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Dani's Restaurant

4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
+1 808-245-4991
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“rice” (31 reviews)
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“tripe stew” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Hawaiian
4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
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Reviewed 5 days ago

But I wasn't a local. Took their lunch special, Ahi tuna and crispy chicken. Well, the chicken was crispy, all the way through, tough and difficult to eat. My wife had the grilled cheese. she left most of it on her plate too.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here after our helicopter ride. The room was plain and lacked decor. The service was quick and efficient. My food was very average, the rice and brown gravy was good, the chicken cutlet was average, and I could not eat the canned...More

Thank Darryl H
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast. Just ok. Smoked sausage omelette turned out to have "Lil' Smokies" like you might buy in the grocery store. Place is not attractive. Service was ok.

Thank Walt E
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I've visited the Hawaiian Island on several occasions and tried many local mom and pop restaurants and this is the worst place I've ever visited. The food is cheap but I still felt like I wasted money and didn't get what I paid for. Cons:...More

Thank dakong2018
Reviewed 10 April 2018

1 large room with large tables. Busy and limited parking. Many locals eat here and the prices are reasonable. Food is good.

Thank Cory L
Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you like to have fast service and are looking to eat quite a bit of breakfast, then come here. You will not get high-quality food, however. Expect food that is on par with Perkins or Denny's. One benefit to going here is that it...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This place has a warm homey atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly and helped answer many questions. This restaurant is only open until the early afternoon so if you want to go you have to go for breakfast or lunch. While we were sitting there...More

Thank Lindak1970
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

They were out of hasbrowns...no apology. My wife had imitation fish chucks in her crab omelette. Poor tasting. Server spoke very broken English and was not friendly. Decaf coffee was Sanka instant packets. Toast was cold. Butter put on by the cook did not even...More

Thank P3958KEvalerieg
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dani's has the ambience of a grade school cafeteria: a large room with minimal decoration filled with rows of tables. But ignore the décor, and focus on the food. Be like a local and order up a big bowl of tripe stew or the beef...More

Thank DoctorM
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Stopped here for breakfast before our helicopter tour, We were seated quickly and had coffee in seconds. Friendly staff and great service. Large portions delicious home cooking. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Randy v
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5 July 2016|
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Response from Monkeytoez | Reviewed this property |
They are open on Mondays but it is very home style cooking so I wouldn't say it's the healthiest place to eat .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4201 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1381
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-4991
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