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Cuisine: Diner, Hawaiian, Seafood
Price Range: $$
In Hawaiian, paakai means "sea salt," and the appropriately named Paakai restaurant in Turtle Bay Resort on the beautiful North Shore features sea-to-table cuisine. The upscale restaurant prides... Read More
In Hawaiian, paakai means "sea salt," and the appropriately named Paakai restaurant in Turtle Bay Resort on the beautiful North Shore features sea-to-table cuisine. The upscale restaurant prides itself on offering fresh, locally caught fish, Kauai prawns, farm-raised lobster, sea asparagus, and, of course, dishes prepared with Hawaiian sea salt. One of its signature dishes is the crispy whole Big Island Kampachi with hearts of palm and shiitake mushrooms. Ask for a table near the restaurant's floor to ceiling windows for a stellar view of the Pacific Ocean as you dine. Paakai is a great place to unwind after exploring Oahu's North Shore.
- Beachfront Dining: "Check out the bar's extensive and highly unique martini list."
- Restaurants with Healthy Menus, Windward Oahu's Best Restaurants, Vegetarian: "Try the Slice of North Shore Grown Chocolate for dessert."
- Farm to Table: "Explore the gourmet martini list and try some Hawaiian food."
- Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus: "Don't miss the gourmet martini menu."
- Best for Beachfront Dining Because: Pa'akai serves delicious gourmet meals that are locally sourced.
- Best for Restaurants with Healthy Menus Because: Pa'akai is known for it's menu of nearly 100% locally grown and sourced vegetables and proteins.
- Best for Windward Oahu's Best Restaurants Because: Utilizing locally grown produce and proteins, Pa'akai is the newest farm to table restaurant on the Windward Side.
- Best for Farm to Table Because: Utilizing locally grown produce and proteins, Pa'akai is the newest farm to table restaurant on the North Shore.
- Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: The resort the restaurant is located in is happy to cater towards gluten free diets.
- Best for Vegetarian Because: Although the menu offers a mix of vegetarian and traditional meals, everything here is delicious.