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“Lovely”
Review of Pa'akai

Pa'akai
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Ranked #9 of 36 Restaurants in Kahuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 39 - US$ 75
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Healthy, Fusion
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and service. I would recommend the foie gras. A convenient place to dine when staying at turtle bay resort but I wouldnt necessarily travel here for the food. It was just nice

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Had a nice meal here. Would be perfect to have dinner while the sun is setting; otherwise, the view is just of the pool bar if you're inside accompanied by the noise if you're outside.

Thank etucke
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The food here is always delicious! Every time I stay at the Turtle Bay Resort, I always dine here when possible. I remember my first visit to Pa'akai the scallop entrée was so delicious that when the server asked for my dessert order, I ordered another scallop entrée. Good memories and great food continue to bring me back to Pa'akai.

Thank MGomezVelazquez
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place is beautiful, and every dish on the menu is interesting.
We had the catch of the day and the filet, both cooked perfectly, with seasoning and sauces to die for. Service was from a professional waitstaff. Make a reservation (we called at the last minute and they were still able to take us, but we had to sit in a table in the middle of the restaurant.

2  Thank Kristi K
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Another expensive dinner, should of gone back to Shrimp truck. Good food and location, used a coupon for discount however once again they swipe your credit card twice for 2 different amounts and say one will drop off after close off. This takes 4 days with no explanation given. Great food

1  Thank Max S
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