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 Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Poʻipu

Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill

Heading up the restaurants at the Shops at Kukuiʻula is this creative take on tapas by revered chef Jean-Marie Josselin. His Asian-influenced food is culinary high art, yet somehow still understated and approachable…
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…
Top Choice Dessert in Koloa

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…
Seafood in Poʻipu

Beach House Restaurant

There are many oceanfront restaurants in Poʻipu, but only one iconic spot for sunset dining and special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. The focus of the Pacific Rim cuisine is fresh fish – i…
Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Poʻipu

Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Set in a historic plantation house, this longstanding favorite is known more for its ambience than its food. The open-air setting in tropical gardens is lovely, particularly when illuminated by tiki torches. The mos…
Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Poʻipu

Roy's Poʻipu Bar & Grill

Popular with everyone from tourists to longtime locals, bustling Roy’s continues to deliver above-average dishes such as miso-marinated misoyaki (butterfish), blackened ahi and pesto-steamed monchong. The prix-fixe …
Italian in Koloa


More than the pasta bowls it's the baked pizzas, with toppings such as kalua pig, Hawaiian BBQ chicken or spinach with goat's cheese, that are the draw at this casual spot. Nab a patio table out back.
Cafe in Koloa

Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee

Homemade cotton candy, Kauaʻi coffee and nothing but the best Maui-made Roselani Tropics ice cream are always served with a smile. If you're indecisive, start with the Kona coffee, macadamia nut or 'Pauwela Sunrise'…