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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Buzz Lanikai is a great place to eat after a long day at the beach. It is directly across from Kailua Beach Park. It's a little place, However, the food is quite good and the staff is awesome. You can meet many Kailua and Lanikai locals here. If you like ice cream pies, they are very good. Parking is very limited in their lot, but there is ample parking across the street at the Beach Park. (Don't leave valuables in your car.)”
  • 86 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“- Cinnamons is good too! We used to go quite a bit. They are known for their unique pancakes!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Café
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“There are actually two Kailua locations. One on the North end of Kailua Beach Park and the other in Kailua Town just as you enter Kailua from the Pali Highway on the North side of the road. They have the best muffins I have ever tasted! Get them before your excursions. The burgers are excellent.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This a great breakfast place. I love their banana pancakes and Omelets. The price is very reasonable and you get the large portions you need for a full day on the Island. One great benefit is that if they are crowded it is a very short walk to Kalapawai Cafe. Which brings me to my next favorite place: Macadamia Muffins!! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Excellent local coffee shop, can have a semi-sandy floor, basic sundry store for basic needs. Beach lunch cafe as well.”
  • 46 locals recommend
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Restaurant
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“The chef Jason is awesome. He is also a skin diver and the fish is fresh. He is a gourmet chef. Bring your own wine and Safeway is right next door.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“A little Hawaii style restaurant tucked away in the middle of Kailua town. My favorite here is the Coconut curry fish with the green papaya salad on top. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Waimanalo - Lunch - Wonderful vegetarian food near the Sherwood Forest Beach - My favorite dish The Lau Lau an awesome take on Hawaiian lau lau. Lau lau is an original Hawaiian dish made with taro leaves.. This is the bomb.com!”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Unique and popular for its Macadamian Nut Pancakes. Not a fan of pancakes? Boots and Kimo's homestyle cooking is just as delicious and worth a trip to try! The restaurant is a bit far from my AirBnB location, but is worth it if you plan to spend your day at Kailua Bay and do some hiking/water activities. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you love seafood, this is the place to go in Kailua. With a great atmosphere, overlooking a calming canal flowing to the sea.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“-Over Easy is hands down our fav! It's not your typical breakfast spot. I love the potato n eggs and my hubby loves the fried egg sandwich. Get the lilikoi mimosa too! YUM.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“-Baci Bistro has incredible Italian food. The truffle gnocchi should be illegal. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They have great food and atmosphere. The front of the restaurant opens to the sidewalk. You can sit at the bar, restaurant, or kitchen counter. They have an extensive wine list as well.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A "real" local place with plate lunch style food which local people really enjoy. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Food
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“Bar and Grill. Opens early for football season on Sundays. Usually has every game on. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“There are two areas depending on your preference. You can enjoy the bar area with darts or the restaurant side with TVs.”
  • 17 locals recommend