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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
+1 808-293-6000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great dining experience and great food served at Pa'akai. The highlight was the dessert. Great for dressing up one evening.

Thank supqt314159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so good we came for dinner and then came back for lunch the next day. Service and food were excellent!

Thank marmaduke95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and drink were fabulous, and the service was extraordinary! Our server, Zara, was absolutely amazing. Her kindness and expertise made us feel like we were the only ones in restaurant. We will definitely dine at Pa’akai whenever we visit Oahu.

Thank 78356lmh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did originally have a seat outside, however I forgot my sunglasses so they very nicely moved us back in. The food was ok, our steak was very very over done and we found this to be a common trend at all Turtle Bay restaurants...More

Thank Kristi S
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Despite a reservation, we had to wait for close to half an our till we got our table. In the beginning, we therefore didn’t feel very welcome in this restaurant. Afterwards, we enjoyed a delicious dinner and service at the table was much friendlier than...More

Thank Dani-Aloha
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We had the BEST dinner at Pa’akai!! My husband and I both got the 5-course menu with wine pairings and it was delicious! Plus the service we received from Tiago and Ephrem was perfection. We sat outside where there was live music and a beautiful...More

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice for dinner during our stay at Turtle Bay. It’s a very upscale setting with some people dressing up and others super casual. The servers were great, and were extremely accommodating with our food intolerances and allergies. All the fish here is...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

It was dubbed as the fine dinning option at Turtle Bay. We had the poke for two and it was filled large slices of raw onion that made it almost inedible. Had to pick them out to even enjoy the fish. Might have been ok...More

Thank D-Bert87
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Place is expensive but very well done food . We had fish cooked and seasoned perfectly. Beautiful ambiance and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank nstrav
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our group of 6 went for dinner after eating at Lei Lei's and before eating at Roy's. We had high expectations, and overall the food did not deliver. The "Iced Seafood" platter came on a plate and was warm, there was no ice and all...More

Thank cuteesq
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 75
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-293-6000
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Pa‘akai’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii. Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil. The menu also includes offerings such as the Kona coffee-rubbed New Zealand lamb rack with truffle mash and an elderflower and blackberry reduction, as well as a Hawaiian ranchers rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes. Desserts include a warm caramelized apple banana chocolate lumpia with coconut sauce, and a Waialua chocolate soufflé with Ka‘u macadamia nut sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar with signature cocktails and an array of appetizers, including selections from a seafood “treasure chest.”Pa‘akai has a contemporary, ocean-inspired ambiance of cool blues and natural fixtures, flexible seating for 110 guests, and an area for nightly live entertainment from renowned local artists.
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