Hale Kai at The Fairmont Orchid

WAIMEA, HI

Californian cuisine with Hawaiian influence, casual; gluten-free menu

The Hale Kai Restaurant is located just steps from the pool on the grounds of The Fairmont Orchid resort. With views of the ocean, they offer outside and al fresco dining. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. We found our server knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination and when she didn’t know about a particular item, she checked.

The kitchen was very accommodating and took steps to make sure the shared items on the table were also all gluten-free. The menu is extensive with interesting twists on the usual fare that offer something for everyone.

Dishes we tried: fresh chips and salsa, vegetable summer rolls with tofu, avocado & chili sauce, macadamia nut hummus with purple sweet potato chips, lobster fried rice, kale & sweet potato tacos, and steak frites.

Restaurant website: Hale Kai

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