Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

4.6
3934 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Past its prime. Scenery is beautiful but food is overpriced. Limited selections, especially appetizers and deserts. Limited gluten free options.

SK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The view is excellent, especially at sunset. Food is mediocre and overpriced. It's a cash cow. That's not necessarily bad, but it feels that way which is a pity. Bread came with main course instead of before starter. I had a curry fish stew. The spoon came half way eating my dish because they were out of clean spoons. We've had dinner here last year and this year. Same kind of experience both times. But the stunning view still makes it worthwhile to have dinner there.

s
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The location is absolutely beautiful! We went around sunset and it was definitely worth the views. Everyone's food was amazing, except for my pork loin. So as long as you order something else, you'll love it. Our server forgot to bring the bread and we had to ask a couple times. But we'd still go back

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

50th Wedding Anniversary for a family member. The location is outstanding; however, the menu is very limited and overpriced.

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

Amazing. The food was truly incomparable. However, I assumed making a week in advance reservation would ensure me a good table, but we were seated probably in one of the least preferred spots on the side porch. For exceptional dining, atmosphere is everything especially for a reserved table for 2. The service was fantastic and the food was divine. Other than lame seating it was great!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My moms birthday

KR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

I was so excited about coming back to The Beach House for dinner since our first experience there was amazing. Boy was I disappointed. cold potatoes and our filet mignon was flavorless. Wont ever eat there again. I knew it had to be new ownership and I was right. what a huge let down

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was the perfect setting for celebrating our 16th anniversary! Food was fantastic. Book a table for sunset and ask for Edwin for fantastic service!

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

Favorite restaurant on the island. We’ve both proposed to each other here and eat here every time we visit the island. 💜

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. There was a lack of vegan options and it was hard to see due to sun.

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

Great scenery with amazing food. The service was fantastic, did not feel rushed out the door like many other popular spots

RE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Vegetarian plate was un edible. Greasy and too salty. The white wines by the glass were almost un drinkable. The bill was $140 for food that was left on the plate.

f
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful 36th anniversary night at the Beach House! Made advance reservations and were seated promptly. Great wait staff, outstanding menu. We were seated at the window next to the bay and could watch pro-level surfers before a stunning sunset demanded our attention. Highly recommended!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last day of vacation

K
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The drinks (vodka w/lychee puree lemon & sparkling wine was SO GOOD and refreshing), the entrees were exceptional, as were the desserts, in spite of only offering cream pies, and our waitress was outstanding. The views were unbelievable but when you dine before 7:00 PM, you will need to wear sunglasses and be prepare to sweat. As gross as that sounds, it's true. We dressed up and went to dinner here to celebrate a special occasion, but were miserably hot and had to re-shower when we got home. I believe the doors should have been closed during sunset (you can still see the ocean & sunset) and the need a better cooling system or fans for air movement! Our check for 4 adult, 1 child's meal was $428. I guess I expected a nicer experience for that price.

TC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant on the water with views of the surfers and sunset. Other guests were a bit pretentious but the service and food made up for it! A great destination while visiting Kauai!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing as always

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Edwin was an amazing server who made our experience at Beach House so incredible. The service, ambiance, and food were all top notch! We’d highly recommend Beach House to any of our friends and family visiting Kaua’i.

j
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with a great view and food!! Parking was difficult but they do have valet for only $3!!! I would definitely recommend and will return!

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The location is amazing and not 100 yards from our condo. The staff was friendly and attentive and added to our dinning experience. We ate there twice because it was so close and there was nothing else within walking distance. The only thing I would change is having a daily special in addition to the regular menu. The food was sublime and the drinks innovative and addictive! And the pie....absolutely delicious!

p
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

not overall satisfied with the menu options. Swordfish special I had was dry and extremely bland.
mashed potatoes a little dry as well

LK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just fantastic, fresh fish, great service and gorgeous sunset. Second time here and can’t wait to go back again!

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

Loved it!! Just wish people weren’t crowding our table at sunset

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We saved this dining experience for our last night on Kauai and we had the best evening. The view is stunning and all of us tried a different fish entree and our one son added the lobster special. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Excellent presentation and the food was prepared perfectly. Wonderful flavors and the fresh fish was amazing. Our waitress was so friendly, informative and attentive. Great staff and overall wonderful experience.

SJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great choices on the menu. The sunset was fabulous. We had never been before, but will come the next time we’re on the island and we will recommend it to our friends.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elisha was our waitress and her positive energy made the dinner even more amazing than it already was. We went with every recommendation she offered and nothing disappointed. From drinks all the way to desserts, she led us in the best direction. This dinner was the best we’ve had during our trip.

NS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Server, Mark, was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable regarding the fish choices. I used his recommendation and I LOVED my dinner. When I made the reservation through open table I mentioned that my husband and I are celebrating being empty-nesters. Mark greeting us with a ‘Congratulations on being empty-nesters’. The ambiance of this restaurant is spectacular.

P
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our first time at the Beach House in 4-years. I remember it being beautiful at sunset and expensive. Although it remains pricey, I found the food as fabulous as the sunset view this time. I think the Beach House has really up'd their gourmet game to match their fabulous location.

l
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Beach House had outstanding food and outstanding service. We enjoyed every aspect of our meal, and we got to watch the sun set, too. Definitely recommend.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Edwin was an amazing server! He had wonderful recommendations (all of which were incredible), was very attentive, and was just an extremely pleasant individual all around. Great location, great food, and great service! I hope to return.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great variety of fish with the BEST sunset and surfing view.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great view and drinks.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall really good experience,
The terrace is amazing and service is great. We felt like value for money was too much

TR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Well, the food was disgusting! I was expecting to have great food, but what we got was frozen, bland poorly prepared food. Many options on the menu were not available including coke, sprite and their so called signature dessert! The restaurant was completely run down, ripped carpets and looked like a throw back to the 80’s. You’d think that being one of the most expensive restaurants in Poipu, they would put a better effort into the food and service. They have the audacity to charge top notch prices and their food is the quality of a local diner, actually the diner may be better. This place is owned by the same owner of Monkey Pod, but at least Monkey Pod is much cheaper, descent food and they have plenty of food in stock! Never again will I thrown my money away.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at the Beach House. It was our last night on Kauai and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, there was a wedding reception that night, so we were treated to a fire dance as well. The food and the service were top notch. A great experience to end a great vacation.

HN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Epic food. Epic view. Great wait staff

OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience all the way around. Everyone we encountered was great. Our hostess, Hannah, made sure we had an excellent table to give us the best sunset experience. Our server, Nate, was very knowledgeable of the menu & gave us great local catch suggestions.

Highly recommend!

SC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Way Overpriced for the quality. Not a lot of menu options . Plus lots of flies inside the restaurant on our food. I’ve been before and had a great experience, unfortunately not this time.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb setting, fantastic food, excellent service and attentiveness. An excellent meal and a wonderful place to have it.

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