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The Eastside

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$$$
Seafood, Asian, Pacific Rim
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4-1380 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808-823-9500
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5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Eastside , located in the heart of downtown Kapaa HI offers a unique...
The Eastside , located in the heart of downtown Kapaa HI offers a unique Pacific Rim dinner menu featuring an exquisite selection of seafood entrees as well as steak, pork and chicken. Dinner prices range from $17 to $30 per entrée and offers a full bar and nightly music.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 248
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service

Stopped here after hiking for 3 days, so I'm sure anything would have tasted good. The portions were enormous, food was quite good, a little pricey (but that's Hawaii). The place is kind of like a fancy pub.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Eric S
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped here after hiking for 3 days, so I'm sure anything would have tasted good. The portions were enormous, food was quite good, a little pricey (but that's Hawaii). The place is kind of like a fancy pub.

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Northern CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! The ambiance is relaxing, the staff fun and attentive and the food is fabulous! Definitely worth the trip to town!

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Friendly bar and restaurant in the center of Kapa'a -- excellent food, relaxing atmosphere -- plenty of parking the rear -- and live music on most nights!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The owner/chef even made a special low carb dish to meet the needs of one person in our party. The local, island-made mustard is terrific!

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant recently on a recommendation from an acquaintance. My hamburger, which I ordered MW was blood red, literally soaking the bun red! Sent it back as I had cut the bun and meat in half. Brought it back cooked as ordered. Ordered a brie cheese sauce for the fries, which we had to ask... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped at the Eastside twice during our recent stay on Kauai. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Each time the food was very good, the service was great (you are on Kauai, so nothing is very fast anyway), but the guys there were very nice and pleasant. Prices were average, not too expensive, and the portions were of... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sometimes you're just looking for a nice spot for lunch or dinner without all the tourist trappings and prices...The Eastside delivers. Definite "local" vibe. Fresh fish tacos and Ono fish and chips were both good. Recommend for lunch.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped at the Eastside for dinner, Ordered drinks. Ordered steak and Mahi Mahi. NIce surroundings. No food after 1/2 hour. No food after 1 hour when our waiter side he'd check. Owner then came out and apologized using the excuse that he had a small grill and a large party ahead of us. 15 minutes later our waiter said... More 

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Sandspit, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited the Eastside twice during our extended stay on Kauai. The first night I ordered the Ahi Tuna plate which was excellent - and definitely the best Tuna dish I had on our trip {and I ate a lot of Tuna!), and my partner had the ribeye steak, which he also really enjoyed. On our return trip, he ordered... More 

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Ventura, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

ahi tuna was so good - i licked the plate. A trio of locals entertained the patrons. The small bar seemed lively. Wait staff friendly and knowledgable . would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1380 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-823-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Eastside , located in the heart of downtown Kapaa HI offers a unique Pacific Rim dinner menu featuring an exquisite selection of seafood entrees as well as steak, pork and chicken. Dinner prices range from $17 to $30 per entrée and offers a full bar and nightly music.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm

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