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Kalapaki Beach Hut

3474 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 246 6330
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Ranked #10 of 90 restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Get the classic burger with fries. You won't be disappointed. I eat that burger once a week and love it they have a upstairs seating which had a view the bay.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Yes - as picky foodies - we agree - this is a pretty cool place. One or 2 steps up from a Food Truck - this funky little place has food as good as the reviews say - although I have to say I would have liked the Taro fries a little crispier - still good though. If you can... More

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Certain things on the menu were expensive for what you get, things you could easily make at home, while other things were reasonable for the amount of food you received. The two stack pancake plate was a reasonable price for the generous size of the pancakes, however none of us thought they were particularly tasty. I had the egg and... More

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Grabbed a bbq burger on the way out of town to the airport (5 minutes away). My wife and I loved it. Charcoal grilled and juicy. Reasonable prices by Hawaii standards. 2 burgers, fries and a drink for $20. Sat at a table in the parking lot. Not about the view. Came here with the kids 2 years ago with... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We heard about this place online and checked the reviews on TripAdvisor, most of which were glowing. Given that the nearby Marriott offers meals that cost nearly as much as a car payment, we gave the Kalapaki Beach Hut a shot. The restaurant is a two-story building with covered patio seating on the top floor (nice views), and a patio... More

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Conroe, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went during the lunch crush. We had phoned our orders in ahead but there was still a substantial wait even to pay the bill; the food took a good deal longer. When the order came out there were no drinks and I had to pay for them on the spot. The order wasn't correct, either. As to the food... More

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Roseville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I had breakfast here and it was the best breakfast we had in Lihue during our stay. We stayed at the Marriott Resort across the street and were able to walk. You walk up to the window and order your food; pick it up and go find a seat! There is seating upstairs! One of the best... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a good burger in the Poipu area after several weeks of fish and chicken, and Trip Advisor didn't let us down with Kalapaki Beach Hut. We each had the beach burger, I added cheddar cheese and green chile to mine, and they were wonderful. The green chile is not like the Hatch chile I grew to... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Not unlike other walk up and order restaurants, this one has delicious food in a VERY casual setting. (We've had chicken, fish and shrimp from these type of "specialty" restaurants and all have been good--just needed some beef last night!) The prime beef hamburgers we had were freshly grilled, juicy and delicious, served with fries. We carried our tray of... More

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Black Hut is an alternative to the expensive breakfast you get at the next door Marriott. It’s truck Stop style fast food. Coffee is good, service is very friendly and the atmosphere is OK. I will probably not go back there simply because I like my hash browns as pan fried shredded potatoes and not as deep fried fritters.

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