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Tip Top

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
+1 808-245-2333
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail soup” (87 reviews)
“pancakes” (173 reviews)
“loco moco” (107 reviews)
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American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
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1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the fisherman platter, I believe it was called. Broiled fish, fried prawns, macaroni salad, white rice and Cole slaw. Not much vegetables on their plates. Filling, not high quality.

Thank k t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had several morning meals Best banana pancakes EVER son enjoyed Ox Tail soup Fast service nice attitudes by server

Thank meje51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for breakfast, and I had my loko moko fix .... OK, start with a bed of rice, put a 1/2 burger on the rice, add two fried eggs on top and smother the whole thing in brown gravy. I know, no spam. But...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to try here, they close at 1:45p and closed on mondays. It’s a must stop if you are in Kauai. 100 Years in business! The oxtail Soup is famous and always good. The small is a pretty big bowl! The bento has...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gal in a coffee shop recommended Tip Top. I ordered an omelet which wasn’t great. When we got our bill there was a $1.50 extra charge. Not sure why so I asked at the cash register. It was for a hash brown (which was...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the local standard and serves comfort food for 100 years. Busy all day but knowm for breakfast.

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I were on Kauai for just a day, so we visited Tip Top first thing in the morning... It was already crowded, but we didn't have to wait long for a table. The ambience is very laid-back and like a step back...More

Thank rainbowsfan
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Another tip from a local resident. This popular business still offers a wide menu, nearly all available any time. Lots of Hawaiian and Asian dishes as well as standard American fare. Service is immediate and the food comes very fast. Prices are very reasonable which...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor we were able to enjoy this place for breakfast yesterday. Prices were 35% lower than everywhere else on Kauai and I would say it's a bit like a Hawaiian Denny's. We both had a good breakfast mine was a mushroom omelette...More

Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This place has no pretension. Large 50s style diner without the kitch. The real thing. Service was fast and friendly. We ordered the special oxtail soup and it was delicious. Two small bowls were more than two of us could eat. I suggest sharing unless...More

Thank Mosinay
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Questions & Answers
14 December 2016|
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Response from arg3tt3 | Reviewed this property |
They're open from 6:30 to about 2pm for there's always a line but they're pretty fast.
9 June 2016|
Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
I know they do a lot of stuff with macadamia nuts. You might want to call them directly to ask.
15 March 2016|
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Response from Eileen M | Reviewed this property |
There are fruit plates, lots of rice dishes, they are a small bakery too, I believe. I'd call them and ask. The staff seemed very knowledgeable about what was in different dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-2333
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