About 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.

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr
Koloa, HI 96746
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:


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

Dinner: Daily 4:45pm - 9:15pm

Cross Street:
Poipu Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 742-7534

Website:
http://www.keokisparadise.com/

Entertainment:
Live Island Music 7pm-9pm nightly.
Featured local band every first Friday of the month from 8pm-10pm.

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.

Public Transit:
Kauai Bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk on Poipu Rd.

Executive Chef:
Cory Dotario

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

Keoki's Paradise Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (73)
Great for Outdoor Dining (69)
Special Occasion (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Romantic (64)
Local Ingredients (62)
Live Music (60)
Casual (53)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Fun (48)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Scenic View (37)
Good for Groups (34)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Authentic (34)
Kid-friendly (32)
Worth the Drive (29)
Happy Hour (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Cozy (20)
Healthy (19)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (14)
People Watching (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Business Meals (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Great Beer (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tapas (5)
Waterfront (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The concierge at our hotel recommended Kioki's and we're glad they did because it was a close drive from hotel, had great live music, wonderful service, and delicious food. The restaurant is deceiving from the outside because it's pretty large when you get in. When we sat down we were tested to live music from "John and The Other Guy" who had beautiful voices and mixed Hawaiian tunes with mainstream songs sung with Hawaiian flair ("Hotel. California" and "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5 were 2 of their choices). Our waitress, Sofia, was awesome. Super friendly and attentive. She convinced me to try the kale salad because she said the kale was different than what we have on the mainland (Hawaiian kale is softer and has a nuttier flavor), and she was right. It was delicious! My husband had the short ribs and Sofia brought out a knife and told him if he had to use it to send the dish back because it should be falling apart without a knife. Luckily, he didn't need the knife because the short ribs were so tender. I had mong chong with garlic and basil (so tender and didn't even taste like fish) over rice pilaf. The restaurant then gave us a complimentary "hula pie" for dessert for our anniversary (so good!). Definitely recommend!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent and attentive service. Great food including a very nice Poke dish. There’s even live Hawaiian music and dance which made the place special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

Like what you hear about this place. Well look no further. You can enjoy the night with live music. You can also enjoy local gourmet palates. I guess thats all. Lol

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and atmosphere as always. Excellent service! A must do when on Kauai

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall disappointing. Our server was really bad. It was a two hour evening which should not have taken that long. We were not greeted properly by the server. He walked up and asked us if we were ready to order??? No drink offer? When we did order our appetizer came even before our drinks. He never explained the menu or offered any specials? We had to ask what the catch of the day was. The food was actually good though. Tasty, and nice fresh fish. But was just very annoyed with our server. Dinner supposed to be an experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Brenna was an amazing waitress, so friendly and helpful with her recommendations! The food was absolutely amazing. Fresh fish, good salad and delicious Hula Pie!!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything we ordered tasted great and there’s not a better view!!! Thank you!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Extremely disappointed as this was our anniversary dinner! Service started good as the waiter told us to leave room for a special dessert for our anniversary. There was no real bread, it was more like a carrot cake as bread. The Mai Tai's were the worst mai-tais we ever had. Ordered a filet and the lobster tail, the lobster tail was chewy and the filet was so-so. The waiter was not attentive during our meal and never checked to see if we enjoyed the food. Then to top it all off he never even remembered the desert he offered in the beginning. The Ambiance is beautiful, but what is that without the rest! We will never go back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lovely place with very good food and ambience!! Hula pie is a must

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was cold. Drinks weak. Wife’s fish sent back to be warmed and came back lukewarm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful last minute find for a dinner date. There was live music and a hula dancer. Great ambiance. The server was even nice enough to offer us a free dessert since we were on our honeymoon. Wonderful service and will return next time we're on Kauai.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a nice place for a good meal.
Good variety of food and beverages.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I had the twin lobster tails and they were absolutely delicious as was the mashed potatoes.
The calamari appetizer was also delicious. The live music and hula dancer were fabulous.
Would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice place to eat. Service was very friendly. Had a rib eye steak as an antree. It was an almost perfect one. It came medium rare as ordered and was so tender, one could almost cut it with the fork. It came with greathome made mash an fesh green beans.
I can only recommend the place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of the best values in poipu is Keoki’s Chefs Tasting Menu. It’s actually a three course meal and you can choose from options for each of the three courses. ...and is served until 5:30pm.

Not only is it excellent value for money based upon other local restaurants, but my meal was absolutely delicious. For the starter I had the Caesar salad, main course was garlic and Mac nut encrusted sword fish with rice and steamed carrots...and because we were celebrating our anniversary, we were upgraded on our dessert to their famous hula pie. All this for $24.99.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went there over Thanksgiving and they were extremely busy. We got there about 5 minutes before our reservation time and the hostess was swamped. I knew from scouring the room that we were going to get a unfavorable table location up top where all the servers would be walking back and forth from the kitchen. After getting a device that lites up when the hostess was ready to seat us I sent my wife downstairs where the performer was to see if there was a table for two. She came back saying it was full so I went back to the hostess saying we are only a table for two and were there on time (actually early)and want a table downstairs and don't want to wait for people who were showing up late for their reservation to jump in front of us. I was told that they were busing a table for two and I told the hostess we would wait for it. We got seated downstairs by the performer and had a great dinner. The manager came by just to make sure we were happy. We had a nice talk and I gave the server a 30% tip. The next table for 2 that they sat got the lousy location upstairs that I'm sure we would have gotten if we hadn't been demanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Although we made a reservation a day in advance we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Our server was prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable re the menu. The food was excellent with good portion size--not too much, but enough to be very satisfied. We split on piece of hula pie 3 ways, and still had plenty.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner with the family and friends. Our waiter, Tony, was fantastic. So pleasant and helpful. Gave lots of detail on the fish choices and helped some of the group who were unsure to make the right choice. The fresh fish was excellent and while not cheap, I feel the value was good. Highly recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were seated on time, had a great turkey dinner (since it was Thanksgiving), and the service was wonderful. We always visit Keoki’s when we are on the Island on vacation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had dinner here on Thanksgiving and the traditional Thanksgiving special menu was awesome. We were professionally greeted by the manager, seated at our reservation time, and then promptly greeted by are very friendly waitress Kinsey. She explained the specials precisely and thoroughly, brought fun and smiles to our experience and interacted extremely well. To top off our meal we had the pumpkin hula pie .......awesome! Don't change a thing and keep up the good work. The most consistent restaurant on the island of Kauai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Organic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food, service was spot on. Tony are server was extremely friendly and professional my kids talk about Tony and how cool he is. Food was superb. Highly recommended we used open table and didn't have to wait at all great service. The Daggett family will be back for sure.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing. Just go, you won’t regret it. We went for our honeymoon and they brought a special dessert out for us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Raum Köln)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was quite good (and I wouldn’t expect differently with for the price), service was unfortunately not as good. The waiter ranked the food for us even when we did not want to know. The atmosphere is still very nice though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good for one time for us. If we had never been to Hawaii before, I would find the ambience more exciting, but to us it was nothing special. Food was good. Service was good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Tourist trap... we thought it was a local spot

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We ate at Keoki’s Paradise while on vacation. Our food was delicious, the service was top notch, and they gave us a hula pie dessert on the house since my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary! We will probably come back again before our vacation is over! Highly recommend it!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food. Beautiful surroundings. Live music. What more could you ask for? Definitely have the hula pie.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was excellent, only one thing. The portions of the fish dinners could be a little larger for what you pay.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

You get the biggest bang for your buck at Keoki's. The fish is always excellent and reasonably priced (for Kauai). Suggested preparations for the fish are right on. Service is generally excellent. Unfortunately, service on my last visit was not up to par.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We visited twice in one week, lunch once and our last dinner on island. We had tried much higher reviewed places and places twice as expensive, but we really just wanted some good times to savor till our next Kauai visit. Staff was good and eager to help and please, server especially helped with menu and wine pairings and choosing appropriate dietary concerns. Live music played and crowd seemed upbeat and having a great time. We will visit again for solid Kauai fish favorites. Ambience may seem inauthentic to some but families and fun loving people will enjoy the easy atmosphere as we did.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Sophia was excellent and made sure we had a great dining experience.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Loved this place and will definitely return. The swordfish I had was outstanding. My husbands seafood risotto was delicious and oh my Hula Pie was amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful setting and great service. They were very careful with our multiple food allergies in our family.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was great

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Overall a great experience and more value for the money than most of the other fine dining experiences. Very good service, excellent ambience. Make sure you place a reservation just in caes because it's a popular choice for obvious reasons. Highly recommend but leave the kids behind so you can take it all in and relax.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A true treasure! Wasabi (Moon Fish) was fantastic as was everything else. The staff bends over backwards to ensure a great dining experience. The view? Unbelievably gorgeous! The only negative thing is if you get a good table at sunset -- you will be engulfed by people taking pictures!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I love TS restaurants(Kimo’s, Duke’s, etc.) but this one isn’t quite as good as the others. The food is only OK and the people that work there have a little bit of an attitude.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We stumbled on Keoki's on our last day on the island, and kept wishing we would have discovered it earlier. The decor was tropical and very relaxing. The food was excellent. We had the bbq pork sandwich which was delicious and filling. The Ceasar salad was a bit small but very good. I know we will definitely revisit this place on our next trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good. Service was excellent. There was a music during diner. make a reservation so you on't have to wait.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was hit and miss and somewhat slow. Cocktail waitress brought my glass of wine and said to me: Here is your Sauvignon Blanc. I told her that I ordered a glass of Pinot Gris and then she said what she gave me was the Pinot Gris (and it was). Food was good, but it came out very slowly. Music was nice and would have been nicer if the musician had not talked so much. It appeared that somebody cared for his explanation which was also ver6 difficult to understand.

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