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ISO Upscale Dining in North Shore of Kauai

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I'll be visiting the NS of Kauai in the first week of October with a group of 6 for our friend's 40th Birthday Celebration. I checked out some CH threads and read that La Cascata or Cafe Hanelei in the Princeville Hotel could be decent options, or possibly Postcards. Atmosphere is important to us, but we also don't want have to endure bad service or banquet-type food. Any guidance at all would be helpful. Thanks in advance!!

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  1. My husband and I will be on the north shore at the same time as you. We have a timeshare and will be bringing my sister and her husband to Hawaii for their first time. I have spent a ton of time researching everything and the restaurants will be first class for this vacation. I have booked Bali Hai for our first evening's meal. We have eaten there at least a dozen times or so and enjoy it so much. I have read some complaints but they are few in comparison to the positive ones. You will never eat in a restaurant in Hawaii that has a better view in my opinion. It is amazing. The entire restaurant has no windows and looks out at Hanalei Bay and the amazing mountains and waterfalls. We really enjoy the food. Google it and check their menu if you have any reservations. By the way, they have a great bar and lounge (also open aired) so your party can relax and have after dinner drinks to some great music.

    1. La Cascata has nice views (but not better than bali hai) and terrible food. Service is good. I went to Postcards once. Won't go back again. Bali Hai is probably best bet.