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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
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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

I saw this place in the film The Descendants and like many visitors I went to the Tahiti Nui because of the the film. I was´t sure what to expect but I really loved the place. The decor is authentic tiki. There was a nice...More

Thank Christian A C
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Loved our visit to Tahiti Nui in Hanalei, local relaxed atmosphere and live Hawaiian entertainment along with delicious salads and fresh ahi made for a great evening ... excellent mai tais and sitting on the porch of this little venue made the whole event awesome....More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Great family run place. Was our last night in Hawaii and we really enjoyed the show and sitting family style with other tourists and meeting people from around the country. Mai Tais were tasty and flowed generously during the free drinks hour from 5 to...More

Thank Bernice G
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This place is always popping. Live music every night, this is the place to go for a good lively time. If you're looking for an amazing meal, go down the road. I actually couldn't get into the main dining room and was pointed to the...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We had been told about Tahiti Nui by a few people at our hotel, but ended up here because it was the closest restaurant when the rain hit while we were shopping. We couldn't have planned it better. We sat on the (covered) deck, enjoyed...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We stumbled onto this spot after making a last minute reservation to stay on the north side of the island, and being tapped out of a few of the usual spots people hit up in the area, and were genuinely surprised. We walked up, on...More

Thank tombiro
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Was looking for a good pizza joint and found it with Tahiti Nui... The patrons were very friendly, staff was nice, and the Mai Tai's were fantastic!! Stop in for a beverage and grab a Pizza to go!! Delicious!!

Thank SalsaTimoteo
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Sad to say that this was our worst dining experience on Kauai (if not the worst customer service from the manager we have ever received). After a very long wait for the pizza (restaurant wasn't overly busy) we needed to get our pizza to go....More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Sure like everyone else we went to the Tahiti Nui bar because of the movie The Descendents, but it was so much better than we expected. For one, it was real with locals and visitors mixing easily; two, the pod was good with the best...More

Thank jdkegel
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Good pizza, salads, hamburger. Drinks, nice service. Comfortable. Enjoyed lunch with the family here.

Thank Pat N
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Aloha, was the luau held here? Is this done weekly? were there dancers?
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.
Did you arrange to go there ahead of time or just kind of fall into it? Thanks!
22 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
how are the mai tai's
26 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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