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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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bay area, ca
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

AMAZING menu and being from the Bay Area, we've seen great menus! Food was fresh and so tasty! We recommend the duck confit and sous vide duck breast with purple yams and edamame salad. The lychee martini was on point and the service was impeccable thanks to Jessica, Sabra and Chef Conrad!

Thank lambfam
Copley, Ohio
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a family birthday on the balcony overlooking the ocean. We had amazing meals and great service. I totally recommend a fine dining evening at this spot.

Thank VinMan4507
Tucson, Arizona
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and ate here only one night, but it was lovely! We shared the fois gras, a shrimp appetizer, and the duck breast entree. All were delicious and beautifully presented. The service was great. We ate on the patio balcony and watched the luau on the lawn below. The setting is lovely. A special treat! While... More 

Thank Karen C
Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a reservation for 7pm celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. No one was at the host desk when we arrived and we were finally seated at 7:10 It took the waitress another 10 mins to acknowledge we were there. She took our food order before asking if we would like a cocktail. We prompted her. We also ordered a bottle... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Turtle for over a week and ate at this restaurant twice. The first time we had basic food (steaks,soup, etc.) which were all quite good - but the second time my wife and I both had a dish that comprised of King Crab, another small local whole fish and a sauce that was exceptionally rich. Needless to... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will begin with the things I was not crazy about but they really did not get in the way of our enjoyment! First, the place was kind of dark and I felt looked a little tired. Second, we ordered the tasting menu the first time there and were promised that it would be small tasting portions. In fact, they... More 

Thank ladydrake
Thornhill, Canada
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son and his bride hosted their dinner here for family and friends. The setting is romantic and elegant. Dinner was excellent with good variety and service was amazing. The price was no higher than other good restaurants in the islands. They certainly made this couple feel special and everyone in the restaurant applauded for the bride and groom.

Thank Lyn L
Monroe, Michigan
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229 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant definitely falls in the category of fine dining, along with its pricing. The steak was naturally tasty as it is organic, free of hormones, grass fed, local beef. It was cooked to perfection. The shrimp was equally tasty. The servers are friendly enough but as others have noted, the overall service is consistently too slow. It’s unintentional and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a family of four including two teenagers. Some of the best food we have ever had! Unbelievable service as well. My husband ordered the special- a fish wrapped/cooked in dough that just melted in your mouth. I ordered the filet and it was amazing as well. Had the ahi poke as an appetizer- highly recommend! Expensive but worth... More 

Thank bellawad
South Charleston, WV
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining choices are limited at Turtle Bay, particularly since Roy's has yet to open, so we chose Pa'akai one evening for dinner. The views at sunset at picturesque, but beyond that, I can't really recommend the restaurant. The food was ok, but considering the high prices, I expected much better. We had our two young children with us, and while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $75
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Fusion, Healthy
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: 808-293-6000
Pa‘akai’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii. Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil. The menu also includes offerings such as the Kona coffee-rubbed New Zealand lamb rack with truffle mash and an elderflower and blackberry reduction, as well as a Hawaiian ranchers rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes. Desserts include a warm caramelized apple banana chocolate lumpia with coconut sauce, and a Waialua chocolate soufflé with Ka‘u macadamia nut sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar with signature cocktails and an array of appetizers, including selections from a seafood “treasure chest.”Pa‘akai has a contemporary, ocean-inspired ambiance of cool blues and natural fixtures, flexible seating for 110 guests, and an area for nightly live entertainment from renowned local artists.

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