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The Bistro

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Kong Lung Village Center, 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 (Formerly Lighthouse Bistro)
+1 808-828-0480
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here with another couple after spending the day doing the north shore tour of Kauai. Tired and looking for a celebratory dinner. We didn't have a reservation and they were booked full, but the hostess was kind enough to find a table for us. We ordered the lamb lollipops with polenta, goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto, prawns in... More 

Thank Press-on-regardless
Kauai, Hawaii
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here our last night here. Some of the food was good but some wasn't. The streak was cooked to long and the sweet potatoes was hard. The chicken breast was good.

Thank wgcarr0710
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87 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A small restaurant with reasonably priced food. This was a delicious experience. From the beet salad to the kale salad to the purple sweet potato fries. Great service. We'll be back.

Thank Tom D
Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This looked like a really nice place to have a memorable dinner. However, the noise level was so awful that it was hard to enjoy the food. And the food was very good, so that environment was a shame. Service was sketchy, maybe because it was a full house without enough servers. All in all not a place I'd go... More 

Thank IdahoRambler
Monterey, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar and restaurant is open and airy with a relatively interesting menu. My favorite pet peeve happened, the waiter was so proud of himself for not writing anything down, but of course he messed up the order.

Thank Terry-Jolly
Weyburn, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and price reasonable for the size of meal! Very neat, clean, quaint place with very personable staff! Would recommend to anyone!

Thank Corrine E
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Inside dining with roll up walls. Instant host, cheerful server and knowledge manager Dooley made this dining experience more than just great. Our specialty drinks were oh so tasty, the pupus just the right proportions, and the dinner, well I can't say enough. Need help in selecting the right wine to compliment the dinner? Just ask... More 

Thank cbs1947
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Kauai 3 times, each time we make it a point to make it to The Bistro, and definitely will in the future. Our first visit was about 6 years ago, and things have really changed. At that time it didn't appear to be really busy, but now if you can get in without a reservation consider yourself... More 

Thank kcronk
Chicago, Illinois
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245 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Kilauea Lighthouse in Kilauea and this restaurant is right on the way, only seven muntes from the lighthouse. We wanted to try Kauai beef and they had a Kauai beef burger that was very good. The service was very good.

Thank Don C
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located nearby the Kilauea lighthouse. The lunch choices included salads and sandwiches but oh my is this not your average place. Homemade teriyaki sauce with fresh pineapple and locally sourced beef made for the best burger I have had north of Kapa'a. Even the fries were hot, crunchy with a great flavor. If you find yourself hungry at the lighthouse... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kong Lung Village Center, 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754 (Formerly Lighthouse Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kilauea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-828-0480
Bistro: A small restaurant serving moderately priced meals in a modest setting.At the Bistro our goal is to serve fresh,local,and great tasting food, while trying to minimize our environmental impact. Please enjoy yourself in our modest bistro,and be assured that we put faith in taking time to enjoy food,drink,and life.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?