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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
+1 808-240-6456
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Poipu we have dinner on the terrace. Often more than once. The setting, the servers and the menu selections are all first rate and best of all I can wear shorts. Nice shorts but still shorts. Try and get a table in...More

Thank gcw_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a hard time deciding whether this or Tidepools is better. I think the food at Dondero's probably edges out Tidepools, but definitely the ambiance is better at Tidepools. Dondero's is a typical indoor restaurant. Comfy chairs, great servers, and amazing food (Tidepools has...More

Thank Scriber13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started out with Peppered Beef Carpaccio and the Caprese salad made with fresh burrata and heirloom tomatoes. Both were absolutely divine. Four delicious dishes followed: Atlantic lobster and crab, Scallop and squid ink pasta, Chicken scaloppini and Veal Parmesan. Each one came to the table...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We've been here before, and enjoy the great views. They have outdoor seating or seating by open windows. The food is wonderful along with the service. Located in the Hyatt regency hotel as is Tidepools

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Highly recommended for its great menu and service. Very pleasant surrounds with comfy seating. Nice view too!

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We found the staff to be some of the most friendly and helpful of many we have encountered but unfortunately that’s about it. We expected some quiet Italian music being played but found lobby music instead. The food was in all honesty, just so so...More

Thank MichiganYooper2013
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Located in the Grand Hyatt The hotel has a beautiful lobby / atrium. And at least three diner dining options including Dondero’s . Hostess was nice. Waiter was Minimally available food was disappointing. I had the gnocchi. Bland bland bland. Could not recommend this dish....More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our friends chose Dondero's at the Grand Hyatt to take us to dinner as the best restaurant on the island. We were not disappointed. Our seafood dishes were very good. The vegan in our group was able to have the chef prepare a special dish,...More

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Of all the restaurants we ate at while in Kauai, this was our least favorite. It wasn't that the food was bad or the staff wasn't great, it just wasn't what we were looking for in Kauai. Living in the NYC area, it's also hard...More

Thank CBSciarra
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I think this is the best restaurant on the island. The food is fresh and beautifully prepared. The hostess and wait staff are awesome. Expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$42
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighbourhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-240-6456
  • E-mail
Dondero’s, will satisfy your soul as well as your appetite. Combining elegant ambiance with stellar service makes this a dining favorite for those with discriminating taste. The menu features Italian classics with a fresh twist including a large selection of appetizers, homemade pastas, risotto, fresh fish and beef specialties. This delicious Italian cuisine is carefully paired with wines from all over the world. Delectable desserts and a cappuccino or port round out the repast.
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