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Wailua Marina Restaurant

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5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI
+1 808-822-4311
11:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 20:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Another bad selection for YMT tour stop for lunch. Menu was set for us, since we had to pay I'm still confused on why the set menu. The food was mediocre, I would have been fine just eating snacks. The standard menu had more selections but I doubt that the quality was any better. It's time for a make-over!

Thank Kim B
Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

In Kauai you can visit the "high priced" restaurants near Poipou or you can dine on the river for reasonable prices. This restaurant is by no means fancy, just good basic food. You will find many locals visiting. They have a small salad bar which is very adequate. People are friendly without being annoying. We make it a point to... More 

1 Thank Dukesdorg
Kapaa, Hawaii
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Prices went up, staff don't even talk. Only one guy that took our order spoke. Terrible service. Food are small portion. So 10 min into my dinner found a piece of grill brush on my chicken that had been grilled. So I did not enjoy that. My opinion the place needs to be renovated the workers need to be trained... More 

Thank Jentai893
New Port Richey, Florida
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Okay, it's not the Waldorf. And the last few times I was there they lost their liquor license and we had to bring out own bottle, which, in the end is less expensive if more trouble. However, you can sit by the river and watch the boats on the way to and from the grotto. And the ground steak platter,... More 

Thank rk1948
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Our local friends took us here in 1978. It's on our list whenever we visit Kauai. A place of memories back from the 1970's. We even get the same servers we have had in the past 36 years! Teriyaki is the best!! Macadamia cream pie is to die for!!

Thank marymartha8
Chandler, Arizona
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

This restaurant has been here for at least 25 years. We have been eating here for over 20. It is just a shell of it's former self but we still enjoy it. Overlooking the Wailua River, it reminds us of old Hawaii. They do not serve alcohol but there is no charge for bringing your own wine or beer. Menu... More 

1 Thank Golf-Pops
Wilmette, Illinois
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265 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We enjoyed the view along the river and watched water skiers as we dined on the patio. It was a lovely scene. The chicken teriyaki, the teriyaki ribs and the mahi mahi were quite good. The salad bar was fresh and plentiful. This is an great place to dine. We return here yearly and the food is not expensive and... More 

Thank nurabbit
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Not a very busy place. The view is gorgeous. The salad bar was not well stocked with variety. I ordered grilled chicken. The waiter said they were out so I ordered grilled mahi. Generous portion and cooked just right. Not a bad place. Could be great with a few tweaks.

1 Thank Pasco2
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Location was great and the patio was spacious and had a good view of the river. I came for lunch and was 1 of 3 people in this large restuarant. I had the stuffed pork chop off the dinner menu. I found the salad soggy and old (likely from a bag). Likewise, I don't think there was anything fresh in... More 

Thank bryan s
Tucson, AZ
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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

We sat on the patio with a nice view of the river. The servers were attentive, but the food was not great. Basic bland salad bar with watery lettuce, Entrees were below average. Too bad because the service and view were good.

1 Thank TucsonGal47

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-4311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?