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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Murrieta, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a locals type eatery & we found it in Tahiti Nui. The building was built in 1963 is still in original shape. It gives you a nostalgic feeling of old Hawaii. The food is excellent, typically American plus the offer many varieties of pizza. Full bar & entertainment in the evenings. No info on that but... More 

Thank Gullliver123
Tucson, AZ
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As an alternative to traveling south on the island to attend one of the big production luaus, we were considering going to the weekly one at Tahiti Nui. In order to get a feel for the food, service, and atmosphere, we stopped in one afternoon for lunch. Tahiti Nui could be described as a locals' dive bar. And not the... More 

Thank JBTucson
McKinney, Texas
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136 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday at 11:30am. The place is small but only a couple of tables were filled. We were not greeted and felt unwelcome. Decided to sit at the bar because we weren't sure if we should take a table or not. I tried to spark a smile and a few words with the staff but fell... More 

Thank Danny F
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Thanksgiving for dinner because nothing else was open and we had the best food, service, and time ever!!!! Please go! Fun atmosphere, great staff, EXCELLENT food, and great wine selection. Won't be disappointed.

Thank Jacklyn C
Tyler, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at a locals hangout. The food was horrible. Our thanksgiving turkey was served cold with bones. The plate was apparently made prior to us making our order which explains the coldness and presentation. The next day, I was sick the entire day. Wasn't sure if it was the food or a virus but wouldn't... More 

Thank Donnam123
Los Gatos
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to like this historic bar/restaurant. The food was decent and while pleasant our server was super slow...despite a full restaurant she moved super slow...it took us 90 minutes for lunch...we waited and waited and waited for her to take our order, bring our drinks and finally serve our food..she needs to learn how to exert a little effort

Thank 927EricB
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family very much enjoyed the entertainment and food at the lūʻau. Pork was extremely succulent, all other food was very nice. Atmosphere was great with shared tables, would definitely recommend.

Thank Karen G
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible and authentic experience. We all learned more about the beautiful Hawaiian culture. Wallis and his fellow musicians were very talented and the hula dancers were wonderful. Tahiti Nui was worth every penny and we left feeling uplifted and inspired. Mahalo!

Thank kathleen k
Chino Hills, California
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188 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner on a Tuesday night. The place was not evenbusy, but we had to wait an hour for our food. The service was terrible. The people serving hardly smiled at all. We ate our food quickly and left. Don't think we'll be coming back here again.

Thank JEFlippo
laguna beach
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our Hula experience. Thank you Tahiti Nui. It was a wonderful evening. We all enjoyed it- kids and parents.

Thank sonomatravelor

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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
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?