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All 127 Kailua Restaurants

Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
808-254-1112
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Ranked #97 of 127 Restaurants in Kailua
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
lansing mi
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224 reviews 224 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

More of a local and military place but they have a great aloha hour. Drinks are priced right and the apps are good. Pork Sliders were the best. Mi tais came with a free glass..wow..and the bartenders were great and very entertaining

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Kailua
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First off, the place is worst eatery in Kailua period! Since reopening, this place has gone down even more. The menu is so limited and bland. The staff could care less. The place shuts down at 9pm now, because nobody is in the restaurant. They start shutting off the lights at 8:30pm, while people are still eating! The general manager... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I advise anyone who desires to come to this establishment, PLEASE DON'T!! The owners, Rudy and Ronnie laid off the entire staff with no notice. Rudy made promises to his loyal staff that he would take care of them but obviously it was all B.S. Both owners are NOT local, obviously on the way they handle their poor relations with... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

In such a convenient location, but everything else is lacking. Service was non existent to slow. Food was just not good food. Fries just tasted like grease. Nacho chips were flavorless. Etc. Would be ok to just have a drink - big bar area with lots of TVs. But don't plan on being able to easily order more than one...

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Jacksonville, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Additional Information about Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

Address: 970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
Phone Number: 808-254-1112
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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