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Kauai Pasta Lihue

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3-3142 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245-2227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lihue Location is open daily from 11am-9pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 254
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New name (KP Pasta), but this is still the best restaurant on Kauai.

Located in an unassuming strip of stores opposite the Garden Isle newspaper in Lihue, you won't eat here for the views. But the food is first rate, the service is friendly, they play a variety of sophisticated music as a backdrop and the atmosphere is inviting (there are a number of original works... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

KP Lihue didn't live up to the hype for us. I had the pesto chicken pasta and the pesto was average (at best) and if the chicken were any drier it could have been mistaken for my stale bread. The mixed drinks come in a small glass, just barely bigger than a shot glass. I'd stick with beer or wine... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Located in an unassuming strip of stores opposite the Garden Isle newspaper in Lihue, you won't eat here for the views. But the food is first rate, the service is friendly, they play a variety of sophisticated music as a backdrop and the atmosphere is inviting (there are a number of original works of art on the wall that set... More 

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Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You might not expect Italian to be local and fresh but they make it happen. With traditional dishes offered along side of Fresh Catch specials, there's something for most. Fast service, LARGE portions. Parking is a MAJOR issue/negative so be prepared.

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Kauai Pasta is a small restaurant but the food and atmosphere is awesome. A mix of tourists and locals alike make this restaurant a must go. The food is excellent, and a restaurant is family friendly, but at the same time nice for a date dinner. Make a reservation if you can since they can by pretty busy. Worth the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went here with a bunch of friends because we heard so many good reviews that we had to test it out. But honestly, it was okay. Not horrible, but not the best meal ever. However, on Alaska Airlines the next morning, it was fabulous! Try it for yourself!

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Port Perry, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had dinner twice at Kauai Pasta, and enjoyed every morsel! This is a small restaurant with a very local feel, the excellent kitchen prepares each dish with flavour that satisfies. We ordered off the menu, we felt the specials seemed too complicated with competing ingredients. We left feeling like we had found a new favourite Italian restaurant, full and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Kauai Pasta caters the First Class meals on Alaska Airlines flights from Lihue, Kauai to the US Mainland. My wife and I were flying back to Seattle and the dinner on our flight was the Slow Braised Beef Short Rib in a Coffee Barbecue Sauce with cheddar scalloped potatoes and bacon and green bean saute. The meal was FANTASTIC! The... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Their food is always very good and fresh! They even have GLUTEN FREE pasta!!They have great salads. My favorite is the Arugala Goat cheese salad. The pasta with clam sauce is excellent too.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The location in Lihue is quite small so be prepared to wait for a table, but I assure you it is worth the wait. Everything is wonderful especially the basil pesto pasta! The Kapa'a location offers lasagna which is always my husband's favorite.

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Eugene, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were told about Kauai Pasta Lihue and after their mouth watering description we had to go. Great small bar area that seemed to be a friends meeting spot. The food was excellent. We all tried something different, the Chicken Marsala was the best, with the Fettuccine Alfredo and close second. We will go back each time we visit the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-3142 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808 245-2227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Lihue Location is open daily from 11am-9pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?