The Bistro

2484 Keneke St, Kilauea HI 96754
$$ Pacific Rim

The Bistro Restaurant and Bar has been serving the North Shore of Kauai great food and live entertainment in an open air Hawaiian plantation garden setting since 1999. At the Bistro, our goal is to serve great tasting food while minimizing our environmental impact. We pride ourselves on using fresh, local produce and ingredients to create a unique European, pacific rim, fusion menu.We hope that you enjoy yourself in our modest bistro and we have faith that you will take the time to enjoy food, drink and life. Mahalo.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

For Large parties please call the Bistro at 808-828-0480

Business Info

  • Address: 2484 Keneke St, Kilauea HI 96754
  • Cross Street: Kilauea road
  • Cuisine: American | Asian | Bar-B-Q | Fusion | Hamburger |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Phone: 8088280480
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday
Normal 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.69 out of 5 stars based on 1588 votes

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Jan 25, 2023
Ken T.
Everything from the service to the meal was spectacular.

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Jan 20, 2023
Albert B.
Wonderful staff and superior food.

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Jan 19, 2023
donna u.
we left our credit card there by mistake but when we went back the next day they had it for us .Plus the food was very good.

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Jan 18, 2023
Charlotte E.
The fish was excellent, perfectly cooked and the sauce was fabulous! Thanks for the great meal!

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Jan 16, 2023
JONELL Q.
Our food was exceptional and my husband is vegan so between the waitress and the chef we were able to come up with a pasta dish that he enjoyed. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so and the food was plated beautifully and very fresh! I would recommend this restaurant!

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Jan 12, 2023
Katelynn R.
The Hostess was unfriendly and not welcoming in the least bit. We arrived 10 mins late for our reservation and she said, “she just gave our table away”. She still sat us but told us she would just hoped it would work out. It didn’t feel like our experience was off to a good start. It then took the waitress 20 mins. to greet us for ordering drinks. We decided to just get small plates and forgo our dinner eating plans for the bistro. It was overall disappointing especially because it was birthday and we wanted to got out for a dinner to celebrate.

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Jan 09, 2023
charles h.
Noisy

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Jan 05, 2023
Merril S.
A delicious meal and good service —we’ll definitely be back!

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Jan 01, 2023
Marie F.
Excellent service and food!

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Dec 19, 2022
Erin P.
The food and service were excellent. Definitely one of the best meals of our trip.

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Dec 17, 2022
Lili P.
The Mahi Mahi special (specifically the Mac Nut Basil Pesto) was out of this world

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Dec 16, 2022
Mark L.
We went to The Bistro the last evening of our trip. From salads, entrees, dessert to the great staff, everything was excellent. Best food we had on our trip! Highly recommended!!

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Dec 14, 2022
Bill B.
I take all our visiting friends here.

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Dec 12, 2022
Sharron L.
Bistro is my favorite place to eat!

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Dec 11, 2022
Thomas S.
Great service. Laid back atmosphere. Best Ahi ever!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2022
Brian W.
Outstanding food & drinks with friendly service in a relaxed, typical Hawaiian atmosphere.

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Dec 05, 2022
Chris L.
Best pork chop We come here every yearly visit

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Dec 01, 2022
Brian H.
Awesome service and fantastic food!

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Nov 30, 2022
Joy H.
Excellently prepared meals! We all really enjoyed our meals. Our server was quick and attentive. Impressed with our experience and would highly recommend

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Nov 26, 2022
Denise G.
Great food, lively, enjoyable atmosphere

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Nov 26, 2022
Jenni C.
The place was a bit noisy for conversation, but it was quaint and comfortable. The food was excellent, as was the service.

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Nov 13, 2022
Jane A.
Our go to spot on the North Shore; great food, service and entertainment!

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Nov 10, 2022
kelly m.
Hello, As a restaurant owner myself I know how it goes. The staff worked together flawlessly and was pleasant to all. 10/10

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Nov 10, 2022
Tony Z.
Great service, good food, enjoyable evening

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Nov 05, 2022
Sharon L.
Mel was our server and she was wonderful.. took good care of us! Food was excellent. Portions were ample. The dishes came quickly. We definitely will come back again. Our friends live in Kilauea, and we stay in Princeville, so location is close.

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Nov 01, 2022
Jeri C.
Great food and half priced wine during happy hour!

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Oct 30, 2022
John K.
We had a great time visiting with new friends. There were three couples. We each ordered something different. Everyone raved about the food. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2022
Maureen K.
Food, service and value are excellent!

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Oct 19, 2022
Stacy J.
Had a great time. Just our opinions but all four of us thought our pizza’s were too salty.

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Oct 19, 2022
Peter O.
What a great find! Excellent service, libations and the food was delicious. We’ve recommended this to several others! Mahalo.

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Oct 19, 2022
Karis F.
The Bistro was excellent as always. We love this restaurant and as always it lived up to expectations. Thanks Bistro team

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Margaret R.
Dining room was way too noisy. Wait person was wonderful and the food was excellent.

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Oct 16, 2022
ML s.
Excellent meal! Always a favorite.

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Oct 16, 2022
Rob B.
My go-to restaurant on The Island. Unpretentious and charming. Better than average cuisine. The waitstaff is a cheerful, professional team.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Ron S.
Aloha

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2022
Carolyn S.
Excellent dinner- I had the special - snapper in a miso broth which was so good. We shared the prosciutto and goat cheese appetizer. Caesar salad was one of the best. Get the passion fruit cheesecake! Service was perfectly paced and all were very friendly. My favorite restaurant of the northside.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2022
Rebecca H.
The Bistro is a must stop every time we visit Kauai. We usually stop in more than once. The reason is good food and fantastic service. It’s also where you find locals. Mr. Chow(cat) is sweet.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2022
Paula M.
What a treat! This meal was amazing! The restaurant was clean, the service was prompt, the drinks and food were delicious! The seared ahi was one of the best my husband has ever had. The bananas foster was, too! We highly recommend this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2022
Barbara P.
Everything was superb. Such Aloha spirit with everyone. The food, no matter which entree our party of eight ordered, was .mmm so very excellent! Kudos to the chef(s) , the staff and management! We come to Kauai every year for a week. The Bistro is always one of our "must-do" stops.

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Oct 01, 2022
Karen T.
We would have loved a little bread. Otherwise, we are so glad we found the bistro! Delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2022
Al A.
We were here several years ago. Very happy the quality is still great. Food and service were awesome. They had a great Pinot on the list from Carneros. Was properly maintained and delicious. We will absolutely be back!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2022
Shannon O.
The best service & meal we have had on our trip thus far. Exceptional.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2022
Gary G.
We love it at the bistro as it was our second time there and it will not be the last as the food is fabulous. Gary

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2022
Bruce S.
Varied and creative menu, friendly and fine service, tasty dishes reasonably priced. Best meal we have had so far in the Princeville environs. Reservations available (and I’d recommend doing so; place filled early and completely the weekday evening we were there). Have rebooked for a few days hence.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2022
charlene D.
The slack key music of Pancho Graham truly made our evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2022
Gail T.
We had a wonderful meal and service. We were disappointed that the wine we brought couldn't be opened for corkage based on their insurance policy. However, that being said we loved it all otherwise and would go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2022
Carolyn L.
It was wonderful , I enjoyed everything about it . It was an unexpected surprise !

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Sep 19, 2022
Maggie C.
Great experience all around!!

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Sep 15, 2022
Joe B.
Great food & service!

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Sep 03, 2022
Jon B.
What a magical evening! Ono food, easy going atmosphere and Aunty Charlotte Apo on the ukulele. Unreal kine, chicken skin night for the wife & I. Aloha everybody