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41-857 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1626
808-259-9800
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Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Waimanalo
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A local friend highly recommended Keneke's for plate lunch, but I couldn't quite bring myself to eat solid food here given the rundown appearance. However, the shave ice looked too good to pass up, and we were not disappointed. The fresh ice (we had to wait a few minutes for them to make a new batch) was soft and fluffy--a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We saw a sign that they had shave ice and we'd been craving it all day. It was excellent. While we sat eating our shave ice, since it's impossible to drive and eat shave ice, we read the rest of the menu and noticed what others were ordering. This one guy couldn't stop talking about the plate lunch he had... More

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Deltona, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Their plates lunches are amazing! My favorite is the Teriyaki Chicken with (OF COURSE) mac salad. Even on the East Coast I still crave their food!

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Lancaster SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In my endeavors to make our Hawaiian trip the best that it could be I studied every piece of tourist info I could. Keneke's came HIGHLY rated for its excellent food. As I passed the building I had some reservations about stopping but when I gave my friends the info I had read they agreed to try it. We still... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were driving around exploring the island when hunger struck. We had heard good things about the plate lunches and thought we would try one. I am so glad we went here. The amount of food we got for the price was excellent and it tasted great. The mac salad was fine but the proteins and rice were awesome. My... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Don't be deceived by the outside appearance - the ice cream is really good, and I'm not one to praise every ice cream place. One scoop is huge!!!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As this place has gained in popularity, the taste and quality has gone down. Yes you get large portions but food was bland and overlooked. One order never made it out and we had to fight the crowds to get what we paid for.

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Fremont, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Lunch time and passing through the area. Stopped here because there was a line, which had to mean that it was either great food or a bargain. It was the latter. For the $8 plate lunch special, you get one choice of protein, which in my case was 3 large bbq chicken thighs, choice of rice or french fries, green... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were advised by the owner of our vacation rental to get our lunch here and to eat it on a beach close by. So we did!. The place itself is really old but that is also a bit the fun of it. The lunch was freshly made and was absolutely ok for the money paid for. Go there for... More

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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The food is average, the dining room atmosphere is the worst, but their shave ice is excellent. Their dining room is dirty with old furniture and the walls are covered with kooky religious sayings.

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

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