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Kalapaki Joe's

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3501 Rice St, Ste 208, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1760
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun, packed out bar full of great drinks, sports on TV!

Our first night on the island, we went here for happy hour and were not disappointed! Every table is full, the drinks are flowing, the tacos are amazing. We saw some nachos walk by, wow!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hesperia, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Hesperia, California
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night on the island, we went here for happy hour and were not disappointed! Every table is full, the drinks are flowing, the tacos are amazing. We saw some nachos walk by, wow!

Thank Jewelty123
Orange, California
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got to the restaurant and had a wait, not a big deal but we were able to observe the lack off staff. Maybe someone called in sick. Not sure but they could use more staff We ordered our breakfast from a menu with plenty of different options. We rec. our food after a 20 minute wait and it was cold.... More 

1 Thank JIM B
Anchorage, Alaska
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We went to Kalapakis on the advice of our zipline guides. It was excellent! Get the margarita and the pork tacos. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jenifer B
Kauai, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The best happy hour and on the island! Beautiful traditional music, excellent service and warm atmosphere!

1 Thank IrinaPrima
Kapaa, Hawaii
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great place to get together with friends, watch some sports and have a big plate of Nachos. Food is good and the service is usually on the ball.

Thank TheLoreSeeker
Denville, New Jersey
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We heard this place has best happy hour but missed it as it is from 3-6. Ordered an Effen skinny mojito which is cucumber vodka with muddled cucumber and mint. It was really refreshing. Ordered the fish tacos which fresh catch was mahi mahi. They were delicious and served with a side of chips and salsa. Hubby had a burger... More 

Thank jkwasnick
Princeville, Hawaii
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I frequent Kalapaki Joe's every time I'm in Kauai. I ordered the Chicken Sandwich and not only was it way too thick to eat as a sandwich, the chicken was so dry, it was hard to swallow. I literally could barely get it down not to mention having to take it apart to eat with a knife and fork. I... More 

Thank Linda P
wilmington, de
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were on vacation in Kauai and it's hard to eat out with kids and find reasonable fare for a reasonable price. This restaurant, which is in Kukui Grove Shopping Center is convenient for families who want to dine out and stock up on snacks and groceries at the same time. Shopping centers can be a Godsend for vacationers. You... More 

Thank Jo D
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

many different flavors and combinations for everyone. All five of us really enjoyed it. And went back a couple times during our five day stay, recommended

Thank Bonnye H
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was in the Kukui Grove shopping center and had a pretty good vibe for a sports bar. We ate outside and enjoyed the trade winds while having good conversation. There were lots of good items to choose from and wouldn't mind going back to try more. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank imalittle1

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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