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Mahina and Sun's - Surfjack Hotel
(166)
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Contemporary American | Waikiki
Wolfgang's Steak House - Waikiki Beach
(1493)
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American | Waikiki
Orchids at Halekulani
(909)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Waikiki
House Without a Key
(734)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Waikiki
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Hualani's
Hualani's
(196)
$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Lihue, Kauai

Our reservation at Hualani’s began as a way to extend our Kaua’i stay by enjoying a seaside lunch near Lihue Airport before departing for home. We chose Hualani’s based on proximity to the airport, seaside location, and customer reviews as shown on OpenTable. It was serendipitous shock and awe as we approached Hualani’s along the beautiful drive through The Ocean Course at Hokuala. The experience continues through the professional, courteous valet staff, and is seemingly capped by the beautiful view of Nawiliwili Bay from our outdoor table. But the experience continues. A friendly, knowledgeable staff makes meaningful recommendation (which we go with), and the results are rewarding. Popcorn Shrimp appetizer is the best we’ve had. Anywhere. Poke bowls are creative, delicious, and eye-appealing. Local draft IPA is the icing on the cake. Hualani’s is now the mandatory place to stop on the way home from Kaua’i. Or even the place to stop after landing at Kaua’i. More

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Gaylord's at Kilohana
Gaylord's at Kilohana
(2426)
$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Lihue, Kauai

One of our favorite places because the food is consistently well prepared. Also, I don’t drink Mai Tais...but I do here! All drinks are “top shelf” and you can tell the quality is a focus on everything they do. Worth the wait and we also enjoy a drink in the adjacent lounge that is like a mini-museum for the property. More

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Duke's Kauai
Duke's Kauai
(2482)
$$$$
Seafood | Lihue, Kauai

The food was amazing. We had the best server! He made a great fish recommendation and we loved the salad bar. More

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Naupaka Terrace
Naupaka Terrace
(195)
$$$$
Seafood | Lihue, Kauai

What a great find! While menu somewhat limited, the fried red snapper awesome and marlin tacos great. Also, the burnt marshmallow brownie with Lappert’s ice cream was fantastic. Very quiet at 8pm but servers were great. Definitely worth returning! More

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Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai
Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai
(767)
$$$$
Italian | Lihue, Kauai

Our dinner at Cafe Portofino was one of my favorites throughout our entire honeymoon, and this is coming from a couple who each gained 7 lbs during a 9 day trip from eating to our hearts' desires. My husband, a vegetarian, had a delicious eggplant parmesan and cleared his plate faster than I'd ever seen him it was that tasty. He said there's two ways to do eggplant parm, and they did it the right way deliciously. I on the other hand enjoyed the largest lobster tail I'd ever had at 12 ounces with a delicious medium rare filet mignon (the surf and turf special of the night). I also nearly made the clean plate club but was honestly so stuffed I left a few delicious veggies. As a fan and probably too frequent taster of both, the lobster tail and filet were so delicious and if we're lucky enough to venture back to Kauai soon we'll be sure to return to Cafe Portofino. Also, our waitress was the sweetest and I feel terrible for not remembering her name now but she caught on to my Chicago accent and bonded with us over the Midwest and their brief stay in the city the year before. She was so attentive and great! More

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Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach
Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach
(218)
$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Lihue, Kauai

Nice atmosphere Good buffet Drinks absolutely too expensive We ordered two beers, by ourselves took a portion of buffet.. And you oblige me to pay 20% of automatic gratuity?? You don't deserve more future clients! More

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Lihue Diners' Choice Winners

Lihue's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Hualani's
Hualani's
(196)
$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Lihue, Kauai

Our reservation at Hualani’s began as a way to extend our Kaua’i stay by enjoying a seaside lunch near Lihue Airport before departing for home. We chose Hualani’s based on proximity to the airport, seaside location, and customer reviews as shown on OpenTable. It was serendipitous shock and awe as we approached Hualani’s along the beautiful drive through The Ocean Course at Hokuala. The experience continues through the professional, courteous valet staff, and is seemingly capped by the beautiful view of Nawiliwili Bay from our outdoor table. But the experience continues. A friendly, knowledgeable staff makes meaningful recommendation (which we go with), and the results are rewarding. Popcorn Shrimp appetizer is the best we’ve had. Anywhere. Poke bowls are creative, delicious, and eye-appealing. Local draft IPA is the icing on the cake. Hualani’s is now the mandatory place to stop on the way home from Kaua’i. Or even the place to stop after landing at Kaua’i. More

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Duke's Kauai
Duke's Kauai
(2482)
$$$$
Seafood | Lihue, Kauai

The food was amazing. We had the best server! He made a great fish recommendation and we loved the salad bar. More

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Gaylord's at Kilohana
Gaylord's at Kilohana
(2426)
$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Lihue, Kauai

One of our favorite places because the food is consistently well prepared. Also, I don’t drink Mai Tais...but I do here! All drinks are “top shelf” and you can tell the quality is a focus on everything they do. Worth the wait and we also enjoy a drink in the adjacent lounge that is like a mini-museum for the property. More

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Naupaka Terrace
Naupaka Terrace
(195)
$$$$
Seafood | Lihue, Kauai

What a great find! While menu somewhat limited, the fried red snapper awesome and marlin tacos great. Also, the burnt marshmallow brownie with Lappert’s ice cream was fantastic. Very quiet at 8pm but servers were great. Definitely worth returning! More

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Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach
Kukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki Beach
(218)
$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine | Lihue, Kauai

Nice atmosphere Good buffet Drinks absolutely too expensive We ordered two beers, by ourselves took a portion of buffet.. And you oblige me to pay 20% of automatic gratuity?? You don't deserve more future clients! More

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Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai
Cafe Portofino - Marriott Kauai
(767)
$$$$
Italian | Lihue, Kauai

Our dinner at Cafe Portofino was one of my favorites throughout our entire honeymoon, and this is coming from a couple who each gained 7 lbs during a 9 day trip from eating to our hearts' desires. My husband, a vegetarian, had a delicious eggplant parmesan and cleared his plate faster than I'd ever seen him it was that tasty. He said there's two ways to do eggplant parm, and they did it the right way deliciously. I on the other hand enjoyed the largest lobster tail I'd ever had at 12 ounces with a delicious medium rare filet mignon (the surf and turf special of the night). I also nearly made the clean plate club but was honestly so stuffed I left a few delicious veggies. As a fan and probably too frequent taster of both, the lobster tail and filet were so delicious and if we're lucky enough to venture back to Kauai soon we'll be sure to return to Cafe Portofino. Also, our waitress was the sweetest and I feel terrible for not remembering her name now but she caught on to my Chicago accent and bonded with us over the Midwest and their brief stay in the city the year before. She was so attentive and great! More

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Discover Lihue

Lihue, the capital city of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, is home to arguably the most diverse array of restaurants on the island. The restaurants in Lihue serve everything from authentic Italian cuisine to organic pescatarian food to "ono local grindz." However, all of the local eateries have something in common: the fresh seafood. The locally caught shrimp is especially popular with visitors. Known throughout the Hawaiian Islands as some of the tastiest shrimp around, the shrimp of Kauai is much sweeter and softer than the shrimp sold at mainstream grocery stores. As a special surprise, Kauai shrimp is usually served with the head on.

Discover Lihue

Lihue, the capital city of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, is home to arguably the most diverse array of restaurants on the island. The restaurants in Lihue serve everything from authentic Italian cuisine to organic pescatarian food to "ono local grindz." However, all of the local eateries have something in common: the fresh seafood. The locally caught shrimp is especially popular with visitors. Known throughout the Hawaiian Islands as some of the tastiest shrimp around, the shrimp of Kauai is much sweeter and softer than the shrimp sold at mainstream grocery stores. As a special surprise, Kauai shrimp is usually served with the head on.