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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (74)
Special Occasion (64)
Great for Outdoor Dining (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Local Ingredients (56)
Live Music (53)
Romantic (52)
Fun (48)
Casual (47)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Kid-friendly (37)
Scenic View (37)
Good for Groups (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Authentic (29)
Bar Seating (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Cozy (21)
Healthy (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great Beer (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Waterfront (4)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined a day ago

Another delicious meal at Keoki's! They consistently provide excellent service and food. Live music was a plus!

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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Really fun place to dine! We both tried the fish and agree that mine was outstanding - Mahi Mahi “keoki style.” My husband got the ahi, and while it was very good, it wasn’t as special as mine. A bit expensive, but we dined in the main dining room. You can choose a more casual option which I believe comes with a different menu. Would definitely dine here again!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Most excellent meal. Service is great, attentive but not over bearing. The fish dishes are superb. We feasted on desert with our eyes. All-in-all a wonderful night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Set menu - mostly seafood and fish focused. All main meals have veg and other sides but you do not know what sides go with your main meal chosen.
Interesting way or f doing things. Great authentic open-air ambiance. Well worth a dinner dining there.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Healthy, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful setting...very friendly staff...very nice seafood

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

we live on Kauai and it has always been our favorite restaurant for celebrations or just dinner with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Had an excellent dinner at Keoki's with a group of four people. They serve different fresh fish every night and the diner can choose one of three preparations. Their seafood is superb. I have eaten here numerous times and enjoyed myself each time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very comfortable. I don’t believe there was a bad seat. Wait staff very nice. Pricey. Food was good

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a good time at Koeki's. Friendly service, good food, and free Hula Pie.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service as always early dinning menu great value

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, reasonable prices, very good enjoyable live music

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The manager accommodated us to a closer table...outstanding! The food was great as well as drinks. Sadly, we did not have room for the hula pie.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I love Keokis. Its gotta be my favorite restaurant on the island. The Prime Rib is the best i've had anywhere. The Crab Cakes are fantastic. I've never had anything that was less than amazing in my 30 years of dining there. Even the rolls are amazing. Highly recommend that it not be missed by anyone visiting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been going to Keoki's Paradise for more than a decade and have never been disappointed in the food or the service, whether there have been just two of us or our family of 11. But the music in the main dining room was just too loud and intrusive. It made conversation (for the two of us) impossible and was downright annoying. The noise level might have been ok for a concert venue but not for dinner background music.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Live Music, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great waiter food was excellent. We will definitely do again!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely ambiance and great service made our dinner thoroughly enjoyable. Food was delicious, the four of us ordered different entrees and liked them all. Hula Pie for dessert is HUGE so we all shared one order. A delightful way to end the meal!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

good food and menu. Great ambience. Live music excellent, service good but quite slow.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Beautiful design. Good food. Our server was having an off night.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was good. The waitress was excellent and took very good care of us.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Consistently good food and service! Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great!
Excellent food, great ambiance and staff.
Go before 5:30 for the "Tasting Menu."
A terrific bargain!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and speedy service! And live music tonight! Wonderful dinner for the first night of our vacation!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great as always! A must when visiting the Poipu area! Thank you as always, Great Job!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent service and great food. We went twice in two days. They had live music as well. Seated promptly and at a perfect location. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food! Reasonable prices!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food, loved the atmosphere and the people were all so friendly

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great dinner! Service was timely and attentive! Excellent open air don’t g with live music.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was great and our server was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were seated fairly quickly despite how busy they were. Our sever, Paul, greeted us promptly and with a high level of energy that he maintained throughout the experience. He had lots of helpful suggestions and was especially knowledgeable about the local fish. Best of all, he was able to share all this info without it feeling invasive, a rare talent. The food was delicious. We had the spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer. It was perfectly warm, gooey, and balanced, plus the chips and garlic bread served with it were superb. My husband had the filet, which was cooked perfectly and plated on top of a cream, well seasoned pile of mashed potatoes. I forget what the thing I ordered was called, but it was two kinds of fish prepared two different ways with a starch and a veg, all Chef’s choice. It was amazing. My husband, who doesn’t like fish, liked everything on my plate. The Ono was so tasty. He said he liked it as much or better than his filet. The white rice was cooked perfectly. The sauces paired perfectly with the fishes. Delectable! We were there for our anniversary and they treated us to a Hula Pie. I can’t eat ice cream, but my husband loved it!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My food was cold when served, however my husband's was just right. Perhaps mine had been sitting around and cooling while his was prepared. However good food. Service a bit slow.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Server Kevin was excellent. The fish of the day and the kale salad were hits at our table. The fish duo (dry) and the rubbed tofu (too much coconut cream taste) were misses.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

This is a great restaurant. It has a beautiful interior setting and the food is amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food quality is very good. The restaurant is a neat place that is very visually appealing. My only comment was that the food service is slow. Our server was extremely nice and accommodating, but it took a really long time to get our food. Overall it’s a great place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Pretty unspectacular food. Main reason to go here is the ambiance and capability to accommodate large groups. I wouldn’t come here again or recommend it to anyone. The food was very overpriced and not very good.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful. Went at the end of our vacation. A little pricey but the food was amazing. Make sure to get the Hula Pie. Well worth every calorie!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best restaurant ever. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, and a cat they call Mojo.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have eaten here many times. The quality of the food wasn’t good and my fish came out raw. The second one they brought me didn’t taste good and didn’t have the sauce on top. The waiter was the slowest person ever. He tried to be comical but he was offensive instead.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fish was quite tasty, but rice and broccoli sides were lukewarm. Kalua pork spring rolls were outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Even with a reservation it took a bit to get seated. We were in Kauai at high tourist time, so that could have been the reason. This restaurant is LOUD, so if you have anyone who has hearing issues, beware. The food was pretty good, not excellent by any means which was kind of a bummer considering the place is pricy. My vegetables were room temp, the fish was pretty warm, not hot. Hula Pie for dessert is a great passing dish for the table.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was fantastic and the food was very good. The fish preparations were first rate although the pasta dish was just mediocre. Drinks were creative and delicious and especially enjoyed the live Hawaiian music.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We discovered this gem the last day of our trip! An incredible experience!

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