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“Best Buffet Ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kualoa Ranch Restaurant

Kualoa Ranch Restaurant
Kualoa Ranch, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #21 of 113 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Cuisines: American
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Buffet Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had lunch here as part of our day tour. WOW! BEST RIBS EVER!!! Very impressed. Not a big selection but to be expected at a cattle ranch! Chicken dish was awesome too!

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Buffet lunch was a let down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our lunch experience was Kualoa Ranch was part of a day tour on the Island of Oahu. My husband and I were hungry so we opted to do the buffet. The food tasted great and went down well at the time of consumption. When I got back to our hotel that night I didn't feel too great.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Anchorage, AK
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Delicious home grown burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We too were on a tour so didn't choose this place but.......since it is a cattle ranch it seemed to be a no brainer to choose the beef. I loved the taste of their hamburger. It was reasonably priced for Hawaii and the people working there were very nice. We had to wait WAY to long for our order however. But in all fairness they were slammed with lots of tours arriving at the same time. Not good planning by them. Still, I would eat another burger there again especially in that setting. When you go, sit out back. The flowering hedge is gorgeous with the spectacular mountain range as a backdrop. Just a beautiful setting.

Visited February 2014
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Tucson Arizona
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“Food wasn't bad, but place wasn't nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our Polynesian Adventure Tour dropped us here for lunch. Actually, the food was not that bad (100% better than at the luau!), but the whole experience was very mediocre. Our driver/guide talked about this place as if we were going to a real ranch. All we saw was a large cafeteria with lots of tour busses in the parking lot. First we waited to order, then to get our order, then lined up to pay, then searched for a place to sit down. Not the best experience.

The special that day (10/15) was the special pork dish. It came with fresh fruit and two scoops of rice, plus something akin to salsa sauce. The plate was full and only $8.50. Ice water can be had for the asking.

Their gift shop prices are much lower than at the Dole Plantation, so this would be the place to buy those special soaps and lotions to take home.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Quick stop on our tour...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

With only 30 minutes here, m'lady and I had ordered from the grill. Tacos were ok, and my loco moco was alright. The patty was overcooked, and her tacos were a bit salty. Service was the best part of this dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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