At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Kauai's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Asian food in Kauai, we head to Restaurant Kintaro - a reader favorite - or we count on Hamura Saimin Stand's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Asian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Kapa'a area.

Hamura Saimin Stand
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This venerable diner entrances everyone who visits, bar none. Its old-school charm, people-watching opportunities, and affordable prices bolster its appeal, and the food isn't too shabby either. Saimin, the Hawaiian broth-and-noodle mainstay, is...  Read More

Mema Thai & Chinese Cuisine

If you're craving light, fragrant foods, this venue makes for a promising option. Its romantic ambience is an ideal complement to such dishes as Thai ginger coconut soup or papaya salad, punctuated with garlic and roasted peanuts. Noodle dishes,...  Read More

One of Kauai's most celebrated Asian establishments, Kintaro has built its reputation on sublime cuisine and unobtrusive service. Amid serene Asian decor, folks dive into sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, yakitori, and hot pot dishes. Chefs...  Read More

Lemongrass Grill and Seafood & Sushi Bar
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Delectable cuisine, mingling the flavors of Thailand and Hawaii, awaits at this charming establishment, sheltered in an old homestead. Fresh ingredients figure prominently on the menu, and fish and seafood are especially appealing, whether in...  Read More

Sukhothai Restaurant

This understated restaurant offers a wealth of Thai dishes and provides choices from other culinary traditions as well, including Vietnamese- and Chinese-inspired fare. Naturally, you'll find a variety of curries, and noodles also make a strong...  Read More

Spacious and relaxed, this hip spot boasts an industrial feel, thanks to aged brick, exposed ductwork, and copper accents. It also features expansive windows, which fill the place with light and island views. Sushi and sashimi capitalize on...  Read More

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