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Kauai Restaurants

  • Tip Top Cafe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    If you want a great place to eat where the locals go, try the Tip Top Motel & Cafe/Bakery. This place is great!! They have an outstanding oxtail soup and delicious macadamia nut pancakes that can't be missed!! It's a great way to mix with the locals and save some money! Macadamia nut pancakes with Coconut syrup!

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  • Brick Oven Pizza

    5 out of 5 stars

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    If you want GREAT pizza, you have to try Brick Oven Pizza. This place is really fun. They have delicious pizzas that you can have made with whole wheat crust dusted with garlic butter. We had one of these made with local salami and green onions. It was DELICIOUS!!! They also have license plates from all over hanging throughout the restaurant. If...

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  • Bubba Burgers

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Had a burger, pepsi, frings (fries and onion rings). Not that great. The burger was better than McDonalds but not better than Carl's Jr. I think our very own In and Out Burgers in SoCal are much better! Did not have one. But I did buy a tank top because it said Kauai on it.

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  • Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant & Fish Market

    3 out of 5 stars

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    This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge at the resort where we were staying, so we tried it for our first dinner in Kauai. The restaurant was nice and the food was good, but frankly I thought it a just a bit over-rated and over-priced. Our table looked out over a small Japanese-style garden, but we felt it fell short of it's...

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  • Duke's at Marriott Kaua'i

    5 out of 5 stars

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    You've got to try the Hula Pie at Duke's. It's worth the experience all by itself!!! This is a HUGE hunk of sweet-tooth love! It's basically a bunch of vanilla ice cream on an oreo cookie-like crust covered in chocolate sauce and crushed macadamia nuts...then topped with whipped cream and hot fudge. Get ready to bounce off the walls!!

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  • Beach House Restaurant

    5 out of 5 stars

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    What a beautiful location this restaurant has. I don't think you can put a building closer to the beach than this one is. No windows from floor to ceiling, you can just walk right on out from the dining area to the beach. A nice grassy area to stand on if you want those gorgeous sunset pictures. I really enjoyed dining here. Shared the Watermelon...

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  • Shrimp station

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    shrimp in cajun sauce good. shrimp in garlic sauce good. i wanna try coconut shrimp next time since other users said coconut shrimp very good, though normally i don't want deep fried shrimp. i went there twice but the second time i reached it by 6pm...it closed! size not big...two scoop of rice...just enough for one person shrimp in cajun sauce

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  • Aloha Diner

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Ask the locals for Hawaiian food and they'll mention Aloha Diner. This is one of the places that don't just serve takaway, verry basic interior, but the food is uniquely Hawaiian and good. Not to be missed. The laulau combo with Laulau, lomi salmon, kalua pig, pipikaula, poi and haupia.

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  • Gaylord's at Kilohana

    4 out of 5 stars

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    From the appearance, I thought "What a nice place". Well, let me tell you. You MUST make reservations. If you walk in, even if you see empty tables, they will make you wait. The reason behind this is because they have several retail stores selling over priced souvenirs and jewelry they want you to buy. Once seated for dinner, I ordered a seared Ahi...

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  • Tidepools

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    This restaurant is special for one reason- Atmosphere! We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner for this reason alone. It is part of the Grand Hyatt hotel in Poipu Beach area. Tidepools is outside dining though, except for the open air thatched huts, your table either overlooks the meandering Koi pond or a beautiful waterfall. The...

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  • JoJo's Shave Ice

    5 out of 5 stars

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    There is absolutely NOTHING like a shaved ice from Jo-Jo's on a hot and humid day. Make sure to get it with macadamia nut ice cream in the bottom. Yummy! Take it with you to go to Waimea Canyon. Enjoy the scenery with your Shave Ice.

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  • Oki Diner

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Great dinner to catch a bite prior to flying out. Service isn't the fastest, however the pancakes are just awesome. Macadamine nut banana pancakes! Now if your in a hurry, go to Mcdonalds. However if you relax and get a seat out on the deck, you can enjoy a nice morning breakfast, read the paper and have some real good eats.

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  • Waimea Brewing

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    If you're on the south shore of Kaua'i, a great place to stop for lunch or dinner is the Waimea Bewing Company between Waimea and Kekaha -- the world's westernmost brewpub according to their sign (I haven't had the chance to verify this but I'm anxious to wander around the South Pacific looking -- anyone want to donate to the cause?). Not only is...

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  • Coconut Water

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    This was probably our best meal on Kauai, besides the shave ice, of course. Everything inside coconuts is appropriately made of coconut wood, which makes for a nice local feel. Between the 6 of us, we ordered the tempura ono, the chicken w/mac n cheese and the spice rubbed pork chop w/mac n cheese. Every morsel of food was licked clean. The mac n...

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  • Ono Char Burgers

    4 out of 5 stars

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    A local institution, this road side burger stand has been in business for generations and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It is a simple stand with a few tables under an awning with chickens clucking at your feet - but the burgers are just stunning! We were on the island for two weeks and ate here five times. Large all beef burgers in...

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  • Olympic Cafe

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    What a combination--Great food and great views. Located upstairs which overlooks the Ocean on one side of the restaurant and Kuhio Street on the other. Excellent service coupled along with excellent food made this restaurant one we had to go back to before we left the island of Kauai. First off, if you are ordering lunch or dinner you must try the...

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  • Puka Dog

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Although a little pricey for a hot dog, Puka Dog is a do not miss place! Rolls are baked with a hole in the middle - you have a choice of polish sausage or veggie hot dog. Choices include 1 of 4 garlic sauces, 1 of 7 relishes and condiments. Puka Dog gives a unique twist on the hot dog and should not be missed. Try the homemade lemonade too! A...

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  • Koloa Fish Market

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    Take away only, but who needs a table when you can find so many idyllic places for lunch. This is also one of the places many locals mentiuon first when you ask for good Hawaiian food and they are specialists on poke. I ordered a sample of all their various pokes, but the overall winner was their flash ahi poke, broiled for a few secconds to give...

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  • Duane's Ono Char Burger

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    I searched out for the best burger joint on Kauai. Here on VT and other search engines raved about Duane's Ono Char Burger. So, it was on my "to do" list. Unfortunately, my first dilema was finding it. Hard to see, it's tucked away in a corner of an itsy bitsy shopping strip (like two businesses). Once we found it, we were extremely disappointed...

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  • Pono Market

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    Not a restaurant, takeway and only open at daytime, Pono Market is the place all locals refered to when I asked for the best Laulau and poke. I picked up the habit of enjoying late breakfasts or early lunches with takeaway from Pono Market on one of the beaches in the Kapa'a area. Serving Hawaiian and local food, separate selections and as...

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  • Lighthouse Bistro

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    On your way up to Ke'e beach - there is a quick & cheap place to grab breakfast. The restaurant is called Lighthouse Bistro, it's in the Kong Lung Center, which is very close to the Kilauea Lighthouse & Bird Sanctuary. Breakfast wraps - they are fabulous. You can get it with meat or vegetarian, they are only a couple of dollars.

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  • Polynesia Cafe

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    Great after hike/swim food. Multi-cultural menu (Pacific Rim, American, Mexican). I like the Hawaiian mix plate (shredded pork, ahi, lomi lomi, cabbage, rice). After a 6 hour hike with only GU and Gatorade this plate came as a reward.

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  • Hule Hule BBQ

    Kauai Restaurants

    As we were driving up the coast we discovered a Hule Hule Chicken BBQ along the side of the road. Of course we had to stop and check it out. They had created a large, make-shift barbeque along the side of the road. Two strong, burly men were responsible for cooking the chicken over the open flames, occasionally using their brute strength to flip...

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  • Zelo's Beach House

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    The food and atmosphere here are both great! Although, don't let the name fool you, it is not near a beach. It is located in the town of Hanalei (you know, puff the magic dragon!) They have a very nice variety on their menu and large portions. Very tasty! I love their beer battered fish and chips! Served nice and hot, and very yummy! Also their...

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  • Keoki's Paradise

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The food and ambience around this restaurant are fantastic. You can sit outside surrounded by coconut trees and torches My favorite is any seafood they have. They have different ways of preparing the food but I prefer the simply grilled. After dinner Hula Pie is a must with a good cup of coffee

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  • Hamura's Saimin Stand

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    Okay, you just left the airport and you're starving. Take a detour before you head to your hotel to Hamura's Saimin. Saimin is basically the same as Ramen noodle, as in the soup. But so much better. When you get there and see that it's basically a hole in the wall and very crowded you might decide to pass (we almost did). But we waited for a...

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  • Fish Express

    Kauai Restaurants

    Ask the locals for good poke and laulau and they'll propably inlucde The Fish Express in their recomendations. Not a restaurant, only takeaway during daytime, but not to be missed. Many varieties of Poke. A good selection of variious poke, ocean salad and laualau.

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  • Shave Ice Paradise

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kauai Restaurants

    There are many shave ice stands on the island. We just happened to stop at this one in Hanalei after having lunch at Bubba's Burgers. It is located right next door. Shave ice is an island delicacy. Basically, it's finely shaved ice flavored with whatever flavor(s) you want. The "island" thing to do is have one of these served over a scoop of...

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  • ILima Terrace

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    You can find all breakfast delicacies; like made to order omlettes, eggs, pancakes, waffles - just about everything. And the general breakfast staples; fruit, oatmeal, cereal, toast, yogurts.. The fruit is amazing and so is the freshly squeezed oj, grapefruit, pineapple etc.. But get there early, or else you will wait on line but its not...

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  • Eggberts

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    Located at the coconut marketplace, Eggberts is the place you may go to for the traditional mainland breakfast. They serve eggs in various ways. I went here the first morning as I was in need of breakfast and had not gotten the owerview for where to go for Hawaiian style BF's. Pancackes, scrambled eggs, bacon with coconut syrup and guava jiuce. The...

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  • Dolphin Restaurant

    Kauai Restaurants

    If you drive north to Hanalei area there is a fish restaurant right next to the river. It’s called the DOLPHIN restaurant and the great thing about it is the lanai next to the calm river where you can see people with canoe passing by! It is open daily 11.30-22.00 (the fish market 10.00-19.00) and you can just choose from appetizers (seafood...

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  • Bali Hai Restaurant

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    Imagine dining as the sunset paints the sky all gold and orange above the magnificent angles of the dark and mysterious mountains, turning the ocean almost purple in Hanalei Bay. Sip a cocktail while the cool evening breeze, fragrant with tropical flowers, touches your skin like silk. At the Bali Hai Restaurant, you can find the Kauai of your...

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  • Dani's restaurant

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    Diner style interior and not especially good food. Their laulau was not at all as good as the ones served other places. Their mixed platelunch with chicken and shrimps was served with frozen vegetables. Spend your time, money and bellyspace on a better place.

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  • Casa di Amici

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Tucked away on the east shore, they serve delicious food. They are always serving someting different here. Is has outside setting and the mosquitos are bad sometimes. They do have citronelle filled pots to light to keep them away. Daily specials I was pleasantly surprised to see that I got frequent flyer miles for eating here.

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  • A Pacific Cafe

    3 out of 5 stars

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    Despite its boring location in a mall, A Pacific Café is the #1 gourmet restaurant in Kauai. It's a very fancy place with pretentious, but good food. Personally, however, i think, that it's overpriced and not really outstanding. The Thai-style red snapper was really good, but in Thailand you would pay 5$ (instead of 25$) for the same quality.

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  • Pizzetta

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    Great slice of pizza! Hot and fresh, fast and cheap. Nothing fancy, just perfect for lunch. When it's a beautiful day on Kauai, you want to spend your time on the beach, not at a restaurant eating lunch! Amy liked their pepperoni, Susan liked the Hawaiian. They also have vegitarian, cheese, sausage.

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  • Waipouli Restaurant

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    We were drawn to this restaurant by the inexpensive breakfast we saw advertised on a local television station. It is located in a simple storefront in a strip mall, and obviously caters more to locals than to tourists. It was a great place to enjoy a hearty inexpensive meal and also to soak up a little local flavor. If I spent a lot of time on...

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  • Wishing Well

    Kauai Restaurants

    Yet another truck on the side of the road carrying a wonderful delicacy. We heard of shave ice before we got there, but I was convinced it was nothing more than a Sno Cone. Boy was i wrong -- it was 100 times better than a snow cone! The shave ice is topped with exotic fruit flavors and then served over macadamia nut ice cream. Delish! There are...

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  • Galleria Oceanfront:

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    We had a Christmas Dinner Buffet here last Christmas. The food was very good, service exceptional, and the dining room overlooked the beach and ocean. Seafood of all kinds, meat dishes, tons of veggies for me, and a huge dessert table.

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  • Kauai Pupu Factory

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    This is like a fast food joint but better! The pork lau lau is very good. If you get a plate, it just means your adding a scoop of rice and maybe some lomi lomi (see below). These are small buildings on the side of the road or sometimes in a small shopping strip. Don't expect to find tables and chairs. But that doesn't matter, park yourself in...

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  • Lapperts Ice Cream

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    This is some really good ice cream with a lot of local flavors to try in addition to the usual stuff. Coffee is also sold here. The location is in old town Koloa in the middle of the shops. Ice cream and coffee can be enjoyed inside the establishment or outside. Be aware that other shops may not want ice cream in their stores. Signs will indicate...

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  • Fresh Fruit Stand at Poipu

    Kauai Restaurants

    If you like fruit, you have to stop at a Fresh Fruit Stand! I'm not a big fruit fan or anything... but I am telling you the truth here: fruit from a roadside stand is FABULOUS! Fresh Pineapple... oh yeah!

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  • Dondero's

    Kauai Restaurants

    The ambience is soft and romantic and the food is just as delicious! Wait staff very friendly, jovial and helpful! Good wine selection too! Highly Recommended Fine Dining Restaurant! Dress appropriately. The best pastas, risotto and Italian entrees. Authentic antipasti and delicioso desserts.

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  • Island favorite for Bakery

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    These Portuguese beignets are sure tasty! I bought a bagful of them at Waimea Town Celebration and had them for snacks and breakfasts. You can find them in bakeries; there are also roadside stalls selling fresh ones.

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  • Would not be my first pick but....

    From the appearance, I thought "What a nice place". Well, let me tell you. You MUST make reservations. If you walk in, even if you see empty tables, they will make you wait. The reason behind this is because they have several retail stores selling over priced souvenirs and jewelry they want you to buy. Once seated for dinner, I ordered a seared Ahi...

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