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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 #80 of 125 Restaurants in Kailua
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My friend brought me to Pinky's after arriving in Hawaii -- the food was served quickly and was tasty! I got the fish tacos and they were crispy and very fresh - the mini flower tortillas were perfect for a bite size. I'd come back and try other things.

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Oceanside, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food is okay but the place is dated. The decor, carpet, tables, chairs, etc. are worn. The waitstaff are friendly however service is sloooowww. The food took a long time even though the place was only a third full. The prices seemed high for the quality of service and food. I'm not sure if I'll go back.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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