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“Overpriced and just average pizza”
Review of Hanalei Pizza - CLOSED

Hanalei Pizza
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Bellevue, Washington
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced and just average pizza”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Went to the Hanalei Pizza per TripAdvisor review but was disappointed. Although the establishment was cool and funky looking and had a wait, I didn't like the pizza. They did not have a thin crust option and the pizza tasted like it was mostly flavorless crust. The guy did twirl it on his fist which was cool to watch but I found the pizza very lacking in flavor and very expensive for what it was. They feature their sauce made with wine, but they put very little on and because of the type of crust, it just disappears into the crust. I did not notice any special flavor in the sauce. Ingredients were meager. Friendliness wasn't apparent. The consistently best pizza I have had in the past on the island of Kauai (didn't get there this year) was The Brick Oven. One year I had a good pizza at Pizzeta (or some such name in Koloa) but another year it was not.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Margaret S
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English first
Surfside Beach, South Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Lunch”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We got a medium Wild Pig. Two of us split it and it was plenty of food. If you're a fan of garlic, this is a tasty pizza for you. It was neat to see that they use local ingredients. The crust was amazing and it was a pretty day to eat outside.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Matt M
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Calgary, Canada
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222 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Tinned Pineapple at Fresh Pineapple Prices”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Ordered a medium Hawaiian, which was good for a meal and a half. The toppings were sparse, and the pineapple was the bland tinned variety. Being that this is the land of pineapples and they're charging a premium price, I expected much better. The crust was a good thickness and consistency, but burnt in parts. The hint of garlic is a nice touch. Sauce was good.

Service was acceptable. I believe the guy who took my order was recovering from a hangover, or was perhaps still in the stage between being drunk and hungover. The pizza took about half the time to make that he said it would.

I won't return. If it had been priced around $10-12 I'd reconsider (and try something different), but at $19 it's way too expensive for what it is.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank tch77
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Grass Valley, California
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pesto Klamata Olives pizza with roasted garlic”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Husband picked up a pizza and brought it to the Hanalei Beach for our lunch. Couldn't believe what he picked so unlike him but it was delicious. He got the large and 3 of us only ate 1/2 of it. It was huge.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mariesfuntimes
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Upland, ca
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great flax crust”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This pizza was great the dough was made with coconut water and flaxseeds. The dough was crunchy and flavor was good. It fills you up and does not have that doughy taste.

Visited April 2013
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Thank coosbaygal
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