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1941 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI
+1 808-742-6366
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Los Gatos, California
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I ate at Kalapaki Joe's restaurant in Poipu on August 2, 2016 and overall enjoyed our food. We used to eat at their original place on Kalapaki Beach a lot and this was our first visit to the Poipu location. We were in a group of ten and some liked their food and others did not. I... More 

Thank Robert D
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We went zip lining beforehand and they (the locals) recommended Kalapaki Joe's. It was happy hour time and our guides were going there themselves. Our server was great. The Mai Tai's were huge and inexpensive. They also had the best fish tacos! My wife ordered the tacos and a few of the shrimp tempura, and I ordered the Black Mountain... More 

Thank Derrick G
Los Angeles, California
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Looking for a casual, local and less expensive place to eat, try this cafe, It is opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, happy hour has amazing prices. Onion rings delicious. BLT sandwich was great as was the turkey melt. We had dinner at the bar one night and enjoyed Fish and Chips and my husband had a patty melt. The... More 

Thank Betsie49
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We arrived at the restaurant to see tons of tables available. A staff member immediately told us that me probably didn't want to eat there because the wait for food would be long - over 30 minutes - because two large parties had just arrived...found this a bit of an odd welcome! We decided to chance it. The staff was... More 

Thank MMcFadz
London, Ohio
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Arriving at our rental late the night before, we had no food and were looking for breakfast early (by Kauai's time). We ate here 3 times - average food, friendly service, open early, generous portions, fair prices, gluten free and vegetarian options. Décor looks like the bar it is at night, "ocean view," is more of a tennis court view.

Thank Barnblessed
Southern California
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369 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The food is not bad though. Wine selection is poor, beer selections are great. We enjoyed it here for a change of pace (and cost) for dinner. There are many salads and dinner items on the menu but we went for the burgers and they were pretty good. We also split a very good salad. Fortunately there were no live... More 

Thank braidmacd
Raymond, Washington
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

At first glance, the Happy Hour was confusing and still not sure I get the rules HOWEVER, our five dollar drinks were superb ( limited variety) and the 25cent wings yummy, $3 fish tacos were excellent, and $1: scampi(Japaneese style excellent also. Other hordeves $2 off. Very satisfied with our food.

Thank Janice C
Eugene, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, friendly staff and informal. We had the fish tacos and hamburger on our first visit. We liked it so much we went again the next day for Happy Hour and had $3 fish tacos and 25¢ wings. The tables are set against large opened windows with a view of tennis courts. We had very enjoyable meals... More 

Thank Randy G
Danville, CA
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Just had breakfast here on 6/20/16. Not super busy at breakfast, but we were in at 10:30 so may have missed the early rush. Everything was OK, but not great. They like to do their presentations in oversize plates (the oatmeal looked like a raft). Loco moco was average and accompanied by underdone onions. The exception was the bananas Foster... More 

Thank CaNative07
Barton, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our first of several visits was on our day of arrival when we took our 10 month old grand daughter and her parents for our first meal on the island. Loud music hectic service great strawberry cocktails great beer and baby adorers, especially the staff, made us all feel at home. To sum up the place is well worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1941 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighbourhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-6366
Very good, reasonably priced food and drinks. Good service. New location

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?