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Top Choice Fusion in Waipouli

JO2

Flavors are subtle, fresh, familiar yet inventive at the latest kitchen launched by Wolfgang Puck contemporary, Jean Marie Josselin. His focus is all-natural cuisine crafted from the best seafood and vegetables avai…
Hawaii Regional in Waipouli

Oasis on the Beach

This is truly on the beach, like the name says, with unmatched ocean views, a romantic atmosphere and sophisticated cuisine featuring local ingredients. It's perfect for sharing elevated fusion dishes or hitting up …
Art in Waipouli

Ambrose's Kapuna Surf Gallery

Don’t miss the chance to meet longtime artist-surfer-philosopher Ambrose Curry. Originally from California, he has lived on Kauaʻi since 1968 and is also an artist and board shaper. You will love rambling around his…
Mexican in Waipouli

Tiki Tacos

This laid-back place with a reggae soundtrack offers authentic taqueria gravitas right down to the housemade tortillas. Tacos come with chicken, locally caught fish, chorizo, shrimp, Kauaʻi-raised lamb, beef or pork…
Wine in Waipouli

Nani Moon Meadery & Tasting Room

Nani Moon makes and pours tropical honey wine, which is arguably the oldest alcoholic beverage on earth – humans have been drinking it for 6000 years or more. It crafts a half dozen flavors of mead using only locall…
Fusion in Waipouli

Kenji

A new-school Japanese fast-food fusion joint spinning up truffle and teriyaki burgers, fried-chicken sandwiches with Sriracha slaw, and a Japanese burrito – the number-one bestseller. More a hand roll than a burrito…
Clothing in Waipouli

Marta's Boat

This unique boutique delights ‘princesses of all ages’ with original block and screen prints on silks and other soft and flowing fabrics, and some funky, fab jewelry. We especially loved her hand-knitted quilts for …
Health Food in Waipouli

Papaya's Natural Foods

Kauaʻi’s biggest health-food store carries local and organic produce, plus other island specialties such as Kilauea honey and goat cheese. Deli fixings and the salad bar make for a quick, healthy meal, while the caf…
Steak in Waipouli

Bull Shed

The Eastside local's steak house serves broiled garlic tenderloin, tender center-cut fillets, and a NY steak topped with blue cheese or garlic butter. It also does ribs, chicken and the house favorite prime rib, whi…
Vietnamese in Waipouli

Pho Kapaʻa

A strip-mall Vietnamese noodle shop offering their country's most nourishing export: pho (noodle soup with beef broth and rare steak). You can go super-traditional and add tendon and tripe, or ask for chicken, seafo…