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Crouching Lion Inn

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51-666 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9819
808-237-8981
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the shot at least...

On the road again. On the road restaurants may be a trap for tourist. This is good, the food is honest but not spectacular. It worth a shot.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Jose D
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On the road again. On the road restaurants may be a trap for tourist. This is good, the food is honest but not spectacular. It worth a shot.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was our third visit to this restaurant and we have never been disappointed. We were there for a late lunch - around three in the afternoon but the server was really laid back and nothing was too much trouble. enjoyed a great lava flow - very refreshing on a hot day - and the food was great, freshly cooked,... More 

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Hamburg
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we stoppes here from our way back from the north shore to honolulu. my husband had the daily fish (very yummie) and i had the tuna and avocado sandwich (was not great, but ok.. lots of tuna salat on it). the staff was nice and fast: we only had to wait 10 minutes for the food. price was reasonable: all... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went here twice! First for afternoon cocktails and then later for dinner. Very pretty view, friendly staff, wonderful food!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Excellent location and good food -stopped in here twice for lunch during our two North shore drives-believe it's about to close for renovations-so be quick!

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our small group stopped visited the Crouching Lion on our last night on Oahu. There were a few groups seated in the restaurant area, and live music coming from elsewhere in the building. We were encouraged to "sit wherever you like". We chose to sit inside the open air building. The walls inside were a light color and the wood... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After touring the island and on the home stretch back to Honolulu, we decided to stop and have dinner. It was Thanksgiving day and we absent mindedly overlooked the possibility of places being booked up for dinner. It was 4:30 pm or so and they were just lighting the tiki torches outside the restaurant when we pulled into the parking... More 

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Quebec
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to this restaurant during the summer of 2014. Our experience in a nutshell: awful! First of all, it took them more than an hour to prepare two salads. There were only two other couples in the restaurant, so no, they were not busy. The service was terrible: the waitress kept forgetting about us. I guess that's why it... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stopped here August 22 for an early dinner with the family after the awesome zip line tour further north in Kahuku. The zip line staff recommended this place and it was the perfect coastal setting for a casual meal. If you want 5-star dining then go to Honolulu but we found the service friendly and efficient and the food and... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Definitely worth the money. Recommended the crab cakes and coconut shrimp! Pass on the steak. Get the Sex on the Beach instead of the Mai Tai. Must see.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51-666 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9819
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaaawa
  • Phone Number: 808-237-8981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?