We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Postcards Cafe

5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-1191
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fritters” (24 reviews)
“lobster tail” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (696)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 690 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Kauai
Hanalei Bay Resort
1,880 reviews
1.70 km away
St. Regis Princeville Resort
2,975 reviews
1.89 km away
Castle at Princeville
26 reviews
2.37 km away
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
2,080 reviews
3.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pink's Creamery
524 reviews
.29 km away
Jo Jo's
308 reviews
.40 km away
Wishing Well Shave Ice
251 reviews
.06 km away
Hanalei Taro & Juice Company
246 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hanalei Beach
1,530 reviews
1.01 km away
Hanalei Pier
519 reviews
1.09 km away
Hanalei Bay
389 reviews
.71 km away
Art and Soul Gallery
10 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
David W
12 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 16 answers
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
0
Votes
sealbeachtraveler
3 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Dean B | Reviewed this property |
My wife Is gluten free and vegetarian, so she had The Sombrero dish.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
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
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing