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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

It has been two years since our last visit and we were delighted with what we found. We visited Monday evening, arriving at 6:30, just before the live music began. this was reportedly the busiest time but, perhaps due to it being November, we were seated right away. The food - ahi carpaccio, ahi steak, tomato bruschetta - was amazing,... More 

Thank RRossP
Ketchum, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The Wednesday night family luau is a great experience. Small, intimate gathering with authentic cultural dancers and Hawaiian history. Food good too! Really enjoyed the aloha. Kauai is magic & Tahiti Nui luau delivered the aloha magic beautifullly.

Thank nene318
Scottsdale, Arizona
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We go only for the pizza at night. It's the best in town. Maybe the only place in town. Live music with no cover charge. We just order a large pep with a few beers. Pricing is pretty typical of the area. It ain't NY...but hey, it's Hawaii. (always a good excuse). There was one person waiting on about eight... More 

Thank rw c
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We wandered in on Monday night to find a famous slack key performer, Michael Keale playing. And the ribs were fall off the bone tender. Great find.

Thank SkyeLeLimite
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We were told this is a throwback that one must see and experience! It was true! the Mai-Tai's are the best around and the ambiance is just plain "cool".. very casual and laid back.

Thank opieindenver
Georgetown, Texas
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206 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you go to hanalei, you have to stop in and have a drink. The owner is awesome and friendly. Live music and atmosphere is great. Take the time to enjoy.

Thank Douglas L
Monterey CA
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We were told by many friends that this was the bar to visit on the North Shore. The Mai Tais were good, the music just OK, but we will return to drink again soon. The staff is a bit rough around the edges, clearly prefers to deal with the locals. Not many options in Hanelei, so we will come again.

Thank ToshaMontereyCA
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I have yet to find a better pizza on the north shore area. Tahiti Nui is a must stop for me. It definitely show cases the meaning of OHana ( family).

Thank Hambone38
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

If you want to have a fun time in the most rustic venue in Hanalei, Tahit Nui is the place to go. The atmosphere is one of a kind with a mixture of locals and visitors. We always make a point to hit Tahiti Nui at least once every trip. The bar is great and the food is excellent. The... More 

Thank almondnut04
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We never go to Kauai without stopping in Tahiti Nui at least once for the evening music and a meal. It can't be beat. Beware; it's crowded and you'll probably have to share a table with some other fine folks.

Thank Cindy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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?