Kaʻu restaurants

Top Choice Diner in Naʻalehu

Hana Hou Restaurant

Hana Hou embodies all the glory and nostalgia of a 1940s family diner – because it was, and still is, one. The menu is filled with local takes on good ol' American comfort food. Come for the peppered mahimahi, but s…
Top Choice American in Ocean View & Around

Mehe's Kaʻu Bar & Grill

In an area with few options, Mehe's is a surprisingly good one. Friendly staff serve burgers, sandwiches and a rotating selection of daily specials to local characters and visitors alike while the horseshoe bar buzz…
Bakery in Naʻalehu

Punaluʻu Bake Shop

The US's southernmost bakery is squarely on the tour bus circuit and usually crowded – for good reason. If you want to try the Portuguese fried sweet pastry called a malasada (you do) get here early. Bonus: clean re…
Pizza in Ocean View & Around

DJ's Pizza and Bakeshop

The pizza is only above-average, however, the gluten-free crust and vegan meatball sandwich are a welcome find in the area. Come here to satisfy your sweet treat cravings. Custom-baked pies and cakes with advance no…
American in Naʻalehu

Shaka Restaurant

Capitalizing on its position as the southernmost place in the USA to get your buzz on, this sports bar excels at the sports, the bar, and the fascinating conversations with local characters. The food on the other ha…
Thai in Ocean View & Around

Ka-Lae Garden

The dishes served in this tiny restaurant are made-to-order with fresh ingredients, some of which are grown in the organic herb garden behind the building. Skip the pad Thai and tuck into a steaming bowl of Panang c…
Supermarket in Ocean View & Around

Ocean View Market

By the post office and an auto-parts store, this community grocery store sells hot food and sandwiches and a decent variety of goods and fresh produce, especially considering how far out this spot is located.
Pizza in Ocean View & Around

Ocean View Pizzaria

The pizza is just OK, but they do make filling sandwiches (we're partial to the French Dip), but the lack of ambiance makes this a place where you eat, or get takeout, but not linger.
Market in Naʻalehu

Kaʻu Farmers Market

A small farmers market sets up in front of Ace Hardware twice weekly. Grab some fresh fruit on your way through town.
Market in Naʻalehu

Wiki Wiki Mart

The only place to get groceries in town covers basics, but leaves a lot to be desired. Stock up in Keaʻau or Ocean View before finding yourself hungry on this end of the island. Also sells gas.