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Living Foods, Koloa, HI

Living Foods

4.4
4.4
173 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

11:30 PM


Booked 11 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 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Great for Lunch

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  1. AN

    AngelaN

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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,
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. i

    islander

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    When we arrived they did not have my reservation. It was awkward and the host was not nice at all. The other servers were great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great first night meal, thank you
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved it, we will definitely come back again!!!
  17. WJ

    WendyJ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Food was delicious.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was excellent. Prices are a bit steep (upper $40 range for most entrees. Upper teens for most appetizers). Service was very good with one notable exception: we were midway through our appetizers before our wine arrived. The bar was hopelessly backed up; they clearly needed a second bartender. I guess you can thank the COVID tourist restrictions for driving young restaurant staff out of state. So dumb of Hawaii since the economy is so tourism-dependent and the restrictions did nothing to stop Hawaiians from ultimately contracting COVID at a rate similar to the rest of the U.S.
  19. CC

    ChristinaC

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We made a reservation, seated right away. Got the Thai beef salad, was perfect. Very generous portion and very flavorful. Also got the smash burger, very good and came with crispy fries. Cocktails were tasty as well. Recommended if you want a nice casual dinner. Also, people that complain about prices, this is pretty standard unless you get plate lunch. Average price is 15-20 bucks per entree.
  20. BB

    BruceB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Beet salad with chicken was excellent. Unfortunately, the smash burger my wife ordered was not. Hamburger came well done, was tough with little flavor and the fries were cold.
  21. LB

    LaneB

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of food and service were fantastic! We appreciate the casual but respectful culture of the restaurant. lWill be come a regular spot for us!
  22. KV

    KeithV

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Casual dining- friendly, hard- working staff. Good food. Healthy food option
  23. JT

    JessicaT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Unfortunately, the food took an hour to come out and when it did it wasn’t very tasty. Thai beef salad was lacking flavour.
  24. DW

    DavidW

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    My fish tacos were COLD. Waiter did not check with us until we were ready to leave. No adjustment on the bill.
  25. p

    phillygirl

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This is our 3 rd try here and none of them have been great. We got the Thai beef salad and half of the lettuce was wilted and the beef was very tough. We also got the Nori wrap, which was better than the salad but it came with fries and they were ice cold.we had other things on our last 2 visits but there definitely will not be a 4 th try
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent fresh fish all local food and friendly staff. Will go again while we are here. They make their own fresh pressed juice for cocktails too
  27. CR

    CherylR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The menu had a variety of selection. Both meals ordered were excellent. Everythimg was fresh and yummy!!
  28. CT

    CandiT

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice gourmet super market dining. With table service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    What a fun outdoor eating experience with live music. Fish tacos with blue marlin were very good, one piece of fish was a little dry. The Ono fish and chips were delicious. Great vibe.
  30. MS

    MitchS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and good quick service. Smash burger was excellent. I also liked the Thai steak salad.
  31. B

    Bill

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Covered, outdoor seating at tables and the bar. Limited menu items, but covers all the major protein groups.
  32. j

    joetam

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The fastest service in food delivery! Used an app via a QR code & had food within 5 minutes! Our server was great as well.
  33. LA

    LAPSA

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere. Great food and the online ordering was so awesome! Order the banana bread pudding and share.
  34. JG

    JGLfood

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good service, friendly staff. Burger was ok but nothing special. Fries were delicious -- real potatoes people, not greasy. Chicken salad with feta was rather boring and needed more complex flavours. Maybe add some seeds or nuts and other veggies??
  35. IW

    ItalianoWITHaTWIST

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    There were 6 people at dinner. The food was not up to our expectations. Fries were soggy & most of the remaining food was either dry or overly salted. The salads had too much dressing. But we survived.
  36. C

    Coop

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, good food, large portions. Highly recommend!
  37. KC

    KCTalk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food and service. Happy to have found this place for meals on our visit to Kauai, will definitely return.
  38. d

    druesch

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was only ok. Service doesn’t exist. They use a QR code, not to view the menu, but to order. You have to order your drinks, food, modifications or special requests…all of it, through the app. It took 10 minutes to get drinks. Getting refills or salt and pepper for the table was a chore because no one is coming by. When you do go back to the app to pay your bill they still expect a full 20% or larger tip. I won’t be going back.
  39. MW

    MichaelW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was ok but the fries were greasy
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good in all respects. 4th time we ate here in 10 days.

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 4.4 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 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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