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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

) #7 of 31 Restaurants in Hanalei $$ - $$$ American, ,
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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11 - 20 of 1,329 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go here for the food. It is not worth paying anything for. The drinks are good and the entertainment was very good.

Thank Jarsteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know everyone considers Tahiti Nui to be a fun dive bar, right? Well we held the rehearsal dinner for our wedding at Tahiti Nui's new private dining room, Tahiti Nui Luau. Our destination wedding was for less than 30 guests so everyone was invited...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So. Good. Stopped in for a quick Mai Tai and could have easily stayed for a few more. They are delicious! I will definitely go back again the nest time I'm on the island.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a condo with a kitchen nearby in Princeville, so we did not eat out all that much - but Tahiti Nui was most definitely the best dining experience we ha all week. the famous mai tai was excellent, our family shared the...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karaoke night is a must! There are wonderful local + visitor connections to be made here and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Mercy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good drinks and a nice appetizer menu, but the entrees are really filling so get one or the other. You can sit inside or out front on the porch. Some parking across the street next to a charming cluster of stores. Good sandwiches, try and...More

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is laid back and casual. Live music is good. The vegetables and salads are fresh, organic, locally sourced and well prepared. Unfortunately we all ordered the pork medallions on the recommendation of the waitress and the pork while tender and good temperature was...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Local hang out and must stop for causal food. Local atmosphere and local charm for Hanalei. Good drinks and food.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an after dinner drink. Live music ends at 9pm. Casual. Nice server. Same $5 beer price whether you order PRIMO or Luponic Distortion. $6 wine. $2 soda. Large, laminated menu with lots of fish entrees plus pizza. Full of happy people of...More

Thank Ts_Travel_Adventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When passing through Hanalei one evening, one place stood out more than any other. Crowds of people outside, peering in through the window of what looked like a tiki bar. That evening, we didn't feel like rushing the crowds, so decided to return later in...More

Thank TheForrestGump
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2 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.
21 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.
Ernie G
25 March 2016|
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Response from NewHampshireLovetogo | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a huge Mai tai fan, too sweet but I did drink a couple and visitors told me they were better than the St. Regis.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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