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“Huge portions, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Papa Ole's Kitchen

Papa Ole's Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Hauula
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Huge portions, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Did not expect such a great meal from the outside. We wouldnt have even tried it without reading other reveiws. The staff was beyond friendly and helpful. The portions were huge and a great value. The Rib and Shrimp platter is what everyone seems to order. The shrimp we great, I would go back again just for the shrimp. The ribs got mixed reviews from our group. Two ways to order, wet or dry. They are marianted short ribs and they ask how you want them cooked, first time I have ever tried a medium short rib. They both have great flavor but both are a little chewy. If you like a little bite in your ribs you will love them. I had the dry version and they almost tasted like a salt cured rib. My wife had the wet version and it tasted like an asian flavor sauce on them. The people in our group from the midwest are use to the "fall off the bone" style ribs that bake and simmer for hours so they thought they were tough. The grilled chicken was also very good. We ate here one day after visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Love the good at Papa Ole's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Best garlic chicken ever!! The family feel of the restaurant is great. The portions are large and the price is low. Would recommend this place to anyone in area that it hungry!

  • Visited August 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food and fantastic price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was the last meal of our trip and it was so worth it. This is a local shop with great food and fantastic prices. We could not eat all the food and it was the cheapest of the whole trip. Ask for suggestions and you will not be disappointed, the fried chicken and the ribs were very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Real bbq, better food than in waikiki beach, will back.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had the kalbi ribs and puhuka ribs(hawaiian sea salt beef ribs). The regular size was big for us. I prefer the kalbi ribs. We will come back for the garlic chix small size whenever we are in the area of Hauula again.

We were eating outside the place and it pours really big. This is the weather near Laie.

  • Visited October 2013
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Washington, Michigan
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8 reviews
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“The best eats.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed just walking distance away, our neighbor told us to try it, my wife will usually stay away from mom and pop shops, but the food was outstanding. During our 2 week stay we ate there 5 times, even our son broughts his army buddies to eat there after his first visit. Portions sizes are great, might want to consider two people for one order.

  • Visited August 2013
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