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All 24 Kahuku Restaurants

Pa'akai

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
808-293-6000
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Ranked #12 of 24 Restaurants in Kahuku
Price range: $39 - $75
Hours:
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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San Antonio, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had been to Turtle Bay 5 years ago and eaten at Pa'akai, remembered it as being delicious and it didn't disappoint this time either. Unfortunately we arrived on a Sunday and the restaurant is closed on Sun. & Mon. so we had to wait until Tuesday, our last night there. There is still a little construction going on for... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We wanted to splurge on our last night in Hawaii and Pa'akai didn't disappoint. We went for the five course set menu with matched wines. The food was delicious and the portions generous for a five course menu, the wines perfectly matched and all at a very reasonable price for what was included. The restaurant had a romantic, quiet atmosphere... More

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Hauula, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We just celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Paakai and it even exceeded our experience last year. Our host Eleanor seated us at a table with a beautiful view of the ocean and a spectacular sunset. The food was unbelievable: fish and scallops were just right and the filet was cooked perfectly. And, of course, the chocolate soufflé was the highlight... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

being a foodie- this place is overrated and overprice. only good is the view. my poke made by tableside was too salty- you are better off to get a poke with one of the food truck. it is overprice!!! Go to ALAN WONG's for the price.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The floor to ceiling windows and upscale romantic atmosphere was beautiful. Perfect for couples! The food was a little over-priced for the portions you received. We got the raw platter and enjoyed it, but wish there were more great quantities of sea food on the platter.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is great restaurant for couples. My husband and I ate here while staying at Turtle Bay for our honeymoon. We got the chefs tasting menu with the wine pairings. I highly recommend this option. We got to taste all of the items that highlight the chef. Everything we had was amazing. It was all cooked expertly. I highly recommend... More

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We came here because we're staying at Resort at Turtle bay but we didn't know that it will be such a memorable experience !! Wow! That chef (John Armstrong!! I had to ask who the artist was -:) ... This Scallop plate and that Special Of Filet Mignon with Shrimp!! The shrimp was out if this earth and still probably... More

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Kahuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm a local resident and do not get the luxury to eat out too often. We chose to go to Pa`akai....which I still call "The Cove"!. We had a wonderful dining experience....the scallops that I had and the Monchong my husband had were both "to die for"! Our sever, Justin, was on point the entire service. In fact, the manager,... More

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Winnetka, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a rehearsal dinner at Pa‘akai, and the food was superb and service flawless. The staff was magnificently helpful and friendly. We chose filet mignon and monchong (local deep-water fish) surf and turf for the entrée, with the mushroom risotto for our vegetarian option. Our guests raved about both. The checkerboard cake is REALLY good. If you want to... More

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Moline, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The service and meal was five star at Pa'akai, we loved it !! The staff was very friendly and on top of getting our order, refilling our beverages, and clearing the table.

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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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