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“Fish from Vietnam”
Review of Crouching Lion Inn - CLOSED

Crouching Lion Inn
Price range: $0 - $35
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Passed the Crouching Lion but turned around and should have kept going. We were offered local catch of the day Basa. We later learned that it is shipped in frozen from Vietnam, where they are raised in ponds filled with human waste. The waitress mis-represented the fish to us. In Hawaii wealways try the fish first but very few restaurants are allowed to catch their own fish. 3 years ago the Government mandated procurement thru distributors. Only a few places that own their own boats can use freshly caught fish. THIS RESTAURANT HAS A NICE VIEW AND IS REASONABLE PRICE WISE, but be careful what fish you choose here.

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2  Thank Clark K
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We were staying not to far from the restaurant and finally decided on our last night here to go and try it out for dinner. It was excellent! The food, service and ambiance was a perfect way to end our trip in Oahu. They even had a local guitarist/singer that night who was amazing!

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2  Thank ellwoodjr
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

While staying in Kaaawa for the week we were planning to cook in most of the time but good reviews brought us to the only place in town. I was pleasantly surprised! The menue for dinner was average in choices and price. I had the Pork sandwich and it was excellent. My wife had the Mahi and it was also great. Top it off with a super water view 9 even through the rain storm) and super frozen drinks, we were satisfied and returned for luch another day

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1  Thank sck1
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our limo driver suggested this place as we were in the area, and I was SO pleased that we stopped. Our server, Natasha, was amazing. We got the calamari, which was delicious, not rubbery at all, and both sauces were home made. We also got the crab cakes which were yummy, the marinated chicken salad (highly recommend this item), the fresh catch of the day, and the crab cake salad. I got a margarita and of course the men got local brews. Everything was fast and delicious. Lets talk about the view-- amazing! It was such a relaxing lunch and we had so much fun. They were cutting local flowers for the restaurant and they took the time to explain what each one was to my mom, how cute! They recommended we stop at the chocolate shop next store which we went to and that was hilarious - if you go, you will see why ;)

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1  Thank MichelleK7654
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Wonderful restaurant, great food, friendly staff, awesome view! Great place to go on a lazy Sunday Afternoon!

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2  Thank Ravyn13
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