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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Lihue Location is open daily from 11am-9pm

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Visitor rating
  • 277
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Best Italian house salad

I LOVE this restaurant! It is small and cozy and the food is delicious. My favorite that I ALWAYS order is their house salad with balsamic vinegar...it is huge, with kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh lettuce, and french bread on the side. I always order it with the grilled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
PrincessPoi
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Lihue, Hawaii
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  • Families with children
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Lihue, Hawaii
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I LOVE this restaurant! It is small and cozy and the food is delicious. My favorite that I ALWAYS order is their house salad with balsamic vinegar...it is huge, with kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh lettuce, and french bread on the side. I always order it with the grilled chicken or grilled shrimp. Recently I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

At first, it seemed like we might not get in because we did not have a reservation. It is a smallish restaurant, but there is a hidden main dining room behind the front as well as a lounge area (with bar) in the back (with its own separate entrance). The lounge area does not take reservations and was wide open... More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There are two - KP Lihue and Kauai Pasta in Kaapa. Same family that apparently separated after some issue. Trip Advisor has this as the Lihue location BUT the picture and map link is to the one in Kaapa. This review is for KP Lihue (next to the 7-11). We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate our daughter's... More 

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Riverside
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We visited Kauai Pasta based on the reviews. We dropped $80 for dinner for two which should give you a top notch experience. However, the food was quite average. We were fairly disappointed. This is close to resort prices for a meal without the same quality. I would pass.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Was very pleased....great martini, service, food was excellent. NYC style. Very happy to have found it on the internet. Happy we cancelled our four star four dollar reservation.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Roasted cauliflower delicious as a side with Pasta. Mojito was refreshing and nice choices for appetizers. Relaxing place to catch up with a friend or dine as a family.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ate here twice during our stay on Kauai, once for lunch and then for dinner. Service and food were excellent both times. Would highly recommend the mozzarella and caprese appetizers. Side of meatballs were just ok (too many onions). All pastas were very good, especially the Greek pasta. Veal and fettuccine were strong too. Decent wine list. Didn't try dessert... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Food in Hawaii is bland for my taste in general. But this place had excellent dishes and wasn't too over priced as some other places. I had their lasagna and it was excellent. Very friendly atmosphere

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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Being so lucky to travel to Italy earlier this year, we were able to compare this Italian food to the real thing. The marinara sauce was as close as we've ever had to Italy. It was to die for. I nearly marked them down because they didnt seem to season their chicken much, but the sauces more than made up... More 

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Phila PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Truly a delicious dinner. Appetizers we're great and by themselves could have been an entrée. The selections for Entrees were unique and we'll explained. Service very good and friendly. Atmosphere is contemporary and clean. Good Air Conditioning, as it was very hot outside. This is on our permanent list of restaurants to return to.

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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, Pasta

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?