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Pau Hana Bar & Grill

831 Kuhio Hwy #32, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808 821 2900
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Ranked #41 of 99 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

normally I do not get Fish and chips, the Ono , Fish and chips were absolutely terrific, My girlfriend liked the tiny waffle like chips better than I did, they were not so crisp but the Fish was terrific. Tucked back in a corner by the Safeway and longs you would never notice it. I enjoyed the food better than... More

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London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The food was good, we had lunch, one fish and chips, the other a burger. Washed down with a beer it was all we needed. The bar itself had a lot of character and the bar staff were attentive, to be fair there were only 4 or 5 tables used so it wasn't busy when we were there.

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san diego, ca
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Pau Hana is a bar and grill hidden behind Longs Drug Store in the Kauai center...They offer a short fish menu, but are best known for their fish and chips...They were doing ono fish the night we were there...firm texture, thin, crispy batter...Very good! Informal, 5-6 booths,, worth a visit.

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Anchorage, AK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Checked for reviews, which were good, before going. This is a very small, local bar, which is understaffed. We waited for nearly an hour for our order, it took almost two hours to finish the meal. Regardless of the quality of the food, which was fine, the experience was spoiled by the lack of service from the very nice but... More

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Stewart Crossing Yukon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were recommended this as the best fish and chips around by our taxi driver. Very tasty, non greasy fresh deep fried fish and chips.my husband had the fish tacos, very good!!

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Los Gatos
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242 reviews 242 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ate here the first night because it was close to our hotel and we wanted to try someplace new. Enjoyed the food so much we ate here later in the week. Among our meals were a fish wrap, fish and chips, steak sandwich and ribs. Have to say each meal exceeded our expectation. Surprised that the ribs and steak were... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a small bar with good food, cold beer, and good prices for Hawaii! The fresh catch the night we visited was ono it was excellent.

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Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I agree with Steve_in_Tucson.....you wouldn't know it from the looks of the place, but they do some good food. The atmoshere seemed a little detached - the locals sat at the bar, the tourists sat in the booths, and both studiously ignored the other. Only one girl working both the bar and the booths, but she did a good job... More

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Torrance, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We got this recommendation from a local who worked at the ABC store, because I told her I hated Bubbas Burgers. She said the very same thing, and she recommended Pau Hana. The fish and chips were great, as was the blt wrap. Waffle fries were delicious too.

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Oakland, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

A real hole in the wall, with a good selection for dinner and cocktails with a punch. Fish and chips, fish tacos (both fresh Ono) and a wailua burger (bacon & cheese). All good, fish a little overlooked but within reason, great waffle fries, and my son wants to comment on fries : they are not over or under seasoned... More

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