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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Maybe I'm being a little harsh, but the only explanation I can figure for all the 5+ reviews is that they are from those that think more alcohol = good drink. I ordered the "world famous" Mai Tai and was given basically a half glass...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enter a welcoming roadside restaurant/bar with friendly local staff. You gotta try the Poisson Cru--a cross between Hawaiian poké and ceviche with coconut milk added, but the experience is greater than its parts. Sit at the bar if you want to experience the warmth of...More

Thank VKInada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on our way back from a day trip in Hanalei Bay per a recommendation made to us by a couple we met at our hotel. The mai tais were great and we split a pizza. Service was great and there is a...More

1  Thank Andrea O
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of the day this place is fun friendly and the food well it was good! not great but the portion sizes and quality surprised me for a tiki hawaiian roadside bar.... and the MAI TAI's are some of the best on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning after many years, drinks still good. Ahi sashimi had over complicated preparation interfering with ahi. Ribeye poke was average. Pizza better than expected. Still pleasantly eclectic.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for a mai tai one night and were serenaded with live music and some great fun at this Hanalei staple on the main strip. The drinks were a bit too sweet for our liking but they were fun for sure. The folks...More

Thank Joey613
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat and had a few beers after a long day. Great for a beer but the food prices seem a little steep for a pizza. They look ok but nothing amazing. The entires we about 25 dollars each we walk down the road and had...More

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a good dinner with live music still in shorts and shirts from the beach for the day. Great casual dinner with good food and atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss stopping by for dinner or a drink here. It's an experience like no other. On the night we went there, we had to wait about 40 min but it was so worth it, as there was live music by Michael Keale and hula...More

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop while in Hanalei. Hip happenin' place. Music is pretty loud- but it's a small fun environment. Pizza is really good. Many choices. Drinks are also good. Little pricey. It's a small family business and I love to support those kinds!

Thank CharS3468
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3 August 2016|
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Response from PapaDave555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yes, and yes. The details and a link to make reservations are on their website.
22 July 2016|
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Response from HVB | Reviewed this property |
Just go anytime! No need to reserve except for the Luau. I think you need a reservation for that. If you want a great seat for live music maybe get there a little earlier. It's a fun place.
Ernie G
26 March 2016|
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Response from NewHampshireLovetogo | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a huge Mai tai fan, too sweet but I did drink a couple and visitors told me they were better than the St. Regis.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6277
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