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41-857 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1626
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Great variety of Hawaiian food here.

We ate at a lot of food trucks on the East side of Oahu because we were exploring that side of the island and our airbnb host recommended them. Kenenke's had a really good selection of menu items, far better than all the rest. We had 3 different menu items and enjoyed each one. The interior is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at a lot of food trucks on the East side of Oahu because we were exploring that side of the island and our airbnb host recommended them. Kenenke's had a really good selection of menu items, far better than all the rest. We had 3 different menu items and enjoyed each one. The interior is very basic, kind... More 

Thank Shelleyash
Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We make a trip to Keneke's every time we visit Oahu! Best lunch plate deal and the food is awesome!!!! We pick up food then take it to the beach to eat! LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

Thank Shannon R
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food- just ok. Surroundings - dirty Sorry, I thought it would be a fun, Hawaiian type thing, but we were very disappointed. The girl working there was very nice though, if that helps at all. And, all the scripture in the building and paper cups was appreciated by my family, but that doesn't make up for the terrible condition of... More 

Thank Lauralynn29
Honolulu, Hawaii
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Prior eats at Keneke's were solid 4s, today's visit was a let down. Ordered the kalbi and mahi plates with a pineapple milkshake. Kalbi portion was generous and seasoning was well marinated and tasty, but meat was very fatty and tough, plastic knife was useless for this meat. Mahi portion was average, pieces were small and thin, a bit dry... More 

Thank Grant K
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

i wanted to give this place a very good, but based on facilities i can't. was pouring down rain so we had to eat in their covered eating area, which is basically used by locals as a homeless shelter. bathroom was disgusting, bugs all over the place. but the food was very good. id recommend ordering food and taking it... More 

Thank John R
Kalispell, Montana
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My family and I ate lunch here while visiting the island and found it to be a good value for the amount of food that we received and the food was good as well. The only issue was that the restaurant itself is pretty ran down and we saw multiple ants. One could say that this is island living and... More 

Thank TravelBrainstorm
Waimanalo, Hawaii
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Food is just ok for fast food. Nothing special. Cleanliness doesn't appear to be a top priority. Parking is limited.

Thank kanaia808
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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141 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I grew up on this side of the island and must have driven past this place a hundred times at least. We finally stopped here to eat one day after picking up my son and his friends from the beach and they were starving. For some reason the wait was extremely long even though they weren't very busy. But never... More 

Thank Lopaka M
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We spotted Keneke's on the way to Hanauma Bay, and made a point of stopping on our way back since it looked like a place where the locals eat (ie; not touristy in any sense). The food was excellent, although you do have to wait, and great value. There is a small eating area that is quite "interesting" (pigeons flying... More 

Thank Dublin3
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Keneke's is my families favorite stop as we drive through Waiminalo, Oahu. If you are a visitor to Oahu, it's a very authentic "local" stop. My husbands father lived just down the road on the beach and as a child he walked to Keneke's. When we moved to Oahu, I took my horse there and he lived up the road... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41-857 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1626
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waimanalo
  • Phone Number: 808-259-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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