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“Very disappointed in food and service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of KO KO Cafe

KO KO Cafe
2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
(808) 955-0555
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Ranked #253 of 1,789 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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112 reviews 112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very disappointed in food and service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Ordered lamb for dinner that was supposed to come with potato Parmesan gratin. First, I was never told that they had burned the gratin so they served with mashed potatoes. Secondly, the rack of lamb was lacking in taste and did not come with much a jus that might have helped; although, the little I was served was lacking flavor. Third, the vegetables served were decent but overall a dissatisfying meal. Finally, I will not be a returning customer to this in-house cafe and have a week left in the hotel.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lathrop, Ca.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and the prices compare to Denny's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The food is excellent, if you can get a seat on the Veranda, the view is breathtaking. Their Breakfast Buffet is not only a great deal, but you'll never go hungry.

Visited November 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great value - get there early!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Had breakfast at the KoKo Cafe several times. Always chose the buffet for $13.95 (no tax!!). Omelette station or eggs to order. Eggs Benedict off the buffet line were PERFECT - which seemed amazing to me - whites done and yolks runny. Fresh fruit and Belgian Waffles. My only complaint was that the menu never varied the entire week we were there. I wouldn't have minded having Spam or some other meat once in a while. They open at 6:30am - get there early, no waiting and sit where you want. Get there after 8:30am and you will probably have long lines. I was shocked at the line as we were exiting on our last day. Sitting on the patio was a beautiful way to start the morning.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

KO KO's food was pretty good, wait staff were pretty good. A short wait to get in due to the receptionist also having to take diners to their table. Very good Breakfast buffet.

Visited November 2013
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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This restaurant at the Hale Koa is located close to the beach and is on an upper level that gives it a great view of the beach. The lanai seating is the best. We had lunch and breakfast here and both were excellant.

Visited September 2013
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