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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (75)
Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
Special Occasion (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Live Music (54)
Local Ingredients (52)
Casual (52)
Romantic (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Fun (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Good for Groups (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Kid-friendly (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Scenic View (32)
Authentic (31)
Bar Seating (27)
Happy Hour (26)
Hot Spot (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Healthy (20)
Cozy (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great Beer (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Seasonal (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

After 16 hours of travel, we went to Keoki’s to start our vacation.
Our server, Roger, was personable and knowledgeable.
My husband had the opah and I had the mahi-mahi. Both excellent!
Love this place with its “tiki hut” feel and Hawaiian kitsch.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We love our visits to Keoke's and always visit when we are in Poipu and when we have guests.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Quick Bite, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful garden setting. The staff is friendly and professional. We went back two nights in a row for the chef's tasting menu. The food was cooked perfectly and the presentation is very good. A great place to relax in the evening after a day in the sun.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Mara was a terrific waitress . We had a lovely table. The meal was very enjoyable.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was really good but a waiter for the booth wasnt available .

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food. Best fish preparation on the island. Nice tropical setting. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable staff. Attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated our 50th anniversary on Valentine's day with family. Jessie was our server and he was excellent . Food was very good and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the best waitress ever. Unfortunately I can not remover her name.
Food was outstanding again, an a great selection on wine. Had the best time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 days ago

First time at the restaurant, food was great, quality live entertainment, definitely must eat here if visiting Kauai.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve been visiting Kauai for 35 years.
On every occasion I can’t wait to have my prime rib dinner.
This time the prime rib was small and chewy.
I was informed that they had hired a new chef.
Fire the chef or I won’t be back!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was very good and fresh, service efficient and friendly and the ambiance is awesome. I would highly recommend dinner at Keoki's when anyone is on vacation on the beautiful island of Kauai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Hostess a bit “put out” because I asked for a high chair. There were 8 of us plus one high chair, but nowhere to request one (under special requests). She rolled her eyes and bordered rude. Once seated, Kevin was very nice & efficient. Food took long time to come. I ordered fish special: “so-do” and pricey to boot. “Elouin” (so?) Pinot noir wine very good. My husband said the ribs were good.
Disappointing to spend $130 on a dinner + bottle of wine for 2.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had another excellent meal at one of our most favorite island restaurant. We always look forward to a great island drink and a fantastic fresh fish dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It had probably been 5 years since we last ate at Keoki's. At that a time, we found the service just so-so and the food likewise. After reading recent reviews of Keoki's on Open Table, we decided it was time to give Keoki's another try. I'm glad we did!

Service was warm and professional, and the food was very good. Of course, the ambiance was fantastic, with the waterfalls and the live music. We will have friends visiting from the east coast soon and I think this will be the place to take them.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very consistent. Good food and service. One of our Kauai favorites.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We returned to Keoki's Paradise for our last evening on Kauai. We split the seafood risotto and the fish sampler: both were excellent and served four diners reasonably well. The four of us were also satisfied with one piece of hula pie. (How could one person possibly finish a piece by him or herself?) The kitchen has upped its game considerably from a decade ago. Menu items were well prepared with creative touches in terms of flavors and garnishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. One of my favorite dinning out spits.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Meal is expensive, was good but disappointed that the Parmesan, macadamia nut crusted mahi did not have any macadamia nuts or flavor.
Don't think we will be coming back for a while.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We tried Keoki’s while vacationing on Kauai. Our server was great...very personable. He asked where we were from and talked about his two friends who are also from Illinois. He made great recommendations for ordering. The restaurant has a nice relaxing vibe with tiki torches and water features. Bread service is carrot pineapple muffins with cinnamon butter. Unique and delicious sweet start to the meal. We enjoyed the seafood risotto entree as an appetizer as well as our entrees. Fresh catch prepared Keoki’s style for me. Flavors were great. Server had no difficulty subbing extra broccoli instead of rice (I did not need more rice). Husband had the prime rib and enjoyed it. The hula pie dessert was also very good. Overall very enjoyable. We would return!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

On time seating for reservation. We were seated up front by the live entertainment and promptly greeted by our server. Drinks were good, food was great, pricing was on point, and service was very good. We have dined here before and will certainly return in the future!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was our second visit to Keoki's. Advance reservations, even a few hours in advance make a big difference. Many people are walk ins, and the wait starts backing up at 5pm. Wonderful atmosphere with open air dining. The chef's tasting menu is a good value, and a smaller meal overall which I like, rather than a daunting plate of food. The spring rolls were wonderful, and the fish well prepared. I'd go back for the spring rolls alone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food and service was amazing. The only down side was (this is understandable as the restaurant was open) but there are cats that hang around as well as other little critters. Try to sit further away from the outskirts and they will stay away. Over all, I highly suggest this restaurant but keep that piece in mind!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Birthday
Felt rushed

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Waitress was very friendly. Our entrees were delicious as were the crab cakes, crepe brûlée and hula pie. We were with another couple to celebrate our anniversary and were able to chat quietly and actually hear each other. After our meal, the manager stopped to ask about our food and service and we enthusiastically gave keoki’s a ten!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fun Hawaiian atmosphere and experience. Excellent service. Local fish very fresh and expertly prepared. The kale salad was excellent as well,

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Loved it! The food and service was wonderful and friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We come to Kauai every year and Keoki's is ALWAYS where we dine our first and last evenings. The fish is ALWAYS perfect !! The wait staff are attentive and king. Jason was our waiter on the evening of the 5th...very nice young man....attentive and a good conversationalist. We look forward to next year !!

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Love this place. Ate there a few days ago and had to go back. Service is exceptional and the food is phenomenal. Had the seafood risotto this time and it didn't disappoint. The Mai Tais were delicious. My wife had the Mahi Mahi and it was very good as well. Kids loved the wax string crafts before while we waited for our food. LOVED it.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Keoki’s is on its way back to the excellent venue it was in years past! I found the service to once again be excellent and the ambience superb.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We loved Keoki’s. Great fish, great service and even compared to other ‘high end’ restaurants on Kauai, a better value. Authentic without being too kitschy. We will go back!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Other than having a table in the far back corner we had a good time. Colin was an exceptional waiter.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went during our honeymoon vacation on Kauai and it was wonderful! Our server Sofia was so helpful and so knowledgeable of the food and Island! We loved her and the singer Corey was unbelievable he could sing every genre you could Imagine! Wonderful experience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Freshest seafood on the island, great preparation choices

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and service were very good. Staff very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We eat here once or twice every time we are in Kauai. The food and service are always excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always a great choice for a special night out with friends. Consistently good quality, innovative food in a pleasant island atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We sat on the more casual side after having drinks at the bar. Holly was our waitress and she was excellent. Celebrated a birthday and they brought out a HUGE piece of Hula pie that was the perfect ending to a celebration with friends.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Consistently good food. Barbara was a terrific waitress

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We found Keoki's after a review from a vacation friend drove us to check it out. The food was good, I wouldn't say amazing, but quality. We ordered the local fish selections, with a recommendation on preparation from our server. The server was nice and accommodating, but not amazing. We also ordered the famous ice cream cake desert and it tasted like Dairy Queen, but that only means that it was delicious, and tasted like a desert you can get in any town in America. Overall, it is an amazingly Hawaiian atmosphere with peaceful water and open air. I don't know if I would go back, because there are so many other option, but if you haven't been it is apparently a local "establishment" that should be tried.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As usual we got a really nice table and the service was very good.
Food is very consistent too and we were not dissapointed.
We were seated right away and staff was very courteous.

Tags: Casual
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