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

Mano was a great bartender... worked his butt of for his money but let this guy looking girl take over the bar that was RUDE...... so we left and when got back to our resort we called to complain about her and it was family owned (thank god we didnt tip too much because of her) normal tip on a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We were in search of a great mai tai... tasty and potent, not syrupy and weak. Irene did not disappoint. problem.......she is only there Sat & Sun. Make sure you ask for IRENE. Kitchen was closed when we went in.

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Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went in to watch a game and eat lunch. Bartender was friendly however the dude that controlled the TV was a jerk. There were multiple games on and when one was on half time we asked politely for them to turn up our game as the guy basically blew us off and sat there being lazy with his friends.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

diner in Kapaa. Really monotonous way of delivering hot meals to tourists here. Highly disappointing. Maui & Honolulu ae much better.

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Snohomish, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is our last full day on Kauai, after a great trip. We wanted to try a different restaurant for lunch and based on other reviews, this appeared to be at least acceptable. We couldn't have been more wrong. We walked into a dark, dank dive, but we continued our quest for a decent lunch at the place, thinking this... More 

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Weatherboard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

After the disappointment of Kalypso's, we were encouraged by our friends to give this place a go. If you are expecting wonderful restaurant decor, you will be disappointed, this place is just a good old fashioned local bar and restaurant. The beers are icy cold and the food is fantastic bar food, we had the beef and bacon burger with... More 

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Kauai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I needed to eat lunch but Kapaa was busy! Everyone was standing in lines waiting to order Except Big Wave Daves! Plentiful Fish and Chips with a great price The bar tendress was super friendly too

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Northeast PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Okay, my wife and I have been visiting Kauai for about ten years. We also spent time on Oahu and the Big Island. This is the worst restaurant we have ever walked into with the rudest employees. No one would make eye contact with us when we walked in. There was no hostess or server or anyone interested in helping... More 

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Bloomfield, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Wish we would have discovered this place sooner. Garlic chicken appetizer was great. Burgers were huge and super yummy. Definitely get the loaded fries with the burger! Oh yeah did I mention the Mai Tai's were great also!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by after recommendation from local for happy hour. Mai Tai's were only $5 and had the best taste and most alcohol of any other place we had tried on the island. Seems like a local hang out. Cynthia, the bartender was very friendly and we will definitely stop back for another drink.

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Address: 4-1373 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Cuisine: American

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