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Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy
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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went and had a wonderful experience! Chris our server was very knowledgeable and very helpful with choosing our meals. Had the Lychee Martini - yum! The five course dinner was an amazing! It changes every few months, so by the time you read this, it'll probably be different. Every single dish was better than the last. If you are the... More 

1 Thank Spideybriefs
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78 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant with the Turtle Bay Resort. They hosted a large group of Travel Professionals during our visit, and it a wonderful experience. Mostly a Seafood Restaurant, but the Steak was amazing. Great service, signature drinks and views were awesome. Highly recommend this place.

1 Thank cruisinkim
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it's the most luxurious place to eat in Turtle bay resort. It's nice to eat outside and inside as well. I recommend to have an early dinner when the sunset begins because you can see the beach full of surfers for their last waves. Foods are mixture of Hawaiian food and seafoods. The staffs are really friendly. You... More 

1 Thank Joo Yun H
Ajax, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Hawaii for 18 days and of all the meals, my meal at Pa'akai was my fav. I had the menu tasting paired with wine and it was truly amazing.

1 Thank Matt L
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to dinner twice here during our stay. The second time was a bourbon tasting. It was fantastic. There was a problem with our reservation, but the staff resolved it quickly and gave us some extra care and attention. The 6 course meal was excellent as was the Suntory-Beam bourbon!

1 Thank SteveC90001
bay area, ca
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

1 Thank lambfam
Copley, Ohio
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

1 Thank VinMan4507
Tucson, Arizona
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

1 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 July 17, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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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, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, 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 96731-2149 (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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