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Kapa Hale, Honolulu, HI

Kapa Hale

4.6
4.6
838 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Welcome to Kapa Hale, Hawaii's Best New Restaurant 2021!

Kapa Hale has a modern influence on Hawai'i Regional Cuisine. We promote local products and combine them with familiar ethnic influences that showcase a cuisine that can only be found in today's Hawai'i.

We can help to celebrate life's special events -- whether it's a large party or an intimate prix-fixe menu. For parties of 6 or more, we will require a credit card to hold your reservation. Your card will only be charged, if you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation. If the credit card information is not received 24 hours ahead of your reservation, your reservation will be canceled. Our 24 hour late cancellation fee is $25/person

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 888-2060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Keaka Lee

  • Catering

    Yes, we can offer customize catering packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Yes, we can offer customize private event packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Kilauea Avenue & Pahoa Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is limited parking onsite. Free street parking is also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 838 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Oahu

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oahu

    Healthy

  • Oahu

    Neighborhood Gem

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    skks

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic, innovative meal with excellent service. A great family run, chef driven restaurant.
  2. d

    dinercccc

    Denver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Sorry to have to say that dinner was not a good experience for our table While most of the food was as delicious and creative and upscale ( except for the inedible shrimp) as usual, the timing and service were so bad it ruined our evening. From the delayed greeting on arrival for our reservation to the over 60 mins wait for any food, to the courses then served out of order, tables seated after ours served first, inattentive staff - just so far below expectations, so very very disappointing. Plus, the entrees when finally served - the chicken was good- but 2 of 3 were not. We left hungry.

    Kapa HaleResponded todayWe apologize for your negative dining experience. Please know that we are working hard on all levels to try to provide a good experience. We want to note that Chef checked in w/ the table (multiple times) & he apologized that your mains were taking longer than it should. But we feel opportunity was provided to connect w/our staff in order to help better your experience, but no feedback was given. We noted that you dined with us recently for lunch and our hope is to earn back your good praise. 

  3. l

    ladieswholunch

    Hawaii

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    This is the second time for brunch and we kept waiting for our food - others who ordered after us had been served already. We kept being told ours was next. This is the second time this has happened for brunch. Dinner is not a problem. In the future I will only do takeout.

    Kapa HaleResponded todayThank you for the feedback. We apologize for your experience. We will share your comments with the team and work to provide a better dining experience.

  4. JS

    JamesS

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kapa Hale is a family run restaurant by one of the brightest up and coming stars in Honolulu. The service is outstanding and friendly but don’t let that fool you. Their amazing locally sourced menu is award winning. Grab a seat before the secret is out and reservations take weeks.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for giving us an amazing experience!
  6. K

    Kylsom15

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Amazing food!
  7. CC

    CCAloha1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good dining experience because the food & beverages are delicious; very flavorful.
  8. N

    dineNwhine

    Hawaii

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hitting on all cylinders! Chef Lee has uses his NY experience to create a unique brand of fusion cuisine that works so well. Add top service, a terrific location and a capable wine list results in Kala Hale being a must try.
  9. R

    Randal

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I come here on a regular basis for our date night. We were thoroughly impressed even on our first visit when they opened during the pandemic, around 2020. The chef creates dishes that cannot be matched or copied anywhere else. Every dish is a delightful mix of textures and tastes that is sure to please. We've liked every dish we've tried.
  10. JG

    JamesG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Truly excellent and inventive cooking. Totally recommend. Excellent value for Oahu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting from San Francisco
  12. F

    Finediner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Keaka Lee and team provide the most original and inspired offerings in Hawaii today. The creative menu and diverse gathering afford a unique look and leap into the Honolulu mosaic. The fish dip, extraordinary, coffee divine.
  13. AH

    AkiHNL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    There's something comforting about Kapa Hale. It's like coming over to a friend's house. I recommend the beef tartare, carpaccio, the aged sirloin, and - I'm not a cornbread person - but please try the corny bread with Uni-Butter! The menu is revolving, so I suggest you try something "new" as the items I named are pretty concrete :)
  14. RA

    RobbieA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as was the service. The dishes were original and were as attractive as they were tasty. Been there before and will keep going.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome, great food and service was spectacular! I will recommend Kapa Hale to all my friends and Family!
  16. MC

    MelissaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been wanting to take my parents here and finally was able to. As usual food was excellent and so was the service even though our poor waiter seemed to be the only one in several sections.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again chef Keaka and his staff prepared an amazing meal for my family. The Okonomiyaki Omelette, Okinawan Andaghee, Kapa Hale Teri Burger, Pumpkin Bread with Guava Butter and Apple Pie Pancakes were perfect!!!
  18. J

    Jdwyvr

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A great change for KAHALA albeit expensive and food is underwhelming for the price. Menu is limited
  19. CL

    ChelsL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fall tasting menu was so good! Thank you! Always a great time dining here!
  20. A

    Angela

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great selection of local vegetables and making them front & center
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was fantastic, our server Steve took great care of us. So nice to meet Chef Keaka, the tasting menu and ribeye was amazing. We’ll be back soon 🙏🤙🏽🍷
  22. a

    adams

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each menu item was carefully thought out and well executed. The food was novel to us with many things we have never tried and will definitely look for again. The wine list is overpriced, but the cocktail menu has some really good options. Try the summer tasting menu and also the octopus appetizer. Kahala shuffle desert was also memorable.
  23. F

    Flair4gold

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were recommended this restaurant but wouldn't go back. Some of the food was bland while others were just too much $ for the small portion we got. TlWe immediately left and had more food elsewhere.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! Would go again
  25. p

    pdgrl4

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. I love the cuisine and the cocktail menu is thoughtful and original.
  26. CL

    ChelsL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a great experience at Kapa Hale! The food is delicious!
  27. DM

    DMK808

    Hawaii

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood gem. We always enjoy the creative cuisine at Kapa Hale. The staff is professional and welcoming. We enjoy Chef Keaka's outstanding creations and casual dining experience.
  28. R

    Restaurantweek2015

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding is always
  29. F

    Finediner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Keaka Lee is Hawaii’s finest—inspired, brilliant, humble, and creative, using fresh island greens, meat and fish with aplomb. Eating out gets no better than this. He and his team are treasures for the island and hail bright days ahead for Hawaii cuisine. A must go.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious and the waiter very nice
  31. BW

    BobW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is amazing, great service also.
  32. PO

    PatrickO

    Hawaii

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a pleasure dining here! Enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing.
  33. h

    hsonsona

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times and enjoyed again, The owner recogonized me so guess i'm a regular
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great food and service!! Can’t wait to go back!!
  35. HO

    H2Os

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casual seating. Excellent food! Would definitely recommend this spot!
  36. C

    Chubby

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kapa Hale is a quaint out of way and quiet place to enjoy a very nice meal. I appreciate a restaurant where the customer can enjoy a conversation in a pleasant atmosphere. The food was excellent and the Kahala Shuffle dessert was great for a chocoholic like myself.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff is always on point. The food is delicious, especially love brunch. Corny bread or lemon cake w lilikoi butter and shakashuka eggs are a hit.
  38. RF

    RodneyF

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter was not attentive at all. We had to flag him down for whatever we needed.
  39. K

    Kathl

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If it were on Kalakaua Ave it would be twice the price. Such amazing food, locally sourced, but lost importantly delicious! We were blown away. Cocktails and wine pairings were delicious. The $50 tasting menu is an absolute steal. The service was impeccable as well - best I've had since pre-covid!

    Kapa HaleResponded on August 10, 2022Mahalo Kathl!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Horrible service! Went there to celebrate a birthday and they forgot the birthday girls food. After being reminded 3 times. It came in a to go box when it was time to cash out after the disappointment had already set in. Awful experience.

    Kapa HaleResponded on August 10, 2022Aloha, We deeply apologize for your negative experience. We have reviewed your notes with the staff and would never want our guests to be forgotten. We understand there were multiple orders coming from different members of the party and believe a miscommunication occurred. We will work on better communication and teamwork moving forward.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kapa Hale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 888-2060.

Kapa Hale is rated 4.6 stars by 838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Kapa Hale

4614 Kilauea Ave Ste 102, Honolulu, HI 96816-5309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kilauea Avenue & Pahoa Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is limited parking onsite. Free street parking is also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keaka Lee

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 888-2060

  • Catering

    Yes, we can offer customize catering packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Yes, we can offer customize private event packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

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