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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here on Feb 12 2017. Very authentic place . Not the most clean and a bit run down. Washrooms were not very clean at all. The food was hit and miss. I had the Cobb salad and it was delicious. My husband had the cheese burger and asked for it to be well done and it was... More 

Thank Nancy O
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there many Monday nights to hear Michael Keale (1st cousin to Iz) from 6-8 pm for free. Pizza is the best and other dinners are great too. The atmosphere is very country bar casual.

Thank seagoddess75
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family for a dinner. And we were warned ... atmosphere was local and cosy. Menu was ok mainly pizza which we had and all around the table seemed to enjoy Live music was good and Hawaiian theme Problem was when waiting for the taxi, which took ages, a fight at the bar ensued leaving us and the staff... More 

Thank X7325MDrichardb
Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must go. The food, the atmosphere, the music! The Mai Tai and fresh fish is always a good bet. The band that plays Thursday's...Daryl and...?...are great. Can't say enough about this place we go every trip to Kauai.

Thank MegScatbert
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no luau, no restaurant that is as Ohana (family) as Tahiti Nui. Mitsu and Vicky Yokotake are the most loving hosts. The Mai tais were abundant, the music as played by Mitsu so beautiful I wanted it to go on forever. Because this is a relaxed, comfortable place, we went to the banana and ti leaf covered pit... More 

Thank marjieP
Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, 11 year old son and I did their Wednesday night Luau which was fun. I liked the smaller intimate setting (about 70 guests), all you can drink Mai Tais, and the fabulous show. The seating is tight and food only fair but I would definitely recommend it if you are staying on the north shore and don't want... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you know and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Hanalei, then you'll feel right at home at Tahiti Nui. They're probably best known for their pizzas, which are really good, but the salads and macadamia nut-crusted chichen are also great. The charm of the restaurant includes its history and the live music with the occasional hula dancer.

Thank Scott C
Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this place during our stay in Princeville. Honestly i wasn't impressed. My husband ordered the special pizza but it was cold ( re-heated), burned, not very tasty. The other courses were average also.

Thank NicoSP14
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was fun to stop in and see where part of Clooney movie was filmed. It is convenient location. Beer selection is decent. We had a bar pie. Funniest part was when a regular came over to talk to us through the window (we were seated outside on the lanai) and ended up asking if we were going to finish the... More 

Thank boog89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like Disneyfication of Hawaii, but this luau is the real deal. Family luau, with seeing the pig roast, eating great family food, and dancing and music that feels authentic and well paced. Great mai tais, well worth the money.

Thank kubatana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?