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Pau Hana Bar & Grill

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American, Bar
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831 Kuhio Hwy #32, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-821-2900
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Graham, Washington
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Space is up for lease. A large portion of the strip mall is currently vacant and it appears to be undone renovation. pau Hana was adjacent to a former Longs drug the relocated. While they served some of the best fresh fish, they are closed. I can only assume the ceiling is now cash-free.

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Thank scottiam
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Went by Wed. May 18th. around 2 PM. the place looked closed. Tables and chairs but nothing else. Nothing on or behind the bar. I was on the island in 2010 and found Pau Hana. A nice local place. The owner Tony treated us great. So I called a few weeks ago, I asked if Tony was available. The Lady... More 

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Indiana
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We decided to try this place based upon a recommendation in travel book. Sorry we wasted a meal here. The atmosphere is typical cheap bar feel, with tons of dollar bills tacked to the walls and ceiling. We started with the wontons. Mistake. I tried one and it was simply not good. The sauce that came with them was very... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Last night in town and we needed something more than seafood. I ordered the bacon cheeseburger, medium and it came with house fries. Portions were spot on, we were full but not 'heavy'. The atmosphere was fun and quirky, with a mix of locals and tourists. I couldn't pass up taking a picture of the Primo stand up paddle board... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This place was near the condo where we were staying. We were tired and had just arrived in Kauai so we gave it a shot. The food is cooked behind the bar and agree with a previous poster the waffle fries were terrible and tasted frozen. I had the grilled fish sandwich and fries. We were very hungry so it... More 

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Crestline, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Its a bar with an island flair, stopped for lunch and loved the food. Irene runs the place with the personality of an owner. Kudos for quick food at very reasonable pricing and fresh, fresh that you can taste!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I decided to have dinner here and we are glad that we did. My hubby got a fish melt and I had fish and chips and both were amazing. Drinks were good and reasonably priced. Service was friendly. We would go back.

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1 Thank Ang M
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We went to this little bar and grill on the advice of a guide book. No. No. No. Great cold beer on tap but surly service, greasy fish, and waffle French fries from a freezer bag.

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Not sure if others were reviewing the same place. Not clean. Service marginal at best. Long wait for food. Undercooked fish. Did I say not clean - understatement. Never again!

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Manotick, Canada
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265 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

One server for the whole place. Not a big place but definitely too big for one person. Food was average...nothing special. We had just arrived and needed to eat before we got groceries. Got fish tacos for husband and fish and chips for myself. Average size portions. Good but nothing to rave about. Probably wouldn't go back for mediocre food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 Kuhio Hwy #32, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-2900

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