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The Eastside cafe

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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
+1 808-823-9500
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food coming out of that kitchen is fresh, local, beautiful, and most of all, delicious! Daily specials include fresh fish caught that morning . AND they are open until 9:30pm when most places close at 9 or earlier. Best place to grab a bite after landing late or on your way back to the mainland! Poké nachos are my... More 

Thank Freakels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant, nice atmosphere, great authentic and accommodating staff and the food was nothing but excellent. Especially the tuna was out of this world - thanks for the great dinner!

Thank Alexander K
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is all freshly prepared, top quality and the portions are large. The staff are the most pleasant and friendly I have come across. When paying the bill you are not asked 'do you need change' like in some restaurants where it is presumed you are leaving a tip.I don't know why it is only ranked at number 30,... More 

Thank lynneallen586
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner 3 times in a one week stay. They are very accommodating with dietary restrictions. They told us they can make anything on the menu gluten free. Our server, Kerry, was awesome. My 8 yr old loved their edamame. Would go back tonight if I could.

Thank macsoft
Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in this place because the owner was catcalling customers from the door way. Figured we'd stop for a drink and maybe get some dinner. The waitress was just... a total space cadet. She brought us a bowl of edamame which we ate, and took our drink order for 1 bottle of beer & a mai-tai. The menu was very... More 

Thank Kat M
Redlands, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in Kapaa - maybe Kauai ! Ask about the specials - always excellent. We ate there every chance we got - from our first night in town - presentation is spectacular, ahi melts in your mouth , best calimari ever!

Thank jrrock7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Waiter from California was fantastic. Food was great! I had fish and chips and my husband had calamari . My only beef is I convince my husband to get up and dance one song and we were kicked off the floor in front of the live music:) My husband thought the mg? (other gentleman) was kidding but he wasn't:( I... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place ! If you're looking for a nice dinner this is the place to visit. The food is unbeilable ! From the presentation to the taste. It's just delicious. The owner is a really nice gentlemen, we had the chance to talk to him and found out he was from where we were visiting. Nice environment all around. Just... More 

Thank Jose M
Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous service and probably the best sashimi ahi. Also had Ono tacos which were delicious. All very fresh and service great.

Thank GSA858
Kapaa, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I don't even know where to start from... ... This place just reopened a week ago and it's very hard to understand how they already managed to loose the bartender in such a short time and a waitress... We arrived there around 7:30, only 3 people were at the bar and 4 tables were taken, one with a couple, one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $45
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1380 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-9500
The Eastside , located in the heart of downtown Kapaa HI offers a unique Pacific Rim dinner menu featuring an exquisite selection of seafood entrees as well as steak, pork and chicken. Lunch/Dinner prices range from $10 to $40 per entrée and offers a full bar and nightly music.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?