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    Pomodoro in Kalaheo: Wonderful Italain

    by jeadon Updated Feb 19, 2004

    We love Italian food and this place is a real find! In Kalaheo, up stairs in a small shopping center of all places! It's on the ocean side of Lihue Highway just east Steve's Food Mart. Call for reservations. Wonderful wine list and menu. Personal, friendly service. Very owner-involved.

    Favorite Dish: I love the Canelloni! The pasta's tender and the marinara's fantastic. The Kalamari's also great for an appetizer.

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    Restaurant Kintaro: Best Sushi - Ever

    by cyndyj1 Written Apr 3, 2004

    This restaurant has the best sushi I've ever had, served in pleasant surroundings, with Japanese art on the walls, and Japanese music playing softly in the background. It was always worth the 45-minute drive from my home, and a favorite place to celebrate special occasions.

    Favorite Dish: Soft-shell crab handroll, or salmon roe topped with a quail egg.

    I've heard the non-sushi food in this restaurant is good, too, but I never got around to trying it myself.

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    A Pacific Cafe: World-class dining

    by cyndyj1 Written Apr 3, 2004

    The menu changes every day at A Pacific Cafe. The chef takes the best available fresh ingredients and creates culinary masterpieces that may be a little bit Asian, a little bit California, a little bit European. The plates themselves are individual works of art created by the chef's wife. This place can be really crowded, though, so I would go on an off night (mid-week) and make reservations. Decent wine list. Weird location for the kind of restaurant it is (in a small strip mall).

    Favorite Dish: Any fresh fish

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    Brick Oven Pizza: Pizza is in paradise, too!

    by slabeaume Written Apr 5, 2003

    Ok, if you're not into pizza, don't fear---they have lots of sandwiches, desserts, salads, etc, too. Not only is the food great, but the ambience is neat, too. Definately not fancy, a place to go to right from the beach. While waiting for your pizza, gaze upon the hundreds of car liscense plates and funny paintings on the walls. If you get tired of looking at that stuff, watch the pizza maker tossing the pizza---or check out the wierd roots of the tree out back!

    Favorite Dish: I LOVED the pizza! It's thick, with a butter garlic coating on the edges and a crunchy corn meal on the bottom. The toppings weren't bad either! We particularly liked the salami pizza. So much so, that we went back 3 times! But don't go on Mon., they're closed then.

    salami pizza at it's best!

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    Waimea Brewing Company: Brewpub

    by kyoub Written Jul 15, 2004

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    If you happen to be on the west side of the island and you are thirsty, this is the place.
    They serve sandwiches and beer.
    There is outside setting and the view is nice.

    Pub
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    Shrimp Station: How do you want your shrimp cooked?

    by girladventure Written May 31, 2007

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    A local favorite! An unassuming roadside eatery in Waimea with a few picnic tables. Messy to eat but totally worth it.

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    The Hanalei Dolphin: North shore seafood

    by 2rs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A nice reastaurant in idylic Hanalei on the north shore. Tables outside by the Hanalei river gives a nice setting for a good meal.

    Favorite Dish: Their flash fired poke and ahi burger was great.

    Ahi flash fried poke Ahi burger Hanalei Dolphin store front
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    Barefoot Burgers: Last stop for food before you head to the canyon

    by girladventure Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is small, clean and decent. I actually did not eat here but my boyfriend did. He said the burger is good. Friendly people at the counter.

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    Banana Joe's: Great fruit stand

    by newsphotogirl Written Mar 28, 2006

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    Well, this isn't a restaurant. Just a fruit stand. They had great smoothies and fresh pineapple. We stopped by on our way back from Secret Beach.

    Good smoothies!

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    Ma's restaurant: Go local - as it's been for ages

    by 2rs Written Apr 16, 2006

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    Ma has been arround for many years and her restaurant is like a walk into old times. Opens at 5 o'clock and serves many kinds of breakfast items.

    Favorite Dish: I had laulau with rice and eggs.

    Ma's Restaurant store front Laulau, rice and eggs - Ma's kind of breakfast
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    Lemongrass Grill: Great Seafood & Dessert

    by rudocp Written Feb 8, 2003

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    Great Atmosphere, friendly staff.

    Favorite Dish: Tuna Sashimi, Macadamia Nut Thai Peanut Sauce Salad, White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries and Passion Fruit.

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    saimin: chinese noodles worth a try

    by cchiuching Written Jan 28, 2007

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    follow the suggestion on guidebook: ultimate in kauai,
    somewhere in Lihue,
    special noodles,
    if comparing to hong kong standard, not very good.
    if comparing to hawaii standard, very good.
    worth a try.

    saimin rehular specials USD6
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    ALOHA DINER: lau lau vs. lomi lomi

    by venteeocho Updated Aug 16, 2005

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    This place bring authentic hawaiian dishes to the table.
    try the lau lau is pork or chicken wrapped in taro leaves, a very spacial flavor
    or the lomi lomi, salmon and poi
    both yummie !

    taro leaves

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    Any small spot where you see locals gathering!: Eat Local!

    by geekgrrl Written Sep 6, 2002

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    Outside of the hotels, there are numerous local dining spots. Just pick one!

    Favorite Dish: Local food favorites: kaula pig, ahi [yellow fin tuna], lau lau.

    Shave ice is definitely local!

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    Ono Char Burgers: Burgers On The Go

    by SUSAMY Written Aug 13, 2004

    The food was only OK. We had a hamburger. There were roosters everywhere - and they are more bold than most roosters on Kauai.

    Susan & the Ono Char
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