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Hanalei Gourmet

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5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-2524
08:00 - 22:30
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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218 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drinks were not good, food was less than mediocre.they waited until we ordered to tell us what we were out of then expected us to make a snap decision about an alternative. The wait staff found more time to sit down and talk with friends than attend to customers. Very unwelcoming

Thank 196LindaC
Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to Hanalei we pass by the Hanalei Gourmet and it's always packed. This time we were early enough to get a seat. I ordered the special (Philly Cheese Steak) based on the recommendation of the server. It was dry and tasteless. My dining companion ordered a tuna sandwich. The bread was dry. Service was good, albeit... More 

Thank Trippy_TT
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a long day on the beach and wanted a simple dinner before heading home. Their burgers were recommended by a couple of locals. It was an excellent burger and to our enjoyment, there was live music. A acoustic duo some classic songs from the 90s as we ate. I could not be more impressed with their voices. The... More 

Thank Christine L
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here twice for lunch -- it was so good the first time that we went back. I had a fish sandwich both times - grilled local fish (no ubiquitous Ahi), and fries that were so fresh they must have just been made. They made the best daiquiri I have ever had -- it was fresh (not a pre-made... More 

Thank Lisa D
Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a lot of different places on the island and this was one of the best places we ate at, and for a fraction of the price of some of the others. We had fish and chips and smoothies. Very delicious, great service and great price. Can't beat it for a quick spot to stop.

Thank Randy S
Brisbane, Australia
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a late lunch on the way to the dry cave. The staff were very friendly and cautioned that alcohol cannot be served on the balcony. The waitress was happy to explain the Hawian words on the menu. I left very satisfied after sharing a cup of Corn Chowder, and an entree serve of Crab Cakes.

Thank Lou B
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for dinner, and we enjoyed the food/atmosphere. We had the crab cakes as an appetizer and I had the fish tacos and she had the shrimp pasta. We really liked it all. We heard there is live music but we were there on the wrong night. If that is something that you like, look... More 

Thank Nick_Bonarek
Iqaluit, Canada
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hidden gem in hanalei. We went there our second day and fell in love with the fresh food, generous helpings and friendly staff. We went back another day driving all the way fro Kapaa just for lunch. Well worth the drive for the scenery and excellent fresh food, definitely a must see!

Thank Dirk D
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place between Princeville and Hanalei, we ate there multiple times for both lunch and dinner. Food is always good and consistent. Friendly staff and you know it is good when the locals go there and are friendly as well. Fish of the day is always great. Went for Saint Patricks Day and the corn beef was... More 

Thank Traveler-fun23
Chicago, IL
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish and chips in colorful casual setting. Fish is fresh catch of day. I've had marlin and wahoo fish and chips here, both among best this 53 year old has ever had. This is a fun casual spot and lots of other appealing menu items too though they have me sold on their fish and chips.

Thank DanChicago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #5, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-2524

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