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“Yummy special”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Eastside cafe - CLOSED

The Eastside cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Eastside , located in the heart of downtown Kapaa HI offers a unique Pacific Rim dinner menu featuring an exquisite selection of seafood entrees as well as steak, pork and chicken. Lunch/Dinner prices range from $10 to $40 per entrée and offers a full bar and nightly music.
Seattle
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yummy special”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Took a gamble and dropped in for a quick dinner. There was live music - mellow island guitar player - he was very good. H the parmasian encrusted Mahi. Man was it good. the serving size was large. for desert the cheesecake mango topping.... very yummy. Price was a little higer than I like - but overall nice experience. the servers were very nice and the owner was present.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank CmGSeattle
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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366 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Interesting flavor combinations, nice portions, intriguing mixed drinks”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We stopped here for dinner based on recommendations from both Trip Advisor and the Hawaii Revealed tour book series. Glad we did. Nice selection of wines by the glass, also beers, and a full bar with some Hawaiian/tropical drink specialties. Portions are healthy so you won't need an appetizer, salad and main course unless you're half-starved. We shared an appetizer that was a caprese (tomatoes and mozzarella) with an island twist - tropical fruit and an excellent drizzled dressing. Definitely want to eat this again. My fish was excellent and my husband's half-a-chicken provided leftovers for a future meal. Too bad we were too satisfied to try desserts. Service was excellent. Oh, and the live music was good, too. A singer/guitarist/songwriter worth listening to. They have lunch as well as dinner. We didn't have time this trip, but it would be fun to walk along the seashore multi-use trail for a few miles and end up here for a meal. Next time!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank lsc_Denver
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Ono on Kauai!!”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Very delicious and fresh fish, use local farm grown food. An awesome Apple Lava dessert they set on fire at the table...melted in your mouth!! The night we came the cook and dish washer had both quit and were drunk, the staff and owner were awesome!! Thanks to the cops for getting the young men on their way...We would return to eat here!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank flaggers
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“5 things on the menu!”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I read all the great reviews on this place and so we decided to try it. Unless you enjoy having no choices this place wasn't great. We sat down and looked at the menu, there were five entrees on it and so we told the waitress we needed more of a variety and left. She was very nice about the whole thing. One reason I go to Hawaii is to try different food, this isn't the place to do that. The only reason I am giving this place two stars is because the waitress was so nice.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Hquinlan
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Koloa, Hawaii
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189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“revisit may be last visit”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

this was a more pleasant visit than my first experience. the caesar salad was superb. the rib eye was extraordinarily good with fabulous horseradish mashed potatoes, sautéed greens, and terrific onion rings. that said, the most negative thing abt the resto was that we asked for bread and we were charged $2.00 for a little bit of stale, dry, cottony bread. that is outrageous and i intend to speak to the owner about this. i have eaten all over the world in the finest restos including, Paris, all over France, London, NYC, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Japan, Italy, Austria, etc. and i have NEVER had to pay for bread. In fact most great restos give fabulous bread freely as an integral part of the meal as well as a complimentary amuse-bouche or amuse-gueule to set the stage for a great meal. what a chintzy, cheap, off-putting way to treat diners! it will be a long time before i go back here. btw, this is a noisy place since it is right on the main drag in Kapa'a and lots of motorcycles pass by.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ELLEN L
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