread. The filet mignon is good and tender. The red salt burger is very good but I'd switch out the lobster for foie gras because the sauce is overpowering and along with the surprisingly good flavor of the pine apple, the lobster lacked the flavor or even texture to mix well with the rest of the burger. The truffle fries is too oily. The hamachi sashimi is fresh and the Hokkaido scallop is tasty. Overall it's a fairly innovative restaurant that's better than many of the similarly priced restaurants around poipu. The service is decent but definitely not four seasons level.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, a little slow getting started, Pono was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 1662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort

2251 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96746

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Red Salt is located inside Ko'a Kea Resort.

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Sushi Lounge Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available for diners.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Noelani Planas

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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