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Kokee Lodge Restaurant

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3600 Kokee Rd, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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West Sacramento, California
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After driving 18 miles up the road to get a glimpse of the beautiful mountains, stop and get a bite at Kokee' Lodge before you venture down. Based on the reviews of others, I had to give this place a try. Beautiful scenery and a cozy atmosphere makes this place a winner. Great fresh food served with a smile. I... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a breath-taking, winding trip up the (extinct) volcano canyon, you don;t expect to find a perfectly civilized lodge and meadow fit for 4th of July. A great resting spot for weary hikers.

Thank Laurent L
Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. If I had read the reviews before we went here, I probably wouldn't have gone in. There are very limited food choices in the canyon so we went here to allow some time for the clouds to clear (they didn't ☹️). Yes the service is a little slower, but this is Hawaii. They are on island time and in... More 

Thank Smellers
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monday, Sept. 19 I took 2 friends that had never been to Kauai before to the canyon and the lodge for lunch. It took over 8 minutes to get service and when she finally stopped at our table, she said she wasn't sure if we were her table. There are only 2 waitresses in this small restaurant so it shouldn't... More 

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Philadelphia PA
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Kokee Lodge is the only restaurant on the area of the Kalalau Lookout and Waimea Canyon but it provides good food in an appropriate environment. It's rustic and interesting and the food is good There is a bar and a gift shop there too. The lunch menu is comprehensive and the food is good. It's a nice stop on a... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I had the ham sandwich. My husband ate breakfast. It was very good. I was surprised. We stopped here because there wasn't really any other place to go but it was really good.

Thank texasinsurancegirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

After a 6.4mile hike out to a 'spectacular view' I was sooo hungry-the burger was delicious! I didn't get the chili but heard it was 'super yummy'...

Thank Sarah B
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

As a family we have visited the island of Kauai more than 20 times in the past 18 years. One of our favorite places to visit is Waimea Canyon. We always looked forward to eating lunch at the Kokee Lodge after a few long hikes. We have always loved the view and though the menu was always slim in options... More 

Thank 404Nancy
San Francisco
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1,011 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Unless you're starving, don't waste your time or money eating here. The restaurant is run down and the servers are bitter and angry. I bought a cup of coffee and they didn't even have milk. There's no wi-fi and the menu is very basic. You probably didn't come to beautiful Waimea Canyon to eat. If you did, bring your own.

Thank 7268
Spring Creek, Nevada
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119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We ducked out of the rain and had some coffee and pancakes which were obviously burnt on both sides. The compote was good.

Thank Tracy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, International
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3600 Kokee Rd, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808-335-6062

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?