Keoki's Paradise

4.6
2099 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: Daily 4:45pm - 9:15pm
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Phone number
(808) 742-7534
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cory Dotario
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Poipu Road
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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.
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Public transit
Kauai Bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk on Poipu Rd.
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Entertainment
Live Island Music 7pm-9pm nightly.
Featured local band every first Friday of the month from 8pm-10pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2099 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Food was excellent! Our server was outstanding!

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B
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience we have had on the island, staff is great and the food is fantastic as well as the ambiance of the restaurant... live music performances were well played. The most enjoyable evening meal we have had on the island just like our last trips Keoki’s is by far the best

Again better than Any other restaurants we have been to on the island way better than the Bull shed and 500 times better that the pretentious Merriman’s Or Ruth’s crist or hotel restaurants

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GS
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I made reservation to this place through Open Table. Since my family and I were vacationing in Kauai and the occasion of our visit to this restaurant was most consistent with “special occasion (certainly not “Everyday dining”, “Date”, “Business meal” or “Friends’ get-together”), I checked “Special occasion”. When we got our table, we were pleasantly surprised by a card on the table that read “Enjoy a Hula cake on us for your celebration”. Our waitress Mara asked us what we were celebrating. I answered that being in Kauai for vacation was a cause for celebration.
After enjoying a good meal in a nice ambience, we ordered dessert. Since it appeared that we were getting a Hula cake on the house, we ordered that free Hula cake and a sorbet. What we did not expect was the waitress’ response; “I am going to have to talk about this with my manager. Celebration usually means something like birthday. You are not celebrating anything.” She turned around and walked away angrily without waiting for my response. She then reappeared with a sorbet and the Hula cake. After explaining to her why I marked “ Special occasion” in Open table reservation without expecting a free dessert, I expressed my displeasure with her response. Her response was “It’s OK. I talked to my manager and he said it was OK”. She did not apologize how offensive her attitude was. I declined to accept the largess from the restaurant.
A few minutes later, a stone-faced man (manager) appeared and he demanded to know ‘what was going on here’ without introducing himself. His tone of voice was confrontational and he was not ready for discussion let alone apology.

The food and ambience of this restaurant were quite good. However the management seemed to fall short of properly training its staff that befits the quality of food that it served. That unpleasant encounter ruined my family’s otherwise a great day in the paradise. I still tipped as I do not return a pettiness with another pettiness.

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - great service. Loved the music in the background which was at an appropriate volume so we could still talk. So good we went back the next night for drinks. Highly recommend!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

It was awesome, great place

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the live music and setting—the food was good. The waitress was fantastic. We had a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience! Food was delicious—and Paul, our waiter, was very personable and efficient. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First the service was GREAT , the food was FANTASTIC and the music was very fine with a great sound and some fun tossed in as well. We were advised by a friend to go to Keoki's for a special 30 th. anniversary meal. The night was one of the best we have had in 30 years. A BIG THANKS TO ALL AT KEOKI'S FOR MAKING OUR NIGHT SPECIAL !!! C & J Moore , Chemainus B.C. Canada

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PE
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated wedding anniversary here, food and service were excellent, highly recommended.

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Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Entertainment was great. Love coming to Kiokis

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DF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I read other reviews which made me want to try this place. It is a bit on the pricey side but worth it. It was for my sister-in-laws birthday. The chefs recommended multi-course menu is great but I am glad I had the Ahi (rare). It was delicious. Besides the main courses being amazing the presentation was very nice as well. The spinach and artichoke dip appetizer was a good choice before the dinner. The calamari for an appetizer was very good but not exceptional. The only reason the rating is not 4.5 is the service did not match the food. The guy was nice, but was not very attentive. Still ... I would go back again.

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KH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasting menu was very good. Fresh muffins instead of bread were an unexpected treat.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, great fresh fish options. Nice drink selection and attentive staff.

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LG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. Everything was as it should be. Short wait/excellent server who could answer?/
wonderful table location/DELICIOUS food and what else can we say? Don't forget your HULA PIE!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive service and a free slice of Hula Pie on your birthday! There was live music and hula dancing. The ambiance is wonderful.

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Keoki's Paradise. The food was excellent and there were so many fish options it was hard to choose. Our appetizers, fish and steak entrees, were delicious. Our server was attentive and wonderful at making suggestions. The entertainment included a musician and a hula dancer. It was the perfect addition to the surroundings which was outside with a pleasing Hawaiian garden. I will be back if we find ourselves in Kauai again. Thanks Keoki's Paradise for a great night!

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LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Keoki’s! The menu, the ambience, the service! And especially the macadamia crusted monchong and the hula pie. We always go at least twice to Keoki’s while on Kauai.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere in a garden setting. Live music. Service was good.
I have been a number of times and was really disappointed with the quality of food. Fish was over cooked.

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s
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to reserve through Open Table with no wait. Friendly staff, great food, nice atmosphere with pleasant live music. Made an anniversary celebration special with complimentary Aloha Pie!

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KB
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food! Was very happy with all our selections. We had crab cakes (some of the best we’ve ever had), fresh fish and the banana creme pie for dessert! I’m lactose intolerant and have never seen a dessert that was dairy free at a restaurant besides sorbet so it was a pleasant surprise. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive too! They also had some great local musicians playing live music as well!

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MD
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Highly recommend!!!! Great service, excellent food, and fun entertainment!!

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SG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Keoki’s is always a special place for us to dine. We had dinner there to celebrate our friends’ 85th Birthday, and their 60th Anniversary! I had Majung fish and it was delicious. The other had the ribs, which are always a favorite. Thanks for a great evening. Had lunch there today with other friends.

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KO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Friendly service. Very aware of any allergies and any special food requests.

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GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. Went twice while on vacation in Kauai!

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

My boyfriend & I went on a dinner date this past Friday evening. We had a long day at work, didn’t want to cook & we just wanted to relax. we got stuck in a corner next to the walk way / stairs, servers kept banging into his chair. Then, my boyfriend got puked on by a drunk guy sitting with a big party next to us, it went all over his legs. mind you no one in that party managed to say sorry or anything. Our server Kimberly was awesome! she managed to get us moved & comp’d a few items. I live on the island and have been coming here for over 10 years mwith my family, It was just a bad experience for us.

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome. He was super attentive, took his advise on our entrees and desert. All was fabulous. Best fish I have ever eaten.

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AS
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the selection of seafoods. Staff very friendly! Food was great!

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GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place - great food! We’re going back before we leave

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TP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a nice anniversary dinner here in August. The open-air setting is great, the service was wonderful and the food was quite good. (The "Hula Pie" is huge!) The entertainment during our evening was excellent too. Would definitely go back for a special occasion!

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S
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh fish.

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Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food especially the fish was awesome. Service fantastic. Great value.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! We went to dinner for our 10th anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert which was the hula pie and it was excellent. Our meals were incredible, The service was impeccable and the drinks were also very good. Highly highly recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was outstanding

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M
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

the food was good but the restaurant feels very commercial and institutional. We will not go back for these reasons. Better choices in smaller locally owned locations throughout the island

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner our last night on the island. Our server was amazing and we enjoyed a local playing Hawaiian music from the different islands.
We also were there for the “Chef’s Tasting Menu” which included appetizer, entree and dessert for a great value (before 5:30 pm!) We’ll be back!!

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F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Restaurant mentioned our special occasion by the hostess and comped us a dessert. Server Jesse was professional, fast and very responsive. Food was very tasty yet priced at the 3 $$ category not 2 $.

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DM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful--sort of an upscale tikibar vibe. There was live music, which was quite pleasant. Our server, Kevin, was phenomenal. The drinks were perfect (Kevin made sure of that). The food was outstanding--ordered the fresh fish dishes that Kevin recommended and were impressed with both the presentation and pallet. Next time on Kauai, we'll be back for more. Thank you for making the occasion that much more special!

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CE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Only regret is we dined here on our last night in Kauai because we would have dined here again. The calamari was the best I’ve ever had and the prime rib was excellent. My son has peanut and seafood allergies and the manager served his plate and explained how they prepared his dish. A nice touch that was appreciated. The service was outstanding, definitely coming back!

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OC
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. Cute Hawaii atmosphere, thatched roofs and semi outside seating. Some of our party loved their meals, personally I think the teriyaki sauce is way too sweet. Drinks are okay - overall a consistent meal and nice service.

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PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keoki’s is a great combination of succulent food, friendly wait staff, & casual dining. We especially enjoyed seeing a small cat wandering through the outdoor seating area.

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