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All 12 Hauula Restaurants

Papa Ole's Kitchen

54 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, Oahu, HI 96717
(808) 293-2292
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Hauula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

On every trip we take around Oahu this is where we stop for lunch. The staff is awesome and the food is delicious. You need to try the Big J's special which has Hawaiian Style pulehu ribs prepared with Hawaiian sea salt and grilled and a generous portion of shrimp with rice too. Another must try is their hot buns... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very casual with indoor and outdoor seating. Appears to be a locals favorite place to eat. We ordered take out, very generous portions!

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My FAVORITE find during our trip to Oahu. During our trip everyone raved about all the shrimp trucks and poke stands but in my opinion Papa Ole's blew them all away. Went there 4 out of the 6 days we were in Oahu so that tells you something. The staff was super friendly and the food was amazing. I kept... More

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Westlake Village, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

be sure you are the right customer for this place, it's in a shopping center with a parking lot view, the food is good but salty and fatty with lots of heavy carbs, macaroni, rice etc. You get a huge plate of well cooked food, lots of meat (fatty) but calorie dense. I should have stopped at one of the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We got the special of the day which is usually a good choice if you don't eat Hawaiian food all the time. And it was amazing. We went several times because it was just that good. Not a huge amount of seating but it was perfect. We took ours Togo and they gave us forks and knives along with it.... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Great food. Unbelievable prices! It is located in a local area that is a small restaurant, but it was my favorite place on Oahu. We went there twice .

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed in Hauula for a staycation and were close to this restaurant. We ate here twice during our stay and enjoyed the food very much. Good quality and portions. Also, the people who work here are friendly and nice. I definitely recommend this place if you are passing through Hauula.

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Aloha, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nothing fancy about this restaurant, in fact, old floors, old walls etc. about 6 tables for 4 with picnic style tables outside to accommodate more. You just step up a level to order at cash register, wait for your food to cook, listen for your name, enjoy! large generous portions of good food cooked with local style and flavors. Meat,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

When driving by this place, you wouldn't think too much about it. BUT my husband and I visited the island a month ago and absolutely enjoyed our meal here, that we ended up driving half-way across the island just to have their delicious food one more time before we flew home. Their short ribs are the most tender and juicy... More

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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Had the Aina special-mini. For $7.00 I had a ginormous hamburger steak, sauted mushrooms and onions, white mushroom gravey, way more than one scoop rice and one scoop mac salad. Topped off with a all you can drink soda, all under $10.00. Could not eat it all, could be share able for 2 average or small eaters.

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