Merrimans Kauai home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Merrimans Kauai home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Best restaurants and cafés on Kaua’i

Try classic dishes in local eateries, dine with your feet in the sand or enjoy Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine in Kaua‘i's charming plantation-style restaurants
Merrimans Kauai
Merriman’s Kaua‘i

Merriman’s Kaua‘i

If you’re looking for farm-to-table cuisine in a plantation house setting, you’ve come to the right place! Merriman’s Kaua‘i, at The Shops at Kukui‘ula in Kōloa, has fantastic views to boot, and live music on certain nights.

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Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi

There’s another noshery by a Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine co-founder just next door — Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi.

royyamaguchi.com

Fresh Island catch with asparagus whipped truffle potato and Hollandaise and Truffleyaki sauce from The Plantation House by Gaylords on Kauai
Fresh Island catch with asparagus whipped truffle potato and Hollandaise and Truffleyaki sauce from The Plantation House by Gaylords on Kauai

The Plantation House by Gaylords

The Plantation House by Gaylords is located on a working plantation called Kilohana at Līhu‘e. After dining in the courtyard, you can take a tour around the property on an historic train and do a tasting session at The Kōloa Rum Co.

kilohanakauai.com

Ahi from Beach House Kauai
Ahi from Beach House Kauai

The Beach House Restaurant

The Beach House Restaurant at Kōloa offers innovative and sustainable Pacific Rim cuisine, while JO2 Natural Cuisine at Kapa‘a serves contemporary fusion dishes made with fresh island ingredients in a modern setting.

the-beach-house.com

Tip Top Motel, Café & Bakery

It’s worth lining up at locals’ favourite Tip Top Motel, Café & Bakery in Līhu‘e to try the classic and affordable dishes on offer.

tiptop-motel.com

Lava Lava Beach Club

You can also dine with your feet in the sand at Lava Lava Beach Club at Kaua‘i Shores Hotel at Kapa‘a, with live music and fairylights adding to the atmosphere.

lavalavabeachclub.com

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