10 Best lunch spots on Kaua`i offer a varired array of awesome mid-day meal options

Whatever you're palate craves for lunch, you'll find it on Kauai. Whether you are looking for something to grab and go while moving onto your next exciting attraction or beach, or for a nice sit down meal to talk story and take in the scenery, 10 Best is here to guide you to the lunch spot that you're looking for on the Garden Island.

As local experts, we've searched the island for the top places. We showcase popular restaurants like Bubba Burger  where you can get island raised beef burgers, as well as highlight lesser known hole-in-the-walls like Red Hot Mamas where freshly caught fished is served. We also help you find areas where Lunch are prominent - the Lihue area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Kauai's best.

Kaua`i may be a small island but there's a lot to see and do, so it's important that you make sure to refuel while exploring the island. Here at 10 Best we feel confident that our top 10 restaurants list will bring you to find what you need, when you need it, and where you need it.

Kilauea Fish Market
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There's a whole lot more than fish in store is the market's motto, and they're right! In addition to fresh local fish, they have an ahi fajita burrito, fish tacos, salads, plate lunches and great specials, along with grass fed beef. Seating...  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

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

Bubba Burgers
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This irreverent place eschews anything that reeks of pretense or formality, so come with a light heart and a fun spirit. The fantastic burgers, made from Kauai beef, have gained a large measure of local fame; the basic is 1/6 of a pound, while...  Read More

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

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



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

Island Taco
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Big portions of tasty food is what you'll get at Island Taco. The roadside eatery is simple, and resembles a Mexico taco stand, but totally clean, safe and awesome! It's order at the counter, where you can get a tiny peak into the kitchen, and...  Read More


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