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Ilima Terrace Restaurant

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1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon 06:00 - 05:59
Tue - Sun 06:00 - 14:00
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Arlington, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We treated ourselves twice to this buffet (they also had menus) during our stay because I just love a good breakfast buffet. This one was wonderful! Lots of options from traditional to more Hawaiin await. It is around $75 for two people, but we are on vacation, so there you go!

Thank cindy n
San Francisco
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great buffet with many choices, lots of fresh fruit, great pastries and a cook-to-order omelet chef. Staff was INCREDIBLY friendly and helpful, all locals with great travel tips for the area.

Thank J-Cecil
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best tip of all: Use a travel agent in the Virtuoso group to book your stay- If you stay 5 nights you get the breakfast buffet for free. This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch only. It's a big room and if you go early you can sit at a table that is partly outside where you can... More 

Thank Ralph S
Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if it was a bad day or what. But, service was horrible. The wait between every phase of being waited upon ( menu delivery... water...bread... taking of order) was agony. I seriously thought at one point our waiter's shift had ended and he had gone home it took so long to get a glass of wine. But,... More 

Thank Colon_queen
Brantford, Canada
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cold buffet is great if you love fresh local fruit. Got my fill of that every morning. They serve their own blend of Hyatt Starbucks Kona coffee -- and it's superb.

Thank Marsha S
Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay this is where we ate breakfast most of the time. The view is amazing, buffet and service excellent. As is true for most resorts, though, the breakfast buffet is pricey and the menu options add up leaving no choice but the buffet.

Thank Pam M
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

A good restaurant with an excellent breakfast buffet selection.It was located on the premises of the Grand Hyatt where i was staying.

Thank A R
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Highly worth every penny for their amazing eats! Any type of eater will be able to find something there. Claire is a wonderful, fun waitress if you can get in her section.

Thank Jacklyn C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great Thanksgiving buffet with traditional food (turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, etc.) and Hawaiian favorites. Sat outside overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Hyatt. It was a great way to spend Thanksgiving.

Thank Stuart M
Leuven, Belgium
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371 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great selectin of hot and cold. Very good eggs station ( hint: take some smoked salmon to go with an omelette, instead of bacon and sausage...). Service is quite erratic though, with staff rather slow to clear tables ... resulting in quite long waiting lines at peak breakfast time.

Thank Travel_Jan95

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 05:59
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI
  • Public Transportation: Kauai Bus stops at the Hyatt.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-240-6456
Surrounded by tropical gardens, waterfalls and koi fish ponds, this open-air restaurant is a family favorite for breakfast and lunch, featuring both a la carte menus and a sumptuous breakfast buffet with freshly made omelets and pastries. Lunch menus feature fresh salads, sandwiches, heart-healthy selections and more. Offering breakfast and lunch daily.

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