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Hanalei Cafe

5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1999
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Stopped here for a late dinner. Most of the people in our group ordered some sort of pasta dish which were very good. I did have a burger which was a bit under cooked for my liking. Overall the prices are decent and the portions...More

Thank nickjesspetritz
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by Hanalei Cafe for lunch. I had a burger and my wife had the ginger chicken sandwich. Both were very good. Located in an old school house next to the "Girls" restroom. Recommend.

1  Thank BJVB
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Indoor or outdoor seating, nice little bar with the best Mai Tai's! I had a bacon avacado burger, my friend had a Marlin fish burger, they were so good! With homemade coleslaw made with a wasabi sauce that was to die for! Very friendly, staff,...More

1  Thank travelingrandma975
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special here. Had a fish sandwich which as good. A couple televisions for sports games and a sit down bar. Just your average cafe in town.

Thank Mrk303
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Food was excellent and loved the live music. The place was packed and a waiting line. We knew we chose the right place. Restaurant is in an school!

Thank SissySue2015
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Both tourist and locals frequent this cafe in Hanalei. We had burgers and the ginger chicken and both were good. Decent sized portions, friendly service and good value. We were there for dinner and it is noisy, not easy to have a conversation. Would definitely...More

Thank DebPLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We had the best steak, coconut shrimp, and burgers here! The service was fast and fantastic, especially after a long day of hiking to the Hanakapia Falls. They had excellent entertainment with live music and hula dancing! It was laid back for those of us...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I had two great meals here while on vacation. The first was a very delightful sandwich during lunch, and the second was an unforgettable bell pepper chicken alfredo dish during our last night on the island.

Thank RoniShaner
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The Cafe is in the old Hanalei School building. Don't let the appearance deter you from going to this restaurant. It has small tables and a regular crowd at the bar, a bit noisy, but worth the experience. Parking is limited, walk if you can,...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This restaurant is located in an old school house and is very quaint. The specials are written on the wall on the schools blackboard. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked fantastic and what our table ordered Fish and Chips, Chowder, and a Rueben...More

Thank dsands
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September 16, 2018|
Response from BJVB | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about Hanalei Cafe's fish taco night, but I do recall that The Hanalei Gourmet has a fish taco night on Thursdays. Best to call the restaurant to confirm.
Sandy S
January 20, 2016|
Response from NewHampshireLovetogo | Reviewed this property |
That's too bad, I don't know the artist(s) but email or call the cafe. Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1999
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