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“A great place for breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dani's Restaurant

Dani's Restaurant
4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
808-245-4991
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Ranked #28 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: American, Japanese, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Toms River, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A great place for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

We've been to Dani's for breakfast a few times over the years and it never disappoints. Good breakfast and the pineapple pancakes are to die for. Locals frequent this place which is only open for breakfast and lunch. The food selection is traditional and local style. The atmosphere is definitely diner meets cafeteria but the food and value can't be beat. Breakfast for two was less than $20 and the food is fresh and delicious. Given the crowds we are not alone in our assessment.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Where the locals go.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

We were referred to Dani's by a local resident when we asked for a breakfast recommendation. He was right -- the food was good and the price was reasonable.

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Hillsboro, OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Food is not too bad here, but the atomosphere is cafeteria style and portion very small (price reflects this and you get what you pay for) we left hungry and had lunch an hour later....

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Kaua'i, HI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Dani's Restaurant - a "local" institution for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

I read so many negative reviews from folks about this place - but what I think some forget is that this is truly a "working mans" restaurant - where local workers catch an early breakfast before work and the food is good and local and basic.....it isn't fancy and it isn't geared towards visitors...there is no atmosphere really - it is your basic breakfast joint....there doesn't have to be with great breakfasts such as omelettes, saimin, oxtail stew on some days...pancakes, etc.

If you are open to eating at truly "local" establishments that don't particularly cater to the visitor - but who welcome those who do show up and who enjoy really seeing how people who live here eat...this would be one of my recommendations.....I have always enjoyed their breakfasts and if you want to go someplace with a view of the ocean and a lovely atmosphere.....this isn't for you I'm afraid.

A great local breakfast place - inexpensive to boot!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Jolla, California
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Back in Time - When Food wasn't that good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

The menu cover says it all. An old photo of the restaurant years ago. Old, run down strip mall. More of the same inside. Food is ok - good value, but horrible atmosphere and nothing too special. You can do better.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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