Kauai offers you an opportunity to slow down, relax, and truly engage in the environment. Start with a sunset and let the aloha spread through your soul. There is local music, food, and nature to be enjoyed.
The easiest way to enjoy a Kauai sunset is by walking across the street. You will know it’s time when you see cars pulling over to enjoy the view. Use some bug spray, grab a cold beverage, and walk across the street to watch the show. You’ll probably want to take a camera or two, also.
We are not experts in dining out, we usually choose to eat at the house (the kitchen is complete and the ambience is great), but when it is time to go out, please consider these recommendations from our own experiences and from the advice of family and friends. Ownership, management and staff at these places can change. Prices vary from high to higher, we do keep some menus in the condo for you to look over and most of places now have their menus on line.
Within walking distance:
Hideaways Pizza & Pub at Pali Ke Kua, across the street – loud, but good food. A lot of people get take out. $$$
St Regis Hotel, 200 yards down the street. They will welcome your patronage. There is also a coffee shop that serves muffins. $$$$
Happy Talk at Hanalei Bay Resort –Bar food, drinks and entertainment. $$$
In Princeville (5 min.)
Foodland – In the shopping Center. There is a good deli. You can get sushi, poke, sandwiches and hot food.
Also in the Princeville Center is Frederico’s (Mexican food) and a Thai restaurant. Some nights there is live entertainment. $$
Tiki Niki restaurant is adjacent. $$$
In Hanalei (10 min.)
Hanalei Dolphin – Food and service is great. $$$$
Hanalei Gourmet – In the old school house building. Good for take-out and also has a fun/noisy dining room. $$$
We like Neidi’s (Brazilian food ), in the back of Baracuda, bring repellent if you sit outside to enjoy the mountain view. $$
Postcards continues to have a fine reputation. $$$$
In Kilauea (15 min.)
For pizza in the afternoon or evening, and bakery goods anytime, Kilauea Bakery. $$$
Kilauea Fish Market, a local favorite for ahi or ono wraps. Also burritos, fish plates and salads. You can take it home or eat at the picnic tables outside (BYOB). $$$
Kilauea Bistro quiet, compared to most of the others, another local favorite. $$$
On the highway, adjacent to the mini-golf is Banana Joe’s. Smoothies are a favorite, fresh local produce and other locally made food items.
You will find music is celebrated and shared throughout the island. Live music can always be found at Tahiti Nui in Hanalai. Click below for their current schedule.
You can also catch a live slack key concert at several locations around Hanalei and Princeville with the McMasters. Click below for their current schedule.
Please let us know what you enjoyed while staying in the North Shore.