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Papa Ole's Kitchen

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54 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, Oahu, HI 96717
(808) 293-2292
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Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Get the mini!

Excellent local joint. The ribs are a bit grissly, but taste good. For goodness sake, order the mini! I ordered the regular teri chicken and it came with three 6-8 oz filets! I mean I like to eat but good grief that was a lot of food for little money. And it was so good I really tried to eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jena B
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Yorktown, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent local joint. The ribs are a bit grissly, but taste good. For goodness sake, order the mini! I ordered the regular teri chicken and it came with three 6-8 oz filets! I mean I like to eat but good grief that was a lot of food for little money. And it was so good I really tried to eat... More 

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Waianae, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The chop steak with veggies is to die for...love the food.....steak was soft and veggies were fresh....when I'm down that side of the island this place is always a place I have to stop at.....

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is a great spot for local food. My husband and I went for lunch. He ordered the prime rib, which was the special for the day, and I got the pulehu ribs after reading all the reviews. The prime rib was good and came with brown sauce because they dont make au jus but the ribs was incredibly... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Papa Ole's is a good local restaurant in Hau'ula, Oahu on the way to the north shore. The portions are large and the food very tasty. If you want a taste of what us locals like to eat, check this place out. One of the better restaurants on this side of the island.

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I stumbled upon Papa Ole's later in the week after trying a number of places in the area and Papa Ole's topped them all. The value was fantastic at around $10-$12 for a huge plate meal of Kalua Pork, Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Beef or short ribs with two scoops of rice, Mac salad or a garden salad. The flavors were... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stopped by for lunch people were way friendly and the food was sooooo good. Great place for a quick bit to eat..

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Cumming, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were told by two different locals that we needed to go here for a meal. We tried this diner after eating at other local restaurants and were please with the food. The portions were large and included two scoops of rice and mac salad with the plates. On this day, they were out of several dishes but the food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ordered Pelehu ribs which were wonderful, and teribeef which was good but too salty for my son's taste. The garlic chicken is also wonderful. Seating is limited so grab a space when you arrive if you can. Or take out:)

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Hauula, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Papa Ole's is just .2 mile from our home. 5 minutes walk and a favorite staple when we are hungry and d not want to cook. They have local fare at its best! I love their Pulehu Ribs and shrimps. Ask for medium rare, tender and melt in your mouth! Our son loves their Teri chicken and orders nothing else.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The place is a little bit of a hole-in-the-wall, but quite frankly, this is pretty standard for restaurants on Oahu outside of Honolulu and resorts. It was very busy, and we had to wait a while for our food, but it was good.

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Additional Information about Papa Ole's Kitchen

Address: 54 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, Oahu, HI 96717
Phone Number: (808) 293-2292
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Hauula
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, Oahu, HI 96717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Hauula
  • Phone Number: (808) 293-2292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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