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Restaurants in Kauai

Restaurants in Kauai offer some of the freshest food on the planet and travelers won’t want to miss some great seafood meals. Whether you choose to dine at a fine Kauai restaurants or grab a quick bite from a beachside food truck, look for fruits just picked from the tree, like papaya, coconut or mango, and local fish pulled straight from the Pacific, like mahi mahi, opakapaka or ono. Kauai's nicer restaurants get their seafood fresh daily of course, but you can't go wrong with a beach seafood shack either. Not a big fish fan? Hawaii is also known for its cattle ranches, so restaurants in Kauai serve delicious steaks as well as fresh seafood. With the island’s acres of sugar cane plantations, there are plenty of delightful confections waiting to tempt diners, so save room for dessert! Check out the list below to find the best restaurants in Kauai.

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  • 22° North

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Meals are prepared with ingredients sourced from the restaurant's two-acre farm. More
  • Bar Acuda

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A list of 50 wines with a focus on Rhone-style varieties, half of them offered by the glass, accompanies the Spanish-style tapas dishes at Kauai's ... More
  • Bouchon's Hanalei Grill & Sushi Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Formerly Sushi Blues, Bouchon’s is still a sushi bar but has also added a fusion of island, Pacific-American, and French flavors. Dishes include sc... More
  • Grove Café at the Waimea Brewing Company

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Brewpub-restaurant at Waimea Plantation Cottages. More
  • Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant, Fish Market & Sushi Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Set on the bank of the Hanalei River, this celebrated seafood restaurant serves fresh local fish at riverside tables shaded by bright blue umbrella... More
  • Hanalei Mixed Plate

  • Hawaiian Style Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Wins hands down for biggest pancake in the tropics. In the market town of Waimea, this breezy diner is the favorite stop for locals who love their ... More
  • Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Jean Marie Josselin prepares a wide selection of tapas. More
  • Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A local institution, Kilauea Bakery and Pau Hana Pizza serve specialty pizzas, tropical cakes and pastries, and beverages from its espresso bar. Si... More
  • Kintaro's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Kintaro on the Kuhio Highway in Kapa’a focuses on Japanese fare, but is best known for their inventive--and inexpensive--sushi like the Hanalei Bay... More
  • Mermaids Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Fresh wraps made with local produce are the specialty at Mermaids Café, a small, cash-only roadside stand located on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa. The br... More
  • Merriman’s Kauai

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Peter Merriman was one of the first to celebrate Hawaiian regional cuisine. More
  • Oasis on the Beach

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Organic, locally grown fare at Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort. More
  • Pat's Taqueria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    After surfing, kayaking, or simply enjoying the north shore in the morning, many visitors have lunch at the white taco truck parked on Weke Road at... More
  • Plantation Gardens

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The 1930s manor house of Hawaii’s first sugar plantation is now one of the most beautiful restaurants on Kauai. Verandas overlook manicured gardens... More

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