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Kani Ka Pila Grille

2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
808-924-4990
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Ranked #39 of 1,921 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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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our family of four had a nice, reasonably priced meal at this lovely outdoor restaurant steps from the Embassy Suites Beach Walk and Waikiki Beach. While the food wasn't particularly sophisticated or Hawaiian, it was well prepared, professionally served, and everyone was happy. Prices were reasonable for Honolulu.

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a breakfast and lunch at Kani Ka Pila Grille. We found the servers to be pleasant and helpful. The food is high quality, well presented and reasonably priced.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate there last night and the food and service was wonderful. The waiter was very attentive and made sure we had full glasses all the time.

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Erie, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Prices were reasonable, beer was cold. Service was exceptional. We ate there all 3 nights. The last 2 I went down and got our dinners to go and took them back to the room. The grilled vegetable sandwich was sublime. The pulled pork was very good too. Its worth a try and there live authentic Hawaiian music every night by... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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132 reviews 132 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As a group of friends we visited here a few times. Atmosphere is above average for "poolside dining". The live hawaiian music in the late afternoon and evening is often very good and adds to a great unpretentious experience of cocktails, food, and music. Considering the location, the price point is amazingly low and the service is very good. Melissa... More

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Paris, Texas, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate dinner here straight off the plane and enjoyed it. E ahi tuna wrap and fish and chips were great. Our server, Cliff, was very friendly (even when he split our party of 13's checks). Prices were reseanable at about $16/dish. And the live music was very fun.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This grill beside the pool serves tasty pupus and burgers, fish and meat dishes at very reasonable prices. Wine is $6 a glass during 'happy hour'. There is live entertainment every night. Wait staff are very friendly.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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