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Kani Ka Pila Grille

Posted on December 30, 2015

Top Hawaiian Musicians Headline at Waikiki Restaurant.

Kani Ka Pila Grille, located poolside at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, serves lunch, dinner and tropical drinks daily.  But its real draw is top-notch live entertainment by some of Hawaii's greatest island musicians, hot new local talent, and island artists of international renown. The restaurant's combination of food, libation and real local music is a match made in Hawaiian Slack Key heaven.

Kani Ka Pila means "let's make music" and delivers on its name with a lineup of Hawaii's musical greats.

"The concept behind the Kani Ka Pila Grille was not just to provide a venue with great music, but to give real Hawaiian music a place it could call home," said Luana Maitland, events manager. Raised in Kalihi, Oahu, and from a large Hawaiian family, Maitland retains fond memories of her grandfather who spent much of his freetime in Waimanalo, Oahu, surrounded by live, spontaneous music.

"Hawaii has deep musical roots, and Outrigger has long supported the perpetuation and sharing of our artistic heritage," Maitland said. "In our homes and at our family parties, it's not unusual for someone to pick up an ukulele or guitar and begin playing, and maybe someone else will get up and start dancing a hula. That's the spirit we are evoking at Kani Ka Pila."

Kani Ka Pila Grille serves casual island cuisine from 6:30 am to 10 pm daily with live entertainment nightly from 6 pm to 9 pm. For more information call the restaurant at 808-924-4990.

Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Lunch and dinner 11 am - 10 pm