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Pau Hana Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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831 Kuhio Hwy #32, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-821-2900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Pretty good food and drinks. It was busier than the staff expected, and they seemed a little overwhelmed. It's a good place to eat if you're in the area but don't waste time traveling here from other parts of the island.

Thank stickman5000
Scott City, Kansas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stopped in and sat at the bar. We were kind of looking for a "locals" type bar, and i think this is definitely it. There is an authentic jukebox in the back (free), no AC, it's small and cozy but I liked the atmostphere. No pretension here. The bar tender, Shanacee, was super nice and really made sure that... More 

Thank Jordan D
Boise, Idaho
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Have to search for it, side part of shopping center - looks like a bar (and it is) but has great food. First went there 12 years ago, decided to try again - kids loved food too, and husband loved JukeBox, the special MaiTai was great as well. Calamari a slight bit tough, but they didn't charge for it.

Thank T B
Bremerton, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This place is small, cozy and friendly with good fish and beer. Off the beaten in mall near Safeway. Been going there for yrs. Kids okay too. Fresh fish and cooked right there in small bar area. Good local beers.

Thank carlotta462
Winnipeg, Canada
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Immediately upon our arrive to Kauai, we headed to where our neighbors had recommended to eat, Pau Hana Bar and Grill. The service was very good and the dollar bills on the ceiling enhances the fun atmosphere. However the food did not match these standards. The vegetable stir fry was sweet, as though they had added sugar or a sweetener.... More 

Thank Swede555
Auburn, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Tony, the proprietor, obliged us and turned the TVs over to us to watch the US men's national soccer team play against Honduras, which made our day. This is a local bar, and was mostly empty when we were there mid-afternoon on a Tuesday. Our party ordered the fish and chips and the fish tacos. The fish and chips came... More 

Thank marvinpandroid
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Stopped on a Sunday evening and had a great burger with very friendly service. We enjoyed the atmosphere and hope to return.

Thank shortone59
Buckhannon, West Virginia
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284 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Upon arriving in Kauai, we stopped at the local snorkel shop to get our gear. They recommended Pau Hana for the "best" fish tacos in Kapaa. When we walked in the sauna / restaurant we almost left, but stayed. We have trust in local recommendations. The waiter, possibly the owner was tipsy from something. He stumbled a lot and slurred... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I was really excited to try this place based on reviews, even though some reviews were outright rude on another site. Unfortunately I was in Kauai when the trade winds were NOT and upon walking in the heat and humidity was stifling. We ended up just ordering a drink, since we had already walked in, and didn't want to be... More 

Thank LisaKruser
Martinez, California, United States
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383 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

The first meal meal of our vacation exemplified many common themes of eating out on Kaua'i. I liked the atmosphere - a local family was celebrating something and running the juke box, leaning heavily on the local and country repertoire. It was only marginally air conditioned and our waitresses shirt showed it. She was hoppin' and fetchin' to keep the... More 

Thank Cameron M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?