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5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-1191
17:30 - 21:00
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Mesa, Arizona
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is great! Only serve beer and wine, no bar. Cute lil place though with great service. Fresh fish daily and they also offer daily specials. Outside dining available on patio was a nice touch. No Res are needed, we just walked up.

Thank Amie Y
Chicago, IL
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been here three times over the course of about 25 years and each return has been because of the good service and charming atmosphere. The food is good to very good with a somewhat limited menu. The menu is fairly limited. What is you on the website is it. For appetizers I had the beet salad which was excellent.... More 

Thank DanChicago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never miss this opportunity to spend the afternoon in Hanelei and then dinner at the best in the area. Note they only take reservations for 4 or more but we have always been seated when arriving just before they open at 5:30pm. Be careful if much later as there is limited seating. Only beer or wine. Not extensive but you... More 

Thank jblmdmba
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, fresh and well prepared seafood. Excellent service. No bar, only beer and wine available.

Thank mschia3358
Sandpoint, Idaho
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our honeymoon in 1992, we've visited Kauai every 5th anniversary. We've made a point of eating at Postcards since we first discovered the restaurant on our 1997 trip. Although they no longer offer the vegetarian selections that originally attracted us, it's still possible to assemble an excellent meat-free meal from the wide variety of appetizers and side dishes. For... More 

Thank IdahoJames
Princeville, Hawaii
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to like this place. Nice building, good service. The food just does not meet expectations. No reservations so the wait can be long. Lots of other options in Hanalei if Postcards too busy. Certainly not worth waiting.

Thank Michael D
Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice date night restaurant with very good chef quality dishes on the menu. The fresh fish served the night we were there was fabulous.

Thank southernfoodie2016
London, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late, on our 1st night in Kauai. Decided to order 2 appetizers to share, and then dessert. Great decision, and with the help of the waitress, we chose a combination platter, and the volcano dessert

Thank Milestoners
San diego
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated our 25th and had fresh bread to start. Next we had fresh swordfish and shrimp pasta. Vegetables, sauces, and portions were perfect. Wait staff kept the water glasses always full - wonderful experience and worth the price.

Thank SW D
San Jose, CA
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night, our first night on the island and we were looking for something easy in Hanalei, but both wanted fish. First, the atmosphere is perfect. Such a lovey building done to replicate the historic plantation house that was destroyed by hurricane Iniki. Details down to the screen door made this place special. Second, the service. I see... More 

Thank JM2007SJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Hawaiian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?