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“Nice setting, average food”
Review of Keoki's Paradise

Keoki's Paradise
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Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Poipu Road
Transit: Kauai Bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk on Poipu Rd.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

The garden setting of Keoki's paradise is lovely, but the food is nothing to write home about. My husband and I ate there in early April. We each ordered an appetizer and main course of local fish (Ono for me, Mahi for him). The appetizers took forever to come out, and we had just started eating them when the main courses arrived. The server said something about the appetizers taking longer than expected, and she didn't want the main courses to get dried out sitting under the heat lamps. However, I suspect that she forgot to enter the appetizers, or the kitchen missed them entirely, and our main courses were sitting under the lamps while they frantically cooked the appetizers. Both of our fish dishes were dry and the sauces gooey.
Also, the tables are crammed pretty close together and it gets fairly noisy.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We tried Keoki's on the recommendation of some friends. The atmosphere was fine but the food was nothing outstanding. The French Onion soup was watery and tasted like it came from a box mix. The waitress mixed up my order and I got pork ribs, which were ok, but I actually ordered the beef ribs. We ordered the Hula Pie for desert which ordinarily we wouldn't. We were surprised to find it was more or less a hot fudge sundae on steroids. It was good, but oooh the calories.

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Thank WorldTravelerSoCal
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

First time we just sort of found the place by accident. Fish tacos were outstanding. Ahi salad good. Frozen maitai a little heavy but good. Second visit lucked into happy hour! Kalua pork egg rolls broke da mouf! Will be back again.

Thank blackbeltharleygal
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

When you are eating here, you forget you are in a shopping center. There is a koi pond and lots of vegetation--very open air and tropical. The food was very good and there were lots of unusual choices. Great place for lunch.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Our first visit to Keoki's in twelve years and our dinner did not live up to what we remembered during prior stays. The atmosphere, as always, was fantastic, the food somewhat mediocre and dry and lacked taste. Maybe we hit Keoki's on an off night, so we may give it another try.

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