Nanea Restaurant and Bar
Located on Kauai's North Shore, Nanea Restaurant and Bar is a great find, especially for those staying in Princeville. Situated in one of the smaller resorts, Nanea offers casual fine dining options poolside in a landscaped environment of small waterfalls and koi ponds. It's a very relaxed atmosphere, but the service is top notch and the food and drinks as well. The menu features lots of local ingredients, plus some harder to find mainland fare that the Westin can fly in due to their extensive reach.
At a Glance:
Cuisine: Asian fusion/Pacific rim/Hawaiian
Location: Princeville, Kauai
Hours: daily 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 8:30 am to !2:30 pm
Environment/Dcor: Indoor and outdoor seating next to koi ponds, waterfalls, and landscaped pool gardens at a resort.
Nanea was recommended by local friends and we were pleasantly surprised by the place, very professionally staffed which comes with the resort branding, Though not an ocean view, the outdoor setting is very light and open air with additional table seating indoors as well if you need some refreshing cooling A/C. Serving a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu makes this restaurant an easy fit for any schedule, plus the menu has vegan and gluten-free options. They also have a bar serving drinks considerably cheaper then anywhere else in Princeville, so you might even a stop in for a sip of cocktails and their accompanying light menu.
We sampled the Sunday Brunch and were dazzled by the array of choices, from sweet treats to fine meats and seafood, and a considerable value for all the food choices provided.
*Reservations are made through their concierges who can easily answer additional questions regarding special events, and availability for larger parties.
Our Staff's picks
Sunday Brunch: The Kailua Pork Benedict, great buffet with Hawaiian Catch, a carving station for prime rib, and plenty sweets. Plus extra $5 gets you 3 mamosas, or 3 champagnes, or one mixed to order Bloody Mary.
Phone: 808.827.8808 for reservations
3838 Wylie Rd.
Princeville, HI 96722
From Kuhio Highway HI-route 56 turn into the Princeville Resort on Ka Haku Road. Proceed around the traffic circle and follow the next portion of Ka HAku Road for approximately .04 of a mile looking for sign for Nanea on the right hand side. Turn right onto Wylie Road and proceed to the end. Pull into Westin Resort, and park at the visitors' parking stalls to the left of the resort entrance. Walk through the lobby, then down the stairs to the next level, and look for Nanea entrance on the left.