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All 91 Lihue Restaurants

Dani's Restaurant

4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
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Ranked #28 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 am
Cuisines: American, Japanese, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Gig Harbor
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fast, friendly service, reasonably priced ($16 total for two, including coffee). We had the two egg +meat+toast which was very good. It seems that Dani's is the place where the locals go for breakfast

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Ashburn, Virginia
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302 reviews 302 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I decided to try a "new" place for breakfast during our recent visit to Kauai and stopped at Dani's one morning. It's definitely a local hangout, but were made to feel welcome as tourists. A pot of coffee is left on each table, and there is no extra charge for coffee at breakfast. I had the loco... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hambuger steak breakfast is wonderful with 2 eggs, rice and gravy. Omelette choices and daily specials make this place a regular local hang out. You can even get lunch items for breakfast which makes it a nice change.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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143 reviews 143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast on a Monday morning, really crowded and the parking lot is tight. We found a table right away though and the service and food were great. Prices were very reasonable too.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Dani's Restaurant

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

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