Restaurants

Top Choice Supermarket in Waimea

Ishihara Market

It’s an ad-hoc lesson in local cuisine shopping at this historic market (c 1934) with deli. Trusty take-out meals (get here before the lunch rush) include sushi, spicy ahi poke and smoked marlin. Daily specials and …
Diner in Waimea

Yumi's

'Friendly, filling and reasonably priced' sums up this local institution, where you can get a plate lunch with some chicken katsu or teriyaki beef, a burger, a mini loco moco or a special bowl of saimin. Be sure to …
Health Food in Waimea

G's Juicebar

You quest for Kauaʻi's top acai bowl might reach the finish line inside this Rastafarian stronghold. A Marley bowl comes with kale and bee pollen; the Kauai Bowl is with mango juice and shaved coconut. Fresh tropica…
Ice Cream in Waimea

Super Duper Two

Across the street from Captain Cook’s statue, this place lives up to its moniker. Stop in for tropically flavored shakes, sundaes, floats or old-fashioned scoops of Roselani ice cream (made on Maui) in crispy handma…
Desserts in Waimea

Jo-Jo's Anuenue Shave Ice & Treats

This shack delivers icy flavor: all syrups are homemade without additives and won't knock you out with sweetness. The superstar item is the halo halo (Filipino-style mixed fruit) with coconut.
Steak in Waimea

Wrangler's Steakhouse

Yes, it's touristy, but this Western-style saloon dishes up plantation lunches in authentic kaukau (food) tins full of shrimp and vegetable tempura, teriyaki steak, rice and kimchi. Sizzling dinner steaks are decent…
Mexican in Waimea

Island Taco

At this island-fusion taquería, tortillas are stuffed with wasabi-coated or Cajun-dusted seared ahi, fresh cabbage and rice. Have the same trick done with mahimahi, tofu, shrimp with papaya seeds or kalua pork with …
Seafood in Waimea

Shrimp Station

Want shrimp? Whether sautéed scampi-style, coconut- or beer-battered, in taco form or ground up into a ‘shrimp burger,' crustaceans is what this roadside chow hut is all about. Look for the flamingo-pink sign out fr…