Keoki's Paradise
Keoki's Paradise

Keoki's Paradise

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.keokisparadise.com/
  • Phone: (808) 742-7534
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Keoki's Paradise reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (93)romantic (53)special occasion (53)good for groups (53)kid-friendly (44)fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (40)scenic view (34)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (23)great for lunch (13)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Best fish during entire week in Poipu
    dinnerout
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Of our 7 dinners in different Poipu restaurants, our meal here was the best food. My fresh fish "duo" was perfectly prepared in 2 delicious ways. My husband had the teriaki steak-chicken brouchettes with basmati rice and loved it. Our waiter, Tron, provided friendly and efficient service. For such a large space, it was not noisy and the polynesian decor was fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable. one small disappointment
    HelosalesVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant twice while on Kauai, great music, food and service. One small disappointment, had a receipt offering free Hula Pie on next visit and since I was in the lounge and not the dining room, the mgmnt would not honor the offer. We spent approximately $300 on both visits, about half on the DR and the other in the Lounge, so thought the refusal was a cheap slap in the face.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent prices, excellent food, Hawaian ambiance
    SamCVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Been to Keoki's many times over the years, and I think they are aging well. The entire place is outdoors, so it really feels like Hawaii. It is usually easy to get reservations, though would not recommend going without them as the wait could be nasty. The food is quite good---not over the top, and there are places maybe better in this regard (Beach House for example), but for price it is impossbile to beat. Also the wine list is quite good---you will find my of your mid-price favorites here including a fair number available by the glass. This past trip (just completed) though we ate at plenty of places this was my overall favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Randy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Repeat customer. Nice dining experience. Excellent service. Mac crusted fish was ok but not exceptional, other preparations are more flavorful. Hula Pie is always a hit. Will return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband had teriyaki ahi. I had a teriyaki beef and chicken combo. I loved mine. My husband said there was too much teriyaki sauce for his taste. If not for his comment, I would have given this five stars. The staff was very friendly. When making the reservation I let them know that we were there for our 20th wedding anniversary and they accommodated us very nicely. Excellent seating and wonderful dessert. It was a bit louder than I expected but still very nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all round dining.t
    Aloha
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our waiter, Jason was very informative, courteous, and just the kind of waiter that makes dining out a better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Kla647
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was one of our best island experiences, it was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be good
    NonicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Been going there for years. The service is usually great and that hasn't changed, but the quality of the food has. Fish is overlooked and tasteless. The other dishes I've shared were fair at best. Great atmosphere for outdoor dining. Other than that, I'd skip it fir the price
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, reasonable prices
    Bhamdiner
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Lots of dinner choices on Kauai. Food at Keoki's was good, but not outstanding. Had the opah, delicious but dry. Service was excellent, and accommodated a special salad request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overdue Revisit
    guzTXVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    It's been many years since we have eaten at Keoki's Paradise & it was nice to see that food & service are still spot on. Both of us had fish and each selection was excellent. We have dined at many of the other TS restaurants in Hawaii over the years on visits to the islands and all typically do fine job. Our waitress "Cat" was attentive, but not overbearing, just the way we enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Peony
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love everything about this restaurant, from the lush, exotic atmosphere, to the exquisite preparations, offered and served with great expertise and graciousness. It has always been good but recent updates to the menu that include lighter, but still hugely flavorful offerings put it over the top. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Regular Stop for Us
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    After a long flight from the Mainland, we always visit Keoki's. The fish is always fresh and delicious. Save room to share the hula pie. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Hawaiian ambiance
    Esalita
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Keoki's is lovely, great menu selection of Hawaiian island cuisine. We all chose the same menu items, we started with Maui onion soup which was very oniony if you like onions, could have had more baked cheese for our liking and wasn't quite hot enough, which we did mention to our waiter. We had prime rib which was cooked to perfection as ordered but was cut a little on the thin side, garlic mashed potatoes were good but small amount for the guys. The wine was great, Pinot Grigio and Merlot and a generous amount in glass. We didn't save room for desert but the Hula pie devoured by the couple beside us looked amazing, there's always next time! Our server was great, pleasant and attentive. I'm sure we'll go back next time we visit Kauai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset dinner and Bar visits
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went twice; once for the early-bird 4:45-5:45 dinner special (3 courses for $24) and the second time to the bar. Restaurant food was good, but not special. I think the regular menu might be better and would give that a try next time I was here for dinner. Ambience is really good, so we came back another night and sat in the bar for drinks and appetizers. This was very good and our waiter was excellent. It was so nice sitting next to the pond; it is a bit of an oasis. I would come back to the bar again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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