Hanalei Bay & the North Shore restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Hanalei

BarAcuda Tapas & Wine

This is the most chef-driven spot in Hanalei and its best kitchen. The wine list is expertly curated with a blend of new- and old-world vintners, and the tapas-style plates, featuring local beef, fish, pork and veg,…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Princeville

Kauaʻi Grill

Kauaʻi Grill is where the cuisine is sophisticated and the views extend for miles. Pan-seared black cod with Malaysian chili sauce and sautéed Kona lobster are the stars, while tarragon-braised octopus and kampachi …
Top Choice Sushi in Wainiha

Sushigirl Kauai

A humble roadside stand that delivers generous and creative maki (hand) rolls, mixed poke bowls with ahi and ono drizzled with ponzu (Japanese citrus) sauce, and sushi burritos made with ahi, avocado, beans and orga…
Market in Hanalei

Waipa Farmers Market

Set on the Waipa Foundation's old Hawaiian ahupuaʻa (land division), the market is small but ample, with tropical fruit – including centerpiece pineapples – leafy greens, flowers, handicrafts and prepared foods – su…
Seafood in Hanalei

Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant & Sushi Lounge

At one of Hanalei's oldest restaurants, the incisive sushi chefs will play culinary jazz with their daily fresh fish if decision-making is not your forte. Opt for the cooked-food menu if raw fish doesn't grab you. E…
Hawaiian in Kilauea

Bistro

The tasteful, shabby-chic, refurbished plantation cottage ambience works; the wine list is terrific and it does burgers, fish sandwiches, salads, seafood and other carnivorous mains, but not equally well. Our favori…
Fusion in Hanalei

Postcards Café

With innocent charm, this garden cottage with the rusted anchor out front could just as easily be found in the New England countryside. Vegan and seafood dishes often have an appealing world-fusion twist, such as th…
Bakery in Hanalei

Hanalei Bread Company

A new organic bakery and cafe in the old Hanalei Coffee Roasters building owned by the BarAcuda team. Expect fresh-baked crusty breads and baguettes, great coffee, breakfast pizzas with onion, bacon and a soft egg c…
Bakery in Kilauea

Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza

This bakery is Kilauea’s go-to comfort food and social hub and has an impressive array of hearty soups, baked goods and pizzas (try the 'Billie Holliday' with smoked ono and gorgonzola), although not everything is s…
Seafood in Kilauea

Kilauea Fish Market

Serves healthy versions of over-the-counter plate lunches such as fresh ono (white-fleshed wahoo) or Korean BBQ chicken, mahimahi (white-fleshed fish also called ‘dolphin’) tacos and tasty ahi wraps. It’s around bac…