Featured in The Descendants, Tahiti Nui restaurant is the site of a movie filming as well as the site of some deliciously fresh local fare. This laid-back restaurant is situated in a traditional plantation style building in the heart of Hanalei town.
The name Tahiti Nui comes from the founder and original owner, a descendant of Tahiti Royalty and native of Tubuai in French Polynesia, just south of Tahiti. The diverse lunch menu at Tahiti Nui features a variety of Power Bowls with locally sourced organic greens and produce. Try the Carrot Miso Chicken Bowl, loaded with quinoa, kale, carrots, red and green onion, cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, and carrot miso dressing. Some local favorites include Keaki’s Poke Chips, a generous helping of wonton chips covered in fresh ahi, sesame, wasabi aioli, and sweet and green onions. Local comfort food includes filling options such as chili pepper chicken, breaded and coated with a chili pepper glaze. Burgers and pizza are also on offer, made with a garlic butter gluten-free crust. The dinner menu also includes a variety of fresh seafood, steak, and ribs. Let your conversation linger over a glass of wine, bottled or draft beer, or specialty cocktail. The founder of Tahiti Nui’s secret Mai Tai recipe is a must-try.
Tahiti Nui restaurant in Kauai also offers a luau every Wednesday night, where you can check in at 5:00pm and enjoy Mai Tai’s on the house until 6:00pm. Enjoy traditional Hawaiian song and dance while you feast on an open buffet.
Planning Your Excursion to Tahiti Nui Restaurant in Kauai
Tahiti Nui restaurant is located along the main thoroughfare in the charming north shore town of Hanalei at 5-5134 Kuhio Hwy. They are open on Monday from 11:00am-12:00am, Tuesday-Wednesday from 11:00am-10:00pm, Thursday-Saturday from 11:00am-1:00am, and Sunday 7:00am-10:00pm.
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