Taking time to unwind on island time is easy to do when your travel plans have you heading towards scenic Kauai. This lush and inviting destination is designed by nature to impress, but it’s also a place where it’s entirely possible to dine your way through a stay! For those travelers that can’t get enough of palate-pleasing moments in new places, the following are the top five local restaurants Kauai offers that you won’t want to miss out on while you’re here.
Beach House Restaurant
Kauai is a destination that’s adored for its stunning and lush beaches so when you’re looking to make the most of a dining experience that highlights this beautiful feature, head over to Beach House Restaurant. Located at 5022 Lawai Road, Beach House Restaurant is open to the dining public daily between 3:30 pm and 8:15 pm. This eatery is loved for its variety of Pacific Rim cuisine paired with amazing, handcrafted cocktails in all kinds of flavors. That said, no matter what you order up, it’s sure to delight if you’re in the dining room during sunset. Whether you go with the fresh-caught fare of the day, poke tacos, or the pumpkin patch ravioli, it promises to be a palate-pleasing experience for all.
When savory menu options and a touch of history are just your style, a meal enjoyed at Duke’s Kauai is bound to be the highlight of your stay. This eatery is located at 3610 Rice Street and is open for dining Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm and on Sundays from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm. Duke’s Kauai provides guests with a casual beachfront dining environment to enjoy in a space that pays homage to a surfing legend. Guests can pick and choose from two levels of outdoor seating and will enjoy browsing a vast menu of the best local food Kauai has complete with globally inspired dishes. While the slow-roasted prime rib is a mouthwatering choice, you can’t go wrong with the coconut ginger braised seafood platter. No matter what you order up, be sure to pair it with a dessert option like the pono pie.
Kauai offers guests a vast landscape to explore, but when it comes to dining and you’re in the mood for something more meticulous, Bar Acuda has the small-plate culture you’re craving. Situated at 5-5161 Kuhio Highway in Hanalei Center, Bar Acuda is open Thursday through Sunday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm for dining. Bar Acuda has a reputation for innovation and serves up small plates in abundance that are just right for enjoying alongside friends and family. It’s considered an urban-chic eatery where everything from the scallops and polenta to the Mediterranean olives and fried Shishito peppers are bound to keep you coming back for more.
The Pineapple Room
Capturing the essence of island living isn’t hard to do when visiting Kauai, but if during your travels you find yourself in the mood for an immersive Cuban culinary moment, that’s accessible too. Just head over to The Pineapple Room and let your tastebuds take you on a journey far away. The Pineapple Room is found at 4-1485 Kuhio Highway and is open for dining Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Authentic Cuban food is yours to enjoy when you savor a meal at one of the top local restaurants Kauai offers and every selection can be paired with a delectable beverage option to match. The menu features everything from Cubano sandwiches and yucca fries to pollo bowls and guava empanadas. A side of Cuban black beans and plantain chips is always a welcome addition to any meal.
Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant
For those visiting Kauai with a passion for fine bistro dining, a trip to Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant is a must-do on the itinerary. Situated at 4-1546 Kuhio Highway, Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant is open for meals on Mondays and Thursdays through Saturdays from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. It’s also open on Sundays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm with dinner service kicking off between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm. At Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant, an amazing waterfront view is paired with eclectic décor, savory cocktail options, and a vast menu featuring delightful American favorite dishes across the board. From seafood to salad, burgers to pasta, Sam’s Ocean View Restaurant has the best of it all.
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Making the most of your Kauai adventures begins with booking accommodations that keep you close to the fun. At Arrived, we happily take care of your rental accommodation details so when you arrive on the island, all that’s left to do is think about the fun ahead! Reach out today to learn more about our stunning Kauai winter rentals and to begin planning your next trip this way. We can’t wait to see you here soon!