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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We found that this restaurant had an excellent luau experience. The hula dancing and also fire dancing was fantastic. The roast pig was tasty and the “unwrapping” of the buried pig was cool. The staff was very friendly.

Thank dancestop
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tahiti Nui is a famed local spot, immortalized in the film The Descendants, and renowned for its authentic luau. After decades of wondering, we went to the luau. It was a lot of fun, very warm and intimate, with entertainmentt that one would expect at...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here for the first time and was very happy. Friendly staff and great food! Make sure to try the Mai Tai!

Thank terris520
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned on checking out Tahiti Nui when we came to Kauai. On a leisurely drive on the island on our first day we passed it so we had to stop. Friendly service, chatted with locals, and the best mai tais on the island. Plan on...More

Thank jdh7931
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant and bar with a local feel and the best Mai Tai in Kauai. The place is small and casual with a bar and several tables. We had lunch and it was tasty.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch when in Hanalei one day. We found the service a little slow but friendly. The burgers were really good. The pizzas were great. The home made limemade was amazing. I would eat there again.

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music pretty much daily! Locals at the bar and tourists throughout! We usually order pizza from Tikiman in the back, but have also had great food from their menu! Pricey, but you can expect that anywhere on the North Shore!

Thank Marc V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great entertainment.....good food. Very authentic. Better than the luaus at the resorts. Better value.

Thank cathy g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Funky little bar with fantastic mai tais. Would definitely recommend it especially at happy hour prices!

Thank SDBMWLover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in at Tahiti Nui with my husband when we spent the day visiting Kauai on our cruise. Drove here ourselves and enjoyed our visit but despite its bohemian charm service and drinks need to be improved. My margarita left me a bit underwhelmed but...More

Thank Julie K
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Questions & Answers
11 October 2017|
Response from becks5353 |
Tapu and tapu Jr
3 August 2016|
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Response from PapaDave555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yes, and yes. The details and a link to make reservations are on their website.
22 July 2016|
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Response from HVB | Reviewed this property |
Just go anytime! No need to reserve except for the Luau. I think you need a reservation for that. If you want a great seat for live music maybe get there a little earlier. It's a fun place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6277
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