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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

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 48
    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
Try the lobster tacos

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
obiboo
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Tacoma
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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493 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tacoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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