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Living Foods, Koloa, HI

Living Foods

4.3
4.3
201 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Living Foods aims to bring the Kauai community healthy food choices, upscale groceries, and a fun, casual café and restaurant environment for Kama’aina & Tourists alike to gather. At Living Foods, Ohana means bringing guests together around high-quality and socially conscious products and ingredients on a daily basis.

Living Foods features a fully-stocked grocery with ready-made to-go items as well as more permanent fixtures for weekly grocery needs. Living Foods café features coffee and fresh baked goods, and is open daily. The all-day restaurant at Living Foods will feature breakfast, lunch, and dinner, highlighting menu items such as Fried Rice, Bibimbap, Aguachile, and Smash Burger and is open from 7am to 10pm.

Whether just enjoying Kauai for a week or more permanently, Living Foods is a community where guests can reliably source quality products to feed themselves and their families. At Living Foods, we are always celebrating the craft of Aloha.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Hawaiian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 320-7642

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Arriola

  • Catering

    Interested in Living Foods catering your next event? From casual lunches and meetings to lively outdoor events, we look forward to sharing our fresh island eats. Email us at info@livingfoodshawaii.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Cross street

    2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Kauai

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. B

    Biznesstraveler

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, great staff — and great drinks. Casual — don’t go expecting. Multi-course meal. But if you want great casual food in a laid back place, I highly recommend Living Foods.
  2. F

    Firsttimer

    Tallahassee

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I wanted to love the restaurant but the server was unfriendly and exasperated by questions about the menu and by requests for a refill of our waters. Service was slow and the food was just okay. I got the roll with tuna and the amount of rice was disappointing. The fish was good. The pot de cream was unremarkable.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was so fresh and very inviting I enjoyed every minute of it
  4. y

    yogarn

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The smash burger and the fish and chips were fantastic! Our server, Guy was attentive and informative. Drinks were delicious and dessert ( banana bread pudding ) was phenomenal. We shopped in the market for snacks to go.
  5. LB

    LBRK

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious & our waiter was very friendly & courteous!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good option in Poipu. Device was friendly…. But hostess was a little detached. Ordered Provisions salad which was large and really good as well as the fish tacos which were tasty and had a good piece of fish to boot. We also ordered the poke bowl which was fresh and included ample avocado along with a flatbread which was just OK. The flavor wasn’t bad, but seemed a little lacking. They need to add a little prosciutto on that sucker to make it really good. I will return.
  7. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food is fresh! And the portions are big!! Salads are sharable and really great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Terrible food. Fish and chips were not cooked well. Very doughy and the French onion soup was not even hot. Don’t go here!
  9. T

    The1andoli

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food, great cocktails! Love the use of local food and farmers. Food was tasty and the drinks were amazing. My husband doesn't drink alcohol and they were able to make virgin versions of anything which were very impressive. Would definitely come back next time we're in the area! Took a little bit fir our server to get to us, but relax! You're in Kauai!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great little eatery. Enjoyed the food and drinks. Would definitely recommend to family and friends visiting Kauai.
  11. MA

    MATRIXOWNER

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was delightful and the food portions large and tasty.
  12. ND

    NDTransplant

    Fargo

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our food was very good and delivered promptly. Our waitress seemed unhappy with us - because we didn't order drinks?? Not sure.
  13. AF

    AnnemarieF

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice kale salad and a charcuterie board. Salad was delicious and charcuterie was “fine”. Prosciutto was a bit tough. Service was great and the atmosphere was charming as we sat outside in the back covered patio.
  14. C

    Cato

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server seemed to forget about us but food was good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot
  16. G

    Gabby

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, truly homemade and delicious! The service was great and our waitress was very kind.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was bland. Fries were
  18. L

    Luv2eat

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food truck or Mom and Pops are way so much better than this joint. Feel like a chain resto that’s not managed well.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great quality. Fun cocktails. Great options for kids. Nice to sit outside.
  20. s

    siliconvalleyseeker

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice patio location. Table service was ok - but food was nothing special.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing spot in Poipu. Perfect place for me and the best kind of food. Amazing!
  22. PR

    PRO8377

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service … will visit again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special was absolutely excellent : beef kabobs w/quinoa, beets, arugula etc. should be on the daily menu for sure!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh, unique and awesome!
  25. G

    Garrett

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was fine. Food was nothing special and service was lacking. We had fish tacos, a burger, kids ham and cheese and Kale salad. My wife liked the Kale salad but everything else was pretty disappointing. There are so many great food options now and have preferred other places.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, good food and service
  27. AN

    AngelaN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local food! Kind, efficient service. Reasonable prices (for Kaui.) Will definitely return. Mahalo!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Living Foods is a perfect answer to your ever present “where should we eat next” question while on vacation! Whether casual lunch, drinks-at-the-bar, snack, smoothie, or a sit-down dinner, Living Foods has options for all of that! They’re also one of the few lunch options in the area, especially with several restaurants in the Kukui’ula Shopping Center having gone out of business during the pandemic, and with several others having had to cut their operating hours due to staffing shortages. Also, most of the other restaurants in that shopping center are very high end, don’t accept walk-ins and are booked way in advance. Living Foods was our last-minute first-night-on-the-island dinner solution - their staff were super accommodating for our large party of 9, moving chairs and tables to seat all of us comfortably. Their dinner menu is fairly small, but with enough variety for all of us to find what we wanted. Our 2nd time there was for lunch half-way through the trip - slightly different menu and it includes smoothies and boba drinks that they make inside their grocery store, which was a huge plus. Their salads are amazing, as are their fish tacos! Our 3rd and final time was on our last night of the trip for a sit-down pre-reserved dinner! Same good service (you can order off your phone or from a waiter), same reliable food options and fun atmosphere! All their food is locally sourced, so you can feel good about what you’re eating too! And inside their grocery store, they have plenty of goodies to buy as souvenirs as well as some vacation staples and necessities (though those are priced a bit higher than some of the same items at Long’s Drugs in the same shopping center). Living Foods is a great addition to the shopping center, very much needed and highly recommended!
  29. T

    Texas1

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant! Not a huge menu, so, that being said when a few items are not available, then selection becomes limited. Food was good. Service was fine. Enjoyed sitting outside and enjoyed the restaurant's casual vibe.
  30. JL

    JessicaL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The drinks were great, the server was awesome. The food was really really bad, so much so that we ended up sending a meal back. Atmosphere was loud.
  31. TH

    THS95125

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Ate here for dinner twice in 3 days. The food was really good. It is a little pricey for some items. Portions were decent. Ordered the beet/kale salad. There were very few beets amongst a LOT of kale. Ordered the Caesar salad the second time and it was very tasty. Fish tacos were excellent and so was fish and chips. Desserts (bread pudding, pot de crème, and milk/cookies) were good. Milk was almost room temp. I prefer really cold milk with cookies. The oddest thing that happened both times was the kitchen did not time the food quite right. On the first night my beet/kale salad was brought out the same time as my hot entree (fish tacos). So I ate my salad first while my entree sat. On the second night my salad was brought out after my burger and fries. So I ate my Caesar salad because I didn’t want the lettuce to get soggy, and my burger and fries sat in the meantime. I usually expect a salad to be served first and once finished, the hot entrees, or at least be asked by the server if I want my salad before my hot entree. But food is definitely tasty and worth returning for.
  32. KW

    KevinW

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wasn’t sure what to expect from a restaurant in a shopping center but it was great. The market had so many choices. Kayla our server was fantastic! Highly recommended
  33. E

    Esteban

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    An okay place when top tier restaurants are not available,
  34. DH

    DavidH

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We heard about Living Foods from our concierge at our timeshare At first, we were a bit apprehensive about entering what appears to be a grocery store from the parking lot. Once we were seated near the bar area, the ambiance was improved. We had the smoked salmon chowder in a sourdough bowl , fish tacos and provisions salad. Everything was really good. It was a quaint place and we were glad that we had reservations.
  35. BC

    BruceC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    When you are tired after flying all day, this is a nice outside restaurant where you can relax and enjoy dinner. The food is fine, nothing exceptional.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. The charcuterie board was the best and the fish n chips.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We made reservations but it was open seating and seat yourself so when we arrived there were no tables set aside for our reservation. Kinda wondered why take reservations? People weren’t moving from tables so our 4:30 reservation was still waiting at 5pm. Bummer. Food was terrific. Drinks were fun. Will go again and recommend. Just won’t bother with reservations.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious; fish taco's & fish & chips! Wonderful waitress!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Food was not good, low quality and expensive. Cocktail was not good I could not drink it. Wait staff was inexperienced. Would not recommend this restaurant and would definitely not go back
  40. C

    Cyngr

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Hostess very helpful. Server soso. Fish tacos tasteless. Thai beef salad- meat was dry and tough, it was difficult to find the rice in it because there wasn’t much. I wouldn’t go here again. Disappointing because the previous restaurant here , Lanai, was so much better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Living Foods offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 320-7642.

Living Foods is rated 4.3 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Living Foods

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St 24, Koloa, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Hawaiian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Arriola

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 320-7642

  • Catering

    Interested in Living Foods catering your next event? From casual lunches and meetings to lively outdoor events, we look forward to sharing our fresh island eats. Email us at info@livingfoodshawaii.com.

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