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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Mpls, MN
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day on Hanalei bay, you can't top it off any better than a couple of Mai Tai’s listening to live slack key guitar- after realizing we could spend hours and more Mai Tai’s than allowed in a day (when you have to drive) we picked up a Hawaiian pizza with Kalua pig and took it back to the... More 

Thank Pez5697
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tahiti Nui is a prefect local spot to have a cold beer or cocktail. A great place to sit and watch the local life of Hanalei Bay. Helpful local staff ensure you are well taken care off.

Thank SandyWestcoast
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pizzas are really tasty and good crust. The Kauai shrimp with sweet potatoes is delicious (it has this delicious Hawaiian style teriyaki gravy). Awesome drinks - we had Mai Tai and Lilikoi Martini... delicious. But best of all is the vibe and music - so chill and so Hanalei!

Thank CourtneyBlunk
Fresno, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This 1958-built restaurant/bar is delightfully "funky." The walls are woven mats, the ceiling is design-stamped cloth, the walls are held up with bamboo and the bar stools are carved tikis. It was the setting for a scene with George Clooney and Beau Bridges in the film The Descendants. Go for a Mai Tai and slack guitar on a Friday and... More 

Thank Deborahx6
Sunnyside, New York
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great drinks and salad. My husband loved the Loco Moco! Very cool and nice waitress. The lemons in our drinks were even from her backyard!

Thank somersaultwithme
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pizza and friendly service. There was music both nights we went here and it was a very enjoyable atmosphere.

Thank lovevt17
The Woodlands, Texas
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to grab a burger and a drink. Fish and chips was a favorite. Highly recommend. Ate here twice in an 8 day trip. Pleasant staff.

Thank Bookshelfish
Sparks, Nevada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cool little place with good food and a cool atmosphere. They have inside and outside seating. Some unique drinks and pleasant staff. Would eat here again and have no problem recommending it!

Thank joshtburkhardt
New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great family run restaurant with a wonderful Luau. We had an amazing night. Also the bar featured in The Decendants with George Clooney.

Thank Valerie T
Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here after a rainy trip to Ke'e Beach and were thrilled with it. We happened to be there at happy hour so when they told me the Mai Tai recipe was an old family recipe...3 drinks later I was more than sold. Pizza from the back restaurant had garlic crust to die for! To make it better,... More 

Thank TheDFamily1016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?