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Kani Ka Pila Grille

2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
808-924-4990
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Ranked #40 of 1,916 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waikiki
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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We dined here the morning of our 35th wedding anniversary. We were scheduled for a tour of the Polynesian Cultural Center and decided to have breakfast at this restaurant due to the location beside The Outrigger Reef Hotel. We were there at 7am and chose seating next to a small waterfall. Our server, Sean C. immediately came to greet us.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a pretty good set up. They have: - a small stage with live Hawaiian music, but not too loud - a bunch of tables both 'inside' and under umbrellas 'outside' - a really good pool - a pretty good menu - good service For a casual lunch or dinner, I can recommend Kani Ka Pila.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We are staying at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel, so this is located right in front of us every time we get off of the elevator. We decided to eat there one evening when we wanted something nice, but casual. The big added perk is that from 6 - 9 pm they have Hawaiian themed musical entertainment. With... More

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Santa Maria, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We've been eating breakfast in Waikiki every morning for a week now. Lots of decent places. Eggs and things (about a 5 minute walk from Kani Ka Pila Grille) is nice too, same quality of food, as long as you don't mind the 40 min to hour plus wait EVERY DAY (unless you are there EARLY!). Three times now we've... More

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Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food here is pretty good. Happy Hour is great - half price drinks and discounted appetizers. Ate here twice (not including Happy Hour) and no complaints. Big thank you to two of the servers Angela and Mark...super friendly and very professional.

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

each morning near the pool and garden waterfalls area. They had 2 excellent breakfast specials each morning for $7. We also had POG with spiced rum at the bar each afternoon which was great!

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Santa Barbara, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were staying at the Outrigger Reef and came in from the airport STARVING. We didn't even go to the room before hitting the Grille at the pool on the ground level after checking in. We should have walked around just a little bit more and would have saved a bunch! My son got a little flatbread pizza ($12) that... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good variety in the menu; Happy Hour 3-5PM (1/2 price drinks); great service. Live nightly music and a great place to socialize with your own party or meet new people.

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St. John's, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had appetizers here on our first night in Waikiki. The food and service were very good and the nightly entertainment was excellent. Not sure what it would be like for a full meal but for drinks and bites it was very good.

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Minneapolis, MN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here our first night at the hotel. The mahi sandwhich was wonderful! Service was good and prices were reasonable overall.

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