Kauai is surrounded by crystal clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, and since fishing is part of local culture there's an abundance of locals who fish and sell fresh seafood to restaurants. Seafood restaurants can be found from the North Shore island wide to the West Side, so wherever visitors start to crave the sea's bounty, they can find it. The selection is so varied those in search of seafood can find local dishes, top notch sushi, and even Maine lobsters.
Out on the North Shore, the Hanalei Dolphin offers three great places to get seafood. Their fish market offers filets to cook at home, their adjacent sushi bar offers exquisite rolls and sashimi, and the restaurants is an upscale local style eatery with seafood prepared beautifully.
Down the road a while in Wailua is Restaurant Kintaro. This restaurant, open only for dinner, serves the best sushi and Japanese style seafood dishes on the island. They'll cook some dishes at your table with others prepared in the open kitchen.
For ready to eat seafood or to take home filets of mahimahi or yellow fin tune, check out the Kilauea Fish Market on the north side or the Koloa Fish Market on the south shore.
Wherever you are our list of the ten best seafood eateries on Kauai has you covered. You can find what you want, when you want it, wherever you are.