Kauai Restaurants & Food on the Coconut Coast

Kauai may be a small island, but there is nothing small about the culinary offerings available. Kauai is influenced from people and cultures all over the world, and that has translated onto the dinner plate. Many eateries feature a fusion of flavors from all over the world, with a tropical twist. With many small farms around the island, most Kauai dining establishments take advantage of the incredible variety of fresh, local produce available. Different kinds of fresh fish can be found at almost any establishment, prepared in many signature styles.

The Royal Coconut Coast offers a great variety of restaurants and eateries for every budget.

Find local favorites like plate lunches or burgers. For cheap eats try the many food trucks parked near the ocean. Or opt for fine dining and enjoy a romantic dinner with an ocean view. Several fine dining establishments are available, most offering fresh, local meats and fish. Vegetarians and vegans can find many delicious options in the area. Numerous cultures are represented in food; you can find fantastic restaurants specializing in European, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, or Chinese, to name a few. The restaurants on Kauai are noted for serving beautifully, hand-crafted plates with aloha.

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Waipouli Delicatessen Shrimp Fried Rice
Waipouli Delicatessen & Restaurant

Kapaa's popular spot with locals for all-day, breakfast along with Hawaiian, Japanese and American dishes, including great sandwiches and full meals. The key to our success is simple: providing consistent quality food that tastes great every single time. If you're visiting the island come by we are sure to have something for your appetite. For dine-in or take out.

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4-771 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa
Bubba Burgers
Bubba Burgers

Specializing in old fashioned authentic burgers, made from Kauai grass-fed beef, Bubba burgers are widely known among Kauai's visitors and locals as "onolicious" (absolutely delicious). Try the Bubba Burger for keiki (kids), the Double Burger (1/3rd lb.) or the Big Bubba (1/2 lb.). Located smack in the middle of old Kapaa Town directly across from Kapaa Beach Park, take out or dine in from 10:30 until 8 p.m. Check out Bubba logo items too.

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4-1435 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa
Hukilau Lanai Restaurant

Our mission is to create and serve delicious, consistent food focusing on local fish, farms, and products. Our menu features Kauai & Neighbor Island products & produce, along with foods made from scratch in our kitchen. Hukilau Lanai: Literal Meaning: Huki = pull lau = leaves, specifically, ki (ti) leaves. Lanai = porch or deck. Cultural Meaning: This is an old Hawaiian way of fishing, involving casting a long net from the shore, then enlisting a large group to help to pull it in. The net is lined with ki (ti) leaves which help scare fish toward the middle of the net. Through teamwork we deliver quality products & excellent customer service while serving the best fresh island fish and other unique and special local products in our open air and lanai restaurant.

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520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Paniolo Santa Maria Style BBQ

We are a family restaurant offering traditional deep pit wood BBQ from our open-air Lanai and patio in Old Kapa’a Town. Enjoy something for the whole family from burgers, fish, vegetarian or even a few vegan options, as well as affordable kids’ menu. Come enjoy live music ? and BYOB. Located only a block away from the beach bike path so after a great meal and music you can take stroll next to the always beautiful Kaua'i Ocean!

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4-1345 Kuhio Hwy Kapa'a
Garden Grille & Bar

The Garden Grille has the perfect local breakfast cuisine to start the day before exploring Hawai'i‘s Garden Isle or after the mile long bike ride during sunrise. Guests can dine indoors amid the restaurant‘s grand rock pillars and vaulted ceilings or in an open air setting surround by lush tropical garden. Open daily for breakfast 6am-10am, breakfast libations available.

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3-5920 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746
Oasis on the Beach
Oasis on the Beach

Oasis is a beautiful oceanfront restaurant in Kapaa, that showcases the best of what Kauai has to offer in cuisine, service and ambiance. We strongly believe that residents and guests of Hawaii want to experience the true taste of Hawaii. Relax and enjoy yourself as the attentive staff caters to your needs while you delight in the tantalizing food, delightful beverages, and the stunning view! We always source the best fresh local fish and grass fed local meats.

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4-820 Kuhio Hwy Kapaa, HI 96746
Lemongrass Grill Seafood & Bar

This landmark Pacific Asian fusion family friendly restaurant features a menu offering a tasty variety of dishes to please every palate, including a variety of seafood, beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian, as well as award winning savory curries. Enjoy Happy Hour Specials, tropical drinks, and live music among the pagoda-inspired decor.

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Choy Village – 4-871 Kuhio Highway
Sand Bar
Sand Bar

Kick back while enjoying refreshing tropical cocktails and stunning beachfront views at the Sand Bar at the Aston Islander on the Beach. Located poolside, the Sand Bar is the perfect spot to take in the beautiful surroundings, make new friends or simply relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. Hours: Open daily from 1:30pm-9pm. Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm daily.

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Aston Islander on the Beach, 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI 96746
Daybreak Restaurant
Daybreak Restaurant

Savor a la carte options in the open-air environment of Day Break while taking in the views of the Coconut Beach coastline. Buffet not available at this time due to COVID19 standards.

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650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa
Passion Bakery Cafe

Passion Bakery Café is a wholesale and retail bakery and café located in the Kinipopo Shopping Village. Cookies, Pasties, and Croisscones hand made with PASSION using high quality, fresh ingredients can be enjoyed along with a Coffee, Espresso, or Tea. Malasadas made fresh every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Also specializing in daily plate lunch specials and gourmet made from scratch pizzas.

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4-356 Kuhio Hwy #121, Kapaa
Sushi Bushido

Serving a mixture of traditional, contemporary, new wave, and local style sushi, Sushi Bushido has been open since 2004. Owner, Victor Heresa Jr. is also a master sushi chef with 30 years experience. He is known for his original creations like Golden Roll, Lava Roll, and many others. His unique and flavorful sushi and delicious lunch and dinner entrees have brought a faithful following of Kauai locals and visitors. “Not Your Average Sushi Bar”

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4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa
Taps & Hops Eatery

Enjoy cold Hawaii craft brews, tropical drinks, friendly service, and tasty “ono” Local Grinds at reasonable prince! Stop in for one of their TWO Happy Hours from 3PM - 5PM or 8 PM to Close.

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4-885 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa
coconuts fish cafe
Coconut‘s Fish Cafe Kapaʻa

Coconut's Fish Cafe is a family-friendly restaurant that serves excellent food with aloha. Our goal isn't simply customer satisfaction; we want you to feel welcome in our Coconut's ohana (family). Come and enjoy some of our award-winning, health-conscious food and join our Coconut's ohana today.

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4-831 Kuhio Highway #420 (Safeway/Ross Shopping Center) Kapaa, HI 96746
Crooked Surf

Sip a cocktail and enjoy selections from the menu featuring light fare at our sophisticated Tiki Bar experience. The bar has a sweeping ocean view and sets you next to the epic negative edge pool where the high-energy vibe continues well into the night with entertainment. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa
The Bull Shed Restaurant

Oceanfront Dining on Kauai's Coconut Coast! Looking for a great meal without breaking the bank? The Bull Shed is a family favorite, serving up Kauai's best steak and seafood in a cozy oceanfront setting. Come and find us in Waipouli at the Mokihana for the finest food and service in Kapaa!

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4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hi 96746
Wahine Weenie's Snack Shack
Wahine Weenie's Snack Shack

Freshly prepared deli sandwiches, healthy salads and wraps, delicious hot dogs, chips, cookies, sodas, and bottled bottled waters. Try our “onolicious” (delicious) daily specials like our jumbo shrimp tacos with a cilantro-llme cream sauce, or our Cubano sandwich of kalua pork, ham, Swiss Cheese and Pickles, with a mustard aioli on grilled sourdough. Open daily except Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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4-1383 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa
Shivalik Indian Cuisine

Shivalik Indian Cuisine is an authentic Indian restaurant in Kapaa and the only Indian restaurant on Kauai, with a variety of options to choose from: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lamb, chicken and seafood, all with authentic Indian flavor and spices. We have lunch special platters and a grand dinner buffet every Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 9pm.

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4-771 Kuhio Hwy suite 109 Kapaa, HI 96746
Lava Lava Beach Club
Lava Lava Beach Club

Enjoy our chef’s fresh fish entrees, pizzas and the best fish tacos around. Combine live music daily with the best Mai Tai in Hawaii and you have the perfect Hawaii experience. Just like our Big Island location, both locals and visitors will love the fun hip vibe, incredible views and the best libations and food on Kauai.

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420 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746
First Light Coffee and Juice Bar

Great for a grab-and-go or a quick break from all the activity, the First Light Coffee and Juice Bar fuels your morning in Kapaa, Kauai. Offerings include a variety of coffee drinks, including nitro cold brew coffee, freshly pressed juices, fresh pastries, and delicious sandwiches.

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650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa
Papaya's Natural Foods
Papaya's Natural Foods & The Kitchen at Papaya's

The locals all know that if you’re looking for the biggest selection and best variety of natural-organic-local-non gmo food and products, you’ll find it at Papaya’s. Whether you are new to organic food, been a health nut for years, or just hungry, they’ll treat you like family and help you find what you are looking for or discover something new. Groceries, produce, refrigerated & frozen, bulk, unique gifts, vitamins & supplements, bodycare, and lots of Aloha! The kitchen at Papaya's has a variety of wraps, smoothies, soups and prepared salads for a quick option for your every adventure.

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4-901 Kuhio Hwy Kapaa, Hawaii
Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant & Bar
Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant & Bar

Sam's Ocean View Restaurant & Bar is known for its fabulous Kauai Ocean Front Views, ambiance, great food and drinks. Locals and tourists alike, consider Sam's Ocean View as one of the ten best restaurants in Kauai. Come have lunch or dinner with us at our extraordinary oceanfront location and enjoy island fresh foods prepared daily just for you, from garden to table, You are certain to enjoy every bite! Open Thursdays through Mondays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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4-1546 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746
Johnny's Wingz N Tingz

Full Service Bar & Restaurant specialize in house made chicken wings sauces, fish & chips, coconut shrimp, salads, burgers, hot dogs, steak & bake, surf & turf. Open 3pm - 11pm.

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440 Aleka Place #1, Kapaa
Pono Market

Rated as having 5 star poke and 5 star Kalua pork ... “Even though this was located on the opposite side of the island from our hotel we made the drive multiple times just to get takeout here since it was that good.” Call ahead to place your order. Monday-Saturday 6 a.m -2 p.m. (or until sold out). This is a great and unique Kauai experience for local-style “onolicious” (delicious) food.

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4-1300 Kuhio Hwy Kapaa
Mamahune's Tiki Bar
Mamahune's Tiki Bar

We invite you in for some handcrafted tiki cocktails with fantastic panoramic ocean views and retro aloha spirit at Kauai's newest tiki bar. Some say there is no place like home, but we say there is no place like #HomeSweetKauai, so come in and relax while the sun sets over the mountain after a dip in our beautiful Wailua Bay.

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3-5920 kuhio highway, kapaa