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Kay's Plate Lunch and Burgers

1624 Kuhio Hwy, Across Products Fair, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #56 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pasta
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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87% Recommend
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went to have lunch...... But no Kay's plate lunch They had the Thai place a Mexican place a crepe place but no Kay's place????? Can't review the place and I need to select a number so it's 3

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San Diego, California, United States
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209 reviews 209 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Don't let the old ratty looking trailer and 14 year old local kid at the cash register fool you. This place serves legit Hawaiian grub at cheap prices. Get your packed styrofoam box and eat it at the beach. $8.75 Kalua Pig plate lunch...I swear, it looked like a full pound of dead swine...lots of yums! $7.75 Teriyaki Steak plate... More

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olathe, colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of the best places on Kauai to eat. Low prices, GREAT food and very very Generous servings! Half pound burger bigger than anywhere else. Shrimp Linguini is totally awesome and only 12 bucks with a drink!! Outside seating at a picnic table out front, but who wants to be inside while you are in kauai?

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Petaluma, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I saw the high recommendations for this sight and just had to try it. Nothing on the menu was over $12 so their prices were very reasonable. I tried the recommendation of the owner who had a fresh catch of the day and it was wonderful. A side salad with a delicious dressing, rice and some kind of fantastic sauce... More

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traverse city, mi
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165 reviews 165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Got a 1/2 pineapple teri beef sandwich that came with home made fries and a can of soda for $7.50. The burger was a double stack that had to be every bit of 4 inches high. Just had to start at an edge and chisel away. Pop came from a freezer chest and was ice cold. Rare diner that doesn't... More

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long island
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have to weigh in on this. We went to this truck site and a nice lady prepared a subpar cheeseburger and bass fish plate last week. The price was $19--we were not happy with the quality and considering it was a truck in a not particulary attractive site--the price should be lower. I felt that I was misled by... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Just to let you know that the last review was not Kay's, it was the Thai lady next door. All men work in Kay's and they do have the best burgers around.

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Ashland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We found Kay's Plate Lunch Truck on our walk along the seven mile oceanfront bike path in Kapaa, Kauai. Having tried other boxed plates we were so very pleased to find Kay's and ordered up their famous 1/2 pound burger. Current owner, Vance, popped his head out the back door and asked if we were in a hurry as he... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Salmon was cooked perfectly - next time I would go with less or no sauce. Portions are BIG! And nice to have a salad with a tasty dressing along with rice and fish!! Large serving with drink for only $10 - the most delicious economy meal on the island! I will go there again!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Ok we spent a total of 9 nights on the island and this was our favorite place!!! Yes it is a food truck but the food was absoultly wonderful. We ate here four times, We had the burgers excellent and we also had the ono fish (butter fish) omg you have to try this place. The guy that runs the... More

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