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,…
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…
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…
Market in Hanalei

Harvest Market

If wellness is your jam, pick up organic and all-natural snacks and groceries at this local favorite. Put together a beach picnic from the salad bar, smoothie station and weighable bulk-foods section (dried fruit, n…
Pub Food in Hanalei

Kalypso

It offers Hawaiian-themed pub grub including crab quesadillas, poke pupus (snacks), huli-huli chicken, blackened fish entrées and a range of burgers, but its best work is done with kalua pig. A Hawaiian specialty, i…
Cafe in Hanalei

Hanalei Gourmet

At this lively sit-down spot, the best bets are huge sandwiches of house-baked bread. Meals – creatively skipping from Asian-style crab cakes to grilled-pork tenderloin – are tasty and unpretentious, even if more ma…
Ice Cream in Hanalei

Pink's Creamery

This side-street ice-cream shop scoops tropical flavors such as banana-macnut brittle, mango and an unreal haupia (coconut pudding). It also whips up lilikoʻi and lychee sorbet, tropical fruit popsicles, date shakes…
Mexican in Hanalei

Tropical Taco

OK, so the tacos aren't exactly authentic to Mexico, but they are authentic to Kauaʻi. Tropical Taco began as Kauaʻi's first beloved food-truck operation, and it still offers burritos, tostadas and tacos in thick ha…