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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 14
    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
If you see a place filled with locals, STOP IN

The first time we ate at Papa Ole's was for a friend who needed a burger, fries and soft drink. His burger was huge, the fries were huge and he had a large drink for UNDER $10. The next time we stopped by, the restaurant was closed due to a new roof on the structure. Not to be deterred we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Pam Y
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Beulah, MI
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Beulah, MI
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The first time we ate at Papa Ole's was for a friend who needed a burger, fries and soft drink. His burger was huge, the fries were huge and he had a large drink for UNDER $10. The next time we stopped by, the restaurant was closed due to a new roof on the structure. Not to be deterred we... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We don't normally eat at the same place twice when traveling, but the food here is so good - we SCHEDULED time to come back. Go early in the afternoon if you plan on ribs - they may run out. Very popular and all for good reason. Food-coma portions at reasonable prices. An unsuspecting little spot in a strip mall... More 

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Saskatchewan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It may not look like much but it's fantastic. We did their big rib and shrimp combo for $18 and it was enough for both of us! We ate at many shrimp trucks and this was by far the best! We talked about it for the rest of our trip! We ate at probably 20 different places in Oahu and... More 

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201 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My friends had the burger which they raved about! I had the Kalbi Ribs cooked medium and they were so fresh and yummy! The macaroni salad was also good. However, the banana pie is a must!!! Nice place to sit inside or out. Friendly service as well.

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Bountiful, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a little, laid back restaurant with North Shore ambience. We ate breakfast here & it was oh so tasty! I had the Supreme Pancakes -- banana, chocolate chip and macadamia nut, cooked right in the pancake. My husband had the Ham and Cheese Omelette with hash browns and toast, as well as the Hawaiian Sweet Bread French Toast.... More 

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Redmond, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great place if you want to be low key and mingle with the locals. The food was excellent, although many dishes were sold out by the time we got there (6:00PM) But the Sautee Shrimp and the Steak and mushrooms were divine. We are told my the locals that the garlic chicken and the peanut butter rolls are the best.... More 

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Calistoga
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Yum! Roast pork and gravy with rice. Reminds me of something my grandfather made. This isn't a fancy restaurant -- more like a take-out/diner so I can't say it was excellent but if you want some deeply satisfying old fashioned good food this will do. Plus the guys were nice and it was a mellow place for locals.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Fast service and great food on Super Bowl Sunday! Friendly staff too...the outdoor eating area was very clean...

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had the teriyaki beef and the grilled fish (two dinners and one drink for $30). The portion sizes were good and the dinners came with two scoops of rice and macaroni salad. The strips of beef were very tender and the teriyaki sauce was very flavorful and sweet without an overpowering salty taste. The fish was good but according... More 

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Oakland, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Went to Pap Ole's, next to the Long's, and tried the ribs, the garlic chicken, and the cheeseburger. All were good, but the clear favorite was the chicken. Went back a couple of days later for breakfast, pancakes huge and tasty, fried Spam just right. Eggs, omelets, all good. Not fancy, but this is what we like to find in... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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