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Kalapaki Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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3610 Rice St, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They closed the poolside grill and serve lunch from Kikui's now. Kikui's has always been average, at best and it is no different now. Had to ask for sugar twice, salt and pepper twice, chips that were supposed to come with hot dog had to be requested. We are guests at the hotel and the waitress could not understand our... More 

Thank Elaine D
York, Maine
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent service, good food for lunch and breakfast. The staff make this place. They are always smiling and helpful. Food is pub fare with a Kauai feel

Thank Shart43
Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed this little stand on the Marriott property for 15 years. It's great and casual. Food service to the pool and the beach plus a terrific bar you can sit at in your bathing suit and feel very comfortable. Unfortunately, the Marriott management decided to close it and force everyone to use Kukui restaurant and Bar which is... More 

1 Thank WFLAZ
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great for afternoon drinks and relatively inexpensive eats but unfortunately Marriott management closed it and combined with Kukui's restaurant in the hotel.

1 Thank nipper99
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112 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We ordered some drinks & food here on our stay at the Mariott. Nothing special, just your typical poolside drinks & foods at resort prices.

Thank doccao
Grand Forks
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

First time eating here! Family enjoyed it. Great burgers no matter which one you get and you can order it your way. Very reasonable priced for what you get. Go upstairs for a beach view while you eat!

Thank thefamdad
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My husband and I stopped here for a quick lunch, and were shocked at how good it was. We got the chicken quesadillas and they were amazing!! I would absolutely go again and recommend it to others!

Thank Candice G
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Kalapaki Grill has your typical "bar food" and tropical drinks, along with the standard beers, soft drinks and wine. You can take a seat at the bar, sit at one of the tables on the large patio or get chairside service at the pool. Because the wait staff covers such a large area, it may take a while to get... More 

Thank az-dcSisters
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our meal was OK. Nothing special and a bit pricey. It wasn't very busy and we still had to wait for over 10 minutes for service.

Thank DMillington
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

this is such a great place to have lunch, a cocktail, watch tv, it's right at the pool at the Marriott resort on Kalapaki Beach and you will be sure to make new friends here. It is a real shame Marriott is closing this down, they have the largest pool in Hawaii, they way (think it might be true) and... More 

Thank philbo507

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3610 Rice St, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue

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