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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Very good, reasonably priced food and drinks. Good service. New location
Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great macademia nut pankcakes

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Cupertino, CA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cupertino, CA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Blind Bay, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Kalapaki Joe's is a wonderful relaxing place to stop for lunch. The old Hawaiian building, outdoor porch and view of the grounds and water makes this a great place if you want atmosphere. It is really too bad that the food is a little more than adequate. We had fish and chips and fish tacos. The fish in the fish... More 

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife and I stay close to this restaurant while in Poipu. We went for lunch the first day we were there and it was great. We went there a few days later and it was closed. There was no signage. It remained closed and we checked thinking it maybe went into receivership. About the 4th day a hand written... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food here was very good. Had the ahi tacos and they were excellent, but the portions are huge and one person could easily share a meal. Service was average as were the prices.

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Kauai, Hawaii
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Decided to stop here for lunch.. total of 8 people. Hostess was nice seated us almost right away. The server on the other hand, was barley seen. She stopped by our table once...only to take our food order. Hostess brought our drinks (which the server was making because there was no bartender) and our food. The food was horrible. Anything... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had eaten at Brennecke's beach broiler already and were looking for something different. We found this one on Poipu Rd and decided to give it a try. We were starving. We had a large group of 9 and they accommodated us no problem. The atmosphere was fun and just what we were looking for. The children's menu was great... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pleasant atmosphere. Fun place. Open air Lots of televisions for games etc. good food. Great place to watch games with friends

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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

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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