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 WinnerMost Booked
Keoki's Paradise reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (75)special occasion (59)romantic (52)kid-friendly (42)scenic view (41)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (25)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (19)great for lunch (15)late-night find (7)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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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.
    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Evening Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Keoki's Paradise was an enjoyable evening of dinner, good food, good service in pleasant surroundings
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother
    LivesonKauai
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Manager took a bribe from a customer who he knew and did not have a reservation and left others standing who did have a reservation. Food was Denny's quality at best. Server was good other employees dismissive. Passing on this restaurant would be your best bet. Sad that we live on Kauai and we can't say anything positive.
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  • Awesome place
    HnemoonerKauai4life
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was such a great place to go! I had the Filet Mignan and I have to say it was the best steak I've ever had!! I have a food allergy too and they were VERY accomadating there too! I would have to say I was extremely impressed with this place!! If in doubt, GO! Sat at a table on the side near the little stream, felt like we were the only ones in the place, so fun!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night before leaving spot
    Number1fooddude
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My buddy from Los Gatos recommended Keoki's, so we checked it out. We loved the live music and decor. The fresh fish 3 ways was great and so was the seafood risotto, that came with a petite lobster.The dinosaur kale salad was primo with goat cheese, pommegranite seeds, and cured golden beets. Crab Cakes were mostly crab with a little stuffing. My wife loved the vegetable based onion soup too. The service was excellent, we had a superb waiter who took care of every need. He was very friendly and, polished, informative, and interesting. He deserved a large tip. It was our 30th Anniversary, and he came out with a comped slab of Mud Pie that was delicious and an excellent climax to a superb final dinner in Kauai. WELL DONE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved EVERYTHING!
    Kim5252
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We came here last summer and loved it, so we re-visited Keoki's on our trip this summer. It was just as fabulous! I do recommend making reservations since it is such a popular spot. The food was great, the service impeccable, the atmosphere amazing, and there was a lovely band playing great music in the bar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunshine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant did not have the courtesy to cancel our reservation!!! Iselle came and hit many businesses, but they all had the courtesy to contact us to cancel so we can make other arrangements. It was 7:30 pm, we arrived to a dark restaurant, but fortunately, Roy's accross the street was open and accomodated us. I have informed many of our friends and hotel in the area not to consider this location for dining.
    • Food
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  • Good food, poor seating
    fooddwellerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Nice dinner, great server- but circulation by the booths we sat in was very poor. I was disappointed to get that seating with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Really good food and good service Get there at five and get the early bird special
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mai Tai's, but Typical Food
    whoneedstastebudsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The drinks, like the Mai Tai made with local Koloa rum, or the piña colada served in a carved-out pineapple, are fantastic. The environment is in a small outdoor shopping center, where it sits along with Roy's, Puka Dog, and Starbucks. But the restaurant has the corner spot, and they built up a nice outdoor water course with grass to make for a nice setting. And their electrically controlled awnings allow them to block the sun from burning you when you have one of the choice outdoor tables. The only knock is the food. Eat at the cafe instead of the restaurant, unless you want typical "Hawaiian" surf and turf, like Macadamia Crusted But Bland Everything. Or save the airfare and eat at Duke's in Huntington Beach, CA.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Return visit a charm!
    LGMommy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to Keoki's many times and were uncertain whether to try again, but this visit somehow really hit the mark. We were seated at a table which was smaller than usual and close to the garden which was great as it minimized the noise and we were able to hear each other. The food came fast and everyone was happy with their meals. They used to serve salad with an entrée purchase...this seems to have stopped..too bad. I also must mention I made the reservation the day of our visit and though open table was not able to seat us, the young lady I called at the restaurant called me right back and got us in at the time we needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hawaiian atmosphere
    Meich
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere. Appetizer menu limiter, good fish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tropical; Knowledgeable staff.
    JanEch
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our family enjoyed dining at Keoki's. The kale salad was outstanding. The mahi mahi of the day was delicious and mud pies - signature and chocolate - yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As nice as I remember it.
    mjmd
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a good place to take kids for a little "Hawaii" style dining. The atmosphere is fun and, for both kids and parents, the food is great. I came a few years ago and it was as good as I remember. I recommend any of the fish dishes. Also, only place on the island that I found with steak on the kid's menu (and some of the things every other place in America offers for kids). Service is the only downside, as they are definitely "high-volume" oriented and a bit on pitching things to try, but if you can look beyond that then you will really enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    Gary
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    See food was delicious. Service impeccable. Mai tai was a little week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Hawaiian
    needameal
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is a good spot for Hawaiin food. The food was authentic and very good. The Menu was large and the wine list was adequate. It is an open casual restaurant and some areas have better ventilation than others. Our service was good with the wait staff always available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no1foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were there for our 50th anniversary and everything couldn't have been better, a very nice place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Exceptional service
    localflair
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We chose Keoki's Paradise for dinner at the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We are glad we did! Food was very good and locally sourced. Everything tasted so fresh and delicious. The service was truly exceptional. Our server, Josh, was attentive and very knowledgeable regarding various menu items. Don't leave until you've tried the Hula Pie. Menu was fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a great time here. Our server was fantastic. Knew the menu well and was on top on of our every request.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting, delicious fish
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Keoki's setting is such a surprise when you walk in the door--not an ocean view, but a very private beautiful "jungle" that blocks out all road noise. Very charming and beautiful. Staff are well-trained, warm, and gracious. Kudos to our waiter Caleb. Keoki's serves seasonal fish (monchong and opah the night we were there). It is great to have several choices in how it is prepared and your waiter will let you know which preparations especially complement each fish. A lovely night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tropical paradise
    ShopperNan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Except for the flies (which are always a problem eating outdoors, but especially in the tropics), everything about this dinner was lovely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate