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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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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service in the perfect Kauai type setting. The staff was friendly and th food was great. The ribs were especially awesome. The Grasshopper Pie was great too for the warm day.

1 Thank Jeffrey K
Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way to the lighthouse. Food was very good and affordable for Hawaii. Only drawback was only one bathroom operational at the time of our visit. Otherwise nice atmosphere and easy parking.

Thank dextrip
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were starving after a day of touring around and watching the sunset at the beginning of the Napali coast. The restaurants in Hanalei were packed so we continued on to Kilauea and were thrilled to find seating at the Bistro. The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was excellent.

Thank Tiare A
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always find time to stop at this wonderful little place. Their soups and bakery items are always delicious. Their bakery is outstanding and the prices very reasonable. One of my favorite stops...

Thank PSB93711
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was excellent the second we walked through the door. My 10yrs old loved the rice bowl. The fish sandwich was excellent. Great place for families. Will stop here again

Thank kimdoly622
Anahola, Hawaii
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I wasn't really impressed, but the food was good, just not special. I went for lunch...maybe dinner is better

Thank stacy h
Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to Kauai several times, but this was our first visit to The Bistro in Kilauea. This was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is a ten minute drive from Princeville, parking is easy, and the atmosphere of The Bistro is very nice. The menu has many options from small plates to full meals, and the wine list offers a... More 

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is great, as is the service! My husband and I ended up dining here twice on our most recent Kauai trip! The food was delicious- I loved the braised beef and my husband raved about the lamb lollipop. We shared the chocolate decadence for dessert and would definitely order it again! Overall great experience

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McKinney, Texas
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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very relaxing open air restaurant with good wine selection, attentive staff and creative cooking. A little bit of everything on menu-beer, fish, etc. Enjoyed our last night's dinner a great deal. While we came at end, happy hour pricing and selection worth the trip.

Thank Holeinone53
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have eaten here several times. This is not an especially outstanding retaurant, but has a nice rustic atmospehere and good wait staff. But tonght was a great disappointment. I ordered a Sapphire gin martini. The bartender had dispensed the gin with a medicine dropper. No more than 50 ml. Then when the bill came the martini was $12.50 (about... More 

Thank Clark J

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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, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?