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Kokee Lodge Restaurant

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3600 Kokee Rd, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
808-335-6062
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice stop for lunch during a visit to Waimea Canyon

Quaint lodge with casual atmosphere serves simple but fresh food with lots of flavor. We have enjoyed their sandwiches and Lilikoi pie. The nachos looked amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
WATERLOGGEDinWA
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quaint lodge with casual atmosphere serves simple but fresh food with lots of flavor. We have enjoyed their sandwiches and Lilikoi pie. The nachos looked amazing.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Somebody had brilliant planning and vision to place a restaurant here. It's basically the equivalent of a highway rest area plaza. Food, restrooms, shopping, and a place to stretch (or photograph chickens). You'll be glad you stopped.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was good and service was friendly. It was bucketing down with rain outside and this was a good place to stop for a break and wait for the cloud to lift.

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Thank Mark C
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After two long, beautiful hikes, we stopped in at the Kokee Lodge Restaurant for a late lunch. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the chili with cornbread to the apple salad and grilled cheese sandwich, and finally the coconut pie. The ambiance was very welcoming.

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Thank HP-and-CE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sweetest bartender, charming little shop and quaint area to have a picnic, gorgeous grounds and lots of chickens! Pretty good wine selection at the bar as well

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Thank TXtraveler03
Sandia Park, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unplanned lunch here turned out to be just great. The burger was incredibly good (homegrown beef) and substantial, but the coconut pie was simply awesome. Very relaxed and worth a stop.

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Thank Katrina8491
Adelaide, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to stop and have lunch after exploring the Waimea Canyon State Park and the Koke'e State Park. It is next door to the Natural History Museum. On the day we visited the menu was limited as they were updating their kitchen. However, the meal we had was excellent:- quiche and eggs & sausages. The... More 

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Thank Blueseas30
Orange, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was not that great; it was a more of a "seat yourself, more menus are in the front" restaurant according to our waitress. I wasn't too impressed with anything until I bit into my burger. The fresh beef made it probably the best burger I have ever had. The others in my group weren't able to say the... More 

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Thank Breanna M
Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice lunch/snack stop on the Canyon Drive and needed as its a long trip especially with hikes. All day breakfast, plus a couple of home made lunch specials and sandwiches. Full service bar. Its rustic, in the middle of the forest and a couple of thousand feet up so don't expect cordon bleu, but do expect excellent fresh free range... More 

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Thank Ruperto
Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Kokee Lodge Restaurant is a good place to stop and take a break from driving through the Waimea Canyon State Park. Be aware that at lunch time it will be overrun and service, as well as the food, will suffer accordingly. However, the servers are all friendly, albeit spread too thin. We had a combination of sandwiches and plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3600 Kokee Rd, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-335-6062

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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