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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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Pono Bakery & Cafe
Take a retired fisherman and a coffee afficionado, put them together, and they produce extraordinary coffee drinks and an amazing choice of baked goods such as pies, scones, specialty pastries, doughnuts, crab rolls, pork manapua, salads and broke-da-mouth (really good) breakfast and lunch offerings. Pono Bakery and Cafe was established in 2020 by David Taboniar and Kenneth Kubota. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dine in or take out.
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. 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.
Seoul 2 Soul
Seoul 2 Soul Korean BBQ offers a unique experience for everyone, by providing the best food for your soul! We offer local and authentic Korean dishes for you to enjoy.
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.
At Kountry Kitchen we serve hearty portions of good food; using fresh and when available, local ingredients. We're known for our plate-sized Macadamia Nut Pancakes with House-Made Coconut Syrup, Kalua Pork Eggs Benedict, Homemade Corned Beef Hash and Giant Stuffed Omelettes. We have a full coffee and espresso menu, featuring locally roasted coffee from Kauai Roastery. Open Thursday thru Monday, 7 am to 1 pm. Great online menu. Reservations OK for parties of 6 or more.
Described by customers as top-notch for Mexican food, Monico's serves up a variety of tacos, enchiladas, and burritos plus chili relleno, chimichangas, carnitas plates, and a children's menu. Enjoy a number of dishes prepared with fish or shrimp, beef or pork. Drink specials too with imaginative Margarita's. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Johnny's Wingz N Tingz
Full Service Bar & Restaurant specializes in house made chicken wings sauces, fish & chips, coconut shrimp, salads, burgers, hot dogs, steak & bake, surf & turf. Open 3pm - 11pm.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy fresh smoothies made from organically and locally grown fruits with other tropical flavors. Made to order, this is a delightful treat, whether hanging out inside the cafe or ordering at Lana's sidewalk stand in front. Kauai and organically grown fruits and vegetables are also available for sale. For golf aficionados, “talking story” (having a conversation) with “Golf”, the owner is a memorable exchange.
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!
Dive into sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, yakitori, and hot pot dishes in a serene Asian decor. Chefs craft amazing tastes from the freshest fish, vegetables, seafood, and meats. Tatami and table seating are available. Dinners come with miso soup, pickled vegetables, rice, and tea. The sushi bar is a fun hangout, too. It's a good place to dress up a bit. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.