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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 #47 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Good beer, lots of TV screens, delicious food too! Servers were friendly and fast. Open balcony looks across the road to a Kalapaki Beach where we could spot surfers catching waves.

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Everett, WA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Service VERY slow, food (when it finally showed up) was terrible. It is pretty hard to mess up nachos and mozzarella sticks, but they managed it. Only thing keeping this from a one star rating is that when the waitress finally came back to check on us (after we had the bus boy summon her) and we complained, she didn't... More 

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place really sucks. The tables were dirty. The drinks were served without cocktail napkins or coasters, so the cold drinks sweated all over the table. The waitress was perpetually nowhere to be found. My drink was gone, the ice melted and EVAPORATED before she came back to see if we wanted another! The food was so-so. The nachos were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stopped here before our flight home. It was close to the airport. It was night time so we couldn't see the view of the ocean that they seem to have. It's not on the ocean but across the street from it. I ordered the Ahi tuna avocado appetizer. It was very good. My husband had their ribs. He said... More 

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Kilauea, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Gave 'em another chance...in good conscience. sorry it still is below anywhere else we eat. And we eat everywhere, with or with out mainland guests,friends, local family. Burnt burger, calamari dried and inedible, warm keg beer, given no silverware/napkin when food came out 40 minutes after ordered. Server took order and never saw her again. Had to get up and... More 

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Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Despite the so so service we came back for the great food. Calamari were tender , crisp and very generous portion. The burgers, onion rings, and salads are super. Really nice view of bay.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

The concierge at Koloa Landing Resort told us the best place for fish tacos was Kalapaki Joe's. We went during happy hour and had a great view. We ordered fish tacos from the main menu and didn't know about the fish tacos on the happy hour menu. Bummer. It would have been a bit cheaper. Oh well Food was great.... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The food was ok, I had the Baja Nacho Salad. The cook must like onions, had plenty of onion on the salad. The staff was really nice and helpful. It took a while to get our food. But, my biggest complaint was the place needed a good cleaning. If you are going to have mirrors in an establishment, you need... More 

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Did not have the best first impression of the bar when we entered. They sat us in the most crowded corner of the bar. We waited 10 minutes for a server to get to us. It was about 15 minutes until Happy Hour and we said we wanted to wait to order some food. Before I could even finish my... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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276 reviews 276 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

...soon went downhill! We wanted a quick bite before heading to the airport and this was close to our hotel, so we decided to give it a try since it looked busy. Monday night football was on the numerous tvs and we were quickly seated. Our server appeared soon after and said he was doing last call for happy hour... More 

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Additional Information about Kalapaki Joe's

Address: 3501 Rice St, Ste 208, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1760
Phone Number: 808-245-6266
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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