Northshore Kauai near Hanalei--questions please for a newbie to Kauai
Spouse and I will be there next week and are really looking forward to it. We are planning on cooking at home half the time and eating out the other half so we are are looking for a couple of restaurant recommendations for dinner--doesn't need to be fancy--- and recommendations as to where to acquire local produce. Also looking for a lunch recommendation in Lihue, Kapaa or Wailua. We are planning to snorkel a lot and hike the Kalalau to H. falls. Any great places to snorkel? Many thanks for any recommendations.Mahalo\ron
These would be more lunch places (or breakfast) than diner,
Dani's - in Lihu'e on 4201 Rice St Rice St. - wonderful, basic, local breakfasts - nothing fancy, but wonderful saimin and pancakes, omlettes, etc.
Hamura Saimin - on Kress St., Lihu'e - a Kaua'i institution since 1951...incredibly inexpensive home made saimin plus teriyaki sticks and if they have it - lilikoi chiffon pie.
Mark’s Place - 1610 Haleukana, Unit A, Puhi, Lihue – great plate lunches and local food, have a great pau hana meal every day.
Tip Top Cafe - Lihu'e - 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, HI 96766 big, old fashioned breakfast spot - busy, busy in the mornings.
Market Street Diner - 3501 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, great breakfast place.
Hukilau Lanai in Kapa'a, good high end place.
In Hanalei, Bar Acuda, Mediterranean Gourmet, Hanalei Dolphin and Postcards Cafe.
We love Duke's at the Marriott Lihue. Not gourmet by any stretch of the imagination and more expensive than it should be, but the setting is great. Lunch might be their best meal.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/746550 reposting the link without the period behind it.
Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant
5 5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI
5-7132 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714
, Kapaa, HI 96746
Market Street Diner
3501 Rice St Ste 103, Lihue, HI 96766
E rbon, Aloha:
For grinds, see my post at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/746550. Kaua'i not that beeg, hiki no?
For snorkel, I like the 'lil boatlaunch at Po'ipu (the one with the canoes) Tunnels and Ke'e. NO SWIM AT HANAKAPIAI KAI if you smart--the pool at the waterfall is best. Anini OK, too.
You have fun.