Keoki's Paradise
Keoki's Paradise

Keoki's Paradise

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.keokisparadise.com/
  • Phone: 8087427534x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Bamboo Bar: Daily 11:00am - 10:30pm

    Dinner: Daily 4:45pm - 9:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Cory Dotario
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Island Music 7pm-9pm nightly.
    Featured local band every first Friday of the month from 8pm-10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poipu Road
  • Public Transit: Kauai Bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk on Poipu Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to the self parking lot, there is complimentary valet parking provided by Poipu Shopping Village where Keoki"s is located, as well as parking on Poipu Rd.
A word from Keoki's Paradise
Keoki’s Paradise invites you to relax in a lush tropical paradise with delicious island style cooking, exotic drinks & live music. Cascading waterfalls, meandering streams and lush foliage make this open-air restaurant one of the Island’s most striking. Seafood is the main attraction at Keoki’s and guests are treated to a variety of fresh fish selections and preparations. In addition, the contemporary menu offers prime rib, prime steaks and lobster. Keoki’s tropical ambiance, moderate prices and family friendly service have made it one of the most popular restaurants on Kauai. The lively Bamboo Bar features more casual fare serving both lunch and dinner and is seated on a walk-in basis only.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Keoki's Paradise reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (89)special occasion (63)romantic (54)good for groups (44)kid-friendly (41)fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (38)scenic view (36)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (24)great for lunch (14)late-night find (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Scallop appetizer was tasty, but maybe a bit overpriced for only two scallops. Shrimp appetizer was only OK. Seafood duo was delicious. Nice to have live music. Enjoyed the "openness" of the dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumm
    yumm
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Service was superb food presentation and taste was incredible. Fresh catch of the day was not one selection but four.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keokis
    RLee808
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Another great dinner at Keokis Paradise. Great selection, consistent quality food and service. As always, server Geoff was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    Lovegourmet
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Nothing to write home about. Soggy, tasteless, Caesar salad. Commercial breading on relatively decent Mahi Mahi. Hula pie was ok. Not really outstanding but the place was full, so if you like mediocrity....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tropical Paradise
    Tavern
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always make this our first dinner in Kauai. The atmosphere gets you into the island mood. Food is well prepared and dependable. They offer a regular dinner menu, a good bar menu (less expensive) and a sunset menu. We have tried all and were not disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful local dining!
    Maddimoo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food at good prices! Only thing we were seated in a booth and it stuffy and warm. Next time I would ask for a table, better ventilation. Serve was top notch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great dinner spot for seafood lovers. Fresh caught local fish brought in daily and prepared in your choice of seasonings and sides.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Keoki's
    JpinakVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Keoki's for the past decade when we visit Kauai. Up until this visit, the service and food have been consistently pretty good. This visit was very different and did not even come close to our expectations. I had the prime rib which was prepared medium. However, it tasted and looked like to achieve the medium doneness level, the piece of meat was steamed as it had a slightly gray appearance on both sides and was not completely medium on the inside. My wife had the Opah fish which was considerably better than my meal, but was overdone to the point of being dry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - average service
    dindins
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The two fish dishes we ordered were superb - the Chef's Duo particularly so. And the portion sizes were much more attuned to our European appetite. But our starter never appeared. The waiter was embarrassed and gave us a complimentary Hula Pie - Macadamia Nut Ice Cream, etc... very tasty. Ambience was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Island Dining Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We ate here on a vacation with friends and were given hula pie for free because of where we were staying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Quality
    KauiaTreat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been to a number of restaurants in the Duke's group. The hostess promised me we would enjoy this one the best and she was right. Comfortable atmosphere with friendly service. Interesting menu choices that were well described by the server. Food was good quality and attractively presented.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • family dinner at Keokis
    Kauaigirl27
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had reservations for dinner at 7:15 pm. Was seated quickly. Waiter was very nice, food was good, but prefer Duke's at the Kauai Marriott, which is owned by the same company. For the same price, you get an all you can eat salad bar that is fantastic! At Keoki's, you can have a salad for an additional $9.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a return visit!
    ESH1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Returning to Kauai for a second honeymoon of course required a return to Keoki's as well. excellent fish, the hoisin brised short ribs spot on, and don't forget the Hula Pie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Dinner!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dinner was excellent. We had a large party and they put us in a nice area of the restaurant. The food was great from the appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dinner
    SteverinoOKC
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great restaurant, great food, and friendly staff all the way are around. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful Meals and Service
    BenP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Dined here twice on our stay in Kauai. The meals were very good, but the service was tops. The staff was very attentive - efficient but not hoovering. We enjoyed pleasant conversations with our servers (MJ and Tron) and one of the beverage managers. The prices were reasonable for Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friends
    MAUIJIM
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good food, drink with friends who are first timers here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was great and our server Kevin was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    OnlyTheBest
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This has been my favorite restaurant for many many years. Keoki's Paradise has once again surpassed my expectations with 4 flavors of Hula Pie! We tryed the chef's special-Guava & Passion fruit Sorbet with Coconut ice cream. It was both light and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great price point
    Darrell
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The items on the menu are nicely priced. I was surprised that that their steak choices were limited to Prime a rib and a filet Mignon. Fish options are great! Nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hulapielover
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was fantastic, food was terrific, ambiance is great, and the Hula Pie was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great 50th BDay Dinner
    drcfoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I had a great 50th Birthday dinner here....the staff chose the perfect table location and suggested a great meal and wine. Could not have picked a better place in all my travels to have dinner on this special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    Luvfreshfish
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very consistent quality, wait staff can be hit or miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Jmw0233
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were celebrating our honeymoon in Kauai and booked this place for dinner one night. The ambiance is amazing! We were there at sunset and it was beautiful. The food was awesome, as we're the drinks. I can't remember the name of the margarita I had, but it had jalepeno in it and was delicious! We would definitely go back. It is pricey, but so is everything in Kauai. It was what we expected to pay for a nice dinner about $100 for drinks and entrées. All in all, we left very happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful! food OK.
    Katie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Lovely restaurant and perfect spot for romantic, tropical dinner. Fish over-cooked and food under-seasoned. Otherwise great selection and unique offerings. Prices as expected for the area. Recommend to try! Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Waiter
    Pateats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Second time to eat here on this trip, the waiter was not good seemed distant & very in attentive. He really could have cared less if we were there. His name is John also preoccupied with a table of locals. If you are visiting Poipu be sure to avoid John as a waiter.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a Great Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a Great Time! It was a great place to spend my birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Vtadude
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After vacationing in Kauai multiple times, this was our first visit to Keoki's. Sorry we waited so long! The restaurant is beautifully done in a garden setting. The service was top notch and our waiter Caleb was attentive and friendly. I had the ribs which were fall off the bone tender and the plum sauce was a nice touch. My wife had the mac nut crusted opah which was also excellent, the only draw back to this was that it was a bit under cooked to my wife's liking, but Caleb took it back and had them cook it a bit more and it was great. A great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everytging was great.... the drinks to the food to the service. Was the best meal we had the whole time in Hawaii. May have been the best filet we ever had outside of the vert pricey steakhousea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    Tammy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We loved the Seafood Risotto and the pineapple, carrot cake muffins they bring before the meal are heavenly. BUT save room for the Hula Pie. It is undescribable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open air delight
    LovingKauai
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We love the open air dining surrounded by tropical plants and live music. There is always an abundance of fresh fish and excellent, friendly service. The reason I gave the food 3 stars was because the rice was a mixture of overdone and undercooked which was too hard to eat. The fish and salad were tasty and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have been to Keoki's many times and it remains a place to eat at. Food and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Evening started with an charming hostess seating us at a wonderful booth. Server was friendly and explained the menu options. Dinner was prepared just right and birthday desert was special. We had a great time and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant on Kauai
    Thetiffernator
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great atmosphere, service and food. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We enjoyed our food and atmosphere was tranquil and great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food despite chain feel
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We usually try to avoid chain restaurants, but the menu reeled us in and we weren't disappointed by the food. In fact, they did a better job of incorporating fresh vegetables than many of the nicer restaurants we've tried in the island. We all enjoyed our meets (ribs, seafood risotto, and the tofu). Service was attentive, albeit somewhat abrupt, but overall a pleasant experience. The garden setting was lovely and made you forget you were dining at the mall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food in paradise
    Hulapielvr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love this place but were disappointed with their menu change. They used to allow you to "trade in" your 2 sunset menu dessert choices for a hula pie, however our waiter told us they changed that policy in May. Told them we were long time customers, but he still refused to budge. Otherwise food was great. Bring back the HULA Pie option, please.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keoki
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was good. We both got the sunset dinner. It was worth the price. However, I doubt the regular menu is worth the price. We were also disappointed in the drinks. The atmosphere was okay. It was good for families with kids, but not for serious foodies.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good food
    havingagreattimeinkauaiVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love it best opah on the island the fish is fresh and portion size is just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way to expensive
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I would not waste your money on this place - for a family of 4 over $200 should of been at least half that
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic