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Kauai Family Cafe

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4-361 Kuhio Hwy, Spc 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1414
+1 808-822-3288
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:30
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

No one greeted or seated us so I took it upon myself to grab a menu and then take a seat and then someone came by to take our order. We didn't have one waiter/ waitress assigned to us, there was 2-3 people taking turns waiting on us. Place needs updating. My husband never got his coffee and had to... More 

Thank Hannah S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was searching for places to go to breakfast to avoid paying $19 for the hotel buffet nearby. I tried the loco moco and I thought it was great. A little Asian cooking influence. My girl friend went a little more American traditional and had the Mac waffle and bacon which she liked. I will say the air conditioning was... More 

Thank Chad S
Boston, USA
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230 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ate here twice during our stay: once during the week at lunch, and once on the weekend. The lunch plate is a good deal - one, two or three dishes from the steam trays over rice. On the weekends, you order a la carte. My wife had some simple grilled fish with vegetables - fresh enough and plenty big.... More 

Thank LoveToTravelBoston
Riverside, California, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Been going to Kauai for many years and now we're mad that we hadn't tried this place before now. The Food and Prices are very good and reasonable with large portions. We will be visiting here in the future without any hesitations.

Thank John B
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very very disappointed. The night we went, the service was very slow and the food just didn't cut it. I'm married to a Filipina and the food here was not up to par. My wife ordered pork adobo and the meat tasted a few days old and you could hardly taste any vinegar. My father in law got pancit that... More 

Thank docj1971
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch and shared the buffet along with some homemade soup. It was kind of like stopping at grandma's house for home cooking. We liked the simplicity of it. Good stop for quick eats in Kapa'a.

Thank msmeadows
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

And the breakfast special $10 macadamia nut pancakes with sauteed bananas bacon, eggs and hash browns. Everything tasted good. Everything was fresh, coffee was very good, service was great!!

Thank Jillo72
Des Moines, Iowa
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My oriental chicken salad was wonderful. I tasted the special dressing that came on the side & wasn't impressed until added to the salad. It worked perfectly. We had ordered Pork Lumpia as an appetizer which everyone liked. Our meals were served on Costco paper plates on rattan holders which wasn't as off putting as one might think. Everything we... More 

Thank LoveMinis
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

After doing Bootcamp by Stacy at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kapaa, I was looking for a hearty breakfast. When I Googled, I found this highly recommended cafe close by. I stopped in for the island favorite, loco moco. It was delicious - local beef, grilled onions, brown rice and delicious gravy topped with 2 eggs sunnyside up. Yum! It... More 

Thank maroonedcrab
Foster City, California
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40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Maybe living in San Francisco made me expecting too much, but, the filipino food here was a real letdown. The chicken adobo did not taste like it had any cane vinegar. I had high expectations based on eating in Hilo with old Ilocano ladies cooking delicious food, but, sorry this place didn't cut it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Philippine, Asian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-361 Kuhio Hwy, Spc 1, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1414
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-3288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?