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Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
808-254-1112
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Ranked #76 of 124 restaurants in Kailua
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Sunday night at 7:00 pm and the restaurant was pretty empty. Despite a lot of vacant tables, they could only seat us in the lounge, not the restaurant. Not enough staff? Service was slow, but when we were finally helped, wait staff was nice. We had: Kahlua pig platter - very tasty pork! Fish tacos - only so-so. Coconut shrimp... More

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Ottawa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had the Kalua pig plate since they ran out of ribs.The pork had no flavour.it matched well with the bland plain rice and blandMac salad! It was my worse meal during my week in o'ahu

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited Pinky's at the normal dinner hour: just after 7 PM. In other words, early enough that you'd expect them not to be out of everything worth ordering ... but they were. When we attempted to order, the waitress informed us that they were out of both the fresh fish of the day and the BBQ pork ribs, none... More

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Houston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The night we went they were out of at least half the items on the menu, but the burgers we had were good and the other items are large party shared were pretty decent. Sometimes you just want to eat in a reasonable pleasant setting that his nearby. That's Pinky's.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I've been here a few times over the years, it was always what it was a dive-y sports bar with half decent food but the staff were always perky and attentive. If you live in Kailua it's pretty much the only place to go if you want a drink and can't drive. I ended up back here last weekend at... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped at Pinky's on our way back from the north shore. It was just after 5pm on a Monday so it was not very busy and were seated right away. They had Abolute vodka drink specials for happy hour, but were out of Absolute so it would have been rail drinks. That's not much of a special. My friend... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The coconut calamari and coconut shrimp are simply superb at Pinky's! The bar is also wonderful with a great selection of cocktails that the mixologist gets just right. Definitely one of our favorite spots on Oahu!

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Bingham Farms, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They have a wide variety of seafood choices and were so willing to accommodate a fussy eater in our group. The ambience is pleasant. We will return.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

They have some pretty good happy hour specials. Their shake a ritas have become so watered now that I do not order them which is too bad because they used to be very good. The pizzas are also good but can only be ordered on the weekends which is when I am not in the area, so they may have... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Very friendly staff and delicious food!! We had the pork sandwich and it was amazing!! Fresh ciabatta roll piled high with tender juicy pork and topped with slaw. Don't forget to try their signature cocktails!! We had a great time and see why all the locals hang out here!! Can't wait to go back next time I come to visit!!

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