Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort
During morning hours, Red Salt offers tropical takes on traditional breakfast dishes, such as lobster benedict and lemon-pineapple soufflé pancakes, recently featured by Food Network.
Nice meal. Good service. Restaurant is on first floor and not really separated from check in and bar area, but ambience was still nice. Thought it was a little higher priced than value received, but still enjoyed the meal.
The consensus seems to be, among locals, that this is way over-priced and not worth it. They are so wrong! Devore isn’t all that special and the prices are up there, but service and quality were stunning.
Started at the bar with Kirsten serving drinks. She was making all of the restaurants cocktails herself and did an amazing job. Seriously, many of the specialty drinks are pretty involved, so she was impressive!
Seated about 20 mins after our reservation because other diners were lingering, but server Chris made sure we got our orders in before the kitchen closed not rushed at all.
The food was gorgeous and delicious. Easily the best food we had the entire week on Kauai.
They do have sushi but only in the bar.
Don’t miss this place!
The food was phenomenal my compliments to chief Keola! And our server Zach made the experience that much better. First class service from all the staff members, will definitely be coming back.
We had a fabulous waiter and now I’m embarrassed that I don’t remember his name. Nate? Zach? Tall, cool glasses! So efficient and fun and accommodating. We had a wonderful evening. Missed the cotton candy but the buratta made up for it!
Dining experience was pretty darn good. We had coconut curry bisque and charred octopus for appetizer. Both were fresh and good. We’ve been spoiled by the octopus at Adega in San Jose California which was amazing, and that notwithstanding, this was pretty good. My wife had miso butterfish and I had ribeye. The butterfish was very delicious with good preparation and the ribeye was well cooked. I am in the keto diet so the fattiness was perfect for me but if I weren’t on keto it may have been a bit fatty. She had red salt cake for dessert and it was great per her - not too rich/sweet. The service was on point and everything was just right!
We had a wonderful dinner at Red Salt. The food is really delicious and something for everyone on the menu, many GF items and a separate vegan menu. Bryan our server was truly a delight, he was friendly and efficient and went out of his way to accommodate special requests from our party of six. He was one of the best servers we’ve encountered in our travels. Mahalo to Dave the bartender too!! We can’t wait to come back to Red Salt.
Outanding food and service. Celebrated my wife’s birthday and she was very pleased with her entree which was the lobster gnocchi. All of the entrees were delicious as was the scallops appetizer.
One of our favorites. We visit every time we stay here.
Food arrived very slowly. Salad was expensive and didn't have many add-ins besides the greens. Miso butterfish and short rib entrees were excellent. Lillikoi cheesecake was unexceptional. Server was functional but not overly friendly.
Delicious Eggs Benedict. The service was impeccable. Great setting. Loved every minute. Thank you.
OK food, good service but pricey....sure HI but still....
The food was wonderful. The service was outstanding. But the noise level got so high we couldn’t hear much and just wanted to leave by the end. They could really use some acoustic tiles or something on the ceiling to help reduce the noise once the restaurant fills up.
We have been going here for years as a 1x per trip fancy dinner. Entree's were the best, soup (shrimp curry) and dessert (chocolate mousse) were expensive and nothing special. Shrimp curry had 1/2 a shrimp and 1/2 a bite of mahi mahi - seriously? Drinks were $20 and watered down and just flat out bad. Not even too sweet bad...just bad. My wife liked the lobster gnocchi a lot, but got sick that night - either from that meal or the drink. I had butterfish and it was overcooked. Pretty disappointed, going to have to find another spot next time.
Food was pretty good, but not memorable. Took a long time,
Anniversary dinner...perfect in every way!
$50 hamburgers - you got to be kidding. Everything is over priced.
Service not very good. Wine selection poor.
Great service great food and the best mai tai
This is “fine dining” at its finest. A lovely ambiance, interesting/well prepared food and a truly wonderful, well trained wait staff. My personal bugga-boos are being rushed without a pause between courses and having dishes removed before everyone at table has finished.
Our waiter was brilliant..it was as tho he was reading our minds...plenty of time to enjoy conversation and our cocktails before our appetizer magically appeared!! The entire meal was well paced allowing time to savor each before moving on to the next. Well done...we can’t wait for our next visit before we have to return home.
Over-priced for the quality of food and ambience. I had the red salt burger. I see what they they were trying to go for, but I felt the whole thing came out a mess. I really didn’t like the flavor mix and could barely finish my $50 burger! Fries were just ok. As were the salads. My wife had the lobster gnocchi. It was also heavy (too much butter and cream) and the lobster didn’t feel fresh. The view was also limited as u only look out to the pool and the surrounding buildings limit the view.
Amazing food! We had the octopus as an appetizer which was my favorite dish. The service was also excellent.
Great food and wonderful service!
The food at red salt was amazing! One of the best dinners we had. Very pricey. Not a great atmosphere since you are in the lobby of the hotel and no view. But overall a nice dinner.
This was the best meal we ate in a week on Kauai. All of the seafood dishes we had were excellent - scallops, Mahi, and the lobster gnocchi. Our server, Chris, was personable and made wonderful recommendations, including wine pairings.
wonderful food. the selection was somewhat limited (three items on the menu not available) but the ones they did have were lovely.. well prepared and cooked to perfection.. the side items fit the entre perfectly.. etc etc.. the wait staff were very attentive and punctual.. the whole evening was a terrific event...
Exactly as written by previews people: Good food, good service, nice room, very loud. Noise level is s bit too high.
We have eaten here two years ago, several times, while staying in Poipu. This year we are staying in Kapaa.
We were shown to our table before reservation time graciously. Host was integral part of great service. Paul, our waiter, was wonderful even as he was attentive to other guests.
Drinks were served and orders taken food was fabulous. Cesar salad a hit with us all the Parmesan flan delicious.
Birthday person was presented at the end of service with a wonderful cheesecake and a birthday wish.
Highly recommend this place.
It’s very loud - otherwise, it would have been perfect. Staff was excellent, food was wonderful but it was hard to carry on a conversation.
Good experience. A couple of the dishes were not properly prepared and needed to be remade. But aside from that everything was great.
Incredible and delicious dinner! Highly recommend!
Amazing Ahi and Mahi Mahi meals at Red Salt!
Can say I understand the noise scale question just asked, but was perfect.
We will definitely make a point to return!
This is a meat lovers paradise. Heavy on the cholesterols but delicious AF. Lighter fare should be directed at the lounge be where sushi is served.
Great service and food. It's in what looks like a hotel lobby. VERY expensive for what you gwt.
Great food and price wasn't bad for what the food was. We went on Valentines day so was busy, staff seemed busy, but to be expected!
The food is incredible at Red Salt. The wasabi encrusted ahi, the snapper, and the mahi were awesome, and the presentations of each dish are works of art in their own right. Apps included the fois gras brulee, the lobster bisque, and the beet salad. Fabulous entries into all of our main courses. Unfortunately, although our server Ashley was capable, her delivery needs refinement. As she presented each course, her description was almost spoken as fast as an auctioneer speaks. Ashley would be fantastic if she would just slow down and not rush it as much. The dining room is comfortable, but not memorable. Still, we continue to come back to Red Salt year after year for the incredible food. The flavors and textures of anything we order continues to make us overlook any other nuances of the place we might not be infatuated with.
Service lacked finesse, food was cold. No wine suggestions with food. Birthday dinner ruined.
We chose Red Salt as a last minute restaurant choice for our last day on the island, after a busy day of activities. Having been to several other restaurants in the area and being a bit disappointed with the service and food given the high prices, we were very pleasantly surprised by Red Salt.
Delicious food and cocktails in a bit smaller upscale but not pretentious dining room. Scallop appetizer was fantastic as were the ahi tuna and lobster gnocchi entrees. Excellent cocktails and a good dessert. Attentive service (we noted some pretty inattentive service at some other supposedly higher end resorts).
Be prepared to pay a little we thought it was the best upscale food that we found on the island.
Would definitely return for dinner if on Kauai again.
We have dined at Red Salt several times with good results. This time for our anniversary we planned on an earlier dinner and found that it was nice to not have it quite so noisy. We had a nice view table and the server was pleasant and efficient. Food was fine but not outstanding as you would expect in a high end restaurant.
The place is beautiful but we had to go to the bar area because the noise was so loud in the dining room it registered as bad for workers and impossible for conversation
The food was very good and our server was fabulous. We ended up having a lovey meal. I’d go again but ask for the bar area
Love their blueberry martini. Food and service has always been great. One of our favorite restaurant in Poipu.
Food was great. Very nice atmosphere. Staff very friendly.