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Diners' Choice: Hawaii Regional Cuisine restaurants in Kauai

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Hawaii Regional Cuisine cuisine in Kauai? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Hualani's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1922)
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Lihue
About the restaurant
Experience one of the best restaurants on Kaua'i and enjoy farm-to-table oceanfront dining from the elegant yet relaxed setting at Hualani's. Here, oceanfront dining is influenced by the seasons. What's fresh at The Farm at Hōkūala inspires the farm-to-table menu, while our bar serves up well-balanced craft cocktails that complement the seasonality of the kitchen. Our culinary experience is inspired by a sense of place and driven by local farmers, as well as fresh-picked ingredients from our on-site organic farm. From the morning harvest and the daily catch, Hualani's shines a hyper-local spotlight on the bounty of the Garden Isle.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Lovely and attentive staff; fantastic food and beautiful surroundings
A photo of Merriman's Kauai restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4937)
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Koloa
About the restaurant
Chef-Owner Peter Merriman has brought his unique style of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine served in a casual yet elegant setting of Old Hawaii Plantation. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh, local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset veiws over the Kukui'ula resort. The aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Good food, drinks, views. Had the fish special and mac nut crusted mahi. Mai tais were perfect.
A photo of Eating House 1849 - Kauai restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2996)
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Koloa
About the restaurant
Acclaimed Chef and James Beard Award winner
Roy Yamaguchi opens The Eating House 1849
at The Shops at Kukui'ula. Named after one of the first restaurants constructed in Hawai'i, by a Portuguese businessman named Peter Fernandez, Eating House pays homage to the popular casual eateries of the mid 19th century that incorporated a medley of flavors from the Island's growing and diverse communities.

Please call the restaurant to make reservations for parties of 5 or more. For parties of 10 or more we require credit card information to hold the reservation, and follow a 48 hour cancellation policy; any cancellations withing 48 hours of your reservation date will result in a charge of $20 per person.
Top review
Kellyvip
Dined 1 day ago
Food was great! Ambiance was just ok. Value was decent. I would recommend
A photo of Table at Poipu restaurant
4.5
4.5 (414)
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Koloa
About the restaurant
I'm humbled to present to you my newest creation: Table at Poipu. Here, I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes developed through the years, always with my favorite culinary quote in mind; "quality ingredients served simply". by CHEF GORDON
Top review
Leslievip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a wonderful dinner at Table@Poipu! Delicious Caesar salad; moist and well seasoned pork chop; and shrimp risotto. Our server, Karina, was welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The hostess, Cynthia, was gracious and helpful. The dining room is beautiful and comfortable! I highly recommend dinner at Table@Poipu if you are on the Southshore of Kaua’i! We really enjoyed our evening and meal and look forward to going back.
A photo of Beach House Restaurant- Kauai restaurant
4.6
4.6 (12023)
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Poipu
About the restaurant
Our stunning ocean-front location with spectacular sunsets makes the Beach House an iconic destination on Kauai's south shore that has won the Hale 'Aina Award for "Best Restaurant - Kauai" for 20+ years.

Our philosophy at the Beach House is simple - take aloha, blend it with fresh and high-quality ingredients, and add an ocean view to deliver a handcrafted, Hawaiian experience. Executive Chef Marshall Blanchard makes the most of local ingredients by sourcing our fish directly from island fisherman and our beef from neighboring ranches. We incorporate fresh and local produce throughout our menu, highlighting Hawai'i farms and the resources that surround Kauai.

Reservations are highly recommended for a dining room table in our open-air restaurant. We also offer lounge seating on our lawn, where the full menu and full service are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please check in with the bar host for lawn seating.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing experience! Jordan our server was fantastic! Incredible views and the food was the best! Best restaurant on Kauai!
A photo of Red Salt at Ko’a Kea Resort restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2561)
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Koloa
About the restaurant
Red Salt’s diverse menu by acclaimed Executive Chef and Kauai native Noelani Planas celebrates fresh Hawaiian seafood and produce in a casual, yet sophisticated seaside atmosphere. Modern dinner cuisine includes favorites from both land and sea, decadent desserts, tableside martinis and more, all served in a contemporary setting.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Christian provided excellent service. Must try the focaccia and sushi!
A photo of Keoki's Paradise restaurant
4.5
4.5 (6930)
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Poipu
About the restaurant
Aloha! Visit keokisparadise.com for our menu, hours of operation, weekly specials or to place a takeout order online!

Enjoy fresh fish, steak, seafood and more! Keoki's is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week while offering brunch on the weekends. Escape to your own unforgettable paradise! Surround yourself with serene waterfall features and panoramic greenery, an experience the entire family will enjoy.

Live entertainment is offered daily. Experience locally sourced ingredients which compliments the refreshing and casual atmosphere. With a strong commitment to the community and genuine service, Keoki’s is truly beloved by locals and visitors alike.
Top review
Jtex
Dined 3 days ago
Absolute paradise! We had dinner here on June 11, 2024, and the service was outstanding from the hostess to our waitress to the chef who personally delivered our son’s orders to ensure they were peanut free to the bartender who obliged our kids’ wish to have their mocktails served in the cool coconut cups. The scenery is a natural rainforest even though the restaurant is at the edge of a cute outdoor shopping center. The Live music was perfection, and every seat is outdoors yet still protected in case of a rain shower. Best kale salad I’ve ever had, and delicious unique creamy mojito. The fish for the fish & chips was swordfish- how awesome is that? Husband loved his sashimi appetizer, and our teen loved the ribs app. We shared their famous “pie” (macadamia nut ice cream with chocolate & whipped cream) for dessert, and it was more than the FOUR of us could finish! Definitely in the top 3 to 5 restaurants we’ve enjoyed in Kauai.
A photo of Duke's Kauai restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5338)
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Lihue
About the restaurant
We are open for dine-in and takeout every day of the week. We feature live entertainment from 3:30-5:30pm & 6:00-8:00pm daily. Except for Sunday, live music from 9:30-11:30am & 6:00-8:00pm. Please visit our website at dukeskauai.com for current menus or to order takeout online.

With the crystal blue waters of Kalapaki Bay and the Hoary Head Mountains surrounding you, Duke’s Kauai invites you to celebrate life like the legend, Duke Kahanamoku, himself. The unique island-inspired atmosphere connects guests to the garden isle with luscious indoor waterscapes and a breezy Barefoot Bar. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a first come-first serve basis. Savor the fresh tastes of the island with locally sourced, contemporary beachside cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The aloha spirit and Duke’s legacy live on at Duke’s Kauai.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent prompt service. The food had unique flavors and pleased everyone in our party.
A photo of Lilikoi Bar and Grill restaurant
4.2
4.2 (642)
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Lihue
About the restaurant
Lilikoi is inspired by two friends with a vision to create Kauai's best dining experience. Their common passion in the Bakery and Restaurant industries is backed by their 50 years in combined experience. Lilikoi Bar and Grill is a family restaurant, welcoming locals and travelers for any occasion. Serving various Pupus, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Pastas, Vegetarian, Meat, and Seafood dishes, including our signature line of desserts, all created with a Hawaiian touch! Looking forward to provide a restaurant with great team and service to compliment the beautiful island of Kauai.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Good food. Spotty service. Food came fast but drinks slow. Limited service.
A photo of Naupaka Terrace restaurant
3.7
3.7 (449)
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Lihue
About the restaurant
Naupaka Terrace is located inside Outrigger Kaua`i Beach Resort & Spa, where our dining room is complemented by the oceanside garden setting. We aspire to be Kauai’s next great destination restaurant, celebrating the bounty of the island & its diversity of cultures & cuisines. With a strong focus on local farms & purveyors, our menus reflect familiar ingredients & classic Hawaiian dishes and preparations, from an elevated & sophisticated point of view. Our beverage program complements the food, with a modern interpretation of classic cocktails, local beers and "zero proof" libations, along with an approachable wine list featuring labels from around the world. Visit our website to see our menus.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
The staff moved quickly as they were vey busy for Mother’s Day, However they were polite and did their best with service
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