Keoki's Paradise is one restaurant in a family of similar places in Hawaii. The appeal here is the atmosphere that they created to make it feel like a tropical paradise, complete with lush vegetation, thatched roofs, even a small stream going through between the bar and restaurant. Perhaps it seems somewhat contrived, but it is pretty.
We only came here for an early dinner and sat in the bar area, which has several tables on the deck surrounded by plants and trees. The food and drinks were all just fine, and the prices were not too expensive. The dinner menu didn't look like a bargain, but not much is in this vacation area.
Favorite Dish: I was happy with the ribs.
Roy’s is a Hawaiian institution, and if you’re going to eat at a Roy’s there’s no better place than in Hawaii. Known for gourmet fish and great tropical drinks, you can find celeb chef Roy Yamaguchi’s signature restaurants all over the United States and in Japan and Guam but the concept was born here in Hawaii. The cuisine is Hawaiian fusion blending flavors from the islands with European concepts and techniques. The food here is delicious and definitely worth a taste. The website below will give you more information on the cuisine, locations and Roy himself and will even allow you to make reservations for locations on the mainland but not on the islands because the restaurants on the mainland are only partially owned by Roy while the restaurants throughout Hawaii are completely under Roy’s ownership and control.
Favorite Dish: You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu here but I HIGHLY recommend the fish two ways. This isn’t the real name of the entrée on the menu but it’s basically two pieces of fish (the fish changes depending on what’s fresh) one type of fish is macadamia crusted and the other is prepared a different way. Two different types of fish prepared two different ways and it’s amazing! Also if you’re dining with others the appetizer “boat” is a great way to sample a variety of the tasty apps with the entire table.
Our firts night in Poipu we werent sure where to go for diner and we didnt want to drive to much so we ate at our hotel/condo. There was a restaurant in the premisses so we decided to check it out. There were flowers, orchids, and greenery everywhere. People were dressed in nice shorts and shirts, the ladies in dresses. I dont think there was a dress code or anything like that but the restaurant was semi fancy. Laid back but not too laid back. The service was good and so was the food but it was pricey. But we were in Poipu were everything is pricey.
Favorite Dish: Rob had some sushi and then some seafood stirfry and he loved it. Kekoa had huli huli chicken and mashed potatoes, very good too. I had a beef dish with augratin potatoes. It was very good and the portions were big, at least my plate was.
Keoki's is an open-air restaurant with thatched roofs, koa paneling and old Hawaii posters and surfboards lining the walls. It has a casual, polynesian flair, and at night tiki lights are lit.
Their specialty is fresh fish that is prepared a number of ways, plus they have steaks, ribs and chicken.
The bar serves wonderful tropical drinks.
At least one night a week they have karaoki.
This is a good family restaurant.
We always go to Keoki's when we first arrive as it's one of the few places still open after 10 p.m. You can order food & platters from the bar area and prices are reasonable.
Open: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Favorite Dish: We've been there for both lunch and dinner and have enjoyed everything! The hula pie for dessert is heavenly. It's a huge slice of macadamia nut ice cream with nuts, chocolate sauce and whipped cream on top. There is enough for at least 3 people.
This is a little whole-in-the-wall type of place I never would have found or even considered going to if it weren't for the recommendation in "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook." It's located in Koloa and attached to Sueoka's Market but sits back in the parking lot.
In general meals are expensive in Kauai but not here as nothing is higher than around $4.50 per plate. Of course at this price food is basic and good, certainly not gourmet. Hamburgers are $1.20, cheeseburgers $1.60, fresh fish sandwiches $1.90. The plate lunches include rice and macaroni salad or a vegetable and are in the $4 - $4.50 range. The menu changes daily and there are usually local dishes and fresh fish. A good place to consider if you're on a budget or just don't want to pay the usual high prices at other restaurants.
Open: 9 am to 3 pm
Take out only.
Favorite Dish: Everything we tried was very good. They have fresh local fish, teriyaki burgers using strips of beef and there is usually a special posted that may not be on the menu everyday.
The Plantation Gardens Restaurant and Bar is located in the renovated estate of the owner of Hawaii's first sugar plantation. It was built in the 1930's and was later sold to the Moir family who planted the famous "Moir Gardens" that surround the restaurant. The open-air setting is gorgeous overlooking tropical gardens, lilly ponds, orchid & cactus gardens. At night tiki lights are lit in addition to a string of white lights running the perimeter of the roof. They have indoor and outdoor (porch) seating.
Favorite Dish: The Plantation Gardens cuisine concentrates on local Hawaiian specialties, fresh fish, chicken & pork. Restaurant is open from 5:30 p.m. daily.
The bar serves specialty drinks and opens at 4:00 p.m. daily.
Reservations are encouraged.
On our most recent trip we were a little disappointed in our meals. Drinks and pupus (scallops) were good but the sauces on our main courses were overwhelming.
An open-air restaurant located at the Kiahuna Golf Course with distant views of the ocean, excellent golf course and mountain views. Sports bar in the afternoon. Voted #1 for best breakfast on the island of Kauai.
Menu items are American with a few local Hawaiian dishes.
Breakfast: 7-11:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Happy Hour: 3-5:30 pm
Dinner: Wednesdays & Thursdays only
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm with live Hawaiian music
Favorite Dish: Breakfast: There are early bird breakfast specials for $5.99 from 7-9 am Monday-Saturday.
Other favorites are:
banana macadamia-nut pancakes
bisquits and gravy (includes 2 fried eggs)
The loco moco was tasty but not what I expected. It's a hamburger over white rice doused with brown gravy and a fried egg on top.
Located inside the Sheraton Kauai Resort, is a very nice steakhouse. As a late arrival to the hotel, we did not have enough time to explore the rest of the town for dinner options, leaving us to sit down at the hotel. I was not disappointed in this decision, as I ordered the Surf and Turf. The steak portion was meaty, and the lobster tail was very fresh! Top it off with a Blue Hawaiian to drink, and ocean view, and you have the makings of a great meal!!
Here's an example of what you can order for $4.00 a plate. We've tried many different menu items. Shown is pot roast and mahi-mahi. All of the plate lunches come with rice. Some of the local entrees are quite interesting. Tried the Hawaiian plate which inlcuded a wrapped pork, rice and something that resembled salsa.
A fun, casual, upbeat restaurant and bar located across from Poipu Beach Park with great views of the ocean. It's a favorite of locals and visitors alike. They are best known for their fresh fish char-broiled over kiawe charcoal. Other menu items include steaks, primerib, seafood, sandwiches, salad bar.
On our latest trip to Poipu I thought the prices were a bit expensive for what you get. Food is good but not great. Views of couse are still outstanding.
Open Daily for lunch, dinner, happy hour.
They have a salad bar and early dinner specials.
Downstairs there is a Beach Center where they book activites and provide island information. They also sell Brennecke's logo wear, other clothing and jewelry
Favorite Dish: fresh fish specials & a pitcher of beer