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Keneke's

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41-857 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1626
808-259-9800
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Will always come back to Keneke's

We try to visit Oahu every 3 years or so, and Keneke's is always a staple on our trip. There's really not a great place to sit and eat though, so take your food to go, and head 3 blocks behind Keneke's to the most beautiful strip of beach you will ever see. Get the kalua pig...oy vey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
ericandamybarnett
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We try to visit Oahu every 3 years or so, and Keneke's is always a staple on our trip. There's really not a great place to sit and eat though, so take your food to go, and head 3 blocks behind Keneke's to the most beautiful strip of beach you will ever see. Get the kalua pig...oy vey.

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Calgary, AB
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's run down, smelly and full of character. Bible quotes line the walls and people line the sidewalk. Popular place with lunches, sandwiches and ice cream/shave ice.

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The staff was very nice and helpful with ordering. The food was just okay. I asked which dish was most popular and it is the Pig Plate. The portion size was enough for two people. The meat was bland and not well seasoned. The hamburgers were well received by my children.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very large potions of pancakes, eggs with toast and rice with bacon or sausage. The food was tasteful, it seemed a bit pricey considering the accommodations are fair, lime a dive. The staff was very kind and showed my boys the sheep and goats they had on the grounds.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place has the best BBQ. That would be called " Kaluha Pig". Very similar to BBQ back in the States, pulled pork. But with a Hawaiian flavor. Most of the BBQ places here don't even compare to this wonderful place. A true "hole in the wall" place very plain road side stop. But you have to eat here if... More 

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washington state
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130 reviews 130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Keneke's might not be the Ritz, but their Shave Ice is without equal...I kid you not! We love their pork and rice bowls, too. A great menu and the food is "dekine good brudda!" Really!

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Lancaster SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As I read up on things to do and where to eat while on my 11 day trip to Hawaii I read about this place. It came highly recommended and I understand why. Do not let the appearance slow you down. The food is awesome and man what a plate full, easily shared with someone with plenty to eat for... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I came here and ordered the mix plate. We shared the shoyu chicken, mahi mahi, and the pork adobo. We brought it back to the Makapu'u Beach and had a little picnic. The food was good! My favorite is the pork adobo. It was a perfect lunch with my hubby! Yummy food and the beautiful Hawaiian Scenery!

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Classic Hawaiian plate lunches are 1) HUGE 2) include a killer protein ( I suggest the Kaluha Pig) 3) include white rice and 4) have great macaroni salad. This place is a DIVE, it's way off the beaten track, the dining room is open air with a roof, it's creepy dirty with bible verse graffiti all over the walls and... More 

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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I know there are many other places to get shave ice but this place doesn't it right! Great flavors, super thin shavings of ice and huge portions. We get a scoop of ice cream in the bottom and it makes for the best shave ice in the world. You sort of end with a "creamsicle" treat. This place is a... 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?