Bamboo Jungle House


Kalaheo, 96741
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The Bamboo Jungle House is described as "a romantic, tropical bed and breakfast". It sure was. Run by a retired couple from Cape Cod who have found the magic formula to escape the rat race of the mainland, Lucy and Terry have found a way of making the island experience intimate and truly unique. There are 3 guest rooms at this place (cutely named the Waterfall Room, the Jungle Room, and the Bamboo Garden Room), ensuring that you get the attention you need without being obtrusive. For the most part my companion and I were out and about during the day but with only three rooms to the place it almost felt like you were the only ones there. The breakfasts that Terry cooked up were AWESOME and gave us the energy we needed to get through the morning. Lucy's advice about where to go for the best hikes and views were invaluable. They have a big pool and a heated waterfall grotto, basically all the amenities of a hotel without the 'other tourists'. It was as close to a local experience as I thought I could get on a vacation and I can't wait to return. The location on this B&B in Kalaheo was perfect because the drives to Waimea and Poipu were not far at all.

(808) 332-5515

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Seaview Suite

3913 Ulu Alii St
Kalaheo, 96741
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Really, 3.5 stars. The good: the suite in itself is charming and comfortable. It's owned by a nice couple, Steve and Monica, who live right upstairs (you rarely see them, unless you specifically call upon them for something). The decor was lovely, with seashells scattered atop the many antique-y dressers and wicker tables in the bedroom, creating a quality of freshness and coziness I really liked. The small living room had a couch and a loveseat, coffee table, and an entertainment center complete with a TV and, if I remember correctly, a vintage VCR straight from 1995 (you even get some video cassettes to boot. Bonus!). The kitchen was great; all the drawers are stuffed with essentials like plates, knives, cutlery, pots, pans, cups, etc. Even the typical spices (pepper, salt) are available. Tip: bring your own ziploc bags, as they aren't provided in the repertoire of kitchen things that come with the suite (although saran wrap is available). Obviously, no food is provided (this ain't no hotel!) except for a modest gift basket of assorted snacks. The fridge comes stocked with some raw rice and sugar, as well as two fruit juices to greet you upon your arrival. Bedroom was airy and had a king size bed, which was firm and oh so comfy. The bed comes with, like, 1,347 unnecessary pillows, which I personally find ridiculously annoying, especially since there's really no good place to toss the excess, but perhaps that's just what's expected from a place that people would go to on their honeymoon.There were lots of windows that let in ample sunlight and lots of nice, comfy, plush chairs to sink in to. The bathroom was huge and had an enormous walk-in closet with some hangers and beach towels. The bad: geckos. OK, the fact that there were geckos at all doesn't warrant a reduction in stars. I realize that. This is Kauai, after all, and stuff like that is expected. What I DID dislike was Monica's attitude toward getting rid of them. In our little "Intro to the Seaview Suite" guidebook left on the coffee table, it was specifically stated that if we ran into any problems with "critters,' the owners would be happy to remove them. ...alright, so there's me in the shower, shampooing my hair. There are two geckos by the windows atop the shower, hanging out, being all gecko-y. My anxiety about this situation is high, since I'm thinking one of them is going to fall right down onto my shampooed head. My boyfriend thinks this is totally ridiculous and pooh-poohs this scenario. Two minutes later, I run screaming out of the shower because of of them DID fall in (not onto my head, but I'll tell you, it was thisclose). So we call Monica, who was actually *irritated* about getting rid of them! Here I am, maybe freaking out just a touch inordinately, thinking this charitable woman who promised to get rid of these things with cheer would come save me, only to find that she was downright put off by our request. She actually asked my boyfriend if they were "bothering us." Um, YES, when they almost fall on our heads while showering, I'd say they are. Steve eventually came and got rid of them, and he was considerably more well-mannered about it than Monica. Granted, it was late-ish (maybe 9:30PM), but if you say you'll get rid of 'em (with happiness, no less), that's what you should do. ALSO, stars off for advertising a washer and dryer and then denying access to us when we got there. Part of the reason my bf and I were excited about this place was because of the washer/dryer. We thought, cool, if we get our clothes all wet, muddy, sandy, and/or dirty, we can just do laundry right there and be done with it. This also provided an impetus for us to pack as light as we could. Once the need for laundry-doing came up, we called Monica and were informed that only she had access to the washer/dryer, and the only thing that could be washed were linens and beach towels, but not personal clothes. So beware: you will NOT get a washer/dryer while here, even though you are firmly lead to believe otherwise. Despite all this, the suite really was lovely, if a tad pricey, and I'd recommend staying here. Kalaheo is a beautiful, peaceful little town, and we found its location to be rather perfect for all our traveling needs.

(808) 332-9744

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Birdie’s Cafe

Kukuiolono Golf Course,854 Puu Rd
Kalaheo, 96741
Reviews:
Very casual atmosphere with decent food. Very basic breakfast buffet but they are very flexible with requests. Decent pricing, $9.95 for breakfast buffet on weekdays. This is my 2nd time back and not regretting it. French toast plate comes with sweet whip cream and bacon!!! Yum!
Could be a diamond in the rough, I know, I helped them for a bit in their kitchen but never rely engaged. If they fix service always and food timing etc, quality ,...this place can be so sweet for Kauai Aloha Chef Pete
I know it's Hawaii but service was extremely slow for only having a couple other people there. The waitress got our order wrong so we all didn't eat together. The eggs bene was bland despite other reviews saying it's the best. Eh not sure we will come back.

(808) 332-5792

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No 1 Chinese Bbq Restaurant

2-2514 Kaumualii Hwy
Kalaheo, 96741
Reviews:
I give it three stars only because it has mochiko chicken. However, it is way too breaded and unhealthy most of the time. But if you subscribe to the notion that more for less is better... you can try here. The staff is friendly enough, and in a pinch you can put something in your stomach for way less than any place around. The transaction cost on your body, though, might be prohibitive.
We actually ate at the ramen place next door, same owners, can't remember the name, starts with a K! The mochiko chicken was great. We ordered the tempura shrimp ramen, big serving, tasty. Service was ok.
I always drive by this place on the way home and finally stopped by. Looks like a quick fast food Chinese deli, but you can order almost anything. Had the dry beef chow fun. Wouldn't say it was the best and wouldn't say it was the worst. What can you expect for a Chinese restaurant in Kalaheo above a Pizza Hut.

(808) 332-0388

Chinese

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Pizza Hut

Rainbow Plaza,2-2514 Kaumualii Hwy
Kalaheo, 96741
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I seriously contemplated giving this place 4 stars but I just couldn't because it IS a Pizza Hut. What I will give this place is it's props. Located almost across the street from Brick Oven Pizza, this place kicks it's ass! AND it's less than half the price! Look, I know it's Pizza Hut. I'm not a fan of chain restaurants but I am a fan of a decent meal at a decent price. Compared to Brick Oven, this is far superior. They have delivery, which is a real bonus anywhere in Hawaii and the food is exactly what you might expect...maybe even better. Their pastas are tasty, the breadsticks suck and their salads are fresh but ask for an extra salad dressing since they are too big for just one. Sorry Brick Oven, you are slipping quickly from local favorite to local joke since many in the neighborhood would rather order from this place than you. My family and self included.
FOOD POISONING. we ordered from this Pizza Hut last night because it was getting late and there were six of us who hadn't eaten for most of the day - our pizza came, we ate, and all spent the large majority of our sleeping hours fighting over the four bathrooms that exist between our neighbors and us. Two of the victims were still sick in the morning making them late for work... I called (the call center, they wont actually route you to your area store) demanding a refund for the $35 we spent and they said they'd have an outside insurance company call me back in 4 or 5 days regarding the possibility of a refund. YUM Corporation - how you are still in business is beyond me. This company invested over 1 BILLION dollars last year toward company growth with the intention of investing another 1 BILLION DOLLARS toward future growth in 2013 and you're telling me I CAN'T GET MY $35 BACK ON SOMETHING YOU POISONED ME WITH??? Go to Pizzetta's, Go to Brick Oven - anywhere but Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or KFC. These people will take your hard earned cash and unapologetically POISON you with it. YUM Corporation - i hope you lose every penny for the nutritionless crap you've been feeding the world.
We finally decided to try out this Pizza Hut, and we must say it was actually really good. The pepperoni pizza was probably the least greasy of any we had eaten in a long time, and definitely the least of any pizza hut we had previously been too. The breadsticks and cina-sticks were both pretty good as well. The whole $10 dinner box costing $17 in Hawaii is still a point of discussion, however, and for that reason alone, this place loses some points. All things considered, the pizza is probably just as good (if not better) then the much more expensive Brick Oven Pizza across the street, and it is much cheaper, but the ridiculous and unexplainable difference in price between this place and the mainland is a huge disappointment. It should be mentioned, though, that the menu item which seemed to be raised the most in price was the very item we came to order which has been advertised numerous times on TV and radio in the islands for a much lower price.

(808) 332-5771

Pizza

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Hale O Nanakai Bed & Breakfast

3726 Nanakai Pl
Kalaheo, 96741
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(808) 652-8071

Bed & Breakfast

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Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee Company

2-2560 Kaumualii Hwy
Kalaheo, 96741
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(808) 332-5858

Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Hawaiian

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Kauai Coffee Company

870 Halewili Rd
Kalaheo, 96741
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(800) 545-8605

Coffee & Tea, Cafes, Tours

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Brick Oven Pizza

2-2555 Kaumualii Hwy
Kalaheo, 96741
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(808) 332-8561

Pizza

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