• Kani Ka Pila Grille

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant at the Outrigger Reef Hotel. Vegan dishes are farmer’s Waimanalo house salad, Thai crunch salad, vegan banh mi, edamame, guac and salsa, and jackfruit grilled tacos. Note: Reported to have limited or no vegan options as of September 2021, please confirm and send an update to HappyCow. Open Mon 11:00am-10:30pm, Tue-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by lauralyn


Points +284

02 Apr 2022

Recommend deletion from HC

Vegetarian - 1 main, 3 salads, a few sides.
Vegan - zilch. Person doing the seating just shrugged when I asked about getting something.

Pros: Good music vibe

Cons: No vegan options



Points +976

10 Nov 2021

It’s possible

Definitely a menu where you have to sub things or just leave them off. Beyond burger is still an option for vegetarians. The west Oahu garden napoleon was pretty good. Sub rice for the mashed potatoes, or get a side of something else.

They had no idea what vegan was when we stopped in for breakfast. I asked if the avocado toast was safe without the aioli and was told yes, then asked if I wanted to add eggs on top. Should have been the first red flag. It came out covered in butter. Better off going somewhere else entirely for this time of day.

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-10


Points +106

28 Sep 2021

New menu, no real vegan

We just went into this place last night, looking for the vegan options and jackfruit tacos, but they have a whole new menu now as of 9/26/21 anyway. And there didn't seem to be any customization options for vegans. The waiter basically shook his head and said yeah, they're all about fish and meat now. We had to walk out.

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-28

Pros: Ambience and live music was nice, for a poolside

Cons: No vegan


Points +143

21 Oct 2019

Great vegan food and live entertainment

A really cute poolside bar and grill serving a few different vegan options. The menu clearly marks what is vegan making it easy to pick. I ordered the tacos and they were delicious. The live music which they have every night is also a great touch!


Points +95

30 Apr 2019

Poolside restaurant

I rented a cabana at the Outrigger Hotel and was surprised to find that this poolside restaurant served many vegan options! The menu is clearly marked vegan, vegetarian, and also gluten-free. I had the banh mi and sweet potato fries and they were really good. The food is a little pricey but the serving size was big.

Pros: Outdoor seating, Great food, Cocktails

Cons: Expensive

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