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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • 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 March 2016

Good drinks, food, entertainment. You can get island fare from the Nui's menu, or pizza from Tiki Man. Always a fun time!

Thank Beach_Bunny2
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I've been visiting the northshore of Kauai, especially Hanalei, for many years now, and have always enjoyed the casual atmosphere at the Tahiti Nui. I'm not sure how long it's been there, but seems like I remember it when I visited in the early 80's,...More

Thank HarlanFisherIV
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was a great family experience, from the kids watching the pig being uncovered to the singing and dancing at the end of the evening. Good food, family atmosphere, and Michael Keale performing before the show was wonderful.

1  Thank Jack W
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We had a great night at the Tahiti Nui Luau. Friendly, warm environment with great entertainment and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Travelmarts
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We had a quick lunch on a weekday. Prices are high in Hanalei, all over Kauai, so that colors my rating. The food was OK, the service was OK, if a bit slow. Not bad but nothing to rave about it either.

Thank Stephanie Rainb... B
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We loved the Tahiti Nui. We stopped by after a nice hike and some shopping. We started with just beers on the front porch. It was a beautiful day and we were disappointed that we got moved to the bar if we did not order...More

Thank Denni B
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Stopped in for a drink and a Hawaiian pizza. Both were great as was our waitress. We happened to stop on a day they had music but he showed up almost an hour late. We had two drinks each plus the pizza and the hostess...More

Thank onemoretime
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This place is just low-key fun. We went here twice on our stay we loved it so much. Fun servers, great pizza, music and the BEST mai- tai's.

Thank amrtravel
Reviewed 28 February 2016

As far as a local Hanalei bar experience, I don't think it gets more local or authentic than this. It's not even a question of the decor or service, it is just a institution that caters to laid back folks with fun and good times...More

Thank Travelbug1155
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Tahiti Nui is an experience. One you should have a least one time. I am not a "bar scene" type of person, how ever, do not miss this experience. We love going earlier in the evening, around 5:30 / 6pm. It gets very busy...More

Thank 888lizil
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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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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