Where to Eat on Kauai | Best Breakfast, Happy Hour, and More

Here’s my list of the best places to eat on the island of Kauai! (My personal favorites are in italics.)

Poipu + Koloa

Beach House Restaurant, Po‘ipū
Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa
Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Po’ipu Beach

1849 Eating House, Kukui’ula Shopping Center
Merriman’s Fish House, Kukui’ula Shopping Center

Kalaheo + Waimea

Brick Oven Pizza, Kalaheo
The Right Slice, Kalaheo
Chicken In A Barrel, Waimea
Wrangers Steak House, Waimea


Dukes Canoe Club
Robs Sport Bar
Kauai Pasta

Kapaa + Princeville/Hanalei

Hukilau Lānai at the Marketplace, Kapa’a
JO2 Restaurant, Kapa’a
Baracuda, Hanalei
Tahiti Nui, Hanalei

Best Breakfast

Kountry Kitchen, Kapa’a
Lava Lava Beach Club at the Kaua‘i Shores Hotel
Kalāheo Café & Coffee Co.
‘Ānuenue Café at Po’ipu Village Shopping Center
Tip Top Motel, Café & Bakery

Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Merriman’s Fish House
Hukilau Lānai at the Marketplace, Kapa’a
Bar Acuda

Best Plate Lunch

Lawai’a in Lihue industrial 
Pono Market
Mark’s Place in the Puhi industrial
Harleys BBQ in Puhi industrial
Sueoka Store, Koloa

Best Happy Hour

Duke’s Kaua‘i, Lihue
Lava Lava Beach Club at the Kaua‘i Shores Hotel, Kapaa
Keoki’s Paradise, Poipu
Kalapaki Joe’s, Po’ipu
RumFire at the Sheraton Kaua‘i, Po’ipu

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Doug Shannon

June 30, 2022

You missed the best natural food/vegan restaurant on the island……….Russell’s in Kapaa! Also Leahi Health in Koloa has excellent farm to table/vegan food.

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