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Tip Top

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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 2333
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 42
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Spam like a local...

Had my first Spam here, the local where very nice and thrilled that we found their little restaurant. Clean, friendly , worth the out of the way drive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Rugbyy2011
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Wilmette, Illinois
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Tampa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Recommendation from a local, there was a wait of approx 15 minutes for lunch but well worth it. Filled with locals. We asked for recommendations and got their oxtail soup and the loco moco. Both delicious

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Wilmette, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had my first Spam here, the local where very nice and thrilled that we found their little restaurant. Clean, friendly , worth the out of the way drive.

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San Marino, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice comfort food!my wife love the oxtail soup and my son likes the loco moco. We came in late so we missed the pan cake by 1/2 hours. We tried to go back again but they close so early-2:00 everyday.! Takes me awhile to get adjusted to " Kauai" style...

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SLC
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our family of four ate there once during our visit and loved it. All four meals were tasty. Definitely a local feel to the place which was awesome.

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Gold River, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Strange little place with yummy pancakes! loco moco. long lines on the weekends for a table. truly a locals place!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went there for breakfast - fast and efficient once seated. Food came out really fast and they boast good pancakes. I thought a pancake is a pancake...wrong! Delicious!!!

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so ca
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Really a locals place, and it's super busy for breakfast but they tend to get customers in and out fast! Loco Moco was very good according to my son and husband with flavorful gravy and crispy hamburger meat. I had eggs with their corn beef patties and sticky rice. Really good. Fluffy pancakes and good coffee. Even brought some packs... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Really good breakfast popular with locals and tourists. The pancakes, french toast and breakfast bento were great. Service was efficient with a big attitude that has to be practiced in Kauai. Vibe is I will serve you but be quick, don't ask questions and I have no patience so don't push it. No atmosphere but very good food, clean environment,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's a pretty hidden and slightly deceiving looking spot, but serves pretty good food. Their specialty is their oxtail stew, which is pretty tasty and filling. I had the honey stung chicken, which was fried pretty well but didn't taste like honey as the name said. That was served with veggies, mac salad, and rice. Be sure to check out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great restaurant, good service, very clean, lots of locals eat here, a little pricey but worth the money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808 245 2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 7
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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