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Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails, Kapaʻa, HI

Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
4.7
146 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A new, upscale dining experience of modern fusion cuisine and craft cocktails, located on Kauai’s east side! . Walk ins currently available, reservations are coming soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Regional Japanese, French / Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 855-0294
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Good for business meals

  • Kauai

    Innovative

  • Kauai

    Good for groups

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Hot spot

  • Kauai

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

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146 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Will definitely return!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with such a variety. Service was top notch. Each rich carefully curated.

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  3. VickieB

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent but the noise level is at 11! Wish there was a way to dampen down the noise. That said, food was so yummy. It was a nice Italian meets Asian blend. The Miso Carbonara was lovely. My partner loved the steak, especially the pickled Fresno peppers.

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  4. MonaS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate there for the first time. And it was FANTASTIC!! Loved every appetizer, entree, and desert we ordered! Service was outstanding as well. Will definitely be back soon!!

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  5. KurtC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about the place was great—food, ambience, etc. My only complaint is that after being seated we had to wait too long to be welcomed and asked if we cared for something to drink—maybe 10 minutes. But, this did not diminish the wonderful meal we enjoyed. And the drinks were great too!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I feel that the kitchen takes pride in the food they create and serve. We had appetizers: Tuna Carpaccio and Hamachi Crudo; entrees: Miso Carbonara and the fresh catch, Salmon. All very good. It's a little bit loud but okay.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best dine-in restaurant on Kauai. Innovative, unusual menu items that defy genre. Some dishes were so tasty we ordered them twice. You will not regret spending an evening here, and it’s 100% worth the time to drive over from Princeville or Poipu.

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  8. dancingheart

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my second time. I first went early after they opened. I thought with time to improve I’d try again- especially since there have been many very positive reviews. My experience however was the same as before. Much more attention on presentation than on recipes with flavors that stand out in any way, servings are small. Prices are high. Appetizers are very small. I will not go back again

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  9. EileenB

    Los Angeles

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious homemade food. Service was great. Restaurant was very nice

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  10. SueK

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, great service. A little on the expensive side, but great food.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. I did get a Lil bummed that we were not told that they were out of the ribeye until after we had pupus. We had an early dinner reservation so I know it wasn't sold out. I feel like when they told us the what the special was the waitress should have made it known.

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  12. Roger

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there immediately after opening, and were the only one’s there. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family. The food is very good, service even better. The only issue was finding the place. It’s easy to miss from the road. Needs better signage.

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  13. TrendyT

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing service and beautiful atmosphere. menu had good choices all around - could eat everything on the menu

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  14. JJLL

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had several great meals at Naisla. Last night we started with the tuna carpaccio and black cod lettuce wraps, followed by the lobster linguine. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent.

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  15. TerryJ

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t miss this gem of a restaurant in Kapaa. It is well worth the drive from wherever you are on Kauai. The Sunny Bubbles cocktail is both fun and oh-so-good. The short rib with risotto was excellent. Fork tender short rib and flavorful risotto-a beautiful and flavorful dish! We enjoyed it so much, we came back a second time before we left the island!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Spicy Margarita was perfect. We had short ribs and the Italian Ramen. Both were delicious!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were outstanding. My friend didn’t want to go with me but really enjoyed the food as well. Atmosphere was great.

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  18. KaiulaniP

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing and the service wonderful. Makes dining out special

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  19. WilliamR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meals and drinks!

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  20. SFFoodieSalsero

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing. Get the bubble drink - the presentation was excellent. Cheers and mahalo to our server Alistaire…A1 guy!

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  21. LizS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Naisla was recommended to us by a local we were talking with while out shopping - so glad for the chance conversation! I had the spicy Margarita, it had quite the kick but was delicious - My Husband had the old fashioned and said it was probably the best one he's ever had. The food was great, we had the Arancini and scallop appetizers, both were packed with flavor, followed by the lobster pasta and short ribs. We have a new favorite on the Island and plan to return before our visit is done.

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  22. Jilleen

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great addition to Wailua. Food presentation was lovely. Menu a bit scattered and unfocused. Service was good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I ate on Kaua’i Service was amazing My new favorite spot ❤️

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  24. luv2dine

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here for the first time in April 2024. Wow, what a great experience! We are staying at the Marriott Vacation Club in Lihue and it is worth the drive. To start out, they have a nice wine and whiskey offering and pricing is quite reasonable for a bottle of wine. We started with whiskey cocktails and they were both wonderful. Our server was excellent!! She was friendly, informative about their menu, and able to answer all our questions. The restaurant wasn’t very busy on a Sunday night but we got a good amount of attention from her. We had the chicken karage to start - delicious and flavorful. I had the fettuccine with meatball dish and my husband had the lobster pasta dish - we both loved our choices. It was obvious the pasta was made fresh. I ordered almost the same dish at Hualani’s recently and Naisla’s was way better. We want to go back once more before heading home and recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious meal but not at an outrageous price.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding - nice ambience, cozy but casual. Staff were so friendly and service was great. Food was superb. Had a tuna carpaccio that was top notch and a delicious short rib with risotto !! Highly recommend trying out this new spot.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was awesome from walking in to walking out. The waiter was on point and even paired up wine with our dinner and appetizers. Definitely going back for sure! Thank you for sharing your culinary cuisine with a twist of Amazing

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our new favorite restaurant! We are going twice this week. Outstanding!

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  28. DougJ

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautifully appointed space with a full bar, craft cocktails, and a stylish vibe - for starters. The wait staff was excellent and the menu selection the evening we dined there was superb. We will head straight to Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails as soon as we return to Kapa'a.

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  29. Alamedafoodie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect date night place to have a delicious cocktail & meal. Warm welcoming & ambiance. Kid friendly too, if you wanted to bring the family.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked Monday April 1st reservation several weeks earlier on OpenTable. Arrived to discover restaurant was closed. It is regularly open Mondays, but for some reason was closed this Monday. Would have been nice to receive a heads up beforehand, but I guess these things happen. Hence unable to properly rate the dinner.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service, food and cocktails. Hands down the best culinary experience on Kauai.

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  32. JaxH

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found on an island hop from Oahu. Excellent food, creative drinks, friendly service, could not have asked for more. Really great spot for elevated cuisine. We had rice squares with salmon, arancini, and lobster linguini. Everything was great but the pesto the arancini came in was a real standout. We kept scooping it up by itself. Drinks were fun and they had one of the best chocolate/orange/espresso martinis I’ve ever had. Wish we lived here so we could come back.

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  33. bojo

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Emma was great!! Casey was great bar tender!! Restaurant needs more exposure as it was a fantastic restaurant that competes in every way with other better known restaurants!! Once more people hear more about it, it will be flooded with people wanting to eat here!!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant and the food is delicious and literally is an absolute journey for my tummy each and every time. Thank you Chef Nick,Sophia,Brock,Casey,Alastair,Neva and Kilea, Eric and anyone else we’ve forgotten or misspelled your names. Please know we are obsessed.. and love that we are…

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  35. DavidD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the BEST restaurant in Kapaa. Amazing food and presented so elegantly. Service is over the top too. Do NOT consider or worry about any other place. Start here. No use trying anything else!!!

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  36. Teddy93

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night out with friends….took a long time for our food, but when it did arrive it was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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  37. Lovestoeat

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is interesting and delicious! Our waiter was attentive and we had a few lively conversations. The only drawback is the the noise level. My husband and I have hearing loss. We loved the music but the noise meant we had to work a bit harder to talk to each other. But it was worth it!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I c ellent service. Good and wine options. Our favorite was the short ribs w risotto. So good!

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  39. Kitz

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious-an excellent choice of dining options. Hamachi was delightful! Thank you!

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  40. Viktor

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu was outstanding, and the service was professional and friendly. I will recommend it to my peers. Thank you to the entire staff of Naisla, specifically Emma, for facilitating a great Aloha Friday evening for my ladies and me.

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FAQs

Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 146 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 8 times today
Google Map for Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails

4-369 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746-1423

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kapaa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Regional Japanese, French / Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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