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RumFire Poipu Kauai

4.1
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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Boasting magnificent oceanfront views of Poipu Beach, RumFire will take you on a Hawaiian-Rooted journey with global influences. RumFire, Kauai’s oceanfront hot spot, serves up over 180-degree ocean views from all of its 240 seats. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, RumFire’s menu proudly serves an innovative menu artfully blending locally sourced ingredients with global influences that will please even the most discriminating palates. RumFire Poipu Beach is a contemporary culinary experience with spectacular views of the resort’s Ocean Courtyard, Poipu Beach and the ocean beyond.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Continental, Hawaiian
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Hours of operation
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
DINNER - 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
BAR - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
LIQUID ALOHA HOUR - 8:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m. at the bar
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Phone number
(808) 742-4786
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Michael Young
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Private party facilities
At RumFire you will find a beautiful modern and spacious restaurant with options for private dining, window seating, perfect for any occasion
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Private party contact
Tiffany Bernades: (808) 346-4006
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Poipu Rd
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Parking details
We offer Complimentary Valet service for Rumfire diners, and also separate complimentary self parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
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4.4
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Rum Fire was absolutely delicious! Our waitress was attentive and just lovely. We just loved the Brussels Sprouts and the swordfish was just so moist and tender. We would definitely dine here again.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

It's the first time that my husband & I have been here since the remodel a couple years ago. I made reservations for a sunset table and they really took care of it. Our meal was delicious, beverages were good, service was great! We will go back!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

James was an excellent server and the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Made last minute reservation for our last night on the island of Kauai. Great table (semi-circle) by the windows so we could watch the sunset. We had 2 different servers but both were exceptional, making recommendations after asking questions about preferences. One person had a food allergy and made recommendations for that person as well. Everything was great, ordered an appetizer, 2 handcrafted cocktails, 4 dinners and 3 desserts. Highly recommend for location, service, cocktails, dinner and dessert.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Quite the surprise. We were attracted to Rum Fire because of the great view which is spectacular. The meal was delicious, and the craft cocktails were the big surprise. A great evening. If you get a chance participate in one of the bartender bracket competitions. Very fun!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food! Great waiter! Great live music!
The restaurant decor and atmosphere was wonderful also!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2017

ホテルの中のレストランでさほど混んでいないので、予約取るのは簡単だと思います。

家族づれから、大人のデートまで客層は色々でした。


割とトラディショナルなメニューというよりは、創作料理が多め。全体的に味濃いめでやや好みとは違いましたが美味しいので星4つにしました。

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

We are regulars here. One of the best places to dine on the oceanfront in Poipu.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2017

I just thought that things could have been better. There are better options on the island at the same price range.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great view. Friendly service. High prices. Mediocre food: my pan-seared ahi was cooked through and my wife's vegetarian meal was, meh. We concluded that we were paying for the views.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Best meal we had visiting Kaui!
Beatiful view and sunset.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

I'm on island to celebrate my BD and had an amazing experience at Kauai RumFire. The menu and atmosphere is very different from the Waikiki location but I thoroughly enjoyed everything from the drinks to the service to the view. They even gave me a complimentary Lobster since they forgot to prepare it.
Oddly enough I think my favorite part was the popcorn and pretzel mix they give you in lieu of bread!

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2017

RumFire is fine for food and service. The BIG DOWNSIDE is the stupid location of the restrooms. Our party included an elderly diner and a handicapped person. The l-o-n-g trek to the restrooms is really unacceptable and will give us pause about patronizing RumFire in the future.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

SPECTACULAR EVENING. OUR SERVER, ROSE, WAS THE BEST!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

James was incredibly attentive and fun as our waiter!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

This restaurant had it all. Very classy and beautiful ambiance. Server was very knowledgable and took time to explain the dishes. Very personable. The food was amazing!! Get the catch of the day! You won't be disappointed. And watching the waves crash on the beach with the sun setting made it a perfect dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

This was the best service ever. Joshua is fantastic. He is very knowledgeable about food in general and knew everything about the food and beverage at Rum fire. He is obviously very passionate about his job and what he does and it really shows. The service is restaurants in Hawaii is really great. Everybody is very nice. But, Joshua takes his job to another level. He really cares about the restaurant and that we appreciated the food. If all of us approached our jobs and life like that we would be better at what we did and more fulfilled. What an enjoyable evening! It was our last day in Hawaii and that made it even more special!!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

What a lovely place to dine! Exceptional meal, drinks and service! Wonderful live music made the evening perfect! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Dinner was excellent. We had a window booth and watched the sun go down on a very clear Kauai night. May I suggest the mango Mojito on your next trip? The Baked Kauai was delicious and a great shareable dessert.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Leslie, our server, was marvelous. The food was delicious. It was a very pleasant dining experience. We would definitely come again

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

I booked this through Open Table and had no problems. We've been here before many times and it never disappoints. Servers Rose & Josh make you feel so special and are so polite and friendly. Music by Chico Edralin provides beautiful ambience for the evening.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Good place for special occasion. A little pricey but good.

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1.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Poor, slow service.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Considering the many quality eating establishments in Poipu, Rumfire is among the best and will not disappoint. Really quite exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Beautiful ambience, great food, though small portions for the cost.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous evening! Food and service excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

This restaurant is not only charming but the service was excellent. Tidepools is one of a few restaurants at the Hyatt on Kauai. Although the hotel is huge the restaurant is very quite with each table being very private and overlooking the koi pond that surrounds the restaurant. The food was excellent. Although we had fish dishes the menus had an assortment of other entries. I would very much recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Setting was awesome for sunset but portions/pricing not very good value frankly. Foodnwas ok but not outstanding. Did a nice job for our birthday celebration though

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2013

Outstanding ambiance and views! Food and drinks were great! Service was okay... Fun bar & live music. I love that this restaurant is modern with up-to-date decor. Great place to eat on the South Shore!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2013

We had an early reservation, and few tables were occupied. The hostess steered us opposite the sunset side of the restaurant to the worst table in the restaurant. When we objected, she went to check on another table. We again had to ask for a table by a window, even though some of them were not used the entire time we were there. This was our only negative the entire evening. I would definitely return. The views are lovely. People were lining up outside to see the sunset. I would rather have warm bread than spiced popcorn. We easily shared a romaine salad that was crisp and delicious. My husband's pork chop was out of this world. My monchong was perfectly prepared, with a crab crust and creamy sauce. Portions were generous.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2013

We read good things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Perfect evening. The view is amazing, The Italian waiter we had was very knowledgable, friendly and attentive. Fish dinner and desert were excellent. We went on Wednesday and bottles of wine were 50% discounted so that was a nice surprise. Nice touch with French press coffee. We will definitely return on our next visit. Overall, this was our best dinner experience out of a lot of very good restaurants. A new favorite.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2013

Great food and fantastic service made this a night to remember. The stylish decor and the setting are eye catching even after the sun sets as the 'fires' are lit and add great ambiance. This was our first time eating at RumFire but definitely not our last. The risotto scallops and the poke were the hits of the table. The only complaint from our group is that the washrooms are located outside the restaurant a (very) short walk away. Irrelevant to me and should not take away from the experience.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2013

We had a reservation that we had to wait for while the restaurant was empty, than we were seated in the back of restaurant in these odd tables that were like for the kids section that felt completely separated from the rest of the restaurant. Since I could see several empty tables we asked to be moved to sit in the actual restaurant but were told no, there were no available tables. Funny how people with reservations after us were seated in some of those open tables while others remained open until we left. And the food was the most tasteless we had while on the island and rather expensive for what you received. The server was responsive and did a good job but should have listened to our valets at our hotel – they said it was a hit or miss p

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2013

Located at the Sheraton in Kauai has its advantages. The view of the beach and the sunsets are spectacular, and the service was just as wonderful as the food. I had the opportunity to dine here over several days while working on the island and never had anything but stellar service and impeccably prepared meals. Have the Prime Rib or the daily special which is sure to be a locally caught fish. Request a booth facing the open windows to the west and enjoy watching the sun as it sets in the blue Pacific while sipping on your favorate wine or cocktail. Valet parking is free when dining, but be sure to enjoy sitting by the fire outside and catching that last glimpse of daylight.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2013

Food is very good with an interesting menu. Service very slow when busy (understaffed). Noise level can be terrible. Would recommend with caveats listed above.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2013

Beautiful setting with the waves of Poipu Beach lapping outside the windows. Start with a RumFire Mango Mojito or wine from their huge selection. The sea scallops with edamame risotto were the best I've had on the island. The Mahi Mahi was cooked to perfection, with a lemon-chardonnay sauce. I will certainly go back to try other dishes on the menu, or have the catch of the day.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2013

It was really nice to sit by the window and enjoy the beautiful view. I took my friend here for her birthday while visiting the island of Kauai. The food was really good, I loved everything. I would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2013

The service really detracted from what would otherwise be a great restaurant experience -- but it was not the fault of the server. We ordered appetizers which did not come, and the main course arrived soon after the drinks were served. Then we were pretty well left alone. But,and this is the point, she was pouring water and clearing plates, plus her territory seemed quite extensive. I consider this to be a failure of management, not the individual server. Penny saved, pound foolish

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2013

Service was phenomenal- our waiter made our evening unforgetable. Food was good- very romantic setting overlooking the ocean. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2013

Beautiful location with excellent food and reasonable (for Hawaii and resort dining) prices.

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