10 Best Places for Beachfront Dining Offer Delicious Food & Exotic Ambiance

It's a given that most visitors to Kauai are looking for beach time, so why not add to days filled with salt and sun by beginning and ending them with beachfront meals? Not surprisingly, Kauai is home to a number of amazing restaurants that offer tables steps from the sand and amazing ocean views. Let our guide to the ten best restaurants for oceanfront dining be your guide to the most romantic venues and delicious menus.

For oceanfront dining just steps from the beach, make reservations at Oasis. With a gourmet menu boasting nearly 90 percent organic ingredients, Oasis offers the ultimate exotic and romantic experience on the east side of Kauai. It's the perfect place for an intimate date night, proposal, or mellow dinner enjoying the beauty of nature.

Duke's is a Hawaiian staple, the go to spot for locals in celebration mode and visitors looking for a local style time. Located on Kalapaki Bay, guests can try local dishes, enjoy exotic drinks, and watch surfers and stand up paddlers ride waves out front till the sun sets.

Over on the south side of the island, the Beach House Restaurant is nestled on a grassy lawn right by the water, with panoramic views of a popular local surf spot. Take in a spectacular sunset while enjoying seafood and cocktails.

Enjoy meals at Kauai's oceanfront eateries so you don't miss sunsets and whales jumping (during the winter months).

Naupaka Terrace is nestled inside of the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, and is a naturally bright venue offering local cuisine and gorgeous Hawaiian scenery. The plantation-style restaurant features creative Hawaiian and Pan Pacific cuisine, Asian...  Read More

Ilima Terrace
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A lovely setting comprised of lush foliage, water features, and graceful swans invites patrons to appreciate the hotel's natural beauty while they enjoy an array of delicious fare. The open-air venue is a perfect destination for breakfast or...  Read More

Long-lived and comfortable, Brennecke's attracts a wide variety of folks, from those who step in off the beach for a snack to those who come for a family dinner. Their signature kiawe-wood broiler imparts great flavor to steaks, burgers, chicken...  Read More

Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Luau

Luaus are Hawaiian tradition, combining a big meal with all around celebration and festivities. This hotel-sponsored luau provides a healthy dose of spectacle, music, and authentic Hawaiian foods. The evening show, Havaiki Nui, begins with a...  Read More

Located at the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in Poipu, Red Salt combines elegant island style with the natural environment to offer the ideal dining setting. Located right on the ocean, the contemporary open design brings a sense of modernity to...  Read More

At Lava's inside of the Sheraton Kauai, you can enjoy views of the sunset on Poipu Beach along with handcrafted and unique tropical drinks. Because it's located inside the Sheraton, there's a Sheraton dink of the day that changes daily. Happy...  Read More

The awesome presence of the ocean is a constant at this lovely restaurant, which features a multi-level dining room with doors thrown open to the vista and the breezes. The menu boasts a contemporary island flair, thanks to a focus on local...  Read More

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 are among the attractions...  Read More

The name says it all, the full bar and restaurant is truly a beach side Oasis. Breathtaking ocean views can be enjoyed, and both outdoor and indoor seating are available. A unique and positive aspect at Oasis is that they serve a menu that...  Read More


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