Dining on Kauai ranges from fine cuisine in world-class resorts to local favourites in the island’s small towns. You can sample Hawaii Regional Cuisine at various restaurants, including Merriman’s Poipu or Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill on the South Shore. Peter Merriman and Roy Yamaguchi are two of twelve original chefs behind the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, and both have been recognised by the James Beard Foundation.
Whether it’s fine dining or local plate lunches, savour the fresh ingredients of Kauai. Fresh fish on menus include ahi, mahimahi, ono, wahoo and opakapaka, just to name a few. You can also browse fresh produce and products at Kauai’s Sunshine Markets (farmers’ markets) located in towns across the island including Koloa, Hanalei, Kapaa, Lihue, Kalaheo and Hanapepe.
And no trip to Kauai is complete without celebrating at an authentic Hawaiian luau. Watch hula performances and dine on traditional Hawaiian food at these fun and festive events.