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767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
+1 808-261-1000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Latin, Mexican, Spanish, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had read good things about Cactus, so endeavoured to try it out on our recent stay in Kailua. It was a busy night due to the fact that they had some Cinco de Mayo celebrations on that weekend, not that we could really tell...More

Thank TheForrestGump
Reviewed 1 May 2017

In the mood for something other than American fare or our usual Vietnamese restaurant, my family and I ate here to sample their Cuban-Peruvian-Latin fusion cuisine. We all ordered different plates so that we could sample them. I love duck, pork belly and pineapple –...More

Thank ZayneZ
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly but not exactly attentive perhaps too busy indoors to take care of the outdoor seating. The menu ideas are grand but the execution very poor! Was unsure of items to order so I got suggestions from the staff, not only did...More

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoy eating here especially at happy hour as the menu is quite overpriced at other times. I love the squash and goat chews croquettes however I was totally horrified to be given useless short straws in my cocktail as well a styrofoam to go...More

Thank beanbaus
Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We were certified by Surfrider in July last year and we continue to look for improvements and opportunities to meet the platinum status. We finally located some straws made from tapioca, wheat, potato and non-GMO corn. They are on order...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for dinner, food was average, they forgot my wife's drink, I asked for no cheese and guess what ?? I got cheese so they had to remake mine whilst everyone else ate. Anyway we won't return unless we have to.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you're looking for an overpriced menu, slow service, and below average food.......this is the place. Recommend another option while in Kailua. We have visited this place twice, hoping our first experience was just a bad night. Nope. What's worse, we were invited by a...More

Thank EJPenn
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Based on reviews I thought this place would be pretty decent. I cannot imagine anyone actually enjoys eating here. My family of 3 ate here for $120 and it honestly wasn't edible. We left hungry. I agreed to the "highly recommend" steak for $48...and it...More

Thank 808HawaiiFamily
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Ate twice here during our week long stay. Place is always busy and reservations are recommended as we saw many walk-ups turned away. Food is very good as are desserts! Cocktails are delish and we sampled the wine list both nights and enjoyed our choices....More

Thank gokiwi
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A varied and creative menu, great drinks, fun atmosphere, super-friendly service and a pleasant experience every time. Local meats, fish, vegetables with a culinary flair. If you are a foodie and appreciate careful preparation of delicious ingredients, this is your place. I almost hesitate to...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place was a nice find. Different from the local restaurants and we love Latin cuisine. They accept the ID card. It's a bit pricey for the food has always been good. The first time we went here I was a little disappointed because I...More

Thank TravelWithCameraHI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
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11:00 - 15:30
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17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 767 Kailua Rd Ste 106, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2842
    (Hamakua Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 57
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-1000
  • E-mail
Cactus is "a celebration of the cuisines of the new Americas with Aloha," transporting the flavors, culinary traditions and techniques from Central and South America as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico.Offering the cuisines of the sun, land and sea, Cactus menu selections focuses on:•Local produce from the islands•Shinsato Farms pork from Kahalu’u•Kulana and Kuahiwi beef, veal, wild boar from the Big Island•Sustainably caught or farmed seafood from the island chainDrop-in or reserve a table in our casual, convivial environment with warm, engaging, professional service.
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