Keoki's Paradise

4.6
2498 reviews
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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.
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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We each got a different fish for dinner and every single one was outstanding. My husband and I had swordfish and it was the best swordfish dinner we have ever had! Even go back in a heartbeat! The waiter, Kevin, was incredibly attentive and helpful. Everything was fabulous!

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m
62 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you wish to experience “old” Kauai dining, this is the place. Quite an experience. Food was delicious and the setting special. The music and hula dancer added to the evening. Every time I come to Kauai this will be included.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful live music. Can't beat the ambiance of the little brook and Island landscape

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CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the best waiter Colin. Food was delicious. Loved the table we sat at away from all of the busyness and noise. Thank you Colin for the great service!!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience! Special birthday for my son.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, excellent service for our anniversary.

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k
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Keokis has always been the go to for good fresh fish cooked almost anyway you want it. The staff is always really nice. They get you in quickly even when theyre busy. Casual yet nice hawaii feel. The live music is always awesome too! We are lucky enough to visit often. Keoki is always my choice for quick good and not super expensive food. We always take our visitors there at least once!

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get place to talke mother for her birthday. get ambiance, service and food. highly recommend

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OL
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While it comes off as a tourist restaurant (complete with fake waterfalls, creeks, etc.), we were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Best we have had on Kauai. We split a crab cake appetizer: Two, generous cakes, plumb with crab meat, with just the right amount of spice, served with a pickled hearts of palm-based salsa. For the mains, we took the server's suggestions for two different catches of the day (they had four--that in itself is impressive). My wife had "Keoki's Style" mong chong baked with basil and tomato. I had ahi. I inquired first about its quality: The waiter said it probably was not Sashimi grade A, more like B, so I asked for it to be seared medium rare. It was perfect. So was the service. Limited wine selections. If you like fresh fish, well prepared, and you are on the south shore of Kauai, this is your place. The only negative is the aforementioned waterfalls--if you're anywhere near them, they drown out conversation, no pun intended. Note: They often have local music earlier in the evening--we did not experience that, but when the music is on, the bar and some pupus may be a good bet.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, our server Jeff was hilarious (looked and acted like Bill Murray)

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R
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got sat right away, matching our reservations. We had Jason as a waiter who was terrific. His suggestions were great.
The father/daughter Hawai entertainment was fabulous.
Food terrific. I had the ribs which melted in my mouth. However,the mashed potatoes thatcame with, were uninspiring! Wife had a Pablo crusted fish done to perfection.
We will be back.

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KO
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has an outdoorsy, fun, low-lit atmosphere, which we loved. The food was very good, and the Hula Pie dessert was wonderful. In general, we feel that a meal that comes with the starter of salad or soup is a better value, and Keoki's meals do not. But it was a very fun evening, and the food was very good and well presented. We plan to visit again while we are here in Kauai.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our new favorite places.

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CH
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Ambiance is fun and "tropical" - food was just okay. Service was slow.

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L
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday And enjoyed our dinner and the service very much. The staff was both polite and very helpful with their service and suggestions.

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p
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here twice on our holiday and it was great both times.

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding reception years ago at Keoki’s and celebrate our anniversary every time we’re on the island. Terrific ambience for those special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and beautiful surroundings! Will be back!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Onion soup without puff pastry as described. Small bowl of broth with onion and a crouton. Waitress did not explain until I asked. I returned it.
Entrees were very good.
Music was too quiet to hear and no hula at all. I called to be sure of entertainment. We were there from 7 pm to 8.15pm.
Beautiful setting.

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved on Open Table -very easy & our table was ready at our time. Excellent service . Waiter Mark explained all the differences in fish very well & our meal was excellent- nice presentation & delicious ! We will definitely come back next time we are in Kauai!

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BP
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Keoki's Paradise was delicious! The atmosphere was so beautiful. The service was outstanding and the live Hawaiian music really completed the whole experience.

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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CH
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

MY DISH WAS SO OVER-SALTED (MAHI PANKO CRUSTED) I ALMOST SENT IT BACK, BUT I WAS WITH MY FAMILY AND DIDN'T WANT TO CAUSE A FUSS. IT IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER HAD A BAD MEAL THERE---

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S
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Keoki’s Paradise twice while staying in Poipu. The first night we enjoyed the nightly live music while dining. We had a delicious fish dinner prepared beautifully and had great service from Jessie. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations. The ono, ahi and mahi were fresh and very tasty. They serve local fresh fish with delicious sides. The lava cake for dessert was outstanding. The second night we dined there we elected to be seated in the bar area with a more casual but equally fantastic menu. There were lots of tables and the service was very good. The fish tacos were delicious and the fresh fish served over rice and bok choy had an aoli sauce on top which paired beautifully with the mahi mahi. Great meals both times we dined at Keoki’s. I would highly recommend Keoki’s to anyone visiting Poipu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here on the last night of our honeymoon and it was our favorite place we ate our whole trip. The ambiance and the people are great. The live music was awesome.

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s
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Vacation dinner.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon in Kauai. Our meal at Keoki’s was amazing! There was live music, delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, friendly helpful staff; everything was perfect!

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, good food somewhat spoiled by man at next table who thought he was the most interesting man in the world and wanted the whole restaurant to know....unbelievably loud! Management should have asked him to quiet down

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ES
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals very much. Service was excellent & friendly. Nice atmosphere. Little pricey but worth it!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak, seafood? great service and all at a reasonable price. Can’t ask for more.

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J
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, server Sophia was lovely. Fish was dry and dare I say over cooked. Kale salad was awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately I wasn’t very impressed by food. Kale salad was not fresh at all. Portion was very small. Somehow still tasted decent with all the toppings. My husband ordered fish and it was tasty but the portion wasn’t very big at that price point. Service was nice but seemed not very prepared for special requests. Seems like people like it but I wouldn’t really recommend. We have found far better options on the island at similar price point and higher quality.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed you could only order from the restaurant menu, not the grill because we had reservations.

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J
63 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Keoki’s has a beautiful garden type atmosphere and terrific food. We visit this restaurant multiple times every Winter during our stay in Kauai. Their fish preparation is perfect with many options to choose from. Their Hula pie is a must after dinner.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a romantic dinner
Cozy tables by water with excellent food. Seafood risotto was our favorite and hula pie to die for.

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h
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish is the best on the south side of Kauai. The calamari appetizer is the best in the world. Service is impeccable. It's truly tropical. Leave room for the Hula Pie.

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JK
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Kitschy, but somehow works. A lovely father/daughter singer/dancer performed while we were there. They were excellent and made the evening.

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Y
192 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good prime rib and Mac crusted fish. We split both and enjoyed the surf and turf. Hula pie to finish! Yummy. Service was great too.

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SD
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We had fish and it was very fresh and wonderfully prepared. So delicious!
Waiter Tony was attentive without being intrusive. Had good understanding of wine list and the best pairings for various dishes.
Live music was your basic Hawaiian tunes- pretty meh.

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