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AU$18 - AU$42
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Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Uahi Island Grill

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Tasty food, great service
1. Tasty food, great service
"Tasty food, great service, nice ambiance, and reasonable prices"
Dorograha
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2. Sunday Brunch is Fantastic!
2. Sunday Brunch is Fantastic!
"Great food in Kailua. Went for Sunday brunch. Great menu. "
Marc_and_Kim_Z
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3. Diners Drive Ins and Dives
3. Diners Drive Ins and Dives
"Orange Duck Confit and the Red Curry Fish, both DDD recommended dishes"
Don S
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

We enjoyed a nice couple's dinner at Uahi Island Grill. We hadn't really heard of it before hand, but just searched for yummy menus in Kailua. We lucked out, it wasn't particularly busy, so the service was on-point, and our food was ready quickly.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

Food was great! Service was fast and pleasant. Was out and about and this place came up as nearest to eat and I’m so glad it did. Ordered a Lava drink and Surf and Terf plate and it was delicious. Would come again.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Monday evening around 6:30PM and they were pretty busy. There was no outdoor seating available and the bar was full but there were a few tables indoors that were not reserved and we chose one near the kitchen in...the back. Our server Cully brought us water and menus and asked if we wanted anything else to drink. We ordered two Mai tais. When he brought the drinks we asked what he recommended and he gave us a good list of options - the red curry grilled fish (ahi was the fish) , garlic shrimp, orange duck confit and the kimchee sandwich. We decided to order the Kailua pork fries and the red curry grilled ahi to share. The fries came out first and looked delicious. They were loaded with toppings - cheese, smoked Kailua pork, Brown gravy, green onions and red onions. They were a Hawaiian version of poutine and were delicious! I could easily have satisfied myself with a plate of the loaded fries. Soon afterwards our curry fish came out and also looked very good (exception for me being the pile of fresh cilantro on top… I have the cilantro aversion gene!). I pushed aside the top green papaya salad because of the cilantro pieces in it, and dug into the brown rice, ahi tuna and red curry sauce. My husband enjoyed the dish as a whole and I truly enjoyed what I ate. This was a great recommendation (like I said minus the cilantro… but I had enough to eat beside that). We were both stuffed when we left. Cully was an amazing server - gave great recommendations, was personable, kept our water glasses filled and made sure we had everything we needed. Total bill was under $60 for the two drinks, appetizer and shared ago curry entree and we were full. The atmosphere is comparable to a home style restaurant in the states (think Perkins or Embers), and is comfortable homey. Great option for dinner or lunch. The menu isn’t large but has a good variety of fish and Kaulua pork dishes… very local fare.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Back on island and had to go. Friends got the famous red curry and I went with chicken. We added some calamari and had a super fantastic lunch. Check out the pictures!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

We had dinner here during our recent stay in Kailua. We had the furikake calamari, machiko garlic chicken, and kalua pork and kale. All very good. Great service. We ate outside and it was a nice space to have dinner.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Recommended on Diners Drive Inns and Dives we stopped in for a snack during happy hour and man are we glad we did. We ordered the garlic chicken and kahlua pork fries and both were to die for. Oh that gravy on the fries was...everything! The portions were huge so we didn't need dinner after this. The drinks were amazing too and the staff was so friendly and attentive (we don't see much of that in Florida). We will definitely be back before our vacation is over. Be sure to try the Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Juicy Pineapple beer. You're welcome. 🍍🍺More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

Nice, upscale dining in Kailua town. Patio and inside dining. Parking in a pay public lot, or on the street. Good service. Two of us had poke bowls, and one had the red curry fish, which is very nicely presented. Two choices of poke, both...were pretty good. The important thing is how the fish is cut in the kitchen. This was cut well with little or no tough membrane.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2023 via mobile

Very nice vibe. The bartender did double duty as a waiter he was great at both. The mojitos were very good. The food was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Food was delicious, my first Poke, now I’m obsessed, and wonderful service. We came at happy hour so beer was $4.00 with lots of great Hawaiian brews. Tried the Kona Wheat Ale, light refreshing and a perfect match to the poke and pork bowl. Visit...this beautiful part of Oahu and eat here.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Three of us went for an early dinner. Plenty of good choices on the happy hour menu for both drinks and appetizers. Prices were reasonable and service was fast. We will return for a nice dinner in the future.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023

We had dinner at Uahi Island Grill during our vacation in Oahu. It is a nice casual restaurant with good service and good food. We enjoyed our dinner - the food was great!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 January 2023

When they serve Mai Tai's and have served Guy then you know it's gonna be good! While we were in the area on vacation my wife and I do what we normally do when looking at a restaurant and that is try to find a...place that isn't a tourist trap and is off the beaten path so we took to reviews. When we read the buzz around the fact that this was showcased on DDD's then we had to give it a try. We opted for outdoor seating because, why not. It was a beautiful day and we were anxious to enjoy the weather. There were several very hungry and brazen birds in the patio area that would swoop in, landing on the table or plate to grab food and fly off. I was waiting for one to just pull up a chair and take my whole plate. It wasn't bad but more comical than anything. We were quickly greeted and orders for drinks were taken. The Mai Tai's hit the spot and were good enough to order a second. For my main I went with the showcased dish of red curry fish. I can say I can clearly see why this dish was showcased. It was absolutely delicious! I just wanted to order more of the curry sauce and keep eating that it was so good. My wife ordered the orange duck confit which was the other dish featured on DDD's. This had a little more of a unique taste as the glaze or sauce was not only and orange sauce but it was made with anise. A very distinctive flavor that really complimented the dish well, not overpowering which anise can easily be. Overall, great place with a great seating area and great staff. Glad we chose Uahi Island Grill.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

Place was busy but service was so quick and friendly! Kitchen pumped out our food in no time and oh my goodness it was so freaking good. I had the sriracha duck sandwich and loved it. The staff here are so talented I wish they...had a better/bigger venue to work at!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

Got here just in time for HH. They offer some delicious appetizers and I had the poké trio, fried garlic chicken & sautéed mushrooms. Some of the best poké I’ve had anywhere! Chicken was very flavorful and I loved how the mushrooms were prepared. This...was enough for for at least 2-3 people. Definitely a new place to eat whenever I go to Lanikai Beach.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 April 2022 via mobile

Food was great and service very friendly. We loved the outdoor eating area. The market fish prepared with pasta and pesto was a good surprise. We will be back.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Sorry, buddy! But I do not know if they have gluten free meals. Good luck!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5