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Kalapaki Beach Hut

3474 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1711
+1 808-246-6330
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“taro fries” (77 reviews)
“loco moco” (94 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3474 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1711
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always come here straight from the airport for fish and chips. It really gets in the island mood. The place isn’t fancy but the food is great - really excellent. You can sit up above and watch Kalapaki Beach and the cruise ships.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OregonRainGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great & messy (juicy) burger-the best kind. Many burger options along with a few fish entrees. We had the aloha burger and the teriyaki burger, an order of taro fries, a chocolate milkshake and a bottle of water. Everything was delicious. I would highly recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krisc779
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here and ordered two bacon-tomato omelettes. My husband didn’t get any bacon. I requested mine without bacon—but didn’t get tomatoes (or bacon). We heard the cook complaining about about “custom omelettes.” That seemed too difficult to do 🙂. Otherwise, OK, and a nice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matter_of_fact_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After walking on the beach and around town we stopped in for some lunch. We both ordered a burger. They were huge and delicious. The service was very friendly and the price was about what you would pay for a big mac. I will definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank milissa0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This great little place has an amazing view from upstairs of the bay! But the best part are the burgers and Taro fries! Best on the Island of Kauai! Great milkshakes and shave ice too! Don't miss it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice walk on the beach early am and this place is very conveniently located. Despite many good reviews, we were very disappointed. The egg sandwich buns tasted like stale oil and the steak dish was salty. Will not come back here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 434arvindb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the Marriott nearby and ate breakfast and lunch here a couple of times. Dont be put off by the 'shack' like exterior - the food is top notch, and isnt too pricey. Everything cooked to order with fresh ingredients. Happy smiley...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 150edmiston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son took me here since he's been to Kauai many times. This is THE place to get breakfast in Kauai. The portions are big and the price is reasonable. If you're looking for atmosphere, this is not for you but there's an upstairs where...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EllesseB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Affordable. The burgers are delicious. Kids are them a couple times. I had an Ahi burger. Very good. Fish changes daily. Loco Moco was spot on. Highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheMikeKirkpatrick
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We ate there several times for breakfast! It was walking distance from the Marriott! The food was good, staff friendly and helpful!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BereniceG_11
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Sven S
28 October 2018|
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Response from kendalto | Reviewed this property |
Kalapaki Beach Hut is not the place to eat if you are a vegan or requires gluten free food. The kitchen is tine and even if they tried, I fear there would be some cross pollination of meat products, and, or bread products.
31 October 2017|
Response from SKG1Hawaii | Property representative |
No...but good breakfast and burgers🍔!
31 October 2017|
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Response from Ortiz8384 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't think they serve alcohol. You can go right around the corner to Duke's. Great location! We went at sunset so it very pleasant to watch the evening sky. Food was good and the staff were very friendly. We even ate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3474 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-6330
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