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…
Fusion in Wailua

Caffè Coco

At this rustic little hideaway, Asian, Middle Eastern and other ‘exotic’ flavors infuse healthful dishes to delight mindful eaters and gourmets in one stroke. Moroccan-spiced ahi is a standout, served with banana ch…
Fusion in Lihuʻe

Duke's

You won’t find an evening spot more fun and lively than Duke’s, which offers a classic view of Kalapaki Beach. The steak-and-seafood menu is none too innovative, but fish tacos served in the downstairs Barefoot Bar …
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…
Fusion in Waipouli

Kenji

A new-school Japanese fast-food fusion joint spinning up truffle and teriyaki burgers, fried-chicken sandwiches with Sriracha slaw, and a Japanese burrito – the number-one bestseller. More a hand roll than a burrito…
Fusion in Poʻipu

Rum Fire

Rum Fire is one of the more elegant beachfront spots on the South Shore. It features a somewhat bold fusion list of seafood and continental cuisine. The large open dining room provides 180-degree views of the Pacifi…
Fusion in Poʻipu

Red Salt

At this romantic hideaway, fusion dishes such as pan-seared opah (moonfish) with king crab and a sake-spiked coconut broth or vanilla-bean-seared mahimahi elevate the culinary game. Seafood appetizers, sushi and str…
Fusion in Kapaʻa

Mermaids Cafe

'No shirt, no shoes, no worry' at this walk-up counter that makes humongous burritos and wraps, curry bowls and stir-fry plates. Get the ahi nori wrap with brown rice and wasabi-cream sauce, and you’ll return every …
Fusion in Koloa

Yanagi Sushi

Look for the 'Dragon Wagon' parked at the old mill site, across the street from the main shopping strip. The enthusiastic, superfriendly Kauaʻi-born sushi guru is creative and generous in his plating of fusion rolls…
Fusion in Waipouli

Lemongrass Grill

This East Shore institution dishes up solid fusion fare. Think: hoisin charred ribs and fresh fish steamed, seared, or macadamia-nut crusted. It has live music most nights.