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“Long wait, small drinks, and medicore food ”
Review of Keoki's Paradise

Keoki's Paradise
Ranked #1 of 1 Nightlife in Koloa
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We were excited to try this place becuase its sister resteraunt Leilanis in Maui is our favorite, but we were pretty disappointed. It took us about 30 min just to get our drinks from the bar, and about 50 min total to get our food. It was a Sunday night and not crazy busy either. We had to young kids so by the time we ended up getting our food they were ready to go. Our food was just okay. My husband got the chicken nachos and there was barley any cheese and what cheese that was one there was pretty rubbery. I had a burger which was okay. I also oredered a margarita which was one of the smallest I have ever gotten. We won't return the price was not worth the long wait, small drinks, and mediocore food as there are many other places to eat in Poipu/Koloa area. Its no Leilanis thats for sure.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We ate there on our last day in Kauai and wanted to have a nice lunch which we did at Keoki's paradise. The setting is reminiscent of what one would think of when you think of Hawaii (palm trees, waterpond, tiki bar, lush gardens) even though it's all staged and well fake, but it's a lovely setting nevertheless. I wished we had dinner on a night where they had music & live performances as it seems to be quite the place for that.
The food was decent and fresh. We had the fish tacos and a fresh fish of the day on the lunch menu as well as tried their coconut shrimps. The fish tacos were the best, very fresh though the sauce wasn't very spicy. The fish entree was fresh too & decently seasoned though the accompanying sauce can taste too sweet (it's a Hawaiian thing to have sauces that tend to be very sweet). The coconut shrimp appetizer was good but nothing to rave about, with a sweet accompanying sauce again. Our waitress was very nice and accomodating and so we had a nice relaxing lunch before our departure.
It is located in a strip mall about 3-mins away from Poipu Beach with decent shopping and many other food venues like Anuenue cafe where you can have a nice brunch.
Overall, we were satisfied with what we had and pricewise, it was mid-range (around $30 per person for 2 entrees and 1 appetizer and a couple soft drinks). We also had many meals at our hotel in another restaurant owned by the same people (Duke's on Kalapaki beach) and I'd say Keoki's paradise food was better than Duke's.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank HT0375
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Keoki’s as part of our Princess Cruise tour. Great lunch buffet, featuring Teriyaki Chicken, Mahi Mahi, Pork with Cabbage and Rice.
Beautiful restaurant and very friendly staff.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnGPorter
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We have now eaten here twice in the first 5 days of our vacation. They have lovely live music and hula in the main restaurant. Definitely make a reservation if you want to sit in the main restaurant. We have sat in the bar area which is perfect with our 5 year old. There's a little grassy area where children can run around if they get fidgety.
While this place doesn't look like much from the road, inside it's very pretty and the staff is super friendly. The fish is excellent and fresh, and my husband loved the prime rib. The portions are large. We'll probably be back again on this trip.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Junebug1482
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant that is well run with great food and beautiful setting. Went to dinner twice during our two weeks is Poipu. Highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2017
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