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Keneke's

Honolulu , HI
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Joanne
Wedding:
10/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our destination wedding in the North Shore of Oahu, Loulu Palm Estate. We wanted to find catering with good local Hawaiian food at a reasonable price. After doing some research online, we found Keneke's. When we emailed our inquiries, Keith answered all our questions quickly and was very helpful . We choose Wedding Special #1, $39/person. He was flexible and let us change a few things from the wedding special menu. This package includes delivery, staff for onsite cooking, to hand pass appetizers, and help serve at the buffet. This package helped us save a lot of money w/ our party rentals since our package also included china, flatware, water goblets, stainless steel warmers. My coordinator mentioned they only charged 50% for kids & for vendors we fed.

On the wedding day, Keith and the entire staff were very helpful and provided great service. I loved how the servers made sure I had appetizers before and after running off to take pictures. They even set some aside & put on our table. More importantly, the food was delicious. For appetizers we had shoyu ahi poke, maki sushi, teriyaki beef, mochiko chicken, and grilled pineapple skewers. For dinner we had nalo green salad, mixed veggie medley, garlic prawns, garlic mash potatoes, hapa rice, hibachi chicken, kalua pig, and the prime rib carving station. Nothing but compliments from our guests, everybody loved the food. We didn't get enough time to sit and eat for long. They were kind enough to wrap our food to go and labled it "Mr. & Mrs". They also packed all of our leftovers for us.

If you're looking for catering with attentive service and delicious island-style food for a reasonable price, we definitely recommend Keneke's. Thanks again to Keith and his staff!! You guys are awesome!! We will stop by next time were on the island for sure.

Joanne & Patrick
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We had our destination wedding in the North Shore of Oahu, Loulu Palm Estate. We wanted to find catering with good local Read more...
We had our destination wedding in the North Shore of Oahu, Loulu Palm Estate. We wanted to find catering with good local Hawaiian food at a reasonable price. After doing some research online, we found Keneke's. When we emailed our inquiries, Keith answered all our questions quickly and was very helpful . We choose Wedding Special #1, $39/person. He was flexible and let us change a few things from the wedding special menu. This package includes delivery, staff for onsite cooking, to hand pass appetizers, and help serve at the buffet. This package helped us save a lot of money w/ our party rentals since our package also included china, flatware, water goblets, stainless steel warmers. My coordinator mentioned they only charged 50% for kids & for vendors we fed.

On the wedding day, Keith and the entire staff were very helpful and provided great service. I loved how the servers made sure I had appetizers before and after running off to take pictures. They even set some aside & put on our table. More importantly, the food was delicious. For appetizers we had shoyu ahi poke, maki sushi, teriyaki beef, mochiko chicken, and grilled pineapple skewers. For dinner we had nalo green salad, mixed veggie medley, garlic prawns, garlic mash potatoes, hapa rice, hibachi chicken, kalua pig, and the prime rib carving station. Nothing but compliments from our guests, everybody loved the food. We didn't get enough time to sit and eat for long. They were kind enough to wrap our food to go and labled it "Mr. & Mrs". They also packed all of our leftovers for us.

If you're looking for catering with attentive service and delicious island-style food for a reasonable price, we definitely recommend Keneke's. Thanks again to Keith and his staff!! You guys are awesome!! We will stop by next time were on the island for sure.

Joanne & Patrick
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Keith and his team provided us with an amazing catering experience. I was nervous at first because there was not a whole lot of back and forth communication at first but his team truly delivered and exceeded our expectations. His team was professional and provided excellent service for our guests. The food was fresh and amazing and reflected our love of local and fresh food.
Keith and his team provided us with an amazing catering experience. I was nervous at first because there was not a whole Read more...
Keith and his team provided us with an amazing catering experience. I was nervous at first because there was not a whole lot of back and forth communication at first but his team truly delivered and exceeded our expectations. His team was professional and provided excellent service for our guests. The food was fresh and amazing and reflected our love of local and fresh food. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/23/2013
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was laid back and beachy, and we wanted traditional Hawaiian food. Keneke’s was a PERFECT fit for us (and our budget). We selected one of their wedding buffet menus and also added on some additional choices (like the blackened Ahi Tuna, which was AMAZING!) The staff was so nice to everyone, and they were very aware of the bridal party. For instance, when my partner and I went off at sunset to take photos in the middle of dinner, we returned to covered dinner plates and a server asking if we wanted fresher food or if there was anything else that they could do for us.

Keneke’s will definitely provide your guest with the utmost respect while delivering an excellent luau feast! Following the meal, the staff packed up all the leftover food for us to take home and enjoy throughout or week stay in Hawaii. Other recommendations for the excellent appetizers and meal choices they provided include spicy chicken skewers, maki sushi, kalua pig, and mashed island purple sweet potatoes. The also offer traditional poke which we regret not getting as poke is now are favourite cultural dish after visiting Hawaii!
Our wedding was laid back and beachy, and we wanted traditional Hawaiian food. Keneke’s was a PERFECT fit for us (and our Read more...
Our wedding was laid back and beachy, and we wanted traditional Hawaiian food. Keneke’s was a PERFECT fit for us (and our budget). We selected one of their wedding buffet menus and also added on some additional choices (like the blackened Ahi Tuna, which was AMAZING!) The staff was so nice to everyone, and they were very aware of the bridal party. For instance, when my partner and I went off at sunset to take photos in the middle of dinner, we returned to covered dinner plates and a server asking if we wanted fresher food or if there was anything else that they could do for us.

Keneke’s will definitely provide your guest with the utmost respect while delivering an excellent luau feast! Following the meal, the staff packed up all the leftover food for us to take home and enjoy throughout or week stay in Hawaii. Other recommendations for the excellent appetizers and meal choices they provided include spicy chicken skewers, maki sushi, kalua pig, and mashed island purple sweet potatoes. The also offer traditional poke which we regret not getting as poke is now are favourite cultural dish after visiting Hawaii! Read less
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Jeni
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Keneke's was AMAZING!! We planned our wedding from California so we weren't lucky enough to taste our food or meet the caterer ahead of time (scary!) but Keith was such a pleasure to work with. He's very laid back, friendly, flexible and very responsive. We didn't have to worry about anything on our big day. They handled everything with such professionalism and it looked great! The appetizers were served at the perfect time and dinner was delicious. They even prepared a box for us to take home at the end of the night! Our guests are still raving about the food and service. Thank you so much keneke's. We can't wait to come back and visit!!
Keneke's was AMAZING!! We planned our wedding from California so we weren't lucky enough to taste our food or meet the Read more...
Keneke's was AMAZING!! We planned our wedding from California so we weren't lucky enough to taste our food or meet the caterer ahead of time (scary!) but Keith was such a pleasure to work with. He's very laid back, friendly, flexible and very responsive. We didn't have to worry about anything on our big day. They handled everything with such professionalism and it looked great! The appetizers were served at the perfect time and dinner was delicious. They even prepared a box for us to take home at the end of the night! Our guests are still raving about the food and service. Thank you so much keneke's. We can't wait to come back and visit!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Keneke's did an AMAZING job with our wedding dinner all the way from the buffet setup, to serving appetizers, refilling drinks, and serving our wedding cake! Keneke, himself, offered us a taste testing from his menu and while there are menu packages you can choose from, he helped us to create a menu based on our favorite items at no additional cost. Keneke's provided dinner plates, water glasses, and cake serving plates as well. His staff was extremely nice and very attentive to us and our guests. Even if you're not getting married, Keneke's is a wonderful place to have lunch and dinner! Thank you Keneke and your staff!!
Keneke's did an AMAZING job with our wedding dinner all the way from the buffet setup, to serving appetizers, refilling Read more...
Keneke's did an AMAZING job with our wedding dinner all the way from the buffet setup, to serving appetizers, refilling drinks, and serving our wedding cake! Keneke, himself, offered us a taste testing from his menu and while there are menu packages you can choose from, he helped us to create a menu based on our favorite items at no additional cost. Keneke's provided dinner plates, water glasses, and cake serving plates as well. His staff was extremely nice and very attentive to us and our guests. Even if you're not getting married, Keneke's is a wonderful place to have lunch and dinner! Thank you Keneke and your staff!! Read less
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Janell
Wedding:
3/31/2013
4.8/5.0
Keith and his team create a local yet quality experience. His laid back, island attitude was, at first, worrisome since I tend to be a bit of a control freak but when I learned to let go and trust that everything was going to be fine my wedding turned out fantastic! We tried the food at his restaurant which is why we selected him as our caterer. His plate lunches are ono and the food at our wedding was especially ono! We had quite a few guests travel from the mainland to our wedding so we wanted them to experience a good buffet, luau and local style. The pupus during cocktail hour were passed around consistently and the bartender served drinks all night. The servers at dinner were friendly, courteous and prompt. Keith cooked and served the food barefoot, as any local would do. We loved his style! He was friendly, professional, and our guests loved him and his food. We, especially, had wonderful comments on his shrimp and sweet potatoes, and enjoyed eating leftovers the next day. Next time we're in Hawaii we will definitely stop by his restaurant to eat his great tasting food.
Keith and his team create a local yet quality experience. His laid back, island attitude was, at first, worrisome since I Read more...
Keith and his team create a local yet quality experience. His laid back, island attitude was, at first, worrisome since I tend to be a bit of a control freak but when I learned to let go and trust that everything was going to be fine my wedding turned out fantastic! We tried the food at his restaurant which is why we selected him as our caterer. His plate lunches are ono and the food at our wedding was especially ono! We had quite a few guests travel from the mainland to our wedding so we wanted them to experience a good buffet, luau and local style. The pupus during cocktail hour were passed around consistently and the bartender served drinks all night. The servers at dinner were friendly, courteous and prompt. Keith cooked and served the food barefoot, as any local would do. We loved his style! He was friendly, professional, and our guests loved him and his food. We, especially, had wonderful comments on his shrimp and sweet potatoes, and enjoyed eating leftovers the next day. Next time we're in Hawaii we will definitely stop by his restaurant to eat his great tasting food. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
3/9/2013
4.6/5.0
Keneke's put on an amazing spread for our wedding in March. Keith, the manager, was helpful leading up to the event, let us know what would taste good together. We paid a total of $39 per person and that included passed pupus for the cocktail hour, mango chicken skewers, breaded fan tail shrimp, roasted veggies and a few other appetizers. It also included all the set up, place settings including, plates, salad plates, knives, forks, wine and water glasses. The food we chose was fillet mignon, mahi mahi and a full roasted pig (served on a wheeled out silver cart, big crowd pleaser). We had kale and sesame salad, nalo greens salad with papaya dressing, grilled asparagus and taro buns. The food was tasty and plentiful! I'd received quotes from other caterers for $6000-$8000 for the same or similar catering, so to find Keneke's and pay under $2000 was phenomenal. They were professionally dressed, all in black with aprons and Keith himself was there to oversee everything. Food is such an important part of your wedding day, and all of my guests and my husband and I were completely happy :)
Keneke's put on an amazing spread for our wedding in March. Keith, the manager, was helpful leading up to the event, let Read more...
Keneke's put on an amazing spread for our wedding in March. Keith, the manager, was helpful leading up to the event, let us know what would taste good together. We paid a total of $39 per person and that included passed pupus for the cocktail hour, mango chicken skewers, breaded fan tail shrimp, roasted veggies and a few other appetizers. It also included all the set up, place settings including, plates, salad plates, knives, forks, wine and water glasses. The food we chose was fillet mignon, mahi mahi and a full roasted pig (served on a wheeled out silver cart, big crowd pleaser). We had kale and sesame salad, nalo greens salad with papaya dressing, grilled asparagus and taro buns. The food was tasty and plentiful! I'd received quotes from other caterers for $6000-$8000 for the same or similar catering, so to find Keneke's and pay under $2000 was phenomenal. They were professionally dressed, all in black with aprons and Keith himself was there to oversee everything. Food is such an important part of your wedding day, and all of my guests and my husband and I were completely happy :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.7/5.0
For a vendor thats a little less "professional" when it comes to contracts, they have amazing food!!!!!!! They have a great staff and provide glassware and dinnerware and the food is grilled on site. The main chef even came around and asked how the food was. The mango chicken was amazing as well as the nalo green salad with the papaya seed dressing. great for those looking to serve a smaller party save a buck but still have amazing tasting food.
sandra
For a vendor thats a little less "professional" when it comes to contracts, they have amazing food!!!!!!! They have a Read more...
For a vendor thats a little less "professional" when it comes to contracts, they have amazing food!!!!!!! They have a great staff and provide glassware and dinnerware and the food is grilled on site. The main chef even came around and asked how the food was. The mango chicken was amazing as well as the nalo green salad with the papaya seed dressing. great for those looking to serve a smaller party save a buck but still have amazing tasting food.
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Jake & Lorin
Wedding:
8/8/2012
4.9/5.0
Had our wedding at Loulu Palm...epic scenery with food to match. Would fully recommend to anyone. Blackened Ahi was exceptional and the sushi was fresh. Loved it.
Had our wedding at Loulu Palm...epic scenery with food to match. Would fully recommend to anyone. Blackened Ahi was Read more...
Had our wedding at Loulu Palm...epic scenery with food to match. Would fully recommend to anyone. Blackened Ahi was exceptional and the sushi was fresh. Loved it. Read less
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Cyndi
Wedding:
5/13/2012
3.6/5.0
Keith is very laid back cool guy so our deposit was hand written on a piece of paper he tore off of a menu choices. We stayed at his Punaluu location after we tried the food just talking story with him and got a tour of his on site wedding venue. The food was good except for the shrimp...-_-...it was mushy. So, I don't suggest the shrimp with pineapple citrus topping.
Keith is very laid back cool guy so our deposit was hand written on a piece of paper he tore off of a menu choices. We Read more...
Keith is very laid back cool guy so our deposit was hand written on a piece of paper he tore off of a menu choices. We stayed at his Punaluu location after we tried the food just talking story with him and got a tour of his on site wedding venue. The food was good except for the shrimp...-_-...it was mushy. So, I don't suggest the shrimp with pineapple citrus topping. Read less
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