Top ChoiceSeafood in Koloa

Koloa Fish Market

Line up with in-the-know locals at this spacious fish store-cum-takeout. It serves outstanding poke in all flavors (spicy kimchi is the hands-down winner), Japanese-style bentō (boxed meals), sushi rolls, seaweed...

Top ChoiceAmerican in Koloa

Garden Island Grille

Super-friendly casual restaurant in a plantation-era structure where there’s live Hawaiian music in the central garden courtyard (6-8pm). The simple pub menu includes burgers and tasty fish or shrimp tacos as...

Italian in Koloa

La Spezia

Aiming for an Italian ambience rather than a Hawaiian feel, this place crafts flatbreads, crunchy crostini and housemade sausage and pasta, and also holds a wine bar. Surprisingly, it doubles as a creative...

Mexican in Koloa


Among the best of several food trucks in central Koloa, Chalupa’s – owned by a chef from Veracruz – serves takeout plates of fish tacos and shrimp (garlic, Cajun or spicy diabla) to enjoy at picnic tables...

Cafe in Koloa

Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee

Homemade cotton candy, Kaua‘i coffee, pastries, and nothing but the best Maui-made Roselani Tropics ice cream, served with a smile. If you can’t pick a flavor, try the macadamia nut or ‘Pauwela Sunrise,’ which...

Italian in Koloa


More than the pasta bowls it’s the baked pizzas, with toppings such as kalua pork, Hawaiian BBQ chicken or spinach with goat’s cheese, that draw diners to this casual spot. If the interior seems noisy, grab a...

Market in Koloa

Koloa Farmers Market

Vendors sell mostly flowers and produce, including island fruit – drink the milk from a whole coconut. Bring small bills and change, and show up on time, as competition is fierce once the whistle blows.

American in Koloa

Sueoka Snack Shop

This little yellow take-out window adjoining Sueoka’s grocery store, is the smart place to order that picnic lunch, be it teriyaki burgers, fish‘n‘chips or mixed plates. It’s as inexpensive a meal as you’ll find...

Supermarket in Koloa

Big Save

Fill the kitchen of your vacation rental at one of the best branches of this Hawaiian chain, which stocks plenty of local produce; the ahi poke is great value.

Supermarket in Koloa

Sueoka Store

This small local grocery store on the town's main drag holds its own by stocking the basics, plus prepackaged Japanese snacks and Kauaʻi-made Taro Ko chips.