Kauai’s Cuisine

You can taste the authentic Hawaiian cuisine at different restaurants in Kauai including Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill (South Shore) or Merriman’s Poipu. Menus include fresh fish such as ahi, ono, mahimahi, opakapaka and wahoo among several others. Explore fresh island produce at the Sunshine Markets in Kauai.

Gaylord’s (Kilohana) is a beautiful setting for a lunch, dinner or even a Sunday brunch in Kauai. You will find it in the ancient Kilohana Plantation house where diners can sit in the outdoor courtyard with the plantation grounds in sight. Lunch typically consists of tacos made with fresh fish and roasted chicken crepes. At dinner, guests can savor some of the island favorites like Cioppino, Sesame Seared Ono, the Grilled NY Strip or the Hoisin Glazed Spare Ribs. Each Friday and Saturday night, guests are served the in-house specialty, i.e. Kiawe Smoked Prime Rib.

You must also try the popular shaved ice-cream on Kauai Island on Kalapaki beach.