Top ChoiceBurgers in Wailua

Street Burger

The coolest spot in Wailua has hammered-aluminum tabletops, a chalkboard craft-beer menu, and an open grill where gourmet burgers are made. And they are glorious. Choose a Greek burger topped with olive tapenade...

Top ChoiceBurgers in Wailua

Nom Kauai

Known for burgers catered to any time of day. Breakfast burgers and egg sandwiches come in a Belgian waffle bun, while traditional burgers are smothered in mushrooms, blue cheese and bacon. Excellent...

Top ChoiceHawaii Regional in Wailua

Hukilau Lanai

One of the most consistent restaurants on the island, seafood is king here, with a half-dozen fresh-catch options, paired with locally grown vegetables and sauced differently every night. It does steaks and chops...

Seafood in Wailua

Oyster 369

Options on Oyster 369's raw bar menu include oysters on the half-shell, poke, ceviche and tuna carpaccio, while shrimp, mussels, calamari and clams are all carefully oven-roasted and lightly seared in the...

Vegan in Wailua

EatHealthy Cafe

Asian, South American and Middle Eastern flavors infuse healthful vegan and plant-based dishes to delight both mindful eaters and gourmets at this rustic hideaway. The Tex-Mex burrito with soy 'chorizo' is a...

Japanese in Wailua

Kintaro

Night after night for more than 30 years, this locals' favorite sushi bar has packed ‘em in, thanks to thick slices of sashimi and creative rolls that are expertly prepared. The yellowtail sushi and sashimi are...

Bakery in Wailua

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Imagine banana bread, quiche with a buttery crust, croissants stuffed with goat cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomato, and the world's most decadent sticky buns, all made and sold by a sole proprietor who still...

Market in Wailua

Coconut Marketplace

Reopened after a renovation in 2019, this mall is developing as a convenient dining hub with good restaurants including Sushi Bushido and Nom Kauai. A tiny farmers market (snacks from $5) is held at this mall on...

Japanese in Wailua

Sushi Bushido

Relocated to the reopened Coconut Marketplace, this locals' favorite has pop art on the walls and serves imaginative fusion sushi, such as the yellowtail 'lollipop' roll drizzled with sweet sauce. Prices are...

Korean in Wailua

Korean BBQ

Shakespeare once asked, 'What's in a name?' In this case, everything except the mystery. At least you know what to expect. Platters of thinly sliced beef and pork, to be grilled with platters of raw vegetables,...

Cafe in Wailua

Passion Bakery & Cafe

A popular cafe for good coffees and breakfasts that pair feta or vegan sausage with eggs. It also does a tofu scramble and a range of sandwiches. But the freshly baked breads – some of which incorporate taro –...

Seafood in Wailua

Sleeping Giant Grill

This friendly restaurant makes broke da mout (delicious) ahi wraps, fresh poke, grilled fish plates, salads with local greens, and more. Get takeout for a picnic on the beach.