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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
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Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Kahuku
Price range: $39 - $75
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Hawaiian, Healthy, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pa‘akai’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii. Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil. The menu also includes offerings such as the Kona coffee-rubbed New Zealand lamb rack with truffle mash and an elderflower and blackberry reduction, as well as a Hawaiian ranchers rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes. Desserts include a warm caramelized apple banana chocolate lumpia with coconut sauce, and a Waialua chocolate soufflé with Ka‘u macadamia nut sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar with signature cocktails and an array of appetizers, including selections from a seafood “treasure chest.”Pa‘akai has a contemporary, ocean-inspired ambiance of cool blues and natural fixtures, flexible seating for 110 guests, and an area for nightly live entertainment from renowned local artists.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The dinner and view were very nice. We had steak - really nicely done. Eating here was convenient, since we were staying in the hotel, and had a very busy day. The staff was attentive. We sat right by the window, but the place is small enough that most tables would offer a good view.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The resto is beautiful and the food is superb. the ingredients are of the highest quality. we cooked our own food on a hot salt bed and the steak was amazingly tender and the veggies fresh and awesome. it was great fun. the staff is superb as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great service, the poke was stand out. Wife loved the lamb chops. Mixed a nice Manhattan and view of the ocean from every table was great

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Incredibly delicious, fresh food. My husband had barely-seared ahi tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes, while I had the day's fresh catch (butterfish) over a purple sweet potato puree and bok choy. Everything was outstanding. It wasn't cheap, but the portions were generous. We sat outside, which was lovely, though the chairs were slightly uncomfortable.

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San Diego, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ok, it was our anniversary and so we wanted to do something nice and there are not a lot of fine dining restaurants up here so this is where we went. We got there just as the sun was setting and the view is spectacular. There is a great little surf break right in front so you can watch the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant provided both amazing service and delicious fine cuisine. We visited Pa' akai multiple times during our trip to Hawaii and will never forget the friendly staff, management, and mouth watering meals! We both loved the scallops as a starter and I always had to get the catch of the day because it was incredible every time! The steak... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

we did the 5 course dinner with the wine choices. the food was amazing and good portions. very expensive but worth it. the serivice was exceptional with very fast and attentive servers

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Highly recommend the Himalayan Salt Block appetizer!! Just beware of horrible customer service including a lying manager and incompetent hostess.

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Westlake Village, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Relaxing place with great live music that's not intrusive, excellent sunset views from indoor or outdoor tables. The onaga with sweet potatoes and onaga with taro were both good, and we had an excellent poke tuna appetizer. All around a nice meal and great service but expensive and not memorable

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I loved everything I ordered at Pa'Kai, and so did my fiance'. I also had the most amazing infused martini I've ever had in my life- vodka infused with coconut chips and pineapple, this has go to be the MUST TRY drink here!

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Additional Information about Pa'akai

Address: 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
Phone Number: 808-293-6000
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 75
Cuisine: Dessert, Hawaiian, Healthy, Fusion

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