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Pa'akai

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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)
808-293-6000
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Turtle Bay for the week. Great service, great wine list and great menu. This place is a true gem on the north shore. We will be back to visit. They have a great sense of service and went out of the way to make us happy. The manager came to our table twice and the staff all seemed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for our anniversary dinner. The catch of the day was delicious and cooked perfectly. The potatoes that came with my husbands NY Strip were beyond perfect. They surprised us by bringing out a dessert dish with "Happy Anniversary" written on it. The view really was the cherry on top!

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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

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Delaware
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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!

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bay area, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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!

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Copley, Ohio
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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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $75
Cuisine
Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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