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Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

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American, Seafood, Barbecue, Gastropub, Pub
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970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
18082546255
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Windward Oahu's prime place for family fun dining with ono grinds and daily...
Windward Oahu's prime place for family fun dining with ono grinds and daily pupu specials. Live music Friday nights featuring local artists. Kailua's largest bar with 11 large screen TVs for sports lovers. Perfect for special gatherings or Hail and Farewells for our Military Ohana for up to 120. To best serve you, kindly request reservations for parties greater than 8.

Located at the corner of Mokapu and Kalaheo in Kailua just a half mile from MCBH back gate. We are your windward place for good times and family fun.
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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Mia Tia's this trip

We were on our trip around the island - we were hungry so we stopped in at Pinky's. We had a great waitress named Ronnie - we ordered two mia tia's which were so good! The best we had on the island this trip. We also ordered two cobb salads. The joint was very empty when we arrived. It took... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Darcy S
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Riverside, California
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of visits to Pinkys primarily for the selection of craft beers. The bar lady was very chatty and pleasant and the beers excellent. On the one occasion that we ate there the food was typical bar style steaks and ribs, all well presented and tasty.

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Thank PauloLevoBoxo
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch on our stay and it was a bit disappointing. We got pork nachos For $12. The pork was great! But Other than that nothing special. Average nacho cheese salsa other toppings and an unknown liquid our nacho chips were swimming in.

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Thank Emily G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Hate to be so mean but you're better off drinking here instead of getting food. Are there once and that was enough for me to never go back. Over priced and tastes like crap, if I were to ever eat crap I think it would come from here

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Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

If your looking for a place that has great food, attentive wait staff, and act like they care for your service this place is NOT for you. It was suppose to be under new management well they need some Restaurant 101 classes. About 8 people at the bar it took 45 minutes to get fried mushrooms. It took over an... More 

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2 Thank Shannon F
Riverside, California
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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were on our trip around the island - we were hungry so we stopped in at Pinky's. We had a great waitress named Ronnie - we ordered two mia tia's which were so good! The best we had on the island this trip. We also ordered two cobb salads. The joint was very empty when we arrived. It took... More 

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1 Thank Darcy S
Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I can not stress this enough... If things don't always go as they should, it's the SERVICE RECOVERY that can make all the difference. Let me start with I have gone to Pinkys for years, hell I even worked there at one point under the original owners. After the old school managers and chefs left (Ian, Mary, Keola) the place... More 

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Thank KendallJackson P
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Where do I start with Pinky's. This place was bad for many years. The original owers had this place running all cylinders, good food, beverages and service. Then Rudy became the owner, that's when this place took a nosedive. The food got cheap, service was slow and very inconsistent. The place looked real shabby. Then they partnered with another investor.... More 

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4 Thank Palipu
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family stopped at Pinky's on a Friday afternoon and enjoyed the pork nachos. It is on the pupu menu and enough for at least 3 people. It was very good but could have been warmer. Seems it sat a little before adding the tomatoes and peppers. The kailua pork is delicious on the nachos. My daughter had the chili... More 

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1 Thank Mandy B
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good food and service. Had a good night here. The staff very friendly and helpfull. We being tourists in a unfamiliar area they gave us some tips about what to see and do in Kailua

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1 Thank twobuzz
Madison, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very Hawaiian. Located in small town Hawaii not far from the Marine Corps base. I liked ordering the coconut shrimp.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 18082546255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Gastropub, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Windward Oahu's prime place for family fun dining with ono grinds and daily pupu specials. Live music Friday nights featuring local artists. Kailua's largest bar with 11 large screen TVs for sports lovers. Perfect for special gatherings or Hail and Farewells for our Military Ohana for up to 120. To best serve you, kindly request reservations for parties greater than 8.

Located at the corner of Mokapu and Kalaheo in Kailua just a half mile from MCBH back gate. We are your windward place for good times and family fun.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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