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“Outstanding, superb, delicious”

Nanea Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ka Haku Road
Description: Welcome to Nanea Restaurant and Bar our focus on unique, fresh, local ingredients allows us to create dishes inspired by Hawaiian, Asian and Modern American cusines. Join us for a relaxing evening at Nanea!
Seattle
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding, superb, delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We ate here twice on our last trip to Kauai. The first nice we both had the ribeye. We also shared a Lava Slide. My husband joked, "Keep 'em coming!" The steaks were expertly prepared and the demi glace was savory and delicious. I love good asparagus and these stalks were also done perfectly. I wasn't a huge fan of the bacon, sour cream potatoes but my husband loved them. We ate inside on this night because I was a big chilled and the decor was very inviting and peaceful. The second meal we had was the beef short ribs. And another Lava Flow. To temptingly tasty. I can see why someone would drink too many of these. Switched to iced tea for the entree and the tea had a light, fruity flavor I loved. I ate the meat using only a fork. It was tender and mouth-watering. I asked for asparagus again since it was so good the night before and they obliged happily. This time we were seated outside by the waterfall, which we appreciated because it was sort of busy that evening. Maybe those aren't the desirable tables because the waterfall is sort of loud but we found the sound of the water to be very peaceful. Both nights we were helped by really over-achieving waitresses. They were just very good at their jobs and very efficient. In my opinion, if you wan to go someplace really nice while you are on the north shore, come here or go to the St. Regis. The experiences we had at Nanea were really special.

  • Visited November 2013
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Oak Park, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dinner Sub-Par, Breakfast Buffet Unacceptable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Choose another place for dinner - we sent back dishes that were truly unacceptable. Breakfast buffet is poor and what one would expect from a budget business hotel.

Visited November 2013
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Kauai, Hawaii
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Best In Princeville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Westin villas. and this is their gourmet restaurant. If you sit outside you will have a beautiful view of the ocean and pool. The koi fishpond waterfalls is next to the restaurant and the food is amazing and Consistently delicious Try any fish dish and you will not be disappointed. I always begin Phil's green salad which is huge and delicious and end with a cup of delicious Kawai coffee.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I expected better service. We always go there everytime we come to Kauai but it was different since we dine in last year. Food is always great but service wasn't the same as the last time. Hostess wasn't friendly. We ask for Isabel but they said she quit and went to other hotel. She was the best hostess, friendly and she always accommodated us if we ask different table. Our server was good. We still would like to come back on our next visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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San Francisco
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food and service, but”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Halloween 2013 - our first night ever in Hawaii and on time for our reservation. We comply with the 'please wait to be seated' sign, along with others. for ten minutes so we can get to one of the empty tables. Not a good start but things got better when our server showed up. We shared two things - watermelon poki and crusted ahi and loved the tasty food. Not a single sign of Halloween anywhere though and while we ate we watched a sad scene unfold in front of us: the pool being drained and barricaded for several days of maintenance.

  • Visited October 2013
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