Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Waipouli

JO2

Flavors are subtle, fresh, familiar yet inventive at the latest kitchen launched by Wolfgang Puck contemporary, Jean Marie Josselin. His focus is all-natural cuisine crafted from the best seafood and vegetables avai…
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 Cafe in Kalaheo

Kalaheo Café & Coffee Co

Adored by locals and visitors alike, this always-busy cafe has a spacious dining room and brews strong coffee. Order egg scrambles with grilled cornbread for breakfast, or a deli sandwich (kalua pork with guava BBQ …
Top Choice Seafood in Koloa

Koloa Fish Market

Line up with those in the know at this hole-in-the-wall. It serves outstanding poke in all kinds of flavors (spicy kimchi is the hands-down winner), Japanese-style bentō (boxed meals), sushi rolls, seaweed salads an…
Top Choice Deli in Kapaʻa

Pono Market

Line up for local grinds (food) at this longtime hole-in-the-wall serving generous plate lunches, homemade sushi rolls, spicy ahi poke bowls, savory seafood delicacies such as smoked marlin, and traditional Hawaiian…
Top Choice Market in Lihuʻe

Kauaʻi Community Market

One of the island's biggest and best farmers markets, in partnership with the Kauaʻi County Farm Bureau, brings a bonanza of locally grown, often organic fruits and vegetables: free-range eggs and local dairy cheese…
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 Supermarket in Waimea

Ishihara Market

It’s an ad-hoc lesson in local cuisine shopping at this historic market (c 1934) with deli. Trusty take-out meals (get here before the lunch rush) include sushi, spicy ahi poke and smoked marlin. Daily specials and …
Top Choice Desserts in Kalaheo

Fresh Shave

Out of a shiny vintage Aristocrat trailer comes the best shave ice on the island, made using fresh, organic and often local ingredients such as apple bananas and coffee. Opening hours vary, but be forewarned that th…
Top Choice Market in Poʻipu

Kauaʻi Culinary Market

An upscale take on the traditional island farmers market features not only a couple dozen local farmers and food vendors, but also free live music, cooking demonstrations by South Shore chefs and pau hana (happy hou…