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Kani Ka Pila Grille

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2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-924-4990
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Very Happy Happy Hour!

The Happy Hour Menu is small but excellent. We ordered three plates and two would have been enough for two. The burger sliders were good and the nacho plate was even better. The mini chicken salad playe was wonderful The staff was terrific and the service was prompt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Patricia R
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Hendersonville
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Hendersonville
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276 reviews 276 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Happy Hour Menu is small but excellent. We ordered three plates and two would have been enough for two. The burger sliders were good and the nacho plate was even better. The mini chicken salad playe was wonderful The staff was terrific and the service was prompt.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our server was Debbie. She was our server last year also. She is more like a friend. The food and drinks were great. They are very generous with the food and on some occasions we shared one meal. Eating outside under an unbrella watching the waterfall was perfect.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our server was very attentive. The burgers were great along with the fries and onion rings. The only thing that would have been better is if they had a view over looking the ocean. They are rather tucked away behind the pool

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ate the loco moco for breakfast; was not the best; had to ask for coffee refill. The oatmeal was okay.

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Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Perfect breakfast size with the Pancakes and eggs and bacon and great value for the price. Lunch was also great but after the first lunch we did share as the meals are generous in size to much to one person

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Shellbrook, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed the meals that we had here - 2 breakfasts, several snacks and 2 dinners. Service was good and food was excellent quality. The breakfast special was a great deal.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food is absolutely excellent, and the happy hour deals are worth it. Live authentic hawaiian music every night from 6-9. You can't go wrong. Poolside, quaint.

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Aberdeen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant is owned by the hotel. The food was excellent and the staff are great too. Very attentive and polite staff. Nice ambience.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Kani Ka Pila Grille (which means "impromptu Hawaiian music session") is a great place to hang out and enjoy some world class music, yummy drinks, and pretty good food too. Check in on yelp and get a free macadamia nut sweet bread pudding! Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here from 6:30am to 10pm. Nightly live music/entertainment from 6-9pm. There... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We ate breakfast every morning while staying at the Reef Towers. My husband still says "I could really go for that pancake breakfast right now!" No doubt we will be back next time we are in Waikiki!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-924-4990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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