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Kani Ka Pila Grille

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$$ - $$$
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2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-924-4990
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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baltimore, md
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a partly outdoor restaurant in the Outrigger Reef hotel. They have Hawaiian music at night during dinner and this night they also had a group of women who did the hula. Nice to see that. My mani was fine and my husband's burger was okay. Kind of strange fingerling potatoes. Drinks okay Mostly we went for the music.

Thank baltimoregirl07
Galveston, Texas
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The food here was pretty good, but I felt on the expensive side for what it was. There was some nice live Hawaiian music, but it did feel a little more "Americanized" and touristy even for Waikiki. I had the north shore shrimp, which was tasty, but as I say, expensive for what it was. I think I would describe... More 

Thank lmjbre
Brigantine, New Jersey
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Food here is good but pretty expensive especially for breakfast. They do have great poke and again very expensive compared to all the nearby restaurants.

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Penticton, Canada
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

always on the list for dinner when we visit. great atmosphere, friendly staff and great service. As a bonus there is frequently a band playing as well during the dinner hour. very enjoyable

Thank tom b
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We really liked this restaurant very convenient for breakfast and great food! French toast is yummy, oatmeal was just the way I like it! Kids were pleased too we ordered alot off the menu and everything was great. Staff is attentive and happy to be there. Everything you want to see, eat and experience on vacation. The Outrigger Reef hotel... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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335 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a beer and pu pu. Local music playing as we sat by the pool. Server was super friendly and helped us make the right pick. We went for the combo pu pu platter. It had squid, pork and poi balls. Yummy and relaxing.

Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Montreal, Canada
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The grill had live entertainment which was wonderful. Music just at the right level without being loud. Located beside the pool so had nice tiki lighting at night. Had the fish and chips, excellent. Received 15% of food cuz we accepted to have a discovery card. Drinks a bit pricey but they do have a happy hour for selected drinks.... More 

Thank Juanna C
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A favorite. Live Hawaiian music by local stars. Ahi wrap and Sean Na'auao outside after sunset. Tiki torches. Wait staff eager to please. Love this place. Don't change.

Thank Becky H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere poolside, with good live music from a variety of local artists... Hang out, have some pupu's and cocktails... Good for a quick bite to eat, Relax, and hang with friends. Stop here and recharge for more exploring around this end of Waikiki!

Thank Al S
Wolverine, Michigan
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Staying at the outrigger Resort and not wanting a large meal we ate twice at the Kani Ka Pila Grille. The Grill is pool side and did have entertainment (people singing Hawaiian music. The grill had some small dishes but for the price you might as well eaten at any of the near by restaurants or at the Shore Bird.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-924-4990

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