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“$30 plus entrees not justified”
Review of The Eastside cafe - CLOSED

The Eastside cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Eastside , located in the heart of downtown Kapaa HI offers a unique Pacific Rim dinner menu featuring an exquisite selection of seafood entrees as well as steak, pork and chicken. Lunch/Dinner prices range from $10 to $40 per entrée and offers a full bar and nightly music.
Reviewed February 8, 2014

There is nothing about this restaurant that justifies the prices. The ambiance is ordinary, on the road. The service is perfunctory, no sense of welcome or engagement. We had a grilled mahi mahi that was slightly overcooked, on some rice, with some sautéed kale (I think) on it and a green sauce. Adequate at $23, but nothing to justify $34. My wife's chicken caesar salad was totally ordinary, with dry chicken.

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Thank LorenzoBrown
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife got The fish and chips and they were fantastic. A wonderfully light and flaky crust on delicious pieces fish.
I had the bacon wrapped filet mignon off the specials list... Awesome!
And desert is a must.
Only one draw back: the live music may have been a little too loud.

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The food was really good, the calamari was crispy, and seared ahi was perfectly seared, and the ceasar salad was great. Star of the show was the lilikoi mojito, definitely recommend! There were only 2 servers for a packed night, so we had a very long wait just to order

1  Thank C M
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

After having a fabulous meal here last year we decided to revisit for New Years Eve. I am afraid to say it was the not the same experience we had last time. I can't even put it down to that it was busy as it wasn't.
Tuna appetizer we had should have been ice cold but instead was luke warm (quite alarming!). The surf and turf special was not good. Definitely not prime rib and they did not supply anything to crack the crab legs with.
The service was also poor. One of our table had a mojito which we had to send back as it was awful.
The table beside us also left after complaining to the manager.
Such a shame as it was a great spot in a great location.
Based on the above we won't be back.

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Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We were directed to eastside for a casual dinner. Great food. Attentive wait staff. At around 630p live music started. Would definitely go back.
Favorite was the ahi poke appetizer.

Thank drdeb65
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