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Review of Pa'akai

Pa'akai
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Ranked #10 of 34 Restaurants in Kahuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $75
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Healthy, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pa‘akai’s menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii. Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil. The menu also includes offerings such as the Kona coffee-rubbed New Zealand lamb rack with truffle mash and an elderflower and blackberry reduction, as well as a Hawaiian ranchers rib eye steak with fingerling potatoes. Desserts include a warm caramelized apple banana chocolate lumpia with coconut sauce, and a Waialua chocolate soufflé with Ka‘u macadamia nut sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar with signature cocktails and an array of appetizers, including selections from a seafood “treasure chest.”Pa‘akai has a contemporary, ocean-inspired ambiance of cool blues and natural fixtures, flexible seating for 110 guests, and an area for nightly live entertainment from renowned local artists.
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a very nice restaurant but on the pricey side. We took our son, daughter in law and four grandchildren for breakfast and it cost nearly $300.

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TurtleBayResort808, Manager at Pa'akai, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Aloha, We were only serving breakfast during the renovations of Turtle Bay Resort’s other restaurant, North Shore Kula Grille. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you can experience our dinner menu on your next visit. Mahalo.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The food was very good, but way too expensive. It is worth it to indulge during your stay, but not to eat there every day.

Thank Holly B
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TurtleBayResort808, Manager at Pa'akai, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Aloha, We’re glad you were able to indulge yourself at Pa’akai. We appreciate the perfect rating on Trip Advisor and would be honored to serve you again someday.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

very nice views, pretty good food and service, but eerily quiet. We cancelled our dinner reservations it was so quiet.

Thank ejfmaf
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TurtleBayResort808, Manager at Pa'akai, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Aloha, We have live music during our dinner hours every night. We do not normally serve breakfast. Pa’akai only served breakfast during the renovation of North Shore Kula Grille. We would be honored if you chose to give our dinner menu another chance. Mahalo.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Considering it was the most expensive restaurant at the resort I assumed that meant it would be the best but we prefered Ola's by far. It was fun to get dressed up for 21 Degrees North as they do have a dress code, and the restaurant is beautiful with great views but we found both of our meals bland and not very flavourful

Thank Erin102
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TurtleBayResort808, Manager at Pa'akai, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Aloha, Thank you for visiting Twenty-One Degrees North. Since you visited Turtle Bay, 21 Degrees has closed and Pa’akai has opened in its place. Pa’akai means sea salt in Hawaiian and our menu is completely different from 21 Degrees. Signature dishes include the pan-seared kampachi with roasted butternut squash, grilled crimini mushrooms and an apple daikon vinaigrette; as well as the Inamona–crusted scallops with avocado puree, Kahuku corn and pipikaula relish with macadamia nut chili oil. We would be honored to serve you in Pa’akai and get your input. Mahalo.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Food was extremely good, by far the best desert we had during our entire holiday (lava cake)! And the service was very good as well.

Well worth it, highly recommended!

Thank David C
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TurtleBayResort808, Manager at Pa'akai, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Aloha, We’re thrilled you had a great experience at Pa’akai! Please do give us the honor to serve you again someday! Mahalo!

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