Restaurants

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 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…
Sushi in Poʻipu

Makai Sushi

Inside the Kukuiʻula Market, this sushi kiosk keeps it simple with just six choices on the menu. Go with the Gorilla Poke Bowl – ahi, ono, salmon, avocado, cucumber and a bunch of other textures and flavors. The rol…
Mexican in Poʻipu

Tortilla Republic

In a plantation-style building with two levels, you'll find a buzzing margarita bar and taqueria downstairs, and a dining room upstairs that's intriguingly decorated with an onyx bar top, metalwork sculpture and car…
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…
Hawaiian 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 with the tiki-torch illumination. The men…
Hawaiian in Poʻipu

Eating House 1849

Roy Yamaguchi is a legendary Hawaiian restaurateur. His latest spot, the Eating House, is near pitch perfect at every plate, at every sizzling beef plate, and every nuanced and flavorful poke. Don't hesitate to splu…
American in Poʻipu

The Olympic Cafe

The ceiling fans move slowly in this friendly tropical diner in the Po'ipu Shopping Village. The menu features a few Hawaiian twists, like the Kalua Pig Burrito, but mostly you will get classic Americana-slash-Mexic…