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The Eastside

4-1380 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #40 of 105 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
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
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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The World
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373 reviews 373 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Eastside Cafe (4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746, tel. (808) 823-9500, https://www.facebook.com/theeastsiderestaurant). We were delighted with our meal at the Eastside. It was surprising because it looks more like a bar and when the music begins at 7 p.m., it’s like a bar with music. Our server, Alicia, was personable and professional and we liked her. We were brought pickled... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had the $35 steak dinner with a Caesar salad and my husband had the hula hula chicken which was also mouth watering, however the chicken is half a chicken, it was full of flavor. And moist on inside. Food was great but seemed little over priced, but we still enjoyed. It's a adult style atmosphere and a couples style... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I stopped in while we were driving around the east side of the island, waiting to catch a late flight home. The place was not busy at all, but it was mid afternoon. The menu was fairly unique (with little twists on the basics), and I would have been happy with a basic burger or BLT. I... More

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180 reviews 180 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped in at the Eastside for dinner in Oct 2014 and were really disappointed. We had come to Kapaa for the Friday night market which had a real buzz going on and were drawn to some interesting items on the specials menu posted outside - but no prices. Well we should have stayed on the street - service from wait... 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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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