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The Bistro

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Kong Lung Village Center, 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 (Formerly Lighthouse Bistro)
+1 808-828-0480
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here on the way to the lighthouse. Food was very good and affordable for Hawaii. Only drawback was only one bathroom operational at the time of our visit. Otherwise nice atmosphere and easy parking.

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San Diego, California
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were starving after a day of touring around and watching the sunset at the beginning of the Napali coast. The restaurants in Hanalei were packed so we continued on to Kilauea and were thrilled to find seating at the Bistro. The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was excellent.

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Thank Tiare A
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always find time to stop at this wonderful little place. Their soups and bakery items are always delicious. Their bakery is outstanding and the prices very reasonable. One of my favorite stops...

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was excellent the second we walked through the door. My 10yrs old loved the rice bowl. The fish sandwich was excellent. Great place for families. Will stop here again

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Anahola, Hawaii
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I wasn't really impressed, but the food was good, just not special. I went for lunch...maybe dinner is better

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to Kauai several times, but this was our first visit to The Bistro in Kilauea. This was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is a ten minute drive from Princeville, parking is easy, and the atmosphere of The Bistro is very nice. The menu has many options from small plates to full meals, and the wine list offers a... More 

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Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is great, as is the service! My husband and I ended up dining here twice on our most recent Kauai trip! The food was delicious- I loved the braised beef and my husband raved about the lamb lollipop. We shared the chocolate decadence for dessert and would definitely order it again! Overall great experience

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McKinney, Texas
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222 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very relaxing open air restaurant with good wine selection, attentive staff and creative cooking. A little bit of everything on menu-beer, fish, etc. Enjoyed our last night's dinner a great deal. While we came at end, happy hour pricing and selection worth the trip.

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Waunakee
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have eaten here several times. This is not an especially outstanding retaurant, but has a nice rustic atmospehere and good wait staff. But tonght was a great disappointment. I ordered a Sapphire gin martini. The bartender had dispensed the gin with a medicine dropper. No more than 50 ml. Then when the bill came the martini was $12.50 (about... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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320 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The restaurant had our reservation and gave us a nice table in the middle of the busy tables. We had the Caesar and the beet salads - both were very good. We then had the small plates (not small) of ginger shrimp and braised beef. Both were perfectly cooked and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kong Lung Village Center, 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 (Formerly Lighthouse Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kilauea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-828-0480
Description
Bistro: A small restaurant serving moderately priced meals in a modest setting.At the Bistro our goal is to serve fresh,local,and great tasting food, while trying to minimize our environmental impact. Please enjoy yourself in our modest bistro,and be assured that we put faith in taking time to enjoy food,drink,and life.

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