Feel the rhythms of the island at the Kani Ka Pila Grille, home of Hawaiian music, at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. This poolside dining and music venues celebrates the local tradition of kanikapila (let's play music in Hawaiian) with nightly performances and bands.
Named after the backyard jam sessions of the legendary Pahinui family, masters of slack-key guitar, the venue continues this tradition. Kani Ka Pila Grille features live Hawaiian music with award-winning contemporary performers every night, from 6 - 8 pm.
Kani Ka Pila Grille is famous for its live Hawaiian music on Waikiki Beach, featuring local artists such as Kawika Kahiapo and Bobby Moderow. The expanded venue features a large stage, open-air seating, and beautiful views.
Slack-key legend Cyril Pahinui bestowed the venue's name, which evokes the joys of backyard jam sessions and impromptu hula. The certified ocean-friendly restaurant offers a menu of fresh island cuisine and cocktails made with locally sourced spirits.