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Crouching Lion Inn

51-666 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730-9819
808-237-8981
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Kaaawa
Price range: $0 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Quebec
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Langley City, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I did not eat here but visited the Fine As* store beside it and purchased some dirty balls, salty balls and sticky butter balls... ALL scrumptious and a MUST try. Stop in while driving up the north shore for a very yummy little treat!

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Hatsukaichi, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Hawaii revealed didn't give this place much love, but when the family and I visited, (3 separate times) it was really nice. I think this probably has something to do with tour buses. If the place is really crowded for lunch I wouldn't stop, here or anywhere else, but we hit the place a little late at night and the... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Ate dinner our first night arrival. Very friendly wait staff. Good food; nice setting with many tables on patio. You overlook highway and ocean. Lots of choices. Also, visited bar once during visit. Staff there very friendly & outgoing. A great stop on North Shore.

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Howards Grove, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We sat at a cute little table outside. The service was great. Food was very good ~ everything is more pricey on the islands, but it was comparable to other restaurants on Oahu that we visited. And the drinks were delicious!

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Central Coast California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're expecting a 5-star restaurant then keep on driving. If you desire a place with character, fresh food, nice views, Hawaiian charm of a roadside stop with quirky decorations and sea-shell wind chimes, then this is a good place to stop. It is not directly on the road, it is way up the hill with a great view and... More

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Punaluu, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Our meal was very good. Steamed clams the best! However, the service was terrible. Very slow, not enough servers for a busy Sunday afternoon. The bartender was the waitress too. Ridiculous.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Mai Tai's here are Something worth traveling for from Honolulu.....the North Shore and the Polynesian Cultural center are sites to be enjoyed along the way!!! There is some great Seafood awaiting your palate....and those island drinks are there just waiting for you!!! Better known amongst the locals.....worth a stop whenever you find yourself in the area!!!

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