Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Hawaii
  4. Oahu
  5. Waikiki
Kapa Hale, Honolulu, HI

Kapa Hale

4.5
4.5
728 reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Welcome to Kapa Hale, Hawaii's Best New Restaurant 2021!

Kapa Hale has a modern influence on Hawai'i Regional Cuisine. We promote local products and combine them with familiar ethnic influences that showcase a cuisine that can only be found in today's Hawai'i.

We can help to celebrate life's special events -- whether it's a large party or an intimate prix-fixe menu. For parties of 6 or more, we will require a credit card to hold your reservation. Your card will only be charged, if you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation. If the credit card information is not received 24 hours ahead of your reservation, your reservation will be canceled. Our 24 hour late cancellation fee is $25/person

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
19:00


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 888-2060

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Keaka Lee

  • Catering

    Yes, we can offer customize catering packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Yes, we can offer customize private event packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Cross Street

    Kilauea Avenue & Pahoa Avenue

  • Parking Details

    There is limited parking onsite. Free street parking is also available.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

Experiences

  • Beats and Eats

    US$95.00 per person

    15 Jun 2022 only
    Join us for a fun collaboration dinner with food crafted by Chef Keaka and wine pairings selected by Sky Cameron and Jason Ryan! This 4-course dinner will take you back to the 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. $95 includes food and wine pairing (tax and tip excluded) Credit card information is required to secure the reservation with a 48 hour cancelation policy enforced.

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 728 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Hawaii

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Oahu

    Brunch

  • Oahu

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Oahu

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food we have had in long time.

  2. JP

    JujuPea

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food!! Chef/owner served our drinks and came back to ask how the food was. I thought that was cool of him to take time out to talk to his guests. We’re definitely coming back to try dinner in the future.

  3. E

    Erin

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience here was excellent. Food came out fast and was beautifully plated and delicious. Everything was well balanced and not overly seasoned or fussy. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant’s atmosphere is quintessential Hawaii, warm, inviting and fun. Chef Keaka Lee is a joy to experience and his vision is inspired while still keeping true to the comforting and familiar flavors of the dishes he has reinvented. We will definitely be back!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, service was excellent.

  5. EA

    ExpectsALot

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Hidden gem in a shopping center, away from tourists. Wonderful food. Excellent value.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service! And great food!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1

    We had a reservation and asked to be seated indoors as tables were available but were told those were reserved and thus we were sat on the patio that overlooks the parking lot and a Main Street with traffic. Very poor. We enjoyed the food.

  8. K

    Kristy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food! Will definitely return to Kapa Hale!

  9. S

    Sanseihi61

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I just love mushrooms and the mushrooms sandwich was delicately flavored with just the right amount of flavor not hidden by too much salt and deliciously fatty from the lightly fried egg.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We went in for brunch for my friend’s birthday. It was a nice experience. Enjoyed the food. Good time. Was tended frequently. Very friendly staff.

  11. C

    Carol

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the first time coming to this restaurant for most of us. The food was good and the service was top-notch. We would definitely come again. Glad that someone recommended this restaurant to us.

  12. N

    Nicole

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of our favorite spots in Honolulu. Every time we go we share old favorites and try new things that become old favorites. The lemon curd dessert is mind blowing good if you aren’t too full of octopus and garlic cheese rangoons.

  13. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Some dishes were tasty, others lacked flavor. Brussel Sprouts and eggplant appetizers were okay. Steak Diane and Marlin special were tasty. Not crazy about the Ahi Carpaccio.

  14. JS

    JoanneS

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The best dish we had was the naan appetizer with tikka marsala. The pickled beets were eye-wincing sour in the salad. Definitely needed more honey. The Beef Bourguignon tasted more like a pot roast but the mashed cauliflower and carrots with the collard greens were delicious. The chicken pot pie was creatively served with fried chicken feet and was good. The deconstructed lemon meringue was also good. Nothing we had would make us return for another meal, especially the prices. Still, we were glad we tried it.

  15. C

    Catd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal! Highly recommend. Everything was prepared with attention to detail.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible! Food was amazing

  17. AM

    AMJJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Food was fine. Too expensive for the quality. The bar tender banging away at rough cut ice cubes for 45 minutes during dinner was obnoxious. Children crying… Long wait between courses when restaurant was at 1/2 capacity. Would not return given 130.00 meal.

  18. NH

    NinaH

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service & food excellent

  19. BM

    BobbiM

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day menu was outstanding! But too much? Suggest smaller bowl of congee.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had been wanting to eat here & finally did for Mother’s Day. It was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. We were blown away at the set menu they prepared, from the presentation to the taste of each dish! It was wonderful!

  21. K

    Kristen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! First time eating there. Service was excellent, food was so good, and drinks were brought out so quick! I appreciate that for sure. Thanks for a great experience!

  22. M

    Manoa

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    After being there for the first time about two weeks for dinner (we were blown away) the Mother’s Day brunch was a disappointment. Though you could have offered a menu fare more creative than items steak and fried chicken for brunch. Thought the salad buffet was limited and expected a more creative selection than a green salad, fruit and pasta salad. Enjoyed meeting Keaka and his lovely wife!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was great! But it took a while to receive our bill.

  24. SW

    SamW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dinner here with an interesting menu featuring some modern takes on traditional items. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will visit again next time we are in Honolulu

  25. JB

    JeremyBrendan

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was simply breathtaking. Five stars above a moonlit Waikiki beach!

  26. N

    dineNwhine

    Hawaii

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Service by Aaron was perfect. Ambiance is minimalist but clean/modern. Cuisine is local style - NY (Chef last worked in NY). Dishes were hit and miss. Carpaccio with liquid nori was very good. Pappardelle with braised pork was excellent all around. NY steak had a good mushroom sauce but was tough and had lots of gristle. Chicken was dry and cornbread off-texture / needed flavor. Chef has skills so hopefully things get worked out as his menu evolves.

  27. C

    Casey

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tyson, our waiter, was great! Food was so good! Only complaint that was out of anyones control was the screaming infant by us.

  28. DH

    DHJ2017

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We typically eat there for dinner and it is fabulous, but it is very special to eat there for brunch! For starters we have had their cornbread which owner/chef says was his grandmaʻs recipe, served with a pat of lilikoi butter (I could have licked up a gallon of it). Have also had their lemon poppy seed loaf with guava butter. I love to walk in and see their staff making their own pasta, or squeezing lemons….at this place all creations are from scratch. Hubby had the quiche of the day this time, made with shredded pork and he was making “hmmmm” noises as he ate the crust. I had the green eggs & ham (in honor of my grandma status) and OMG, the “ham” was a grilled pork belly, the ends were so crispy I started eating with my fingers. The “green eggs” was a lovely green garlic sauce over scrambled eggs. Like I say, everything this chef does it to minute detail and perfection for your palate…..I donʻt know what he did to the white rice but even that was a cut above. The staff are very attentive, the owner/chef and/or his lovely wife routinely make the rounds of the tables to inquire how we liked our food and are eager to answer any questions. This is our GO TO place for dinner and now for brunch. Sorry, I am too focused on eating, I see there is option to post photos, I hope others will do so in my place!

  29. TL

    TLUM

    Hawaii

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was fantastic! Steve was an awesome server and very attentive! Nice touch at the end of the evening when chef personally came by to check on us.

  30. R

    Ruben

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Top notch service, good ambiance, and almost great food. The appetizer menu was great: NAAN YA BUSINESS, CORNY BREAD & ʻŌMAʻOMAʻO GARLIC all excellent. Mixed drinks were delicious with good pours. The KOJI AGED BOEUF was to die for, with a special mushroom sauce & long beans. Unfortunately the HO-LEE MOLE CHICKEN was a total disappointment and didn’t eat it: the sauce was labeled as a cherry tomato mole, yet there’s nothing mole-ish about this, just a standard tomato-based sauce poured over a dry chicken. The dish should be renamed without mole. Overall, this is a good place to grab a delicious bite if dishes are well chosen.

  31. DE

    DESIREEU

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a party of nine, which can sometimes lead to disaster, but the service and food was excellent. Definitely recommend.

  32. LW

    LisaW

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! Chef came to talk with diners & us. Chef was very aloha & talked story about his food. Will be back soon!

  33. M

    Manoa

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent menu dare. Great experience from the hostess to server to dinner. Reasonable prices for what we enjoyed. Mahalo-it was our first time there but won’t be the last!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellently prepared and tasty food and service made for a most joyful experience! We must return to try the other entrees on the menu!

  35. HI

    HImom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Two of us enjoyed the Pappardelle and the other two had the Miso Schnitzel. All excellent, tasty and filling. We also loved the presentation and flavors of the dessert Lemon Dream and Kahala Shuffle.

  36. DN

    DanN

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Warmly greeted, seated indoors when requested, food orders promptly taken with suggestions and explanation of menu items when asked and entrees came in 10-15 minutes, all freshly prepared and well-presented. Breakfast sand, quiche and croque wahine were all hits with our group. Pleasant food server and runner added to a most positive experience. Mahalo, Kapa Hale!

  37. k

    katsat

    Hawaii

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great neighborhood restaurant for brunch on the weekends. A little extra special touch on all of the items.

  38. MM

    MochaMom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was very tasty and the service a bit slow but overall, it was very good. The noise level was pretty loud so it was difficult to have a conversation.

  39. c

    cmcd

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    My husband and I came for brunch and LOVED the food. There were only two servers and service was off to a slow start. the servers were pleasant but our primary server was a bit awkward and couldn't answer my husbands questions about beer options. The server mischarged me for my glass of bubbly (i ordered one brand and she charged me for a different brand). We will definitely be back to try dinner options. The 'vibe/energy' was just a bit off for us. We are looking forward to visiting again and hoping that the morning was just an 'off' day.

  40. DS

    DawnS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The green eggs and ham were delicious!! I love this place. The staff is great!! And the food is creative.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kapa Hale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 888-2060.

Kapa Hale is rated 4.5 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
19:00


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kapa Hale

4614 Kilauea Ave Ste 102 Honolulu, HI 96816-5309

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Kilauea Avenue & Pahoa Avenue

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is limited parking onsite. Free street parking is also available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Keaka Lee

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (808) 888-2060

  • Catering

    Yes, we can offer customize catering packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Yes, we can offer customize private event packages. Please contact us (808)-888-2060 or email: info@kapahale.com for further information.

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo