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Kalapaki Joe's Poipu

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1941 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI
808-742-6366
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Very good, reasonably priced food and drinks. Good service. New location

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    Very good
  • 102
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  • 48
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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good fish and chips

We were a group of six and stopped here for happy hour and an early dinner. I had the fish and chips and they were delicious. Someone else had shrimp with a side salad and both were very good. This is a sports bar and the noise level is high so it is difficult to hear a conversation. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
suzmca
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Nipomo, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Nipomo, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were a group of six and stopped here for happy hour and an early dinner. I had the fish and chips and they were delicious. Someone else had shrimp with a side salad and both were very good. This is a sports bar and the noise level is high so it is difficult to hear a conversation. The food... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Typical sports bar food. One of my kids favorites. We often hit the one near the Airport (across from Anchor Cove) before our red eye flight home.

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Tacoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The fish & chips were greasy but the lobster tacos were delicious. Standard bar food & drinks, good service, leave your best artwork on the walls.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went here for happy hour and this place DID NOT disappoint. We enjoyed our meal very much! Best nachos we had on the island

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Have not eaten at any of their locations but the Poipu restaurant is closed for remodeling. There isn't any indication on their sign as to when it will reopen. Hopefully it won't be too long because it is right next to an active tennis center and would be a great location for a post match beer. Don't know what else... More 

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Ingleside, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Searched the west shore for food and someone recommended this. TV's blaring different sports. The only place where we were allowed to sit had NO view, no ambiance and poor service. We left while we were ahead. Seems that all of Waimea had special functions which meant no one could get a decent meal. Ended up at a DIVE in... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

And people had a lot of drinks with breakfast. Loved the bloody Mary's. Cheap tables and chairs but the food is worth it

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Lihue, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have gone here several times more recently. First, I highly recommend the Cuban sandwich. You can choose a side salad or onion rings for a small fee in place of the fries. The atmosphere is laid back, the staff is attentive, and the service is outstanding. I've never had to wait more than a few minutes for our food.... More 

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Urbana, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had lunch here twice. The beer is cold, the food is very good, and the staff was great. Parking can be an issue as the lot is undersized for all the strip mall shoppers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Kind of reminded of a mainland TGIFriday's or something like that --food-wise. My fish tacos were NOT good --husband agreed with me. Our 17 year old had a blue cheese burger and did NOT like it. Our 15 year old had a bacon burger and thought it very good. Hubby has salad with Poke and really liked it. So .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1941 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: 808-742-6366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Very good, reasonably priced food and drinks. Good service. New location

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?