Bangkok Happy Bowl Bistro and Bar + Poipu Rock 'n Roll Sushi

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167 reviews
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Thai
Authentic, fresh and flavorful Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar in a casual, fun and festive environment. Restaurant and full sushi bar available at this location. A full bar also complements the patron"s dining experience with the island's best cocktails and a fine selection of twelve local and international draft beers. Wonderful live island entertainment is provided from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm nightly along with special late night Open Mic and Karaoke events on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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LD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fresh & delicious .. my family loves the quality of the sushi & sashimi

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L
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty but shrimp portion on my green curry (for which I was charged $4 extra) was really, really tiny.

Appetizers came after main corses and price was a bit salty in comparison to other Thai restaurants in Hawaii.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food presentation was amazing but the food itself was nasty, the chicken tasted bloody and it cost way too much for what it was worth

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible overall,

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JM
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The tempura shrimp in the tempura shrimp roll was far from fresh. There was no crunch to the tempura coating and the shrimp was dried out and chewy. The Spivey dish was bland, flavorless , and without even a touch of spiciness. The waiter never returned to our table so I could comment. When someone came by the table and I commented on the poor quality of the food, their response was “I’m not your waiter”. I would not recommend this restaurant. There are several great places in the island that care about the quality of the food and the happiness of their customers

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CO
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food comes out when it is ready so expect as a guy to wait a while should females in your party order something different since there might be a 20 min difference between orders. It’s a cute strip center place which has live entertainment I believe provided by family members who own this place. Food was nothing special and rice in poke bowl was clumpy. Sushi was good but avoid tuna poke bowl and cashew chicken was tough.

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J
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here several times. The food is good but not stellar and though we enjoy the music and dancers, the volume can be a bit detrimental to conversation. But, the menu offers great variety and the service is terrific-(Judy is the greatest!) It’s a fun, casual spot.

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RB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the service so much we came back for a second time in our one week visit to the island. Mahalo!

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a
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I preferred not to leave negative review with too much detail but overall, service and food quality
I would not go back there again. Sorry!

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GM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very pleasant staff. Efficient & friendly. We had Sushi & thought it was quite good. Have been here before & will go back

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GC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, live music was fun, and our server was funny, gracious and made the whole experience fabulous.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed Happy Hour, which ends at 5:30.

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E
Vancouver
64 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been before but typically order Japanese, this time we ordered Thai, the service was great, the owner or manager even check with all the tables. We had Claudia, she is such a bubbly friendly server who we knew from Dukes. The food was tasty and hot, we each had a bowl of thai soup and shared a Pad Thai and a Chicken Rice Bowl, all were tasty. We felt the prices were a little high, either that or serving sizes was small for price we paid. However we are in Poipu, we would definitely go again.

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JJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had ordered the pad thai with tofu but received it with chicken instead. I said it was fine, since I eat chicken, no need to return the dish. A short while later, the wait person brought out a dish of deep-fried tofu to add to my dish. It was unnecessary, but glad to see they wanted to be sure I was totally satisifed with their service. Food was delicious; we plan to return on our next visit to Kaui.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place a must do food was over the yop

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FM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant from start to finish. Antonio is the best at greeting you and what he recommends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Mediocre at best! In all respects, mediocre describes the food, the service and the atmosphere. In addition, although the singer was talented, the volume was waaaay too loud. Wouldn’t go back.

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The service was terrible, although a highchair was requested hours in advance they only had 2 in the entire resaurant. The live music prevented normal conversation. I can't find anything nice to say!

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HG
Kansas City
61 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service and timing of food from order to arriving at table can be a little slow. Servers seem to be spread out over the whole restaurant, not concentrated in one area. Food was okay and reasonably priced. Will likely go back for variety, just not at the top of our list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They gave us the table we wanted.

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BG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The sushi was okay. I wasn’t that impressed with the roll I got. Our waitress was nice when we saw her. The “bar back” woman who worked there was really nice. It was the only sushi place we knew of so that is why we went there. Not sure if we will be back.

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K
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was great but the whole place was horribly mismanaged. We went here for our anniversary, had a reservation, but still had to wait 15 minutes for the hostess even to greet us or check us in. Our server was clearly working very hard, but she was responsible for too many tables. We waited another 15-20 minutes for our order to be taken, then 15-20 minutes later my meal actually arrived -- but my husband's didn't until more than 20 minutes after that. I had eaten and plate was cleared for at least 10 minutes before his came out. Luckily my husband is awesome and didn't mind me eating my hot food while it was hot. It would have been nice to actually eat together, at the time we planned and reserved, for our special date. It was simply terrible all the way around, except for the food and the one server who was clearly working so hard. Please train your hostesses, fohod runners, and hire more servers!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good but it took a while for us to get seated at our reserved table (albeit during the busy week around New Years.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation and tnen waited forever while the lady up front ignored all of us with reservations. Gave up and went somewhere else. Will not waste my time again.

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M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had excellent service from Claudia. The food was great as well. We ordered sushi and various curry dishes. Be prepared for the very loud drum band at 6 p.m. at the entrance. They were fantastic but you can’t visit during their performance.

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We didn’t have high hopes as we expected a quick dinner, but at least figured “How bad could pad Thai be?! Sadly, we were mistaken. The food wasn’t good, service was poor, and when they delivered a dish to us after we already paid and were standing to leave...welp, that pretty much summed up our experience. We did enjoy the live music, and the waitress tried hard on what seemed to be a particularly busy night. But there’s nothing she could’ve done about the poor food taste. If you do eat here, we recommend the shrimp tempura, which included 2 small shrimp and mostly veggies. Aloha.

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Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious variety. Sushi great, Thai food delicious. Disorganized staff. Didn't want our open table conf # and reported we no-showed. Need some help with communication.

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k
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Tony as our waiter. We had a large group and he was awesome! The food came out timely and was really delicious. The special roll with pineapple and tempura shrimp was everyone’s favorite.

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MD
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The entertainer was a terrible singer plus too loud. We could not wait to eat and leave.

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M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so very friendly! They kept our table clean and the food coming. Everyone working was so friendly and always smiling!

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l
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The hostess did her best but didn’t seem really happy to be working. The waitress on the other hand was GREAT. I will return based on her service alone!

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LK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Been here before and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, this time was different. My party had several dishes that included chicken and/or fried tofu and these were so over cooked to being tough...probably pre cooked earlier than added to various dishes as needed...bad move...Ordered the egg rolls and there was almost no filling. The sushi was ok. The surprise was the $4.95 charge for a plain black tea ice tea...really. Very disappointed with the food....server was good but the live music made it very difficult to have a conversation and we were at a table for four...However...I must say the female vocalist was very good. What happen to this place.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have requested to be seated at the sushi bar prior to our visit via Opentable. But there were no space for seating there since there was a large table for a group set up in front of it and our server did not care to accommodate us at the bar. So we were seated at table and ordered beer ($3.50) and rolls off Happy Hour menu. Sad to say but Sushi-rolls were not memorable. We had their Thai food to go before and we remember that was good.

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OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great music and tasty food. I’d definitely return. The waitress obviously wanted to move us out fast as it was a busy night but that didn’t really ruin our evening.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good Service. Be careful of Spicy because it is exactly what you order. I went hot on some soup and it was exactly how I ordered it. Good place to go for some Thai food. Loved it.

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d
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Got to see local music performed right on site.

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was very expensive for what was received.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner there during live music. The music was great and the food was delicious. The portions were large so we had leftovers.

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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was not very good (also had a piece of hair in my sashimi) and service, while friendly was slow and confused

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C
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great variety of food combined with great service and good music. We enjoyed ourselves.

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