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Tip Top

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
+1 808-245-2333
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oxtail soup” (99 reviews)
“pancakes” (182 reviews)
“loco moco” (108 reviews)
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American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Uh huh! Classic local-style family restaurant with all the island variety you could ever wish for. I drooled enviously over every heaping plate or bowl wheeled by our table, waiting for our fantastic roasted pork and Saimin dishes to arrive. What a crime we couldn't...More

Thank Numba11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Kauai several times, this was our first time to visit Tip Top. We had eggs and pancakes, everything was really good. Prices were reasonable. We will be back !

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to know where the locals eat breakfast, Tip Top is the place. They make the lightest macadamia nut pancakes I have ever eaten. Anything from spam to loco moco is on this menu. You can see why so many locals come here....More

Thank YCG55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very casual cafe with a lot of locals. We came for the loco moco and it didn't disappoint. Large portion of fried rice (or white rice) topped with a thick hamburger patty, two eggs, and lots of brown gravy. We also had pancakes with pineapple...More

Thank aFamof4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had pancakes, French toast, hash browns and bacon. All were good and homemade. Was convenient and a short drive from the airport.

Thank Meaghan C
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The "ambiance" is the telltale sign of the line out the door! It's worth the wait. A local & tourist favorite!

Thank gotpoi
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Tiptop has a good selection of local eats, my personal favorite is the oxtail soup. They serve good sushi as well.

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had lunch one day and breakfast on another day, the food was good and the price was also good. It is a medium sized restaurant as part of a hotel, the service was very good (as usual in Kauai).

Thank James J
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

While visiting Kauai, we tried this restaurant recommended by locals. Had LocoMoco, Oxtail Soup and Fried Chicken. Rated Oxtail 5 stars. Expected to have some fat BUT this dish has no fat at all! Even regular size one has a lot of Oxtail pieces. It...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We had breakfast here before flying out of Lihue. This is a 100-yr old cafe favoured by locals and it provides all you could want -- great service, menu with many local and traditional foods, and very reasonable prices. We enjoyed our meal very much...More

Thank Groovy_Duvy
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20 July 2018|
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Response from PazRi | Reviewed this property |
We paid cash so.... Not sure.
14 December 2016|
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Response from arg3tt3 | Reviewed this property |
They're open from 6:30 to about 2pm for there's always a line but they're pretty fast.
9 June 2016|
Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
I know they do a lot of stuff with macadamia nuts. You might want to call them directly to ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-2333
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