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Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

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American, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
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970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
+1 808-254-6255
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15:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Kailua, HI
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Honestly, in my 15+ years of living in Kailua, I didn't come here a lot but when I did, it was packed! Now. . . not so much. Not sure what happened but my take is that while the current new ownership & staff mean well, service and food is lacking. My last visit with 5 friends was on a... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not too sure what the theme is, but the food was average at best. I was hoping for some good bar food and I didn't even get that. It seems everything was out of a can and then microwaved.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We just stopped in for some drinks, no food but wanted to take time to write how nice and cute this place is. Friendly local place sat at the bar and made some friends. The bar keep was very nice too! Will return and stop In for lunch before we leave!

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Thank Michele L
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the staff was so kind! My only complaint was that I was really cold so be sure to bring a sweater:)!

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Returned to the islands for a visit and hit an old hangout. Still fun, nice ambiance, but the food is not as good as it had been. They still make a great Mai Tai!

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Thank Boxcar37
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

One of the more lively spots in the area. Mix of diner, restaurant, bar, sports bar, and local social action.

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Thank Hans G
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of visits to Pinkys primarily for the selection of craft beers. The bar lady was very chatty and pleasant and the beers excellent. On the one occasion that we ate there the food was typical bar style steaks and ribs, all well presented and tasty.

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Thank PauloLevoBoxo
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch on our stay and it was a bit disappointing. We got pork nachos For $12. The pork was great! But Other than that nothing special. Average nacho cheese salsa other toppings and an unknown liquid our nacho chips were swimming in.

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Thank Emily G
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Hate to be so mean but you're better off drinking here instead of getting food. Are there once and that was enough for me to never go back. Over priced and tastes like crap, if I were to ever eat crap I think it would come from here

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Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

If your looking for a place that has great food, attentive wait staff, and act like they care for your service this place is NOT for you. It was suppose to be under new management well they need some Restaurant 101 classes. About 8 people at the bar it took 45 minutes to get fried mushrooms. It took over an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 21:00
Thursday
15:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-254-6255
Description
Windward Oahu's prime place for family fun dining with ono grinds and daily pupu specials. Live music Friday nights featuring local artists. Kailua's largest bar with 11 large screen TVs for sports lovers. Perfect for special gatherings or Hail and Farewells for our Military Ohana for up to 120. To best serve you, kindly request reservations for parties greater than 8.

Located at the corner of Mokapu and Kalaheo in Kailua just a half mile from MCBH back gate. We are your windward place for good times and family fun.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?