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3501 Rice St, Ste 208, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1760
808-245-6266
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Staff Needs Skills

I am wondering if this restaurant group is getting too large too fast. The staff needs some training! Food was not good. This was definitely not up to any quality. Waiters confused orders.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
DRRIGBY
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Maine
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Before our late flight home, we did a pupu tour of Kauai. We ordered the Tostada Seared Ahi Pizza. Unbelievably wonderful. Pieces of grilled ahi with goat cheese and veggies on a crispy tostada. They class it as an appetizer so the price is also very good :)

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Kukui Mall KJ: First time there the food was great but service slow & the place was half empty. Second time, waited 30 minutes never got my drink, pupu finally came but was cold from sitting on the counter too long, after 45 minutes, still no food. My son approached the waitress & told her our food had been sitting... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The dragon salad is superb. Don't miss this item. We saw this salad on a table next to ours and immediately ordered it. Delicious......... That being said, the service is somewhat laid back and a tad slow. However, that being said it's a fun place that's a little too loud for our liking.

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Maine
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281 reviews 281 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I am wondering if this restaurant group is getting too large too fast. The staff needs some training! Food was not good. This was definitely not up to any quality. Waiters confused orders.

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Calgary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

So disappointed that this sport bar has been closed for the last several days. We want to watch hockey and they Said we can watch on one of their Many huge screens but thy have been closed!!! FRUSTRATING

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stopped by here this evening to kill some time before our 10pm flight and watch the NCAA games. Our waiter, the bartender, was eager to tell us about happy hour but the look on his face when we ordered iced tea and diet coke told the story. We went to the bar twice for refills. I had the pizza... More 

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hamlyn terrace
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We decided to try this and happen to sit down during happy hour, staff were so friendly, we decided to have chicken wings, corn chip's with salsa and 3 mai tais all for 20 buck's , my wife was abit drunk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have stopped by here 3 times now for a happy hour beer and snack. The chicken lettuce wraps are our favorites. You can watch the surfers and catch a game. Service was a little sketchy on the first visit because it was shift change, otherwise, we were very satisfied.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

noise a little too loud during game time, but Kalapaki Burger came our perfect! No consistency between restaurant at Harbor Mall (preferred) to Kukui Grove location. I like the original spot much better. Cocktails on the strong side but a nice selection.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Breaded mozzarella sticks were OK, but the fish part of my fish and chips was awful. The fish was battered AND crumbed (as per menu description), but very greasy on the underside. Inside the crumbs on the underside was grey, and I couldn't tell if it was fish or batter. Needless to say, I removed the mystery part and just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3501 Rice St, Ste 208, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1760
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-6266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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