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“Pancake heaven” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen

Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen
151 Hekili Street, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2804
(808) 263-7929
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Ranked #18 of 132 Restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Morgan Hill, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Pancake heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent banana pancakes and would go there for these. Eggs were OK, not great and cause the loss of a star in the review. Be prepared to wait 20 to 30min for a table. And cash only.

Visited June 2014
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English first
West Palm Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing pancakes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I went to boots and kimo and the waiting line was big outside . Once you get in its a small quaint dinner FULL of football theme. The service is quick and the food is good but what floored me was the macadamia nut sauce pancakes, they were dilicious! So go early and try those pancakes.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Breakfast Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I highly recommend the macadamia nut pancakes! Every bite melts in your mouth! The restaurant is not that big so you might have to wait. Don't try to get in without having everybody in your party because they will just turn you away. Breakfast at Kimo's is a must do if you go to Oahu.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 restaurant reviews
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“So So”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Hmm. With so many options on the islands, Boots & Kimo's has a few things going for them. But then on the other hand, not so much.

We went to Boots & Kimo's after our hike up Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) and obviously - worked up an appetite. We could have eaten anything at that point. Tired + hungry = eat. anything.

When we got there, service was spotty. Staff didn't seem to care that they had JUST opened, and well- they already had a line of people ready to serve and feed on a fabulous, gorgeous Hawaiian morning.

Coffee was absurdly disgusting. Bottom of the barrel coffee. Seriously? At opening time? So what did you do? Pour last night's batch and stick it in the microwave to reheat??

Macadamia Nut Pancakes - they were delicious. THIS is what they have going for them.

Pulehu Ribs - "we ran out" - wait, what??? At opening??

Grilled NY Steak - when I say I'd like it medium, that's very different than WELL DONE.

Yearly visits to Hawai'i will no longer include Boots & Kimo's. Try CINNAMON'S instead! They are far superior by a long shot.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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So Cal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast We Had on the Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The macademia nut sauce on the pancakes was all that we heard it was! You can tell the waiters & waitresses are accustomed to handling a crowd because not one of them seemed stressed by it and all we super friendly!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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