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Kani Ka Pila Grille

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Waikiki
American, Polish, Barbecue, 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, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Decent Food in the Outrigger Reef

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Les V
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great service and good selection of meals. Nightly local live music. Atmosphere is really good - not noisy and an out door feel.

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ate most of our dinners here. It was reasonable, good food and different mucical entertainers every evening. Did I mention it was outside just near the pool area. Very nice environment with lots of torches lit. Very calming and enjoyable!

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I went here almost every day of our recent stay for happy hour. And it was a very happy hour. They had really good live music and strong mai tais (only $5 during happy hour). I highly recommend the nachos with kalua pork. A plate of those nachos and the wickedly delicious and strong mai tais is... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We just wanted a light dinner and an early night as we were exhausted following an overnight flight and swimming and shopping. Kani Ka Pila fitted the bill perfectly - the staff didn't seem to mind us just having the mixed entree and coconut shrimp with our drinks and we really enjoyed the live music. Later in our stay we... More 

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Stillwater OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We enjoyed the casual poolside restaurant atmosphere. Service was friendly and reasonably responsive. We enjoyed the nachos with pork and the edamame appetizer. All went well with a cold local beer! Easy way to end a busy day when staying at the Outrigger.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The first night in Oahu we were worn out and wanted to stay close to the hotel. We were certainly not disappointed with Kani Ka Pila Grill. Great food! We also ate several lunches from the grill because they provided pool side service for the Outrigger.

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Congleton, Cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was a reasonable price, but my main problem was that the food wasn't hot. My husband enjoyed his meal, but he never eats his food hot. At home this would be called mediocre pub grub. The music was good and the setting was lovely. The service was very slow, they were very busy but obviously needed more staff.

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Keilor, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great poolside location with a nice variety of food. Atmosphere is wonderful and the kids can just swim and eat all day, while watching the sports on TV to their hearts content! Great staff, especially Dexter and Jeremy who are very friendly, welcoming and attentive. Mahalo from the Chitsos family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family voted this our best dinner experience. Pork sliders, Catch of the day- Mah Chong w/ garlic mash and fresh veggies and a terrific Vegetarian sandwich on ciabatta bread with asparagus and mushrooms. Hawaiian music, tiki torches, delicious (virgin) strawberry margarita on the rocks and strawberry daiquiris for the kids. Super friendly and very attentive staff. Would definitely go... More 

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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, 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, 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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