Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
The Beach House Restaurant's stunning ocean-front location with spectacular sunsets night after night makes it an iconic destination on Kauai's south shore that has won the prestigious Hale 'Aina Award for "Best Restaurant - Kauai" for 16 years running!

Our philosophy at the Beach House is simple - take some good old-fashioned Hawaiian hospitality, blend it with a Pacific Rim food experience and add an outstanding view to deliver an experience that delights all the senses. Our talented kitchen team makes the most of local ingredients by sourcing our fish directly from Island fisherman and our beef and coffee from neighboring ranches. We incorporate local fruits and vegetables whenever possible, and delight in being able to find new and innovative ways to use the resources that surround us on the Garden Isle. Our breads, buns, and desserts are all made from scratch in house and we proudly feature the works of renowned local artists throughout the restaurant.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wedding was next to our table which was fine. Until we walked to take picture through an “open” not rope off access point to then be “talked to” twice by the restaurant staff working the wedding.
I made the restaurant aware that I was not happy with the approach from the staff at the wedding event. It wasn’t ripe again so no way for us to know.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On vacation and this was a recommendation from friends

It was amazing. Great view, location, service, food everything was perfect

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VL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view at sunset along with great food and professional staff

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and overall atmosphere is amazing! We had Edwin as our server and he took great care of us and even made sure we had the perfect sunset photo before we left! Would 100% recommend the beach house!!

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RG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere and ambiance can't be beat and the food was excellent. I thought the food prices were pretty reasonable for such a nice place in Kauai although the drinks (especially the beer prices) seemed a bit steep. Then again, they were probably in line with prices at some of the other nicer restaurants in the Poipu area.

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DL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alex did a great job helping us celebrate a special event.
I will say that prices were expensive...

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RM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful setting in the outdoor dining section-views to the green hills to the NW and the ocean to the south. Food was excellent as it often is at all of the Merrimans locations.
Just one sour note with the bill. A charge for 2 drinks we never order had been added to the bill when it came back after I had given them my credit card. The original bill was accurate. So it seemed odd to have that extra charge land out of nowhere. I’ll chock it up as an honest mistake. But a good reminder to be scrupulous about checking your bill.

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KW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Edwin, was very friendly! Food was great, ambiance was great.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chose this place for our last night in Kauai. The fish and beef were superb. An excellent watermelon and arugula salad to share. Server was very attentive and clearly explained the menu and made excellent suggestions. Reservations are a must, especially if you want to see the sunset, which tops off a special evening.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Beach House was awesome, as it always is. Edwin is a superb waiter, greeting us like we were old friends, and explaining every part of the menu. We always hope we are seated in his section as he is special and is such a part of the Beach House experience. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Denver
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, such a great restaurant. Staff super pleasant and attentive. Food is amazing and works hard to be a bit unique in the world of pacific island sameness. A tiny bit loud but I would classify as energetic. Highly recommend as go to fine dining location for Kauai.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful sunset and excellent food

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JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful, best meal in Kauai.

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pumpkin raviolis were fantastic my wasabi Ono was moist and delicious and my guest’s chicken was so flavorful and tender we had a wonderful waitress who was so Pleasant and helpful My only suggestion is to have a few different desserts all the desserts are cream pie with one sorbet trio?? We will definitelycomehere again the atmosphere was great the tiki torches at Sunset added a great island flavor

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BC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best views on the south shores of Kaua’i. Was disappointed that there was no photographer available this visit to take our family photo (we visited 3 years ago). Service was great - very friendly staff throughout and very attentive. Great waiter that offered advice/recommendations but still let us feel like we were really making the choice. The Beach House will always be a favorite of ours when we visit. Screaming kids next to us a bit loud and would like the staff to check with that family to help

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GT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great view, but food and drinks were very mediocre. Plenty of other good food options and obviously lots of places on the island where you can get incredible views.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

First, we were seated in the only seat that had the most direct sunlight when we were the first seating for the night. We asked to be moved and we had to stand while the hostess went to ask.
Next, the birds flying in and out are so intrusive. We had some practically land on our table.
And lastly, the food was horrible. We ordered the filet and I have to say, that was no filet. The meat was stringy and fatty. I couldn’t eat it. I felt that the waitress should have inquired why the two of us didn’t eat our steaks nor did we take them home. We each spent $50 on potatoes and 3 stalks of asparagus. Worst. Meal. Ever.

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Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location and the food was excellent. However despite open tables and having a reservation they seated us in the back without a view of the sunset.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible experience. We never got seated for our reservation. Front of desk was rude, and seemed inconvenienced to explain why we weren’t seated 25 min after our reservation time, while all the tables were empty. Overpriced and disappointing.

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The experience was great, only problem was that I had a 5PM reservation and wasn't shown to a table until a half hour later. I do realize there was a wedding about that time but the all the regular staff shouldn't have been involved, in fact I could see they weren't. And the restaurant was relatively empty.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from the valet to our food server. food was fantastic. Cocktails we’re very good. Great atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great evening and sunset dinner! Outstanding!

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1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had made reservations about a week ago indicating we were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary and that we lived in Kalaheo. From the moment we checked in we were super jazzed about them wishing us a happy anniversary.
Our table was great and our waiter Seth was a perfect gentleman with wit and professionalism. Food was awesome and the pace of service was great.
There is a reason this is one of the best places to eat and catch a sunset!

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!

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j
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely a great way to end my birthday celebration....fantastic food, warm & friendly host and brilliant scenery. This place is amazing! We look forward to our next visit.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue, wonderful food and outstanding service.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and terrific food, but the Monkey Pod Mai Tai just steals the show!!

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VC
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Seth was an excellent server this evening for our fabulous anniversary dinner! You could not ask for a more spectacular setting for drinks before dinner and a delicious meal! We both enjoyed a salad and a fresh fish meal! All of it was delicious! Seth was attentive but also gave us our personal space for our romantic dinner! Thank you Seth for a terrific anniversary meal!!

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Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

The waiter ruined our experience. He never once checked on us to see if we wanted more drinks, how the food was, etc. The food was good but the overall experience was not, which was disappointing since it was our 10th anniversary dinner. We also found the place a little too loud to be romantic. We went to Tidepools earlier in the week and had a much better experience there.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The freshness of the ingredients plus the expert recipes created wonderful flavors. We had a salad and two fish dishes that were outstanding. The cocktail was delicious, the restaurant is located on a beautiful beach front. What more can one ask for?

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JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Told our table wasn’t ready at reservation time so “please go out to the lawn, we’ll come get you”. So we go out to the lawn. 20 minutes later I inquire with hostess. “Where were you? We’ve been looking for you.” We were right where they told us to be - they didn’t look that hard. Put us at a table right next to the kitchen entrance and we wait. Food was good when we finally got our salads 1 hour after our reservation. Good thing the wine was good as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was excellent.

I wish the would have stopped trying to take our food away. It felt like they were rushing us through our meal.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Table by the open window...fabulous...get there at least an hour before sunset.

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful setting for dinner at sunset! Book your reservation well in advance. Expensive but very good food and presentation.

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M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food with amazing sunset views.
Our server jay was very interactive and delightful.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Anniversary

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Our waiter wasn’t very attentive, he had a strange vibe and smelled badly of BO. Food was super underwhelming. View is amazing but the rest was underwhelming.

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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here several times and the whole experience has always been fantastic. Everything from the food to the service to the view is incredible. You are never rushed, the staff is always ready to assist with pictures and lets you know when the best pictures should be taken. Make a reservation for the best seats. Come early or parking can be a little difficult, best to use the valet.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Over priced average food. Paying for the view but not worth it. Good for a drink only.

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LR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at the Beach House was a highlight of our Kauai vacation! The oceanfront setting and fun lawn seating were fantastic...we even saw surfers riding the last few waves of the evening before calling it a night and walking by carrying their boards! The interior bar and restaurant were hopping and our food and service were incredible!! The open air concept of the Dining room is perfect for weather here. This is definitely our favorite dining experience on the beautiful island of Kauai!!!!

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