Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach

4.4
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Sunday - Saturday -Soup & Salad Bar /Ala Carte Menu
Specials-5:30p-9pm
In addition to our Ala Carte Menu:
Sunday Hawaiian Style BBQ Buffet -$39/$19 Keiki 6-12yrs. Ribs, Huli Huli Chicken, Paniolo Chopped Steak, beans, corn and mash potato, dessert and more.
Monday-Luau Buffet-$36/$18 Keiki 6-12yrs. Lomi Salmon Kalua Pork, Pulehu Short ribs, Kalbi Chicken, rice, Sweet potato and more
Friday-Pau Hana Special!$33/$16 Kids. Choice of Prime Rib, Fresh Catch, or Huli Huli Chicken with Uncle Norm's famous Fried Rice – all for $33 per person.
Saturday Mongolian Grill Buffet $40/$20Kids Create your perfect meal from Chef's selection of fresh ingredients, shrimp, beef, pork and assorted vegetables. Then live it all to your grill masters to complete.





Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Buffet Monday – Saturday: 7am - 10am
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 7am - 12pm

Lunch: 11am - 4:30pm Daily Drink and Lunch Specials
Dinner: Ala Carte 5:30-10pm/Specials till 9pm
Sunday - Saturday- Soup & Salad Bar with Entrée
Toro Tei Sushi Bar Thursday-Monday 5:30pm-9pm
Happy Hour, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Live entertainment Tuesday 6pm-8:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 245-5050
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Guy Higa
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet parking
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Entertainment
Tuesday Nights 5:30pm-8:30pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 169 People Are Saying
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RD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch, variety was very nice and service fantastic

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TM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tuesday Prime Rib Night was delicious! Definitely worth trying other items on the menu next time

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SR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must when on Kauai! The food is always phenomenal!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated ocean view. Celebrating daughter's 30th birthday. Bar drinks, dinner and complimentary birthday dessert were fabulous!

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This restaurant has an absolutely fabulous view of the bay. The tables and setting are very Polynesian as is some of the food items. One can take cocktails outside near the fire pits, or dine under cover which is good in the rain. Excellent food.

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j
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to catch the Mongolian Buffet Grill - O.M.G! Onolicious! All you can eat, fresh, healthy, amazing!! The only downside was the exorbitant price ($40 pp PLUS a mandatory 18% gratuity - and no matter how small your party is, the 18% is mandatory b/c of the Mongolian buffet).

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Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I expected more from the salad bar ; we had been to Kukui’s at other times in the past when the salad bar offered a lot more choices, such as two soups to choose from. I also expected a dessert bar.

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DF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service! Expect pool & beach traffic by tables with ocean view.

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RT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our last dinner in Kauai here. Great ambiance, poolside with bar and fire pit seating. We had 7 in our party including children. They offer a children’s menu. Our waitress is excellent, explained the menu to a “T”. Portions are generous here. I had their Sunday Hawaiian BBQ buffet and my wife had the catch of the day, panko crusted ono. She couldn’t even finish her plate, I had to help her and I had the buffet. My daughter also enjoyed her kalbi steak dinner as well. (Pics below) Perfect timing too, came in for 7 pm dinner, saw the sun set. Would definitely recommend especially if you are staying at the Kauai Marriot in Lihu’e like we did, very convenient.

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EM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Sunday buffet in addition to regular menu, which we tried several times during our visit. Staff is very personable and knowledgeable.

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T
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kukui’s at the Marriott Kaua’i Lagoons is a winner. Our server Sharon was excellent. The outdoor ambiance next to the pool with outdoor fire pits and tiki torches is nice and relaxing. Multiple menu choices including nightly specials, a sushi bar, and everything from a casual flatbread or burger to a grilled rib eye steak. My husband had the chicken flatbread which was terrific. I had theevening special, Mongolian BBQ. It was delicious....picked out my protein (scallops and BBQ pork), vegetables (bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, celery, onion), and noodles (wheat). The chefs were barbecuing your selection on outdoor grills while you watched. It also came with a salad and soup bar (was hot & sour soup on our visit). They have a full bar with wines, beers, and tropical drinks along with the standard offerings. The wine list, though not extensive, works and we accompanied our dinner with an ice cold bottle of Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. Beautiful way to spend a low key evening in the Islands.

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K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Convenient hotel restaurant with a poolside location. Good size portions.

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our brunch. Lovely setting by the pool and very friendly staff, good food too

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Was disappointed in the food and pricing. Waitress made things ok but would not return to eat there.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was tasty (most of it) but the dining area was very large, very noisy and there were many children running around the pool area, near our table! I felt like the ambience should have been a little better for the price. Also, you couldn’t get a Bloody Mary from the bar until 11:00 - and when we did order one at 11:00, it really wasn’t that good! Not sure the excellent omelette was really worth the $45 per person price tag. Wouldn’t go back! Not sorry that we went once.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Needed a early morning business meeting location and asked for a quieter seating area, under a cooling fan and got just what we wanted.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. All waiters, waitresses, bus people were really friendly.

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RL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nancy was our server, what a great personality & helpful; had such a wonderful time there, food was awesome too.....

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Mother’s Day Brunch

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were all very disappointed when I booked the reservation at no time did it say that the mother’s day brunch started at 11am. Our reservation was for 9:15 am which was for the Sunday breakfast buffet which had no dessert except for a danish and little jello cups. No prime rib or anything special. I also know that other parties that were there felt the same very misleading

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant and bar, but the Sunday Grill Dinner Buffet is bad. The food was cold and there is barely a selection of items. 4 types of meat and a weak salad bar. Come to Kukui’s for the breakfast buffet & the bar, but not the Sunday night grill dinner buffet.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious and the staff AMAZING!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pretty location at the Marriott resort... pleasant ambiance, good service. Food was good. Not amazing, but good. Drinks were great! Soup & salad bar was a bit picked over so left that, otherwise good.

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b
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for an adult beverage and delicious appetizers with a close in ocean front seating. Great fire pits nearby and tiki torches provide a nice relaxing atmosphere. Great service and reasonable resort prices. Food is surprisingly delicious.

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N
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Kukui's. Breakfast is always good and dinner and lunch are also just right. Service is exceptional at both breakfast and dinner.

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DA
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is very attentive to your needs. The stuffed salmon was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.

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E
Vancouver
58 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit here, we went back because we were so impressed with the prime rib on our first visit. This time are meals were warm at best, we mentioned it to our server who mentioned it to the kitchen and they offered us a free dessert. Our meal still tasted good but it just wasn't the same quality as the previous time.

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great lunch. Didn’t have time to fit in for dinner. My husband and I shred the vegetable spread, it was fantastic. We also shared the sliders, also very good.

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g
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome breakfast bar. The breakfast buffet was fantastic. The omelet chef was amazing.

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g
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. A little pricy but good

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H
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hotel food

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance and good food.

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E
Vancouver
58 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friday night special, the prime rib special was amazing. It came with a soup and salad bar. The salad bar was simple but very fresh and the buns were the best! Soup was a shrimp bisque and it was ok, we added croutons to make it better :) the prime rib was tender and cooked to perfection! Wine was also on special and it was great! We came hungry and left happy! We'll be back

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CR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Fish was fishy tasting and the tempora shrimp was right out of the box.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was delightful and delicious!!! We loved it from beginning to end!

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ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great from everyone. The Sunday brunch was delicious in a wide variety of hot and cold foods. Great for groups.

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M
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Liked outdoor atmosphere close to the beach and pool. Our waitress was really nice and had a good sense of humor.

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AW
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and accommodating staff who understood my husband's special needs re: Parkinson's.

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We were sat at a dark large table in a relatively empty restaurant. We were outside and did not even have a light on the table. We were far from the salad bar.

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