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“Keoki's Paradise - avoid”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Keoki's Paradise

Keoki's Paradise
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Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Poipu Road
Transit: Kauai Bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk on Poipu Rd.
Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Keoki's Paradise - avoid”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2010

This is not a good restaurant. I was embarrassed to take my spouse here. Servers hyped up and sweating. Atmosphere OK, but on a main road. Food very average. This is part of the California Duke's chain

EAT ELSEWHERE.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Exactly what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2010

My husband and I ate here while we were on our honeymoon in Kauai & it was just one of our favorites!! It is extremely touristy- with the tiki torches, thatched roofing, open area, and even having local Hawaiian gig-band play music. Even the staff was all wearing Hawaiian printed outfits... In the end I think that's what we were looking for. We wanted to eat fresh local fish/food, drink the typical fruity frozen-alcoholic beverages, and eat in a "Hawaiian" atmosphere. And Keoki's delivered.

The food was excellent- I ordered the macadamia parmesan/herb crusted Monchong fish w/side of mashed potatoes & a cream sauce under the fish- which tasted delicious!! It was simply one of the best fish dishes I had in Hawaii. My husband had steak & he enjoyed it greatly...and we both shared a two person appetizer which was extremely tasty.

I do recommend making reservations before coming: the wait was out the door, but we were seated promptly and had one of the best seats in the restaurant. Also they had a lady selling lei's- they were beautiful (pink & yellow) and smelled wonderful!
Overall, Keoki's Paradise was a wonderful restaurant that I would definitely recommend to families and couples- for a yummy dinner in a great atmosphere!

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Portland, OR
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Cheap eats (relative for Hawaii) with good beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2010

This place came recommended in local guide book we bought, and did not disappoint for the most part. Food was good, not very expensive, and they had some decent beer on tap. We ate lunch here 3 times and were pretty satisfied. Don't think I would drive very far to get a meal here, but it is a very good option for Poipu area.

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Kaua'i, HI
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35 reviews
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“Keoki's Paradise - at Po'ipu Shopping Village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2010

Just wanted to clarify the name of this restaurant!

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Palo Alto, CA
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“Good food, great Hawaiian atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2010

We picked Keoki's for our last night in Kauai, and it was a good choice. The classic Hawaiian decor and landscaping are elaborate and Disney-esque, but who cares! We're in Hawaii! Most of us got fresh local fish with a variety of marinades, and it was all good. The mashed potatos arrived cold, so were a little disappointing. The rice pilaf was fine. My Mai Tai was pretty good but did not pack much of a punch.

The restaurant is much larger on the inside than it looks from the outside. As a result, we were able to be seated immediately (with no reservation) at 7:30 on a Friday night . The seating is open-air, mostly under a huge roof. The landscaping includes waterfalls over lava rocks, lush tropical plants, and tiki torches. It works because this place does not take itself too seriously.

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