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Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill

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American, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
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970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
+1 808-254-6255
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Makati, Philippines
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Luncheon date with hearty Pinky's Chef,owner and excellent service with delish food. Ample parking,clean surrounding Accommodating staff Quick serve The best fish&chips i've had.Crispy outside and soft fish and fries to impress. Big bar and lots of drink selection When you get a good table you'll have the view of the canal and/or mountain. Reasonable price (some reviews it's pricey... More 

Thank 17Dubhe
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I met a friend here just because she wasn't familiar with Kailua and remembered this place when it was another restaurent (It's been several)...The crowd was noisy happy hour types, crowded, and the food was american average and a few local style twists but still so-so stuff--nothing really stood out. I stuck with a simple burger and I think it... More 

Thank A H
Kailua, HI
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Honestly, in my 15+ years of living in Kailua, I didn't come here a lot but when I did, it was packed! Now. . . not so much. Not sure what happened but my take is that while the current new ownership & staff mean well, service and food is lacking. My last visit with 5 friends was on a... More 

Thank Archi-Traveler72
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not too sure what the theme is, but the food was average at best. I was hoping for some good bar food and I didn't even get that. It seems everything was out of a can and then microwaved.

1 Thank Chris M
Nokomis, Florida
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178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We just stopped in for some drinks, no food but wanted to take time to write how nice and cute this place is. Friendly local place sat at the bar and made some friends. The bar keep was very nice too! Will return and stop In for lunch before we leave!

Thank Michele L
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the staff was so kind! My only complaint was that I was really cold so be sure to bring a sweater:)!

1 Thank andithepandi21
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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375 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Returned to the islands for a visit and hit an old hangout. Still fun, nice ambiance, but the food is not as good as it had been. They still make a great Mai Tai!

Thank Boxcar37
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48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

One of the more lively spots in the area. Mix of diner, restaurant, bar, sports bar, and local social action.

Thank Hans G
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of visits to Pinkys primarily for the selection of craft beers. The bar lady was very chatty and pleasant and the beers excellent. On the one occasion that we ate there the food was typical bar style steaks and ribs, all well presented and tasty.

Thank PauloLevoBoxo
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch on our stay and it was a bit disappointing. We got pork nachos For $12. The pork was great! But Other than that nothing special. Average nacho cheese salsa other toppings and an unknown liquid our nacho chips were swimming in.

Thank Emily G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-1898
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-254-6255
Windward Oahu's prime place for family fun dining with ono grinds and daily pupu specials. Live music Friday nights featuring local artists. Kailua's largest bar with 11 large screen TVs for sports lovers. Perfect for special gatherings or Hail and Farewells for our Military Ohana for up to 120. To best serve you, kindly request reservations for parties greater than 8.

Located at the corner of Mokapu and Kalaheo in Kailua just a half mile from MCBH back gate. We are your windward place for good times and family fun.

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