To be fair this is the Kapaa location, not the original Hanalei location. But we ate there for lunch on a Saturday. Had the Macademia Crusted Seared Ahi - which all the adds/reviews say is ""legend"": I'm not sure what legend it's from because the Seared Ahi we got was more like ""well done tuna"". When inquiring about if the Ahi was properly seared, we were told ""Yes, that is the Macdemia Ahi"". They had no concept of how seared ahi should actually be raw in the middle. I also thought, maybe this location just hasn't gotten it right yet, but then I saw the owner, recognized him from the pictures in the advertisements, walking in and out of the kitchen area. The restaraunt wasn't busy and given we ordered his signature dish which we left 3/4 of it uneaten, he didn't even come out to ask how the food was.
Pros: simple food seems decent
Cons: anything gourmet here is a waste of money, spend extra couple bucks and go get fish at a nice restaraunt.