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Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen

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151 Hekili Street, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2804
(808) 263-7929
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local Food with A Flair

Kailua is a popular place not only for it's beaches but for it's variety of good local grinds. Boots & Kimo's has great food and is known for it's fantastic pancakes. It is quite popular and if you don't want to wait in long lines that go around the block; go early before 8 am. Had an awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Lehi, Utah
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

this is one of my all-time favorites places to eat. especially the macadamia sauce pancakes no syrup needed its so good! the breakfast meals are kinda huge! this place is so popular there's a long line all day, everyday from opening to closing. so i always order my food takeout!

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East Rochester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Seriously. I'm so sick and tired of whiny, pretentious reviews. "The line was too long" ... "The wait was too long." Boo-hoo-f-ing-hoo. You know what? Next time you want breakfast, get your fat a-s out of bed earlier to avoid the lines. Service too slow? Put down your g-dang cell phone and TALK TO THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU.... More 

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Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you don't mind waiting for an hour outside for a table the food is yummy. With the tour busses coming with throngs of Waikiki refugees, I have stopped coming due to the crowds and long waits.

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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Kailua is a popular place not only for it's beaches but for it's variety of good local grinds. Boots & Kimo's has great food and is known for it's fantastic pancakes. It is quite popular and if you don't want to wait in long lines that go around the block; go early before 8 am. Had an awesome omelette and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Sometimes you have to wait an hour for a table here; but no one complains once they've had a bite of the banana pancakes topped with thick macadamia-nut sauce (they've got their own committed following) at this Kailua breakfast and lunch spot! Brothers Ricky and Jesse Kiakona treat their guests like family. At lunch the signature is a plate of... More 

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Draper, Utah
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The Banana Pancakes with Macadamia Nut Sauce is a MUST try! The pancakes were so light and delicious! The sauce was out of this world. My son was the only one that initially ordered them. I ordered the eggs benedict- they were good but nothing special. My husband and other kids got the omelets- good, but again nothing overly special.... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Best macadamia nut pancakes with their special sauce hands down and this is the only Boots & Kimos in the world! A must and be sure to check out Lanikai Beach while in Kailua!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was my first time visiting Oahu and I was brought here by my friend. We were a party of two, so we sat down almost immediately after entering the door. Larger parties had to wait quite a while for seating as it is a smaller establishment. Upon hearing about their famous macadamia nut sauce on banana pancakes, i was... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When my cousin asked what we wanted to do for breakfast - did we want to go to Boots & Kimo's, I jumped at the chance. I would finally get the chance to see if they lived up to the hype. We ordered a plate of banana pancakes with the mac nut sauce to share for the table. Pancakes took... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The pancakes were the best I have ever had. It's a small place and if you don get there early the wait can be hours. Cash only. Worth it!

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Address: 151 Hekili Street, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2804
Phone Number: (808) 263-7929
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Hekili Street, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: (808) 263-7929

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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