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Dec 3, 2007 04:45 PM

Recommendations for Inexpensive in Poipu Beach,Kauai?

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  1. About Oct., or Nov., there were several reviews of mid-scale restaurants in the Poipu Area. I had just done a review of the higher-end spots, and then several folk did reviews of the mid-priced spots. Might want to do a Search (of this board), with "Poipu" in the criteria.


    1. Puka Dogs -- inexpensive hot dog stand. But really good.

      1. Easy.....Koloa Fish Market! Lunch specials include grilled ahi (butter & capers, wasabi sauce or ?) , fried chicken, korean chicken, lau lau and a few others including rice and salad for about $6-7. They also have a great selection of poke, smoked marlin and other items. Only problem is that they close fairly early at 4 or 5pm. Othewise I would eat here for dinner as well!

        1. there is a place in Koloa town called tomkats (sp??) good hawaiian food. very local

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          1. re: komokawa

            I have never had a good meal at Tomkats, and only go there for drinks with friends. Would also avoid Pizzetta in Koloa as well. Puka Dogs in Poipu shopping center is generally thought as overpriced and mediocre, but was made popular by a special on Travel. Most of the restaurants in Poipu are rather expensive. You could try getting barfood at the bar in Keoki's, Plantation Gardens or the Point. I would say go to breakfast at Joe's on the Green, and get takeout at either Koloa Fish Market or Sueka's in Koloa. Mark's Place in Lawai is also really good for take out, but is all the way back on the highway, which is probably out of your way if you are looking to stay in the Poipu area. Most of the inexpensive restaurants in Kauai are not in the Poipu area, as it is a highly popular tourist area. Hope that helps!

          2. Sueoka's Snack shop in Koloa town (minutes from Poipu) is a little shack attached to the grocery by the same name. The locals line up there to order the inexpensive yet tasty food. Hamburgers $1.20 Cheeseburgers $1.60. Fries etc.. They also have plate lunch.
            5392 Koloa Rd
            Best cheap eats in Kauai is of course Hamura's saimin !! Not in Poipu, but right in the heart of Lihue on Kress St. We usually head there directly from the airport. Really basic diner No credit cards accepted. Run by the same family for generations. Absolutely delicious soups. Also try the BBQ chicken sticks and finish with a piece of Lilikoi pie. That is about the extent of their menu. Not to be missed. Be prepared to wait for a stool around the original arborite counter on the weekends.

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