Best Kapa Restaurants will Satisfy any Craving

Kauai may be the smallest of the Hawaiian Islands, but it is home to an abundance of delicious restaurants, and historic Kapa'a Town does too. The east side locale is the central part of the island, displaying more of a hustle and bustle than any other part of the island, so it makes sense that there would be a selection of awesome places to east. From hole-in-the-wall eateries that harbor spectacular cuisine, to high end places to dress up for, the Kapa'a restaurants should not go unexplored.

On the far end of Kapa'a, near the lushest area of the town is Caffe Coco. We don't know why it's spelled differently, but we know that the food is great and the ambiance seems to be out of a fairytale. Dine in a garden setting surrounded by flowers and vines, while serenaded by live acoustic music and Christmas lights illuminating the dinner.

Not far down the road is Brick Oven Pizza, where you'll find an all you can eat Italian buffet every Thursday night. Great food in abundance can be found here. For an entirely different culinary experience, Restaurant Kintaro serves up the island's best sushi and homes style Japanese food.

So when you feel those cravings for a delicious meal, remember that our list of the ten best restaurants on the east side will guide you to the right place.

Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau

The beautiful gardens surrounding this luau make for a magical setting, and one that you'll want to explore before the night kicks in. This is the traditional Hawaiian version of a buffet, with a feast of Polynesian food. When the conch is blown...  Read More

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

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

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 really great unique drinks such...  Read More

Papaya's Natural Food Market
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Known for its selection of organic, vegetarian, and health-food fare, this market and gourmet deli is as good for eating as it is for shopping. Dining is available inside, but the best tables are outdoors, shaded by market umbrellas. Salads and...  Read More

Italian favorites served at reasonable prices make this caterer-run restaurant an enticing choice. Friendly servers start you off with delicious homemade garlic bread; after that, select from generously-sized pastas with rustic sauces, classics...  Read More

Olympic Cafe
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Sunny and comfortable, with French doors thrown open to the street, this pleasant cafe invites patrons to stop in for a bite to eat or just a sweet snack. Full-bodied espressos serve as a nice counterpoint to the variety of pastries (including...  Read More

Brick Oven Pizza
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Travelers and locals alike lift up Brick Oven's as the best pizza on the island, and you will too once you sample the fragrant, hearth-baked pies. The family-owned establishment has honed its craft well over the past decades, and crisp crusts...  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

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 from island produce and seafood...  Read More


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