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Blue Ginger Cafe

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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Filipino, Polynesian
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409 7th, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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All hours
Mon 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little place to get a bite to eat while visiting the island. The food is made to order so a little patience in required. The food was good and our group of 9 were all pleased with our selections. They do have a good amount to choose from as well!

Thank micheleboys
Glenmont, New York
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great club sandwich and everyone else's food was equally good. This cafe has genuinely friendly people. We sat outside and enjoyed the "comings and goings" on a Sunday. This is not fancy...but sometimes the basics are just what you need.

Thank Glenkare
Austin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locals call it their "greasy spoon", but I certainly didn't find that! We dined here several times, for breakfast, lunch, and a dinner and each time found a variety of deliciously prepared selections.

Thank Dee Dee C
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was on Lanai to visit the cat sanctuary and wanted lunch. Had several recommendations for the Blue Ginger Café. Standard lunchroom quaint setting harkens back a few years I would imagine. I had the mixed plate and the wife had a hamburger. She enjoyed the burger pretty straight forward and my mixed plate had some tempura shrimp and fish and... More 

Thank Chibi514_12
Chico, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like a local coffee shop with a full menu. The front counter is full of bakery items that looked good, but we were there for lunch. My husband got the mahi plate and I got the fried chicken. Large portions and tasty. Reasonably priced, too. Nice to have a long-time restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and right on... More 

Thank NWJ12
Wailuku, Hawaii
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My first trip in December, I had the most amazing an pan (pastry), so fresh and learned that it was baked that day! I made another trip to Lana'i and ordered the same pastry to bring home to my family. On this last trip, along with other pastries, I ordered a dozen and a half an pan and was aware... More 

Thank altheab700
Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

As I've stated in other Lanai reviews there are only 3 restaurants in the Lanai city main square (not including hotels). They are owned and operated by locals, therefore these 3 are where they eat. This is probably the restaurant we most frequent on our trips to Lanai. I have to start with the baked pastries. Always fall off the... More 

Thank lksully
Palm Springs, California, United States
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245 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A small local restaurant with a traditional Hawaiian menu. I had the fried saimin which was pretty good. The noodles were tasty. Unfortunately there were a lot of small strips of spam, which I don't care for. My husband had the chicken katsu which was also OK, but pretty sweet. The service was terrific with a very sweet and helpful... More 

Thank Steve S
Tiburon, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Good but limited menu! Lots of eggs, sausages, when we went they didn't have fruit or juices. Food was good. Nice eating outside.

Thank garciamarquez
Friendswood, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The breakfast here is good, but lunch and dinner are spotty. The burger has minced onions in the meat, so that was an unpleasant surprise. The honey chicken was pretty good and my wife's dishes were often okay. We are here several times, but twice by necessity as the island has few options on Sunday's. Service was also spotty. Sometimes... More 

Thank RABentley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Filipino, Polynesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 7th, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Lanai  >  Lanai City
  • Phone Number: 808-565-6363

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