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“Good find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Haleiwa Joe's

Haleiwa Joe's
46-336 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
+1 808-247-6671
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Ranked #1 of 114 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Haleiwa Joe's at Haiku Gardens is a hidden gem out in beautiful Kaneohe, Oahu. Enjoy delicious steaks and seafood in our open-aired restaurant while absorbing the breath-taking Hawaiian views of the botanical gardens below, lined with the majestic Ko'olau Mountains!
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

This was a great find. The restaurant sits at a botanical garden with amazing views. The food was wonderful, cocktails were delicious, and one could not beat the incredible atmosphere and ambiance.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food, great location - but the attitude wasn't so good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

We just returned from dining at this Haleiwa Joe's on our last night on Oahu. The two ladies I was with properly ordered off the dinner menu. I wanted a hamburger, the lounge, (full and separated by only a waist high wall 8 feet from our table) serves an 8 oz hamburger, but as our waiter stated; "Our dining room does not serve hamburgers." I appealed to management and was grudgingly served a hamburger, "this time only". Wow, hamburgers are now a management decision!! Pretty good food at a beautiful location, but look out for the attitude!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockton, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Top notch restaurant with a great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

We visited this restaurant on a whim with my brother who is stationed at the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe. He had heard of it but never visited. When we left, he said to me "In three years of living here, this is the best restaurant I have eaten at in Hawaii." I could not have agreed more.

The setting for this restaurant is picture perfect - large vegetated mountain with clouds rolling by with a lush jungle like atmosphere surrounds the entire structure. The beautiful pond below is incredibly tranquil.

The food was wonderful. I enjoyed their Prime Rib, which was cooked exactly the way I enjoy it, bone in, medium rare. The cut was 24 oz with the bone for 30 bucks. My brother had the NY Strip Steak, which he said was on par with some of the finer steak houses he has been to (Ruth's Chris, Alexanders, etc). My wife enjoyed their asian ribs, which were a tad dry, but had a smoky and sweet sauce that we were wiping off the plate with our fingers! Also, try the rock shirmp appetizer, they were awesome!

The drinks here are also well made with plenty of booze - you get your money's worth!

Haleiwa Joe's is great as a romantic date-typ place but is also very kid friendly. We saw a great mixture of couples and families.

If you are ever on the east side of the island, near Kanehoe, you must give this place a shot, it is well worth it! Keep in mind, they do not open till 5 pm!

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Wash, DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great Food, Pretty Restaurant, Warm Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

Our family of 4 had excellent food and a wonderful evening here (8/19/09). We loved the steak, fresh fish and spicy shrimp appetizer. As many have said the restaurant and surroundings are beautiful - just the perfect atmosphere for our vacation. If I was rating just on the food and atmosphere, I would give Haleiwa Joe's a 5. Our food was so well prepared that I expected better wine service. Our red wine was served HOT, like maybe 80 degrees. Also there were very few wines by the glass. Service was quick, but not at the same level as the food. Our server was befuddled by things like where to put our entrees when he had not cleared the appetizer plates before bringing out the entrees. Although attentive, he did not appear to be as experienced as I would expect given the surroundings.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“most memoriable dinner of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

Actually had dinner here two nights in a row! The most perfect, romantic dinner we've ever had. Service and food were exceptional. Wonderful memories.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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