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Postcards Cafe

5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-1191
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fritters” (24 reviews)
“lobster tail” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is kind of a good news, bad news story. First the good. The bread basket and herbed butter to start the meal was amazing. We then shared the large appetizer sampler, which was also very good. We finished by sharing the lobster entrée, which...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The term "cafe" is rather misleading, as this is the most expensive restaurant around. The interior is nothing special, and neither are the dishes. I am still wondering how they can charge so much for pasta with minimal shrimp. This is a love it or...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here once & enjoyed it. Fresh food, quaint environment. Not a bad food/value experience. We would go again.

Thank bscanlin1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw excellent reviews and they were right! Great atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. Will go back the next time we're there.

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps this place was a great spot at one point in time but that’s not the case anymore. We went for dinner, swayed by numerous reviews, only to experience rushed and indifferent service and mediocre appetizers and fish entrees. Our meals were average but the...More

Thank LakesiderToronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Postcards 3 years ago and were greatly impressed with the food and service. (They made a small error in service and comped one of our dinners!) Our server seemed kind of frantic all night. Tonight there were several issues with the service with...More

Thank CalifTravelerOne
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Our first dinner at this restaurant. We shared the portobello mushroom starter. Absolutely terrific. We also enjoyed the night's special, snapper with scallops. Perfectly cooked and with a delicious sauce. Our server, Jolene, was most friendly and attentive. The website would lead you to believe...More

Thank bluto011
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This was the first meal my wife and I had when we came on our trip and it was everything hawaii should be. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and chill music, and some insanely good Fish! I had the wasabi crusted ahi, which had an amazing...More

Thank benjamin S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We all felt that the food was delicious, and flavourful. The service was good, and our server was knowledgeable about the wines. Fun items; with a Hawaiian theme. Note well: This is mostly vegetarian, with some seafood options (but no meat entrees). - Too full...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Small intimate cafe just as you enter Hanalei. Limited seating and limited menu means call ahead. Just beer and wine available (no hard liquor) but nice selection on wines by glass or bottle. Menu had two types of fish, prepared two ways plus two vegetarian...More

Thank Retiredhokie
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David W
12 March 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Yes we understand they they take reservations. We didn't have cocktails so not sure if available however they have a good wine list
3 January 2015|
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Response from Dean B | Reviewed this property |
My wife Is gluten free and vegetarian, so she had The Sombrero dish.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1191
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