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57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149 (Formerly 21 Degrees North)
+1 808-293-6000
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our service was very poor. The food was good. But, we ordered their special whole fish, which we were told was Opakapaka and we recieved Onaga. Close, but different. And, our server was very flip about the fact it was a different fish. Way over priced for the lack of professionalism. We would not go back.

1 Thank SpiaggiaBella
magnolia, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant is upscale in ambiance and food. the fish and steaks are top knotch. a bit pricy but nothing else in the area,,,very remote on local eateries. the service was really good.

1 Thank David M
La Quinta, California
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most amazing server the night we were there! He made sure our beverages stayed full without being too attentive. Our dinner that night we shared was the whole fresh caught fish of the day, it was enough for the both of us to share. And the culmination of the evening was the beautiful sunset we caught from... More 

1 Thank SDPeterson
Chantilly, Virginia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very quiet place but great food and good service. We celebrated our son's and daughter in laws anniversary here with dinner. We nice ambience (if weather is nice ask to sit outside, it was raining off and on when we went so we choose the inside). The waitress really knew the menu and all the fish. She could explain any... More 

1 Thank sts200
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 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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483 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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 January 8, 2017

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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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 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 December 29, 2016 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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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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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