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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went in today March 4 2017 for a hamburger and a fish burger. It took along time to come and when it did both our fries were stone cold. Then my husband discovered that his hamburger was raw in the middle. All was brought to the attention of our server. The fries were replaced and delivered... More 

2 Thank NavanRob
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived before the lunch rush, after reading some reviews. We had the pork sandwich which was good. The fries were not very hot but we enjoyed them nonetheless. The atmosphere is nice, just like the movie.

Thank Jim H
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. The pork was unreal. The pizza is great, but you have to like it slightly charred. Fun atmosphere too.

Thank Jessie S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Tahiti Nui 3 times now, everyone tells me it's good so I honestly tried. The band was playing so loud we couldn't talk at the table. The waitress was so busy that we couldn't sit at open table even to wait because it stresses her out. Once we did get seats we tried ordering 5 different... More 

2 Thank Abbazabba24
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we stayed in Princeville, we explored Hanalei and its many surrounding areas (January 2017). We were very pleasantly surprised that it was not a hustling and bustling tourist area, but rather it had the ambiance of a small Caribbean Island. We went to Tahiti Nui restaurant (and bar) after seeing it in the movie "The Descendants", hoping to experience... More 

Thank Marcel D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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463 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the feel of a local bar Hawaiian Style. The waiter was very friendly. We stopped for lunch and went with the Hawaiian pizza which was pretty decent and not outrageously expensive. The place is made of plywood covered in thatch. The walls are covered with photos of people famous and not that have dined there. The bar... More 

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Manhattan Beach, California
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been many years since dining at this restaurant so we decided to stop for lunch. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich which she liked and I had the Cheeseburger which was good. However it would have been better if served with fresh lettuce instead of the small wilted piece that came on my burger. I would have... More 

1 Thank Alan661
ElDorado Hills, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Women were greeted with fresh flower lei. Had good entertainment from the moment we entered dining room until the very end. Roasted pig in ground. Observed the guys taking pig out of ground, put on table, then gave samples of meat. Unlimited Mai Tais which were good. Food was tasty and plentiful. Disappointed served on disposable plates. Show and dancers... More 

Thank Carol G
Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just meh. Entertainment was a guy with a guitar. Drinks were bottom shelf liquor. Food was decent, but nothing that I couldn't duplicate. We paid a lot, and we didn't get that much.

Thank el_duderino326
Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the luau at Tahiti Nui Restaurant and were not impressed. They packed us in to the point that you could not move at your table. We were last to get our food and there was not much on the plate so we thought we could get seconds but they broke down the buffet as soon as we ate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?