Cyrille Pahinui | Kani Ka Pila Grille

KANI KA PILA GRILLE

LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY

Home of Hawaiian Music

Enjoy a drink or two | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Wheldon Kekauoha | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Live performances | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Cyrille Pahinui | Kani Ka Pila Grille

KANI KA PILA GRILLE

LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY

Home of Hawaiian Music

Enjoy a drink or two | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Wheldon Kekauoha | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Live performances | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kani Ka Pila Grille celebrates the local tradition of “kanikapila” (“let’s play music!” in Hawaiian). Named after the famous backyard jam sessions of the legendary Pahinui family, masters of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, the venue continues this tradition featuring award-winning contemporary musical performers with the comfort of ono (“delicious”) food and company.

Open daily 6:30 am – 9 pm
Validated parking available ($8/4 hours)

Located at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
2169 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815

Phone: 808 924 4990

Featured Artists

Cyrille Pahinui | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Cyril Pahinui

The late Cyril Pahinui was a legend and master of Ki Ho’alu (slack key guitar). Pahinui helped co-found the Kani Ka Pila Grille music concept.

Kawika Kahiapo | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika Kahiapo is known as the “master of ki ho’olu (slack key guitar) and the minster of Aloha.” He’s been a staple at Kani Ka Pila Grille since the beginning – and the grille logo is actually modeled after his guitar.

Sean Naauao | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Sean Na’auao

Sean Na’auao is best known for “Fish and Poi” – an album that won Island Contemporary Album of the Year at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Today, Sean continues performing as a guitarist, vocalist, composer and producer.

Nathan Aweau | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Nathan Aweau

Nathan Aweau is Contemporary Hawaiian music’s most critically acclaimed male vocalist and Bass virtuoso. He’s best known for being part of the popular local band, Hapa.

Kamakakehau Fernandez | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kamakakehau Fernandez

Known as the Hawaiian “Falsetto Phenom,” Kamaka’s range – and love for perpetuating Hawaiian culture through teaching - has catapulted him into local stardom.

Hookena | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Ho’okena

This music trio (Horace K. Dudoit, Chris Kamaka and Glen Smith) started performing together in 1986 – and remains one of the most prominent Hawaiian music groups today.

Jeff Rasmussen | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Jeff Rasmussen

Jeff Rasmussen is a prominent songwriter and producer in Honolulu. He’s won Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Most Promising Artist and Religious Song of the Year.

Ei Nei | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Ei Nei

We’re proud to bring Ei Nei to our stage after the group won our annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search. The trio (Dane Fujiwara, Grant Kono and Ekolu Chang) brings a smooth vocal blend of leo ki’eki’e with rich harmonies

Robi Kahakalau | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Robi Kahakalau

“Sista Robi” has had a successful solo career, with albums earning her multiple Na Hoku Awards including Female Vocalist of the Year.

Brother Noland | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Brother Noland

Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music, and is considered the “Father of Jawaiian music”. He’s also known for his work as a composer and innovator.

Maunalua | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Maunalua

Bobby Moderow, Jr., Kahu Kaonohi and Richard Gideon have been playing Hawaiian music together since 1993. This group has won six Na Hoku award including Group of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and more.

Kupaoa | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kupaoa

Kupaoa is made up of a husband and wife duo, Lihau and Kellin Paik. Kupaoa was Kani Ka Pila Grille’s first Talent Search Winner. Since then, they’ve earned Na Hoku awards for Island Music of the Year, and most Promising Artist.

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Live Music Nightly 6 - 8 pm

October 2021

Nathan Aweau | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Sunday
Nathan Aweau
Sean Naauao | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Monday
Sean Na'auao
Kala'e Camarilo | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Tuesday
Kala'e Camarillo
Ei Nei | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Wednesday
Ei Nei
Kawika Kahiapo | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Thursday
Kawika Kahiapo
Special guest performer
Oct 21 - Ka Hehena
Kamakakehau Fernandez | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Friday
Kamakakehau Fernandez
Hookena | Kani Ka Pila Grille
Saturday
Ho'okena

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Breakfast | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Breakfast

Start your day in paradise off right. Whether you’re looking for something hearty (Loco Moco, Stuffed French Toast) or a litter lighter (Acai Bowl, Surf Fruit Parfait), you’re sure to have a good morning here.

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Lunch | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Lunch

Sit down for a leisurely lunch on one our shady, poolside tables. Enjoy delicious island favorites like Fish & Chips or the Kalua Pork Quesadilla. Or get your lunch to go, and head out on your Oahu adventure.

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Dinner | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Dinner

We’re not sure what makes dinner at Kani Ka Pila Grille more special: the delicious menu, or the live nightly entertainment. We’ll let you decide for yourself. Tips: Don’t miss the Ahi & Avocado Poke, the Killer Bread, and the Huli Huli Chicken (a local favorite!).

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Cocktails | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Cocktails

Our Handcrafted Cocktail menu is ready for you, any time of day. From traditional cocktails to our take on the classic Mai Tai in not one but two versions – you’ll want to try them all.

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Annual Talent Search | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Outrigger Resorts Knows that Hawaii's Got Talent

This year, the Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search is going virtual!

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Top 5 Facebook Live | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Top 5 LIVE Hawaiian Music Concerts

Thousands tune in each week from across the globe for the virtual Kani Ka Pila Music jam.

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Tradition Hawaiian Music | Kani Ka Pila Grille

A Tradition of Hawaiian Music

Much like the cultural diversity of the Islands, the Hawaiian music scene offers a melting pot of genres.

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Celebrating Hawaiian Music | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Celebrating Hawaiian Music

Global pandemic or not, music and culture take center stage.

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Melodic Music | Kani Ka Pila Grille

Melodic Music

From steel guitar riffs to jazzy sax numbers, get ready to be entertained with Hawaiian music.

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