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Mea Inu Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Lihue International Airport, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here before a late night flight back to the mainland. Service was good and friendly. I had a turkey burger which was tasty and moist. My wife had fish tacos which also were good. This was definitely a cut above the typical airport type fast food---especially ones found in tourist destinations. Cost was what you would expect at... More 

Thank barrya732
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

.if you are flying out from lihue airport you don't have much options for the food :). This place is the only place which give you good options with decent airport price. We took the chicken burger, hummus sandwitch and capers island sandwich, the portions are good as per the price and so is the taste. There were no other... More 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived early at the airport to find a place to eat and relax. The customer service was the WORST on the island . The bartender was rude and disrepectful! Brought wrong drinks then argued about it. Waitress forgot food order. Go to one of the other great places in Lihue before you get to airport.

Thank Isabella R
Fort Collins, Colorado
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We got to the Lihue airport early thinking we could grab a relaxing and flavorable bite before our long flight home, but we were wrong. We ordered a beer and a short cocktail, which found out later were $10 each. We both had burgers, which were greasy and almost made us feel sick. Next time, eat before getting to the... More 

Thank AbbyLove
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233 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This was the best place to come to to get the great finish Hawaiian meal! The service was wonderful and the air conditioner was cool. The food quality was very fresh and wonderful. Triple Forks Hunting

Thank tripleforkshunting
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

After a terrible stop somewhere else (we didn't know if there'd be any food options in the airport) the husbands decided they needed one last mai tai before heading out. They got a table and then came and got us as the menu looked decent. I had a quinoa chickpea salad and my husband had a burger & fries. The... More 

Thank chelizsch
Denton, Texas
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Food was not great...actually bland. Service was good, atmosphere nice. We were actually sorry we ate here. It was not a great way to leave the island. I'm not sure why so many people like this. The fish tacos I had were the worst I've ever had. I've never had bland fish tacos and hope I never do again.

Thank swat1544
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513 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

With the time necessary to get through TSA always uncertain most travelers find themselves in need of a reasonable choice for an airport meal. Much to our delight we found Mea Inu more than reasonable. My son and I decided to play it safe and had the burger - which was surprisingly good. We ordered it rare and it came... More 

Thank Leo M
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Had time for lunch at the Lihue airport. Surprisingly good. Very nice wait staff and nice view overlooking the runway with the ocean in the background. Understood gluten intolerant and had several selections.

Thank Kris R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

I don't expect much at an airport, but do to a scheduling snafu, we had 1.5 hours before boarding. Should have forgone the AC and stuck to the outside bar. Mai Tai was good but expensive, the cheese and chips plate as others have mentioned had almost good won-ton chips. Blue chips were stale, guacamole tasted thawed, and cheese turned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lihue International Airport, Lihue, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue

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