Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We made the reservation for our wedding anniversary and we’re also staying at the resort. Best experience ever. Phenomenal service, absolutely delicious food and drinks, and great ambiance! Would highly recommend!
Great food and service!
Please support all the great restaurants on Kauai as they get back to work and reopen. Red Salt is a special meal at a special place. Stayed in the resort and I t was awesome!
Overpriced food, claims to be much better and ocean view neither are true. Not what is expected for the price.
As usual, wonderful meal, outstanding service. Noah couldn’t have been more on point. Very attentive to timing his service to us. Mai tai is not to be missed, best one yet! Mahi mahi was cooked to perfection. My daughter requested an all vegetable meal and it was gladly accommodated.
Service and cocktails were good. Fish did not taste as fresh as we expect when eating on Hawaii coast. Seemed overpriced for quality and taste of food.
Everything was amazing! A must if you’re in Poipu.
Great service. Amazing food.
Outstanding service, great food and a nice ambiance!!!
Nice people, food was good but not great. Sliders were the highlight and mango cheesecake dessert was the low point.
Food was good but the whole vibe was a bit strange and the drinks were all $20+ each for a basic cocktail. Food was excellent but limited choices I think because of coronavirus
Loved the food and service!
Very pricey, small portions, not that tasty and they charge for extra bread.... really? Drinks are ridiculously pricey and very small, even the beer is served it what appears to be a “sampler” glass. Wouldn’t recommend
Dining just after the restaurant reopened during Covid. They are extremely aware of the virus and prevention of its spread. It was a relaxing dinner with high quality food and great service. Would highly recommend.
We were so happy to be able to dine at Red Salt again!!
Service and dinner was excellent.
I’m so happy to go to red salt! We had the best dinner everything was so delicious!!!! The ambiance was amazing I highly recommend it!!!!! I had the chicken which was outstanding with polenta unbelievable! My husband had the short ribs equally amazing! And the pretzel bread oh my goodness!
Overly overly priced and table was set against a wall way in back of virtually empty restaurant.
After a long wait we were so excited for our birthday dinner plans. Although the menu is limited, we had a wonderful evening. The only bummer was a kind of rowdy group that one person had a huge laugh during the whole time we were there. However with Covid and all the other crazy things happening in the world it was nice to know someone was truly letting loose!!
We went on Opening Night of Pandemic Recovery. Chef Noe was as always on top of things. Our requested server Mayan was making sure the dinner went without a hitch. He always does! Mr. Aki, an old friend of my wife's, came by to say hello to our table.
Birthday dinner for my wife. Service was great. Had the tasting menu with an octopus appetizer. Candle on her dessert was a nice touch
Excellent service and outstanding food. Beautiful setting looking out over the Koa Kea property to the ocean.
Beautiful setting. Food quality and presentation excellent. Lamb chops were cooked perfectly. I had the Mahi . Good flavour and cooked perfectly. However piece of fish and scoop of black rice over priced.
Bryan has been our server for many years.He does a fantastic job. Also the blueberry martinis are yummy. Will be back next year.
Frankly I was a bit disappointed. I ordered mumm champagne as they only had 1 Prosecco and 1 Champs by the glass to select from. It came in the small bottle and they unscrewed it to pour. All good but interesting. They knew we were there to celebrate our anniversary and said they would do something special. The meal was not paced at all. Once we got our salads barely eaten the main course was delivered. We ordered the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert. It came in a glass round dish less than 3” in diameter. Not plated, not displayed at all - just put down on the table. Not too impressive for a restaurant of this caliber... or supposed caliber. Overall while the food was good, it was not the experience we had hope it would be. Oh about that anniversary special moment? Yep, nada.
We have been dining at Red Salt nearly every year since it opened and it never disappoints. The miso butterfish and seared scallops were amazing. The kale salad was ok. I always look forward to the mushroom bisque but, unfortunately, it wasn't good this year. Almost like a new recipe. The only other negative was the watery, flavorless Mojito. The cheesecake was a bit too sweet, with more of a mousse-like texture, but good. The service was excellent.
Nice ambiance and delicious food. We’d definitely come again!
Fixed price four course meal of salad, scallops, gnocchi and cheesecake was perfectly sized and paired. The burger was over-the-top and not in a good way—eliminate some of those add-ons that get lost
Every part of every dish was executed very well. Service was professional, positive and proactive so, excellent. The place for best eats not cheap eats on Kuai.
From my experience over many years, Red Salt is the best quality restaurant on Kauai. The staff goes out of their way to make for a most enjoyable evening. The Chef always make sure that the unique and delicious menu items are presented in a 5 Star Way. Its not a large space so reservations are a must.
We ate here about 5 years ago and remembered it was fantastic. We were disappointed this time. The food was not as memorable and they have gone cheap on the chopsticks! Honestly, the beautiful chopsticks they use to use made the meal feel very special. This time, just like the disposable chopsticks, the food was just not that special, Drinks were good though.
Brooke was a great server!! Thanks so much for your menu recommendations.
We had a marvelous meal at Red Salt. My husband enjoyed the special which was surf and turf so much and has been talking about it for the last few days. I ordered the Miso Butterfish which was such a delicious meal. Our grown sons had the braised short ribs and rib eye steak which they both really enjoyed. The service was very good, attentive but not overly so. The restaurant has a good wine selection.
The Butterfish is excellent. Great place with great service.
High quality food, quite loud, very highly priced
Our waitress was wonderful! She’s was knowledgeable about wines and made excellent recommendations!!
The special entree for the evening was memorable: perfectly pan seared opah served over fingerling potatoes and broccolini, topped with a small crab cake, and all smothered in Hollandaise sauce. Our appetizers and desserts were also excellent. Red Salt should not be missed when visiting Kauai.
Food is delicious, rich, but delicious. Pretty pricey though.
Delicious food, great service and a great view.
Exquisite martinis started our experience, followed by the tempura duo, featuring a spicy tuna roll and lobster California roll with truffle aioli and tobiko. What could top that? Well, we found out. My wife enjoyed the madascar vanilla bean seared Mahi and I had the miso butterfish, one of the best fish dishes I’ve ever eaten. The black bean chili glaze added just the right amount of dash to the fish, which was made even more complete with a glass of the Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, recommended by our extremely valuable and attentive server Bryan. All in all an amazing night celebrating our anniversary. Thanks to all at Red Salt, a special place for a special occasion. We make one trip to Red Salt each time we’re in Kauai and have never been disappointed.
We came from Oahu to spend the long weekend with my family. And since we didn’t have time to do the vday dinner in Oahu, we planned to have it in Kauai. I heard about Red Salt from most of my Kauaian friends and family that it was one of the choices from many other restaurants to have dinner for date night! I chose red salt mostly because of the pictures of the food and restaurant and of course service but mostly for the rib eye with roasted Brussels sprouts! Sadly, when we were settled in, we were told they were out of the rib eye. So rather, we settled for the filet mignon which was just as good but my heart was really for the rib eye. Service was excellent and the ambiance was modern and fresh! Love everything about Red salt except the fact they were out of the rib eye
Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.