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“good lunch stop”

Kokee Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 19 Restaurants in Waimea
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

There are a lot of mixed reviews about the Kokee Lodge, but the experience I had was pretty good. Three things were recommended to us by one of the guides we had - the cornbread, chili and coconut pie, so we tried all three enjoyed them all. The coconut pie was the winner of the three things we had. The chili was tasty and it was especially good on the rainy day we were there. I thought the cornbread was a bit dry, so pass on that. This was a nice place to stop for a quick snack.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Nice little casual resturant in the canyon. The only place to eat unless you bring a lunch. Menu was small, but had simple food that made everyone happy. Our son had a hamburger and we each had the steak patty with gravy, rice and vegetables. Food was tasty and prepared quickly. Nice little gift shop with bathrooms. Bought the chickens/roosters some food and enjoyed feeding them. A comfortable place to stop, rest, eat, and get re-energized to hike more or see more in the canyon.

Thank ARB1615
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Worst, most over priced meal I've had in Kauai since I moved here 9 months ago. Basically it is cafeteria food, served on paper plates with plastic utensils. The $10.50 burger came with no fries or even a bag of chips. My vegetables with the pork and rice- clearly from a can or looked to be anyways. When we left there was many a half full plates left, apparently others found the food to also be sub par. We left feeling swindled and foolish for choosing them. They don't care. They just want your money.

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Thank Dawn D
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

A perfect lunch stop! After a 1 hour windy trip up the canyon we enjoyed their pulled pork sandwich and their corn bread side with Portuguese Soup was simply outstanding - warm, friendly service and not busy at bang on noontime! There is a fireplace with comfy furniture as well as a long set of windows overlooking the park area. Well priced and worth the stop. No other option exists and we respect the way they decided to home make certain items. Keep away from the crab shiu mai as recommended by the staff!

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Thank canadian175
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our recommendation is to try and pack up a nice picnic lunch prior to heading up to Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park. We did not find the personnel at Kokee Lodge Restaurant to be quite congenial, helpful, nor friendly. We needed to purchase a take-out lunch for our hike in the Waimea Canyon area and asked the cashier at the Gift Shop where we could place our take-out order. The clerk appeared to be somewhat pre-occupied on the computer and somewhat unfriendly, definitely lacking the aloha spirit. The clerk was not that helpful. We needed to ask for the take-out menu ourselves. The turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato with pineapple slice sandwich was nicely prepared and all the ingredients were separated and the sandwich was cut into 4's as requested. The sandwich was place in a plate and wrapped in foil to prevent it being squashed up which was nice. The gift shop adjacent to the Kokee State Restaurant had some nice items, some are unique for the area-- books, cards, etc. for sale as well. Food was good and the price was somewhat high but if you expect nice service, this place does not seem to offer it. Hopefully it will be better service the next time we return.

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Thank chillywillypenquin
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