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“Go for the kitsch, not the food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pupu Lounge Seafood & Grill - CLOSED

Pupu Lounge Seafood & Grill
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cincinnati, OH
Level Contributor
136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Go for the kitsch, not the food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited the Pupu Lounge right about sunset based on the recommedation from Mau Revealed. It is very busy that time of day. It clears out fairly quickly right after the sun goes down. The service was slooooow--but more due to understaffing than inattentiveness. Our server must have apologized 10 times for the delay in getting our food. We saw a few other tables leave without ever receiving their order. The wait staff serves as your table bartender-while someone else (maybe the manager) sits behind the bar and reads a book. The food ranges from heated up food service (Tyson Dino Nuggets, the pupu platter was definitely Costco type egg rolls, skewers, etc) to fairly decent coconut shrimp. it could be a great place--but its not even average. Go for the Kitschy atmosphere and drinks and then head somewhere else for food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Yellowknife, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Should have read the reviews!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

This restaurant made us very sick...we had the fish of the day. I can only assume that they served us the same fish that everyone on here is saying made them sick. Not a nice experience for a 18 hour flight!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cherry246
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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Hands down, one of the best, if not the best food in Kihei. Walked through the door and instantly was welcomed by the best customer service I've had so far on this entire island. Quick service with very delicious food and a very affordable price for Maui standards.

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Thank nathan1369
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Camano Island, Washington
Level Contributor
396 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great dive bar with great cocktails and fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a very dated but good set up for a dive bar. Bathrooms are in need of repair and the staff was understaffed for the volume they were doing the day we were there. None the less, the location is great, drinks were great and all the seafood was wonderful. I had the ceviche, my wife had the ahi sandwich. Both were great. We'll be back when we come to Maui.

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Thank rusty_fwg
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Brentwood, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Should have gone elsewhere ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We walked in here as a fluke for our last meal before leaving. The door opened just as we were walking up the stairs to look. We were greeted and welcomed in a friendly manner. However, the wait was extremely long, the greeter/server left the restaurant to go to the store or somewhere. There were not many customers and when people did come in they either had to wait a very long time, and some left. As we were leaving I noticed a family who came in. The greeter/server handed them a menu and said "here is a menu." And took off to take an order from a table without seating the family. The food was ok; however I didn't feel my best a few hours later.

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