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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
+1 808-293-6000
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last dinner of our honeymoon was here. Surf and turf was great as was the wine. Service was friendly and quick. We dressed nice as we always do for nice restaurants but people were in tee shirts and shorts with flip flops. I guess its the Hawaii style so it is acceptable but this is definitely the most upscale... More 

1 Thank Paul M
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481 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't a whole lot of choices for a nice dinner up on North Shore. We were happy with our selection of Pa'akai. Though we started with a cocktail mishap (tonic tap went bad), the bartender was apologetic and replaced drink on the house. The food was very good. Sweet potatoes were the best!

1 Thank acedaughter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fanciest of the restaurants in turtle bay. Good service and great cocktails. Between our group of 6 the food varied. The cold seafood platter for 2 was great, but the steak definitely wasn't worth the price.

1 Thank Ebony H
Glendale, California
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the highest end restaurant at turtle bay. It's indoors (unlike Roy's) and service is more efficient than at the other restaurants on-site. Kids meals can be a half-sized order at the restaurant, or any children's menu item from the grill next door. Nice selection of wines to pair with entrees.

1 Thank Gourmang
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a lovely setting at Turtle Bay. Excellent service. My husband was impressed by the lamb. I would definitely recommend if you're staying at Turtle Bay or in the area.

Thank Tami A
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful 5 course Chef's meal with wine pairing. We started with the Ahi Tartare then had the Grilled Mango and Goat Cheese salad. We would definitely go back for the Tartare, it was delicious! Next came the Catch of the Day with a Creamy Coconut Thai Curry...so good! By this time we were quite full and did... More 

1 Thank Leanne G
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Spent a Friday night dinner there earlier in December and had a pleasant evening with great food. We have eaten here during past visits so knew what to expect, at least as far as the setting. I had the salad special which had goat cheese and mac nuts and was so delicious. My main course was the fish special. The... More 

1 Thank DNAZ_SF
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was good. I had the surf and turf it was excellent. My husband had the Moi and said it was bland. We ended the meal with the apple/pineapple pie. It was amazing! It is expensive but a nice special treat.

Thank Wyobelle
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Really enjoyed this venue. The seating is great and the staff was wonderful. Our server was well versed in all the cuisine offerings and their nuances. She even filleted our fish.

Thank hermitchness
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

My mum and I dined here while staying at the Turtle Bay Resort. We booked through the guide spot who always made sure we got a great table. We got to sit out on the balcony and look over the ocean with the sunset and listen to the music at the surf bar. I was very impressed with the entree... More 

Thank Victoria I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $75
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Healthy
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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 96731-2149 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-293-6000
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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