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Tip Top

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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
+1 808-245-2333
06:30 - 14:00
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Farmington, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were told this was the best breakfast on Kauai. We did not find it to be that good. The hashbrowns were clearly bought at walmart down the street; the eggs clearly came in liquid form, instead of as actual eggs; and the loco moco was average at best. I would recommend Dani's on Rice Street or the Bamboo Grill... More 

Thank Jared K
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best local food! They have an amazing dish there, Oxtail soup. I can't get enough of it. And you can go back and some Employees will remember you. Like Fay she is so kind. Aloha

Thank Aloha P
Bethesda, MD
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279 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I must say this place was rather a disappointment. A local person highly recommended it as a place that locals love. I didn't think the food was particularly exciting and most significantly they didn't have any decaf coffee!

Thank Lubran
Lihue, Hawaii
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

10:30 breakfast, great diner with good service! Food is reasonable, nice portions and affordable ... very clean!

Thank Onewing0
Caruthers, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical when I first walked in, but friends had said this place was great. It did not disappoint. Amazing banana pancakes and hot wonderful coffee. In fact some of the best coffee served on Kauai. Of course the spam, eggs and rice were delicious also. A definite breakfast stop for us while visiting Kauai.

1 Thank janndelee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very sparse rooms. Kind of gives off a prison cell vibe. White painter cinder block walls. Bed is not super comfortable. King size bed has only two standard pillows. Dark brown sheets were soft. Light blanket over them was not quite so comfortable. No curtains over the windows so parking lot lights shine in all night. No mini fridge or... More 

1 Thank Hannah S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best breakfast hands down. true local experience. The food was so good my family ate here twice. It's a must

1 Thank Deb M
Rohnert Park, California
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A good local place to eat. Fast service to move everyone in and out. Food was good and priced low. Would come again.

1 Thank Holly_C_2011
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Our first meal out on Kauai is at Tip Top! Hubby's fave Oxtail Soup was delicious. I had Brownie's Special ~ hamburger steak with excellent fried onions, 3 wing ding, mac salad, fried noodles (LOVE the sesame oil flavour) and rice (side of gravy included). OMG, I love it here so much that I "ahhh-ed" when I took my first... More 

Thank another_mother
Atlanta, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Best place for pancakes! We love the macadamia nut pancakes. We tried several other places for breakfast but keep returning to Tip Top. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. They have a good menu with variety and reasonable prices. The restrooms are clean.

1 Thank Sheri N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-2333

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