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“No wonder no one from the outside goes”

Naupaka Terrace Restaurant
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Ranked #35 of 125 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Located in the Kauai Beach Resort
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We’re staying at the Kaua’i beach resort so after a particularly long day we opted to stay “in” for dinner instead of going back off-property. Mistake. I mean not terrible but very basic stuff for pretty expensive prices. I had a salad and my husband had the fish sandwich. Two cocktails and we were shelling out $65 for a mediocre dinner. Wish I could get that one back. Good thing we did that early in our trip. Now we muster the energy to go off property...no matter what.

Thank Eahumphries
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This was the worst experience my husband and I had at a restaurant... probably EVER! And we go out to eat A LOT!
Today is Thanksgiving and we made a reservation for 7pm. We get there about 6:50p and they can’t find our reservation. But they seated us anyways, which we appreciated. The server, Kewelani (we think) took a little longer than we were used to but we figured it’s a holiday and they were probably swamped (although it didn’t look like it, had lots of open seats). Finally when she came, she basically took our order (no explanation of specials- since it was Thanksgiving and they did have a “modified” menu- but that’s ok too. We basically just wanted to enjoy our last night’s meal in Kauai). We ordered the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. The food was served very quickly but our food was cold. Not warm(definitely not hot) but cold like room temp. We notified the server and she took both of our plates back. She came back about 5 min later. She brought back the same plates(I know because I took few bites of my turkey and had s little bit of cranberry sauce still on it). She didn’t wait, just dropped them off and off she went. We took bites into our food and no change. They were still cold. What did the cooks do? Probably nothing... and I’m hoping they didn’t spit in our food now. We wanted to say something but the server Kewelani was no where to be found. So we ate our turkey dinner cold. The server finally came back around but NEVER did she stop at our table to see if things are ok... she stopped at the tables next to us, across from us, across from the table next to us, and the table diagonal from us. But she completely skipped our table until the end. So when we told her that we ate our food cold, her response was “oh I’m sorry. I’m pretty sure I saw the cook put fresh food on the plates”. REALLY?!?!? You brought back the plate that had bites taken with cranberry sauce on the meat to me! Then she had the nerve to ask if we wanted to get dessert! NO WE DON’T! We wanted to get the heck out! This WAS the worst meal we’ve ever had and the worst service we’ve ever had! We spoke to the Manager of the restaurant Will after... hope he can do some training to improve. Until then, I don’t recommend this place EVER!!!

1  Thank Harumi H
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stayed at the hotel and the dinner menu was very limited. Although the view and the service were first class the lamb hamburger was very average and overpriced.

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was here for dinner and breakfast and the dinner selection needs more items.The breakfast was okay special order was longer time wait. If you eat here for breakfast get the Buffet' better selection.Manager 'Will' was very good with customer service.Over all with the Nooks' and Kinks..Need to be worked out and dinner selection menu needs more things other than trying to use High end restaurant Language when the place is not on that scale..Keep it simple and more selection and you are in the ball game.

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Thank Bertram C
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Naupaka. We sat outside with a beautiful view of the garden and pool area of the resort. Our waiter Everett was very welcoming and attentive to us. The menu had a nice selection of seafood or other options. We will definitely come back again.

Thank Lynn R
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