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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 #67 of 123 restaurants in Kailua
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Bingham Farms, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I dined there during a college football event. The food was pretty good (Taro pancakes), but the poor server was swamped and had trouble keeping up with the crowd. Pinky's should have had additional staff on hand to service the event.

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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Very much a locals sports bar. Good value, good food, but slow service. No island atmosphere. Great place to watch the game with a cheap drink and food it is fine, but not the place if you want to feel like you are in HI.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We meet friends at this restaurant and to say we were disappointed is an understatement. The food was below Denny's and the service was slow. The only think that we liked were the pork nachos.

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Kailua, HI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We have gone to Pinky's ever since it's opening years ago. We are Kailua residents who used to go to Pinky's when too tired to cook on a weekly or semi weekly basis. Unfortunately, this past year we have seen a definite decline in the food listed on the menu which they say is not available, consistency of the staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a whim and the food was great. I had the fried rice which was very flavorful and easily enough to feed 2 hungry adults. My husband got their chicken dish with a mushroom sauce and he said it was delicious too. The Pinky's margarita was good but on the weak side, maybe because it was still... More

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FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had just flown in and this was the only place open. A local said that she didn't recommend it but that it was one of the few places still open. Waited an hour at our table for food that when it arrived was not tolerable. Left after only a few bites.

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Raleigh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Visited Pinkys in Kailua since its good enough for the president (Obama's vacation house is down the street). I found it OK in general, yet the pork was quite good. A few TVs for sports and several beer options. Staff was friendly and prices reasonable.

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