We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kalapaki Beach Hut

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3474 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 246 6330
Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 439 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small but worth stopping for...

Once in awhile you find a great place by taking a chance... the Kalapaki Beach Hut is a little hard to find due to its small size, i.e., by the time you see it tucked away off the road you are already past it - but it is worth turning around and going back for. They serve breakfast, lunch and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
DanM320
,
Boulder, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
Add Photo Write a Review

439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Kauai, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Coconut water. :) Fires w/tarter sauce Yum! The cookies Yum The fish sticks Yum The veggie burger Yum. All around Yummy food good service nice view lots of stuff to do around kalapaki beach hut! Aloha. :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Marriott and were looking for an alternative to eating at the hotel when we came across this little burger shop and ordered takeaway. Tasted amazing and was so fresh and didn't feel too greasy at all. I'm back in Australia now and I wish we had a place like this! Do yourself a favour and get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Marriott and were looking for options that were less pricey, where we didn't need to get in the car. The kids loved the burger meal - fries were great. The fish sandwich was outstanding. It was really fresh and delicious! We also ate breakfast there another day. The egg sandwich with wasabi mayo was one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Once in awhile you find a great place by taking a chance... the Kalapaki Beach Hut is a little hard to find due to its small size, i.e., by the time you see it tucked away off the road you are already past it - but it is worth turning around and going back for. They serve breakfast, lunch and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lihue, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I ate fish and chips and cookie and had coconut water every time I eat here it's really good. We like it a lot the tarter sauce is homemade and Its really good. :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
seattle
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

stopped by on the way to our condo for lunch. Tasty burgers. I experimented with the Kauai Taro burger; the sauce makes the burger. Also have Taro fries. Nice view from the upstairs deck...parking can be tricky.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had heard about shave ice so when we saw that Kalapaki Beach Hut served it, we decided to give it a try. I had one that tasted like a creamsicle, complete with vanilla ice cream in the centre. It was delicious. We tried shave ice at another place and it wasn't as good as this place; we came back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We come to Kauai about 2-3 times a year. Being fish fans, we've always appreciated this "shack". The fresh fish sandwiches are very good and if you eat up on the balcony it is as pleasant fast food meal as you'll have on Da Isle Bruddahs ( sorry, had to throw that in there). Wish they had one on NorCal.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stopped here late morning for some lunch after arriving at the Lihue Airport. The burgers were quite tasty and so were the fries. It's a roadside stop - seating is limited upstairs and we lucked out with parking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The burgers were excellent. Tried the Taro fries--just not for use. Not a lot of taste to our liking --lots of salt used and sorry it didn't do much.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Kalapaki Beach Hut also viewed

 

Been to Kalapaki Beach Hut? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3474 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808 246 6330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kalapaki Beach Hut staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?