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Postcards Cafe

5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-1191
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Hawaiian, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hanalei struggles during tourist heavy weeks, as this small town has very few good dining options. Postcards has been a staple here for a long time, and they have earned their reputation as a top spot, but it isn't without glitches. It is not inexpensive....More

Thank Volenti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at Postcards. It is a small restaurant (about 15 tables) with the option to sit outside. Our hotel made a reservation for us but somehow they had no record of it. The staff was very friendly and got us a...More

Thank Tourvel_67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice seemingly local restaurant, though the prices of the entrees were exorbitant compared to other more upmarket restaurants on the island. $42 for Mahi Mahi is excessive.

Thank LaurieMeiring
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every few years this place goes into a slump and then over usually a similar period recovers and can be a great place to go. Right now they are down. Not sure why this is, I assume its the chef, but don't know. When they...More

Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Our group of 3 couples had an assortment of dishes, all of which were very good, but absolutely not worth the $42-$48 for each entree ... much more expensive than better restaurants and meals elsewhere on Kauai, but perhaps in line with Hanalei prices ??

Thank docharp
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We ate at Postcards Cafe about 4 years ago and really liked it. The fish was nicely cooked and the selection was more extensive. Now the menu is shorter, which is not a bad thing, but the options for cooking the fish are limited and...More

Thank catgetsdown
Reviewed 13 July 2017

First of all they charge for the bread which we got after dinners were served, should prob tell you we charge for bread,,, The dinners were good and average for market price.. . the food wasn't timed well . Wasn't busy so no reason for...More

Thank Sparkyplus
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This quaint restaurant has outstanding food with daily pasta and seafood specialties. We took out adult daughters there for what turned out to be fine dining while in casual beach clothes. We were entranced and the food was wonderful, each and every dish.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years, but this review will mostly cover our last visit, over the weekend. First of all, you should call ahead for reservations, as they do fill up, at least in the summer when we are...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Walked in without reservations Greater very nice old us had a table inside I initially did not want to stay as it was warm inside So glad we styed best food we had for our 2 week stay. I had the Portobello mushrooms simply amazing...More

Thank WOlf12_11
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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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