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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
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a very laid back and very tasty lunch. The ono fish and chips was crispy outside and the fish was tender inside.

Thank Lauren W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the poke nachos and the mahi curry. Both entrees were on the "specials" today. My husband and I shared our meals because it was so hard to pick just one entree. While waiting for our food, we saw another table have French fries and lemongrass aioli-so we had to order some too. Our server Mandy suggested half sweet... More 

Thank Sarah B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last year when we were in kauai. It was awesome then and they didn't disappoint us this time! The chicken was so tender and flavorful and the tuna was beautiful!!!! The drinks were incredible and they had two guys for entertainment that night that were fantastic! This is our favorite restaurant in kauai.

Thank Bo C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as I walked in I heard the owner or bartender say "22 people in front of them" to the server. Implying there were 22 guests in front of us. There were only 2 servers that day. I don't know where to start? I ordered appetizers and mains. They were large portions and tastes good, however they came as... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brunswick, Maine
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around Kapa'a we decided to try the Eastside Cafe. What a wonderful surprise! The environment was great, the staff was fun and informative and the food was outstanding. The background music was from the 60s and made for a fun evening. A place to go back to with no reservations.

Thank RPGTraveler
Brunswick, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal. Food is locally sourced and the flavor combinations were creative and delicious. Service was laid back, friendly, and attentive. Great music too!

Thank bella32016
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk in it looks good but the service is terrible. The waitress had really bad manners, almost kind of threw the menus at us and the we ask for the specials prices and she is like "they vary I dont know all of them of the top of my head" and would not even try to find that... More 

Thank Brisaliquida
Shingle Springs, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a bit of an oxymoron.....waitress was a a bit "out there", owner/bartender a Eastern European taskmaster type guy; waitress made great recommendations and provided good service, not great, but good. Owner made sure our drinks were satisfactory and added a shot in my martini just to be nice. Drinks were great, generous and well made. Owner turned... More 

Thank Garry W
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's open and on the corner of the shopping area. We met a lot of nice locals who frequent here a lot. Drinks were good and so was the food. Nice stop.

Thank Crystal T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?