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Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails, Kapaʻa, HI

Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
4.7
128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A new, upscale dining experience of modern fusion cuisine and craft cocktails, located on Kauai’s east side! . Walk ins currently available, reservations are coming soon!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Regional Japanese, French / Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 855-0294
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Innovative

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Hot spot

  • Kauai

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Lively

128 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were outstanding. My friend didn’t want to go with me but really enjoyed the food as well. Atmosphere was great.

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  2. WilliamR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meals and drinks!

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  3. SFFoodieSalsero

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing. Get the bubble drink - the presentation was excellent. Cheers and mahalo to our server Alistaire…A1 guy!

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  4. LizS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Naisla was recommended to us by a local we were talking with while out shopping - so glad for the chance conversation! I had the spicy Margarita, it had quite the kick but was delicious - My Husband had the old fashioned and said it was probably the best one he's ever had. The food was great, we had the Arancini and scallop appetizers, both were packed with flavor, followed by the lobster pasta and short ribs. We have a new favorite on the Island and plan to return before our visit is done.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I ate on Kaua’i Service was amazing My new favorite spot ❤️

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  6. luv2dine

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here for the first time in April 2024. Wow, what a great experience! We are staying at the Marriott Vacation Club in Lihue and it is worth the drive. To start out, they have a nice wine and whiskey offering and pricing is quite reasonable for a bottle of wine. We started with whiskey cocktails and they were both wonderful. Our server was excellent!! She was friendly, informative about their menu, and able to answer all our questions. The restaurant wasn’t very busy on a Sunday night but we got a good amount of attention from her. We had the chicken karage to start - delicious and flavorful. I had the fettuccine with meatball dish and my husband had the lobster pasta dish - we both loved our choices. It was obvious the pasta was made fresh. I ordered almost the same dish at Hualani’s recently and Naisla’s was way better. We want to go back once more before heading home and recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious meal but not at an outrageous price.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding - nice ambience, cozy but casual. Staff were so friendly and service was great. Food was superb. Had a tuna carpaccio that was top notch and a delicious short rib with risotto !! Highly recommend trying out this new spot.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was awesome from walking in to walking out. The waiter was on point and even paired up wine with our dinner and appetizers. Definitely going back for sure! Thank you for sharing your culinary cuisine with a twist of Amazing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our new favorite restaurant! We are going twice this week. Outstanding!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. DougJ

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautifully appointed space with a full bar, craft cocktails, and a stylish vibe - for starters. The wait staff was excellent and the menu selection the evening we dined there was superb. We will head straight to Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails as soon as we return to Kapa'a.

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  11. Alamedafoodie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect date night place to have a delicious cocktail & meal. Warm welcoming & ambiance. Kid friendly too, if you wanted to bring the family.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked Monday April 1st reservation several weeks earlier on OpenTable. Arrived to discover restaurant was closed. It is regularly open Mondays, but for some reason was closed this Monday. Would have been nice to receive a heads up beforehand, but I guess these things happen. Hence unable to properly rate the dinner.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service, food and cocktails. Hands down the best culinary experience on Kauai.

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  14. JaxH

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found on an island hop from Oahu. Excellent food, creative drinks, friendly service, could not have asked for more. Really great spot for elevated cuisine. We had rice squares with salmon, arancini, and lobster linguini. Everything was great but the pesto the arancini came in was a real standout. We kept scooping it up by itself. Drinks were fun and they had one of the best chocolate/orange/espresso martinis I’ve ever had. Wish we lived here so we could come back.

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  15. bojo

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Emma was great!! Casey was great bar tender!! Restaurant needs more exposure as it was a fantastic restaurant that competes in every way with other better known restaurants!! Once more people hear more about it, it will be flooded with people wanting to eat here!!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant and the food is delicious and literally is an absolute journey for my tummy each and every time. Thank you Chef Nick,Sophia,Brock,Casey,Alastair,Neva and Kilea, Eric and anyone else we’ve forgotten or misspelled your names. Please know we are obsessed.. and love that we are…

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  17. DavidD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the BEST restaurant in Kapaa. Amazing food and presented so elegantly. Service is over the top too. Do NOT consider or worry about any other place. Start here. No use trying anything else!!!

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  18. Teddy93

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night out with friends….took a long time for our food, but when it did arrive it was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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  19. Lovestoeat

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is interesting and delicious! Our waiter was attentive and we had a few lively conversations. The only drawback is the the noise level. My husband and I have hearing loss. We loved the music but the noise meant we had to work a bit harder to talk to each other. But it was worth it!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I c ellent service. Good and wine options. Our favorite was the short ribs w risotto. So good!

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  21. Kitz

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious-an excellent choice of dining options. Hamachi was delightful! Thank you!

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  22. Viktor

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu was outstanding, and the service was professional and friendly. I will recommend it to my peers. Thank you to the entire staff of Naisla, specifically Emma, for facilitating a great Aloha Friday evening for my ladies and me.

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  23. StuartD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktails were phenomenal. Great service. Best meal on the island.

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  24. DianeB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented. My cocktail was amazing - served with a bubble of smoke on top!

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  25. OTDiner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our 3rd visit unfortunately wasn't as good as our first two visits where we really enjoyed our food and convinced our friend to join us. We waited a few minutes at the host stand while she was seating other tables which was fine. We were quite surprised when told we had to vacate our table by 6:15pm for the next reservation even though we had made a 5pm reservation in advance via OpenTable. Every fine dining restaurant we've been to (including here in Kauai) gives you at least 1 1/2 to 2 hrs to enjoy your food and drinks. As a result, we were forced to truncate our planned meal by skipping appetizers and drinks and going straight to the main course. Our server (who served us previously) was surprised that we weren't ordering as we had before. The food was overall good but the whole situation left a bad taste with us especially given the upper level pricing. Worse was when I asked the manager on duty (who apparently is the managing partner) why their timing policy was so rushed, he blamed it on OpenTable.

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  26. JohnM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE BEST high-end "foodie" food on the island bar none! We've lived here over 5yrs. It beats out JO2, beach house, Hukilau, Hotel 1 ALL of them. What it lacks by not having ocean views it more than makes up for in ambiance & quality of food. Gorgeous presentation & each bite is an explosion of flavor & carefully crafted goodness. It is Michelin star presentation and quality sanz the stuffy white table cloths in a more relaxed & classy/casual atmosphere. Perfect for a special night out or occasion.

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  27. mcchm

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining at this incredibly unique and outstanding restaurant. First , the gastronomy and creativity of the menu should be applauded. This is the quality I would expect in NYC and San Francisco. We started with the Tuna Carpaccio with unusual crunchy rice and Italian cheese. Then on to the best carbanaro pasta and fish. The service was outstanding and you have to try the bubble cocktail. No spoilers, you’ve never seen anything like this. We are going back for the third time tonight. Thanks for making our Anniversary dinner truly special.

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  28. OrenA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was nice, it wasn't too busy when we got there, staff were friendly, our Waiter Brock was exceptionally friendly, courteous and attentive, food came pretty quickly, food and service surpassed expectations, would definitely recommend friends and family, and will be returning for the next special occasion.

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  29. SW808

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Naisla did not disappoint. We enjoyed a couple small plates, including a special, and shared a pasta and entree. Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was kind, personable and efficient. Special thanks for the wizard of a bartender who crafted us perfect cocktails. Looking forward to coming back again very soon. Mahalo!

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  30. CarolS

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food - lamb chop appetizer, mushroom medley, ribeye steak, and pomodoro pasta - all amazing. Great selection of beer and wine. The wine recommendations were excellent. The atmosphere is trendy yet casual.

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  31. KenN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered miso cod and nitely special appetizer both excellent. We ordered Carbonora pasta dish and was alittle dry needed more flavor.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fast and friendly. Excellent drinks and food. Highly recommended!

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  33. Sushizilla

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Beautiful atmosphere, friendly and swift service from start to finish, and the food was delicious. Ahi and Hamachi appetizers were incredible, and our table devoured the short ribs, garden pasta with lamb chops, and a pasta pomodoro. Everything was fresh, hot and flavorful. Can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!!

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  34. JimW

    Berlin

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place! Great food, nice owner/chef and helpful, attentive waitstaff! A great find! You won’t be disappointed in choosing to dine here. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

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  35. MaryG

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Decor is attractive. Service was excellent but rushed. 3 courses served in under an hour. Tables are close together and unfortunately we were seated beside a very loud couple, which made it difficult for us to converse. Would return in a heartbeat to have the tuna carpaccio again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Allister was our server and he was incredible. The food was outstanding and the service was totally on point!

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  37. Rafa

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Everything about this place is phenomenal. We found it by accident but enjoyed every minute. The staff was super-friendly. We sat at the bar and had the best cocktails on the island while enjoying great conversations with Casey and Blake. The food is exceptional - my favorite is the hamachi crudo but every dish we ordered was noteworthy. We were not happy they wouldn’t let us bring our own wine, but every other detail was perfect. Without a doubt we’d both rank this our favorite restaurant in all of Hawaii.

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  38. WillS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a late evening Valentines dinner for 2 here. Host/Hostess was prompt with a smile, very welcoming. Our server was personable and also greeted us with a smile. Cocktails are delicious here. Lamb chops & Steak dinner on this special menu was fabulous! The flavors are amazing! Definitely not a place you want to be going for dinner on a budget. Will go again on a special occasion.

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  39. LydiaM

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited on valentines which ended up being a prix fixe menu. It was absolutely delicious. Great way to taste a variety of items. Sunny bubbles is a fantastic beverage and so entertaining ,beautiful presentation with the ginger bubble on top! Can’t wait to explore the full menu next time

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nothing remarkable. Good food (far, very far from the photos they publicize) and just that. No sofistication.

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Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Naisla Kitchen & Cocktails

4-369 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746-1423

Additional information

  • Area
    Kapaa
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Regional Japanese, French / Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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