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Hukilau Lanai
92/100 (4185 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegetarian Friendly
Hawaiian
American
Gluten Free Options
Seafood
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Shrimp
Lasagne
Polenta
Filet Mignon
Calamares
Salad
Pork Tenderloin
Gazpacho
Curry
Crab
Lobster
Cheesecakes
Cheesecake
Tuna
Meatloaf
Beef
Creme Brulee
Surf And Turf
Ribs
Focaccia
Nachos
Chowder
Calamari
Pasta
"I got married at Hukilau Lanai in April 2022, and everything was just perfect! I communicated with Chantry via email and phone to plan it long..."
Erin Perry
"Located as part of the Kauai Coast Resort, we weren’t staying nearby but made our way over since it blends a perfect combination of delicious food..."
Victor Wang
"We ordered the Tasting Menu. A 5 course meal with wine pairings for $55 per person. It was fantastic! Our waitress, Breanna, was also excellent. She..."
Lynda Morrison
"Epic dinner. Great server, educated us on all the excellent food, and a really cool setting. Three Pepper Martini, Fillet Mignon, Local fish plate..."
CrunchyNomNom
"A must visit if you are in Kauai! The most amazing fresh, local food full of flavor. The Ono Is is the best I’ve ever had but I also love to order..."
Elizabeth Craven
"We sat at the lobby rather than a table because we came two hours early. The fact that we were still able to order and eat was lovely. Everything was..."
Alex Zhu
"Excellent experience. We arrived before they opened and had availability, but I would recommend a reservation. They fill up quickly. Service was..."
Chris Brehm
"Get started right away at five, as the special menu for a five course "Taster Special" meal we were offered was from 5 to 5:45. It's $55 with wine,..."
Bryce Morrison
Nom Kauai
92/100 (1824 ratings)
Restaurants
Fusion
Fast Food
Street Food
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
American
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Cheeseburger
Toasts
Tater tots
Chicken And Waffles
Salad
Sandwiches
Chicken Sandwich
French Toast
Burger
Biscuits and gravy
Pasta
Hamburgers
Waffles
Mac and cheese
"Nom is super chill and very good. Almost reminds me of an ATX vibe with the “Keep Brunch Weird” sign hanging inside. They can get busy but it is..."
Jonathan Murata
"This was my favorite food place on the island! We even came back a second time (in a week). Such a fun mix of Southern food with Hawaiian ingredients..."
Annie Sisson
"This was a great find on our vacation. The food was excellent, with hearty southern style cuisine fused with a little Hawaiian flavor. The staff was..."
max dito
"We ate here 3 times, and everyone tried something different each visit. We were very happy with the food, service, and atmosphere. If you're in..."
Travis Reams
"AMAZING breakfast!! The Loco Moco has the best flavor! The waffle in the Wake & Bake, true to its word, tasted like cereal. We sat at the bar and the..."
Erin S.
"If you're wanting a heavy breakfast on kauai, come here! Chicken and waffles are amazing! And I've have some good ones down here in Houston! Drinks..."
Jason Owsley
"Amazing food. Was within walking distance of our apartment. Staff is friendly and helpful to tourists. You really can't go wrong whatever you order...."
Emily Lokker
"Best breakfast on Kauai. Be prepared to wait. They are quick and do a good job of keeping you updated through text and website for waitlist. The..."
Bryan
Street Burger
91/100 (1072 ratings)
Restaurants
Gluten Free Options
American
Bar
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Lunch
Burger
Fried cheese
Pasta
French Fries
Wings
Beef
Cheeseburger
Veggie Burger
Oyster
Hamburgers
Salad
Poutine
Duck
"This place was pretty good. My only critique was the food. I ordered a mushroom swiss burger. The patty, cheese and mushrooms were all great and..."
Brian Clausen
"Delicious food and excellent service. We really enjoyed the special Octoberfest burger, but everything we ate was delicious and fresh. The BLT salad..."
Rebekah Huggins
"All I can say is wow this place is amazing!!! They cook your burger perfectly to the temperature you specify and the staff gave excellent..."
cfrank925
"One of my favorite burgers ever. Top 10 for sure. Great beer menu mostly Hawaiian and PNW breweries. Lots of IPA selection. I had the street burger...."
Kolby Day
"First time dining at Street Burger in Kapa’a Kauai and it was delish! Between their beer selection, burgers and desserts, this is a place we would..."
Dean B
"The food was good, the portions were large. The dessert was actually almost too rich for me to finish, but maybe that was because of the burger and..."
Nathan Hickle
"So my wife loves burgers and asked if we can try this places out. (Keep in mind I can pass on burgers any day) This place has changed my mind..."
David R
"Absolutely delicious! We were a bit hesitant to try during our vacation as you can get burgers anywhere- but this was worth the stop. So good!..."
elizabeth gober
Java Kai
91/100 (870 ratings)
Coffee & Tea
Quick Bites
American
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Cafe
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Toasts
Pasta
Bagels
Falafel
Waffles
Breakfast Burrito
Juice & Smoothies
Salad
Acai Bowls
Breakfast Sandwich
Burrito
"Incredible find for healthy breakfast on the go! Loved the surfer girl and cinnamon roll. Fast service but also can order ahead on their mobile app..."
Courtnie Clemens
"Java Kai is a must whenever we visit Kauai 🌺…..this coffee shop is the BEST on the island!! Love the vibe & the food is BOMB 💥!!! The..."
J. Jade
"We popped in here for breakfast one morning. Great choices and delicious coffee. They had some outdoor seating as well. Gets busy as morning goes on,..."
Kristel Coronado
"Best breakfast place on the island! Love the Açaí bowl. The ham and egg sandwich is also great! Would definitely go again while here at..."
jiahang li
"I would go back for the macadamia nut coffee. Cute spot with lots of good options on the menu. There was always a line and wait so we ordered online..."
Christina “N” Tui
"This place is ADORABLE! I forgot to take more photos and I’m kicking myself for it. But we tried the banana bread, a coconut breakfast bar,..."
Ellis Ott
"They had a really good spicy chai that you could get hot or cold. They also have a lot of great breakfast options like granola and yogurt as well as..."
Lis Malmgren
"Great spot for breakfast, really popular, If you go early you wont have to stay on line.Really hard to find a table and sit in the mornings..."
Megan Heqimi
The Local Kauai
89/100 (142 ratings)
Restaurants
Vegan Options
American
Bar
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner
Lunch
Burger
Salad
Fish & Chips
Shrimp
Sandwiches
Tuna
Fish Sandwich
"There are 5 star reviews, but this one is for a really exceptional place. Best food we've had in Kauai for sure and Hawaii in general possibly. The..."
Philip Dawsey
"This is a wonderful place! The bar area smelled of fresh ginger which was being juiced. The Happy Hour menu is not large; but, is very well..."
Guenever Aldrich
"Food and drinks were amazing! We had the empanadas and the falafel, and definitely recommend both. Our bartender was very friendly and welcoming,..."
Eric Allan
"We ordered the empanadas, they were tasty. Drinks are great because they are not too sweet. The service was great, food was great but it’s a bit..."
Susan Cheng Scharlach
"We went here for a night of dinner and drinks and it was so great! For 3 drinks and 2 margherita pizzas the bill ended up being over $100, but..."
Drea Waldron
"Locally sourced ingredients are the name of the game at this establishment that draws locals and visitors alike. The drink menu provides for fresh..."
Jason Woodrum
"Delicious, local and great staff. I had the Tuna belly fish and chips and the local Mai Tai. Fish was fried to perfection and the Mai Tai was..."
Christopher
"Nice simple restaurant. Had Ahí, pork belly, and a salad. The pork belly was scrumptious. The ahi with local green bean was delicious as well...."
Kenard Puchalski
Oasis On The Beach
86/100 (2887 ratings)
Restaurants
Healthy
Hawaiian
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
American
Vegan Options
Seafood
Vegetarian Friendly
Vegan Options
Gluten Free Options
Dinner
Breakfast
Late Night
Brunch
Lunch
Burger
Gelato
Fish Taco
Tuna
Salad
Shrimp
Meatballs
Curry
Tapas
Calamari
Hamburgers
Ceviche
Tacos
Calamares
Toasts
Ribs
Beef
"Came here for dinner around sunset and had a lovely experience. The whole restaurant is open-air, and you have a wonderful view of the ocean wherever..."
Abbey Thomas
"Loved the ambience of this restaurant. The staff were super friendly as well. All their ingredients are sourced locally and they have their own..."
Rashmi J
"Always a great meal here! Been many times over the years. The fresh catch is always a good choice. The short ribs are fantastic. Can't miss the..."
Doug Makishima
"Had a wonderful evening celebrating my birthday last evening. We were a bit early for our 6:15 OpenTable reservation, but were seated anyway. The..."
Kevin Hoover
"We are foodies and love the farm to table concept, so naturally Oasis was right up our alley! The service was great, beautiful views, good cocktails,..."
Kristel Coronado
"Awesome little bar and restaurant overlooking the beach. Food is amazing! Great live music most days. Just had the grilled ahi in lobster sauce..."
Cathy Quick
"I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. I mean, you are right in front of the ocean which is fabulous. Drinks are incredible - I had..."
Emily Holt
"We had an incredible dinner here. Henry was our server and I highly suggest asking for hin because he is a Rockstar! He will give you all the ins and..."
Aprill Mersadies
Bubba Burgers
82/100 (2534 ratings)
Quick Bites
American
Fast Food
Dinner
Late Night
Lunch
Cheeseburger
Wings
Hamburgers
French Fries
Chicken Sandwich
Salad
Burger
Chili
Beef
"The burgers and fries were great, the ambience is rock and roll/ casual/ beachy (then again everything on Kauai is). We could have ordered more than..."
The Zest DXB
"We got in right before the lineup and enjoyed the cheap eats. I had the double bubba burger w/o cheese and my wife had the best chili dog with..."
Traveling Taster
"Good burgers. Nothing..."
Farmazy
"Great burger. Don't be intimidated by the line. It goes..."
Bohosgirl
"Just a burger. It is a good burger, but nothing special. And nothing I would go for again considering all the other good food options on the..."
Estrada00
"The bugers were great but the service was really slow. If this burger stand was next to a Five Guys or In-N-out buger, I wouldn't have eaten there...."
Tracy Visxosi
"This was a really fun burger joint. If you're looking for healthy or gourmet, this isn't it, so keep looking. If you want a burger steeped in..."
Bike2eat
"Tasted great going down. Didn't feel too good about it the next..."
Stephanie
"Good burger, but expensive. The burger was good, but nothing extremely remarkable. I had the Kauai burger with pineapple and teriyaki, and I enjoyed..."
Addicted To Food
"Lunch was a fun experience. When we read that the motto of this place was "We cheat tourists, drunks and attorneys", we thought they clearly had some..."
Rick
"Great Americana grilled burger. this isn't gourmet burgers they are good old simple American burgers. Bubba and his staff are great and very..."
Wardog
"Very friendly staff & yummy burgers! No need for ketchup, or salt or pepper. I'm glad our roomy suggested us this place, we're definitely come back..."
Amanda Ace
"Good..."
FTW
"Great burger ..... Casucal atmosphere nice place.... Great place to people..."
Mrchappy44
"Worth it! Fresh food!. I was told Bubba Burgers was overpriced and a total tourist trap. However, I went and ordered fries, caesar salad and a..."
Bebe
"What's not to like about burgers that actually focus on the savory, juicy patty itself? Veggies cost extra and you don't need 'em when the burgers..."
Kakelina
"Bubba’s takes pride in their burgers. They don’t want to compete with McDonalds or Burger King. They use only the finest ingredients available...."
HawaiiDiscountBlog
"Food was hot, fast and delicious. Nice view and friendly staff. Bubba burger, Big Teri, Furikura fries and frings in the..."
Margo Prodan
"I worked at Bubba Burgers 25 years ago. Love bringing my children back to Kauai and finding that not much has changed. They have added a few things..."
I'm Not Fancy
"We had a great time there. The terriyaki burger with the pineapple was the bomb. Will go back again next time we visit..."
Debra Morse
"The burgers are pretty good, we eat here every once in a while. The fries are kinda pricey for the amount they give versus other places here on..."
Diedrick Griep
"Fantastic food that was served quick. Everything in my photos tasted..."
Peter Beaton
"The burgers were so good and the atmosphere was great. Highly..."
Jeremy Landry