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Kalapaki Joe's

3501 Rice St, Ste 208, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1760
808-245-6266
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Ranked #42 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Lihue, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Absolutely the WORST food on the island. I feel embarrassed for Kauai since the people from the cruise ship might think that this is representative of the food on the island. The Southern Cobb salad - lettuce was wilted, avocado was hard with black spots and skin from the seed left on, the chicken was bone dried and tasteless like... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

It was recommended for us to come here for the baby Brie cheese. We came here specifically for that. Ordered a water, a coke, baby Brie, and two burgers. We received two waters and two burgers. We didn't even see our waiter again until he brought us our check. He was also the bartender, so he was very busy making... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ventured over to Kalapaki Joe's as it is walking distance from the Marriott. We have gone there 3 separate nights and found some interesting consistency. First, 2/3rds of the crowd is local, second, they are always understaffed, lastly, their fresh fish is surprisingly good as the rest of the menu is average. We had Hebi in A Mac Nut... More

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Calabash, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

While on Kauai, we were eating in really nice restaurants and just wanted a "really good" burger on our last day. We didn't want some chain, although in a Ruby Tuesday's in Linue wouldn't be a bad idea. We were thinking of more of a local place and this restaurant was recommended to us. We were there for happy hour... More

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went on a recommendation for their happy hour $0.25 wings and ended up having dinner and drinks. The atmosphere was great and the vibe from everyone was wonderful

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Camdenton, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Weak drinks, only so so food. If u want beer and sports on TV, then this is the place to go. Other wise skip this over priced, weak drink bar.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a sports bar in Lihue - the food is not great and the sports part is not so good either. The TV's were not synced - so we heard the loud TV around the corner but the tv's near us were on a different station. The food was not great - very heavy. The fish tacos were probably... More

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Magog, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

these are the best tacos i have ever eaten, the ambiance is festive, basketball is everything. i only had a very bad service, waited for like 45 minutes, it was rush... but 45 minutes is long

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch - my husband had the ahi "tostada", visually very appealing- ahi with a salad on a tortilla. I ordered the fish and chips - after making sure it was a crisp preparation. When it arrived, it was accompanied by crispy fries and catsup- no tartar sauce as was described on the menu. I requested malt vinegar... More

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St Paul
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was looking for a meal for the family and it was getting cose to 8PM. Restaurant across the street was our target but was closed. Doing it all over, I would head to Pizza Hut or other fast food as it is not only a better value, you would avoid having to sit in a filthy restaurant. The "Coconut Shrimp... More

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