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Dani's Restaurant

Japanese, American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
808-245-4991
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5:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A Change from Hotel Food

We though this to be a better alternative to Tip Top. It is very plain inside, but the food is good. You will experience the servers whizzing around with their carts, busing and serving. Off course, rise is an option to potatoes. Also you will find spam on the menu. Don’t be afraid to try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
SeanorLike2Eat
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We though this to be a better alternative to Tip Top. It is very plain inside, but the food is good. You will experience the servers whizzing around with their carts, busing and serving. Off course, rise is an option to potatoes. Also you will find spam on the menu. Don’t be afraid to try either. The service was great... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Mother and I took a chance and ate here. It was about 1:00pm and I believe place closes at 2:00pm. Wanted to eat "local" food . Mother's hairdresser suggested Dani's. When I'm visiting Kauai it's always a problem because I'm every selective and OCD. I wanted to try places where I don't usually eat. I remember away back when Dani's... More 

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White Plains, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

very local place. Busy this morning. We had eggs, I had bacon, my husband had ham. Food was good. Rice was tasty. Did think the coffee was weak. $$ was good. First time for us after many trips to Kauai. Glad we came. 😀

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Nothing fancy here except the delicious home cooked food. There are always two breakfast specials as well as a regular menu. Coffee is served by the pot here. Open till 1 Mon-Sat and closed on Sunday. Try the Kalua pork wit two eggs and two scoops of rice.

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Saskatoon, SK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Busy busy busy. This local hot spot has great eats. The food is good, the coffee is great and it is a local haven. Prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is simple and low key. Great spot to eat breakfast everyday. Hours are 5am - 11am Mon - Fri and Sat 5am -1pm. Have some pineapple pancakes. You won't regret... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nothing special about this place. Food was average, hard to screw up breakfast. Needs new flooring and fixtures. Prices good for Kawa'i.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband likes Moco Loco, but I noticed that there is a slightly different version on the menu that adds cheese, bacon, and green onions. My husband raved about it and is making up all kinds of reasons why we need to swing by there again for a meal. I am a vegetarian, so the hamburger patty does not appeal... More 

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Alpine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. The lunch menu is also served at breakfast. My husband ordered a luau plate which had a little bit of everything. I have just forgotten what I had! Anyway, I remember it was good and I liked that they put a pot of coffee on the table and it was included with the... More 

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SEQUIM
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Dani's restaurant is an institution in the city of Lihue. For more than 30 years they have provided good basic quality food, some of which are Hawaiian specialties. The service is always good, the staff friendly, and the food is both reasonable and of good quality. My first meal at Dani's was back in 1981, and when I'm in Lihue,... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Seat yourself, the menus are on your table, and enjoy a time when Hawaii wasn't all about high-rise hotels, celebrity chefs, and condos. We had the Tripe Stew with Poi, Beef Stew with Rice, and Ham and Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns, each dish getting a splash of their homemade Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water, the best in Hawaii! If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-4991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Polynesian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?