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The Eastside

4-1380 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #44 of 105 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Tue - Sat 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I don't understand how some of these reviews can be so dissatisfied. So, let's just get a few qualifiers out of the way, so you know where I'm coming from: I'm a foodie from NY; I live in LA; I know and appreciate very good, uniquely prepared food; I appreciate inspired chefs who try to break away from the norm;... More 

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Regina, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

That just about sums it up. The mojito was refreshing. the seared ahi was cold, including the rice and sauce and was not quite satisfying, even though the fish itself was very good. The film thing was poor, a strange concoction of flavours, mushy fill pastry. The waiter varied between weird and rude. The entertainment was enjoyable. All together, not... More 

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Have eaten at Eastside every visit to Kauai as we've always loved it. Stopped for drinks last night and had the most unbelievably awful experience I've ever had at a restaurant. Went to pay the $18.75 tab with my visa and was told that I had to spend $25 to use a credit card. They had their policy posted, but... More 

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East Providence, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We are a family of 5 adults- all of us thoroughly enjoyed not only our dinner at The Eastside, but the friendly, helpful waitstaff and owner/chef. Vas (the owner) was so attentive to us, so friendly and accomadating. The food was excellent: each ordered something different from the diverse but limited menu. We all agreed our dinners were delicious, then... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great service!!! The bartenders were great would definitely recommend to any of my friends... dress your beers ;) need I say more

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We first discovered the Eastside 4 years ago and were charmed and in love! Our favorite restaurant from that trip. We returned in November 2014 and had a totally different experience. When we arrived, there were many open seats but we seemed to be intruding on the staff by asking to be seated. We grabbed a table and it was... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were in Kapa'a for part of the day to visit the Farmer's (Sunshine) Market that begins at 3. We stopped here for our main meal of the day. We were looking for something more comfortable than a food truck or roadside stand. My husband had one of the fish specials and I had the chicken cordon bleu. The portions... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The pictures of the food on trip advisor looked great. We drove by the place the night before and decided to give it a chance. First, the live music was great. Wow. Did he know how to sing. As for the food, the 'Huli Huli Chicken' was great. There's nothing more to say...juicy meat and tasty all around. The side... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We live on the island of Kauai but had never eaten at this place. We started out with appetizers poke- which was quite good and calimari, which was tough and chewy. Our drinks were watered down. Our entrees (fish and chips, tasted like they came right out of Gorton's box) and hamburger (tough as nails….overcooked, needed a chainsaw to cut... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our waitress, Crissy was so sweet and helpful. She not only gave us some great tips about what to see on the island but also some great food recommendations. I did think the food was way overpriced - especially the fresh fish. I just don't understand - almost every restaurant we went to was proud to tell us how "the... More 

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Additional Information about The Eastside

Address: 4-1380 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: 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 0 - 35
Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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