Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Wailua

Kintaro

Night after night for 33 years, this locals' favorite sushi bar has packed ‘em in thanks to thick slices of sashimi and creative rolls that are expertly prepared. The yellowtail sushi and sashimi are especially grea…
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…
Hawaii Regional in Wailua

Hukilau Lanai

Branded by locals as arguably the most consistently great restaurant on the island, seafood is king here, with a half dozen fresh-catch options, paired with locally grown vegetables and sauced differently every nigh…
Burgers in Wailua

Street Burger

The coolest new spot in Wailua has hammered aluminum tabletops, a chalkboard craft-beer menu, and an open grill where gourmet burgers are made. And they are glorious. Choose a Greek burger topped with olive tapenade…
Bakery in Wailua

Haole Girl Island Sweets

Imagine banana bread, quiche with buttery crust, croissants stuffed with goat cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomato, and the world's most decadent sticky buns, all made and sold by a sole proprietor who still gets su…
Mexican in Wailua

Monico's Taqueria

Everything made by this Oaxaca-born chef tastes fresh and authentic, from stuffed burritos and fish-taco plates to freshly made chips, salsa and sauces. Sip something from the well-stocked tequila bar while you wait…
Korean in Wailua

Korean BBQ

Shakespeare once asked, 'What's in a name?' In this case, everything except the mystery. At least you know what to expect. Platters of thinly sliced beef and pork, to be grilled with platters of raw vegetables, and …
Seafood in Wailua

Kilauea Fish Market

Bringing their time-tested skills and recipes down from the original North Shore location, this kitchen makes broke da mout (delicious) ahi wraps, fresh poke, grilled fish plates, salads with local greens, and more.…
Cafe in Wailua

Passion Bakery & Cafe

A popular cafe for good coffees and breakfasts that pair feta or vegan sausage with eggs. It also does a tofu scramble and a range of sandwiches. But the freshly baked breads – some of which incorporate taro – are t…
Market in Wailua

Coconut Marketplace

A tiny farmers market is held at this mall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am until noon. It's in the midst of a major renovation, so there's not much else to see. The work should be done by the end of 2017.