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Dani's Restaurant

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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 - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Locals hangout

Very busy on a Saturday morning, filled with locals, which is decidedly the way to discover good food at reasonable prices. Service was good and we felt that we were treated as if we ate there all the time. Service was prompt and the servers were polite and efficient. Lots of choices for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Bob H
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Reno
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Reno
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very busy on a Saturday morning, filled with locals, which is decidedly the way to discover good food at reasonable prices. Service was good and we felt that we were treated as if we ate there all the time. Service was prompt and the servers were polite and efficient. Lots of choices for breakfast, tradiional American, Hawaiian, Japanese or just... More 

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Hutto, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the place the locals go to. We had breakfast here and found it pretty good. It seemed like we were in senior citizens center considering the customers. It also seemed like most of the people knew each other. The food was good and basic. the service was good considering we were not locals..

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CORVALLIS, OREGON
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped in for lunch and found this cute little unassuming restaurant filled with local families. Of course, that is the sign of a good spot! We ordered the LocoMoco and it was delish! Great service, and a menu full of local fare, very reasonable prices as well. Get there early for lunch as they are only open until 1PM.

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Orangevale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went for breakfast on a Wednesday morning. We love eating at local places but felt the service was bad because we weren't local. That was too bad. Food was very average. Had the papaya pancakes but no coconut syrup. 2 of us ate for $13.

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HONOLULU
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is another popular locals place. I read about one of their recommended dishes in another magazine review and decided to try it. It's called the half and half. Half Tripe stew, half beef stew. Not to heavy it came with two scoops of white rice. It was pretty good although I prefer my tripe a little more cleaner tasting.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoyed breakfast here. Limited hours, so make sure you get there in time before they close. Portions are average. Serve breakfast and lunch. Easy to find. Would return again!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 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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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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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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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