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Mark's Place

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1610 Haleukana St Ste A, Puhi, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8990
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a helicopter ride at Lihue Airport, my wife and I searched TripAdvisor for a local place to have lunch. We read the reviews and decided on Mark's Place. Without the reviews and a map we would not have passed by the location. There is nothing impressive about the location or the restaurant, so do not judge the quality of... More 

Thank SeaDB
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried this place based on reviews and maybe I just don't like "authentic" Hawaiian food but it wasn't that great. I got the teriyaki beef and chicken katsu. My husband got the moco loco and the Korean chicken. He liked the Korean chicken. My katsu was fairly tasteless and their sauce was basically ketchup. Anyway, I may try another... More 

Thank IvyRain22
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simple, delicious, regular people food. Get ready to stand in line. This place is busy at lunch. Located in a commercial area of the city. Picnic tables outside. When you are tired of fancy restaurants eat where the locals go.

Thank Allen H
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first stop after getting off the plane, and was a great way to get us going on our adventures in Kauai. We each got something a little different in our selections, so we had a pretty decent cross-section of the food(including the baked goods...ssshhh!!). Since my wife is originally from Hawaii, I am pretty familiar with plate... More 

Thank CBishopmail
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come back to this place over and over during our trips to Hawaii. Their plate lunches are awesome, and they always have great specials. It's in an industrial park, but there is a nice little picnic area to eat your food, or you can take it to go for lunch at the beach. This is a great place!!

Thank Sara S
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local friend recommended this hole in the wall place to us to try their lunch plates. Their selections are somewhat limited with chicken and beef as their primary choices. On the day that we were there, they offered 2 daily specials (one ahi and one opah, both are fish dishes). One of us took their combo (3 items including... More 

Thank chanyu1
Vancouver, WA, USA
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where many locals go. You may need your GPS to find it. Sort of in an industrial area. Many choices. I had their mixed plate. Katsu chicken, teriyaki beef and stew. Also included a salad... All for about $11. You won't be hungry afterwards.

Thank golfnut71952
San Diego
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Driving back hungry for lunch at midday, googled "plate lunch", got Mark's Place, located in Lihue at the intersection of local and industrial. Popular for good reason. We shared two specials: the roast pork and the fish tempura. Awesome plate lunchness. Picnic tables with umbrellas outdoors, friendly locals and visitors, reasonably polite roosters on patrol (don't jump on tables til... More 

Thank LJHSViking
SLC, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited Mark's Place for dinner and ordered two of the day's specials. The first was the Chinese Crispy Pork Salad and the second was the Fish Tempura Plate. The fish was better than the pork - but was still only average. The tempura was overly greasy. The mac salad accompanying the fish was pretty good, and the rice was... More 

Thank Utah_Rover
Lihue, Hawaii
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Mark's Place is tucked away from the main drives in Lihue, but is so worth punching into your GPS and trying. Authentic Hawaiian food, daily specials, fast, hot and best of all DELICIOUS. Once you've been here, you'll make it a habit to be back.

Thank alliebuttner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 Haleukana St Ste A, Puhi, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8990
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-2722

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