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Kalani’s at Lake Tahoe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste. 26 (Hwy. 50) Send to Phone
530-544-6100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Hawaiian ingredients, groovy décor and a lively bar scene have helped Kalani’s become a South Lake Tahoe hot-spot.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Kalani’s at Lake Tahoe Restaurant Review

: Although 2,500 miles from the shores and sea breeze of Honolulu, guests will enjoy Hawaiian fare with flair at Kalani's in South Lake Tahoe. Pulehu baby-back ribs, inspired by upcountry Maui cooking, are flame-grilled and basted with sesame-garlic soy sauce. The colorful beet salad comes with mango and radicchio, Mandarin oranges and macadamia nuts. Kalbi short ribs, the Korean classic, balance sweet and savory flavors, and coupled with spicy kimchi provide the filling for a winning sandwich. We also like the opakapaka with fresh ginger and scallions laced with peanut and sesame oil, served with steamed bok choy and rice. The sushi menu encompasses sashimi, traditional nigiri sushi and Kalani's Hawaiian-style poke. Stenciled palm fronds decorate the restaurant's walls, and stylish folk gather at the Puka Lounge for mai thais, daiquiris, mojitos and martinis that seem to be straight from the islands.


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