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Aloha everyone ... I have been assisting visitors to the Garden Island since 1997. I want to let you know that I am finally beginning the process of semi retirement this year. You will begin finding direct links to our most trusted and respected Kauai Vendors along with enjoying the helpful free island information that you have grown accustom to. I will be happily caring for my twin grand daughters and will have more time for my other grand daughter who does not live on Kauai. Mahalo for your kind support and business all these years. Mahalo, Lilikoi

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Brand New Local Grinds in Old Kapaa Town
Right now the Phone is ringing but no VM yet (808) 822-HOLO (4656)

Hours right now: Mon-Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Check out thisn You Tube: Bard give me the run down on Holo Holo Paniolo Grill


Call for Take Out too (808) 431-4645


5 Star Yelp Reviews - Excellent Dining for the Entire Family
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 8:30 pm • Sun 8 am - 1 pm
Attire: Casual • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Say Aloha to their Culinary Team, Macklin Valenciano & Debbie Akana and General Manager, Chimes Lauama 

Shave Ice Tege Tege

Japanese Style 100% Organic Shave Ice made with real fruit!
http://www.shaveicetegetege.com
OPEN Daily from 11am to 4pm in Kapaa Location
Located at the North end of Kapaa next to Otsuka's and across the street from the Kauai Craft Fair.

Eitaro is from a southern island in Japan called Amami. In Amami, there is a popular little store that sells a very special shave ice made of real fruit. When Eitaro moved to Kauai, he found many of the same fruits that this shave ice was made of such as Mango, Passion Fruit and Pineapple. He decided to bring a hand crank shave ice machine from Japan, called the Hatsuyuki (which means the first snow). Then he turn an old post office mail deliver truck in to a little shave ice truck. Now he is offering the very special Japanese style shave ice, made all organic to the people on Kauai! Due to the small size of the Shave Ice truck and its one-man operation, he is only able to serve up to 100 servings a day. His deepest apologies for any inconvenience and appreciates your understanding. Be patient and expect to stand in line with other thirsty fans! Hours are fluctuate, sorry you can't call him :(. Totally worth it if you make it :).

 Mahalo to everyone for your continued support!!! 
Say aloha to Eitaro for Lilikoi.  Enjoy :-) Check out Lilikoi's Instagram Video June 30, 2013
Shave Ice Tege Tege Reviews on Yelp to get you excited!

Beautifully Renovated ... check the Bull Shed out ...
808.822.3791
http://www.bullshedrestaurant.com
All Images Courtesy of The Bull Shed
Pdf of Dinner MenuPdf of Cocktail Menu
Location: 4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i 96746
They have been serving Locals and Guests since 1973, the best steaks and seafood on the island. 
Current Summer specials (subject tyo change without notice):
Monday and Wednesday CRAB NIGHT! King Crab Legs 
Dinner is 1 lb crab, rice and salad bar for $35, Add to any entree 1/2 lb Legs for $16
Tuesday and Thursday  PORTERHOUSE NIGHT!
18 oz Porterhouse cooked to order served with rice, salad bar for $33
Live Music on Wednesday and Saturday Nights 7 to 9 PM
Open nightly: at 4:30 PM and start seating for dinner at 5:00PM
Happy Hour runs from 4:30 to 5:30 PM
 

4150 Nuhou Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Call (808) 246-4555 and ask for the Cafe
Ho'okipa Café now open for Breakfast, Lunch and Pupus from 7am – sunset!
Fresh ingredients and all your local favorites, the Ho'okipa Café is the place to eat for golfers and non-golfers alike! 
Drink specials offered daily. Ask about hosting parties and catering services
Say aloha to Chef Richard Dias for Lilikoi.  Enjoy :-)

Click Here for a Sample Menu


Kilauea Fish Market has 2 great locations now:
808 828-MAHI (6244) GPS: 4270 Kilauea Lighthouse Road, Kilauea
808 822-FISH (3474) GPS: 440 Aleka Place #5, Kapaa, HI 96746
(Note: It's behind the Coconut market Place and 2 doors down from Trees in Waipouli)
Both locations are open 11 am - 8 pm Mondays thru Saturdays.  Gourmet local style paper plate lunches!
Say aloha to Coriena MacNeil and Steve Knox (extraordinary Artist) for Lilikoi.  Enjoy :-)

Tiki Tacos - 808-823-TACO (8226) 
Mexican Hibiscus flowers are used for their AMAZING ice tea. (Lilikoi LOVES this and the Tacos!)
Good for you, it is loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants. 
Mahalo for spreading the word. Here's an excellent option for everyone on a Budget!
Current Hours of Operation: 11 am to 8 pm. Call to confirm as hours may change seasonally or as their popularity grows.
Now offering Quesadillas daily and Tamale Saturdays!
Location: 4-961 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii 96746



Phone 808 822-0168
4-733 Kuhio Highway , Kapaa HI 96746 USA 
Hours of operation: Daily 10 am - 10 pm

Yet another spot to love on Kauai!
Art Café Hemingway 808 822-2250
Formerly Small Town Coffee 
4-1495 Kuhio Hwy, 96746 Kapaa, HI - (808) 634-4056
Phone 808 822-2250
http://www.art-cafe-hemingway.com
Operating Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 8 am -2 pm
They can't wait to see you for coffee and crepes!
Internet is free for 1st hour with a purchase.
Say ALOHA to them from Lilikoi, TryKauai.com


808 245-9593
http://gaylordskauai.com/


Barefoot Bar courtesy of Duke's KauaiUpstairs Dining courtesy of Duke's Kauai
Barefoot Bar - Hours 11am-12am (midnight) Everyday
Dining Room - Hours 5pm-10pm Everyday
www.dukeskauai.com
Reservation and information line:  808-246-9599
Live Music at the Barefoot Bar - Monday, Thursday-Sunday 4pm-6pm & Thursday-Sunday 8:30pm-10:30pm

Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill ~ 808 742-7117
Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St., Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Images Courtesy of Tapas Bar & Grill

HOURS: Dinner nightly from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

About Tapas ... 
Chef Jean Marie Josselin, one of the 12 founding members of Hawaii Regional Cuisine has returned to the Island of Kauai to introduce a new, more rustic way of cooking.  Josselin received recognition from prestigious culinary institution for his innovative culinary style and use of fresh, organic ingredients.  The James Beard Foundation nominated him for “Best Chef of the Northwest”.  Bon Apetit magazines singled out his former restaurant “A Pacific Cafe” as one of the best restaurants in the country”; and Conde Naste Traveler chose “A Pacific Cafe” as one of it’s “50 Choice Restaurants Around the Country.  Wine Spectator Magazine voted his “808 Seafood Restaurant” at Caesar’s Palace  “Top 10 Restaurants” in Las Vegas.
“Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill” at Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center introduces dishes inspired by flavors from around the world, served “Tapas” style.  “Tapas” is a wide variety of dishes meant to be shared amongst family and friends.  We encourage you to enhance your dining experience by tasting many different “tapas” from their menu, paired with refreshing sangrias, signature cocktails, and their selection of wines from around the world.  “The Whole Process is About Sharing”, let them take you through the journey.
http://josselins.com
Welcome home Chef Jean Marie ... Kauai has missed you! I've missed you! Lilikoi

Kapaa 808 822-0600


Hoisin Vanilla Bean Ribs with Li Hing Mui Pickled WatermelonSweet Potato Crusted Uku with Sambal Coconut SauceLilikoi's Favorite - Poki Nachos

Click for Nightly Entertainment

Reservations are reccommended by phone or from their website: http://www.hukilaukauai.com
Open for dinner: 5pm - 9pm, Tuesday - Sunday • Poolside Happy Hour: 3pm - 5pm daily
Location: Kauai Coast Resort, 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746

They feature live music every night we're open:  Tuesday-Sunday from 6-9pm. They are known for our immpeccable fresh fish, and our fish menu changes throughout the week.
Also, our Beachboy Poolside Bar is open every day from 11am-Sunset, serving salads, wraps, and a daily special made in the Hukilau Kitchen.

"Hukilau offers consistently excellent food at reasonable prices, nightly live music, an outstanding wine list – featuring 20 wines for $20-something, and friendly hosts and servers. The open-air, ocean-view, torchlit ambiance adds to the casual chic. They’re known for the freshest island fish and their use of local products and produce, and the starters such as sweet potato ravioli and ahi poke nachos are hard to pass up!"

The Tavern at Princeville ~ 808 826-8700
5-3900 Kuhio Highway  Princeville  96722
Images Courtesy of The Tavern

Chef Roy Yamaguchi wanted to start a new concept based off his grandfather's tavern in Maui that he remembers growing up. The Tavern hosts a casual atmosphere with excellent service and attention to detail. They feature American Classics & Local Favorites with a little French twist. Their signature dish is Roy's buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and sauteed kale. They are fortunate to have their own 5,000 square foot garden; where they grow herbs and vegetables that appear on their menu as well!

Open daily at 11:00 am for Lunch in the bar, dinner service begins at 5:00 pm
Reservations being taken until 9:30 pm
 Sundays feature live music with Pancho Graham, a solo guitar artist that plays local style music.

Specials are created nightly by their chefs with items like Filet Mignon, Roy's Classic Blackened Ahi, Scallops, and gourmet flatbreads. 

The Tavern’s bar features signature cocktails that will surprise and delight you! Like their twist on the classic Mai Tai with muddled pineapple wedges and basil leaves. They also have one of the only tap systems on the islands that pours their very own wines made exclusively for The Tavern, by Costa de Oro’s Gary Burke.

They didn't have a logo s I made one for them :) 808 826-9999
Phone 808 826-9999 or Fax 808 826-9998
Thai Coconut Lemongrass SoupThai Green Curry with Japanese Kombocha Squash and Tofu

This is what I devoured yesterday with my Mom with aticky rice & refreshing Thai Ice Tea! Lilikoi :)
Princeville Shopping Center on Kauai's North Shore at the Food Court
Open Daily 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

If you are in Poipu,  ...

Look for the Shrimp Truck in Poipu on the road to Spouting Horn
Savage Shrimp Truck (call ahead to order) 808 212-2197
Hours Open: Mon - Sun 11 am - 2 pm

Savage Shrimp is working on making the big move to Kukui'ula Village. (Her new location is going to be about 200 yards from where she has been parked for the last 8 years. Chef Susan plans on serving up the same favorites with a few surprises like fish & shrimp tacos, fried shrimp, fish & chips, a great chopped salad and something sweet. She'll keep us posted but until then visit her lunch truck and say Aloha from Lilikoi!

Delicious Shrimp Scampi ~ Say Aloha to Susan for Lilikoi!

Kilauea Town Market & Deli (808) 828-1512
Kilauea Town Market & Deli 808 828-1512A tiny peek at the deli!
2474 Keneke Street, Kilauea, HI 96754
Hours: Open Everyday! 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Kilauea Town Market & Deli is a historically interesting market which was the original Plantation Store where local islanders purchased hard goods and various sundries, and later a grocery and farmer’s market, Kilauea Town Market & Deli has remained true to its roots as a community business. Here, you’ll find homemade deli sandwiches, salads, pastas, and desserts made daily, as well as one of the best wine selections on the island (over 300 brands of wine).  Boutique, organic, and hard-to-find wines, spirits and beer, local organic produce and free-range meats, specialty cheeses, and gourmet eats make this a popular spot among locals and visitors alike wishing to savor a taste of Kauai.

“This little store has one of the best selections of hard to find wines on the island.  It is a wine lovers dream!  I was told by a local waiter at a restaurant to go to the Kilauea Town Market if we loved good wine, and he was so right.  Plus, the deli was wonderful!  Get the Sub-Contractors Sandwich,  a bottle of Tempier Bandol Rosé and find your spot on the beach.” 

-Lee Johnson, Ukiah, CA


808 822-7447
Kukuiula Shopping Village
"The Downstairs Cafe on Kauai"
Make Reservations here:
http://www.merrimanshawaii.com/merrimans-kauai.phps

Old Kapaa Town
808.822.3791
http://www.bullshedrestaurant.com
All Images Courtesy of The Bull Shed
Pdf of Dinner MenuPdf of Cocktail Menu
Location: 4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i 96746
They have been serving Locals and Guests since 1973, the best steaks and seafood on the island. 
Current Summer specials (subject tyo change without notice):
Monday and Wednesday CRAB NIGHT! King Crab Legs 
Dinner is 1 lb crab, rice and salad bar for $35, Add to any entree 1/2 lb Legs for $16
Tuesday and Thursday  PORTERHOUSE NIGHT!
18 oz Porterhouse cooked to order served with rice, salad bar for $33
Live Music on Wednesday and Saturday Nights 7 to 9 PM
Open nightly: at 4:30 PM and start seating for dinner at 5:00PM
Happy Hour runs from 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Kauai Pasta 808 822-7447 in Kapaa or 808 245-2227 in Lihue

Culinary Magic in Kapaa ~ 808 822-7447
4-939B Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Check for updated Hours for Lunch and dinner
Click here for their website & menus
Open also in Lihue next door to the 711 ~ 808 245-2227
3-3142 Kuhio Highway, Lihue,Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Ho'omaika'i "Congratulations" Jon & Rondi Heller
Food Delights Courtesy of Chef Russel & KarolynFood Delights Courtesy of Chef Russel & Karolyn

Meet the Chefs ... Russel & Karolyn Stokes
Chef Russel Stokes was raised in a family where great food was always treasured. Born in Portland, Oregon, his mother’s professional baking and his Italian grandmother’s family feasts inspired Stokes to dedicate his life to cooking. Russell’s mother had a second passion, surfing, which lead her to move her family to Kauai when Russell was eight years old. Russell grew up learning to love food, and at the age of 19 he joined Roy’s Poipu Bar and Grill, eventually working his way up to the Executive Chef position. 
Chef Karolyn Stokes was also born in Portland, Oregon and was raised in a nearby town until she went to college. She went to Pepperdine University and studied early childhood education, minoring in English and German. After working in different fields for a couple of years, she attended culinary school. Karolyn spent the next year attending the California School of Culinary Arts, spending eight hours each day learning about all aspects of the culinary world. The California School of Culinary Arts is a daughter school of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, basing its doctrine on classic French cooking techniques through intense hands-on teaching. Afterwards, she did her externship at Roy’s Poipu Bar and Grill, where she met Chef Russel Stokes :).
www.kauaicuisine.com ~ 808 822-3994Click their Kauai Cuisine logo to go directly to Kauai's Premier Fine Dining Caterer and to learn more of this family's delicious story and their philosophy of combining fresh, local ingredients, years of culinary expertise, and a tremendous passion for food. Their mission is to utilize these three things to create a unique and exciting dining experience. They aim for perfection. It is their hope that while striving towards that goal, they will create culinary magic.

Authentic Mexican Cuisine 808 822-4300
11 am- 3:00 pm lunch 5 - 9 pm dinner 7 days a week
* Located in the Kinipopo Shopping Center ~ Wailua
Congratualations on the Beautiful Renovation !
Aloha to Monico &  Kathleen from Lilikoi
Sushi Bushido Bar and Restaurant 808 632-0664 808 822-0664
Sushi Bushido Restaurant
Located in the old Blossoming Lotus building.
Ste 5, 4504 Kukui St, Kapaa, HI 
* Say Aloha to Owner/Executive Chef Victor Heresa from Lilikoi :)
Lunch Mon-Thurs 11 am - 2 pm
Dinner (Sun-Thurs) 5 - 9 pm & (Fri-Sat) 5 - 9:30 pm


Tropical Barbecue ~ 808 822-2505
The Coconut Marketplace ~ 484 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746
Great Take-Out Available 7 days a week from 11 am - 9 pm
Say Aloha from Lilikoi to Owners Melvin & Tess Pacol

Hawaii's Newest Mexican Restaurant on Kauai
Try their famous "Anytime" Breakfast Buritto (Just Opened on March 12, 2008)
Open Daily 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays) • Dine In or Take Out
4-1105 Kuhio Hwy A-3, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Please tell Chef Joshua Stevens & his fiancé, Maris that Lilikoi sends her Aloha!
Phone (808) 821-1400 • Fax (808) 443-0688
http://www.verdehawaii.com

The Eastside Cafe
OPEN Monday - Saturday • Lunch 11 am - 2:30 pm • Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Eastside Cafe - Kapaa  808 823-9500The Eastside Cafe - Kapaa  808 823-9500The Eastside Cafe - Kapaa  808 823-9500The Eastside Cafe - Kapaa  808 823-9500
Located right in Old Kapaa Town across from the ABC Store and First Hawaiian Bank
4-1380 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii 96746 • Phone (808) 635-5567

Hukilau Lanai  808 822-0600Kapaa 808 822-0600
Located just behind the Coconut Plantation Marketplace inside the Old Kauai Beach Boy
Affordable Distinctive Dining
Hukilau Opens for Dinner @ 5:00 pm  ~ Closed on Mondays
Call for Reservations after 2:00 pm ~ Wally's Lobby Bar opens at 4:30 pm
Wednesday Nights they feature live jazz music in Wally's Lobby Bar from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
Sunday Nights, join Billy Paul, contemporary guitarist & soloist plays in Wally's 6:30-9:30 p.m.
* Subject to change without notice ~ call if you want to updated scoop :)

Ono Family Restaurant
Reopened it's doors on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Authentic Local Grinds with some creative twists! 808 822-1710
Opens Wednesday through Saturdays Trial Hours are as follows:

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch:  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Say Aloha to Kenny from Lilikoi!

Pacific Island Bistro (808) 822-0092
www.KauaiBistro.com
Try their special entree ~ Peking Style Duck
Pono Market 808 822-4581
4-1300 Kuhio Highway ~ Kapaa, HI 96746
Monday - Friday 6 am • 6 pm, Sat 6 am • 4 pm • Closed on Sunday
Local Plate Lunch - favorite with locals - Fresh Fish Poke ~ Great Take-Out
808 821-2026 ~ Kapaa
Next Door to Eastside Cafe
Hours of Operations:  11 am - 9 pm Mon thru Sat & Closed on Sundays

Unique, healthy and delicious foods from around the world with island, pan-Asian flavors. They focus on homemade entrees, wraps, sauces, salads and beverages, prepared with local fruit & veggies.(Organic whenever possible) vegan & vegetarian items always available, also your choice or white or organic brown rice.
Image Courtesy of Earl and Eloise DemasBrick Oven Pizza ~ 808 823-8561
4-361 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746 - just across the street from Kinipopo Shopping Village
Hours: Monday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm & Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Our family favorite for all the years that we have been on Kauai.  The children can play with a hunk of pizza dough while they await their pizza.  The wholewheat crust brushed with garlic butter is the best! Say Aloha to owners Cory & Nalani Aguano, Art & Meagan Rice, & Dustin & Kim Gummerus! Congratulations on opening the new location on the East Shore!


4-771 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
Located in the Waipouli Shopping Center right next door to Foodland
Phone (808) 822-4754 • Fax (808) 443-0688
http://www.coffeebeanhawaii.com

•  Mon-Thurs 5:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m 
•  Fri-Sat  5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
•  Sundays 5:30 am - 9:30 pm

Best of the Best Cookies for 2009
Popo's Cookies email: thalemanu@hotmail.com
4-971 E Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI  96746
Generally open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 1 pm for walk-ins.
Mahalo to Richard for adding Popo's to his website!
Click the Menehune for details on how to order these delicious cookies.

Ono Family Restaurant ~ 808 822-1710
4-1292 Kuhio Highway ~ Kapaa, HI 96746
Ono (da best) Gourmet burgers ~ You will love the Portuguese bean soup ~ Breakfast & Lunch

MEMA ~ 808 823-0899
361 Kuhio Highway ~ Kapaa, HI 96746
Thai Chinese now directly across from Kintaro.
Family owned and operated. 
Unique shrimp spring rolls when available.  ~ Lunch & Dinner

KCL BBQ in Kapaa ~ 808 823-8168 * KCL BBQ in Lihue ~ 808 246-3829
4-791 Kuhio Highway ~ Kapaa, HI 96746 * 3-3122 Kuhio Highway ~ Lihue, HI 96766
Great for Take-out but No Frills. 
Low Budget Chinese & Local Style with an extensive menu!
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Kauai Family Cafe ~ 808 822-3288
Closed on Sundays
4-361 Kuhio Highway ~ Kapaa, HI 96746
Excellent Take-Out Menu ~ Casual Dining & Catering ~ Lunch & Dinner
Lihue Area, near the Airport

Kalapaki Joe's  808 245-6266
Phone 808 245-6266 or Fax 808 245-6366
Kalapaki Joe’s: 3501 Rice St. Kalapaki Beach, HI 96766
Kalapaki Joe's Poipu: 1941 Poipu Rd. Poipu Beach, HI 96756
Kalapaki Joe’s Hours of Operation:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner:
7:00am - 10:00pm - Weekends
11:00am to 10:00pm - Weekdays
Happy Hour:
Daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
http://www.kalapakijoes.com


Next to Lihue Lanes ~ 808 245-9858
Rice Shopping Center ~ Lihue, HI 96766 
Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM ~ Closed on Sunday
Lilikoi's favorite Bubble Tea on Kauai!

Logo Courtesy of Don and Phyllis CelebradoDeli & Bread Connection ~ 808 245-7115
Best Sandwich on Kauai ~ Fresh Baked Bread Daily ~ Try Their Famous Oriental Sweet Bread
Kukui Grove Center next to the New Macy's (formerly Liberty House)
Open Daily: Mon - Thurs & Sat 9:30 am - 7 pm ~ Fri 9:30 am - 9 pm ~ Sun 10:00 am - 6 pm
Breakfast served until 11 am ~ Lunch begins @ 11 am
Classic Sandwiches ~ Soups ~ Salads ~ Gourmet Kitchenware
* A favorite of locals & visitors, serving Kauai since 1988!
Get there early or be patient, it's worth the wait.

Barbecue Inn ~ 808 245-2921

Casual family dining, celebrating 60 years of service to both locals and visitors! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Our family favorite for all locals since 1940!

The Fish Express ~ 808 245-9918

Located right across from Wal Mart, their specialty is fresh fish!  A favorite of the locals, raw fish poki is available daily.  They offer an Express Lunch take out menu, from 10 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday. "Da Grill", a true cultural experience.  They can handle all your catering needs too!  Try their Macadamia Crusted fish with lilikoi soon! Monday through Saturday 10:00 am - 6 pm. * Just an apology here for those of you that got the wrong info recently. The owner explained that they were open daily for 20 years and went and decided to close on Sunday for some much needed R & R. It's always best to call them to verify hours of operation. All listings are free of charge and are done to help promote wonderful delicious food! Enjoy!

http://www.rightslice.com/


LA BAMBA ~ 808 245-5972 ... Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Localized Mexican Cuisine
Rated #1 Best Mexican Food Restaurant on Kauai - 2001 - 2003

Kimchee # 9 ~ 808 246-0106 ... Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Open Mondays thru Saturdays  10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open Sundays  10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Affordable Prices and Generous Servings ~ Great for Korean Take Out!
Catering is available for 20 people or more.

Tip Top Cafe ~ 808 245-2333 & Sushi Katsu ~ 808 246-0176

Local grinds breakfast until 11 am, then a sushi chef takes over from 11 am - 2 pm & 5:30 - 9:30 pm.  Chef also provides some Japanese cuisine with liquor available  just next door.  Tip Top has been in operation for 80 something years!

Hamura Saimin Stand ~ 808 245-3271

Hang with the locals and enjoy their famous saimin! They make an incredible lilikoi chiffon pie (you must order ahead if you want a whole pie) and the BBQ sticks are out of this world!  Patience is the key as you may have to stand in line outside and wait your turn.  Take out might be your best alternative, but eating inside is a rich cultural experience you may enjoy!

Hanamaulu Cafe ~ 808 245-2511

Famous for their Hanamaulu Chicken, they have been in business longer than I have been on Kauai.  Japanese style with a combination of oriental cuisine.  Another local favorite!  Open for take out from 8 am - 10:30 am & they reopen for dinner @ 4:30 pm daily.

Ara's Sakana-Ya ~ 808 245-1707 / Fax 808 245-1981

Located in Hanamaulu, just next door to Hanamaulu Cafe:  3-4301 Kuhio Highway, Suite 102, Hanamaulu, Kauai, HI 96715
Plate Lunches, Catering, Wholesale, & Retail
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Kalapaki Beach Hut ~ 808 246-6330
3474 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 96766 ~ Just down from the Marriott Kauai Beach Club. 
A favorite of my guests for all types of burgers and the best fish sandwich in town.

Kawayan ~ 808 245-8823

Tucked away in the New Puhi Park on the way to the South & West side, you will find the Kawayan.  Janet is an incredible chef with local delights that will amaze you!  A mixture of Filipino, East Asian, & Hawaiian local cuisine. The locals & visitors love it!  The portions are generous and the prices will make your pocketbook happy.  It is worth the hunt!  A take out menu to die for that includes vegetarian cuisine.

Mark's Place ~ 808  245-2722 or 808 332-0050
1610 Haleukana Street ~ Lihue, HI 96766 ~ (Lihue-Kalapaki)
Now also located in Lawai next door to the Lawai Post Office
Ono local style mixed plates.  Best Gourmet Take Out in Kauai!
Check out Chef Mark & Wendy Oyama in Lawai today!

Puhi Fish & Catering Co. ~ 808 246-6925
Another great local grinds place.  On any given lunch hour, you can witness the locals lining up for lunch! 
Monday - Saturday, they open from 6 am -8 pm & on Sundays from 7 am - 7am.

Garden Island Barbecue ~ 808 245-8868
Definitely and truly local style grinds.  Take out and phone orders welcome. 
Open Daily except for Sundays from 10:30 am - 9:00 pm. 

Dani's Restaurant ~ 808 245-4991 

Favorite local eatery near the Lihue Fire Station.  Dani's is a good place to try luau food for good prices. You can order Hawaiian-style laulau (pork wrapped in ti leaves and steamed) or kalua pig and rice.  Other island-style dishes include Japanese-prepared tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and teriyaki beef, and you can get the traditional steak too. No credit cards. They close on Sundays and don't serve dinner. Reasonable prices, no frills.

Click here for a Virtual View of the Napaka TerraceSand Bar for LunchLunch, Snacks, and Cocktails
Naupaka TerraceLihue 808 245-1955 and ask for the Naupaka Terrace 

Restaurant with a delightful breakfast, lunch, & dinner menu daily and special dinners in an intimate atmosphere. Offers:  Saturdays: Seafood & Primerib Buffet & Sinday Brunches ~  Driftwood Sand Bar & Grille: for lunch, snacks and tropical drinks poolside. ~  Shutters Lounge: Live Music Nightly & Entertainment * This a a local family favorite that is affordable and reasonably priced great food!

Anahola ~ on the way to the North Shore

Ono Char-Burger ~ 808 822-9181
Open Daily : 10 am - 6 pm & Sunday: 11 am -6 pm

These are World Famous Burgers!  Located is rural Anahola.  This is a great quick stop for some ono grub and friendly conversation :)  Everyone loves the fries with their homemade blue cheese dressing.  You won't want to miss their Marion Berry Shake and if you're vegetarian, be sure to try their Boca Burgers!  They've been serving Kauai for over 25 years.
North Shore, Kilauea to Hanalei & Haena

Kilauea Fish Market has 2 great locations now:
808 828-MAHI (6244) GPS: 4270 Kilauea Lighthouse Road, Kilauea
808 822-FISH (3474) GPS: 440 Aleka Place #5, Kapaa, HI 96746
(Note: It's behind the Coconut market Place and 2 doors down from Trees in Waipouli)
Both locations are open 11 am - 8 pm Mondays thru Saturdays.  Gourmet local style paper plate lunches!
Say aloha to Coriena MacNeil and Steve Knox (extraordinary Artist) for Lilikoi.  Enjoy :-)

Banana Joe's Fruit Stand ~ 808 828-1092

You'll be glad for this pit stop on the way to Hanalei or back.  Treat yourself to a tropical fruit frosty and enjoy all the other delights in the shop!  Give Joe a big smile for Lilikoi!

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Kilauea Bakery & Pauhana Pizza~ North Shore, Kauai ~ 808 828-2020

Kauai's source of crusty sourdough breads highlighted by the Pacific Rim's finest ingredients. "Eye opening Hawaiian Sourdough bread made with guava starter."  New York Times ~ "Fabulous light pastries."  Honolulu Advertiser
Bakery Hours:  6:30 am Till 9:00 pm
Pizza Hours:  11 am Till 9:00 pm ~ 7 Days A Week

CJ's ~ 808 826-6211

Still an old time local favorite.  Chuck's was founded in 1978.  Located in Princeville.  Casual dining with great food and moderate prices.

Pizza Hanalei ~ 808 826-9494

Create your own masterpiece, select from well balanced toppings or indulge in their famous Veggie Special on whole wheat or regular crust.  A convenient, to go eatery, within walking distance to Hanalei Bay.  Located in the Ching Young Village.

Zelo's Beach House ~ 808 826-9700

Located in the heart of Hanalei, between majestic mountains and Hanalei Bay, who could ask for better surroundings.  They are well known for their friendly atmosphere.

Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant & Fish Market ~ 808 826-6113 / Fax 808 826-6699
Located in Hanalei Family Center: 5-5299 C Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Fish Market Hours of Operation:  Daily 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Restaurant Hours of Operation:  Daily 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wonderful peaceful setting, good food and you'll want to try the Longboard Lager :-)

The Hanalei Gourmet ~ 808 826-2524
Open Daily 8 am - 10 pm ~ Live music nightly!
Casual dining ~ Best fresh lemonades on Kauai!

Sushi & Blues ~ 808 826-9701

Located at the Ching Young Village in Hanalei Town.  Their name is exactly what they deliver.  Jazz is mostly on Wednesday & Sunday nights with no cover (of course that may change without notice) and on weekends, Fridays & Saturdays, Dine & Dance (with a cover charge).  Open Tuesday through Sunday evenings from 5:30 pm on.  Call at 5:30 pm on days of operations to get updates.

Postcards Café ~ 808 826-1191
Excellent homemade sauces for a variety of dishes, great vegetarian too!  My daughter Malia's absolutely favorite place to dine on the North Shore.  Say hello to Daisy, her best friend :-)

Hanalei Mixed Plate ~ 808 826-7888

Specializing in delicious local favorites like ... kalua pork, shoyu chicken, ginger chicken, and grilled fresh fish!  Open Monday through Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.

Poipu Area, Kauai's Sunny South Shore
Kalapaki Joe's  808 245-6266
Phone 808 245-6266 or Fax 808 245-6366
Kalapaki Joe’s: 3501 Rice St. Kalapaki Beach, HI 96766
Kalapaki Joe's Poipu: 1941 Poipu Rd. Poipu Beach, HI 96756
Kalapaki Joe’s Hours of Operation:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner:
7:00am - 10:00pm - Weekends
11:00am to 10:00pm - Weekdays
Happy Hour:
Daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
http://www.kalapakijoes.com

808 742-9696
2545 Kiahuna Plantation Drive ~ Koloa, HI 96756 ~ Fax 808 742-9697
Email:  joegreen@aloha.net * for Catering Services

Located at the Kiahuna Golf Course.  Joe & Caroline offer you casual dining in a relaxing open air setting with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Golf Course.  Banquet services are also available and can accommodate up to 250 guests. Everything on the menu is superb!  Try their Lilikoi Ice Cream Pie by Lappert's ... it won't disappoint you!
"Eat At Joe's" ...  Terrific guy!  Terrific menu!  He's a Terrific Dad too!
Breakfast Served Daily 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Lunch Served Daily 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday  Night Dinner  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Live Hawaiian Music & Full Bar
Joe reserved all other nights for his family or catered functions!

PukaDog.Com 808 635-6354What's A Puka Dog?

First of all, Puka means Hole in Hawaiian ... In a specially baked, bun sized loaf of bread, they pierce a "puka" from one end through most of the bun.  Then they pour in any of their unique Hawaiian relishes, sauces or standard condiments.  Finally, they slide in a perfectly grilled, premium Polish sausage (or Veggie Dog, if you prefer) and VOILA ! Bon Appetit!  A true Hawaiian Style Hot Dog experience!
Open 7 Days a Week ~ 11 AM to 6 PM ~ Phone:  808 635-6354
Relishes:  Mango, Banana, Star Fruit, Papaya, Coconut, Pineapple ~ Sauces:  Garlic Lemon, Jalapeno, Habanero, or Hawaiian Chili Pepper. Traditional Condiments Available:  Ketchup, Dijon Mustard, Light Mustard, Lilikoi Mustard, or just plain regular relish :-)
Located inside the Poipu Shopping Village

Keoki's Paradise   Poipu  808 742-7535
Keoki's Paradise  Poipu  808 742-7535www.keokisparadise.com
 

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Open Daily:  6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Poipu Shopping Village ~ Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii 96756
Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner


Look for the Shrimp Truck in Poipu on the road to Spouting Horn
Savage Shrimp Truck (call ahead to order) 808 212-2197
Hours Open: Mon - Sun 11 am - 2 pm

Savage Shrimp is working on making the big move to Kukui'ula Village. (Her new location is going to be about 200 yards from where she has been parked for the last 8 years. Chef Susan plans on serving up the same favorites with a few surprises like fish & shrimp tacos, fried shrimp, fish & chips, a great chopped salad and something sweet. She'll keep us posted but until then visit her lunch truck and say Aloha from Lilikoi!

Delicious Shrimp Scampi ~ Say Aloha to Susan for Lilikoi!

Pizzetta ~ 808 742-8881 in Poipu
Hours:  Daily from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Located in  the heart of Historic Old Koloa Town I Old Kapaa Town.  They offer a perfect pizza in paradise.  True Italian Pizza & Pastas made with the best local & imported ingredients.  The food is excellent and the portions will surprise you.   Poipu's only free pizza delivery.

Da'li Deli & Café Cara ~ 808 742-8824
Da'li Deli Hours:  Monday - Friday & Saturday   8 am - 3 pm ~ Closed on Sunday
Café Cara Hours:  Monday - Friday & Saturday   5:30 pm - Closing ~ Closed on Sunday

Stop in and say Aloha to Liz & Dan in their quaint little spot just across from the Koloa Post Office.  You will not be disappointed.  During the daytime deli hours they specialize in Gourmet Deli delights, unique & funky food to die for!  If you are lucky, you will be just in time for my very favorite Mushroom Puff Pastry with creme sauce.  If you are vegetarian, you will love their Eggplant special, thinly sliced, marinated in balsamic vinegar, & served on fresh baked foccacia bread smothered with homemade pesto. In the evenings for dinner they offer Authentic Italian Quisine.

MI CASITA ~ 808 742-2323 ~ Mexican Quisine
5470 Koloa Road (Old Koloa Town) Koloa, HI 96756

Tomkats Grille ~ 808 742-8887

The Kats Meow of Historic Old Koloa Town.  Incredible Seafood Salad.  Try their Grilled Chicken Sandwich with a side of teriyaki sauce!  Open Daily from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm.  Happy Hour 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, no entertainment.

Koloa Fish Market ~ 808 742-6199 / Fax 808 742-1018
Located in Old Koloa Town, just across from the Koloa Post Office:  5482 Koloa Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756

Daily Plate Lunch Specials & Hawaiian Plates, Smoked Fish, Assorted Poke, Sashimi, Seared Ahi, Party Pupu Platters, & Catering.
Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kalaheo to Waimea  ~ West Shore
Meles Kusina 808 651-0778
Call to place your order today ... 808 651-0778
For an authentic Kauai plate lunch experience!
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Mele’s Kusina Menu ~ 808 651-0778

Hours: Mon -Thurs 10 am – 2 pm, Fri 10 am -9 pm (Art Night)
Call to place your order in advance 
Located next to Aloha Spirits in Old Hanapepe Town across Swinging Bridge

For Job sites, Catering, & Events: Contact Mary Ann directly meleskusina@gmail.com

Image Courtesy of Earl and Eloise DemasBrick Oven Pizza ~ 808 332-8561

Our family favorite for all the years that we have been on Kauai.  The children can play with a hunk of pizza dough while they await their pizza.  The wholewheat crust brushed with garlic butter is the best!

Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano ~ 808 332-5945

Kauai's finest pasta dishes.  Generous portions & affordable dining is what the consistent comments are.  We have heard nothing but praise over the years.

Hanapepe Cafe
Incredibly Creative Vegetarian Quisine in Hanapepe
  808 335-5011
Hours for Lunch :  Tuesday - Thursday 11 am - 3 pm & Friday 11 am - 2 pm
Hours for Dinner :  Friday 6 pm - 9 pm
P.O. Box 445 ~ 3830 Hanapepe,Kauai, Hawaii 96716
Come Enjoy Friday Night Music with Cindy Combs
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Wong's Chinese Restaurant ~ 808 335-5066

Excellent & affordable local food.  Right next door to Omoide Bakery, famous for their classic plate lunches & delicious Lilikoi Chiffon pies (also Guava, Mac Nut, & Chocolate flavors).  If you arrive early enough, you can enjoy their square cream puffs :-)

Toi's Thai Kitchen ~ 808 335-3111

For those that love Thai Cuisine, this is certain to please!  Islanders will drive great distances to dine here.  Located in the Eleele Shopping Center just before Hanapepe Town.

Wrangler's Steakhouse ~ 808 338-1218
Perfect for you if you plan on staying out of the west end of Kauai.  Real Paniolo style!

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