Eating Out in Gay Kauai
Restaurants on Kauai are EXPENSIVE. We’re talking often 15-18 bucks for a chicken sandwich, and $30-40 for an entree at a decent restaurant.
With that in mind, here are a few of our favorites, some on the high side, some actually reasonable, in alphabetical order.
We didn’t visit The Beach House restaurant this trip (which is also hear in the western section of Poipu), but it was very good, though a bit expensive, when we visited here before. It also has really romantic water views.
In the storefront that used to host DaKine Hot Dogs, you’ll now find a cute little place called the Eastshore Cafe. It’s in the heart of Kapa’a, with a bit of an ocean view out the back. There’s live music in the evenings, and we had a charming waitress who was new to the island the week before, and who reminded me of Kirsten Bell. The food here is burgers and fries and sandwichs, and a little pricey, but the food is good.
Ilima Terrace is a beautiful restaurant on a terrace at the Grand Hyatt, looking out over Shipwreck Beach. Ilima Terrace offers a great buffet breakfast, and the perfect island atmosphere to relax over breakfast. The Grand Hyatt has one of the most fantastic pools we’ve ever seen – it wanders in and around the huge grounds, under bridges, past sandy beaches, and is enjoyable just to walk through – and it’s a part of your view at the Ilima Terrace.