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All 17 Waimea Restaurants

Kokee Lodge Restaurant

3600 Kokee Rd, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The guide book recommends this restaurant, claiming it is hearty food. Well, I think the corn bread and chili are decent, but the burger patty is just okay. But if you do not plan to do picnic up in the canyon, this is the only proper restaurant you will find. It is on canyon drive, just pass 15 mile. But... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Like others have said, being the only game it town clearly helps this place stay in business. The service is quirky (Want a soft drink? The waitress points to a cooler and says "serve yourself."). The food is haphazard, unremarkable, and I suppose I should be happy that I didn't come down with food poisoning. It was apparent to me... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant has a good selection of snacks and even sells souvenirs. Definitely recommend the Portuguese bean soup. It is very good. Drinks are self service. Wish we had gone earlier then we could have breakfast here as they have a good breakfast menu. Sandwiches are quite pricey.

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A decent place for lunch, and convenient while visiting Waimea canyon. The Portuguese bean soup was not bad, and apparently scratch-made, though not very flavorful. Cornbread was additional cost, but was a good way to round out the lunch. All windows along the front, and we enjoyed people-watching (and chicken-watching) out in the visitor center parking area. Overall better than... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to Waimea Canyon and expected to be down the mountain by the time it was lunchtime, so didn't really expect to eat there. As it was, there's so much to see in this natural beauty of a place that, by the time we reached Koke'e Lodge, it was well passed lunch time and we were ready to eat.... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I liked the warm, moist cornbread, but the clam chowder was average. Service is good and quick, the atmosphere cozy, and the facilities clean.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We always pack our lunches when on Kauai to avoid expensive meals on the go. Since we saved a lot on dining out on our trip we decided to "indulge" here. The food is served on paper plates with disposable utensils and the food was just OK. What they lack in serving size they make up for in service. The... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The best part about this place was watching the chickens running around outside. The food was either canned or frozen -like a TV dinner from 1950 - and expensive for what you got. Plastic forks and floppy paper plates didn't help. I felt like it was a bother for the staff to wait on us. The curt responses were on... More

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Vancouver, BC
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This unassuming place had surprisingly great food. We came right after 11am, and I think this attributed to the food being so hot, fresh, and delicious. We ordered Portuguese soup (super flavourful), cornbread (moist, cakey, and hot-out-of-the-oven), and a hamburger (tasty, homemade patty). It is very casual (expect paper china) but worth a trip for lunch as you head back... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

There are a lot of mixed reviews about the Kokee Lodge, but the experience I had was pretty good. Three things were recommended to us by one of the guides we had - the cornbread, chili and coconut pie, so we tried all three enjoyed them all. The coconut pie was the winner of the three things we had. The... More

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Additional Information about Kokee Lodge Restaurant

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

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