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Kani Ka Pila Grille

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Waikiki
American, Polish, Barbecue, European, Hawaiian
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unadvertised Breakfast Special

Right in the pool area of the Outrigger Reef Hotel is this small poolside restaurant more noted for Hawaiian music at night, casual drinks, and tasty 'pupu' local appetizers than breakfast. We noticed a small advert somewhere that mentioned a breakfast special, which we decided to try, since the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Violette54
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Right in the pool area of the Outrigger Reef Hotel is this small poolside restaurant more noted for Hawaiian music at night, casual drinks, and tasty 'pupu' local appetizers than breakfast. We noticed a small advert somewhere that mentioned a breakfast special, which we decided to try, since the price was right. We were pleasantly surprised. Service was quick and... More 

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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Happy hour selections are good with nice cold beer. Breakfast specials are well priced with a local flair. An unexpectedly nice restaurant at the resort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in the lobby of the Outrigger Reef Hotel near the pool, this restaurant delivers exactly what it is intended to do. It provides good food and service. Prices are reasonable for Waikiki. What makes this restaurant stand out is that they have Hawaiian entertainment every night. Itʻs the real deal Hawaiian music with some of Hawaiʻis top performers.... More 

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Hawkesbury, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Menu is varied but last time I was there, did not find it great.As it seems to be a place for a light snack more than anything else, not enough of that on the menu.Find the rates a little high for this type of food establishment. Can be very noisy as beside the pool with a Band that plays at... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and friends stayed at the Outrigger Reef for 3 days in July. We went to the Kani Ka Pila Grille at least 4 times over those days. The bartenders are terrific. Very friendly and attentive. We had such nice conversations at the bar with the patrons as well. We really enjoyed the music and dancers. We went for... More 

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Central Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

20min wait. My fish was expensive and overcooked. My wifes pulled pork was also tough. Not sure why rated so high. No stop Hawaiian band, if you like that. Service was good.

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Ventura County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Tourist walk by this unassuming pool restaurant bar located at the entrance of the Outrigger Reef Hotel in Waikik, But if you are into Authentic Hawaiian music being performed by the actual recording artist then this is the place for you to catch some of Hawaii's top musicians doing what they do best each evening. Some of the artist who... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Kani Ka Pila Grille is a pleasant place for lunch or dinner given the calm live music and great poolside location. The food is decent - it's not anything to rave about but nor is there anything to complain about either. Prices are as expected for a hotel and the service is good and attentive. They do have a... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Always been a good choice but now the music is so loud of an evening that the girl booking you in has to shout resulting in us shouting back for her to hear and then when seated everyone at the tables were shouting to speak to each other! The music could be heard clearly out the back near the shorebird... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is essentially a pool bar and grill at the Outrigger Reef hotel. The food was decent, typical grill stuff. There are probably other places close that are better but overall is a good choice. They have nightly music which was very nice.

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Additional Information about Kani Ka Pila Grille

Address: 2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-924-4990
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Polish, Barbecue, European, Hawaiian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Polish, Barbecue, European, Hawaiian
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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