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Dani's Restaurant

4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
808-245-4991
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Ranked #29 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: American, Japanese, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We've been to Kauai 7 times since 2005. And Dani's is our must go to breakfast place whenever we are in town. We would drive from Kapaa to Lihue every morning around 6am. Dani's from exterior/interior appearance , it looks like a old school style cafeteria. It is spacious and seat yourself type. You would see a lot of local... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not the amazing local place many claim it to be. Prices are cheaper than most places, but the portions are also smaller. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area that are only slightly more expensive but much more worth it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You know you have struck gold when you enter a restaurant on a Monday morning and there is a waiting line to get a table and you are the only non locals in line. Dani's sits just off Rice Street in what looks like a small industrial set of buildings. We have passed it by for years when visiting and... More

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Barboursville, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped here based on a locals recommendation. It was okay and the food was decent but I wasn't impressed. I am pretty open to places to eat and not highly critical but I would pass by and try somewhere else. The food was just like any other food you can get at you local diner anywhere in the US.

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Northern California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My wife & I stopped for breakfast on Saturday 17 May en route to the airport. We are always looking for local eateries on Kauai and did some scouting along Rice street before heading to the airport. We arrived a bit before 10:30 which was lucky for us as Dani’s closes at 11:00 on Saturdays. My wife ordered the waffle... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Ok, local breakfast!!! Where else can you get rice, egg, sausage, loco moko? Every where but.... You can also get Lau Lau, Kalua pig, lomi salmon and my favorite tripe stew for breakfast. Yum yum

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Freeland, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nothing fancy, just good food. Good loco mock, just enough but not a huge, huge portion. Good service. Definitely not a place for ambience, just good breakfast.

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The service is nothing special, pretty much "Don't ask my questions. Just order your food please" mentality. So it wasn't the friendliest place, but the food was decent and affordable. I had the Dani's Special omelette which was a bit bland but on the healthier side. My boyfriend ordered the kalua pork which was very good. The hashbrowns were tasty... More

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iselin, NJ
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I had spam, hash, eggs and home fries. My wife's pancakes were not great but overall this was a nice, cheap breakfast spot. $20 after tip, all in. Only 5 minutes from Marriott Kauai.

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Seoul
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The boisterous crowd and Dani's slow paced service felt like a Sunday brunch. We were there actually on Monday morning! Tourists in a hurry would describe this restaurant in a less flattering way. By the time we finished breakfast, it was literally time for lunch. The menu and the decor are simple (i.e. no frills, not fancy, cafeteria-like). Pancakes come... More

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