Kauai Restaurants

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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.

Garden Grille & Bar

Enjoy our american breakfast buffet with made-to-order items in the morning to savory nightly dinner specials. The Garden Grille & Bar is the perfect choice to start and end a day of exploring Hawaii’s Garden Isle. Guests can dine indoors amid the restaurant’s grand rock pillars and vaulted ceilings or in an open air setting surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Hours: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast: 6:30am-10:30am. Lunch: 11:30am-1:30pm Dinner: 5pm – 10pm.

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Kauai Phone: (808) 823-6000
Address: 3-5920 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

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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Kauai Phone: (808) 822-0600
Address: 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

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, bodycare, beer and wine & lots of Aloha! Papaya’s Café has the best local Fish tacos, a vegetarian salad bar, hot soup and sandwiches, taro burgers, smoothies and breakfast burritos to go!

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Kauai Phone: (808) 823-0190
Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy B-8, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Judy loves to support local farmers in the making of her creations and specialty cakes by using hand selected locally-produced fresh materials from across the island with the intent is to bring only the best ingredients to her bakery. Visit Haole Girl Island Sweets store front bakery in Kinipopo Shopping Village for a breakfast delight or you can find these yummy treats across the Island at farmers markets and Art Walk events.

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Kauai Phone: (808) 822-2253
Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy Ste 117. Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

Passion Bakery Cafe

Family owned from scratch bakery and cafe. Serving breakfast and lunch 6 am to 2 pm Monday through Saturday.

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Kauai Phone: (808) 8210060
Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy STE 121 Kapaa, Hi 96746 :: Show on Map

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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Kauai Phone: (808) 822-7417
Address: Aston Islander on the Beach, 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

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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Kauai Phone: (808) 241-5282
Address: 420 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

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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Kauai Phone: (808) 822-7887
Address: 4-1546 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

Voyager Lanai Dining

Voyager Lanai Dining and Makai Lounge provide patrons the chance to savor breakfast, lunch and dinner in true Aloha spirit. A Kauai restaurant where you can breathe in stunning ocean views with lanai dining and open-air ambiance. Wrap yourself in the magic of Kauai’s Garden Isle with nightly entertainment, mouth-watering happy hour specials and alluring fire features. Breakfast 6:30 am – 10:00am; Lunch not open; Dinner 5:30pm – 9pm. Bar 11am - 9pm food; 11am – 10pm for drinks

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Kauai Phone: 808-822-3455
Address: 650 Aleka Loop Kapaa, Hawaii 96746 :: Show on Map

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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Kauai Phone: (808) 822-9332
Address: 4-820 Kuhio Hwy Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

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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Kauai Phone: (808) 822-3791
Address: 4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hi 96746 :: Show on Map

Kapaa Rotary - Taste of Hawaii

The Rotary Club of Kapaa has been serving the Royal Coconut Coast for 30 yrs. Local organizations such as Boys and Girls Club or Children and Family Services receive financial support through funds raised at Taste of Hawaii. Originally set for June 3rd at Smith's Tropical Paradise, this year's event is postponed until June 2, 2019.

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Kauai Phone: 808-822-4653
Address: 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map