Restaurants

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…
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 …
Noodles in Lihuʻe

Hamura Saimin

An island institution, Hamura’s is a hole-in-the-wall specializing in homemade saimin (local-style noodle soup). At lunchtime, expect crowds slurping noodles elbow-to-elbow at retro, U-shaped lunch counters. Save ro…
Market in Lihuʻe

Lihuʻe Farmers Markets

Lihuʻe has two small farmers markets each week: Kukui Grove Center Farmers Market in the Kmart parking lot at the Kukui Grove Center and the Kauaʻi Community Market at the Community College.
Bakery in Lihuʻe

Right Slice

This amazing pie vendor graces farmers markets across the island has a commercial bakery. Order an hour ahead for your savory pot pie baked fresh, or swipe a sweet pie – blueberry piña colada, anyone? – by the slice…
Hawaiian in Lihuʻe

Gaylord’s

There is no doubt that the historic Wilcox home at Kilohana Plantation provides a handsome setting, particularly on the verandah. Amid manicured lawns and white tablecloths in an open-air dining room, you can daydre…
Hawaiian in Lihuʻe

Smiley's Local Grinds

Every workaday island town has its locals' favorite plate-lunch kitchen. 'Mini' plates will leave you stuffed with crispy pork katsu (cutlets), Korean-spiced chicken, Hawaiian kalua pig or even laulau (bundle made o…
American in Lihuʻe

Kalapaki Beach Hut

This rubbah-slippah spot raises the bar for beach-shack cuisine. Order 100% Kauaʻi grass-fed beef burgers with taro fries, catch-of-the-day fish sandwiches or gravy-licious loco moco (dish of rice, fried egg and ham…
Seafood in Lihuʻe

Fish Express

Fish lovers, this is almost a no-brainer. Order chilled deli items, from fresh ahi (yellowfin tuna) poke to green seaweed salad, or try a plate lunch of blackened ahi with guava-basil sauce or a gourmet bentō (Japan…
Italian in Lihuʻe

Cafe Portofino

Overlooking Kalapaki Beach, this is one of the most upscale options in town. The food is less than imaginative, focusing on Italian fare and local catches. Make reservations in advance to get a seat at the edge of t…