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“Brought a group and the meal lacked service, quality, and disappointed us all” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill
970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
808-254-1112
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Ranked #89 of 126 Restaurants in Kailua
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Chicago
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455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
“Brought a group and the meal lacked service, quality, and disappointed us all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

I've enjoyed this place numerous times before, but something has changed.
No one in my group of 9 liked their food. The food came out in groups of 3 numerous minutes apart. One member of our group was stuck without food for more than 8 minutes after the table was served. No one appologized or even seemed to care.
Fish tacos were as bland as white sheets on a white wall. Not much flavor for Mexican.
The atmosphere is 1950's without the retro flavor.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

5* food with great service. Music on a Sunday night is blues - good listening and dancing pleasure. Just moved into a home 1/2 mile away. We are stoked.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TN
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

On our recent vacation we ate at Pinkys twice. Both times were good service and good food! Try the Kahlua pork quesadilla! The only thing we thought was pricey for the portion....but when in Rome right?!?!? There were 4 in our party, we all got something different on each of our two visits. Everthing was delicious and fairly priced. The Khalvi ribs were KILLER!!!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent fish and chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Loved the fish and chips, (&15)some of the best I've ever had. The fish tacos ($15)were good and the chocolate lava cake ($8) was good. We didn't bring any kids with us on this trip, but if we had, I definitely would have had the balloon animal guy stop by. Those were some of the best including mermaids, dolphins and alligators. The wait staff was nice, I'm just not sure who our waitress was because four different people took care of us. The pizza looked amazing, so maybe another time on that one.

Visited April 2012
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Oahu, Hawaii
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“Terrible food andbad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The place is run down. We order fish and after 20 minutes, the waitress came back and told us they ran out of. We order something else which didn't taste right. The location is great. Wish they could get a new chef and re-do the menu.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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