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

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hawaii Traveller ate at Dani's

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
AkuByrd
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HONOLULU
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 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
191 helpful votes 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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39 reviews 39 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?