Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort

4.5
975 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 including vanilla bean-seared mahi, ahi tartare, all served in a contemporary setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 975 people are saying
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vipPatM
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience! Excellent service! Outstanding food! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This used to be one of our favorites. But this was a terrible experience. Prices were ridiculous. Food was not good. Won’t go again. Unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic.. great service! Thanks, Noah!

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YuKKKK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

I liked the ambience very much. The service was way too slow, though. We waited at least 30 minutes between services.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon vacation. The lobster gnocchi dish was HEAVENLY

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Bucky
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best bar on Kauai. Great food. Quiet classy ambience. Never disappoints.

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SteveS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food choices were excellent, service was professional and friendly. A few more people to bump the atmosphere will be very welcome. Thanks Covid.

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Mmf66
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but not outstanding, ambiance a little dull, service was great but a little pricier than it deserved to be.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Everything was delicious, the appetizer, the drinks and my entree, but my husbands entree was terrible. The view is alright but the service was great. Probably wouldn’t be at the top of my list when we go back to Kauai.

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GuyM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great seafood & beef. Very good MaiTai drinks & beautiful location.

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vipSandyrk
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience & service in a relaxed setting. Small menu but each dish well prepared. Loved it!

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vipLauraC
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks, salads and appetizers were excellent. Herb crusted lamb not tasty at all and the "chicken breasts" were an "airline cut" leg and thigh. Meals not great and wish there was a different bread other than pretzle bread to go with the delicious whipped butter and alaea "red" salt.

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Diane
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a very knowledgeable and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

We had a poor experience at this restaurant. We ordered sashimi for appetizers and it wasn’t fresh at all.
Main courses were ok and dessert was awful.
Service was really good but our overall dinning experience wasn’t. Would not recommend.

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RedSaltFan
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like Red Salt. It's my favorite restaurant on Kauai and we ran into long-time friends. The drinks are strong and tasty, the food excellent, especially the fish. The ambience is perfect and the service is just what you'd want - there when you need them and not there when you don't. Although the menu is limited right now (February 2021) there's still a lot to choose from. I miss the lamb chops...

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah was an excellent server.
Food was fresh and excellent!
Will recommend to someone for a Special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of best meals we had on the island. Really surpassed expectations for a hotel restaurant. Grilled octopus special was our favorite. Sliders tasty and mahi mahi perfectly cooked.

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Trudie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was wonderful. Chris our waiter was knowledgeable. I would have thought with a reservation we would not have to sit by the entrance but we did.

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jodis
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, as always. Scallops were perfectly cooked as was the lobster. Wine Recommendations from wait staff were perfect for the meal.

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vipDunedindiner
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying next door at Waiohai as we have for years. Thought Red Salt was Japanese themed restaurant but it is contemporary American. What a delightful surprise. The cocktails were hand crafted delicious. I got the filet mignon special, my wife the rib eye. Both were wonderful. Our sever Noah, was attentive, knowledgeable and most personable. Definitely Red Salt will be high on our list for our next visit. Atmosphere was very nice as well.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Great flavors and presentation and service.

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christinew
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Valentines at Red Salt was a special treat. As always service was wonderful and the food and drink was excellent. A wonderful place to enjoy a special meal with special people.

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StacyM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pretzel bread was amazing! I had the Ahi & hubby had the braised short ribs - All were delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Myan was fabulous! So attentive and made sure our water was filled, checked on us making sure we were taken care of. He greeted us and our birthday girl! Everything came out in a timely manner and the food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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jodis
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding, as always. Surf and turf was selected and Filet mignon was excellent. Perfectly done. And service is exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food..very expensive though for what it is. Service was great. Setting could be better

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ceciler
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Not happen with ahi too much pepper and not much carbs or vegetables

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and refined presentation. Highly recommended

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vipKenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a very disappointing experience that is unique to COVID, so please keep this in mind. We arrived on time and even as there were tables available in the dining room, the hostess seated us at what appeared to be a make-shift table in the bar (not the dining room). We sat down and were trying to decide if we wanted to ask the hostess to reseat us inside the dining room, when the hostess seated another table next to ours. We heard that particular diner mention that they had just arrived from the mainland and were being quarantined for COVID . . . and we immediately left. That the restaurant is mixing people who are in quarantine with those who are not seems irresponsible to us, and we were very disappointed that NONE of this was ever mentioned or discussed by the restaurant.

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christinew
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Red Salt (so thankful they are open!) with dear friends and it was amazing as usual. Red Salt offers a wonderful escape and total enjoyment of place, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food quality was amazing. Service was excellent. A little pricey but it’s Hawaii.

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TomR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Hidden Jem. Will be back.
Perfect evening.

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Studentspecialoccassion
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp bisque, pretzel bread, and scallops were divine

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BrianW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian our waiter was awesome, the chef prepared eveything to perfection

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vipAshurina
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDrewC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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dand
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Overpriced food, claims to be much better and ocean view neither are true. Not what is expected for the price.

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KarenG1
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KrisV
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 975 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.

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