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The Eastside

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Seafood, Asian, Pacific Rim
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4-1380 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-823-9500
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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: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best bar in Kapa'a

Owned by by a big Check expat - Bartender Cindy was the best. Live music sounded like Jose Feliciano. Fair prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Timothy M
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Kalispell, Montana, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Kalispell, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Owned by by a big Check expat - Bartender Cindy was the best. Live music sounded like Jose Feliciano. Fair prices.

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Pleasanton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place was a disappointment. We stopped in for 'Happy Hour'...the servers were friendly enough, but the owners- yipes! They clearly did not seem happy to have customers. The owner-chef was doing paperwork at a table by the door and she glared at us. Before we left both she and her husband had lectured their servers in front of customers.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Tangerine Martini with Ling Mui rim is the bomb! As are the Edamame in sesame with seasonings. Burger was ono and the truffle fries, too. Service was a little slow for mainland, but fine for "Hawaiian time" - kids loved their food - perfect selection for a children's palate. The owner has a great story of how he made it... More 

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Lexington, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We ordered the starter Ahi Poki. It was incredible. Lots of fresh Ahi over guacamole & sushi rice. Ginger and wasabi on the side. Portion plentiful for 2 people. $18 but worth it. I ordered a burger...not very tasty. Dry and bloody/metallic flavor. I didn't finish it. Also, as it was "1st Saturday" they had $5 fish tacos. Not very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This little place in Kapaa serves wonderful food with a nice little side of music. The seared ahi tuna was incredible but the star of the evening were their made-from-scratch fresh fruit martinis. The tangerine martini was the best ever. To top it off, a nice local couple provided fun music and interacted with the guests well. The owner and... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Kapaa over Memorial Day weekend.  While we were there the Eastside was our go to spot for dinner.  Of the 5 nights we were in Kauai we ate dinner there 4 times and lunch 3 times.  The restaurant is in a great location right on the corner in Kapaa Town.  The atmosphere was laid back and welcoming.... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We discovered this gem in Kapaa on Memorial Day when everyone else was closed. Even without a reservation, the owner accommodated us, had a great sense of humor, and made our evening so enjoyable. There was not a bad order in our group of 7. Onion rings were to die for, burgers were amazing and our ahi tuni poke was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband sat at the bar to have some dinner on a Thursday evening the resturant wasn't packed and the bartender was very friendly. we ordered some dinner and it seem to be a nice restaurant until a man who we thought was a waiter start yelling at a table because they weren't happy with there drinks they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have never had Fish and Chips that tasted so good! Very small place, but everyones food was amazing! The menu has a limited selection, but what a selection it is!

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While this place offers a limited menu, what they did offer was fantastic! The service was the best we have had on the island. They truly worked as a team to ensure their customers had everything we needed. While we had one main server, two others always checked in as well. The Huli-huli chicken was to die for! This restaurant... More 

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Additional Information about The Eastside

Address: 4-1380 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808-823-9500
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
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
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1380 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-9500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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