Best Kauai, HI Restaurants

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    10. Caffe Coco

    Should you be in the mood for a leisurely meal, surrounded by tropical foliage and the charm of a restored home-turned-restaurant, this winsome cafe is a wonderful destination. The creative menu gains inspiration...

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    9. Mermaids Cafe

    Healthy is the goal here with unique meals such as fish or tofu wraps, tacos, salads, satays and sandwiches. You'll find lots of veggies mixed in with the vegetarian options or the fresh local fish. They also make...

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    8. Duke's Canoe Club

    In tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's renowned swimmer, surfer, and Olympic athlete, this casual restaurant offers patrons a bit of island culture. An indoor waterfall, live Hawaiian music, and fresh local seafood...

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    7. Bar Acuda Tapas & Wine

    Hip, gleaming Bar Acuda is a chef-run business that has taken the island by storm. Intent on creating stylish atmosphere and scrumptious food, the North Shore place is a great destination for dinner and drinks with...

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    6. Restaurant Kintaro

    One of Kauai's most celebrated Asian establishments, Kintaro has built its reputation on sublime cuisine and unobtrusive service. The eater is hands down a local favorite. Amid serene Asian decor, folks dive into...

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    5. Kalaheo Coffee Co. & Cafe

    Down in southern Kauai, this wonderful cafe makes for a terrific respite any time of day. Coffee options are legion and feature blends from South and Central America, Africa, Indonesia, and the islands of Hawaii...

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    4. Postcards Cafe

    Charm runs rampant at this delightful cafe, which brings a touch of Old Hawaii to guests via vintage photographs and island postcards. The menu does wonders with the local bounty, mixing fresh produce and seafood to...

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    1. Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant and Fish Market

    With a fish market next door, it's no surprise that impeccably fresh seafood is the house specialty. Diners indulge in their favorite preparations along the shores of the adjacent river, savoring baked shrimp,...

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About Kauai, HI Restaurants

Restaurants and cuisines on Kauai are as diverse as the Garden Island's terrain. From high end elegant dining to quick and casual local favorites, Kauai has a wide array of places to eat, surely something for all cravings. A plethora of great restaurants can be found on the eastern, southern and northern sides of the island while. While the West Side is home to a few tried and true places to dine, it has a lot less than the other sides of the island. Travelers who like to experience a place through the local foods will appreciate places like Hamura Saimin Stand or the Koloa Fish Market. Those in search of romantic fine dining will be smitten with dreamy eateries like Red Salt or Oasis, both on the beach. There's an abundance of dining options on Kauai but only one rule - make sure to sample an array of amazing restaurants.


About Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and exploring the island. A regular visitor to Kauai, Jade recently authored a full-length Kauai guide book. She is a writer and photographer, whose work has been published...  Read more »

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