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Hanalei Gourmet

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-2524
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Burnaby, Canada
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

This place is great and so are the burgers. We shared a 1/2 lb. beef burger and it was more than enough. We got an outside seat and watched life pass us by on the Kuhio highway. The restaurant is in the old Hanalei school. We did not see Puff the Magic Dragon, as was out that day.

Thank Ludwig K
Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Just back from a great week in Kauai. We visited Hanalei on several occasions and our favorite dining and drinking hole was the Hanalei Gourmet. The staff was extremely accommodating in helping us find seats each time we arrived. The fish and chips were delicious. The Caesar Salad was incredible, too. Perhaps the best part of eating here is getting... More 

Thank Wendydomin
San Ramon, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

The Hanalei Gourmet is a regular stop on our visits to Kauai and it never disappoints. The food is good enough. They have great fish and chips although we usually get the fresh fish sandwich. The main draw is the lively casual atmosphere where visitors mix with locals at tables and at the bar. There is usually some kind of... More 

Thank Ed B
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

we had the fish and chips and wished we were across the street at Kalyspo. Also charge $2 for refills on coke. Also tried eggplant sandwich and not too good. Don't waste your time.

Thank Rob B
Ingleside, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

I liked the variety of food offer on the menu, as well as, the daily specials that they offered. The portions are good and I especially liked the shrimp scampi. Servers were very friendly and attentive. If you like your hamburgers other than well done, then I would not recommend having one here or, for that matter, most places on... More 

Thank Mary S
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

We both had the marlin fish & chips; if you enjoy fish & chips, this is a great choice. A simple, casual restaurant with reasonable prices for Hanalei. Lively, popular and a bit noisy. Sit outside on the porch for a quieter experience, or soak up the island life inside.

Thank Tom H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

SO SO SO GOOD. That is not an understatement. I think it's the best fish and chips I've ever had. I hear they have amazing fish tacos, but we weren't there on the right night. I guess they serve those a couple times a week. Service was great, prices seemed on par for Hawaii, drinks were yummy. Also they had... More 

Thank LMilly
Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

I had the grilled hebi sandwich and he had the fried macnut chicken. Starter was the Asian crab cakes. You should know that I'm a crab cake purist (crab and just enough binder to hold it together is all you need) and loved these...great spice, great flavor. My fish was wonderful and his chicken was great too. The ambiance of... More 

Thank ADB42
Traverse City, Michigan
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463 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Tip: Go for lunch instead of paying the dinner rates. Big diff. Had the marlin fish and chips, awesome good, but the slaw and the mayo for the fish were unnecessarily spicy. Crab cakes were good and spicy (as expected). Mediterranean salad was the best. Cranberry bread pudding was just OK, large serving but very skimpy on the sauce. NO... More 

Thank Bill H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Popped in for lunch because it looked a lot nicer than most of the surrounding places and menu had a bit more interest. Ended up both getting the Gorgonzola burger ($13), which was really nice - gorgonzola sauce complementing the onions and burger well. Fresh, well cooked with nice fries on the side that worked really well with vinegar. Waitresses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-2524

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?