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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, 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
Very nice meal

Traveling with family, we walked to the restaurant from our nearby hotel. Ursula greeted us promptly and seated us immediately. Mikey, our server, was likewise prompt and attentive. My wife and I split the poke, wedge salad and ribs. The poke was larger than we expected and absolutely fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Richard L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Traveling with family, we walked to the restaurant from our nearby hotel. Ursula greeted us promptly and seated us immediately. Mikey, our server, was likewise prompt and attentive. My wife and I split the poke, wedge salad and ribs. The poke was larger than we expected and absolutely fabulous. The wedge salad was tasty as well, but the ribs were... More 

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Norcal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped here to see Sistah Robi Kahakalau and Jeff Rasmussen play music in the late afternoon.... it was a relaxed and informal venue. Very enjoyable. While enjoying the music, you can order snacks (Nachos, Ahi Poke, a Pork Quesedilla, Popcorn Shrimp, Calamari, Hot Wings, Onion Rings....), salads (cobb, caesar, house or oriental), burgers, sandwiches, chili and dinners (steaks, fish,... More 

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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We spent 3 evenings here (not even our hotel) during our 8 day stay because the entertainment was amazing!! We got to know & enjoy local entertainers at such an intimate level we had to repeat over and over. At any moment a local would get up and just start to hula with the group playing music...much better than any... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Early special breakfast for $7.00 was very good. Restaurant next to the waterfall so you can take nice pics.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Outrigger's grill. It has a breakfast buffet with a nice variety of foods, but beware if you are vegetarian or vegan, not too much besides oatmeal and fruit. Coffee is delicious though.

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Fayetteville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you want to listen to some Hawaiian music this is the place, every night they have someone different, and the food is great, very relaxing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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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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