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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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Tue - Sat 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, 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
excellent cuisine

Atmosphere was casual, dinner was excellent. The happy crowd at the bar made for a good balance, because the sound of 'good times' overrode the traffic noise from the main street. I do recommend The Eastside to friends and visitors, because I've always been pleased with my visits here. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
KauaiResident
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Kapaa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere was casual, dinner was excellent. The happy crowd at the bar made for a good balance, because the sound of 'good times' overrode the traffic noise from the main street. I do recommend The Eastside to friends and visitors, because I've always been pleased with my visits here. Service has always been good, as well.

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charlotte.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nothing fancy on the inside but the food was Great! Especially the calamari appetizer, a must try! I had the Huli Huli Chicken and it was enough for 2 people easily! My wife had the Seared Ahi Salad and loved it. The musician the night be were there was amazing as well. He played guitar and sang well known cover... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For the price I guess we just expected more. The caprese salad was $14 and definitely nothing different than any other caprese salad we've had before. The ahi poke appetizer was forgettable as well. The best part of dinner was the Hawaiian fillo dough log. It was filled with spinach, garlic, cheese, and came with a yummy beet sauce. I'm... More 

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Kauai
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Eastside was recommended by a group of young people. They said the food was good, and it was, but they peaked our interest when they told us the owner was also the entertainment. The owner played guitar, sang and even entertained us by playing the "spoons". It was an very interesting evening and dining experience on Kauai. The young... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been several times all as good as it gets. The seared ahi is to die for and the ono almost as amazing. We had great service and nice cold beverages. Owner is uber nice making it our best dining experience on this Island. Don't miss this one if you are around Kapa'a.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As a foodie on Kauai goes....it is a good place with some inventive dishes.....large portions.......split the dishes and you will be fine. good place for lunch.

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ocala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Kapaa is a sleepy little place with a few shops and handful of restaurants that are worth taking about. You may not expect from a walk by that Eastside is real chef cuisine in an unexpected place. The chicken is Hawaiian traditional sweet moist and succulent. The special spearfish, yes not swordfish, was unexpected and finished with a green curry... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Walked in with my wife looking for fresh salads and food at a reasonable price which is surprisingly hard to find in kapa'a. Service was very friendly and the food fresh and delicious. Kale and garden salads were a highlight and the poke was really good. Live music was a nice touch as well. Exceeded expectations and recommended!

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The prices warrant better than average food. Grilled chicken salad was 20.00 and there was nothing special about it. My husband had the rib-eye for $30.00 and there was a great cut. They did replace a beer he ordered that he did not like and did not charge us. There was a local musician playing - that was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We ended up eating here twice, once on a Saturday night and on a Monday night. We arrived around 5:15 both times, and the place was empty. When you eat out with a toddler, you have to eat early for this reason! It was filling up a little when we left around an hour later each time. We were very... 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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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: Doing business, 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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