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

based on recent ratings
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 (74)
Special Occasion (65)
Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Local Ingredients (57)
Live Music (54)
Romantic (53)
Fun (49)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Casual (47)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Scenic View (38)
Kid-friendly (37)
Good for Groups (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Authentic (31)
Bar Seating (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Happy Hour (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Cozy (20)
Healthy (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Comfort Food (15)
People Watching (14)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great Beer (9)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Waterfront (4)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

after a full day on the South shore we ended up at Keoki's and we loved it!
our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable of the menu. The drinks and food were yummy! Our table was a cute little 2 top by the railing and near the live band. the band wasn't too loud and we were able to chat easily.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

How often can you truly say the fish was cooked perfectly? Somehow the chef (s) manages to do this every time. Just delicious. Frenchy was our waitress and she really is a gem. We also enjoyed the band that plays on Thursday evening, Chico and da adda guy, not sure of the spelling, but they were really impressive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful evening! Excellent waiter. Delicious food. Beautiful surroundings!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good spot. Make sure you have a table near the music and the water. If not, don’t bother.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service and food were excellent! I enjoyed the tropical decor as well as the Hawaiian music and dancer. Six of us went there for a dinner during our vacation and we were all very happy with our meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We all had fantastic meals. The only reason I rated this lower for the ambience is due to the fact that we were stuffed in the back with no view. Our teenage boys almost licked their plates clean. The meal was expensive but worth it.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The overall experience was excellent! Mai Tai's are a must have and you can't go wrong with the calamari as a starter. All of the seafood dishes are excellent and you absolutely must end it all with the Mud Pie! Enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice fish preparations. Good beer and wine selection. It’s a v big restaurant which creates an industrial feel to the service. Our fellow was running all over the place with the result that service was spotty. Overall a good place for a standard dinner out. Nothin special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fish was cooked perfectly, Farmers market salad delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a go-to when staying at the Hyatt.. We ate in the dining room but I prefer the bar menu-fish n chips in particular. Service was great but Caesar dressing had no flavor which was unusual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Keokis is a solid restaurant with many options reasonably priced. It is a place you can take a
family and feel comfortable. It food is not complicated and the service was good.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service as always. Local fresh fish varieties and quality were excellent. Can't beat the Hula Pie!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent experience! Our favorite place we ate while on Kauai. Make reservations well in advance! Excellent service, food and fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A nice dinner - we split the short rib baos, which were tasty with incredibly mild, tender mustard seeds (serving the role of flying fish roe), the Caesar salad, and the pork ribs Duroc (Imu-smoked) with smashed potatoes and root vegetables. Left us sated but not stuffed, and for a very reasonable price (especially for Hawaii!). Add a Longboard lager and a very generous (30%) tip and it was under $60. The ambience, while perhaps a tad "island kitsch" was quite nice - our border table for two was on the lagoon, with a good view of the fountain/waterfall and the small stage where a very talented Hawaii singer/guitarist performed, with & without a lovely hula dancer. All in all a pleasant dinner - would definitely return (much better than the grill and bar on the other side of this small shopping area). Reservations recommended.

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