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Pacific Island Bistro

4-831 Kuhio Hwy, Ste 204, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1574
808-822-0092
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Ranked #93 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: Asian, Pacific Rim
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- May 5, 2013
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Went shopping half the day and were dying for some noodles and a quiet place to rest. Walked past the Resturant that morning while getting my java fix next door and had grabbed a menu which looked promising so we stopped in around 2:30. There was only one other table occupied at the time so it was quite. The owner... More

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Poulsbo, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

One of the flyers we found the promoted different restaurants on the island promoted this as a very good place to eat. We went there about 5 pm and no one else was there. I asked the main waiter if they used MSG and he said that they can cook any way we would like and we were good with... More

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Seattle, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant serves good food - we came three times for takeout and took it back to Waipouli Resort across the street. However, it doesn't appear clean or organized inside and the staff was nice enough but rather cold.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is a rip-off. No refills on iced tea, rice(of any kind is extra). Service wa also pretty bad. Summary: don't go here - find another place

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Maine
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254 reviews 254 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I ordered the seafood curry and was quite dismayed at the lack of seafood in the dish. The curry was excellent. There is a lack of friendliness.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This restaurant could be great, but the owner's greed apparently is too big. The portions are teeny, and the food is not that great. I ordered the Pacific Bistro Seafood special for $18.95 the night we arrived. We took our grown kids back the day they arrived a week later, and we found that you can order the 'do it... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We should have known that the experience would be less than good when we were handed very dingy, plastic coated, dirty menus! My husband ordered a Budweiser (listed on the drinks menu) and was told that they didn't have Budweiser. I ordered hot tea and was brought out a large stainless steel pot that had lots of hot water but... More

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Bay Area, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We found the place by accident while waiting for a prescription at the pharmacy. My Chinese wife (very picky) was absolutely delighted with the Chinese-style steamed sea bass and the string bean side dish, which is not on the menu but was enthusiastically recommended by the manager. My teriyaki pepper steak was a bit chewy but a perfect medium rare... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We have lived here for 7 years and never tried this place before... what were we thinking! This place is a sleeper. I've read the other reviews and I don't what some of these peoples expectation are. We have eaten in almost every place on the island, and this place is hands down the best. The service was outstanding and... More

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Salem,WI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The pictures in the Dining guide are deceiving.We should have known better when no one was in the restaurant when we arrived.The service was bad, the food was worse. The menus were plastic coated and dirty. If we weren't so hungary we would have left.Tried to give them the benefit of doubt.Very dissappointed.

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